De'Mornay Pierson-El pulls away from Purdue's Landon Feichter.

Nebraska 35
Purdue 14

Nov. 1, 2014 • 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ABC/ESPN2
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1st quarter
NEB: Pierson-El 17 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 13:25
2nd quarter
PUR: Appleby 25 run (Griggs kick) 11:48
NEB: Cross 2 run (Brown kick) 8:09
NEB: Armstrong 29 run (Brown kick) 3:35
3rd quarter
NEB: Cross 1 run (Brown kick) 4:19
4th quarter
PUR: Posey 23 pass from Appleby (Griggs kick) 10:18
NEB: Newby 7 run (Brown kick) 2:00
                         PUR      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.............. 16       17
  Rushing................. 8       10
  Passing................. 8        6
  Penalty................. 0        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)... 32-124   51-179
PASSING YDS (NET)....... 216      118
  Att-Comp-Int...... 46-18-2   21-8-2
TOTAL OFFENSE........ 78-340   72-297
Punt Returns-Yards..... 1-28     4-57
Kickoff Returns-Yds.... 6-93     2-29
Int. Returns-Yds....... 2-36     2-10
Punts (Number-Avg)... 7-26.3   6-43.2
Fumbles-Lost............ 1-0      3-1
Penalties-Yards........ 5-51     3-30
Possession Time....... 29:32    30:28
Third-Down Conv..... 2 of 16  4 of 14
Fourth-Down Conv..... 1 of 6   2 of 3
Sacks By-Yards.......... 1-7     3-23

PUR: A.Hunt 21-66; A.Appleby 7-23; K.Green 1-18; R.Mostert 2-14; D.Anthrop 1-3.
NEB: T.Armstrong 13-70; I.Cross 20-66; T.Newby 9-42; J.Nelson 1-4; A.Abdullah 6-1; TEAM 2-minus 4.

PUR: Appleby, Austin 18-46-2-216.
NEB: Armstrong Jr., Tommy 8-21-2-118.

PUR: Hunt, Akeem 7-43; Anthrop, Danny 4-80; Posey, Cameron 3-44; Sinz, Justin 2-22; Holmes, Gabe 1-23; Monteroso, Dan 1-4.

NEB: Westerkamp, J. 3-58; Pierson-El, D. 3-49; Newby, Terrell 1-6; Bell, Kenny 1-5.

Attendance: 91,107

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Defense, special teams carry Huskers: It wasn’t pretty on offense, but No. 15 Nebraska’s special teams and defense provided big plays and short fields in a 35-14 win over Purdue.

Purdue outgained Nebraska 340-297, but total offense did not tell the story of the game. The Big Red blocked two Purdue punts and converted both into touchdowns in the first half.

The Huskers played most of the game without running back Ameer Abdullah, who was injured in the first quarter.

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2014 schedule
04/12Reds 55, Whites 46
08/30Florida AtlanticW 55-7
09/06McNeese St.W 31-24
09/13@ Fresno St.W 55-19
09/20MiamiW 41-31
09/27IllinoisW 45-14
10/04@ Michigan St.L 22-27
10/18@ NorthwesternW 38-17
10/25RutgersW 42-24
11/01PurdueW 35-14
11/15@ WisconsinL 24-59
11/22MinnesotaL 24-28
11/28@ IowaW 37-34
12/27@ USCL 42-45
Pregame links & info
Joey Felici, Josh Banderas and Kieron Williams tackle Purdue’s Raheem Mostert.



It turns out I was a bit too kind last week when I said Nebraska’s offense is ‘at best a Grade B unit’ with Abdullah out of the game.


People obviously aren’t upset with an 8-1 start, but I think it's the fear of what’s to come.


Wisconsin has to be looking at the fumbled snaps and thinking ‘Meat. Meat.’


Some good, some bad, more of the same. And Armstrong will be the first to tell you that’s not good enough.

Hail Varsity

Questions from week one still linger after week 10 about the consistency and sloppiness sometimes evident with the Huskers.

Hail Varsity

The Huskers showed again they have a Big Ten championship-caliber defense. But the other side of the ball? Oh boy.

Omaha World-Herald

Here comes the homestretch, and it looked like the Husker offense dropped its whip.

Lincoln Journal Star

The Huskers have championship talent. But not nearly enough championship execution.

Omaha World-Herald

Pelini used the word ‘sloppy’ in his postgame remarks – a word that needs to be systematically deleted in the weeks ahead.
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