B.J. Smith runs 26 yards for Troy's final touchdown.

Troy 24
Nebraska 19

Sep. 15, 2018 - 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Troy 3 14 0 7 24
Nebraska 0 7 6 6 19
First quarter
TU: Sumpter 37 field goal, 7:24
Second quarter
TU: Rookard 58 punt return (Sumpter kick) 12:17
TU: Smith 9 run (Sumpter kick) 5:12
NU: Morgan 9 pass from Bunch (Pickering kick) 3:02
Third quarter
NU: Pickering 23 field goal, 10:25
NU: Pickering 32 field goal, 3:02
Fourth quarter
TU: Smith 26 run (Sumpter kick) 6:45
NU: Spielman 7 pass from Bunch (pass failed) 2:55

                           TROY      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 12       22
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 34-143   48-187
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 110      177
  Att-Comp-Int......... 21-14-1  27-19-2
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 55-253   75-364
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 3-65      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 1-13     3-70
Int. Returns-Yards........ 2-10      1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 5-53.8   5-41.6
Fumbles-Lost............... 3-1      4-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 10-95    10-77
Possession Time.......... 27:06    32:54
Third-Down Conv. ...... 4 of 12  5 of 15
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 1   1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 2-2      4-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 3-23     3-19
 
RUSHING
TU: Smith, B.J. 11-70; Smith, Sawyer 4-60; Daughtry-Frye, Jabir 6-15; Barker, Kaleb 8-12; Douglas, Deondre 1-minus 2; TEAM 4-minus 12.

NU: Maurice Washington 14-92; Greg Bell 14-64; Devine Ozigbo 9-25; Andrew Bunch 10-5; JD Spielman 1-1.
 
PASSING
TU: Barker, Kaleb 14-21-1-110.
NU: Andrew Bunch 19-27-2-177.
 
RECEIVING
TU: Eafford, Tray 4-33; Douglas, Deondre 4-6; Davis, Sidney 3-21; Daughtry-Frye, Jabir 2-11; Willis, Damion 1-39.

NU: JD Spielman 6-45; Stanley Morgan Jr. 5-64; Maurice Washington 3-14; Kurt Rafdal 1-26; Jack Stoll 1-9; Devine Ozigbo 1-7; Greg Bell 1-6; Tyjon Lindsey 1-6.

Attendance: 89,360

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Huskers fall to Trojans: For the second straight week, Nebraska out-yarded its opponent but could not overcome early turnovers in a 24-19 loss to Troy.

The Trojans, the defending Sun Belt Conference champions, improved to 2-1. Nebraska slipped to 0-2 for the first time since 1957.

Nebraska managed 364 total yards with junior Andrew Bunch playing from start to finish at quarterback. Bunch completed 19 of 27 passes for 177 yards with two touchdowns, but he also threw a pair of interceptions. He added 23 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Three first-half turnovers by Nebraska and a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown by Troy’s Cedarius Rookard helped the visitors jump out to a 17-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

Maurice Washington led the Husker rushing attack with 92 yards on 14 carries, while Greg Bell added 68 yards on 14 totes.

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Maurice Washington takes a hit on the sideline against Troy.

Commentary

Stryker

On a day when the Huskers needed their offensive line to step up and give their second-string quarterback a shot to win, it leaked at crucial moments.

HuskerMax
Chatelain

The past two Saturdays are a cold, cruel reminder of just how far Nebraska has to go.

Omaha World-Herald
Sallee

The rebuilding job is going to take a long time. ... Patience is a virtue, Cornhuskers fans.

CBS Sports
Vogel

If last week’s loss to Colorado was full of things the Huskers could fix, the loss to Troy was proof that those planned fixes didn’t take.

Hail Varsity
Callahan

The offensive line took a step back today. Troy was slanting and doing a lot of movement before the snap. NU did not handle this very well.

HuskerOnline
Peterson

This is the team’s sixth consecutive loss. The Huskers are 4-12 in their last 16 games. Ultimately, Nebraska just needs to learn how to win again.

Hail Varsity
Shatel

One week after we lauded the Huskers’ passion and fight, Frost seemed to question whether everyone was on board. He was right to draw that line in the sand now.

Omaha World-Herald
Hardesty

Given how low the program had sunk by the end of last season, Frost had to hit the reset button in the offseason. This is what that looks like.

Daily Nebraskan
Sipple

Getting Martinez back would guarantee nothing, particularly against Michigan. Nebraska has myriad issues. In other words, don't hang this loss on Bunch.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

Now, with six straight losses, it almost seems like this team has forgotten how to win.

Grand Island Independent
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