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Chris Borland and Mike Taylor seem to be involved in every play.
It has become a weekly tradition for Chris Borland to create terror in opponent backfields and tenaciously attack the ball, wherever it may be. He recovered two forced fumbles in the game to back up that claim.
Borland blew up multiple runs before they could even reach the line of scrimmage, and if there's one knock you want to make on Borland, it's that he struggled to help contain Taylor Martinez at times. Other than that, Borland just looked like a man among boys.
Mike Taylor racked up 15 tackles against Nebraska and like Borland, made some plays in the backfield and always seemed to be around the ball.
Being an outside linebacker, he was more responsible for containing Martinez than Borland, when Martinez scampered out of the pocket, but he seemed to be the only one who could consistently bring him down. There were also instances where Taylor struggled in pass coverage, including on a big gainer late in the third quarter.
Per usual, Armstrong didn't get his name called too often by the announcers Saturday night, but he hustled all over the field and was probably the best linebacker in coverage.
Obviously, he's not at the same level as his two highly touted teammates alongside him, but he's a good fit at the outside linebacker spot opposite of Taylor.