Anthony Grant is a special back that more people around the country should be paying attention to. He showed just how special he is on the first play of the game.

Grant set up Nebraska’s first touchdown of the game with a 36-yard rush. Chubba Purdy ended up scoring on a QB keeper from inside the Minnesota goal line for six.

Grant had 743 yards rushing heading into the game against Minnesota. He has been a bright spot for the Huskers this season who have had a lot of uncertainty at the head coaching position.

The Huskers RB went for 60 yards rushing on just 6 carries on the opening drive.

It looks like Grant is making up for the absence of QB Casey Thompson so far. Thompson was not seen warming up with the team in the pregame routine.

We’ll keep you updated with any more scores from the game.