Ameer Abdullah runs 47 yards for a second-quarter TD.

Nebraska 55
Florida Atlantic 7

Aug. 30, 2014 - 2:42 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Florida Atlantic 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 14 17 17 7 55
1st quarter
NEB: Armstrong 5 run (Brown kick) 9:19
FAU: Whitehead 20 pass from Johnson (Joseph kick) 4:56
NEB: Westerkamp 36 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 1:22
2nd quarter
NEB: Brown 44 field goal, 12:18
NEB: Abdullah 47 run (Brown kick) 6:29
NEB: Cross 3 run (Brown kick) 2:30
3rd quarter
NEB: Newby 2 run (Brown kick) 10:18
NEB: Pierson-El 8 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 6:41
NEB: Bondi 45 field goal, 3:09
4th quarter
NEB: Newby 1 run (Bondi kick) 13:20
 
                             FAU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.................. 13       35
  Rushing .................... 7       24 
  Passing .................... 5       11 
  Penalty .................... 1        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 30-105   57-498
PASSING YDS (NET)............ 95      286
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 30-11-0  35-17-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 60-200   92-784
Punt Returns-Yds............ 0-0     4-19
Kickoff Returns-Yds....... 3-105     1-14
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 9-47.2   2-35.5
Fumbles-Lost................ 1-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards............ 3-22     6-60
Possession Time........... 26:05    33:55
Third-Down Conv. ....... 4 of 15  8 of 12
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 1   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 1-2      5-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 0-0      1-9

RUSHING
FAU: J.Warren 14-77; J.Johnson 4-19; H.Bussey 1-5; G.Hankerson 6-4; T.Moore 4-3; L.Whitehead 1-minus 3.

NEB: A.Abdullah 21-232; T.Newby 16-107; T.Armstrong 7-62; J.Nelson 5-32; I.Cross 3-32; R.Fyfe 4-29; G.Nabity 1-4.

PASSING
FAU: G.Hankerson 5-18-0-34; J.Johnson 6-12-0-61.

NEB: T.Armstrong 15-29-0-271; R.Fyfe 1-4-0-9; TEAM 0-1-0-0; J.Stanton 1-1-0-6.

RECEIVING
FAU: L.Whitehead 5-40; A.DeLeon 2-18; T.Moore 1-15; M.Harrop 1-12; D.Moise 1-10; J.Johnson 1-0.

NEB: J.Westerkamp 7-125; K.Bell 4-116; D.Pierson-El 2-14; S.Cotton 1-10; A.Abdullah 1-9; J.Turner 1-9; T.Allen 1-3.

Attendance: 91,441

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Huskers soar past Owls: Ameer Abdullah rushed for a career-high 232 yards while Kenny Bell and Jordan Westerkamp each added 100-yard receiving games as No. 22 Nebraska rolled to a 55-7 victory over Florida Atlantic.

The Huskers amassed 784 yards of total offense against the FAU as they opened their 125th season of football. The yardage total was the fifth-highest school history and set a Big Ten Conference modern-era record.

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Kenny Bell had 116 receiving yards.

Commentary

Stryker

It makes you wonder how high the Huskers’ ceiling will be if they decide not to be their own worst enemy.

HuskerMax
Johnson

Westerkamp’s instincts remain remarkable, and there’s no question he’s gunning for an all-Big Ten season.

HuskerMax
Muessel

It seems this could be the year where it doesn’t take Nebraska six games to ‘get it’ defensively.

Hail Varsity
Callahan

Nebraska’s offense and defense looked like they were in mid-season form.

HuskerOnline
Sipple

Armstrong’s performance Saturday – as a runner, passer and field general – was tantalizing.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

It’s hard to remember a recent Nebraska stage with so many stars.

Omaha World-Herald
Chatelain

We witnessed Saturday the launching pad for potentially the best running back season by a Husker since Mike Rozier in 1983.

Omaha World-Herald
Vogel

This year’s Nebraska team beat a Florida Atlantic squad that had a pretty good defense last year and that’s about what we know.

Hail Varsity
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