We've reached the halfway point in the season and the Huskers are 5-1. Nebraska has had quite a few surprises this season. Some pleasant; others, not so much.
The defense, thought by many to be a strength in the preseason, has played mediocre at best. There's still time to fix things. And things need to be fixed, especially if the Huskers want to make it to Indianapolis.
But, despite the unpleasant surprises, some good ones have taken place. Ameer Abdullah has shocked many a Husker fan with his electrifying speed and agility on special teams. Freshmen receivers Jamal Turner and Kenny Bell have shown they have big-play ability and the speed it requires. Nebraska's trio of freshmen running backs have been equally impressive, and Quincy Enunwa has proven himself as a great blocker (and tackler), as well as receiver.
Nebraska's goal this season is winning the Big Ten Championship. To do that, we're going to need to see more of the following.