For the second straight year, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be lacking the star power when they enter their contest with Miami on Saturday night.
If you don't understand, here is the breakdown.
Scout.com takes a look at both starting lineups and figures out each player's star rating coming out of high school. We the add them up, divide them out, and break down both the offensive and defensive side of the football.
The Hurricanes have two former five-star players in their lineup. That always helps.
Of course, star ratings don't mean everything. While it is true you need top 15 recruiting classes to usually contend for national titles, the ratings don't factor in player development. One area Miami head coach Al Golden doesn't always seem to grade high in.
RECRUITING IN EACH OTHER'S BACKYARD:
Miami doesn't have any current players from the state of Nebraska. To be honest, they don't really need to leave their state very often.
Meanwhile Nebraska has six players on the roster from the state of Florida, none in the starting lineup. The top player from Sunshine State on the Nebraska roster is likely defensive tackle Kevin Maurice, who currently is a backup, but could play on many Big Ten starting lineups.
2016 RECRUITING BATTLE:
Current Nebraska commitment Greg Simmons grew up cheering for the Hurricanes and once was committed to Miami before switching his commitment to the Huskers in June. Simmons will be tailgating around the stadium on Saturday.
2015 DEPTH CHART (With recruiting rating)
*Years = years out of high school, not with the team.
**Ratings are the newest available rating, so in the case a player went to JUCO, it is their JUCO rating, not HS rating.
MIAMI PROJECTED OFFENSE
|NEBRASKA PROJECTED DEFENSE|
|QB||Brad Kaaya||2||DE||Greg McMullen||4|
|RB||Joe Yearby||2||DT||Vincent Valentine||4|
|WR||Rashawn Scott||5||DT||Maliek Collins||3|
|WR||Herb Waters||4||DE||Freedom Akinmoladun||2|
|IR||Stacy Coley||3||WILL||Michael Rose||4|
|LT||Trevord Darling||2||MIKE||Josh Banderas||3|
|LG||Alex Gall||3||BUCK||Dedrick Young||1|
|C||Nick Linder||2||CB||Josh Kalu||2|
|RG||Daniel Isidora||3||CB||Daniel Davie||5|
|RT||Sunny Odogwu||3||S||Byerson Cockrell||4|
|TE||Standish Dobard||3||S||Nate Gerry||3|
|MIAMI PROJECTED DEFENSE||NEBRASKA PROJEFTED OFFENSE|
|DE||Ufomba Kamlu||5||QB||Tommy Armstrong||4|
|NT||Calvin Heutelous||4||RB||Terrell Newby||3|
|DT||Courtel Jenkins||2||WR||Brandon Reilly||4|
|OLG||Darrion Owens||2||WR||Alonzo Moore||4|
|ILB||Raphael Kirby||4||WR||Jordan Westerkamp||4|
|ILB||Jermaine Grace||3||LT||Alex Lewis||5|
|OLB||Trent Harris||2||LG||Dylan Utter||4|
|CB||Tracy Howard||4||C||Ryne Reeves||5|
|CB||Artie Burns||3||RG||Chongo Kondolo||5|
|FS||Dallas Crawford||5||RT||Nick Gates||2|
|SS||Deon Bush||4||TE||Cethan Carter||3|
*** We listed Cethan Carter as a starter with him coming back from suspension.