Huskers struggle to put away feisty Jackrabbits
In a game dominated by the defenses, No. 6 Nebraska survived a spirited effort by visiting South Dakota State for a 17-3 victory on Homecoming at Memorial Stadium.
Just days after Blackshirts were handed out to Nebraska’s top-unit defenders, Lavonte David notched one of the top tackle efforts in school history. The junior linebacker registered 19 tackles to tie for seventh on NU’s all-time list, while adding a pair of pass breakups.
Alfonzo Dennard and P.J. Smith both notched their third interceptions of the season to help hold the Jackrabbits to 236 yards of total offense. Ricky Thenarse pitched in 10 tackles for NU, while DeJon Gomes added nine.
The Jacks threw down some defense of their own against a Nebraska offense that entered the game averaging 47.7 points and 513.3 yards per game. SDSU limited NU to 345 total yards, including a season-low 205 rushing yards on 48 carries.