Tommy Armstrong comes up just short of the goal line on a 16-yard run.

Nebraska 38
Northwestern 17

Oct. 18, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. Central
Ryan Field | Evanston, IL | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 14 7 17 38
Northwestern 7 10 0 0 17
1st quarter
NWN: Jackson 2 run (Mitchell kick) 5:58
2nd quarter
NEB: Abdullah 1 run (Brown kick) 10:14
NWN: Jackson 5 run (Mitchell kick) 1:52
NEB: Armstrong 16 pass from Pierson-El (Brown kick) 1:14
NWN: Mitchell 29 field goal, 0:03
3rd quarter
NEB: Abdullah 1 run (Brown kick) 4:27
4th quarter
NEB: Abdullah 1 run (Brown kick) 13:16
NEB: Abdullah 1 run (Brown kick) 7:36
NEB: Brown 33 field goal, 4:28
 
                             NEB      NWN
FIRST DOWNS.................. 25       21
  Rushing.................... 12        8
  Passing.................... 11        9
  Penalty..................... 2        4
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 44-234   34-117
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 237      173
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 30-19-0  39-18-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 74-471   73-290
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 3-26      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 3-44    5-101
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 1-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 5-33.4   8-36.9
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards............ 8-83     7-50
Possession Time........... 32:49    27:11
Third-Down Conv. ....... 8 of 15  5 of 16
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 0   0 of 1
Sacks By: Number-Yds....... 4-37      0-0

RUSHING
NEB: Abdullah, Ameer 23-146; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 10-55; Newby, Terrell 4-23; Cross, Imani 5-14; TEAM 2-minus 4.

NWN: Jackson, Justin 22-128; Jones, Tony 1-8; Vault, Solomon 3-5; Green, Treyvon 1-2; Siemian, Trevor 7-minus 26.

PASSING
NEB: Armstrong Jr., Tommy 18-29-0-221; Pierson-El, D. 1-1-0-16.

NWN: Siemian, Trevor 18-39-1-173.

RECEIVING
NEB: Bell, Kenny 5-89; Abdullah, Ameer 4-13; Pierson-El, D. 3-66; Westerkamp, J. 2-28; Newby, Terrell 2-1; Moore, Alonzo 1-18; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 1-16; Foster, Trey 1-6.

NWN: Shuler, Miles 5-33; Jones, Tony 3-24; Prater, Kyle 3-21; Vitale, Dan 2-22; Dickerson, C. 2-21; Green, Treyvon 1-23; Buckley, S. 1-19; Vault, Solomon 1-10.

Attendance: 47,330


Ameer Abdullah
Ameer Abdullah breaks free during the second half.

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Huskers Crush Cats in Second Half: Nebraska needed no Hail Mary this time. Instead, the Huskers got a dominant second-half defensive effort and a career-high four touchdowns from Ameer Abdullah in a 38-17 win at Ryan Field.

After being outyarded 262-227 in the first half, the Huskers dominated the second half 244-28. Abdullah exploded for 107 yards and three scores on 14 totes after halftime.

The Big Red closed the night with 234 rushing yards, including 55 by quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., who also passed for 221 yards and caught a 16-yard TD pass.

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Commentary

Sipple

The Huskers played the second half at a level befitting a top-15 squad.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

Pierson-El, all 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, gives the Huskers something to build around.

Omaha World-Herald
Johnson

Pierson-El is increasing his contributions, even when he isn’t touching the ball.

HuskerMax
Shatel

The Huskers have championship talent in several places, but you wonder if the rest of the team will ever catch up.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

Garrison is developing some depth on the o-line after all. It will be needed as the season grinds into November.

HuskerMax
Callahan

This was arguably the best we’ve seen NU’s offense and defense look collectively in a half all season.

HuskerOnline
Harvey

Credit Nebraska’s defense for the second straight year stepping up and stopping North­west­ern’s offense in the second half.

Big Red Report
Vogel

The Huskers’ defense appears to be learning how to harness what was always some pretty appealing talent.

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