Tommy Armstrong runs away from Miami linebacker Tyriq McCord during the second half.

Miami 36
Nebraska 33

Sep. 19, 2015 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Sun Life Stadium | Miami, FL | ABC/ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total
Nebraska 0 3 7 23 0 33
Miami 17 3 10 3 3 36
1st quarter
MIA: Herndon 10 pass from Kaaya (Badgley kick) 12:49
MIA: Brady 11 pass from Kaaya (Badgley kick) 8:04
MIA: Badgley 23 field goal, 1:11
2nd quarter
NEB: Brown 49 field goal, 8:37
MIA: Badgley 27 field goal, 2:32
3rd quarter
MIA: Yearby 41 run (Badgley kick) 13:50
NEB: Westerkamp 22 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 9:03
MIA: Badgley 41 field goal, 3:42
4th quarter
MIA: Badgley 28 field goal, 11:14
NEB: Moore 10 pass from Armstrong (Carter pass from Armstrong) 8:36
NEB: Reilly 21 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 3:46
NEB: Morgan 8 pass from Armstrong (Westerkamp pass from Armstrong) 0:33
MIA: Badgley 27 field goal
                            NEB      MIA
FIRST DOWNS................  24       24
  Rushing.................... 8        4
  Passing................... 12       18
  Penalty.................... 4        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 32-153   33-132
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 309      379
  Att-Comp-Int......... 45-21-3  42-25-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 77-462   75-511
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 2-33     3-44
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 3-71     3-44
Int. Returns-Yards......... 1-0     3-47
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 7-39.7   5-52.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 0-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 12-98   13-114
Possession Time.......... 31:38    28:22
Third-Down Conv. .......6 of 15  3 of 14
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 1 of 1   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 3-4      7-8
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 1-12     2-23

NEB: Newby 14-82; Armstrong 11-49; Reilly 2-14; Cross 4-11; Moore 1-minus 3.

MIA: Yearby 17-125; Walton 10-23; Rosier 1-minus 2; Team 2-minus 5; Kaaya 3-minus 9.

NEB: Armstrong 21-45-3-309
MIA: Kaaya 25-42-1-379

NEB: Westerkamp 5-95; Reilly 4-83; Morgan 4-78; Newby 4-16; Allen 1-12; Moore 1-10; Cotton 1-8; Carter 1-7.

MIA: Scott 9-151; Waters 4-82; Herndon 3-32; Brady 2-45; Njoku 2-23; Cager 2-16; Walton 1-13; Dobard 1-12; Yearby 1-5.

Attendance: 53,580

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Huskers Fall in OT After Amazing Comeback: Tommy Armstrong and the Huskers orchestrated the greatest fourth-quarter comeback in Nebraska history, erasing a 23-point deficit in the final 8:36 of regulation, but Miami escaped with a 36-33 overtime win.

Armstrong led Nebraska to 23 unanswered points to send the game to overtime tied at 33. Nebraska’s comeback included a trio of fourth-quarter touchdown passes from Armstrong to Alonzo Moore, Brandon Reilly and Stanley Morgan, and a pair of two-point conversion passes to Cethan Carter and Jordan Westerkamp. The conversion pass to Westerkamp tied the score with 33 seconds left.

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Lincoln Journal Star

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Miami Herald

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