Nebraska 36
S. Miss 28

Sep. 26, 2015 - 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPNews
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
S. Miss 0 0 7 21 28
Nebraska 10 12 7 7 36
1st quarter
NEB - Jordan Westerkamp 6 pass from Tommy Armstrong (Drew Brown kick) 9:57
NEB - Brown 29 field goal, 4:24
2nd quarter
NEB - Brown 27 field goal, 10:49
NEB - Brown 40 field goal, 5:31
NEB - Brown 22 field goal, 1:34
NEB - Brown 50 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
USM - Ito Smith 17 run (Parker Shaunfield kick) 13:19
NEB - Taariq Allen 10 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 0:27
4th quarter
USM - Casey Martin 21 pass from Nick Mullens (Shaunfield kick) 13:34
USM - Casey Martin 19 pass from Mullens (Shaunfield kick) 12:26
NEB - Armstrong 16 run (Brown kick) 9:30
USM - Jalen Richard 1 run (Shaunfield kick) 6:55
  
                            USM      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 19       25
  Rushing.................... 1       10
  Passing................... 15       14
  Penalty.................... 3        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 23-11   39-242
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 447      368
Passes Att-Comp-Int.... 42-26-0  35-23-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 65-458   74-610
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      1-1
Punt Returns-Yards......... 0-0     1-17
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 4-81     3-31
Int. Returns-Yds.......... 1-30      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 4-40.5   1-44.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-1      2-1
Penalties-Yards........... 9-80    12-98
Possession Time.......... 25:59    34:01
Third-Down Conv. ...... 4 of 14  4 of 13
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 1 of 3   1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 4-7      7-8
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 1-12     4-30

RUSHING
USM: Smith 7-29; Richard 11-22; Martin 1-minus 5; TEAM 1-minus 10; Mullens 3-minus 25

NEB: Newby 18-76; Janovich 5-68; Armstrong 7-63; Reilly 2-12; Cross 4-9; Moore 1-9; Turner 1-3; Ozigbo 1-2

PASSING
USM: Mullens 26-41-0-447; Sarrazin 0-1-0-0
NEB: Armstrong 23-35-1-368 

RECEIVING
USM: Martin 8-102; Thomas 5-121; Smith 5-72; Richard 4-60; Thompson 2-78; Davis 2-14; Hammond 1-5; Duckworth 1-4.

NEB: Westerkamp 11-118; Reilly 3-112; Morgan  2-32; Moore 2-27; Janovich 1-53; Cotton 1-13; Allen 1-10; Newby 1-4; Carter 1-minus 1

Attendance: 89,899

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Huskers Hold on for 36-28 Win: Tommy Armstrong, Drew Brown, Andy Janovich, Brandon Reilly and Jordan Westerkamp all produced career days to lead Nebraska to a 36-28 victory over Southern Miss.

Nebraska amassed 610 yards of total offense, including 242 on the ground, but several drives sputtered in the red zone. That kept Southern Miss within striking distance, and the Golden Eagles mounted a comback that wasn’t snuffed until Freedom Akinmoladun’s quarterback sack near midfield on the game’s final play.

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• Recaps: BTN  |  ESPN  |  KETV
• Armstrong hurdle and more plays: 12
• Full game: DVD  |  YouTube

 

Pregame links & info
Drew Brown's five first-half field goals tied an NCAA record.

Commentary

Sherman

Nebraska enters Big Ten play next week at Illinois with a secondary in something close to disarray.

Hamar

Janovich’s runs will remind old-time Husker fans of guys like Tom Rathman or Cory Schlesinger.

Grand Island Independent
Callahan

It’s hard what to make of this Husker football team other than a lot of questions still remain.

HuskerOnline
Vogel

It always felt like anything – good or bad – was possible with Oregon State. It feels that way now with Nebraska sitting at 2-2.

Hail Varsity
Chatelain

The current state of the program only enhanced the joy of seeing Janovich burst into the open field.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

When you think about Nebraska to this point in the season, average is an appropriate word.

HuskerMax
Sipple

You can’t help but wonder if Nebraska defenders’ confidence is shaky. It looks shaky.

Lincoln Journal Star
Planos

If the team aims to make anything remotely resembling a run this year they’ll need to improve substantially in the coming days.

Shatel

In the end, you had a win and a team happy to take it.

Omaha World-Herald
York

Fullbacks never have and never will enjoy the multiple opportunities I-backs have, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be equally explosive.

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