Huskers Run Past Rutgers

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"We are a lot better football team". Freshman Jaylin Bradley added the first six totes of his Big Red career to finish with 16 yards, while freshman wide receiver pitched in one carry for six yards.

Nebraska (1-2) leads Rutgers (1-2) 14-10 at Memorial Stadium at the end of the first half.

For at least a few minutes, it seemed like the Knights entered Lincoln poised to do just that.

It has been a rough season for the Tulane transfer.

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The Blackshirts also provided a big play of their own late in the third quarter with Antonio Reed's interception and 19-yard return with 30 seconds left in the quarter.

After tossing two Pick-6s in last week's loss to Northern Illinois, Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee is at it again. He generally looked off later on, turning the wrong way on running plays and throwing the ball away on salvageable plays. I want to make sure folks understand we've got to get that fixed, and we have to get heading in the right direction, and we have the right coach to do it. "And that's not putting the blame on anybody".

Additionally, Riley saw growth in Bob Diaco's defense holding Rutgers to under 200 yards, only 58 of those coming in the second half.

True freshman offensive tackle Brenden Jaimes is the fifth true freshman offensive lineman to start a game at Nebraska since freshmen regained eligibility in the early 1970s. After allowing Rutgers to open the game 2-for-2 on third-down conversions on an 11-play, 75-yard drive that was capped by a Gus Edwards two-yard touchdown run, the Blackshirts forced the Scarlet Knights to go without a conversion on their next eight third-down attempts. He did not, however, lead the Huskers in rushing.

The defensive backs had similar troubles with loose tackles, and the Huskers charged ahead thanks to both a lack of timing and conviction on the part of the visitors.

"We're growing closer each day, every day", said Jackson, who finished with four tackles including three solo stops.

"We made too many mistakes".

Nebraska's second touchdown was scored on a four-yard plunge by Mikale Wilbon with 4:48 left in the half.

Ozigbo finished the game with a career-high 24 carries for 101 yards, including 19 carries for 85 yards in the second half. It's the third 100-yard rushing game by a Husker this season, as Tre Bryant topped 100 yards in each of the first two games of the year.

Whether it was fatigue or lapses in judgment that did Rutgers in, the cliché stands: the Knights beat themselves. Rutgers slipped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

It is a theme consistent with most of the Knights' games this season - mental errors amid two monumentally differing halves. "We want to play the plays well, grow the players and help them be fundamentally sound and win their individual matchups". "The biggest thing that we struggled to do was get the running game going".

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