Terrell Newby fumbles into the end zone at the end of a 49-yard run in the first quarter.

Nebraska 24
Northwestern 13

Sep. 24, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. Central
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1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 10 14 0 24
Northwestern 0 7 6 0 13
2nd quarter
NU: Drew Brown 23 field goal, 13:40
NW: Clayton Thorson 42 run (Jack Mitchell kick) 9:09
NU: Terrell Newby 4 run (Brown kick) 1:41 
3rd quarter
NU: Cethan Carter 4 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 9:00 
NW: Austin Carr 24 pass from Thorson (kick failed) 7:29
NU: Jordan Westerkamp 10 run (Brown kick) 3:06 

                              NU       NW
FIRST DOWNS.................. 26       23
  Rushing.................... 12        9
  Passing.................... 12       12
  Penalty..................... 2        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 47-310   32-137
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 246      251
Passes Att-Comp-Int..... 29-18-0  38-25-2
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 76-556   70-388
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 0-0      1-5
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 1-21     3-84
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 2-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 5-38.6   6-40.5
Fumbles-Lost................ 2-2      0-0
Penalties-Yards............ 4-60     4-36
Possession Time........... 35:23    24:37
Third-Down Conv. ....... 7 of 14  5 of 14
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 1 of 1   0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 4-5      0-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 4-17      0-0

RUSHING
NU: Tommy Armstrong 13-132; Terrell Newby 10-69; Mikale Wilbon 6-55; Devine Ozigbo 13-41; Cethan Carter 1-16; Jordan Westerkamp  1-10; TEAM 3-minus 13.
 
NW: Justin Jackson 20-79; Clayton Thorson 10-43; John Moten 1-11; Solomon Vault 1-4. 

PASSING
NU: Tommy Armstrong 18-29-0-246.
NW: Clayton Thorson 24-37-2-249; Jack Mitchell 1-1-0-2.

RECEIVING
NU: Stanley Morgan 4-33; Alonzo Moore 3-72; D. Pierson-El 3-31; Cethan Carter 2-31; Terrell Newby 2-14; Brandon Reilly 1-35; Jordan Westerkamp 1-13; Sam Cotton 1-11; Mikale Wilbon 1-6.

NW: Austin Carr 8-109; Flynn Nagel 5-48; Justin Jackson 3-18; Solomon Vault 2-17; G. Dickerson 1-14; Macan Wilson 1-11; John Moten 1-9; Ben Skowronek 1-8; Andrew Scanlan 1-8; C. Fessler 1-7; Matt Micucci 1-2.

Attendance: 40,284

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Huskers Overcome Pesky Cats: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. recorded his first 100-yard rushing game of the season while adding nearly 250 passing yards to lead No. 20 Nebraska to a 24-13 win over Northwestern.

Nebraska amassed 556 yards of total offense while holding the Wildcats to 388 total yards. Armstrong accounted for 378 total yards on his own, including a career-high 132 rushing yards on just 13 carries. He became just the second Husker in history to reach 9,000 career total-offense yards, joining Taylor Martinez.

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2016 schedule
04/16 White 46, Red 41
09/03 Fresno St. W 43-10
09/10 Wyoming W 52-17
09/17 Oregon W 35-32
09/24 @ Northwestern W 24-13
10/01 Illinois W 31-16
10/15 @ Indiana W 27-22
10/22 Purdue W 27-14
10/29 @ Wisconsin L 17-23
11/05 @ Ohio St. L 3-62
11/12 Minnesota W 24-17
11/19 Maryland W 28-7
11/25 @ Iowa L 10-40
12/30 @ Tennessee L 24-38
Cethan Carter catches a pass for a third-quarter TD.

Commentary

Stryker

This may not be a mentally tough team yet, but at least it’s not a fragile team.

HuskerMax
Shatel

This is a different Nebraska team this season. We saw it the first three weeks. And again Saturday night.

Omaha World-Herald
Martin

The Oregon game was a test of skill, the Northwestern game was a test of mental toughness.

Dixon

Really, Saturday night’s 24-13 win over Northwestern was a game the 2015 Huskers probably lost.

Daily Nebraskan
Sipple

The Huskers fell short of their best play and still won comfortably. There’s a lot to be said for that.

Lincoln Journal Star
Callahan

Nebraska’s linebacker play still remains a concern for me. They just haven’t played with a physical presence.

HuskerOnline
Chatelain

We all assumed the new coaches would have to recruit their first all-Big Ten quarterback. Turns out he might be standing right in front of ’em.

Omaha World-Herald
Vogel

The real change from 2015 to 2016 is that Nebraska’s errors ... haven’t been mortal wounds. Just something to overcome and good teams overcome them.

Hail Varsity
Rosenthal

They maintained poise. They remained calm. They did what they’d set out to do on this business trip.

Huskers.com
Padilla

Rather than finding a way to lose, the Huskers found a way to win on a day when they weren’t firing on all cylinders.

Hail Varsity
Heady

Again and again Nebraska is lulling teams to sleep with runs, and catching teams off guard with deep, beautiful throws.

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