RB Cory Ross (Jr.)
Averaged 109 rushing yards in last four games
TE Matt Herian (Jr.)
27.1 yards per catch over two seasons
Difference between takeaways (47) and turnovers (24) for the 2003 Cornhuskers, whose +1.77 per-game margin led the nation.
Few Huskers outworked defensive lineman Adam Carriker in the off-season. The 6'6", 270-pound sophomore, who had three tackles in nine games in ?03, made a second home of the weight room, and the results were 10 pounds of added muscle, a quicker step off the line and a near-certain starting job at right end.