Recruiting watch

Saturday’s 7 p.m. start allowed a few more recruits to make it to Lincoln in time for the game.

Among the visitors was Quayshon Alexander, a linebacker/defensive end from Wayne, New Jersey, who has committed to Nebraska.

Also visiting was four-star defensive back Eric Burrell from the Baltimore area.

Another visitor was wide receiver Derrion Grim of Stockton, California, who is committed to Boise State. He scored seven touchdowns in his first game of the season.

Nebraska already has 14 known commitments for the 2016 class.

Seen

* Just like last week against BYU, NU coach Mike Riley calmly watched the Huskers run out of the tunnel and onto the field while leaning on a smoke machine, instead of leading the team on the field. Riley smiled at a few Husker staffers while watching, then walked most of the way to the Husker bench.

* Riley went to the bench to congratulate the offensive line after the Huskers scored on a 10-play, 75-yard drive for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

* Head strength coach Mark Philipp stood on a bench and threw his arms in the air at the fans after thinking Husker linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey had scooped up the ball and scored. The touchdown was overturned, but the enthusiasm from Philipp can’t be taken away.

* Husker All-America volleyball player Kelsey Robinson being introduced to the crowd. She recently helped the U.S. women’s national team to a gold medal at the World Grand Prix and a bronze at the World Cup. She’ll have a good chance to make the Olympic team next summer.

Overheard

A huge roar, and lots of bouncing around, from the student section after "The Boneyard" was touted as the best student section in college football.

— Brent C. Wagner

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