Jordan Westerkamp is unable to pull in a pass in the first quarter as Gareon Conley defends.

Ohio St. 62
Nebraska 3

Nov. 5, 2016 • 7 p.m. Central
Ohio Stadium •Columbus, OH • ABC
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1st quarter
OS: Damon Webb 36 interception return (Tyler Durbin kick) 13:26 Video
NU: Drew Brown 20 field goal, 7:45
OS: Terry McLaurin 7 pass from J.T. Barrett (Durbin kick) 3:16
2nd quarter
OS: Mike Weber 23 run (Durbin kick) 12:21
OS: Durbin 28 field goal, 8:22
OS: Curtis Samuel 1 pass from Barrett (Durbin kick) 0:03
3rd quarter
OS: Samuel 75 pass from Barrett (Durbin kick) 14:41 Video
OS: Noah Brown 6 pass from Barrett (Durbin kick) 10:00
OS: Durbin 29 field goal, 1:35
OS: Malik Hooker 48 interception return (Durbin kick) 0:34 Video
4th quarter
OS: Joe Burrow 12 run (Durbin kick) 7:19
                             NU        OS
FIRST DOWNS.................. 9        34
  Rushing.................... 2        15
  Passing.................... 6        17
  Penalty.................... 1         2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 24-78    42-238
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 126       352
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 33-9-2   44-32-0
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 57-204    86-590
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 0-0       3-8
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 8-133      1-39
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0      2-84
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 6-41.8     0-0.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 0-0       1-1
Penalties-Yards........... 4-43      4-35
Possession Time.......... 22:42     37:18
Third-Down Conv. ...... 5 of 16  11 of 15
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 2    1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 1-3       6-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 0-0       0-0

NU: Newby 13-54; Armstrong 4-19; Wilbon 3-13; Pierson-El 1-minus 1; Ozigbo 3-minus 7.

OS: McCall 16-73; Weber 11-72; Samuel 5-41; Barrett 8-39; Burrow 2-13. 

NU: Fyfe 5-18-1-52; Armstrong 4-15-1-74.
OS: Barrett 26-38-0-290; Burrow 6-6-0-62.

NU: Westerkamp 4-51; Morgan S. 3-56; Carter 2-19.

OS: Samuel 8-137; Hill 5-66; Wilson 4-44; Baugh 4-35; Alexander 3-24; Smith 3-2; Brown 2-14; Weber 1-15; Mack 1-8; McLaurin 1-7.

Attendance: 108,750

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Huskers lose Armstrong, suffer big loss: No. 10 Nebraska dug itself a hole and never responded in a lopsided 62-3 loss to No. 6 Ohio State that puts the Huskers out of the driver’s seat in the race for the Big Ten West Division championship.

The only bright spot for Nebraska came when quarter­back Tommy Armstrong Jr., still wearing the bottoms of his hospital scrubs, trotted back into Ohio Stadium during the third quarter. Armstrong had left the stadium via ambulance in the first half after being briefly knocked unconscious.

Ohio State dominated from beginning to end, outyarding Nebraska 590 to 204. The 59-point margin of defeat was the second-worst in Husker history (2004, 70-10 vs. Texas Tech).

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2016 schedule
04/16White 46, Red 41
09/03Fresno St.W 43-10
09/10WyomingW 52-17
09/17OregonW 35-32
09/24@ NorthwesternW 24-13
10/01IllinoisW 31-16
10/15@ IndianaW 27-22
10/22PurdueW 27-14
10/29@ WisconsinL 17-23
11/05@ Ohio St.L 3-62
11/12MinnesotaW 24-17
11/19MarylandW 28-7
11/25@ IowaL 10-40
12/30@ TennesseeL 24-38
Marshon Lattimore breaks up a pass intended for Nebraska’s Stanley Morgan Jr. during the second quarter.



Let’s hope the Huskers’ inept performance was deceptive, and that its character rises to the top.


They changed the way they used their offensive talent. It worked.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

The failure of failures was Mark Banker’s defense and its complete inability to get off the field on third down.

Omaha World-Herald

Mike Riley’s team looked a lot like those Bo Pelini used to trot onto the field in big matchups.

Daily Nebraskan

Mike Riley has some explaining to do. So do the players.

Omaha World-Herald

This night certainly qualified as ‘hard times.’ For Nebraska fans, it felt all too familiar.

Lincoln Journal Star

So now we’ll see how Riley handles a blowout loss. Most likely, he’ll handle it well.

Grand Island Independent

Ohio State did whatever it wanted. Nebraska did almost nothing it wanted.

Hail Varsity

Nebraska could finish 10-2 ... But that won’t be enough for long in Lincoln.

Sporting News

The Huskers still have a whole lot to play for, but that may not be the case if they can’t find a way to recover in a hurry.


The short, painful lesson is that they’re not there yet, these Huskers. Still.

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