Taylor Martinez eludes an Arkansas State lineman.

Nebraska 42
Arkansas St. 13

Sep. 15, 2012 - 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Arkansas St. 0 3 10 0 13
Nebraska 14 14 0 14 42
1st quarter
NEB: Abdullah 1 run (Maher kick) 9:55
NEB: Bell 42 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 0:30
2nd quarter
ASU: Davis 31 field goal, 13:00
NEB: Bell 25 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 9:29
NEB: Abdullah 2 run (Maher kick) 0:35
3rd quarter
ASU: Jackson recovered fumble in end zone (Davis kick) 10:01
ASU: Davis 32 field goal, 4:19 
4th quarter
NEB: 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-Yds ... 69-286    73-527
  Average gain per play ...... 4.1       7.2
Fumble returns-Yds .......... 2-34       0-0
Punt returns-Yds ............ 1-22      3-26
Kickoff returns-Yards ....... 3-77      3-49
Int. 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 conv. ......... 6 of 16  10 of 13
Fourth-down conv. ......... 0 of 2    0 of 0
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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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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Commentary

Stryker

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

HuskerMax
Hamar

The Husker defense responded remarkably well in the second half.

Grand Island Independent
Whitney

A wounded defense stepped up and the offense rolled along.

Sipple

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

Lincoln Journal Star
Husker Mike

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

Husker Mike's Blasphemy
Chatelain

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

Omaha World-Herald
Shatel

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

Omaha World-Herald
Vogel

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

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.

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.

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