Postgame notes: 2019 Indiana @ Nebraska football

Categories: 2019 Football
Mike Williams makes a 34-yard catch
Mike Williams makes a 34-yard catch against Indiana
  • Indiana increased its lead in the all-time series to 10-8-3, including 8-5-2 in Lincoln. The schools have split two games since Nebraska joined the Big Ten.
  • Nebraska completed 20-of-23 passes as a team for an 86.9 completion percentage. That is a school record for team completion percentage in a game (min. 15 att.), bettering a 23-of-27 effort (85.19%) at Kansas on Oct. 19, 1974.
  • Nebraska finished the game with 514 yards of total offense, its most since rolling up 674 yards of offense at Illinois on Sept. 21. Nebraska rushed for 220 yards in the game, while passing for 294 yards, marking the third time this season Nebraska has topped 200 yards both rushing and passing (Northern Illinois, Illinois).
  • Sophomore quarterback Noah Vedral made his second consecutive start and helped guide the Nebraska offense before leaving in the second quarter with an injury. Vedral returned for NU’s final offensive drive of the game. On the day he completed 14-of-16 passes for a career-high 201 yards. Vedral also rushed seven times for 21 yards and scored two touchdowns.
  • Vedral entered today’s game with two career rushing touchdowns at Nebraska (1 in 2018, 1 in 2019), and four career rushing touchdowns including two at UCF in 2017.
  • Freshman quarterback Luke McCaffrey completed his first career touchdown pass on a 24-yard strike to Kanawai Noa late in the first half. McCaffrey, playing in just his second career game, finished the day 5-of-6 passing for 71 yards, while rushing 12 times for 76 yards.
  • Freshman all-purpose player Wan’Dale Robinson finished the game with 154 all-purpose yards, including 83 rushing yards on a career-high 22 carries, and six receptions for 71 yards.
  • Junior receiver JD Spielman caught five passes for 97 yards in the game. He opened his day with a 45-yard reception to set up a Husker touchdown for a 7-0 lead. His 45-yard reception marked his fifth reception of the season of 40 yards or longer.
  • Spielman has caught a pass in 29 straight games, the fifth-longest streak in school history. Spielman has at least two catches in 28 of those 29 games.
  • Senior receiver Mike Williams had a career-long 34-yard reception in the second quarter, bettering his previous long of 24 yards at Northwestern in 2018.
  • Senior receiver Kanawai Noa had 52 receiving yards on three receptions, including 40 yards before halftime. He had 23 receiving yards in Nebraska’s first four Big Ten games.
  • Senior linebacker Alex Davis intercepted a pass in the second quarter, marking his first career interception.
  • Senior linebacker Mohamed Barry had six tackles in today’s game to increase his career total to 222. With his 222 career tackles, Barry moved into the top 25 on the Nebraska career tackles list.

Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics