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Abdullah carries Big Red past ’Canes: Ameer Abdullah carried No. 24 Nebraska to victory over an old nemesis with the biggest all-purpose yardage total of his career as the Big Red battled to a 41-31 win over Miami.
   Abdullah made play after play with hard runs and spectacular cuts. As a team, the Big Red rolled up 343 rushing yards to maintain possession for 33:20 and wear down the Hurricane defense.
  Leading 24-21, Nebraska seized control late in the third quarter when linebacker Trevor Roach forced a fumble and cornerback Josh Mitchell returned it 57 yards for a tourhdown.
 
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Josh Mitchell races with fumble recovery for touchdown
COMMENTARY

Chatelain

This was Pelini’s vision in full bloom. Of 24 second-quarter snaps, 20 were rushes, including 10 straight. ”

Dirk Chatelain*
Omaha World-Herald

Hamar

Just think. The question coming into this game was this: Can the Huskers put together a sustained drive?”

Bob Hamar
Grand Island Independent

Barfknecht

Nebraska has to look at Saturday as a good win, but not a lot more.”

Lee Barfknecht*
Omaha World-Herald

Callahan

This was one of the best atmospheres I’ve seen in Memorial Stadium in a long time.”

Sean Callahan
HuskerOnline

Sipple

Abdullah kept charging. Kept breaking tackles. Kept lunging forward for yards that ordinary backs would’ve left behind.”

Steve Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star

Muessel

That was a shameless, guilty pleasure game on a gladiatorial scale.”

Grant Muessel
Hail Varsity

Stryker

Nebraska fans needed reassurance that the coaching staff is still capable of committing to the running game.”

Tad Stryker
HuskerMax

Shatel

The Hurricanes brought out the beast in both the Nebraska team and its fans.”

Tom Shatel*
Omaha World-Herald

 
 

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Nebraska 41
Miami 31
Sept. 20, 2014 — 7 p.m. CDT
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln | ESPN2 | Game on DVD


                1    2    3    4   -  Final 
Miami           7    7    7   10   -   31
Nebraska        7   10   14   10   -   41

1st quarter
UM - Duke Johnson 2 run (Michael Badgley
     kick) 10:26
NU - Kenny Bell 40 pass from Tommy 
     Armstrong (Drew Brown kick) 8:12 
2nd quarter
UM - Clive Walford 6 pass from Brad Kaaya
    (Badgley kick) 13:52
NU - Ameer Abdullah 3 pass from Armstrong 
    (Brown kick) 7:10
NU - Brown 19 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
NU - Abdullah 6 run (Brown kick) 10:06 
UM - Malcolm Lewis 9 pass from Kaaya
    (Badgley kick) 5:09
NU - Josh Mitchell 57 fumble return 
    (Brown kick) 2:23
4th quarter
UM - Badgley 35 field goal, 13:37 
NU - Brown 39 field goal, 9:21 
NU - Abdullah 10 run (Brown kick) 4:13 
UM - Braxton Berrios 4 pass from Kaaya
    (Badgley kick) 0:18
 
                              UM       NU
FIRST DOWNS..............     24       27
  Rushing................      6       17
  Passing................     16        5
  Penalty................      2        5
RUSHES-YARDS (NET).......  23-76   54-343
PASSING YDS (NET)........    359      113
Passes Att-Comp-Int......42-28-2   13-9-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YDS.. 65-435   67-456
Fumble Returns-Yards.....    0-0     1-57
Punt Returns-Yards.......    0-0     2-11
Kickoff Returns-Yards....   3-53     4-81
Int. Returns-Yards.......    1-0      2-5
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 2-39.0   1-49.0
Fumbles-Lost.............    2-1      2-1
Penalties-Yards..........   9-82     7-69
Possession Time..........  26:40    33:20
Third-Down Conversions...4 of 10  7 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions.. 2 of 3   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..    5-5      4-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards...    0-0     2-25

RUSHING
UM: D.Johnson 18-93; G.Edwards 3-8; Brad 
    Kaaya 2-minus 25. 
NU: A.Abdullah 35-229; T.Armstrong 13-96;
    I.Cross 3-13; T.Newby 1-8; 
    D.Pierson-El 1-0; TEAM 1-minus 3.

PASSING
UM: B.Kaaya 28-42-2-359.
NU: T.Armstrong 9-13-1-113. 

RECEIVING
UM: C.Walford 7-80; D.Johnson 5-84;
    M.Lewis 5-40; B.Berrios 4-43; S.Coley
    3-22; P.Dorsett 2-48; J.Yearby 1-22;
    S.Dobard 1-20.
NU: K.Bell 4-70; A.Moore 3-26;
    J.Westerkamp 1-14; A.Abdullah 1-3.

Attendance: 91,585


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