LINCOLN, Neb. – If Nebraska running back Terrell Newby spent anytime on social media or message boards last week, he saw a good portion of the Husker fan base calling for redshirt freshman Mikale Wilbon to be the starter.
Newby responded strongly on Saturday night against South Alabama, rushing for 198 yards on 28 carries and two scores. He also added 38 yards and a touchdown as a receiver.
On the Huskers very first drive, Newby was feed the ball early and often, finding the end zone after six carries for 40 yards.
"It felt real good,” said Newby. “I felt like we were starting to get going real early. The offensive line had a great push up front, so it was easier for me to read the holes. I felt like we were real confident as an offense as a whole that first drive."
Wilbon’s ability to make BYU miss in game one was something fans were excited about it. Newby showed on Saturday he’s got moves of his own.
“You just got to have that mindset that you're going to get every single yard and fight for it. Sometimes it's not going to be there, sometimes you may have to cut back,” said quarterback Tommy Armstrong. “Sometimes we may make a mistake but make sure you make it 100 miles an hour, and I think that's the way he took it, and he just went out there and did a great job, and now I'm proud of him."
Newby’s entire post game press conference is in the video above.
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