Matt Rhule shares what stood out from 'good day' for Anthony Grant
Matt Rhule and Nebraska got back to .500 after defeating Lousiana Tech by a score of 28-14 on Saturday. The Huskers have now won 2 games in a row after back-to-back losses to start the season.
One key player for the Huskers was running back Anthony Grant. Grant was thrust back into the starting lineup after Gabe Ervin Jr. and Rahmir Johnson sustained season-ending injuries against Northern Illinois.
Grant delivered, rushing 22 times for 135 yards and 1 TD. After the game, Matt Rhule was asked for his thoughts on Grant’s day.
“It looked like it was a good day for Anthony. I think the thing I was most proud of, if you put a camera on me I about went over there and punched him — in a good way — like fired up,” explained Rhule. The Huskers struggled to get anything going through the air, but the rushing attack averaged 6.5 yards per attempt.
“Cause he’s the one that made the block on Fidone’s touchdown… Those are things we have been working on with Anthony,” said Rhule. “Not to just be a runner, but to be a guy that can be effective in protections and he did that. That was a huge play that really to me opened things up.”
Rhule was referring to a key block made by Grant on Thomas Fidone II’s 29-yard receiving TD.
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The Huskers now prepare for 8 straight B1G games. First up is Michigan with a visit to Lincoln next weekend.