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Tommy Armstrong Jr. comes up just short of the goal line on a 16-yard run as Nick VanHoose makes the tackle.

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Jordan Westerkamp hurdles safety Godwin Igwebuike in the first half.
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Huskers Crush Cats in Second Half: Nebraska needed no Hail Mary this time. Instead, the Huskers got a dominant second-half defensive effort and a career-high four touchdowns from Ameer Abdullah in a 38-17 win at Ryan Field.
   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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COMMENTARY

Sipple

The Huskers played the second half at a level befitting a top-15 squad.”

Steve Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star

Chatelain

Pierson-El, all 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, gives the Huskers something to build around.”

Dirk Chatelain*
Omaha World-Herald

Johnson

Pierson-El is increasing his contributions, even when he isn’t touching the ball.”

Derek Johnson
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Shatel

The Huskers have championship talent in several places, but you wonder if the rest of the team will ever catch up.”

Tom Shatel*
Omaha World-Herald

Stryker

Garrison is developing some depth on the o-line after all. It will be needed as the season grinds into November.”

Tad Stryker
HuskerMax

Callahan

This was arguably the best we’ve seen NU’s offense and defense look collectively in a half all season.”

Sean Callahan
HuskerOnline

Harvey

Credit Nebraska’s defense for the second straight year stepping up and stopping North­west­ern’s offense in the second half. ”

Josh Harvey
Big Red Report

Vogel

The Huskers’ defense appears to be learning how to harness what was always some pretty appealing talent.”

Brandon Vogel
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Nebraska 38
Northwestern 17
Oct. 18, 2014 — 6:30 p.m. CDT
Ryan Field, Evanston | BTN | Game on DVD


                     1    2    3    4   -  Final 
Nebraska             0   14    7   17   -   38
Northwestern         7   10    0    0   -   17

1st quarter
NWN - Justin Jackson 2 run (Jack Mitchell kick) 5:58
2nd quarter
NEB - Ameer Abdullah 1 run (Drew Brown kick) 10:14 
NWN - Jackson 5 run (Mitchell kick) 1:52
NEB - Tommy Armstrong 16 pass from De'Mornay Pierson-El 
     (Brown kick) 1:14
NWN - Mitchell 29 field goal, 0:03
3rd quarter
NEB - Abdullah 1 run (Brown kick) 4:27 
4th quarter
NEB - Abdullah 1 run (Brown kick) 13:16 
NEB - Abdullah 1 run (Brown kick) 7:36
NEB - Brown 33 field goal, 4:28
 
                                    NEB      NWN
FIRST DOWNS...................       25       21
  Rushing.....................       12        8
  Passing.....................       11        9
  Penalty.....................        2        4
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............   44-234   34-117
PASSING YDS (NET).............      237      173
Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  30-19-0  39-18-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   74-471   73-290
Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............     3-26      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     3-44    5-101
Interception Returns-Yards....      1-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)............   5-33.4   8-36.9
Fumbles-Lost..................      0-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards...............     8-83     7-50
Possession Time...............    32:49    27:11
Third-Down Conversions........  8 of 15  5 of 16
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   0 of 0   0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      6-6      3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     4-37      0-0

RUSHING
NEB: Abdullah, Ameer 23-146; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 10-55;
     Newby, Terrell 4-23; Cross, Imani 5-14; TEAM 2-minus 4. 
NWN: Jackson, Justin 22-128; Jones, Tony 1-8; Vault, 
     Solomon 3-5; Green, Treyvon 1-2; Siemian, Trevor
     7-minus 26.

PASSING
NEB: Armstrong Jr., Tommy 18-29-0-221; Pierson-El, D. 1-1-0-16.
NWN: Siemian, Trevor 18-39-1-173.

RECEIVING
NEB: Bell, Kenny 5-89; Abdullah, Ameer 4-13; Pierson-El,
     D. 3-66; Westerkamp, J. 2-28; Newby, Terrell 2-1; 
     Moore, Alonzo 1-18; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 1-16; 
     Foster, Trey 1-6.
NWN: Shuler, Miles 5-33; Jones, Tony 3-24; Prater, Kyle 3-21; 
     Vitale, Dan 2-22; Dickerson, C. 2-21; Green, Treyvon 1-23;
     Buckley, S. 1-19; Vault, Solomon 1-10.

Attendance: 47,330

Ameer Abdullah breaks loose
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Ameer Abdullah breaks free during the second half.
 
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