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Red or White -- He's Lightning: Newcombe makes quick case for No. 1 QB job
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Sophomore-to-be Bobby Newcombe led the offense in both jerseys after starting the game with a bang -- a 91-run for a touchdown on his first snap.

Coaches won't make decision yet, but Newcombe excites crowd in White win

LINCOLN -- The first time he touched the ball, Bobby Newcombe blazed through the Red defense for the longest run in spring game history.

It was just the start of possibly the best afternoon of the spring for the offense.

"I feel like I make a lot of big plays," Newcombe said after the game. "That's always been my talent. Now that I'm feeling more comfortable with the offense, I can use the system to make big plays."

But junior Frankie London, who led the Red on the other two touchdown drives, and redshirt freshman Eric Crouch, also vying for the No. 1 quarterback position, both said they were pleased with their performances.

Nebraska coach Frank Solich said a decision on the starting quarterback position would be made Monday after he reviewed tapes of each spring scrimmage with quarterbacks coach Turner Gill.

"They all seemed to be able to put together drives and make big plays," Solich said. "All-in-all, I think it's going to be a very strong position for us."

A record crowd of 60,498 fans turned out to watch the White team score a 24-21 victory over the Red on the newly-named Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium. Play was sloppy at times and the passing game was mostly unimpressive, but in terms of gaining confidence for next season, the Husker offense was clearly a winner.

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