OSU receiver Adarius Bowman:
The senior wide receiver All-America candidate has 15 catches for 283 yards and three touchdowns the past two games. His crow-hop, dive into the end zone touchdown reception last week at Texas A&M will be one of the top highlights of the season.
OSU defensive end Nathan Peterson:
The senior defensive end recorded six tackles at Texas A&M. Peterson leads the Cowboys in sacks (2), tackles for loss (7) and has compiled 23 tackles. Peterson is tied for seventh in school history for sacks (16.5). Getting pressure on the quarterback is one area that's been lacking much of the season.
NU coach Bill Callahan:
The Cornhuskers are coming off a 41-6 loss at Missouri. Callahan received a contract extension last month that runs through 2012 but Nebraska fans are so upset Callahan might not return next season unless the 'Huskers finish the season strong.
OSU's special teams:
A costly roughing-the-punter penalty prevented the Cowboys from having an opportunity to rally for a win. The Cowboys have averaged only 16.3 yards on kickoff returns the past three weeks and averaged only 1.7 yards on three punt returns at Texas A&M.
By Mike Baldwin