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Nebraska's Riley must pick and choose what offense can do

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) New Nebraska coach Mike Riley says he has a hunch the entirety of his pro-style offense won't be game-ready come fall. Riley said Wednesday that he and his staff will spend next week's spring break studying practice video and paring back the number of plays they'll work on the rest of the spring practice. He said he wants to head into the fall with his offense...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska QB told to be ready for more passing, less running

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Tommy Armstrong Jr. remains Nebraska's No. 1 quarterback heading into coach Mike Riley's first spring practice with the Cornhuskers. Besides that, the offense is going to look much different as Riley begins installing a pro-style system when practice begins Saturday. Armstrong said Wednesday he won't get nearly the number of rushing attempts in the new offense...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday Bowl brings familiar territory for USC

Have you heard the one about USC squandering a late lead and the defense was forced to defend a Hail Mary on the final play of the game?  It didn't end well for the Trojans. Arizona State converted and USC was stunned. That was in October.  Saturday night at the Holiday Bowl, USC found itself in a similar situation in a 45-42 win over Nebraska.  "We always try to make it exciting...
Via Fox Sports West
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 USC holds on to beat Nebraska in Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO -- It wasn't until Nelson Agholor knocked down a desperation pass by Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. inside the 10 that Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian could exhale and celebrate. After blowing most of an 18-point, third-quarter lead, the No. 24 Trojans beat No 25 Nebraska 45-42 in a wild Holiday Bowl on Saturday night. "Nelson made a heck of a play to go attack...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kessler leads No. 24 USC to 45-42 win over Huskers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It wasn't until Nelson Agholor knocked down a desperation pass by Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
December 28, 2014

Nebraska names Mike Riley head football coach

            The Nebraska Cornhuskers have hired Mike Riley as their new head coach, the team announced Thursday. “It is truly an honor to join the University of Nebraska family,” Riley said in a statement. “Though we love Corvallis and Oregon State, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to coach at one of the nation’s most...
Via Sports-Glory
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska mounts 17-point comeback, beats Iowa in OT

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nebraska found itself down 17 points and staring at a devastating third straight loss. Tommy Armstrong Jr. led the Huskers on one of the best comebacks in school history - and took some heat off of embattled coach Bo Pelini. Kenny Bell caught a 9-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Nebraska rallied to beat Iowa 37-34 on Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska beats Iowa 37-34 in OT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Kenny Bell caught a 9-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Nebraska rallied to beat Iowa 37-34 on Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Tommy Armstrong Jr. had four TD passes for the Cornhuskers (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten), who trailed by as many as 17 points before storming back in the second half. Nebraska tied the school record for the largest road comeback. Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nebraska Scores A TD In OT To Beat Iowa, 37-34

Nebraska rallied from a major second-half deficit to defeat Iowa in overtime this afternoon, 37-34.  Down by 17 points in the second half, the Huskers scored 21 unanswered points to take the lead in the fourth quarter. The Hawkeyes responded with a touchdown with less than two minutes left to regain control, but Bo Pelini’s squad tied the contest at 31 with a 20-yard field goal...
Via College Spun
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury mars Abdullah's special season for Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) It was only a month ago that Ameer Abdullah was a Heisman Trophy contender and on track to break Nebraska's revered all-time rushing record. In an instant, his spectacular senior season went poof. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. fumbled early in the Nov. 1 game against Purdue. As Abdullah recovered it, a 323-pound defensive tackle fell on his left knee. ''Big...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

If star RBs stopped, Nebraska, Wisconsin QBs ready

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The Big Ten West matchup between No. 11 Nebraska and No. 22 Wisconsin is considered a showcase for star running backs Ameer Abdullah and Melvin Gordon. Don't forget about the quarterbacks. If Nebraska's Abdullah is shut down, or ineffective because of his left knee sprain, Tommy Armstrong Jr. will fill in as playmaker against the toughest defense he's faced this...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska-Wisconsin Preview Capsule

No. 11 Nebraska (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten, CFP No. 16) at No. 22 Wisconsin (7-2, 4-1, CFP No. 20), 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC) Line: Wisconsin by 6. Series Record: Tied 4-all. WHAT'S AT STAKE Welcome to the Ameer Abdullah-Melvin Gordon Bowl. This is a showcase game for Nebraska's Abdullah and Wisconsin's Gordon to make statements to Heisman Trophy voters. Besides the footrace between the star running...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Abdullah questionable to return with injury

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is questionable to return to the 17th-ranked Cornhuskers' game against Purdue because of an injury to his left knee. Abdullah was hurt as he recovered Tommy Armstrong Jr.'s fumbled snap at the Purdue 1-yard line on the Huskers' second possession on Saturday. Abdullah returned two series later and lost 5 yards on his only carry...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Matured Nebraska QB Armstrong set to face Purdue

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Tommy Armstrong Jr. has grown up a lot since he last faced Purdue. The Nebraska quarterback turned in one of his worst performances while making his first career road start against the Boilermakers last year. Sure, the Cornhuskers won by 37 points against an overmatched opponent. But that didn't do much to make Armstrong feel better about being off target on 12...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers remind rest of B1G why they’re still contenders in 2014

Remember when Nebraska was a Top 15 team? It seems like ages ago that the Huskers were the class of the Big Ten West and a potential College Football Playoff contender. Everything was going fine, then it all came crashing down in the form of a 27-22 loss at Michigan State three weeks ago. Yet, following the bye week the question was how Nebraska would respond to the loss. Staring...
Via Talking 10
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska returner Pierson-El stars on offense too

Nebraska's De'Mornay Pierson-El quickly established his reputation as one of the nation's top punt returners. This freshman can do more than special teams. Knowing that Pierson-El has returned two punts for touchdowns, Northwestern mostly kicked away from him Saturday. That didn't stop him from hurting the Wildcats in other ways in the Cornhuskers' 38-17 road victory. Pierson-El...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Abdullah drives Nebraska past Northwestern 38-17

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Ameer Abdullah had four 1-yard touchdown runs and quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. scored on a 16-yard reception, leading No. 19 Nebraska to a 38-17 victory at Northwestern on Saturday night. Abdullah finished with 146 yards on 23 carries as the Cornhuskers (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) bounced back from a 27-22 loss at Michigan State. Abdullah had only 45 yards in the loss...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Nebraska QB Tommie Armstrong Jr catches TD pass against Northwestern

Nebraska and Northwestern are in the middle of an important Big Ten game. The Huskers pulled a little trick out of their back-pocket with this QB throwback…. Check out the @Huskers Tommy Armstrong Jr's big touchdown catch against Northwestern. Brought to you by @Buick. http://t.co/tPeKkQWAdG — Nebraska on BTN (@BTN_Nebraska) October 19, 2014
Via Bloguin Best
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Nebraska QB Tommie Armstrong Jr catches TD pass against Northwestern

Nebraska and Northwestern are in the middle of an important Big Ten game. The Huskers pulled a little trick out of their back-pocket with this QB throwback…. Check out the @Huskers Tommy Armstrong Jr's big touchdown catch against Northwestern. Brought to you by @Buick. http://t.co/tPeKkQWAdG — Nebraska on BTN (@BTN_Nebraska) October 19, 2014
Via The Student Section
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 loss to Spartans still weighs on No. 19 Neb

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been waiting for this week for almost a year. The Nebraska quarterback will be looking for atonement Saturday when the No. 19 Cornhuskers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) visit No. 10 Michigan State (3-1). Of Armstrong's eight starts last season, his biggest regret is the 41-28 loss to the Spartans in Lincoln. He committed three of the Huskers' five...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois vs. Nebraska – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Predictions

Flickr/Sarah Korf Illinois and Nebraska begin Big Ten conference play this Saturday night in Lincoln. Illinois is a very pedestrian 3-1 with wins against Youngstown State, Western Kentucky and Texas State. The Illini trailed in the second half in all three of those games before pulling out wins. Their lone loss was against Washington, which looks to be a force this year in the Pac...
Via College Spun
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive deficiencies resurface in Hurricanes' loss to Nebraska

After Week 1, fans blamed the offense and special teams. After Week 4, the defense received the brunt of criticism. No matter which way you look at it, the University of Miami sits at 2-2 with its Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division opener this Saturday against Duke at Sun Life Stadium. In both losses -- on the road at Louisville and Nebraska -- the Hurricanes failed to put...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Neb's Armstrong will measure himself against Miami

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The big numbers Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has put up through three games must be accompanied by a three-word caveat: Consider the competition. If he keeps doing what he's been doing when Miami visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, no one will doubt the strides Armstrong has made since he was forced into the starter's role a year ago. Armstrong...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska hammers Fresno State 55-19

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a 70-yard touchdown pass on the fourth play from scrimmage and Ameer Abdullah scored on a 57-yard run on Nebraska's next play to lead the Cornhuskers to a 55-19 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night. De'Mornay Pierson-El added an 86-yard punt return touchdown and Imani Cross scored on a 62-yard run for the Cornhuskers (3-0), who...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 19 Nebraska escapes McNeese State on RB Abdullah's last-minute TD

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ameer Abdullah's jaw-dropping 58-yard touchdown on a pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. broke a tie with 20 seconds left and allowed No. 19 Nebraska to beat second-tier McNeese State 31-24 on Saturday. McNeese State had erased a 10-point deficit to tie it 24-all with 4:21 to play. The Huskers' winning possession started with 1:14 left, and they were facing third-and-6...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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