Compton back from foot injury
Sophomore Will Compton was back on the practice field on Monday, coach Bo Pelini said. Compton was limited in practice, but Pelini said he has a good chance of seeing the field this Saturday against Texas.
Compton went down with a foot injury just two days before the season opener against Western Kentucky. The injury was a significant setback for Nebraska, as Compton was the Huskers' most experienced returning linebacker.
The 6-foot-2, 225 pound linebacker finished 2009 with 40 tackles and was named to the All-Big 12 freshman team.
Martinez, David honored
Taylor Martinez and Lavonte David were rewarded for their standout play in Nebraska's 48-13 win against Kansas State on Thursday.
The two Huskers received offensive and defensive player-of-the-week honors from the Big 12 Conference on Monday.
Martinez ran for 241 yards and four touchdowns, including scores from 80, 41 and 35 yards. The freshman improved his nation-leading 10.8 yards a carry average and now has 737 yards rushing this season — fifth best in the nation.
David was in KSU running back Daniel Thomas' face all game long and recorded 16 tackles — 10 of them solo — and one sack. The junior linebacker is seventh in the nation in tackles per game and has 60 on the season.
NU seventh in mock BCS
The first BCS standings of the 2010 season will come out this weekend, but ESPN released their prediction of how the first standings should look on Sunday.
The Huskers, ranking fifth in the AP poll and fourth in the USA Today coaches' poll, were slotted seventh in ESPN mock BCS rankings.
Boise State nabbed the top spot, followed by Oregon, TCU and Oklahoma. The current AP and coaches No. 1, Ohio State, got the fifth spot.
— Compiled by Doug Burger