It wasn’t fairly, however the Nebraska Cornhuskers received their second Massive Ten recreation of the 12 months after defeating Rutgers on Friday evening 14-13 in Piscataway, New Jersey. The Cornhuskers improved their file to 3-2 (2-1) on the season with the victory. The win is the primary conference-winning streak the Cornhuskers have had since 2018. It was additionally Nebraska’s first Massive Ten highway win since profitable at Rutgers in 2020.
Interim Defensive Coordinator Invoice Busch continues to work wonders with the Husker’s protection. The Blackshirts had been in a position to drive three turnovers and solely gave up 348 complete yards. They weren’t flawless and did permit a number of massive performs within the passing recreation, however the unit has come a good distance from the place they had been just some weeks in the past towards Oklahoma.
It was a tricky evening throughout for the Nebraska offense, which was solely in a position to amass 304 yards of complete offense. Casey Thompson had the roughest evening of all, going 23 for 36 for 232 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. In true Thompson style, although, he made a few massive throws late that helped the Cornhuskers take the lead within the fourth quarter. The offensive line didn’t assist by permitting Rutgers to place Thompson beneath heavy stress the whole evening.
The operating recreation didn’t have a lot luck towards the Scarlet Knight’s protection both. Anthony Grant had 47 yards on 19 carries for a mean of two.4 yards per carry. Grant had been averaging 120 yards per recreation and 5.3 yards per carry heading into Friday.
Trey Palmer scored the go-ahead landing late within the fourth quarter to offer the Huskers the lead. The switch cross catcher had 4 catches for 64 yards and one landing. For the season, he has 40 receptions for 544 yards and three touchdowns. Palmer stays on tempo to shatter Nebraska’s single-season information for catches and yards.
With the win, Interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph improves his information to 2-1 on the 12 months. Nebraska now prepares for an additional highway evening recreation towards a Massive Ten East opponent because the Huskers head to West Lafayette to tackle the Purdue Boilermakers.
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