Imani Cross ran for 60 yards and two TDs.

Nebraska 59
South Dakota St. 20

Sep. 21, 2013 - 2:42 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
South Dakota St. 17 0 0 3 20
Nebraska 14 24 14 7 59
1st quarter
NEB: Cross 5 run (Smith kick) 13:29 
SDS: Zenner 40 run (Syrovatka kick) 12:10
NEB: Cross 2 run (Bondi kick) 8:29 
SDS: Zenner 3 run (Syrovatka kick) 6:45
SDS: Syrovatka 48 field goal, 0:05
2nd quarter
NEB: Abdullah 1 run (Smith kick) 12:30 
NEB: Burtch 16 pass from Armstrong (Bondi kick) 7:10 
NEB: Wullenwaber 23 pass from Kellogg (Smith kick) 4:16 
NEB: Bondi 22 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
NEB: Newby 10 run (Smith kick) 4:15 
NEB: Gregory 33 int. return (Bondi kick) 2:47 
4th quarter
SDS: Syrovatka 29 field goal, 12:58
NEB: Newby 5 run (Smith kick) 9:15 
 
                         SDS        NEB
FIRST DOWNS ............. 25         34
  Rushing ............... 10         17 
  Passing ............... 12         15 
  Penalty ................ 3          2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) .. 38-227     51-335
PASSING YDS (NET) ...... 238        310
  Att-Comp-Int ..... 29-19-2    26-21-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ....... 67-465     77-645
Fumble Returns-Yds ..... 0-0        0-0
Punt Returns-Yds ....... 1-1        1-9
Kickoff Returns-Yds ... 2-41       3-68
Int. Returns-Yards ..... 0-0       2-48
Punts-Avg) .......... 3-40.0     1-47.0
Fumbles-Lost ........... 1-1        3-2
Penalties-Yards ....... 4-45       4-33
Possession Time ...... 30:49      29:11
Third-Down Conv. ... 3 of 11    7 of 10
Fourth-Down Conv. ... 0 of 1     1 of 1
Sacks By: Number-Yds ... 0-0       5-44

RUSHING
SDS: Z.Zenner 21-202; R.Gandy 8-38; I.Rodriguez 2-32; A.Sumner 7-minus 45.

NEB: A.Abdullah 15-139; I.Cross 10-60; T.Newby 8-52; T.Armstrong 5-38; G.Nabity 3-14; K.Frazier 5-14; R.Kellogg 2-7; J.Westerkamp 1-7; R.Fyfe 1-3; K.Bell 1-1.

PASSING
SDS: A.Sumner 19-29-2-238.
NEB: T.Armstrong 12-15-0-169; R.Kellogg 8-9-0-136; TEAM 0-1-0-0; R.Fyfe 1-1-0-5.

RECEIVING
SDS: C.Jones 6-68; J.Schneider 5-48; R.Gandy 3-29; B.Hubert 2-36; T.Tiefenthaler 1-25; Z.Zenner 1-21; T.Wesley 1-11.

NEB: Q.Enunwa 6-78; A.Abdullah 3-46; T.Wullenwaber 2-47; C.Carter 2-43; K.Bell 2-20; A.Moore 1-19; J.Long 1-17; S.Burtch 1-16; J.Westerkamp 1-11; J.Turner 1-8; B.Reilly 1-5.

Attendance: 90,614

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Huskers Power Past Jacks: Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III led Nebraska in place of injured starting quarterback Taylor Martinez, and the Husker offense rushed and passed for more than 300 yards each for the first time in school history in a 59-20 win over South Dakota State.

South Dakota State led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter thanks to the explosive running of Zach Zenner. The junior running back finished with 202 yards on 21 carries. The Huskers’ Ameer Abdullah rushed 15 times for 139 yards, and Quincy Enunwa caught six passes for 78 yards.

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Commentary

Sherman

Armstrong will have his day. Soon, too. It’s just not now, as long as Martinez is healthy.

Stryker

Nebraska can’t stop much of anything between the tackles. Come to think it, the Huskers can’t seal the edge, either.

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Callahan

I loved the no fear play calling by offensive coordinator Tim Beck.

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Shatel

On a clear blue day in Nebraska, Armstrong made it easy to look at the horizon and dream.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

As for the Husker defense, my primary concern is it lacks any apparent forceful leadership among players.

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Chatelain

We can say two things with certainty: The defense stinks. And coaches are sick of it.

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Vogel

Giving up nearly 5 yards per play in the run game is almost unthinkable against an FCS opponent.

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Hamar

It might just be wise to hold off on those ‘Armstrong for QB’ signs, at least for now.

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Husker Mike

Great game for Martinez’s two understudies, but let’s not go overboard.

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