Across the board at every skill position, Nebraska has a player who can change a game or bust a play open for a huge gain.
Taylor Martinez, while a very average passer, is thought of as one of the best running quarterbacks in the country. His freshman season was littered with big plays on the ground, as he dashed his way for almost 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns.
This season is no different, as he's busted touchdown runs of 43, 47, and 46 yards.
Behind him is junior running back Rex Burkhead. Despite not being known for his pass-catching abilities, Burkhead is a very capable runner who has had a few big runs himself, including a 52-yard run against Chattanooga and an impressive 45-yard touchdown run against Wyoming which capped-off a career day.
Two freshmen who made their impact immediately known and have become vital pieces to the Huskers' attack are Ameer Abdullah and Jamal Turner.
Abdullah, a freshman from Alabama, has made his impact most felt on special teams. Against Fresno State in the second week of the season, Abdullah returned a kick for 100 yards and ultimately sealed the game for Nebraska. He is third in the nation (first in the Big Ten) with 35 yards per kick return and third in the Big Ten with 12 yards per punt return.
The other impact freshman, Jamal Turner, is a converted wide recever who had a prolific high school career as a quarterback. With Taylor Martinez at the helm, Turner switched to receiver so he could see the field quicker.
He has not disappointed Huskers fans, and has made a couple of acrobatic catches this season en route to an impressive 17 yards per catch. If the Huskers can find any consistency in the passing game, expect Turner's numbers to soar.
On defense, the big three can change games in just one play. Dennard has the ability to shut off one side of the field, and is commonly mentioned in the same breath as former Nebraska star Prince Amukamara. Jared Crick, with his opposing size, can clog running lanes and get to the quarterback with ease. Last, but not least, Lavonte David is the anchor to the Huskers' defense, and has a never-ending motor.
If one or more of these athletes are able to break a run or two for scores, this weekend's game between Ohio State and Nebraska could be over quickly.