J.K. Dobbins fends off Lamar Jackson on a 52-yard TD run.

Ohio St. 56
Nebraska 14

Oct. 14, 2017 • 6:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • FS1
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1st quarter
OSU: Dobbins 52 run (Nuernberger kick) 10:47 Video
OSU: Barrett 6 run (Nuernberger kick) 5:39 Video
2nd quarter
OSU: Hill 16 pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick) 13:37 Video
OSU: McLaurin 31 pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick) 8:20 Video
OSU: Barrett 3 run (Nuernberger kick) 1:10
3rd quarter
OSU: Berry 16 pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick) 11:29
NEB: Spielman 77 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 11:05 Video
OSU: Baugh 18 pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick) 7:49 Video
NEB: Morgan 17 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 5:52 Video
4th quarter
OSU: Hill 6 pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick)

                           OSU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................ 41       15
  Rushing.................. 18        2
  Passing.................. 19       12
  Penalty................... 4        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 47-279    16-44
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 354      349
  Att-Comp-Int........ 39-31-0  47-27-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 86-633   63-393
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 1-30     5-69
Int. Returns-Yards........ 1-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 0-0.0   4-48.0
Fumbles-Lost.............. 0-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 7-53   12-104
Possession Time......... 35:15    24:45
Third-Down Conv. ....... 10/13     5/15
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 2/3      2/4
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 6-7      1-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 0-0      1-7

OS: Dobbins 12-106; Weber 18-82; Barrett 10-48; Williams 4-34; Burrow 2-5; Haskins 1-4.

NU: Ozigbo 9-24; O'Brien 2-11; Lee 1-5; Wilbon 3-3; Spielman 1-1. 

OS: Barrett 27-33-0-325; Haskins 3-3-0-25; Burrow, Joe 1-3-0-4.

NU: Lee 23-38-0-303; O'Brien 4-9-1-46.

OS: Hill 7-80; Victor 4-48; Dobbins 4-42; Baugh 3-43; McLaurin 2-38; Berry 2-29; Mack 2-27; Saunders 2-19; Williams 2-9; Campbell 2-6; Dixon 1-13.

NU: Spielman 11-200; Morgan 3-30; Wilbon 3-3; Ozigbo 2-37; Young 2-31; Hoppes 2-14; Pierson-El 2-8; Lindsey 1-14; 1-12.

Attendance: 89,346

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Nebraska freshman JD Spielman set the Husker single-game record with 200 receiving yards on 11 catches, including a 77-yard touchdown, but quarterback J.T. Barrett led Ohio State to touchdowns on each of its first eight possessions on the way to a 56-14 Buckeye victory.

The 42-point win for the Buckeyes marked the largest winning margin by an opponent at Memorial Stadium since Oklahoma defeated the Huskers 48-0 on Oct. 22, 1949.

The Buckeyes amassed 633 yards of total offense and weren’t unsuccessful on a drive until their ninth possession of the game when Barrett ended his night. Ohio State’s balance included 354 yards passing and 279 yards rushing and a whopping 41 first downs. Nebraska passed for 349 yards to nearly match the Buckeyes through the air, but the Huskers could only muster 44 yards on 16 carries on the ground.

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2017 schedule
04/15Reds 55, Whites 7
09/02Arkansas St.W 43-36
09/09@ OregonL 35-42
09/16N. IllinoisL 17-21
09/23RutgersW 27-17
09/29@ IllinoisW 28-6
10/07WisconsinL 17-38
10/14Ohio St.L 14-56
10/28@ PurdueW 25-24
11/04NorthwesternL 24-31
11/11@ MinnesotaL 21-54
11/18@ Penn St.L 44-56
11/24IowaL 14-56
Pregame links & info
JD Spielman



You couldn't help but think of 10 years ago, about a game against Oklahoma State, when half the crowd was gone by halftime and the feeling about Husker football was so sullen.


Nebraska fans will tolerate struggles. They won’t tolerate indifference and incompetence.

Omaha World-Herald

Big Red faithful won’t forget Saturday. Ever.

Land of 10

This is going to leave a serious mark. Splotches of open bleachers. Everywhere. North, South, East, West. From cheap seats to high rent, money talks.

Omaha World-Herald

The Huskers might be pretty good against the bad teams, but they’re not ready for the Ohio States of the college football world.

Grand Island Independent

Did you see the home team playing inspired football Saturday night? Talk about talent all you want. Was the home team laying it on the line?

Lincoln Journal Star

The only thing surprising about the 56-14 loss was that it wasn’t surprising at all, and that might be the most damning part of what has to be the nadir for this current era of Nebraska football.

Hail Varsity

I think the thing that bothers Husker fans the most is this team has more talent than that.


This was one of those games when it’s hard to fathom if Mike Riley has a master plan, and if so, what that plan might be.


Apparent in both the fans and the players, the fire is fading, and I don’t think Riley can reignite it.

Daily Nebraskan
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