Published Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:01 am / Updated at 12:35 am
Notes: Six tackles, two pass breakups add up to Andrew Green's 'best game'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Nebraska defense got a solid effort in Wednesday's Gator Bowl victory over Georgia from safety Andrew Green, the former cornerback who moved to safety for his senior season.

Green finished with six tackles, including four solo stops. His second of two pass breakups came on one of Georgia's two failed fourth-down plays in the final five minutes.

“He played his best game, in my opinion,” NU safety Corey Cooper said. “I'm proud of him.”

Sack total climbs to 39

Nebraska bumped its season total to 39 sacks with four more in the Gator Bowl. That stands as its highest mark since the 2009 team recorded 44.

Randy Gregory picked up one to reach 10 Ĺ, breaking into the top 10 on the Huskers' single-season sack list. The defensive end also finished his sophomore season with 19 tackles for losses.

Senior defensive end Jason Ankrah logged a career-high two sacks in his final game.

Enunwa invited to combine

Senior receiver Quincy Enunwa has earned an invitation to the NFL scouting combine, according to the Twitter account of his position coach.

Rich Fisher tweeted the news Thursday afternoon, one day after Enunwa earned the Gator Bowl MVP award by catching two touchdown passes in Nebraska's 24-19 win.

The official list of NFL draft-eligible players who received combine invites isn't typically released to the public until the beginning of February. The combine's set to take place from Feb. 22 to 25.

Enunwa is also on the roster for the East-West Shrine Game, an annual all-star game for college football seniors, scheduled for Jan. 18. Offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles has also agreed to participate in that game.

Gregory ready to eat

Sophomore defensive end Randy Gregory knows exactly what he needs to do heading into this full offseason with Nebraska's strength and conditioning staff.

“Eat. Just eat. Eat, and try to stay conditioned,” Gregory said.

It got to the point toward the end of the regular season where Gregory didn't want to admit how much weight he'd lost since checking in at fall camp around 255 pounds.

So, he plans to mold his body so it can handle the rigors of a full season. Within reason, of course. He'll build muscle while following the guidelines of strength and conditioning coach James Dobson. “Whatever Dobson's got for me,” Gregory said.

Gregory also added that he's looking forward to resting both his ankles, which he said after the Gator Bowl were “a little weak.”

Contact the writer: Jon Nyatawa    |   402-473-9585    |  

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football and baseball, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008.

Contact the writer: Rich Kaipust    |   402-444-1042    |  

Rich Kaipust is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers Nebraska football and some general assignment tasks, including the College World Series and U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.

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