Always hard to rely on the stat sheet for everything, and same goes for Saturday night and the tackle numbers posted by Nebraska linebackers Lavonte David and Will Compton.
Each finished with 15, including six solo for Compton and five solo for David. But Fresno State also ran 81 plays compared to 56 for NU, and the Huskers were gashed for 190 rushing yards and 444 total yards.
“They made some plays, they made a lot of mistakes,” NU coach Bo Pelini said. “I thought those two guys got to play a lot better than they did last week.”
NU safety Austin Cassidy said he watched film with Compton and David on Sunday. Cassidy said he didn’t exactly know their assignments every time, but said it was obvious they were around the ball a lot.
“Those guys are really fun to watch, because they fly around, they’re fast and they hit hard,” Cassidy said. “A lot of times when I’m watching those guys I’m not even watching to see how they fit into the scheme, I’m just watching for entertainment, because they make some pretty cool plays.”