New coach Mike Riley addresses the fans.

Reds 24
Whites 15

Apr. 11, 2015 - 1 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 0 2 0 13 15
Reds 10 7 7 0 24
1st quarter
RED - Adam Taylor 8 run (Drew Brown kick) 14:42 
RED - Brown 36 field goal, 8:00
2nd quarter
RED - Jamal Turner 29 pass from Zack Darlington (Brown kick) 8:11
WHI - Safety, Tommy Armstrong Jr. downed ball in end zone, 0:00  
3rd quarter
RED - DeMornay Pierson-El 32 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 4:36 
4th quarter
WHI - Jordan Nelson 52 pass from Ryker Fyfe (Spencer Lindsay kick) 16:09 
WHI - Jariah Tolbert 25 pass from Tyson Broekemeier (pass failed) 09:19 

                           WHI      RED
FIRST DOWNS ............... 14       22
 Rushing ................... 5       12
 Passing ................... 7       10
 Penalty ................... 2        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 24-122   31-258
PASSING YDS (NET) ........ 246      166
  Att-Comp-Int ....... 34-18-2  34-16-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 58-368   65-424
Fumble Returns-Yds ....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yds ......... 1-9     2-47
Kickoff Returns-Yds ..... 4-42     3-81
Int. Returns-Yds ......... 1-6     2-26
Punts (Number-Avg) .... 5-54.6   3-45.0
Fumbles-Lost ............. 0-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards ......... 3-20     3-25
Possession Time ........ 38:21    41:39
Third-Down Conv. ..... 3 of 13  3 of 12
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 3   0 of 2

Attendance: 76,881

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Reds Open Riley Era with Win in Front of Nearly 77,000: Nebraska ushered in the Mike Riley coaching era with an exciting Spring Game debut, as the Red held off the White, 24-15, in front of 76,881 fans.

Tommy Armstrong completed 6-of-12 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown, while Zack Darlington added 7-of-11 passing for 70 yards and a score. AJ Bush completed 12-of-22 passes for a game-high 124 yards for the White team but threw a pair of interceptions.

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Commentary

Vogel

Based on Saturday, things are going to heat up quickly for Darlington.

Hail Varsity
Hamar

There is a long way to go, but it was certainly a nice start for the 61-year-old Riley.

Grand Island Independent
Sherman

Armstrong likely needs not worry about a serious challenge to his position as the No. 1 quarterback.

Muessel

The coaching staff finally showed their hand a bit in how they’ll utilize the smorgasbord of I-back talent.

Hail Varsity
Chatelain

The blueprint sounds easy on a 70-degree day in April. Can Nebraska stay unified during the Riley era?

Omaha World-Herald
Barfknecht

It’s good to see Banderas in a good mood again. That makes him much more likely to leave oppo­nents in a bad one.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

In year one of the transition to Riley’s offense, the big questions will be how much change, and how soon?

HuskerMax
Shatel

Langsdorf and Riley are not going to force their offense down their players’ throats.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

This is Armstrong’s show, until further notice.

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