LINCOLN, Neb. --– Top Nebraska performers from its 38-17 loss to Iowa on Friday:
WR Quincy Enunwa: In his final game at Memorial Stadium, the senior caught three passes for 46 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown reception. His 10th score of the year came on a fourth-and-3 throw from Ron Kellogg III and featured a superior effort from Enunwa, who equaled Nate Swift’s 2008 TD total for second in school history. Johnny Rodgers caught 11 touchdowns in 1971.
DT Vincent Valentine: The redshirt freshman regularly won his battle at the line of scrimmage, punctuating a season of regular improvement. He recorded an 8-yard sack of Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock. The regular-season finale also marked the first game of Valentine’s career with multiple tackles behind the line of scrimmage. His effort helped limit Iowa running back Mark Weisman to 72 yards on 24 carries.
LB Michael Rose: Another redshirt freshman defender whose physical style works well against downhill-running teams like Iowa, Rose made notable progress this fall. On Friday, he recorded 16 tackles, the most by any Nebraska player this year. Rose bettered his previous season high of 11 against Illinois and also made four stops behind the line of scrimmage after entering the game with two for the season.