Ameer Abdullah finished with 229 yards rushing on 35 carries.

Nebraska 41
Miami 31

Sep. 20, 2014 - 7 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Miami 7 7 7 10 31
Nebraska 7 10 14 10 41
1st quarter
UM: Johnson 2 run (Badgley kick) 10:26
NU: Bell 40 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 8:12
2nd quarter
UM: Walford 6 pass from Kaaya (Badgley kick) 13:52
NU: Abdullah 3 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 7:10
NU: Brown 19 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
NU: Abdullah 6 run (Brown kick) 10:06
UM: Lewis 9 pass from Kaaya (Badgley kick) 5:09
NU: Mitchell 57 fumble return (Brown kick) 2:23
4th quarter
UM: Badgley 35 field goal, 13:37 
NU: Brown 39 field goal, 9:21
NU: Abdullah 10 run (Brown kick) 4:13
UM: Berrios 4 pass from Kaaya (Badgley kick) 0:18
 
                              UM       NU
FIRST DOWNS..............     24       27
  Rushing................      6       17
  Passing................     16        5
  Penalty................      2        5
RUSHES-YARDS (NET).......  23-76   54-343
PASSING YDS (NET)........    359      113
Passes Att-Comp-Int......42-28-2   13-9-1
TOTAL OFFENSE............ 65-435   67-456
Fumble Returns-Yards.....    0-0     1-57
Punt Returns-Yards.......    0-0     2-11
Kickoff Returns-Yards....   3-53     4-81
Int. Returns-Yards.......    1-0      2-5
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 2-39.0   1-49.0
Fumbles-Lost.............    2-1      2-1
Penalties-Yards..........   9-82     7-69
Possession Time..........  26:40    33:20
Third-Down Conv. ........4 of 10  7 of 10
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 2 of 3   0 of 0
Sacks By: Number-Yds.....    0-0     2-25

RUSHING
UM: D.Johnson 18-93; G.Edwards 3-8; Brad Kaaya 2-minus 25. 

NU: A.Abdullah 35-229; T.Armstrong 13-96; I.Cross 3-13; T.Newby 1-8; D.Pierson-El 1-0; TEAM 1-minus 3.

PASSING
UM: B.Kaaya 28-42-2-359.
NU: T.Armstrong 9-13-1-113. 

RECEIVING
UM: C.Walford 7-80; D.Johnson 5-84; M.Lewis 5-40; B.Berrios 4-43; S.Coley 3-22; P.Dorsett 2-48; J.Yearby 1-22; S.Dobard 1-20.

NU: K.Bell 4-70; A.Moore 3-26; J.Westerkamp 1-14; A.Abdullah 1-3.

Attendance: 91,585

Randy Gregory sacks Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya in the second half.

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Abdullah carries Big Red past ’Canes: Ameer Abdullah carried No. 24 Nebraska to victory over an old nemesis with the biggest all-purpose yardage total of his career as the Big Red battled to a 41-31 win over Miami.

Abdullah made play after play with hard runs and spectacular cuts. As a team, the Big Red rolled up 343 rushing yards to maintain possession for 33:20 and wear down the Hurricane defense.

Leading 24-21, Nebraska seized control late in the third quarter when linebacker Trevor Roach forced a fumble and cornerback Josh Mitchell returned it 57 yards for a tourhdown.

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Josh Mitchell races with fumble recovery for touchdown

Commentary

Chatelain

This was Pelini’s vision in full bloom. Of 24 second-quarter snaps, 20 were rushes, including 10 straight.

Omaha World-Herald
Hamar

Just think. The question coming into this game was this: Can the Huskers put together a sustained drive?

Grand Island Independent
Barfknecht

Nebraska has to look at Saturday as a good win, but not a lot more.

Omaha World-Herald
Callahan

This was one of the best atmospheres I’ve seen in Memorial Stadium in a long time.

HuskerOnline
Sipple

Abdullah kept charging. Kept breaking tackles. Kept lunging forward for yards that ordinary backs would’ve left behind.

Lincoln Journal Star
Muessel

That was a shameless, guilty pleasure game on a gladiatorial scale.

Hail Varsity
Stryker

Nebraska fans needed reassurance that the coaching staff is still capable of committing to the running game.

HuskerMax
Shatel

The Hurricanes brought out the beast in both the Nebraska team and its fans.

Omaha World-Herald
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