Sep 7, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Ameer Abdullah (8) runs past Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles defender Jerrion Johnson (5) in the second quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Game Recap: Nebraska vs Southern Miss

 

Nebraska triumphed on Saturday evening in a lock-down defensive performance against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. After allowing opponents an  to gain an average of over 600 yards in their past three games, Nebraska flipped a switch and intercepted Southern Mississippi quarterback Allan Bridgford 3 times – with the first two returned for touchdowns. Nebraska also picked off Southen Mississippi’s other QB Nick Mullens. As the Huskers’ defense held the Golden Eagles to 284 yards, Taylor Martinez  threw for 170 yards and added 34 more on his feet. Running backs Ameer Abdullah and Terrell Newby rushed for a combined 174 yards, 114 of which are credited to Abdullah. Moreover, this win could be a difference-maker heading into week three when Nebraska takes on UCLA. An ode to the Huskers’ defensive capabilities was needed, and they got quite the composition. On special teams Nebraska, once again, dominated Southern Miss. The Huskers averaged 44.5 yards per either of their two kick returns, whereas the Golden Eagles averaged a mere 11. In this well rounded Husker effort, they managed to prove why the Wyoming game was a fluke, and that they are getting prepped and pumped for a visit from UCLA.

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