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Andrew Green (CB) – 4.5: Nebraska’s plan for much of the game against Georgia appeared to be to fill the box, pressure quarterback Aaron Murray and let the cornerbacks make plays. Unfortunately, Green was not able to do so and was on the wrong end of a number of long Bulldog throws that ultimately decided the game.
Josh Mitchell (CB) – 5: While not having the glaring losses on the edges, Mitchell’s performance was nondescript in a unit whose failure really was the difference in the game.
Ciante Evans (CB) – 5: Evans has been one of the shining lights of Nebraska’s defensive season as a nickelback/hybrid safety/linebacker. Unfortunately, his performance when moved back to corner left much to be desired, getting beat on a number of long throws and giving up touchdowns.
P.J. Smith (S) – 6: Smith’s first-half interception was crucial to help keep Nebraska in the game, and he was prolific in tackles and run support. But Nebraska’s safeties were complicit in some of the long throws Georgia hit on NU, helping to decide the contest.
Daimion Stafford (S) – 6: Stafford’s open-field tackling, a weakness against Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game that helped to create such an embarrassing score, was significantly improved against Georgia. Unfortunately, his coverage skills came up wanting, and his angles were partly complicit for some of the bombs struck against NU’s secondary.
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