De’Mornay Pierson-El eludes a defender during his 86-yard punt return.

Nebraska 55
Fresno St. 19

Sep. 13, 2014 - 9:40 p.m. Central
Bulldog Stadium | Fresno, CA | CBS Sports Network
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 14 13 14 14 55
Fresno St. 2 3 7 7 19
1st quarter
NU: Westerkamp 70 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 13:14
NU: Abdullah 57 run (Brown kick) 12:03 
FS: Safety, ball illegally batted through end zone, 9:21 
2nd quarter
NU: Brown 38 field goal, 12:18
NU: Pierson-El 86 punt return (Brown kick) 9:11
NU: Brown 22 field goal, 5:40
FS: Kroening 27 field goal, 2:08
3rd quarter
NU: Carter 20 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 11:50
FS: Burrell 66 run (Kroening kick) 4:42
NU: Cross 62 run (Brown kick) 2:47
4th quarter
NU: Cotton 23 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 10:48
FS: Hardaway 9 pass from Burrell (Kroening kick) 6:25
NU: Bailey 20 pass from Fyfe (Brown kick) 3:04
 
                            NU       FS
FIRST DOWNS................ 22       20
  Rushing................... 7        5
  Passing.................. 13       13
  Penalty................... 2        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 42-280   28-105
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 282      241
  Att-Comp-Int........ 24-14-0  59-30-0
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS.... 66-562   87-346
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards...... 6-140     2-15
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 3-38    6-135
Int. Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 5-47.4  13-40.5
Fumbles-Lost.............. 4-1      1-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 6-61     5-55
Possession Time......... 30:40    29:20
Third-Down Conv. ..... 6 of 15  6 of 23
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 0 of 0   1 of 1
Sacks By: Number-Yds .... 4-29      0-0

RUSHING
NU: A.Abdullah 19-110; I.Cross 3-69; T.Armstrong 9-65; T.Newby 7-18; R.Fyfe 1-12; G.Nabity 1-3; J.Nelson 2-3. 

FS: B.Burrell 9-59; J.Quezada 10-28; M.Waller 7-19; D.Root 1-1; M.Michenheimer 1-minus 2.

PASSING
NU: T.Armstrong 12-21-0-260;
    R.Fyfe 2-3-0-22.
FS: B.Burrell 30-59-0-241

RECEIVING
NU: K.Bell 5-84; L.Hovey 3-48; J.Westerkamp 2-85;  S.Cotton 1-23; C.Carter 1-20; T.Newby 1-12; C.Bailey 1-10.

FS: J.Harper 9-76; D.Hardaway 4-52; G.Watson 4-45; A.Peck 3-17; L.Williams 3-5; D.Root 2-38; M.Waller 2-0; J.Johnson 1-7; M.Michenheimer 1-6; J.Quezada 1-minus 5.

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Big Plays Bury Bulldogs: Nebraska scored on four plays of 55 or more yards and never looked back in rolling to a 55-19 win Saturday night, snapping Fresno State’s 13-game home winning streak.

Playing on a 99-degree night, the Huskers racked up 562 yards of total offense.

The Huskers got big nights from I-back Ameer Abdullah, quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., wide receivers Kenny Bell and Jordan Westerkamp, and punt returner De’Mornay Pierson-El, who had 150 yards in punt returns.

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Jordan Westerkamp on his 70-yard TD catch

Commentary

Shatel

NU showed up in a strange place and showed up in the right way.

Omaha World-Herald
Chatelain

You don’t make ‘SportsCenter’ by avoiding turnovers and fielding punts. But you do win games.

Omaha World-Herald
Callahan

Probably my biggest concern tonight with the offense was they were home run or bust.

HuskerOnline
Sipple

Give credit where it’s due. NU overlooked McNeese State. It didn’t repeat that error.

Lincoln Journal Star
Stryker

Encouraging sign: Armstrong started to involve his tight ends in the attack.

HuskerMax
Vogel

Like a lot of pure home run hitters, Nebraska’s still striking out too much to truly be comfortable.

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