Nebraska Thumps South Dakota State
Lincoln, NE - The Huskers responded to a week of controversy and injured quarterback with perhaps their best offensive game of the season. Nebraska piled up over 300 yards on the ground and through the air. And as if in answer to UCLA's run last week, Nebraska put up 38 unanswered points on the Jacks.
Nebraska used a quarterback rotation of Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III. The two quarterbacks were effective leading touchdown drive after touchdown drive. Armstrong is considered to be the heir appearant to Taylor Martinez. In his first start as a Husker he piled up over 200 yards and a touchdown. He also led five drives that resulted in touchdowns.
However, it was not a only positive news for Nebraska. The defense once again failed to shut down their opponent. South Dakota State managed to pile up 465 yards with 227 of them coming on the ground. SDSU scored 17 points in the first quarter. The Huskers did force a couple turnovers and held them to just three points after that initial outburst. But, after the game Head Coach Bo Pelini called it their worst defensive performance of the year.
Nebraska is on a bye next week. They will start conference play against Illinois on October 5th.