LINCOLN, Neb. -- The top performances in Nebraska's 59-20 win over South Dakota State on Saturday:
Quincy Enunwa: As Kenny Bell endured an off night, Enunwa rose to the occasion, helping acclimate freshman quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. with a pair of big third-down receptions in the first half. More than that, Enunwa was a beast against the overmatched Jackrabbits; his bruising style is almost unfair against an FCS foe. The co-captain caught six passes to match a career high for 78 yards. Enunwa has caught a pass in 18 straight games, and his 81 career receptions moved him within one spot of the career top 10 at Nebraska.
Randy Gregory: His teammates can call him the “sack-less wonder” no more as Gregory final got to the quarterback, albeit a sack shared with fellow defensive end Avery Moss. Gregory made his impact felt even more in pass coverage. That’s right, he dropped into coverage on a play some of the Nebraska coaches predicted would earn him an interception. On Thursday in practice, he dropped the ball. Not Saturday. The long and lean Gregory snagged an Austin Sumner throw and took it 33 yards for a touchdown.
Ron Kellogg III: The fifth-year senior and former walk-on is the glue of Nebraska’s quarterback triumvirate. Never was his role more important than Saturday, what with Kellogg’s buddy and 43-game starter on the bench with turf toe. Kellogg, the top backup since early in preseason camp, said he understood the decision to start Armstrong, the heir apparent. Both backups played well, with Kellogg completing 8 of 9 throws for 136 yards and a touchdown. His guidance, no doubt, helped Armstrong, and he’s also an aid to Martinez as the starter deals with his injury.