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De’Mornay Pierson-El pulls away from Purdue’s Landon Feichter in the first half.

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Defense, special teams carry Huskers: It wasn't pretty on offense, but No. 15 Nebraska's special teams and defense provided big plays and short fields in a 35-14 win over Purdue.
   Purdue outgained Nebraska 340-297, but total offense did not tell the story of the game. The Big Red blocked two Purdue punts and converted both into touchdowns in the first half.
  The Huskers played most of the game without running back Ameer Abdullah, who was injured in the first quarter.
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Joey Felici, Josh Banderas and Kieron Williams tackle Purdue’s Raheem Mostert in the first half.


It turns out I was a bit too kind last week when I said Nebraska’s offense is ‘at best a Grade B unit’ with Abdullah out of the game.”

Tad Stryker


People obviously aren’t upset with an 8-1 start, but I think it's the fear of what’s to come. ”

Sean Callahan


Wisconsin has to be looking at the fumbled snaps and thinking ‘Meat. Meat.’ ”

Derek Johnson


Some good, some bad, more of the same. And Armstrong will be the first to tell you that’s not good enough.”

Brandon Vogel
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Questions from week one still linger after week 10 about the consistency and sloppiness sometimes evident with the Huskers.”

Grant Muessel
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The Huskers showed again they have a Big Ten championship-caliber defense. But the other side of the ball? Oh boy.”

Dirk Chatelain*
Omaha World-Herald


Here comes the homestretch, and it looked like the Husker offense dropped its whip.”

Steve Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star


The Huskers have championship talent. But not nearly enough championship execution.”

Tom Shatel*
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Pelini used the word ‘sloppy’ in his postgame remarks – a word that needs to be systematically deleted in the weeks ahead.”

Randy York


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Nebraska 35
Purdue 14
Nov. 1, 2014 — 2:30 p.m. CDT
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln | ABC/ESPN2 | Game on DVD

                   1    2    3    4   -  Final 
Purdue             0    7    0    7   -   14
Nebraska           7   14    7    7   -   35

1st quarter
NEB - De’Mornay Pierson-El 17 pass from Tommy 
      Armstrong Jr. (Drew Brown kick), 13:25 
2nd quarter
PUR - Austin Appleby 25 run (Paul Griggs kick) 11:48
NEB - Imani Cross 2 run (Brown kick) 8:09 
NEB - Armstrong 29 run (Brown kick) 3:35 
3rd quarter
NEB - Cross 1 run (Brown kick) 4:19 
4th quarter
PUR - Cameron Posey 23 pass from Austin Appleby 
     (Griggs kick) 10:18
NEB - Terrell Newby 7 run (Brown kick) 2:00 
                                PUR      NEB
FIRST DOWNS...............       16       17
  Rushing.................        8       10
  Passing.................        8        6
  Penalty.................        0        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)........   32-124   51-179
PASSING YDS (NET).........      216      118
Passes Att-Comp-Int.......  46-18-2   21-8-2
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YDS...   78-340   72-297
Punt Returns-Yards........     1-28     4-57
Kickoff Returns-Yards.....     6-93     2-29
Interception Returns-Yds..     2-36     2-10
Punts (Number-Avg)........   7-26.3   6-43.2
Fumbles-Lost..............      1-0      3-1
Penalties-Yards...........     5-51     3-30
Possession Time...........    29:32    30:28
Third-Down Conversions....  2 of 16  4 of 14
Fourth-Down Conversions...   1 of 6   2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances...      1-2      4-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards....      1-7     3-23

PUR: A.Hunt 21-66; A.Appleby 7-23; K.Green
     1-18; R.Mostert 2-14; D.Anthrop 1-3. 
NEB: T.Armstrong 13-70; I.Cross 20-66;
     T.Newby 9-42; J.Nelson 1-4; A.Abdullah
     6-1; TEAM 2-minus 4.

PUR: Appleby, Austin 18-46-2-216.
NEB: Armstrong Jr., Tommy 8-21-2-118.

PUR: Hunt, Akeem 7-43; Anthrop, Danny 4-80;
     Posey, Cameron 3-44; Sinz, Justin 2-22;
     Holmes, Gabe 1-23; Monteroso, Dan 1-4.
NEB: Westerkamp, J. 3-58; Pierson-El, D.
     3-49; Newby, Terrell 1-6; Bell, Kenny

Attendance: 91,107
Imani Cross
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Imani Cross carries the ball during the second half.
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