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Jordan Westerkamp hurdles safety Godwin Igwebuike in the first half.
Stats & recap
After being outyarded 262-227 in the first half, the Huskers dominated the second half 244-28. Abdullah exploded for 107 yards and three scores on 14 totes after halftime.
The Big Red closed the night with 234 rushing yards, including 55 by quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., who also passed for 221 yards and caught a 16-yard TD pass.
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The Huskers played the second half at a level befitting a top-15 squad.
Lincoln Journal Star
Pierson-El, all 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, gives the Huskers something to build around.
Pierson-El is increasing his contributions, even when he isnt touching the ball.
The Huskers have championship talent in several places, but you wonder if the rest of the team will ever catch up.
Garrison is developing some depth on the o-line after all. It will be needed as the season grinds into November.
This was arguably the best weve seen NUs offense and defense look collectively in a half all season.
Credit Nebraskas defense for the second straight year stepping up and stopping Northwesterns offense in the second half.
Big Red Report
The Huskers defense appears to be learning how to harness what was always some pretty appealing talent.
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