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Huskers run past Red Wolves: Ameer Abdullah rushed for 167 yards and Taylor Martinez was nearly perfect through the air as NU notched a 42-13 win in a game that coach Bo Pelini left after halftime after feeling ill.
   The Husker offense amassed 527 yards while the Blackshirts held Arkansas State to half the 574.5 yards the Red Wolves averaged entering the contest. Martinez completed 13 of 14 passes, a record-setting 92.9%.
 
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• Big Red Over-Reaction: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
• Postgame press conference: Osborne, Beck & Papuchis, Martinez, Martin, Abdullah, Compton, Anderson
 
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• Game: Huskers.com (1, 2), ESPN, BTN, Tunnel Walk
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COMMENTARY

Stryker

This is one of those moments that you can build on – if you do it right.”

Tad Stryker
HuskerMax

Hamar

The Husker defense responded remarkably well in the second half.”

Bob Hamar
Grand Island Independent

Whitney

A wounded defense stepped up and the offense rolled along.”

Chris Whitney
KLIN radio

Sipple

Anybody who really knows Pelini under­stands the last thing he would want is for any game to be about him.”

Steve Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star

Husker Mike

Let’s face it; the defense really only gave up 3 points.”

Husker Mike
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Chatelain

The face of change for Nebraska’s embattled defense … was a senior who, after a long road, may have finally found a home.”

Dirk Chatelain*
Omaha World-Herald

Shatel

The head man left, but it was like he never left, because he taught his staff and team well.”

Tom Shatel*
Omaha World-Herald

Vogel

The defensive stars may be gone for Nebraska but, this week at least, the sky didn’t look totally black.”

Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity

Callahan

Maybe the thing that impressed the most about running back Ameer Abdullah’s day was he got stronger as the game went on.”

Sean Callahan
HuskerOnline

York

As tough as Bo Pelini is every day, Saturday marked that rare time when even he was forced to hit the pause button.”

Randy York
Huskers.com

 
 

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Nebraska 42
Ark. State 13
September 15, 2012 — 11 a.m. CDT
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln | ESPN2 | Get the game on DVD


                  1    2    3    4   -  Final 
Arkansas State    0    3   10    0   -   13
Nebraska         14   14    0   14   -   42

1st quarter
NEB - Ameer Abdullah 1 run (Brett Maher kick), 9:55
NEB - Kenny Bell 42 pass from Taylor Martinez 
     (Maher kick), 0:30
2nd quarter
ASU - Brian Davis 31 field goal, 13:00
NEB - Kenny Bell 25 pass from Taylor Martinez 
     (Maher kick), 9:29
NEB - Ameer Abdullah 2 run (Maher kick), 0:35 
3rd quarter
ASU - Shervarius Jackson recovered fumble in end zone 
     (Davis kick), 10:01
ASU - Brian Davis 32 field goal, 4:19 
4th quarter
NEB - Imani Cross 2 run (Maher kick), 12:50 
NEB - Martinez 18 run (Maher kick), 9:01 
 
                                    ASU        NEB
First downs ........................ 17         26
  By rushing ........................ 9         16 
  By passing ........................ 7          9 
  By penalty ........................ 1          1
Rushes-Yards (net) ............. 37-148     59-347
  Average per rush ................ 4.0        5.9
Passing yds (net) ................. 138        180
  Att-Comp-Int ................ 32-16-1    14-13-0
  Average per attempt ............. 4.3       12.9
Total offense plays-Yards ...... 69-286     73-527
  Average gain per play ........... 4.1        7.2
Fumble returns-Yards ............. 2-34        0-0
Punt returns-Yards ............... 1-22       3-26
Kickoff returns-Yards ............ 3-77       3-49
Interception returns-Yards ........ 0-0        1-0
Punts-Average .................. 5-39.6     2-57.5
Fumbles-Lost ...................... 2-1        5-4
Penalties-Yards .................. 6-39       4-34
Possession time ................. 22:28      37:32
Third-down conversions ........ 6 of 16   10 of 13
Fourth-down conversions ........ 0 of 2     0 of 0
Red-zone scores-Chances ........... 2-3        4-6
Sacks by-Yards ................... 2-23       3-12

RUSHING
ASU: R.Hayes 6-47; D.Oku 11-44; F.Jackson 8-32;
     R.Aplin 11-18; F.Knighten 1-7
NEB: A.Abdullah 30-167; I.Cross 7-66; B.Heard 10-54;
     T.Martinez 11-54; M.Marrow 1-6

PASSING
ASU: R.Aplin 16-30-0-138; F.Knighten 0-2-1-0
NEB: T.Martinez 13-14-0-180. 

RECEIVING
ASU: J.McKissic 8-73; C. McCants 2-26; D.Oku 2-11;
     R.Fleming 1-12; J.Jones 1-8; J.Jarboe 1-7;
     F.Jackson 1-1
NEB: K.Bell 3-71; Q.Enunwa 3-34; A.Abdullah 2-39;
     K.Reed 1-22; B.Cotton 1-6; J.Long 1-4;
     T.Allen 1-3; B.Heard 1-1  

Attendance: 85,290


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