Things haven’t gone exactly as planned in Lincoln.
After five weeks into the season, Nebraska is an unexpected 2-3 overall.
Time for a Nebraska on Scout stock report.
QB.) Tommy Armstrong, Jr. – Armstrong didn’t’ play the best game of his career against Illinois and made a tough mental error late in the fourth quarter, but there is no denying his progression in the passing game. Getting wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El back at the wide receiver spot will only help him.
RB.) Devine Ozigbo, Fr. – Ozigbo looked like a redshirt candidate before the start of fall camp, but has worked his way up the depth chart and could be in line for his first start on Saturday against Wisconsin.
OT.) Nick Gates, RFr. – The youngest starter up front, Gates has been the most consistent offensive lineman through five games. The former Las Vegas prep admits he hasn’t seen a team like Wisconsin on film and is looking forward to the challenge on Saturday.
FB.) Andy Janovich, Jr. – The fullback had a huge performance against Southern Miss and will likely see more carries in the future according to offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. He even played some as a running back last week against Illinois.
DE.) Freedom Akinmoladun, RFr. - The redshirt freshman was playing tight end a year ago, but made the switch to defense and leads the Huskers with 4.5 sacks and seven tackles for loss. It seems like very game, the former Missouri prep gets a little better.
MLB.) Chris Weber, Jr. – A walk-on, Weber has filled in nicely for the injured Josh Banderas at the MIKE spot – registering 17 tackles last week against the Illini. It will be interesting to see how the defensive coaching staff used the Elkhorn product after Banderas is 100 percent.
OT.) Alex Lewis, Sr. - Lewis has played in over 40 career games between Nebraska and Colorado, but at times his play up front hasn’t shown the experience. In addition, the captain has made two different bad decisions involving fans, drawing negative attention to himself.
CB.) Daniel Davie, Sr. – Davie had a strong fall camp and looked to be the Huskers No. 1 corner heading into week one. After a couple bad deep balls, where Davie didn’t finish, the Beatrice native has lost confidence and now is dealing with a groin injury.
RB.) Terrell Newby, Jr. – The running back won the job in fall camp, but despite a near 200 yard performance against South Alabama, Newby appears to have fallen out of favor as the Huskers’ starting back. The former California prep will likely still get carries, but could lose the portion of his to Ozigbo and Janovich.