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Gutsy Armstrong, Resilient Blackshirts Lead Huskers to Victory: Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw two touchdown passes and ran for the game winner midway through the fourth quarter as No. 21 Nebraska rallied from a 17-10 halftime deficit for a 24-17 victory over Minnesota
   Armstrong's 13-yard TD run with 7:17 left in the game capped a 13-play, 91-yard drive.
   Defensive backs Kieron Williams and Aaron Williams teamed for the game’s biggest defensive play to secure the win in the final two minutes. With Minnesota knocking on the door with 1st-and-10 at the NU 17, Aaron Williams deflected a Mitch Leidner pass, and the ball ricocheted into the waiting arms of Kieron Williams at the Nebraska 2.
 
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Tre Bryant heads for the end zone after receiving a fourth-down pass from Tommy Armstrong.
COMMENTARY

Keeler

Tommy always gets back up. So do these Huskers. Even if it’s with a limp.”

Sean Keeler
Land of 10

Vogel

Just enough seems to be the theme of this second Riley squad at Nebraska.”

Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity

Sipple

The coach was right. His team had a mental hurdle to clear, and the Huskers soared over it even with senior quarter­back Tommy Armstrong unable to finish.”

Steven M. Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star

Scoggins

With the game up for grabs, one team played like a contender, one team didn’t. Simple as that.”

ChipScoggins
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stryker

Nebraska does not defeat Minnesota without Armstrong, plain and simple.”

Tad Stryker
HuskerMax

Chatelain

The Blackshirts made their own luck Saturday. In the process, they may have saved their season.”

Dirk Chatelain*
Omaha World-Herald

Hamar

The Huskers needed a shot of confidence and they got it. And the fact that it was a tough win was actually a good thing.”

Bob Hamar*
Grand Island Independent

Shatel

Armstrong has left his impact indelibly on Nebraska football. And it’s not about accuracy or arm strength or the stuff you measure. It’s about the stuff you can’t. Heart.”

Tom Shatel*
Omaha World-Herald

Carriker

The fact of the matter is Tommy’s the difference between a win and a loss in this football game.”

Adam Carriker

 
 

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Nebraska 24
Minnesota 17
Nov. 12, 2016 — 6:30 p.m. CST
Lincoln | BTN | Game on DVD


               1    2    3    4   -  Final
Minnesota      7   10    0    0   -   17
Nebraska       3    7    7    7   -   24 

1st quarter
MN - Rodney Smith 3 run (Emmit Carpenter 
     kick) 7:27
NU - Drew Brown 46 field goal, 2:42
2nd quarter
NU - Tre Bryant 35 pass from Tommy
     Armstrong (Brown kick) 13:24 
MN - Mitch Leidner 1 run (Carpenter kick) 4:54
MN - Carpenter 42 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
NU - Terrell Newby 31 pass from Armstrong
    (Brown kick) 9:16 
4th quarter
NU - Armstrong 13 run (Brown kick) 7:17 
 
                              MN       NU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 15       19
  Rushing..................... 4        9
  Passing..................... 8       10
  Penalty..................... 3        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)........ 34-85   32-157
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 180      217
Passes Att-Comp-Int..... 28-18-1  28-19-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 62-265   60-374
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 0-0     3--1
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 2-30     1-20
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 0-0     1-12
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 5-44.2   4-30.5
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards............ 2-15     8-81
Possession Time........... 30:54    29:06
Third-Down Conv. ....... 8 of 16  7 of 15
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 1 of 1   2 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 2-3      1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 1-6      0-0

RUSHING
MN: Smith 17-53; Brooks 9-17; Leidner
    8-15.
NU: Newby 16-85; Armstrong 9-61; 
    Pierson-El 3-21; Bryant 1-0; TEAM 
    2-minus 4; Fyfe 1-minus 6.

PASSING
MN: Leidner 18-27-1-180; TEAM 0-1-0-0.
NU: Armstrong Jr. 19-27-0-217; 
    Fyfe, Ryker 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING
MN: Wolitarsky 8-90; Smith 3-17; Still 
    2-16; Johnson 1-25; Wozniak 1-11; 
    Brooks 1-9; Beebe 1-6; Carter 1-6.
NU: Westerkamp 6-50; Moore 3-36; 
    Pierson-El 3-35; Carter 3-15; Bryant
    1-35; Newby 1-31; Wilbon 1-11; Morgan
    1-4.

Attendance: 90,456

 
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