Newby looking to spark the offense

Sophomore running back Terrell Newby is looking to spark Nebraska's offense.

Nebraska sophomore running back Terrell Newby has always been a home run threat, and he hit a big one on Monday.

Near the end of the Huskers' ninth spring practice, Newby caught a check down pass around the line of scrimmage and got into the open field. When that happens, it's over for the defense.

Newby raced down the sidelines with a chasing secondary for a long touchdown run. It provided a big spark to the offense towards the end of the practice - something he hopes to do this fall when it really counts.

"For me, I want to ultimately be in the open field. So it's good to get plays like that," said Newby. "I'm here to make plays and contribute to the offense - anyway I can."

Newby finds himself in a log jam at running back. Not only does starter Ameer Abdullah return, but so does Imani Cross who had 85 carries and 10 touchdowns in 2013. Throw in four-star redshirt freshman running back Adam Taylor and the coaching staff has a good problem on their hands.

"Pretty much all the guys have something different to offer, in so many different types of ways," said Newby. "Pretty much all the guys can go to the outside and have moves. It's a pretty dynamic backfield."

Newby recorded 54 carries in 2013, racking up 298 yards and two touchdowns.

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