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Nebraska Football: RB Anthony Grant gets well-deserved honor

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Nebraska football running back Anthony Grant was rewarded with a high honor on Monday. He was given the  Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week honor for his performance against North Dakota.

Grant was a catalyst for Nebraska in the running game. He carried the ball for 189 yards and two touchdowns, in what was a day that started off slow offensively for Nebraska. That brought his total to 290 rushing yards on the season. He was explosive, and he allowed the Nebraska football offense to find its groove after a rough first half.

Grant is a key for Nebraska football’s success

He became the first Nebraska player to win Offensive Player of the Week since 2018. He earned it, he ran the ball hard, and he was electric as soon as he touched the football. If Nebraska can get more efforts out of him like this the entire season, they will be in good shape. He is the type of player that can get a ton of carries and last throughout the entire game.

Now, it’s all about Nebraska actually running the football. We saw that take place a little bit more in the second half, and they need to continue to do that. If nothing else, they need to balance things out when things get a bit too much for Casey Thompson in the passing game. Having a running back like Grant allows you to do that.

I’m excited to see what his trajectory will be for the rest of the season. He is no doubt the belle cow for Nebraska football, and a key piece of their offense. If Nebraska is going to have success this season, they need to keep feeding him the football. He is electric and explosive, and perhaps their best weapon on offense at the moment.

If it isn’t broken don’t fix it, and awards like this prove that Grant is at the top of his game.

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