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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Quick Facts, Schedule...................................................... 1 Spring Roster/Returning Letterwinners and Starters.....2-4 Nebraska Coaching Staff............................................. 5-15 Spring Notes/Position Outlook................................. 16-23 Returning Letterwinner Biographies......................... 24-40 2014 Newcomers...................................................... 41-47 2013 Honors, Recap, Statistics.................................. 48-71 2013 Nebraska Seniors............................................. 72-81 Series Results vs. 2014 Opponents............................ 82-85

HUSKER FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF

Head Coach............................. Bo Pelini (Ohio State, 1990) Record........................................ 58-24, seventh season Assistant Coaches Barney Cotton................................... Associate Head Coach/ ................... Run Game Coordinator/Tight Ends/Off. Line Tim Beck......................Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks John Papuchis.................................... Defensive Coordinator Ron Brown......................................................Running Backs Ross Els..............................................................Linebackers/ .........Special Teams Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator Rich Fisher.................................................... Wide Receivers John Garrison................................................. Offensive Line Rick Kaczenski.................................................Defensive Line Charlton Warren................................................... Secondary James Dobson....................... Head Football Strength Coach Jeff Jamrog .....................Assistant A.D./Football Operations Kyle Brey..................................Offensive Graduate Assistant Joe Ganz..................................Offensive Graduate Assistant T.J. Hollowell........................... Defensive Graduate Assistant Jake Mandelko........................ Defensive Graduate Assistant

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: Lincoln, Neb., 68588-0123 Population: 258,379 Founded: 1869 Enrollment: 24,610 Football Stadium/Field: Memorial Stadium (1923)/ Tom Osborne Field (1998) Capacity: 87,000 Surface: FieldTurf Nickname: Cornhuskers or Huskers Colors: Scarlet and Cream Conference: Big Ten Chancellor: Harvey S. Perlman, J.D. Institutional Rep.: Josephine Potuto, J.D. Director of Athletics: Shawn Eichorst Assistant A.D./Media Relations (Football Contact): Keith Mann Media Relations Director of Operations: Jeff Griesch Associate MRD: Shamus McKnight Assistant MRDs: Matt Smith, Jeremy Foote, Hilary Winter Media Relations Administrative Assistant: Vicki Capazo Athletic Department Photographer: Scott Bruhn Design Specialist: Annie Wood Media Relations Interns: Chris Roekle, Maggie Still Student Assistants: Kevan Carr, Kailyn Hawkins, Nate Olsen, Gage Peake, Erica Nett, Travis Shafer, Connor Stange, Haley Whisennand, Chase Wurdeman, Cory Foote Website: Huskers.com, ThisisNebraska.com Twitter: @Huskers, @HuskerFBNation Facebook: Facebook.com/Huskers

ADMINISTRATION

President: J.B. Milliken Board of Regents Timothy Clare, Lincoln Howard Hawks, Omaha Jim Pillen, Columbus Bob Whitehouse, Papillion Robert Schafer, Beatrice Kent Schroeder, J.D., Kearney Bob Phares, North Platte Hal Daub, Omaha Student Regents Eric Reznicek, UN-Lincoln Moses Moxey, UN-Kearney Martha Spangler, UN-Omaha Krupa Savalia, UN-Medical Center

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2014 Nebraska football schedule Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 28 Dec. 6

Opponent Florida Atlantic McNeese State at Fresno State Miami Illinois# (HC) at Michigan State# at Northwestern# Rutgers# Purdue# at Wisconsin# Minnesota# at Iowa# Big Ten Championship

Site Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Fresno, Calif. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. East Lansing, Mich. Evanston, Ill. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Madison, Wis. Lincoln, Neb. Iowa City, Iowa Indianapolis, Ind.

Stadium Memorial Stadium Memorial Stadium Bulldog Stadium Memorial Stadium Memorial Stadium Spartan Stadium Ryan Field Memorial Stadium Memorial Stadium Camp Randall Stadium Memorial Stadium Kinnick Stadium Lucas Oil Stadium

Series NU leads, 1-0 NU leads, 1-0 NU leads, 1-0 Series tied, 5-5 NU leads, 8-2-1 NU leads, 7-1 NU leads, 5-2 NU leads, 1-0 Series tied, 1-1 Series tied, 4-4 UM leads, 30-22-2 NU leads, 28-13-3 4th Annual

For more information on Nebraska’s series history against 2014 opponents, see pages 82-85. #-Big Ten Conference game

2013 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS (9-4, 5-3 in BIG TEN)

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 29 Jan. 1

Opponent (Rank) Television Wyoming BTN Southern Miss BTN UCLA (16) ABC South Dakota State BTN Illinois# (HC) ESPNU at Purdue# BTN at Minnesota# ESPN Northwestern# BTN ABC at Michigan# Michigan State# (14) ABC at Penn State# BTN Iowa# ABC TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla.) Georgia (23) ESPN2

Result W, 37-34 W, 56-13 L, 21-41 W, 59-20 W, 39-19 W, 44-7 L, 23-34 W, 27-24 W, 17-13 L, 28-41 W, 23-20 (OT) L, 17-38

Attendance 91,185 90,466 91,471 90,614 90,458 47,203 49,995 91,140 112,204 90,872 98,517 91,260

W, 24-19

60,712

HUSKERS BRIEFLY IN 2013

2013 BIG TEN STANDINGS

Overall Record: 9-4 Big Ten Record: 5-3 (tie 2nd, Legends) Home: 5-3; Away: 3-1; Neutral: 1-0 Total Attendance: 1,035,385 Average Attendance: 79,465 Home Attendance: 727,466 Average Home Attendance: 90,933

Team 1. Michigan State 2. Nebraska Iowa 4. Minnesota 5. Michigan 6. Northwestern

General

Offense (National Rank)

Yards Rushing/Game: 215.7 (19) Yards Rushing/Att.: 4.8 Passing Yards/Game: 196.7 (95) Passing Att./Comp./Yards: 378/218/2,557 Total Net Yards/Game: 412.4 (58) Total Net Yards/Att.: 5.6 Points/Game: 31.9 (48) Turnover Margin/Game: -.80 (117)

Defense (National Rank)

Yards Rushing/Game: 156.2 (53) Passing Yards/Game: 214.6 (33) Total Net Yards/Game: 370.8 (40) Total Net Yards/Attempt: 5.2 Points/Game: 24.8 (50) Pass Efficiency Defense: 121.77 (46)

Spring Football Guide Credits

The 2014 Nebraska Football Spring Guide and Game Program was written by Media Relations Director Keith Mann with assistance from members of the Media Relations Staff, including Shamus McKnight, Matt Smith, Jeremy Foote and Cory Foote. Cover design by Design Specialist Annie Wood. Photgraphy by Scott Bruhn.

Legends Division

Leaders Division 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Team Ohio State Wisconsin Penn State Indiana Illinois Purdue

Big Ten 8-0 5-3 5-3 4-4 3-5 1-7

Overall 13-1 9-4 8-5 8-5 7-6 5-7

Big Ten 8-0 6-2 4-4 3-5 1-7 0-8

Overall 12-2 9-4 7-5 5-7 4-8 1-11

Big Ten Championship Game Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24 (Indianapolis) Nebraska's 2014 Non-Conference Opponents Team Overall Bowl Florida Atlantic 6-6 McNeese State 10-3 FCS Playoffs Fresno State 11-2 Las Vegas Russell Athletic Miami 9-4

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department is to serve our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans by: Displaying INTEGRITY in every decision and action; Building and maintaining TRUST with others; Giving RESPECT to each person we encounter; Pursuing unity of purpose through TEAMWORK; Maintaining LOYALTY to student-athletes, co-workers, fans and the University of Nebraska.

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NEBRASKA 2014 SPRING FOOTBALL ROSTER Numerical Roster

No. 1 * 2 * 3 4 * 5 *** 5 6 *** 6 7 ** 7 * 8 *** 8 9 9 ** 9 10 *** 11 * 12 13 * 14 * 15 15 * 17 18 * 21 ** 22 23 ** 24 24 ** 25 * 26 27 * 28 28 29 30 31 32 ** 33 34 * 35 ** 36 37 * 38 39 40 41 41 ** 42 * 43 ** 44 * 44 45 45 47 48 49 49 50

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Name.................................... Pos. Jordan Westerkamp................WR Alonzo Moore.........................WR Marcus Newby........................... LB Tommy Armstrong Jr............... QB Josh Mitchell............................CB Johnny Stanton......................... QB Corey Cooper............................. S Zack Darlington......................... QB Taariq Allen.............................WR Maliek Collins..........................DT Ameer Abdullah........................IB D.J. Singleton............................. DB Tyson Broekemeier................... QB Sam Burtch.............................WR Joe Keels.................................... DE Jamal Turner...........................WR Cethan Carter.......................... TE Boaz Joseph............................... DB Zaire Anderson........................ LB Jonathan Rose.........................CB Ishmail Jackson......................... DB Michael Rose........................... LB Ryker Fyfe.................................. QB LeRoy Alexander........................ S Charles Jackson.......................... S Anthony Ridder..........................CB Daniel Davie.............................CB Murat Kuzu..................................IB Austin Williams........................ LB Nate Gerry...............................DB Zach Stovall............................... DB Sam Foltz................................... P Byerson Cockrell....................... DB Adam Taylor................................IB Graham Nabity............................IB Derek Foster...............................CB Joey Felici...................................CB Imani Cross...............................IB Christian Bailey........................ WR Terrell Newby...........................IB Andy Janovich.......................... FB Drake Martinez......................... DB Mauro Bondi............................ PK Harrison Jordan..........................FB Jordan Nelson.............................IB Max Pirman................................TE Desmond Robinson.................. WR David Santos............................ LB Trey Foster............................... TE Trevor Roach............................ LB Randy Gregory.........................DE Mitch McCann............................FB Lane Hovey............................... WR A.J. Natter................................. DE Grant Schumacher.....................PK Gabe Rahn................................ WR Erik Evans................................... LB Chris Weber................................ LB Garret Johns...............................DL

Alphabetical Roster

Lettermen in Bold; *-Indicates Letters Earned; Class indicates 2014 fall eligibility) No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (High School/College) 8 *** Abdullah, Ameer IB 5-9 195 Sr. Homewood, Ala. 80 Ackerman, Jordan DE 6-3 255 RFr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) 18 * Alexander, LeRoy S 6-0 200 So. Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer) 7 ** Allen, Taariq WR 6-3 200 Jr. Weston, Mass. (The Rivers School) 13 * Anderson, Zaire LB 5-11 220 Sr. Philadelphia, Pa. (Frankford/Riverside CC) 4 * Armstrong Jr., Tommy QB 6-1 220 So. Cibolo, Texas (Steele) 33 Bailey, Christian WR 5-11 200 RFr. San Clemente, Calif. 52 * Banderas, Josh LB 6-2 235 So. Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest) 80 *** Bell, Kenny WR 6-1 185 Sr. Boulder, Colo. (Fairview) 83 Blum, Jared TE 6-4 235 So. Gretna, Neb. 37 ** Bondi, Mauro PK 6-0 205 Jr. Boca Raton, Fla. (West Boca Raton) 9 Broekemeier, Tyson QB 6-1 200 Jr. Aurora, Neb. 9 ** Burtch, Sam WR 6-3 195 Jr. Murdock, Neb. (Elmwood-Murdock) 11 * Carter, Cethan TE 6-4 240 So. Metairie, La. (Archbishop Rummel) 28 Cockrell, Byerson DB 6-0 185 Jr. Columbus, Miss. (East Mississippi CC) 7 * Collins, Maliek DT 6-2 300 So. Kansas City, Mo. (Center) 6 *** Cooper, Corey S 6-1 215 Sr. Maywood, Ill. (Proviso East) 68 *** Cotton, Jake OL 6-6 305 Sr. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) 84 * Cotton, Sam TE 6-4 250 So. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) 32 ** Cross, Imani IB 6-1 230 Jr. Gainesville, Ga. (North Hall) 96 * Curry, Aaron DT 6-1 280 Jr. Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge) 6 Darlington, Zack QB 6-2 205 Fr. Apopka, Fla. 23 ** Davie, Daniel CB 6-1 185 Jr. Beatrice, Neb. 88 Dzuris, Ross DE 6-3 250 So. Plattsmouth, Neb. 49 Evans, Erik LB 6-3 225 RFr. Waverly, Neb. 88 *** Evans, Tyler WR 6-1 195 Sr. Waverly, Neb. 92 Faulkenberry, Josh LS 6-3 225 RFr. Arvada, Colo. (Arvada West) 31 Felici, Joey CB 5-9 170 Sr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard South) 59 * Finnin, Matt OL 6-7 305 Jr. Crete, Ill. (Monee/College of DuPage) 27 * Foltz, Sam P 6-1 205 So. Grand Island, Neb. 30 Foster, Derek CB 5-11 185 Sr. Elm Creek, Neb. 42 * Foster, Trey TE 6-0 240 So. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) 17 Fyfe, Ryker QB 6-2 210 So. Grand Island, Neb. 95 Gangwish, Jack DE 6-2 260 Jr. Wood River, Neb. 25 * Gerry, Nathan DB 6-2 210 So. Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington) 81 Gladney, Kevin WR 6-1 190 RFr. Akron, Ohio (Firestone Senior) 44 * Gregory, Randy DE 6-6 245 Jr. Fishers, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern/Arizona Western CC) 73 Hahn, Sam OL 6-6 300 So. DeWitt, Neb. (Tri-County/North Dakota State) 72 Hannon, Zach OL 6-5 300 RFr. Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst) 85 Hart, Greg TE 6-5 235 RFr. Dayton, Ohio (Archbishop Alter) 45 Hovey, Lane WR 6-4 210 So. Adel, Iowa (Adel-Desoto-Minburn) 21 ** Jackson, Charles DB 5-11 180 Jr. Spring, Texas (Klein Collins) 15 Jackson, Ishmail DB 5-11 185 RFr. Miami, Fla. (South Broward) 35 ** Janovich, Andy FB 6-1 230 Jr. Gretna, Neb. 50 Johns, Garret DL 6-0 280 So. Aurora, Neb. 79 Johnson Jr., Dwayne OL 6-6 280 RFr. Houston, Texas (Bellaire) 38 Jordan, Harrison FB 5-10 230 RFr. Omaha, Neb. (Westside) 12 Joseph, Boaz DB 6-1 190 RFr. Weston, Fla. (Cypress Bay) 9 Keels, Joe DE 6-3 250 Jr. Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford/Highland CC) 89 Ketter, Connor TE 6-5 235 RFr. Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk Catholic) 77 Knevel, David OL 6-9 310 RFr. Brantford, Ontario, Canada (Pauline S. Johnson Collegiate) 70 Kondolo, Chongo OL 6-4 300 Jr. Carrollton, Texas (Creekview/Fresno City College) 53 Kucera, Adam OL 6-6 315 Jr. Litchfield, Neb. 24 Kuzu, Murat IB 5-11 200 Jr. Plano, Texas (Plano Senior High) 71 Lewis, Alex OL 6-6 290 Jr. Tempe, Ariz. (Mountain Pointe/Colorado) 95 Lindsay, Spencer PK 5-9 200 So. Kearney, Neb. 75 Long, Chris OL 6-4 295 Jr. Blair, Neb. 51 Love, Courtney LB 6-1 240 RFr. Youngstown, Ohio (Cardinal Mooney) 36 Martinez, Drake DB 6-2 195 RFr. Laguna Beach, Calif.

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 55 * 44 90 * 91 * 5 *** 2 * 74 * 29 45 39 3 34 * 54 56 ** 40 78 * 48 97 65 ** 87 * 22 43 ** 41 14 * 15 * 41 ** 47 56 8 5 57 ** 26 86 28 55 10 *** 66 98 * 49 1 * 58 24 ** 92 *

Maurice, Kevin McCann, Mitch McMullen, Greg Miller, Gabe Mitchell, Josh Moore, Alonzo Moudy, Mike Nabity, Graham Natter, A.J. Nelson, Jordan Newby, Marcus Newby, Terrell Painter, Robby Pelini, Mark Pirman, Max Price, Givens Rahn, Gabe Rath, Logan Reeves, Ryne Reilly, Brandon Ridder, Anthony Roach, Trevor Robinson, Desmond Rose, Jonathan Rose, Michael Santos, David Schumacher, Grant Simpson, Brad Singleton, D.J. Stanton, Johnny Sterup, Zach Stovall, Zach Sutton, David Taylor, Adam Thurston, Paul Turner, Jamal Utter, Dylan Valentine, Vincent Weber, Chris Westerkamp, Jordan Whitaker, Corey Williams, Austin Williams, Kevin

DT FB DE LS CB WR OL IB DE IB LB IB OL OL TE OL WR DL OL WR DB LB WR CB LB LB PK LB DB QB OL DB TE IB OL WR OL DT LB WR OL LB DT

6-3 6-0 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-5 5-7 6-1 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-8 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-2

280 225 280 220 160 190 305 210 250 180 215 195 280 290 235 305 190 280 300 195 200 235 160 190 240 225 165 215 200 225 315 195 240 210 290 190 285 320 215 195 285 200 275

So. So. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. So. RFr. So. RFr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. RFr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. RFr. So. RFr. RFr. Jr. RFr. Jr. RFr. So. Sr. So. So. RFr. So. So. Sr. Jr.

Orlando, Fla. (Freedom) Omaha, Neb. (Burke) Akron, Ohio (Hoban) Mishawaka, Ind. (Penn) Corona, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt) Winnfield, La. (Winnfield Senior) Castle Rock, Colo. (Douglas County) Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn) Milton, Wis. Omaha, Neb. (Burke) North Potomac, Md. (Quince Orchard) Los Angeles, Calif. (Chaminade) Centennial, Colo. (Grandview) Youngstown, Ohio (Cardinal Mooney) Orrville, Ohio Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor) Le Mars, Iowa (Le Mars) Aurora, Neb. (Giltner/South Dakota State) Crete, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest) West Point, Neb. (Central Catholic) Elkhorn, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) Leeds, Ala. (Leeds/Auburn) Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst Spring, Texas (Klein Collins) Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X) Omaha, Neb. (Ralston) Jersey City, N.J. (St. Peter’s Prep) Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic) Hastings, Neb. (Hastings St. Cecilia) Bellevue, Neb. (Bellevue East) Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) Katy, Texas Arvada, Colo. (Arvada West) Arlington, Texas (Sam Houston) Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista) Edwardsville, Ill. Elkhorn, Neb. Lombard, Ill. (Montini Catholic) Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrita) Omaha, Neb. (Burke) Holland, Ohio (Springfield)

*denotes number of letters earned

51 52 * 53 54 55 * 55 56 ** 56 57 ** 58 59 * 65 ** 66 68 *** 70 71 72 73 74 * 75 77 78 * 79 80 *** 80 81 83 84 * 85 86 87 * 88 88 *** 89 90 * 91 * 92 92 * 95 95 96 * 97 98 *

Courtney Love............................ LB Josh Banderas.......................... LB Adam Kucera..............................OL Robby Painter.............................OL Kevin Maurice..........................DT Paul Thurston.............................OL Mark Pelini..............................OL Brad Simpson............................. LB Zach Sterup..............................OL Corey Whitaker..........................OL Matt Finnin..............................OL Ryne Reeves............................OL Dylan Utter.................................OL Jake Cotton..............................OL Chongo Kondolo.........................OL Alex Lewis...................................OL Zach Hannon..............................OL Sam Hahn...................................OL Mike Moudy............................OL Chris Long...................................OL David Knevel...............................OL Givens Price.............................OL Dwayne Johnson Jr.....................OL Kenny Bell...............................WR Jordan Ackerman...................... DE Kevin Gladney.......................... WR Jared Blum..................................TE Sam Cotton.............................. TE Greg Hart.................................... TE David Sutton...............................TE Brandon Reilly........................WR Ross Dzuris................................ DE Tyler Evans..............................WR Connor Ketter............................TE Greg McMullen........................DE Gabe Miller...............................LS Josh Faulkenberry...................... LS Kevin Williams.........................DT Jack Gangwish........................... DE Spencer Lindsay.........................PK Aaron Curry.............................DT Logan Rath.................................DL Vincent Valentine....................DT

husker coaching staff

Head Coach: Bo Pelini, 58-24, seventh season at Nebraska Defensive Coordinator: John Papuchis; Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Tim Beck; Running Backs: Ron Brown; Associate Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator/Tight Ends/Offensive Line: Barney Cotton; Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator: Ross Els; Wide Receivers: Rich Fisher; Offensive Line: John Garrison; Defensive Line: Rick Kaczenski; Secondary: Charlton Warren; Head Football Strength Coach: James Dobson; Assistant A.D./Football: Jeff Jamrog; Offensive Graduate Assistants: Kyle Brey, Joe Ganz; Defensive Graduate Assistants: T.J. Hollowell, Jake Mandelko; Head Football Trainer: Mark Mayer; Equipment Manager: Jay Terry.

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HUSKER EXPERIENCE RETURNING/LOST EXPERIENCE RETURNING/LOST

Total Starters Returning: 14 (5 offense, 8 defense, 1 kicker) Total Starters Lost: 14 (8 offense, 5 defense, 1 kicker) Offensive Starters Returning (No. of 2013 starts): 5–IB Ameer Abdullah (13); QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. (8); WR Kenny Bell (12); TE Cethan Carter (6); OG Jake Cotton (11) Other Offensive Players with 2013 Starting Experience (No. of starts): OG Mike Moudy (3); C Mark Pelini (2); WR Sam Burtch (2); WR Alonzo Moore (2); TE Sam Cotton (1); WR Jordan Westerkamp (1). Offensive Starters Lost: 8–WR Quincy Enunwa (13); OG/OT Andrew Rodriguez (13); OT Jeremiah Sirles (13); C/OG Cole Pensick (11); TE Jake Long (9); OG Spencer Long (6); FB C.J. Zimmerer (6); QB Taylor Martinez (4) Other Offensive Players with 2013 Starts Lost: OT Brent Qvale (5); QB Ron Kellogg III (1). Defensive Starters Returning (No. of 2013 starts): 8–S Corey Cooper (13); DE Randy Gregory (10); LB David Santos (10); DT Aaron Curry (8); LB Michael Rose (7); CB Josh Mitchell (6); DT Vincent Valentine (6); LB Zaire Anderson (5). Other Defensive Players with 2013 Starting Experience (No. of starts): LB Josh Banderas (4); DB Nate Gerry (3); S LeRoy Alexander (1); DT Maliek Collins (1) Defensive Starters Lost: 5-DE Jason Ankrah (13); CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (13); DB Ciante Evans (13); DT Thad Randle (11); S Andrew Green (10). Other Defensive Players with 2013 Starts Lost: S Harvey Jackson (3); DE Avery Moss (3); LB Jared Afalava (2); DB Mo Seisay (1). Starting Kickers Returning: 1–P Sam Foltz (13) Starting Kickers Lost: 1–PK Pat Smith (13) Specialists Returning: KO Mauro Bondi, LS Gabe Miller, H Sam Foltz, KOR Kenny Bell, KOR/PR Ameer Abdullah, KOR/PR Terrell Newby, PR Jordan Westerkamp, KOR Alonzo Moore Starting Specialists Lost: None Total Lettermen Returning: 46 (23 offense, 20 defense, 3 specialists) Total Lettermen Lost: 30 (14 offense, 15 defense, 1 specialist)

LETTERMEN RETURNING (46)/LOST (30)

QB: IB: FB:

DEFENSE

(20 Lettermen Returning/8 Starters) DL:

LB:

DB:

DL:

OFFENSE WR:

OL:

TE: QB: FB: IB:

Taariq Allen** Kenny Bell*** (12) Sam Burtch** (2) Tyler Evans*** Alonzo Moore* (2) Brandon Reilly* Jamal Turner*** Jordan Westerkamp* (1) Jake Cotton*** (11) Matt Finnin* Mike Moudy* (3) Mark Pelini** (2) Givens Price* Ryne Reeves** Zach Sterup** Cethan Carter* (6) Sam Cotton* (1) Trey Foster* Tommy Armstrong Jr.* (8) Andy Janovich** Ameer Abdullah*** (13) Imani Cross** Terrell Newby*

Maliek Collins* (1) Aaron Curry** (8) Randy Gregory* (10) Kevin Maurice* Greg McMullen* Vincent Valentine* (6) Kevin Williams* Zaire Anderson* (5) Josh Banderas* (4) Trevor Roach** Michael Rose* (7) David Santos** (10) Austin Williams** LeRoy Alexander* (1) Corey Cooper*** (13) Daniel Davie** Nate Gerry* (3) Charles Jackson** Josh Mitchell*** (6) Jonathon Rose*

(14 Lettermen Lost/5 Starters)

Starters in Bold (Number of 2013 starts)

(23 Lettermen Returning/5 Starters)

Ron Kellogg III** (1) Taylor Martinez**** (4) King Frazier* C.J. Zimmerer*** (6)

LB: DB:

Jason Ankrah**** (13) Walker Ashburn* Avery Moss* (3) Brodrick Nickens** Thad Randle**** (11) Donoval Vestal* Jared Afalava* (2) Colby Starkebaum* Ciante Evans**** (13) Andrew Green*** (10) Harvey Jackson*** (3) Seth Jameson* Stanley Jean-Baptiste*** (13) Wil Richards*** Mo Seisay** (1)

KICKERS/SPECIALISTS (3 Lettermen Returning) PK: P: LS: Holder: KO:

Mauro Bondi** Sam Foltz* (13) Gabe Miller* Sam Foltz* Mauro Bondi**

(1 Letterman Lost) PK:

Pat Smith* (13)

(14 Lettermen Lost/4 Starters) WR: OL:

TE:

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Quincy Enunwa**** (13) Tyler Wullenwaber** Brandon Chapek* Scott Criss* Spencer Long*** (6) Cole Pensick**** (11) Brent Qvale**** (5) Andrew Rodriguez**** (13) Jeremiah Sirles**** (13) Jake Long*** (9)

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bo pelini Head Coach l Seventh Season l 58-24 Record One of the nation’s most successful coaches over the past six seasons, Bo Pelini moves into his seventh season at Nebraska in 2014. Under Pelini’s direction Nebraska has won at least nine games each of his first six seasons, one of only three schools in the nation to win nine or more games each year in that time period. THE PELINI FILE But Pelini isn’t focused on his Born: Dec. 13, 1967 individual accomplishments. His focus Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio is on the team and the process. Pelini’s Wife: Mary Pat process is working, as he owns a 58-24 Children: Patrick, Kate and Caralyn record as the head coach of the Huskers. High School: Cardinal Mooney, 1986 He has directed his teams to three 10College: Ohio State, 1990 win seasons and three appearances in Coaching Experience conference championship games while Nebraska, 2008-present at Nebraska. Head Coach In Nebraska’s 2013 season-opening victory over Wyoming, Pelini picked up LSU, 2005-07 his 50th victory as Cornhusker head defensive coordinator coach, making him the fifth Nebraska coach to reach that milestone, joining Oklahoma, 2004 Tom Osborne, Bob Devaney, Frank co-defensive coordinator, defensive backs Solich and Dana X. Bible. Pelini’s 57 wins from 2008 to 2013 are the ninthNebraska, 2003 most for any coach in the country in defensive coordinator, that time period. interim head coach for Alamo Bowl Pelini’s performance in his first six seasons in Lincoln has put him in Green Bay Packers, 2000-02 impressive company. Among schools linebackers currently in one of the five power New England Patriots, 1997-99 conferences (Big Ten, ACC, Big 12, linebackers Pac-12, SEC) Pelini is just the eighth head coach in college football history San Francisco 49ers, 1994-96 to win at least nine games in each assistant secondary of his first six seasons on the job at that school. The group includes two Cardinal Mooney High School, 1993 quarterbacks Nebraska coaches (Osborne, Pelini). When looking only at coaches in Iowa, 1991 their first head coaching job at a BCS graduate assistant school, Pelini is one of only three to win nine games in each of their first Playing Experience six years, joining Osborne and Barry 1987-90, Ohio State, free safety Switzer (Oklahoma). The 46-year-old Pelini was among a group of 18 FBS head coaches who were hired for their jobs beginning with the 2008 season. Pelini leads that group in victories over the past six years with 57 wins. In fact, Pelini is one of only six coaches in the group of 18 still in the job they were hired for prior to the 2008 season. Pelini’s success at Nebraska has come after inheriting a Husker team that finished 5-7 the season before his arrival. In 2013, Pelini directed Nebraska to a 9-4 record despite a rash of injuries in the second half of the season. Nebraska posted a 5-3 mark in the Big Ten, marking the sixth straight season Nebraska has had a winning conference record. The Huskers are one of only eight schools in the country to accomplish that feat. Nebraska showed mental toughness throughout the season, winning all five games that were decided by seven or fewer points. Three of those victories came in the month of November, beginning with a win over Northwestern on the game’s final play at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers also went on the road in November and posted victories at Michigan and Penn State, joining an elite group of Big Ten teams to win in both of those road stadiums in the same season. The season concluded with a 24-19 victory over Georgia in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. Pelini’s 2013 Huskers continued to excel individually on and off the field. I-back Ameer Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards last season, the most rushing yards by a Husker since 1997. Abdullah was a first-team All-Big Ten selection, a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award and a third-team All-America choice. Senior offensive guard Spencer Long earned first-team Academic All-America honors

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Most Victories Among Active College Coaches Since 2008

Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

Coach Nick Saban Chris Petersen Bob Stoops Les Miles Brian Kelly Mike Gundy Gary Patterson Urban Meyer Bo Pelini Frank Beamer

School(s) Alabama Boise State, Washington Oklahoma LSU Cincinnati, Notre Dame Oklahoma State TCU Florida, Ohio State Nebraska Virginia Tech

Wins 72 69 63 61 60 59 58 58 57 57

BCS Conference Coaches With 9 Wins in Each of Their First Six Seasons Coach Dr. Henry L. Williams % Dennis Erickson^ Barry Switzer* Steve Spurrier^ Mack Brown^ Bo Pelini* Earle Bruce^ Tom Osborne*

School Minnesota Miami Oklahoma Florida Texas Nebraska Ohio State Nebraska

Years 1900-05 1989-94 1973-78 1990-95 1998-2003 2008-13 1979-84 1973-78

Wins 65 63 62 61 59 57 56 55

Note: Pelini’s wins do not include 2003 Alamo Bowl *Switzer, Osborne and Pelini were all first-time head coaches ^Erickson, Spurrier, Brown and Bruce had previously been head coach at another BCS school %Williams had previously been a head coach, but not at a BCS school

and a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award. Spencer’s twin brother, Jake Long, and C.J. Zimmerer earned second-team Academic All-America recognition, giving Nebraska 11 Academic All-Americans under Pelini. Nebraska also had 30 student-athletes named to the academic All-Big Ten team, and 19 of Nebraska’s 23 seniors participated in the Gator Bowl as graduates. Pelini guided Nebraska to a 10-4 mark in 2012 against the nation’s fifth-toughest schedule, according to the NCAA. As a testament to Pelini’s process, Nebraska excelled in close games in 2012. The Huskers were 5-1 in games decided by fewer than 10 points. His team showed great resiliency to rally from second-half deficits in five of its seven Big Ten victories. Included in those totals were rallies from four double-digit secondhalf deficits. NU’s rally from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit at Northwestern tied for the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history and marked the second time a Pelini team had pulled off a 12-point fourth-quarter comeback. The 2012 Huskers saw five players earn first-team All-Big Ten honors. Quarterback Taylor Martinez and offensive guard Spencer Long were Nebraska’s first-team allconference selections by the league’s coaches, while Long completed his journey from walk-on to All-American, earning second-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Foundation. Joining Long as All-Big Ten honorees by the media were linebacker Eric Martin, safety Daimion Stafford and kicker Brett Maher. In 2011, Pelini faced the challenge of preparing Nebraska for its first season in the Big Ten Conference. Pelini was up to the task, leading the Huskers to a 9-4 record. Nebraska faced one of the nation’s most challenging schedules, highlighted by facing 11 new opponents. Four of Nebraska’s eight conference foes were ranked at the time of the game, including the Huskers’ 24-3 victory over No. 9 Michigan State that gave Nebraska a win over a top-10 opponent for the second straight season. In addition to the ranked teams, 10 of NU’s 12 FBS opponents played in a bowl game. Lavonte David was chosen as a first-team All-American and the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year in 2011, and he also became just the fourth Husker to be named a finalist for the Butkus Award. David, who became only the fifth Blackshirt to post back-to-back 100-tackle seasons, was also a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Lott Trophy. Despite playing only two seasons at Nebraska, David posted the fourth-highest tackle total in school history. Fellow Blackshirt Alfonzo Dennard battled through injuries to earn the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year award. David and Dennard’s honors came on the heels of a Husker being named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in both the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Maher was also named the Big Ten Punter and Place-kicker of the Year, becoming the first player to win both awards. Maher also became the first player to earn first-team All-Big Ten recognition as the punter and place-kicker in the same season since 2001. Maher earned the Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker-of-the-Year Award again in 2012.

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL Pelini’s leadership helped NU overcome the challenge of a new conference in 2011, while featuring a first-time offensive coordinator and four new assistant coaches. The Huskers also dealt with their share of injuries, among them playing without Dennard for the beginning of the year and losing 2010 All-American Jared Crick for the year in October. In 2010, Pelini guided Nebraska to its third Big 12 North Division title in his three years as head coach in the conference. He is the only coach in Big 12 history to win at least a share of a divisional title in each of his first three seasons. NU finished with a 10-4 record, giving the Huskers consecutive 10-win seasons for the first time since 2000 and 2001. During the Huskers’ 2010 run, Pelini guided Nebraska to wins over ranked teams in back-to- back weeks knocking off Oklahoma State and Missouri in late October to take control of the Big 12 North. The victories marked the first time NU had defeated top-20 teams in consecutive games since 1999. The win at No. 17 Oklahoma State was the highest ranked team NU had defeated on the road since 1997, while the victory over seventh-ranked Missouri in Lincoln was the highest-ranked team NU had defeated in nine seasons. Pelini’s expertise has always been defense, and the 2010 Blackshirts reflected his defensive acumen. The Huskers ranked 11th nationally in total defense, after finishing seventh in that category in 2009. Nebraska also finished in the top 10 in pass efficiency defense, passing yards allowed and scoring defense for the second straight year in 2010. In 2009, Pelini guided Nebraska to a 10-4 record and the Big 12 North championship. The Huskers posted their first 10-win season in six years and were ranked No. 14 in both final national polls, NU’s highest final ranking since 2001. NU fell just one point and one second short of its first Big 12 title in a decade, dropping a 13-12 decision to second-ranked Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game. Nebraska capped the year with a dominant 33-0 shutout of Arizona in the Holiday Bowl, giving Pelini the third of three straight bowl wins to open his head coaching career. Nebraska’s path to the conference title game was not an easy one. After a pair of disappointing October losses, Nebraska stood 4-3 overall and just 1-2 in Big 12 play. However, the Huskers reeled off five straight wins to end the regular season, including three road victories, and captured the division title by two games. The Huskers’ resurgence under Pelini has been due in large part to defensive improvement – Pelini’s area of expertise. Just two seasons removed from ranking near the bottom of several Big 12 and national defensive categories, the Blackshirts ascended to a position as one of the nation’s most dominant defenses in 2009. Nebraska led the nation in scoring defense in 2009, allowing just 10.4 points per game, while pitching a pair of shutouts. The 10.4 points per game marked the lowest average allowed by Nebraska since the Blackshirts also led the nation by allowing 9.5 points per game in 1984. The 2009 season also marked the first time NU posted two shutouts since 2003 when Pelini served as defensive coordinator, and the 2009 Huskers held eight of 14 opponents to 10 or fewer points. The Blackshirts also topped the pass efficiency defense and red zone defense lists

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and ranked in the top 10 nationally in sacks, rushing defense and total defense. The 272.0 yards per game allowed ranked as NU’s best since 1999. Under Pelini’s guidance, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was one of the most decorated defensive players in college football history. The first defensive lineman to be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 15 seasons, Suh finished fourth in the voting. He was also the first defensive player to be named the Associated Press Player of the Year, and was a unanimous All-American. Suh’s hardware included the Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik awards. The award-winning season for Suh came just two seasons after LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey won three major national awards and was an All-American while Pelini served as LSU’s defensive coordinator. Suh and Dorsey are the only players in the past 15 seasons to sweep the Nagurski and Bednarik awards. Pelini guided the Huskers to a 9-4 record in 2008, capped by victories in the Huskers’ final four games and six of the season’s final seven contests. The late-season surge allowed Nebraska to earn a share of the Big 12 North championship, and the Huskers picked up their ninth win with a 26-21 come-from-behind victory over Clemson in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. The win was a fitting conclusion for a team that developed a toughness that was a direct extension of its head coach. Pelini’s nine wins were the most nationally among first-time head coaches in 2008. Nebraska won its final four games of 2008 to carry the longest winning streak into a season since 2000. The 6-1 run to close the year tied for the best by an NU team since 1997, and Nebraska won its final four games for just the second time since 1997. In fact, through four seasons, Pelini’s Nebraska teams have a 15-7 record in games played on or after Nov. 1, including a 12-4 mark in regular-season contests. The success under Pelini in 2008 was attributed to both sides of the football. The Husker offense continued to rank among the nation’s best, finishing in the nation’s top 20 in passing offense, scoring offense and total offense. The biggest gains were made on the defensive side of the ball, where Pelini implemented his proven defensive system. Nebraska improved its total defensive average by 126.9 yards per game and finished second in the Big 12 in total defense. The run defense allowed 116.5 yards per game, nearly cutting its average from 2007 in half and finishing in the top 25 nationally in that category. The Blackshirts also posted 35 sacks, nearly tripling the total of the previous season. The successful first season for Pelini came as a result of his ability to quickly implement his attitude and leadership into the program. Then-Nebraska Athletic Director and Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne named Pelini the 28th head coach in Nebraska football history on Dec. 2, 2007. Pelini immediately showed the discipline to handle multiple tasks following his hiring. While quickly taking charge of all aspects of the Nebraska program, Pelini was also committed to finishing what he had started at LSU. Pelini returned to Baton Rouge in mid-December of 2007 and successfully orchestrated the Tigers’ defensive game plan for the BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State. The 38-24 win was keyed by a defense that forced three turnovers and had five sacks. Following the championship victory, Pelini turned his full focus to Nebraska. Pelini began his second tour of duty at Nebraska in 2008 with a victory on his resume. His first tenure in Lincoln was capped by serving as the interim head coach for Nebraska’s dominant 17-3 win over Michigan State in the 2003 Alamo Bowl. In the win, the defense held MSU to just 174 total yards and a first-quarter field goal. During that 2003 season, Pelini engineered a dominant Blackshirt defense. The energized, relentless unit finished among the Big 12 and nation’s best in nearly every defensive category. Nebraska finished the year ranked first nationally in pass efficiency defense, second in scoring defense and 11th in total defense. The Huskers set a school and Big 12 record with 32 interceptions and tied an NU record with 47 takeaways, helping Nebraska lead the nation in turnover margin. In between stints at Nebraska, Pelini served as Oklahoma’s co-defensive coordinator in 2004, before spending three seasons as LSU’s defensive coordinator from 2005 to 2007. The Tigers finished No. 3 nationally in total defense each of his three seasons. Pelini spent nine seasons as an NFL assistant prior to taking Nebraska’s defensive coordinator position. His NFL time included stints with San Francisco (1994-96), New England (1997-99) and Green Bay (2000-02). Pelini also spent the 1993 season as the quarterbacks coach for his alma mater, Cardinal Mooney High School, after serving as a graduate assistant at Iowa in 1991. Pelini also understands the importance of the storied Nebraska walk-on program, and has integrated it as a key part of the Huskers’ recruiting plan. The Cornhusker staff has welcomed more than 135 walk-ons to the program in Pelini’s first seven recruiting classes, and will continue to make the walk-on program a focus in future years. Pelini has also reached out to two groups that form the backbone of the traditionrich Nebraska program-its former players and its passionate fan base. Former Cornhuskers have rallied behind Pelini’s blue-collar approach. In turn the head coach has opened his door to those who helped build the program. Pelini has made a strong effort to connect with former players and those past Cornhuskers have

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL become a fixture in the football offices and at practices. Pelini has made regular public appearances around the state, reaching out to the nation’s most loyal fans. The widespread support for Pelini has been evident at every stop and his simple, humble approach is a perfect fit with Nebraskans. The support for Pelini has been evident since his arrival, beginning with 80,000 fans at the RedWhite Spring Game in April of 2008 to loyal followings on the road, at bowl games in Jacksonville and San Diego and the 2009 and 2010 Big 12 Championship Games in Arlington, Texas. That continued in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as Husker fans have followed the Big Red through its first three seasons of Big Ten Conference action. While devoting time to former players, fans and attracting talented future Huskers, Pelini’s No. 1 professional priority has been, and always will be, the current players in his program. Players have responded to his straight-forward message and process: Work hard, do the right thing and success will follow. That hard work and discipline does not end on the field. Pelini’s players have excelled in the classroom as well since he took over the program. Among Nebraska’s 23-player 2013 senior class, 19 student-athletes had earned their degree before the Gator Bowl, and all 23 are on track to graduate by August of 2014. Overall, 122 of 132 players in Pelini’s first six senior classes are on track to earn their degree by August of 2014. Twenty of Pelini’s players have earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, with 11 players earning Academic All-America honors. Offensive guard Spencer Long earned first-team Academic All-America honors in 2013, while Jake Long and C.J. Zimmerer were second-team honorees to continue Nebraska’s academic excellence under Pelini. I-back Rex Burkhead earned first-team Academic All-America honors for a second straight season in 2012, while linebacker Sean Fisher was a second-team choice for the second straight year. In 2010 and 2011, safety Austin Cassidy was a two-time firstteam selection. Pelini’s first two Academic All-Americans were 2008 second-team selections Todd Peterson and Tyler Wortman. Pelini has also seen 123 of his players earn first-team academic all-conference honors during the past six years. The wide-spread success Pelini has enjoyed in his first six seasons in Lincoln should come as no surprise. Prior to being named head coach, Pelini enjoyed five seasons as college football’s most successful defensive coordinator. But the success story started much earlier during Pelini’s youth. The youngest of eight children, Pelini grew up in the hard-nosed town of Youngstown, Ohio. Pelini’s parents instilled the discipline at a young age that has guided Bo to success both in and out of athletics. Pelini’s passion for athletics began in Youngstown. After a standout prep career at Cardinal Mooney High School, Pelini went on to Ohio State. A hard-hitting safety, he was known for his passionate and relentless play. Teammates recognized his leadership and elected Pelini a team captain as a senior. The tradition of being part of winning programs did not end after Pelini’s playing career. His coaching career has featured success at every stop along the way. A Super Bowl ring and a national championship are part of Pelini’s impressive resume. That coaching resume included a one-year stop as defensive coordinator at Nebraska. During the 2003 season, Pelini quickly learned the traditions of Nebraska football and its passionate fan base. In turn, Husker fans recognized the discipline and passion instilled by Pelini in the Blackshirt defense. His first stop in Lincoln marked Pelini’s first full-time college coaching job. During that 2003 season, Pelini engineered a dominant Blackshirt defense. The energized, relentless unit finished among the Big 12 and nation’s best in nearly every defensive category. Nebraska finished the year ranked first nationally in pass efficiency defense, second in scoring defense and 11th in total defense. The Huskers set a school and Big 12 record with 32 interceptions and tied an NU record with 47 takeaways, helping Nebraska lead the nation in turnover margin. Pelini began his second tour of duty at Nebraska in 2008 with a victory on his resume. His first tenure in Lincoln was capped by serving as the interim head coach for Nebraska’s dominant 17-3 win over Michigan State in the 2003 Alamo Bowl. In the win, the defense held MSU to just 174 total yards and a first-quarter field goal. More defensive dominance followed in Pelini’s next two stops at Oklahoma and LSU. Pelini served as the co-defensive coordinator on Bob Stoops’ staff at Oklahoma in 2004, helping the Sooners win a Big 12 title and reach the national championship game against USC. Oklahoma finished the season ranked sixth nationally in rush defense, 11th in scoring defense and 13th in total defense. In his three seasons as the defensive coordinator at LSU from 2005 to 2007, Pelini’s dominant defenses helped the Tigers compile a 34-6 record, including the 2007 BCS national championship and the Southeastern Conference championship. The BCS title game in January of 2008 marked the third time in four years that Pelini was a part of a team that played in a BCS game. The play of Pelini’s defenses was a key part of LSU’s success. The Tigers ranked third in the nation in total defense in 2007, surrendering an average of 288.8 yards

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per game. LSU also ranked in the top 25 nationally in pass efficiency defense (3rd), passing yards allowed per game (9th), rush defense (14th) and scoring defense (17th). Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey was the nation’s most decorated defender in 2007, earning the Outland Trophy, the Lombardi Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, while safety Craig Steltz earned All-America honors. Pelini’s defenses have Nebraska Under Coach Pelini a history of swarming to vs. AP Ranked Teams.............................................9-14 the football. LSU forced vs. AP Top 10 Teams................................................2-8 36 turnovers in 2007, the vs. Unranked Teams.............................................49-10 third-most takeaways in vs. Big Ten Teams...................................................18-8 the country. The Tigers’ Home.....................................................................35-9 2007 defensive success Road ......................................................................19-9 was the standard for Pelini Neutral.....................................................................4-6 at LSU, as each of his three In August.................................................................2-0 LSU defenses ranked No. 3 In September.........................................................19-4 nationally in total defense. In October.............................................................14-8 Pelini’s 2006 unit In November..........................................................19-6 surrendered just 242.8 In December............................................................2-4 yards per game, the fewest In January................................................................2-2 by a Tiger team since 1976. When Rushing for 200 or more yards....................37-6 A pair of Tigers earned When Rushing for 300 or more yards....................15-0 When Passing for 200 or more yards..................21-11 first-team All-America When Passing for 300 or more yards....................11-1 honors, including Dorsey When NU player rushes for 100 yards...................42-8 and safety LaRon Landry, When NU has two 100-yard rushers.......................8-1 who went on to become When NU player has 100 yards receiving..............13-3 the sixth overall pick When Opponent has 100 Yd. Rusher...................17-13 in the NFL Draft by the When Scoring 35 or More Points..........................30-1 Washington Redskins. When Holding Opponent to 10 Pts. or less...........20-2 In 2005, the Tigers When forcing three or more turnovers.................17-2 allowed just 266.9 yards When Nebraska scores first...................................44-7 per game, and ranked in When Nebraska leads at halftime.........................45-4 the top 10 nationally in When Nebraska trails at halftime........................11-17 all four major defensive When Nebraska is tied at halftime..........................4-2 categories, including third Games decided by 11 points or more.................37-14 in total defense, scoring Games decided by 10 or less.................................18-8 defense and pass efficiency Games decided by 7 or less...................................12-8 defense. Kyle Williams and Games decided by 3 or less.....................................7-6 Overtime games......................................................2-1 Claude Wroten were both first-team All-America selections. Overall, the 11 college teams Pelini has been a part of have compiled an impressive 113-34 record, winning at least nine games every season. His defenses have posted 10 shutouts and held the opposition to seven points or less 41 times. Before joining the Huskers in 2003, Pelini had nine years of NFL experience, one season at a Division I university, and one year in the high school ranks. Pelini broke into the NFL in 1994 as assistant secondary coach for the San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers, Pelini coached in the Super Bowl, helping San Francisco to a 49-26 win over San Diego in Super Bowl XXIX. Pelini held that position for three years before moving to the Patriots. He spent three years as New England’s linebackers coach under coach Pete Carroll, helping the Patriots to a 27-21 record and two playoff appearances. After three years with the Patriots, Pelini moved to the Packers, coaching linebackers for three seasons. In three years in Green Bay with head coach Mike Sherman, the Packers posted a 33-15 record and advanced twice to the playoffs. In 2002, the Packer defense ranked fourth in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 188.4 yards per game. Pelini got his start in coaching in 1991, serving as a graduate assistant coach at Iowa under Hayden Fry. From there he moved into the high school ranks, serving as quarterbacks coach at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio in 1993 before taking the leap to the 49ers. A standout free safety at Ohio State from 1987 to 1990, Pelini earned four letters for the Buckeyes. He was coached by Earle Bruce in 1987 and John Cooper his final three seasons. Pelini helped the Buckeyes to a 15-8 record over his final two seasons as a starter, and he was a three-time selection to the Academic All-Big Ten team. As a senior co-captain Pelini received the “Bo Rein Award,” given annually to the Buckeyes’ most inspirational player. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Ohio State in 1990, Pelini completed his master’s degree in sports administration at Ohio University in 1992. Pelini and his wife, Mary Pat, have three children, a 15-year-old son, Patrick, and two daughters, Kate, 13 and Caralyn, 11.

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Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks l Seventh Season Central Florida (1988) An innovative coach regarded as one of the nation’s finest offensive minds, Tim Beck has played a key role in Nebraska’s success over the past several seasons. Beck is in his seventh season at Nebraska and his fourth year as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. A Broyles Award nominee as the nation’s top assistant in both 2012 and 2013, Beck spent his first three seasons on staff tutoring the running backs. Beck owns more than 25 years of coaching experience, including 16 seasons as a collegiate assistant and nine years as a high school head coach. Beck has coached teams to eight bowl games, including each of the past three as Nebraska’s offensive coordinator. Nebraska has averaged more than 32 points per game in Beck’s three seasons as offensive coordinator. In 2013, the Huskers averaged just under 30 points per game after dealing with multiple key injuries. NU started three different quarterbacks on the season in a year where it expected to rely on four-year starter Taylor Martinez. Martinez was the coaches’ choice as the 2012 first-team All-Big Ten quarterback and NU’s all-time career passing and total offense leader. Injuries limited Martinez to just four starts in 2013, while redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. earned eight starts and senior Ron Kellogg III started Nebraska’s final regular-season game. The injuries were not limited to the backfield. NU suffered injuries to five starters on the offensive line, including losing 2012 second-team All-American Spencer Long in the sixth game of the season. With the injuries, Nebraska was forced to use six different starting offensive lines in the final seven games of the regular season, a stretch that also saw NU utilize three starting quarterbacks. Despite the injuries Nebraska joined Ohio State and Wisconsin as the only Big Ten teams to score at least 17 points in every game during the 2013 season. Beck relied heavily on first-team All-Big Ten running back Ameer Abdullah, a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award. Abdullah rushed for a Big Ten-best 1,690 yards in 2013, the highest total by a Husker since All-American Ahman Green ran for 1,877 yards in 1997. Behind Abdullah, Nebraska ranked 19th nationally in rushing at 215.7 yards per game. The 2013 season marked the fourth consecutive year Nebraska ranked in the top 20 nationally in rushing offense. In the passing game, three Huskers threw for more than 600 yards, a first in school history. Senior receiver Quincy Enunwa hauled in a school-record 12 touchdown passes, and broke the record in style with a school and NCAA record 99-yard TD reception in the Gator Bowl. Joining Abdullah as All-Big Ten selections in 2013 were senior Cole Pensick as a secondteam offensive lineman and wide receiver Kenny Bell and offensive tackles Andrew Rodriguez and Jeremiah Sirles as honorable-mention picks. Bell will enter his senior season in position to become Nebraska’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yardage. With a healthy unit, Beck has boasted highly productive offenses. NU has scored at least two touchdowns in 39 of Beck’s 40 games as offensive coordinator. In 2012, Beck’s offense scored 57 offensive touchdowns, the program’s most since 2008. The Huskers averaged 34.8 points per game in 2012, a total that ranked 28th nationally. Overall, NU produced 487 total points in 2012, the highest total since the 2000 Huskers scored 522 points. In addition to the impressive scoring totals, Nebraska was eighth nationally in rushing in 2012 (253.4 yards per game) and 26th nationally in total offense (460.8 yards per game). NU led the Big Ten Conference in total offense and rushing offense, while ranking second in scoring. On the ground, the Huskers rushed for at least 200 yards 12 times last season, the program’s highest total since also rushing for 200 yards times times in 1997. Martinez flourished in his second season in Beck’s offense. The coaches’ selection as the first-team All-Big Ten quarterback, Martinez accounted for a school-record 3,890 yards of total offense in 2012. Martinez rushed for 1,019 yards in 2012 - the fourth-highest total by a quarterback in school history - and he threw for 2,871 yards, the highest total ever by a Husker junior and the third-highest mark overall in school history. As a testament to Beck’s versatility as a play caller, Martinez posted three 300-yard passing performances and five 100-yard rushing efforts. Martinez established a school record with a 91.9 percent completion percentage against Arkansas State and rushed for 205 yards against the nation’s eighth-ranked rushing defense at Michigan State, the thirdbest rushing performance by a quarterback in Husker history. Martinez accounted for 32 total touchdowns in 2012 (10 rushing, 22 passing), tying the NU school record. In addition to the impressive season totals, Martinez also became Nebraska’s career passing and total offense leader during the 2012 campaign. Abdullah also excelled in Beck’s offense as a sophomore in 2012. Abdullah rushed for 1,137 yards, the sixth-highest sophomore total in school history, an impressive performance after carrying the ball only 42 times and rushing for 150 yards as a true freshman in 2011 behind All-Big Ten back Rex Burkhead. Abdullah’s performance earned him second-team all-conference accolades from the league’s coaches.

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Bell was another sophomore who flourished in Beck’s offense in 2012. After becoming the second freshman in school history to lead Nebraska in receptions and receiving yards in 2011, Bell repeated the feat in 2012. Bell set NU sophomore records with 50 catches, 863 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns, leading the team in all three categories. Bell, who also set a Husker sophomore record with three 100-yard receiving games, ranked fourth overall on Nebraska’s season receiving touchdowns chart, fourth in receiving yards, sixth in 100-yard receiving games, seventh in receptions and ninth in yards per reception (17.5). He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection. In addition to the trio of skill players, other Huskers earned individual honors in 2012. Offensive guard Spencer Long, a former walk-on, earned second-team All-America honors from both the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation, in addition to being a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection. Offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles also earned second-team all-conference honors, while tight ends Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed and center Justin Jackson were honorable-mention selections. Beck produced impressive results in his first year as an offensive coordinator. Nebraska averaged nearly 30 points per game, and the Huskers scored at least two touchdowns in every game in 2011, a feat NU has accomplished only twice in the past 10 seasons. Nebraska’s rushing attack flourished under Beck’s direction, averaging 217.2 yards per game to rank 15th nationally. Nebraska averaged 200 yards rushing for only the second time in the past eight seasons. Individually, All-Big Ten back Rex Burkhead tied a school record by scoring a touchdown in 10 consecutive games to open the season. His 17 touchdowns were seventh in NU history and the most by a Husker since Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch scored 19 touchdowns in 2001. Burkhead finished 19th nationally in rushing (104.4 ypg), and his 1,357 rushing yards were the seventh-most in school history and the most by a Husker I-back since 1997. Taylor Martinez added 874 yards on the ground, the ninth-highest total by a quarterback in school history. The Huskers also boasted an efficient passing attack under Beck. Martinez completed 56 percent of his passes and threw for 2,089 yards, the sixth-highest total in school history. Under Beck’s game plan, Martinez threw only two interceptions in the season’s final 30 quarters, a span that totaled 168 pass attempts. Martinez had one streak of 125 straight passes without an interception. Martinez also posted the top total offense season (2,963) by a Husker sophomore in 2011 and the third-best overall mark in school history. As running backs coach in 2010, Beck helped NU rank first in the Big 12 and ninth nationally in rushing at 247.6 yards per game. Nebraska topped the 200-yard mark 10 times, rushed for 300 yards four times and 400 yards once. The Huskers were seventh nationally with an average of 5.47 yards per carry. NU also posted its first 2,500-yard rushing season since 2003 and scored 30 rushing touchdowns for the first time since 2001. NU posted back-to-back 300-yard rushing games against Idaho and Washington, a first for the program since 2002. The Huskers had three 100-yard rushers for only the fifth time in school history against the Huskies. Two weeks later at Kansas State, Nebraska ran for 451 yards, its highest total since 2001. Two-time All-Big 12 selection Roy Helu Jr. ran for a career-high 1,245 yards before being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Helu Jr. was the first Husker to post backto-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons since Calvin Jones in 1992 and 1993. Helu Jr. also set the Nebraska single-game rushing record with 307 yards against Missouri. Behind Helu Jr., Burkhead earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades and rushed for 951 yards in 2010. In 2009, Nebraska averaged 147.1 rushing yards per game, and outrushed 11 of 14 opponents. Helu Jr. rushed for 1,147 yards, and ranked fourth in the Big 12 in rushing to earn second-team All-Big 12 honors. In Beck’s first year, NU’s running game improved throughout 2008. Nebraska had five games with more than 200 rushing yards in league play, including a season-high 355 yards against Kansas State. In Big 12 games, NU ranked third in the league in rushing (182.5 ypg). Beck came to Nebraska after a three-year stint on the staff at Kansas. Beck was the Jayhawks’ receivers coach each of his three seasons, and was promoted to pass game coordinator in 2007. Beck went to KU as one of the most respected high school coaches in the state of Texas, serving three seasons at Summit High in Mansfield from 2002 to 2004 after three years at R.L. Turner High in Carrollton, Texas, from 1999 to 2001, Prior to coaching in the Texas prep ranks, Beck worked at Missouri State for three seasons from 1996 to 1998, including one season as the offensive coordinator. Beck was hired at Missouri State after leading Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., from 1993 to 1995. The 48-year-old Beck served as a graduate assistant at Kansas State in 1991 and 1992 under Bill Snyder. Previously, Beck coached the outside linebackers and punters at Illinois State in 1990, and worked in 1988 and 1989 as an assistant coach at Miramar High School. Beck is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and graduated from Cardinal Mooney High, the same high school that Bo Pelini attended. Beck was a standout in football, basketball and baseball at Cardinal Mooney. Beck played at Central Florida and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1988 before adding a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from KSU in 1992.

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Defensive Coordinator l Seventh Season Virginia Tech (2001) John Papuchis is in his seventh season on Bo Pelini’s Nebraska staff, and his third year as the Huskers’ defensive coordinator. Papuchis has made a quick rise through the coaching ranks. The 35-year-old Papuchis was the fourth-youngest defensive coordinator in the country and the youngest solo defensive coordinator when he was promoted to the position in 2012. Papuchis helped mold a young Husker defense in 2013, a group that made tremendous progress throughout the year. Nebraska finished the season ranked 40th nationally and fourth in the Big Ten in total defense. The Huskers allowed an average of 463.8 yards per game through the first four games, but with time, the unit gelled and showed marked improvement. During Nebraska’s eight-game Big Ten schedule, the Huskers allowed an average of only 318.6 yards per game to rank fourth in the conference. The Huskers allowed only one of their eight Big Ten opponents to total 390 yards of offense, while holding Michigan (175 yards), Purdue (216) and Iowa (282) all below 300 yards. In conference games, Nebraska also led the Big Ten in opponent pass completion, allowing opponents to complete just 48.6 percent of their attempts. On the year, Nebraska’s defense boasted top-25 rankings in four categories. The Huskers ranked first in the Big Ten and seventh nationally in sacks, while ranking sixth in third-down defense, 18th in tackles for loss and 21st in fourth-down defense. Nebraska achieved its lofty rankings despite its youth. First- or second-year players combined to make 46 defensive starts for the Huskers in 2013. Eight freshmen earned starts for the Blackshirts, while sophomore defensive end Randy Gregory, a first-year transfer, made 10 starts en route to earning first-team All-Big Ten accolades. Gregory led the Big Ten with 10.5 sacks, including a league-high 9.0 sacks in conference play. Gregory’s 10.5 sacks were a school record for a first-year Husker, while his 9.0 sacks in conference play ranked second all-time at Nebraska. Gregory was joined as a first-team All-Big Ten selection by senior defensive back Ciante Evans, who set a Nebraska defensive back record with 11 tackles for loss, while tying the position record with 3.0 sacks. Other Husker defenders earning all-conference accolades included second-team cornerback selection Stanley Jean-Baptiste and honorable-mention selections Jason Ankrah at defensive end and Corey Cooper at safety. Nebraska fielded one of the nation’s top pass defenses in 2012, and the Blackshirts played a key role in the Huskers advancing to a conference championship game for the third time in four seasons. Nebraska finished fourth in the nation in pass defense (168.1 yards allowed per game), ninth in pass efficiency defense (105.32) and 35th in total defense (360.6 yards allowed per game). Nebraska allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete only 47.1 percent of their passes, the best mark in the nation and one of only two teams to hold opponents below 50 percent passing. Nebraska posted an opponent completion percentage under 50 percent for the third time in four seasons and held opposing passers to the worst completion percentage at Nebraska since 2001 (43.3 percent). The 164.1 passing yards per game the Blackshirts allowed was the second-lowest at Nebraska in the past 20 seasons. The Blackshirts played a key role in Nebraska’s 10-win season, allowing an average of only 296.6 yards per game in the Huskers’ 10 victories. Nebraska held Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa to 200 or fewer total yards, including limiting the Wolverines and Golden Gophers to fewer than 100 yards passing and rushing. The Huskers nearly held the Hawkeyes below the century mark in both rushing and passing as well, surrendering 108 rushing yards and 92 passing yards. From a scoring standpoint, Nebraska held five opponents to 14 or fewer points in 2012. The Huskers held Arkansas State to 13 points, its fewest of the year and one of only two games where the Red Wolves were held below 30 points. NU gave up only six offensive points to ASU, as the Red Wolves scored their only touchdown on a fumble return, while one of their two field goals came after the offense gained zero yards following another Husker fumble. The Blackshirts held both Iowa and Michigan to their second-lowest point totals of the year and their lowest marks in conference play. Iowa put together a touchdown drive on its opening possession against the Huskers, but was shut out the rest of the game, managing only 138 yards on its final 11 possessions covering 51 plays. The Huskers kept Michigan out of the end zone all game, allowing only three field goals to the Wolverines. Individually, defensive end Eric Martin broke through in his senior season. A first-team All-Big Ten selection by the league’s media members, Martin had 17 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 2012, after totaling only four TFLs and 2.5 sacks in his first three seasons combined. Safety Daimion Stafford led the Big Ten with four interceptions in conference games en route to earning first-team all-conference honors from the league’s media members and second-team accolades from the coaches. Linebacker Will Compton tallied a careerhigh 110 tackles in 2012, and he was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the league’s coaches. Defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler also earned second-team All-Big Ten honors under Papuchis’ direction, while defensive back Ciante Evans was an honorable-mention all-conference selection.

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In his first four years on staff, Papuchis tutored the defensive line and served as special teams coordinator, and also filled the role of recruiting coordinator in 2011. Papuchis’ work with the defensive line has helped the Huskers rank in the top 10 in total defense and the top 11 in scoring defense in two of the past three seasons. NU’s defensive line had to overcome numerous injuries in 2011, but the unit persevered, combining for 226 tackles, 14.5 sacks and 26 tackles for loss. Two defensive linemen Cameron Meredith and Terrence Moore - also intercepted passes in 2011, while Meredith earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades along with Baker Steinkuhler. Meredith was second on the team with five sacks and ranked third with six TFLs, nearly doubling his career sack total entering the year. In 2010 as defensive ends coach, Papuchis tutored both of Nebraska’s starting defensive ends to All-Big 12 honors, with Pierre Allen claiming first-team honors and Meredith garnering second-team accolades. Each player ranked in the top six on the team in tackles while combining for 129 stops, 19 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. In 2009, Papuchis’ ends combined for 127 tackles, including 33 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. With 16 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, Barry Turner was an honorable-mention All-Big 12 selection in 2009, while Allen racked up five sacks and 12 tackles for loss. In his first year in Lincoln, Papuchis saw starting defensive ends Zach Potter and Allen combine for 26 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in 2008, with Potter earning honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades. The defensive ends helped a Nebraska defense that finished second in the Big 12 in total defense. Nebraska also owned one of the nation’s top special teams units from 2008 to 2011 under Papuchis’ direction. After helping Alex Henery earn the title of the most accurate kicker in NCAA history, Papuchis developed his second straight All-America kicker in 2011. In his first season as a starter, Brett Maher ranked 10th nationally in punting (44.5) and 18th in field goals (19). Maher’s 19 field goals ranked in a tie for second in school history, and he was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist, in addition to winning the Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker-of-the-Year award and the Eddleman-Field Big Ten Punter-of-the-Year award. Maher also became the first player to be selected as both the All-Big Ten first-team punter and place-kicker since 2001. Nebraska also boasted one of the nation’s top kickoff return units in 2011, ranking seventh nationally with an average of 25.5 yards per return. Ameer Abdullah set a school record with 211 kickoff return yards against Fresno State, including a 100-yard touchdown. In 2010, Papuchis was one of four finalists for the FootballScoop Special Teams Coordinatorof-the-Year Award. That season, Henery earned first-team All-America honors while ending his career as Nebraska’s all-time leading scorer and the most accurate kicker in NCAA history, establishing eight NCAA records. Along with Henery, Papuchis had another weapon to utilize on special teams in Adi Kunalic, who ranked among the national leaders in touchbacks, posting 86 career touchbacks. In 2009, the Huskers’ kickoff and punt return units both ranked in the top 30 nationally, while Henery had an NU record 24 field goals. Henery also placed a Big 12-leading 30 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line. The Huskers ranked in the top 15 nationally in kickoff return defense and third in touchbacks. The special teams unit also had a banner year under Papuchis in 2008, headlined by Henery’s school-record 57-yard game-winning field goal against Colorado. Henery finished the year 18-of-21 on field goals and missed just one extra point. Henery was a second-team All-Big 12 pick. The Huskers also ranked in the top 25 nationally in punt returns, and returned both a kickoff and punt for a touchdown in the same season for the first time since 1998. Papuchis joined the Nebraska coaching staff after spending the previous four seasons on the football staff at LSU. Papuchis worked closely with Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini during their time together in Baton Rouge. Papuchis served as a defensive intern for the Tigers, assisting in every aspect of the defensive game plan and scouting reports. The efforts of Papuchis helped the Tigers rank among the nation’s top defenses throughout his time with LSU. The Tigers ranked third nationally in total defense each season from 2005 to 2007. In 2007, the Tiger defense helped LSU to SEC and national titles, capped by a 38-24 victory over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game. Papuchis first joined Nick Saban’s LSU staff prior to the 2004 season, helping the team earn a berth in the Capital One Bowl. Papuchis had a three-year stint as a graduate assistant at Kansas from 2001 to 2003. In 2001, he worked with the Jayhawk secondary and then assisted with the linebackers. In his final season at KU, Papuchis helped the Jayhawks earn a berth in the Tangerine Bowl. Papuchis graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Kansas in 2003.

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barney

Running Backs l Seventh Season l 24th Season Overall Brown (1979)

Associate Head Coach l Run Game Coordinator | TE | OL Seventh Season l Eighth Season Overall l Nebraska (1983)

brown

Veteran college assistant Ron Brown rejoined the Nebraska coaching staff in 2008 and is in his seventh season on Bo Pelini’s staff. Brown will enters his fourth year as running backs coach in 2014, after coaching tight ends his first three years on Pelini’s staff. Overall, the 2014 season will be Brown’s 24th year as a Husker assistant coach, after serving on the NU staff for 17 seasons from 1987 to 2003. Under Brown’s direction, junior I-back Ameer Abdullah enjoyed one of the finest seasons in school history in 2013. A first-team All-Big Ten selection and semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards. He ranked seventh nationally in rushing yards per game and his yardage total was the fourth-best in Nebraska history and the most since All-American Ahman Green ran for 1,877 yards in 1997. Abdullah was a consistent performer for an injury-riddled Husker offense last fall, as he tied a school record with 11 100-yard rushing efforts while rushing for at least 85 yards in all 13 games. Abdullah added nine rushing touchdowns while averaging 6.0 yards per carry. He also caught 26 passes for 232 yards and two more scores. Abdullah will enter his senior season with the opportunity to become the first player in school history with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He is also poised to become just the second Nebraska player with 4,000 rushing yards and is likely to become the Huskers’ alltime leader in all-purpose yardage. Behind Abdullah, sophomore Imani Cross ran for 447 yards and 10 touchdowns on 85 carries. Freshman Terrell Newby added 298 yards, as Nebraska finished the 2013 season ranked 19th nationally in rushing at 215.7 yards per game. In 2012, Brown’s running backs helped Nebraska rank eighth nationally in rushing offense (253.4 yards per game). Preseason All-American Rex Burkhead missed much of the season with a knee injury, and carried the ball only 98 times, but managed 675 yards and 6.9 yards per carry. Abdullah stepped up and rushed for 1,137 yards in Burkhead’s absence, after Abdullah had only 42 carries for 150 yards in 2011. His rushing total was the sixth-highest ever by a Husker sophomore, despite starting only seven games. Abdullah produced six 100-yard rushing efforts, including 100-yard performances in each of his first five career starts, the longest such streak by a Husker since 1993. A second-team All-Big Ten selection, Abdullah also caught 24 passes for 178 yards, while accounting for 11 total touchdowns, including eight on the ground. Cross also flourished as a true freshman under Brown’s direction, producing a 100-yard game against Idaho State, while scoring seven touchdowns. In 2011, Brown helped Nebraska rank 15th nationally in rushing and was a nominee for the Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant coach. All-Big Ten back Burkhead led the Huskers’ prolific rushing attack, ranking 19th in the nation with 104.2 rushing yards per game. Burkhead posted seven 100-yard rushing games, and finished with 1,357 rushing yards for the seventh-best rushing total in school history and the highest total by a Husker I-back since 1997. Burkhead reached 1,000 yards rushing in only 10 games, becoming the first Husker I-back to accomplish that feat since 2001. Burkhead has also had a knack for finding the end zone, scoring 17 touchdowns, including 15 on the ground, and finished in a tie for 40th nationally in scoring. Burkhead set a school record by scoring a touchdown in each of the first 10 games in 2011 and tied the overall Nebraska record by scoring a touchdown in 10 consecutive games. Working with the tight ends in 2010, Brown’s unit was a valuable asset in both the passing and running games. In the passing game, Kyler Reed emerged as a playmaker, catching 22 passes for 395 yards and a Nebraska tight end record eight touchdown grabs. Brown’s tight ends were also major players in NU’s rushing attack, which led the Big 12 and ranked ninth nationally in rushing. In 2009, Brown’s tight end unit combined for 46 catches, 442 yards and six touchdowns. Five different tight ends caught a pass, while tight ends grabbed six of Nebraska’s 18 touchdown catches on the year. Mike McNeill enjoyed his second straight strong season under Brown’s tutelage in 2009. McNeill tied for the team lead with four touchdown catches, while earning second-team All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press. In his first season back in the collegiate game, Brown assisted with an NU offense that finished 12th nationally in total offense. McNeill set a Nebraska tight end season record with 32 receptions, including six touchdown grabs. Brown served as receivers coach for his entire first tenure with the Huskers and also tutored the tight ends. During his first stint, the blocking of Brown’s receivers played a key role in nine NU NCAA rushing titles. Brown’s receivers and tight ends also led the Big 12 in touchdown receptions three times from 1996 to 2003. Brown originally came to Lincoln after four years of coaching at Brown University from 1983 to 1986, including serving as Brown’s head freshman coach in 1983. Brown was a two-time first-team All-Ivy League performer as a defensive back. He was selected to Brown University’s All-Century team and the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. Brown received his bachelor’s degree from Brown in 1979, then earned his master’s degree in health administration from Columbia University in 1982.

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A former Husker offensive lineman, Barney Cotton is in his seventh season on Coach Bo Pelini’s Nebraska staff and his eighth year overall as a Husker assistant, counting his 2003 season as NU’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Cotton’s role changed slightly in 2013, as he served as Nebraska’s run game coordinator and tight ends coach, while continuing in his role with the offensive line and as associate head coach. Cotton has been Nebraska’s offensive line coach for the past six seasons and helped NU finish in the top 20 nationally in rushing each of the past four years, while producing a 1,000-yard rusher for five straight seasons. Nebraska’s run game ranked 19th nationally in 2013 with an average of 215.7 yards per game. Cotton played a key role in the Huskers once again boasting one of the nation’s top rushing attacks. Five starters on the offensive line dealt with injuries, including 2012 All-American Spencer Long, who suffered a season-ending injury in Nebraska’s sixth game. Injuries also forced NU to use three starting quarterbacks last fall, which allowed defenses to focus on the Husker rushing attack. Despite the adversity, I-back Ameer Abdullah thrived, rushing for 1,690 yards, while tying a school record with 11 100-yard rushing games. Paving the way was a gritty offensive line that dealt with multiple injuries and position switches. Senior Cole Pensick, who started at both guard and center, was a second-team All-Big Ten selection, while tackles Andrew Rodriguez and Jeremiah Sirles were honorable-mention all-conference. Cotton’s tight ends combined for 23 catches while contibuting to the run game. Cotton’s youngest son, Sam, produced the lone touchdown catch by a tight end in 2013. Jake Long battled through injuries to earn second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, while his twin brother Spencer was a first-team academic All-American. In 2012, Cotton helped Spencer Long complete a journey from walk-on to AllAmerican. A consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection, Long was named a second-team All-American by both the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation. Cotton has coached the only three Husker offensive linemen to earn first-team all-conference honors since 2001, while Long was NU’s first All-America offensive lineman since 2001. In addition to Long, former walk-on center Justin Jackson, a converted defensive lineman, earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades from the league’s coaches in his first year at center. Sirles was a second-team all-conference selection, giving Nebraska three all-conference offensive linemen in 2012. The line helped Nebraska rank eighth nationally with 253.4 rushing yards per game. It paved the way for Abdullah to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors and become the first Husker sophomore to rush for 1,000 yards since 1994. The unit also helped NU top 200 yards rushing 12 times in 2012, the highest total by a Husker team since 1997. Cotton’s line also helped All-Big Ten quarterback Taylor Martinez set Nebraska’s junior class total offense record, throwing for 2,871 yards and rushing for another 1,019 yards and accounting for a school-record 3,890 total yards. The 2012 season marked the third straight year Nebraska averaged more than 200 yards rushing, a first for the program since 2001 to 2003. The 2011 Husker rushing attack ranked 15th nationally, averaging 217.2 yards per game. Cotton has a knack for quickly developing players. First- or second-year players combined for 38 starts on the offensive line in 2011. Cotton also developed three current or former walk-ons who combined for 32 starts in 2011. Two of those former walk-ons were Mike Caputo and Long, both of whom earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2011, along with honorable-mention selection Marcel Jones. The 2011 line paved the way for All-Big Ten I-back Rex Burkhead to post the 32nd 1,000-yard rushing season in school history. Burkhead finished with 1,357 yards to post the highest rushing total by a Husker I-back since 1997. In 2010, NU rushed for 3,466 yards, the program’s highest total since 2002, and ranked ninth nationally in rushing yards per game (247.6 ypg). Ricky Henry became the first Husker offensive lineman to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors since 2001, while Caputo and Keith Williams garnered honorable-mention accolades. Roy Helu Jr. ran for 1,245 yards and set the NU single-game rushing record with 307 yards against Missouri. Under Cotton’s leadership in 2009, three Husker linemen (Henry, Williams and Jacob Hickman) earned All-Big 12 accolades from the Associated Press. The line helped Helu to earn All-Big 12 honors while rushing for 1,147 yards. In 2008, NU finished among the top 20 nationally in total offense, scoring offense and passing offense. Matt Slauson was a secondteam All-Big 12 pick, while Hickman and Lydon Murtha were honorable-mention selections. In his first stint at Nebraska in 2003 as offensive coordinator, Cotton helped NU to a 10-3 record and an Alamo Bowl victory. Nebraska ranked among the top 10 nationally in rushing offense and four Husker offensive linemen earned all-conference accolades. Cotton previouisly coahced at Iowa State from 2004 to 2006 and at New Mexico State from1997 to 2002. He was the head coach at Hastings College in 1995 and 1996. From 1989 to 1994, he was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at St. Cloud State (Minn.). Cotton earned second-team All-Big Eight honors as a guard in 1978 on Tom Osborne’s Big Eight championship team.

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ross

rich

Linebackers l Special Teams Coord. l Recruiting Coord. Fourth Season l Nebraska-Omaha (1988)

Wide Receivers l Fourth Season Colorado (1993)

els

Ross Els is in his fourth season at Nebraska on Coach Bo Pelini’s staff and his 26th season in the college coaching ranks. Els begins his fourth season coaching NU’s linebackers and his third year with the added duties of special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator. Els helped a young Husker linebacking corps develop throughout the 2013 season. With a two-deep featuring three freshmen, two sophomores and a junior transfer in his first full year of action in the program, Els’ linebackers combined for 285 tackles. Sophomore David Santos was second on the team with 87 tackles and added seven tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. Redshirt freshman Michael Rose tied for third on the team with 66 stops, including 17 tackles in Nebraska’s regular-season finale against Iowa. Junior Zaire Anderson, a junior college transfer who was awarded a medical hardship during his first season at NU in 2012, made 52 stops, including 3.0 sacks. True freshmen Nathan Gerry and Josh Banderas combined for 60 tackles, while making an immediate impact under Els’ tutelage. The play of Els’ linebackers in 2012 helped Nebraska to 10 wins and a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game. Senior Will Compton earned second-team All-Big Ten honors with a team-leading 110 tackles, including six tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. Compton also recovered three fumbles and had an interception. Els also helped Alonzo Whaley enjoy a breakout senior season. Whaley ranked fourth on the team with 65 tackles, and he forced a team-leading four fumbles while recording four TFLs, 1.0 sack and one interception, a game-clinching pick in Nebraska’s 13-7 win at Iowa that clinched the Big Ten Legends Division Championship. Entering the year, Whaley had made only 20 career tackles, including three for losses. Santos also contributed 24 tackles and three TFLs, earning Big Ten All-Freshman honors, in addition to a Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week accolade after he recorded a team-high 10 tackles in his only start against Michigan. Another Els pupil, Sean Fisher earned academic All-America honors for the second straight year in 2012. Els came to Nebraska in 2011 after six seasons at Ohio University. In 2011, Lavonte David was named the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and an All-American, while Compton was an honorable-mention all-conference selection. David and Compton were NU’s top two tacklers, combining for 215 tackles and 20 TFLs. David led the team with 133 tackles, 13 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. David posted six games with at least 10 tackles and was only the fourth Husker to record 100 tackles in consecutive seasons. David ranked third in the Big Ten in tackles per game and 18th nationally. Under Els’ instruction, David was recognized as one of the nation’s best linebackers. He was one of six finalists for the Butkus Award, presented annually to the nation’s top linebacker. David was Nebraska’s first finalist for the award since 1994 and only the fourth Husker to be a Butkus finalist. David was also a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Lott Trophy, in addition to being named the Lott Trophy national player of the week twice in 2011. Following his outstanding senior season - which saw him post the most tackles for a two-year player in school history - David was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay (58th pick). Compton enjoyed a breakout year in Els’ first season on staff. The linebacker entered the season with 55 career tackles and two career TFLs through 23 games. In 13 games in 2011, Compton easily eclipsed his career totals, posting 82 tackles and seven TFLs. Coaching NU’s special teams units for the first time in 2012, Els helped Brett Maher earn co-Big Ten Punter-of-the-Year honors, while Maher also ranked second in school history with 19 field goals. In the return game, Ameer Abdullah spent most of the year as the nation’s only player to return both a punt and kickoff more than 80 yards. In 2013, Kenny Bell added a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Penn State, highlighting a Husker kickoff return unit that ranked 40th nationally. Senior place-kicker Pat Smith, a first-year transfer, made 12 of his 13 field goals, including a game-winning overtime field goal at Penn State. Smith was honored for his work as an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection. With Ohio from 2005 to 2010, Els served as assistant head coach for one year and tutored the linebackers all six seasons. He also served as Ohio’s special teams coordinator for four seasons. Els helped Ohio to three bowl appearances and two MAC East division championships during his stay in Athens, Ohio. Els joined the Ohio staff following four seasons on Tony Samuel’s coaching staff at New Mexico State from 2001 to 2004. In his final two seasons he was the defensive coordinator for the Aggies. While in Las Cruces, Els worked with current NU offensive line coach Barney Cotton. Els had succeeded Cotton as the head coach at Hastings College, where he compiled a 32-9 record from 1997 to 2000, including NAIA playoff appearances in 1998 and 1999. His 1999 team reached the national quarterfinals, and both his 1998 and 1999 teams posted perfect 10-0 regular seasons. Els had spent two seasons as an assistant under Cotton in 1995 and 1996, and also served in assistant roles at Northern Iowa (1989 and 1994) and UNO (1990-93). He is a 1988 graduate of Nebraska-Omaha, where he played safety.

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Rich Fisher is in his fourth season as Nebraska’s receivers coach and his 12th overall season of coaching at the Division I level. Under Fisher’s tutelage, the Nebraska wide receiver unit has quickly developed into one of the most explosive and consistent groups in the Big Ten Conference. Fisher’s wide receiving corps dealt with adversity throughout the 2013 season, but still recorded a productive season. The wide receivers not only had to deal with their own injuries that sidelined Jamal Turner and Kenny Bell - two of Nebraska three leading receivers from 2012 - for portions of the year, but the unit also had to adjust to three different starting quarterbacks. Husker wide receivers combined for 160 catches and 22 touchdown receptions in 2013. Senior Quincy Enunwa hauled in 51 catches in 2013, including a Nebraska-record 12 touchdown receptions. He set the TD reception record in style with a 99-yard touchdown catch against Georgia in the Gator Bowl. Enunwa’s 51 receptions went for 753 yards, the ninth-best yardage total in school history. Bell finished his junior season with a team-high 52 receptions, marking the third straight year he led the Huskers in catches. Bell joined Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers as the only Huskers to produce two 50-reception seasons. Entering his senior year in 2014, Bell has 134 career receptions and 1,901 career receiving yarrds and is on track to break Nebraska’s career records in both categories. Sophomore Sam Burtch (12 catches) and redshirt freshmen Alonzo Moore (six), Brandon Reilly (three) and Jordan Westerkamp (20) each recorded their first career catches in 2013, with the trio of freshmen combining for 29 receptions. Westerkamp also caught two touchdown passes, including a 49-yard Hail Mary as time expired against Northwestern, believed to be the first successful Hail Mary in school history. Westerkamp was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week following his four-catch, 104-yard performance against Northwestern, while Bell repeated as an All-Big Ten selection in 2013, battling through injuries to earn honorable-mention accolades. Bell also led the way in 2012, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors. Bell set Nebraska sophomore records with 50 catches, 863 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns, leading the Huskers in all three categories. Bell, who also set an NU sophomore record with three 100-yard receiving games, finished fourth overall on Nebraska’s season receiving touchdowns chart, fourth in receiving yards, sixth in 100-yard receiving games, seventh in receptions and ninth in yards per reception (17.5). In 2012, Enunwa eclipsed his previous career totals with 42 catches for 470 yards on the season. He added a touchdown grab and a 100-yard receiving game at Northwestern, while blocking for an NU rushing attack that ranked eighth nationally. Turner hauled in 29 passes for 395 yards and two touchdowns, and played the best football of his career in the second half of the season. Senior Steven Osborne also made his first 10 career catches in 2012, totaling 91 yards and two touchdowns. In his first season in 2011, Fisher’s receivers contributed to Nebraska’s success in the passing game and also offered solid perimeter blocking for the Husker running game. Fisher inherited a talented but young stable of receivers. Under his direction, the group hauled in 107 passes for 1,434 yards, while averaging 13.4 yards per reception. The unit was highlighted by underclassmen who combined for 69 catches, 1,004 receiving yards and a 14.6 yard-per-catch average. Leading the list of young receivers succeeding under Fisher’s tutelage was Bell, then a redshirt freshman. Bell led Nebraska with 32 catches and 461 receiving yards in 2011 and added three receiving touchdowns. Bell became only the second freshman in school history to lead Nebraska in both receptions and receiving yards, joining Nate Swift who accomplished the feat as a redshirt freshman in 2005. Enunwa had 21 catches for 293 yards and two touchdowns, after recording only one reception as a freshman. Senior Brandon Kinnie had 22 catches in 2011 and finished just outside the top 10 on the Nebraska career receptions list. Junior Tim Marlowe had 12 grabs, after not recording a catch in his freshman and sophomore seasons. Fisher also helped Turner, a true freshman, make the transition from high school quarterback to college wide receiver. Turner had 15 catches for 243 yards and averaged 16.2 yards per catch for the Huskers in 2011. Fisher came to Nebraska after two highly successful seasons in the prep ranks. He spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as the head coach at Rivers School in Weston, Mass., where he compiled a 12-5 record. In 2010, Fisher coached Rivers School to a perfect 8-0 regular season, the school’s first undefeated regular season since 1915 and its only ISL championship. In fact, it was just the school’s third winning season in the past 25 years and the first since 1979. The team also played in the Norm Walker Bowl at Gillette Stadium, the first-ever bowl game for Rivers School. Fisher’s collegiate coaching experience includes stops at Idaho, Colorado and Oklahoma State, most recently spending five seasons on the Vandals’ staff from 1999 to 2003. Fisher was a three-year letterwinner at Colorado during a highly successful run in the late 1980s and early 1990s. An outside linebacker, Fisher lettered in 1990, 1991 and 1992.

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rick

Offensive Line l Fourth Season Nebraska (2003)

Defensive Line l Third Season Notre Dame (1997)

garrison

Former Husker standout John Garrison is in his fourth season as a Nebraska assistant coach, serving as the offensive line coach. Garrison has been a member of the Husker coaching staff since Bo Pelini took over as head coach, working as an intern with the Nebraska offense from 2008 to 2010. Garrison’s offensive line paved the way for another big rushing season for the Huskers in 2013. Nebraska ranked 19th nationally with an average of 215.7 rushing yards per game. Junior I-back Ameer Abdullah was the beneficiary of the line play, rushing for 1,690 yards, the highest total by a Husker since All-American Ahman Green ran for 1,877 yards in 1997. A first-team All-Big Ten selection, third-team AP All-American and one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, Abdullah rushed for at least 85 yards in every game behind Garrison’s line, including a school-record 11 100-yard efforts. Nebraska’s line has also protected the passer well, allowing an average of only 1.3 sacks per game, a total that ranked 23rd nationally. The line was led by three all-conference performers. Senior Jeremiah Sirles battled through injuries to earn all-conference honors for the second straight season, garnering honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. Senior Cole Pensick earned second-team all-conference honors while playing both center and guard due to injuries. Senior Andrew Rodriguez enjoyed his finest season in 2013, culminating with honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. The trio of Sirles, Pensick and Rodriguez helped anchor an offensive line that had six of its top eight players injured at one point in the season, including 2012 second-team AllAmerican Spencer Long. The line overcame the injuries in admirable fashion, with several younger linemen stepping up in place of the injured starters. Garrison was also recently honored for his exceptional work on the recruiting trail, as Rivals.com tabbed Garrison as one the nation’s top 25 recruiters in 2014. A healthy offensive line helped Nebraska rank eighth nationally with 253.4 rushing yards per game in 2012. It paved the way for Abdullah to become the first Husker sophomore to rush for 1,000 yards since 1994, helping Abdullah earn second-team All-Big Ten honors. The unit also helped Nebraska top 200 yards rushing 12 times in 2012, the highest total by a Husker team since 1997. Garrison’s line also helped All-Big Ten quarterback Taylor Martinez set Nebraska’s junior class total offense record, throwing for 2,871 yards and rushing for another 1,019 yards while accounting for a school-record 3,890 total yards. Individually, Garrison helped Long complete a journey from walk-on to All-American. A consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection, Long was named a second-team All-American by both the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation. Long became Nebraska’s first All-America offensive lineman since Toniu Fonoti in 2001 and only the second first-team all-conference offensive lineman since Fonoti in 2001. In addition to Long, former walk-on center Justin Jackson, a converted defensive lineman, earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades from the league’s coaches in his first full season on offense. Sirles was a second-team all-conference selection, giving Nebraska three all-conference offensive linemen in 2012. In his first full-time season in 2011, Garrison and Barney Cotton developed an offensive line that paved the way for a Husker rushing attack that ranked 15th nationally, averaging 217.2 yards per game. In addition to his overall work with the line, Garrison played a key role in the development of several underclassmen and walk-ons. First- or second-year players combined for 38 starts on the offensive line in 2011. In addition to the youth, Garrison helped three current or former walk-ons combine for 32 starts in 2011. Two of those former walk-ons were senior Mike Caputo and Long, both of whom earned second-team All-Big Ten honors under Garrison’s direction. Senior Marcel Jones was also an honorable-mention All-Big Ten pick in 2011. The line helped All-Big Ten back Rex Burkhead post the 32nd 1,000-yard rushing season in school history, producing the then-highest rushing total by a Husker I-back since 1997. Before being elevated to a full-time role in 2011, Garrison spent three seasons as an intern with the offensive line in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff. In four total seasons working with the Husker offensive line, nine linemen have earned all-conference honors. In 2010, Ricky Henry became the first Husker to take home first-team all-conference accolades since 2001, as Nebraska led the Big 12 and ranked ninth nationally with nearly 250 rushing yards per game. The offensive line has helped pave the way for an all-conference back in each of Garrison’s four seasons working with the unit. In 2010, senior Roy Helu Jr., became the first running back to surpass 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons since 1992 and 1993, while Burkhead topped the 1,000-yard mark in 2011. Garrison joined the NU staff in March of 2008 after spending four years at Blue Springs (Mo.) High School as an assistant coach. Garrison was a four-year letterman at Nebraska from 1999 to 2002, and earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades as a junior and senior. In 2001, Garrison moved into the lineup as the starting center and helped Nebraska to an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game, while quarterback Eric Crouch won the Heisman Trophy.

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Rick Kaczenski is in his third season as Nebraska’s defensive line coach and his 10th season coaching in the Big Ten Conference. The play of Kaczenski’s defensive line was a bright spot for the Huskers in 2013. Led by first-team All-Big Ten selection Randy Gregory, NU led the Big Ten and ranked seventh nationally in sacks with 3.0 per game. Nebraska also led the Big Ten and finished in the top 20 nationally in tackles for loss. Gregory, a first-year junior college transfer, thrived under Kaczenski’s tutelage. Gregory led the Big Ten with 10.5 sacks, including 9.0 sacks in eight Big Ten Conference games. Gregory’s 10.5 sacks were the most ever by a first-year Husker, while his 9.0 conference sacks ranked second all-time at Nebraska. Jason Anrkah enjoyed a productive senior season under Kaczenski, earning honorablemention All-Big Ten accolades. Ankrah produced 36 tackles, including nine tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks. He capped his career with two sacks against Georgia in the Gator Bowl. Combined, Kaceznski’s defensive line produced 247 tackles, 50 tackles for loss and 24.0 sacks. Freshmen made an immediate impact on the line, as Avery Moss, Vincent Valentine, Greg McMullen, Maliek Collins and Kevin Maurice combined for 90 tackles, 19 TFLs and 7.5 sacks. Kaczenski faced a challenge in his first season in Lincoln, dealing with multiple injuries on the defensive line, a unit that was down to a rotation of six healthy regular contributors at the end of the seeason. Despite the challenges, Kaczenski’s unit helped Nebraska rank first nationally opponent pass completion percentage, fourth in passing yards allowed, ninth in pass effiency defense and 35th in total defense. Led by defensive end Eric Martin, the line helped the Huskers rank fourth in the Big Ten and in the top 50 nationally in sacks. Martin, a senior who entered the 2012 season with 64 tackles, four TFLs and 2.5 sacks in his career, developed into a first-team all-conference performer in his only season working with Kaczenski. In 2012, Martin eclipsed nearly all of his career totals entering the season, recording 59 tackles, 18 TFLs and 8.5 sacks. He ranked third in the Big Ten and among the nation’s top 50 players in sacks. Baker Steinkuhler earned second-team All-Big Ten honors with 47 tackles and seven TFLs before a season-ending injury at Iowa. With two selections in 2012, Kaczenski’s defensive linemen have won 11 All-Big Ten awards the past six seasons. Kaczenski joined Nebraska after building an impressive resume on Kirk Ferentz’s staff at Iowa. With Kaczenski as a member of the full-time coaching staff from 2007 to 2011, Iowa reached a bowl game in each of his final four seasons, including an appearance in the Orange Bowl following the 2009 season. In 2010, Iowa ranked sixth nationally in rushing defense (101.5 ypg) and seventh in scoring defense (17.0 ppg). A year earlier, the Hawkeye defense ranked in the top 10 nationally in four defensive statistical categories, including pass efficiency defense, total defense, scoring defense and passing yards allowed. The effort of the front line played a big part in the defensive success, as Iowa posted an 11-2 overall record. The 2008 Iowa defense also ranked high across the board. Kaczenski’s defensive front keyed a group that limited opponents to just 94.0 rushing yards per game to rank ninth in the country. Iowa also ranked fifth in scoring defense, fifth in pass efficiency defense and 12th in scoring defense en route to a 9-4 record. In his first season as a full-time assistant in 2007, Iowa ranked third in the Big Ten and 13th nationally in scoring defense, while also leading the conference in turnover margin. Under Kaczenski, Iowa produced outstanding individual performers on the defensive line. End Adrian Clayborn became the 21st Hawkeye to earn consensus All-America honors in 2010. Clayborn was named the national Defensive Performer of the Year by College Football Performance Awards in 2009. Clayborn was the 20th pick in the first round by Tampa Bay in the 2011 NFL Draft, and was one of three Hawkeye defensive linemen selected in that draft. Defensive tackles Mitch King and Matt Kroul led Iowa’s defense in 2008. King was named Defensive Lineman of the Year in the Big Ten while earning first-, second- and third-team All-America honors. Kroul earned second-team All-Big Ten honors. Both King (Tennessee) and Kroul (N.Y. Jets) signed free agent contracts immediately following the 2009 NFL Draft and remained in the NFL for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. In 2007, King was named firstteam All-Big Ten and senior defensive end Bryan Mattison earned second-team recognition. Before taking over as defensive line coach, Kaczenski served two seasons as a graduate assistant at Iowa in 2005-06. Kaczenski also made coaching stops at Elon University in 2004, East Tennessee State in 2003 and South Carolina State in 2002. He was a graduate assistant at South Carolina from 1999 to 2001 after beginning his coaching career as an assistant coach at Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep, his high school alma mater, in 1998. Kaczenski played collegiately at Notre Dame from 1993 to 1997, where he was a threeyear starter at center from 1995 to 1997.

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jeff

Secondary l First Season Air Force (1999)

Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations Seventh Season l Nebraska (1987)

warren

Charlton Warren joined the Nebraska staff after nine years on the defensive staff at the Air Force Academy, including the past two seasons as associate head coach and defensive coordinator. Warren was also a standout defensive back for the Falcons in the late 1990s. Warren inherited a Nebraska secondary that returns a pair of starters in 2014 seniors Corey Cooper at safety and Josh Mitchell at cornerback. Nebraska has a history of ranking among the nation’s top pass defenses and led the Big Ten in passing yards allowed and opponent pass completion percentage during conference games in 2013. Warren spent the past nine seasons coaching at Air Force, working directly with the defensive backs all nine years with the Falcons. Warren also earned a reputation as the Falcons’ top recruiter and coordinated Air Force’s recruiting efforts for six seasons from 2006 to 2011. Air Force’s secondary was a strong point for the Falcon defense during Warren’s time in Colorado Springs. The Air Force pass defense often ranked among the best in the country, helping the Falcons to six bowl games in Warren’s nine seasons as an assistant coach. In 2011, the Air Force defense ranked third in passing yards allowed per game at 166.8 yards per game and sixth in the country in pass efficiency defense. In 2010, the Falcon secondary was even better, ranking second nationally by allowing just 147.8 passing yards per game. The play of the defensive backfield helped Air Force to a 9-4 record, capped by a victory over Georgia Tech in the Independence Bowl. The 2009 defense also excelled against the pass under Warren’s direction, helping the team to a trip to the Armed Forces Bowl. Air Force ranked seventh nationally with 20 interceptions, helping the team lead the nation in turnover margin. The 2009 Falcons also ranked in the top 20 nationally in passing yards allowed (fifth), total defense (11th) and pass efficiency defense (17th). Warren was also a member of the Air Force staff for 2007 and 2008 trips to the Armed Forces Bowl, when the Falcons posted 9-4 and 8-5 records, respectively. Individually, several Falcon defenders excelled under Warren’s direction. Air Force produced a first-team All-Mountain West defensive back for three straight years from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, Reggie Rembert capped an outstanding career, earning first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association and third-team AllAmerica honors from the Associated Press. Rembert was also a two-time first-team allconference pick and was selected as the NFLPA Service Academy Player of the Year in 2010. Anthony Wright was a second-team all-conference pick in 2011 and finished his career with 12 interceptions to rank fourth in Air Force history. Chris Thomas also excelled under Warren’s coaching, earning all-conference honors three times and ranking among the school’s all-time leaders in tackles and interceptions. Warren also coached Carson Bird to first-team all-conference and All-America honors in 2007. In addition to his nine seasons of experience at Air Force, Warren was selected by the Houston Texans to participate in the NFL’s minority internship program in 2007. Warren spent time in training camp with the Texans, and took part in defensive and special teams sessions. Warren graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in human factors engineering. He was a standout defensive back for the Falcons, earning three letters. Warren won the team’s Mr. Intensity Award as a senior, and helped the program to consecutive 10-win seasons in 1997 and 1998, including a 12-1 record and outright conference title in 1998. Following his college career, Warren performed his active service as a systems acquisitions program manager at both Warner Robbins AFB in Georgia and Elgin Air Force Base in Florida. Warren earned his MBA from Georgia College and State University in 2003.

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Former Nebraska player and assistant coach Jeff Jamrog is in his seventh year as the Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations for the Husker program in 2014. A finalist for the 2012 FootballScoop.com Director of Football Operations of the Year, Jamrog plays a key role in the administrative aspects of the football program and serves as a liaison with other parts of the athletic department. He works closely with Coach Bo Pelini and Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst on all football operations and assists with NU’s recruiting efforts. Jamrog also coordinates the travel, budget and staffing for the football office, spearheading football scheduling, overseeing the compliance, strength training, equipment and academic support units regarding football issues and also supervising football support staffs. A former walk-on himself, Jamrog has also played a lead role in the resurgence of Nebraska’s walk-on program. Since Pelini has taken over the program, 26 former walkons have been placed on scholarship. Former walk-on Spencer Long earned second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press and Walter Camp Foundation in 2012, while Brett Maher was the 2012 co-Big Ten Place-Kicker of the Year after sweeping the honors as the conference’s best punter and kicker in 2011. Walk-on offensive linemen combined to start 43 games the past three seasons and overall, 10 members of NU’s 23-player 2013 senior class began their career as walk-ons. On the scheduling front, Jamrog has took the lead in securing several future nonconference series. Nebraska has recently agreed to future games with fellow Big Eight rivals Colorado and Oklahoma and a series with 2012 BCS qualifier Northern Illinois. Jamrog returned to Nebraska after spending four seasons as the head coach at Minnesota State-Mankato. The 49-year-old Jamrog guided his Maverick teams to a 1727 overall record, including a 6-5 mark in 2004 - the program’s first winning season since 1994. The team boasted a six-game improvement in victories, which was not only a school record but tied for the fifth-largest single-season jump in NCAA Division II history. The Maverick players coached by Jamrog also distinguished themselves in the classroom. Defensive lineman Spencer Dickinson earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-America team in both 2006 and 2007. While leading the Maverick program, Jamrog handled many of the duties he encounters on a daily basis with the Huskers. His four-year run at Minnesota State came after a brief stint as the defensive coordinator at Western Illinois in the spring of 2004. Prior to that appointment, Jamrog had spent the previous four seasons as the defensive line coach on Frank Solich’s staff at Nebraska. Jamrog tutored the Huskers’ interior defensive linemen each of his four years on the defensive staff. In his final season, Jamrog also coached the defensive ends and was named special teams coordinator for the 2003 Huskers. During his time with the Huskers, Jamrog helped Nebraska play for the national championship in the Rose Bowl following the 2001 season, along with two trips to the Alamo Bowl (2000, 2003) and an appearance in the Independence Bowl (2002). The 2003 Nebraska defense led the country in takeaways, while ranking second nationally in scoring defense. Jamrog’s special teams units were also among the nation’s best, totaling 21 blocked kicks and 11 punt returns for touchdowns in four years. With Jamrog as special teams coordinator in 2003, Nebraska led the Big 12 and ranked ninth nationally in net punting. Before his first tenure on the Nebraska coaching staff, Jamrog spent three years as defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at New Mexico State. He helped Head Coach Tony Samuel turn around a program that had just two winning seasons in the previous 31 years. Jamrog served as the defensive coordinator at Nebraska-Omaha from 1994 to 1996, and helped the Mavs to the 1996 North Central Conference title - the first outright title in school history. UNO earned a No. 4 national ranking, and improved by seven wins over 1995, the second-largest turnaround in Division II history. Jamrog was the inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at the University of South Dakota from 1990 to 1993. He began his coaching career at Nebraska in 1988 and 1989 as a graduate assistant. Originally a walk-on for the Huskers, Jamrog played for the freshman team in 1983, redshirted in 1984, then lettered for three years as a defensive end. As a senior, Jamrog started and had 66 tackles, eight sacks and 13 tackles for loss. Jamrog was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1987 and was an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. He was also the winner of the 1987 Guy Chamberlin Trophy. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nebraska in 1987 and his master’s in business administration in 1990.

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james

KYLE

Head Football Strength Coach l Seventh Season Wisconsin (1996)

Graduate Assistant l Offense Buffalo (2010)

dobson

James Dobson is in his seventh season on the Nebraska football staff as Head Football Strength Coach. Dobson oversees all aspects of the Husker strength and conditioning program for football, which includes winter conditioning, summer workouts and in-season training. In 2012, Dobson was one of 15 strength and conditioning coaches certified as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. In Dobson’s six seasons directing Nebraska’s strength and conditioning efforts, the Huskers have had impressive gains both on and off the field. Outstanding conditioning has been a key factor in NU ranking among the nation’s top fourth-quarter teams. The 2013 Huskers showed their stamina late in close games, winning all five games decided by seven or fewer points. In 2012, Dobson’s strength and conditioning efforts helped Nebraska rally from double-digit second-half deficits four times in Big Ten play, including tying for the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history with a 12-point rally at Northwestern. In 2008, Nebraska outscored its opponents 155-52 in the fourth quarter. Nebraska’s point total and scoring differential in the fourth quarter were both second best in the nation. The Huskers again dominated the fourth quarter in 2009. Nebraska outscored its opponents 96-32 in the fourth quarter. The 32 points allowed in the fourth quarter tied for the fewest in the nation, while the 64-point differential was fourth. Overall in the second half, Nebraska outscored its opponents 154-55, as the 55 second-half points were the fewest allowed by any team in the nation. Prior to Nebraska, Dobson was part of the Iowa Hawkeye football program. He was in Iowa City during one of the most successful periods in school history. Iowa appeared in bowl games in six of seven seasons and won 38 games from 2002 to 2005. Iowa won 25 Big Ten games in that same period, including Big Ten titles in 2002 and 2004. Dobson has had a history of working with some of the top college football players in the country over the past decade. Top pupils Dobson has worked with include defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Prince Amukamara and linebacker Lavonte David at Nebraska along with safety Bob Sanders, tight end Dallas Clark, offensive tackle Robert Gallery and linebacker Chad Greenway at Iowa. Suh was a Heisman finalist and the most decorated defensive lineman in nearly two decades while earning national player-of-the-year honors for the Cornhuskers in 2009. The impact of Dobson and the NU strength and conditioning program on Suh is evident. Following the completion of his career, Suh showed his appreciation by donating $2 million to enhance the four-year old Nebraska strength and conditioning facility. Amukamara developed into a first-round NFL Draft pick in 2011 after earning firstteam All-America honors for the Huskers in 2010. He went on to win the Super Bowl with the New York Giants in his first season in the league. Dobson helped prepare David to make a seamless transition to major college football. After starring as a junior college AllAmerican, David recorded the most tackles in school history as a junior in 2010, before earning All-America honors in 2011. David was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Sanders earned All-America honors at Iowa in 2003, and was the 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year with the Indianapolis Colts. Clark began his Hawkeye career as a walkon linebacker, but moved to tight end and went on to earn All-America honors in 2002, before being a first-round draft pick. Gallery came to Iowa as a 240-pound tight end, and through the strength program, he left as a 320-pound offensive tackle, won the 2003 Outland Trophy and was the second overall selection in the 2004 draft. Greenway earned All-America honors as a senior in 2005, and was a first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. In addition to his experience at Iowa, Dobson worked for two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Southern Methodist, working with the football, volleyball and basketball teams. Dobson attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as a student assistant with the Badger football team for three seasons. He earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Wisconsin in 1996, and his master’s of science and administration degree from Central Michigan in 2004. A certified strength and conditioning specialist and a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Dobson is a native of Mt. Horeb, Wis.

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BREY

Kyle Brey is in his second season on the Nebraska coaching staff as an offensive graduate assistant and works extensively with the Nebraska tight ends. The tight ends combined for 21 catches in 2013, while providing outstanding blocking for NU’s 19th-ranked rushing offense. Brey spent the previous two years on staff at Kansas, where he served as graduate assistant for the offense in 2012 and a quality control coach with the special teams in 2011. Brey earned four letters at Buffalo, playing both tight end and fullback. Brey played in 38 games for the Bulls who were coached by former Husker Turner Gill for his first three seasons. Brey had eight catches in his career. Brey comes from a coaching background. His father, Mike, is the head men’s basketball coach at Notre Dame. His grandfather was a high school athletic director, while his grandmother was the swimming coach at George Washington University. Brey received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Buffalo in December of 2010.

joe

ganz Graduate Assistant l Offense Nebraska (2008)

A record-setting quarterback for the Huskers, Joe Ganz is in his third year as a graduate assistant and fifth year on the NU coaching staff. Previously, Ganz served as a football intern and graduate manager in 2010 and 2011. Ganz works extensively with the Husker quarterbacks, in addition to helping offensive coordinator Tim Beck in a variety of roles. Ganz helped Taylor Martinez earn first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2012, when Martinez set Nebraska’s season total offense record. This season, Ganz has played an integral role in the Huskers’ nine-win season, as injuries forced NU to use three starting quarterbacks. As a player, Ganz was a standout quarterback for the Huskers from 2004 to 2008. Although he only made 16 career starts, Ganz ended his career owning 23 Nebraska school records, including passing yards in a game (510) and season passing yards (3,568). Ganz’s season total offense record (3,826) was passed by Martinez in the 2012 season. Ganz earned his degree in business administration from Nebraska in December of 2008.

t.j.

hollowell

Graduate Assistant l Defense Nebraska (2009) T.J. Hollowell is completing his stint as a graduate assistant with the Huskers this spring. He assists the coaching staff on the defensive side of the ball, working extensively with the linebackers. Hollowell has been with the football program the last four seasons, including serving as an intern in 2010. In that role, he assisted the coaching staff and the Husker strength and conditioning staff. Hollowell helped a young linebacking corps develop throughout the 2013 season. The group showed dramatic improvement and is poised to be a strength for the 2014 Husker defense. Previously, Hollowell helped Lavonte David earn the 2011 Big Ten Linebacker-ofthe-Year award. David also earned first-team All-America honors. Hollowell played four seasons at Nebraska from 2000 to 2003, totaling 173 career tackles. Hollowell signed with the New York Giants as a free agent in 2004 and spent two seasons in the NFL. He played for the New York Giants in 2004 and the New York Jets in 2005. Hollowell received his degree in sociology from Nebraska in 2009.

jake

mandelko

Graduate Assistant l Defense Nebraska-Kearney (2008) Jake Mandelko is in his third season as a graduate assistant at Nebraska. Previously, Mandelko spent the 2010 season as a volunteer, and he was a football intern in 2011. In his fourth season working with the Huskers, Mandelko assists the NU defense. Mandelko works extensively with the Husker backfield and secondary coach Charlton Waren. After Nebraska led the nation in opponent completion percentage in 2012, Nebraska ranked 33rd nationally in pass defense this season. Mandelko played safety for Nebraska-Kearney, earning all-region honors as a junior in 2008, when he tied for the conference lead with five interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns. He was an all-region selection again as a senior in 2009, when UNK finished 11-2 and earned a No. 8 Division II national ranking. Mandelko earned his degree in sports administration from Nebraska-Kearney in 2008.

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Nebraska football staff jake

joni

travis

Recruiting Manager

Assistant to the Defense

Football Intern

austen

teri

Austin

Assistant Director of Football Business Operations

Assistant to the Offense

Graduate Manager

aaryn

lonnie

brenden

Director of Recruiting Operations

Associate A.D. for Athletic Medicine

Football Intern

mike

mark

dan

Football Video Director

Head Football Athletic Trainer

Football Intern

tate

jerry

Steve

Assistant Football Video Coordinator

Head Athletic Trainer

Senior Associate Athletic A.D. Performance and Strategic Research

drew

tyler

dennis

Regional Recruiting Assistant

Assistant Strength Coach

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Academics

kenny

willie

keith

Regional Recruiting Assistant

Assistant Strength Coach

Associate Athletic Director for Life Skills & N Club

Brian

taylor

Director of Player Personnel

Assistant Strength Coach

wesch everson kearney nobler guillotte soukup

wilhite

crist

duff riggins

albers mayer

weber clarke jones

borchardt

Cassidy

stai

rudolph

waterfield leblanc zimmer

porter

jay

terry

Equipment Manager

tyler

recker

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2014 Nebraska Spring Football Notebook Huskers Begin Preparations for 2014 Season

Nebraska enters its seventh season under the direction of Head Coach Bo Pelini in 2014. The Huskers sights are set on capturing the first Big Ten West Division title and competing for the conference championship in Indianapolis on the first Saturday in December. The Huskers’ spring practice is the first on-field step as Nebraska looks to win nine or more games for the seventh consecutive season. Pelini and his staff welcome back 14 starters for the 2014 season including five on offense, eight on defense and the starting punter. I-back Ameer Abdullah and receiver Kenny Bell headline the 2014 Nebraska offense. Both players enter their senior seasons poised to finish their Husker careers among the best to play their respective positions in Nebraska history. Junior defensive end Randy Gregory is the headline returnee for the Blackshirts’ front seven, while the senior duo of Corey Cooper and Josh Mitchell bring experience to the secondary. Nebraska will conclude spring practice with the annual Red-White Spring Game on April 12. Following the 15 session of spring practice, Nebraska players will work out in Lincoln through final exams which conclude on Friday, May 9. Following a short break in May, the Huskers will re-convence in Lincoln in June for their summer workout sessions, leading to the opening of fall camp in early August. Nebraska opens the 2014 season at home against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Aug. 30. The opener is the first of seven games for the Huskers in 2014.

Nebraska Expects Another Large Spring Game Crowd

In the last decade, Nebraska has developed a tradition of having one of the nation’s largest spring game crowds. The turnout for the Red-White game in recent years is another example of the loyalty of the Husker fan base. Nebraska has drawn at least 54,000 fans for the spring game each of the past nine times it has been played, highlighted by a sellout crowd of 80,149 in 2008 in Pelini’s first season as head coach. Nebraska has drawn at least 60,000 fans each subsequent year, including 60,174 fans in 2013. All tickets for the spring game are reserved and are $10 each. As of March 25, more than 37,000 tickets had been sold for the contest. Overall Nebraska has drawn 599,249 fans for its past nine spring games at Memorial Stadium, an average of 66,583 fans per game. By comparison, only nine schools nationally drew at least 40,000 fans for their spring game in 2013.

Red-White Game Attendance Figures Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Attendance 61,417 63,416 57,415 54,288 80,149 77,670 77,936 66,784 game canceled 60,174

2014 Season Marks Nebraska’s 125th Year of Football

The 2014 season will mark the 125th year of intercollegiate football at Nebraska. Since the school’s first football season in 1890, Nebraska has earned its place as one of the traditional national powers in college football. The Huskers have won five national championships, 43 conference championships and last year became just the third school to appear in 50 bowl games. Since 1962 alone, Nebraska has produced nine or more wins in 46 of 52 seasons. Nebraska will be celebrating its 125th season throughout 2014, most notably as part of the Homecoming festivities on the weekend of Sept. 27, when NU takes on Illinois at Memorial Stadium.

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Warren Joins Nebraska Coaching Staff

Pelini had just one change in his full-time coaching staff during the offseason. Charlton Warren was named the Huskers’ secondary coach in mid-January, joining the Huskers after spending the past nine seasons at Air Force, including the past two years as defensive coordinator. Warren replaced Terry Joseph, who left NU after two seasons to take an assistant position at Texas A&M. Warren worked directly with the defensive backs all nine years with the Falcons. He also earned a reputation as the Falcons’ top recruiter and coordinated Air Force’s recruiting efforts for six seasons from 2006 to 2011. Air Force’s secondary was a strong point for the Falcon defense during Warren’s time in Colorado Springs. The Air Force pass defense often ranked among the best in the country, helping the Falcons to six bowl games in Warren’s nine seasons as an assistant coach. In 2011, the Air Force pass defense ranked third in passing yards allowed per game at 166.8 yards per game and sixth in the country in pass efficiency defense. In 2010, the Falcon secondary was even better, ranking second nationally by allowing just 147.8 passing yards per game. The play of the secondary helped Air Force to a 9-4 record. The 2009 defense also excelled against the pass under Warren’s direction, helping the team to a trip to the Armed Forces Bowl. Air Force ranked seventh nationally with 20 interceptions, helping the team lead the nation in turnover margin. The 2009 Falcons also ranked in the top 20 nationally in passing yards allowed (fifth), total defense (11th) and pass efficiency defense (17th). Warren joins a defensive staff led by John Papuchis who enters his third season as defensive coordinator and seventh year overall on the Husker staff. Ross Els in his fourth season as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator, while Rick Kaczenski enters his third year at Nebraska. On offense, Tim Beck is in his fourth season as offensive coordinator and seventh season overall on Pelini’s staff. Ron Brown (running backs) and Barney Cotton (offensive line/tight ends) have also been on staff for each of Pelini’s seven seasons. Rich Fisher (receivers) and John Garrison (offensive line) each enter their fourth season.

2014 Recruiting Class Comes from All Parts of Country

Nebraska’s recruiting class in 2014 was once again comprised by players from all corners of the United States. The 24-player class represents 13 states, including four players from Texas and three each from Nebraska, Florida and Louisiana. In fact, over the past four years, Nebraska’s recruiting class have included players from 25 states, as well as Canada. 4The Huskers have continued to make Texas recruiting a priority. Nebraska signed four players from Texas, marking the seventh straight year NU has had at least two players from the state, and the seventh straight year Texas has supplied the most players to the NU class. Pelini’s first seven recruiting classes at Nebraska have included 37 signees from the Lone Star State. 4Nebraska signed three players from the Florida prep ranks for the second straight year. Prior to 2013, Nebraska had never signed more than two high school players from Florida in a single recruiting class. 4Three players joined the Huskers at the semester. Quarterback Zack Darlington graduated early from Florida prep powerhouse Apopka High and joined NU at semester. In addition, defensive end Joe Keels (Highland, Kan. CC) and defensive back Byerson Cockrell (East Mississippi CC) joined the Nebraska program from the junior-college ranks. In addition to the talented class of scholarship signees, Nebraska added 21 walkon prospects to the program. The group of walk-ons includes 18 in-state players and three out-of-state standouts. Nebraska has continued to make the walk-on program a major priority under Pelini’s direction with Husker program, adding more than 130 walk-ons in seven seasons. Pelini has put 26 former walk-ons on scholarship during his time in Lincoln.

Huskers Bid for Seventh Straight Nine-Win Season

Nebraska posted a 9-4 record in 2013, capped by a victory over Georgia in the Gator Bowl. The nine-win season in 2013 was Nebraska’s sixth straight under Pelini’s leadership and put Nebraska in elite company. 4Nebraska is one of three schools that has won at least nine games each of the past six seasons, joining Alabama and Oregon. 4Pelini has guided Nebraska to 10-win seasons in three of his six seasons. 4The six straight years of at least nine wins marks the first time NU has accomplished that since its NCAA record streak of 33 straight nine-win seasons from 1969 to 2001. 4Nebraska has 48 nine-win seasons in school history, including 40 since 1969.

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Pelini Stacks up Well with Peers

In guiding Nebraska to a 58-24 record, Pelini has put himself in some impressive company. 4Among schools currently in a power conference, Pelini is just the eighth head coach in college football history to win at least nine games in each of his First-Time Power Conference first six seasons on the job at that Head Coaches With 9 Wins in First 6 Years school. The group includes three Coach School Years Nebraska coaches (Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne Nebraska 1973-77 Barry Switzer Oklahoma 1973-77 Tom Osborne, Pelini). Nebraska 2008-13 4When looking only at coaches Bo Pelini in their first head coaching job at a BCS school, Pelini is one of only three to win nine games in each of their first six years, joining Osborne and Barry Switzer (Oklahoma). 4Pelini was among a group of 18 FBS head coaches who were hired for their jobs beginning with the 2008 season. Pelini leads that group of 18 head coaches in victories over the past six years with 57 wins. In fact, Pelini is one of only six coaches in the group of 18 still in the job they were hired for prior to the 2008 season.

Most Wins Among 2008 Hiring Class Coach Bo Pelini

Paul Johnson Ken Niumatalolo Art Briles June Jones David Cutcliffe

School Nebraska

Georgia Tech Navy Baylor SMU Duke

Wins 57

49 47 44 36 31

Note: The other 12 coaches in the 2008 hiring class are no longer with the school they were hired at in 2008.

6-Year Win Total Among Nebraska Head Coaches Coach Frank Solich Bo Pelini Tom Osborne Bob Devaney

First 6 Years 1998-2003 2008-13 1973-78 1962-67

Most Coaching Wins Last Six Seasons Coach Nick Saban Chris Peterson Bob Stoops Les Miles Brian Kelly Mike Gundy Urban Meyer Gary Patterson Bo Pelini Frank Beamer

School Alabama Boise St., Wash. Oklahoma LSU Cin./Notre Dame Oklahoma State Ohio State TCU Nebraska Virginia Tech

Wins 58 57 55 53 Wins 72 69 63 61 60 59 58 58 57 57

Nebraska Among Big Ten’s Best Past Three Seasons

Nebraska finished 5-3 in Big Ten play in 2013 and has won 17 of 24 regular-season Big Ten games since joining the conference in 2011. Nebraska is the only team in the Big Ten to have a winning conference record each of the past three seasons. Overall, Nebraska has had a winning conference record each of the past six seasons, and is one of only eight schools in the country to accomplish that feat. Nebraska’s 17 conference wins since the start of the 2011 season are the fourthmost Big Ten victories in that time period. Nebraska captured the Legends Division crown and made a trip to the Big Ten Conference title game in 2012. The Huskers have won 11 of their last 14 regular-season Big Ten games.

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Big Ten Records (2011-13)

Conference Games Only Team 3-Year B1G Rec. 19-5 Ohio State Michigan St. 18-6 Wisconsin 16-8 Nebraska 17-7 Penn State 16-8 15-9 Michigan Iowa 11-13 N’Western 9-15 Minnesota 8-16 Purdue 7-17 5-19 Indiana Illinois 3-21

Division 13-2 10-5 10-5 10-5 11-4 9-6 8-7 5-10 3-12 5-10 4-11 2-13

Champ. Game 0-1 1-1 2-0 0-1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Overall B1G Wins 19 19 18 17 16 15 11 9 8 7 5 3

Big Ten to Feature New Divisional Alignment in 2014

When Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011, the conference began divisional play with the Legends and Leaders divisions. Nebraska competed in the Legends Division the past three seasons, including winning the divisional title in 2012. With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten for 2014, the conference has once again developed a new divisional alignment. This fall will mark the debut of the Big Ten East and West divisions. Nebraska will compete in the West Division along with Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin. The East Division is comprised of Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers. In 2014 and 2015, the Big Ten will play an eight-game conference schedule before moving to a nine-game league slate in 2016. The next two seasons, Nebraska will play the other six members of the Big Ten West, as well as Michigan State and Rutgers from the East Division. The divisional winners will meet in the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Dec. 6, 2014.

2014 Schedule to Feature Seven Bowl Teams

Nebraska will face seven teams that participated in bowl games a year ago during its 2014 season. The Huskers’ non-conference schedule will open with home games against Florida Atlantic and 2013 FCS playoff participant McNeese State. NU will take to the road for the first time in 2014 on Sept. 13 with a trip to Fresno State and a matchup with a Bulldog team that won 11 games in 2013. Nebraska closes non-conference play against Miami on Sept. 20 in Lincoln. The game will feature programs that combined for eight national championships from 1983 to 2001. The Huskers open Big Ten action at home against Illinois on Sept. 27. Nebraska will also welcome Rutgers (Oct. 25) and Purdue (Nov. 1) to Lincoln for the first time. NU’s home finale will be on Nov. 22 against Minnesota. Nebraska will begin its Big Ten road schedule at defending conference champion Michigan State on Oct. 4. The Huskers will also travel to Northwestern (Oct. 18), Wisconsin (Nov. 15) and Iowa (Friday, Nov. 28) during league action.

Abdullah Looks to Add to His Husker Legacy

Senior I-back Ameer Abdullah enters his senior season as one of the nation’s top returning rushers. Abdullah rushed for a Big Ten-leading 1,690 yards in 2013 and FBS Active Career Leaders ranked seventh nationally in rushing All-Purpose Yards yards per game. Abdullah also led the Rk. Player, School Yards Big Ten and ranked 13th nationally in all- 1. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska 4,914 2. Tyler Lockett, Kansas State 4,290 purpose yards per game. For his play in 2013, Abdullah was 3. Venric Mark, Northwestern 4,271 4,216 a first-team All-Big Ten selection and 4. Jamison Crowder, Duke was one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Rushing Yards Walker Award. Abdullah figures to be a Rk. Player, School Yards leading contender for numerous national 1. Jahwan Edwards, Ball State 3,306 honors this fall, including the Doak Walk- 2. Braxton Miller, Ohio State 3,054 er Award, first-team All-America honors 3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska 2,977 and the Heisman Trophy. 4. Jawon Chisholm, Akron 2,783 Abdullah enters the 2014 campaign 5. Trayion Durham, Kent State 2,712 as the nation’s active career leader in all-purpose yards and third among active players in career rushing yards. His 17 career 100-yard rushing games are also the most among active players returning to the FBS ranks in 2014.

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL The Homewood, Ala., native not only ranks among the nation’s leading returning statistical leaders, but he has also put himself in lofty territory on Nebraska’s career charts. 4Abdullah has topped 1,000 yards on the ground each of the past two seasons, and is one of only nine players in Nebraska history with a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons. This fall, Abdullah will attempt to become the first player in Husker history with three 1,000-yard seasons. 4Abdullah enters his senior season with 2,977 career rushing yards to rank eighth in school history. A third 1,000yard rushing season would move him to No. 2 on Nebraska’s all-time rushing list, trailing only 1983 Heisman winner Mike Rozier. Abdullah would need to rush for 1,803 yards in 2014 to match Rozier’s school-record total of 4,780 yards. 4Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards in 2013, good for fourth on the NU singleseason rushing list. The rushing yardage total was the highest by a Nebraska player since 1997. 4Abdullah was the first Nebraska player to reach 1,000 rushing yards in eight or fewer games since Ahman Green in 1997. 4Abdullah rushed for 100 or more yards in 11 of 13 games in 2013, including a career-high 225 yards against Illinois. His 11 100-yard games tied the school record, also held by Rozier, Green and Lawrence Phillips. He rushed for 100 yards in eight straight games last season, tying the fourth-longest streak in school history. 4 Abdullah has 17 career 100-yard rushing efforts, tying Eric Crouch for the third-most in school history. The 17 100-yard games, trails only Rozier (26) and Green (20) on the NU career list. 4 In addition to his running skills, Abdullah is a receiving threat out of the backfield. He had 26 receptions for 232 yards and two touchdowns in 2013, and has 51 career receptions. 4 Abdullah had 1,999 all-purpose yards in 2013, the No. 3 single-season total in school history. With 4,914 career all-purpose yards, Abdullah is 672 all-purpose yards from the top spot on the NU career list. He trails only Heisman winners Rozier and Johnny Rodgers on the NU career chart. 4 Abdullah has scored a total of 26 touchdowns during his Nebraska career, and has reached the end zone four different ways. He has 20 career rushing touchdowns, including nine in 2013, four receiving touchdowns, as touchdown on a kickoff return.

NU Career Rushing Yards

Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Years Mike Rozier, 1981-83 Ahman Green, 1995-97 Eric Crouch, 1998-2001 Roy Helu Jr., 2007-10 Rex Burkhead, 2009-present Calvin Jones, 1991-93 Ken Clark, 1987-89 Ameer Abdullah, 2011-present Taylor Martinez, 2010-13 I.M. Hipp, 1977-79

Yards 4,780 3,880 3,434 3,404 3,329 3,153 3,037 2,977 2,975 2,814

NU Season Rushing Yards

Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Player, Year Mike Rozier, 1983 Ahman Green, 1997 Lawrence Phillips, 1994 Ameer Abdullah, 2013 Mike Rozier, 1982 Ken Clark, 1988 Jammal Lord, 2002 Rex Burkhead, 2011 Bobby Reynolds, 1950 Derek Brown, 1991 I.M. Hipp, 1977 Dahrran Diedrick, 2001 Roy Helu Jr., 2010 Keith Jones, 1987 Calvin Jones, 1992 Ken Clark, 1989 Doug DuBose, 1985 Dan Alexander, 2000 Roy Helu Jr., 2009 Ameer Abdullah, 2012

Yards 2,148 1,877 1,722 1,690 1,689 1,497 1,412 1,357 1,342 1,313 1,301 1,299 1,245 1,232 1,210 1,196 1,161 1,154 1,147 1,137

NU Career 100-Yard Games Rk. 1. 2. 3.

Player, Years 100-Yd Games Mike Rozier, 1981-83 26 Ahman Green, 1995-97 20 Eric Crouch, 1998-2001 17 Ameer Abdullah, 2011-present 17

NU Career All-Purpose Yards

Rk. 1. 1. 3. 4. 5.

Player, Years Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 Mike Rozier, 1981-83 Ameer Abdullah, 2011-present Ahman Green, 1995-97 Marlon Lucky, 2005-08

Yards 5,586 5,445 4,914 4,280 4,214

Bell Poised to Move to Top of NU Receiving Lists

Abdullah is not the only Husker offensive playmaker poised to leave a legacy in the Nebraska statistical record books. Receiver Kenny Bell has been a regular in the starting lineup the past three seasons and is poised to break the Husker career records for receptions and receiving yards. Bell battled through a series of nagging injuries during his junior season to lead Nebraska with 52 receptions for 577 yards and four touchdowns. His play earned the 6-1, 185-pound Bell honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades, after he was a second-team choice as a sophomore in 2012. Bell enters his senior year with 134 career catches for a total of 1,901 receiving yards. His 134 catches rank fifth in school history, 32 catches behind career record holder Nate Swift. Bell has 1,901 career receiving yards to rank third in school history. He sits 578 yards from Johnny Rodgers’ school-record 2,479 career receiving yards. 4Bell has led Nebraska in receptions for each of the past three seasons, becoming the first player to do so since Matt Davison from 1998 to 2000. In 2014, Bell is poised to become the first player in school history to lead the team in receptions for four straight seasons. 4Bell has topped 50 receptions each of the past two years and could become the first player in Nebraska history with three seasons of 50 or more receptions. 4With four touchdown catches in 2013, Bell has 15 career TD catches to rank in a tie for fourth in school history. Bell has a knack for the big play. Each of

NU Career Receptions Rk. Player, Years 1. Nate Swift, 2005-08 2. Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 3. Terrence Nunn, 2004-07 4. Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 5. Kenny Bell, 2011-present

Catches 166 143 136 135 134

NU Career Receiving Yards Rk. Player, Years 1. Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 2. Nate Swift, 2005-08 3. Kenny Bell, 2011-present 4. Terrence Nunn, 2004-07 5. Todd Peterson, 2005-08

Yards 2,479 2,476 1,901 1,762 1,602

NU Career TD Receptions Rk. Player, Years 1. Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 2. Nate Swift, 2005-08 3. Maurice Purify, 2006-07 4. Kenny Bell, 2011-present Jon Bostick, 1989-91 Quincy Enunwa, 2010-13

NU Season TD Receptions Rk. 1. 2. 4. 5.

Player, Year Quincy Enunwa, 2013 Johnny Rodgers, 1971 Nate Swift, 2008 Maurice Purify, 2007 Kenny Bell, 2012 4 others tied with

TD 25 22 16 15 15 15 TD 12 11 10 9 8 8

NU Season Receptions Rk. Player, Year 1. Marlon Lucky, 2007 2. Nate Swift, 2008 3. Todd Peterson, 2008 4. Maurice Purify, 2007 5. Johnny Rodgers, 1972 6. Johnny Rodgers, 1971 7. Kenny Bell, 2013 8. Quincy Enunwa, 2013 9. Kenny Bell, 2012 10. Nate Swift, 2005

Catches 75 63 62 57 55 53 52 51 50 45

NU Season All-Purpose Yards

Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Year Mike Rozier, 1983 Johnny Rodgers, 1972 Ameer Abdullah, 2013 Johnny Rodgers, 1971 Ahman Green, 1997 Lawrence Phillips, 1994 Ameer Abdullah, 2012 Mike Rozier, 1982 Marlon Lucky, 2007 Niles Paul, 2009

Yards 2,486 2,011 1,999 1,983 1,982 1,894 1,884 1,790 1,743 1,697

well as a punt return touchdown and a

Ameer Abdullah is one of only nine players in school history with a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He will try to become the first NU player with three 1,000-yard campaigns in 2014.

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL his last 13 touchdown receptions have covered at least 20 yards, including all four of his TD catches in 2013. 4Bell was also a strong threat in the kickoff return game in 2013. He averaged a 26.5 yards per return, highlighted by a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Penn State. Bell ranked first in the Big Ten and 18th nationally in yards per kickoff return. 4Bell had a standout sophomore season with 863 receiving yards, the fourth-highest single-season total in NU history and the most by a Husker sophomore. 4Bell had a streak of 23 straight games with a catch end at Iowa in 2012, the thirdlongest streak in NU history. 4Bell reached the 1,000-yard career receiving mark in 20 games, making him the second-fastest Husker to reach that mark. Only Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers reached 1,000 career receiving yards in fewer games.

NU Looks to Keep Running Game Rolling in 2014

Nebraska has featured one of the nation’s top rushing attacks over the past several seasons, and will hope to do so again this fall. Nebraska finished third in the Big Ten and 19th natioinally in rushing in 2013, averaging 215.7 yards per game on the ground. 4 Nebraska topped 300 yards on the ground three times in 2013, and has reached that milestone 15 times under Head Coach Bo Pelini. The Huskers are 15-0 in those games. 4 Nebraska’s 335 rushing yards against Illinois in 2013 marked its second-highest total in a Big Ten Conference game and its most since rushing for 346 yards at Minnesota in 2011. 4Nebraska has reached at least 200 rushing yards in 17 games since the start of the 2012 season, including five times in 2013. Nebraska was 5-0 in 2013 when rushing for at least 200 yards. 4Four Husker players ran for at least 75 yards in the season opener against Wyoming, marking the first time NU has reached that group milestone since four Huskers topped the century mark on the ground at Baylor in 2001. 4The 2013 rushing success continued Nebraska’s success on the ground. Nebraska has averaged better than 200 rushing yards per game for four straight season, and has ranked in the top 20 nationally in that category each year from 2010-13. Nebraska led the Big Ten in rushing in 2012, and topped the Big 12 in rushing offense in 2010. 4With Ameer Abdullah posting 1,690 rushing yards in 2013, Nebraska has had a 1,000-yard rusher each of the past five seasons. That is the longest stretch for NU since the Huskers had at least one 1,000-yard rusher from 1991 to 1995.

Gregory Set to Lead Blackshirt Defense

Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory immediately showed he was one of the Big Ten’s top newcomers at the start of the 2013 season. By season’s end, Gregory reached another level and was one of the conference’s top overall defenders. Gregory was a first-team All-Big Ten choice for his play and was also named the Nebraska Team Defensive MVP in his first season in the program. He is in line to contend for national honors in 2014. The 6-6 Gregory led the Big Ten with 10.5 sacks for 69 yards in losses. Gregory’s 0.8 sacks per game rank 15th nationally. Gregory was at his best in conference play with nine of his sacks coming in Big Ten action. Gregory’s nine sacks in conference play were 2.5 more than any other Big Ten defender. Gregory had a season-high three sacks at Michigan, and added 2.5 sacks against Purdue, with one of those resulting in a Husker safety. Gregory had at least one sack in six of eight Big Ten games, including five straight games from the Purdue through Michigan State contests. He closed the year with a sack and two tackles for loss in the Gator Bowl victory over Georgia. Gregory finished with a team-leading 19 TFL for 101 yards in losses and had a team-high 18 quarterback hurries, including four against Michigan State. He added an interception return for a touchdown against South Dakota State and has also recovered a fumble and forced a fumble. Gregory was a dominant force at Michigan, keying a Blackshirt defense that recorded seven sacks and limited Michigan to -21 rushing yards. Gregory had three sacks for 14 yards in losses, including a key sack on the Wolverines’ final offensive possession. He added a 10-yard tackle for loss in the second quarter. Gregory’s play was recognized as he was the co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. 4Gregory’s 10.5 sacks were the most ever for a Nebraska newcomer, while his 9.0 sacks in league games were just one shy of the most ever by a Nebraska player in a conference season. Jim Skow had 10.0 sacks in seven Big Eight games in 1985. 4The 10.5 sacks by Gregory ranked ninth on the NU single-season chart, while his 19 tackles for loss tied for ninth, matching the total of Ndamukong Suh from his junior season in 2008.

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Randy Gregory returns as one of the nation’s top defensive players in 2014. Gregory recorded 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in his first season in the Husker program.

Huskers Show Ability to Rally; Win Close Games

Nebraska posted a 5-0 record in 2013 in games decided by seven or fewer points, including four close wins after Nov. 1. The Huskers’ posted three close Big Ten wins in November against Northwestern (3 points), Michigan (4 points) and Penn State (3 points, OT). Nebraska also posted a three-point victory over Wyoming in the season opener, and finished the year with a five-point win over Georgia in the Gator Bowl. Nebraska has won nine straight games decided by seven or fewer points, dating back to the 2012 season. The nine straight wins marks the longest winning streak in the nation in games decided by seven or fewer points. 4Nebraska rallied from a 21-7 deficit for a win against Northwestern on Nov. 2. That game marked Nebraska’s fifth win in Big Ten play over the last two seasons when trailing by double digits. Nebraska also rallied from double-figure deficits for conference wins in 2012 against Wisconsin (17 points), Northwestern (12 points), Michigan State (10 points) and Penn State (14 points). 4Nebraska has won six Big Ten games in the past two seasons after trailing in the fourth quarter, including three in 2013 (Northwestern, Michigan and Penn State). Nebraska also trailed Northwestern, Michigan State and Penn State in the fourth quarter before winning in 2012.

NCAA Record Sellout Streak Continues into 2014

One of the most remarkable streaks in collegiate sports passed its 50th anniversary in 2012, and is expected to continue into the 2014 season. Nebraska has sold out every game at Memorial Stadium since Nov. 3, 1962, and the streak now stands at 333 games. NU celebrated the 300th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 26, 2009, against Louisiana-Lafayette, with a then-stadium record crowd of 86,304. Notre Dame is second in all-time consecutive sellouts with 239, 94 fewer than the Huskers. Nebraska established a new stadium record for attendance against UCLA on Sept. 14 with a crowd of 91,471. The crowd ranks as the 10th-largest to see any Nebraska game.

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Nation’s Best Since ‘70

Nebraska ranks as the nation’s winningest program since 1970. During the past four decades, the Huskers have compiled a 431-116-5 record, for a .785 winning percentage in 552 games. NU’s 431 wins in that time period are 24 more than any other school. 1. Nebraska 431 2. Oklahoma 407 396 3. Ohio State 4. Michigan 393 4Nebraska has 40 nine-win seasons and 24 10-win seasons since 1970. NU has posted six straight nine-win seasons for the first time since an NCAA-record 33 straight from 1969 to 2001.

Nebraska Reaches 50 Bowl Appearances

Huskers Own Big Advantage at Memorial Stadium

Nebraska has rewarded the loyalty of its fans with great success at Memorial Stadium through the years. 4 Nebraska has won at least six home games in 22 of the past 28 seasons. Nebraska is 153-23 (.869) at home in the last 25 seasons (since 1989). 4 Nebraska finished 7-0 at home in 2012 and is 24-5 at home the past four seasons. Nebraska’s perfect home season in 2012 was its first since 2001. 4 The Huskers are 9-3 in Big Ten home games since joining the league in 2011. 4 During Nebraska’s run of success at home in the past three decades, NU has had three home winning streaks of 20 or more games, and overall has posted 41 unbeaten and untied home seasons. 4 The Huskers are 522-142-20 (.778, 684 games, 124 years) in Lincoln, and 397119-13 (.762, 529 games, 90 years) in Memorial Stadium (since 1923). 4 The 2013 season marked the 45th straight year NU had a winning home season.

Nebraska Ranks in Top 10 Nationally in Attendance

Memorial Stadium was once again packed for every home game in 2013, putting Nebraska in the top 10 nationally in average attendance. Nebraska was ninth in average home attendance at 90,933 fans per game, according to 2013 attendance figures released by the NCAA. The average attendance for eight home games was the largest ever at Memorial Stadium following the East Stadium Expansion project that was completed before the start of the 2013 season. The No. 9 ranking in average attendance was the highest for Nebraska since full attendance figures are available beginning with the 1999 season. NU has ranked in the top 20 nationally in attendance each of the 15 years with available attendance figures. NU was also in the top 10 in 2009, checking in at No. 10 in average attendance. Nebraska was one of four Big Ten schools to rank in the top 10 in average attendance and the conference had seven teams in the top 25 nationally in attendance. Michigan was the national leader in average attendance at 111,592 fans per game with Ohio State second and Penn State fifth in average home attendance. In terms of total attendance for home games, Nebraska was third in the nation with 727,466 fans passing through Memorial Stadium’s gates for eight home games. For all games (home and away) in 2013, Nebraska ranked fifth with 1,096,097 fans in attendance during NU’s 13 games in 2013.

800-Win Club

Nebraska is one of eight programs with 800 all-time victories, and NU’s 865 all-time victories are fourth nationally. 1. Michigan 910 2. Texas 875 3. Notre Dame 874 4. Nebraska 865 5. Ohio State 849 6. Oklahoma 842 7. Alabama 838 8. Tennessee 804 Entering its 125th season of football, Nebraska owns an 865-357-40 all-time record in 1,262 games (.701). 4Since the first season of Nebraska football in 1890, Husker teams have won 11 or more games 12 times, including seven times since 1993. 4Nebraska has won 12 or more games seven times, including three seasons with 13 wins (1971, 1994, 1997).

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Nebraska participated in its 50th all-time bowl game with its appearance in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl on Jan. 1, 2014. Nebraska joined Alabama (60) and Texas (52) as the only schools to play in 50 bowl games in school history. The Huskers have played in the postseason in 43 of the past 45 seasons, including an NCAA-record 35 straight bowl games from 1969 to 2003. Nebraska owns a 24-25 all-time bowl record. Nebraska’s 25 all-time bowl victories rank seventh nationally. Nebraska is 3-3 in bowl games during Bo Pelini’s tenure as full-time head coach and 4-3 under Pelini overall, including the 2003 Alamo Bowl when he served as interim head coach. Nebraska played the first of its 50 bowls in the Rose Bowl, when No. 7 Nebraska lost to No. 2 Stanford, 21-13, following the 1940 season. Nebraska’s 35 consecutive bowls began with a 45-6 win over Georgia in the 1969 Sun Bowl, and ended following its appearance in the 2003 Alamo Bowl. The Huskers have won 11 of 18 bowl games since the 1994 season.

All-Time Bowl Appearances 1. 2. 3. 4.

Alabama Texas Nebraska Georgia Tennessee

60 52 50 49 49

All-Time Bowl Victories 1. 2. 3. 5. 6.

Alabama USC Oklahoma Georgia Texas Tennessee Nebraska

34 32 28 27 26 25 25

Huskers Look to Continue Season-Opening Streak

Nebraska extended a remarkable streak of success in season openers with a 3734 win over Wyoming in 2013. The win was Nebraska’s 28th straight win in a season opener, dating back to a 1985 loss to Florida State. The streak leads the nation, bettering Florida’s 24 straight season-opening wins. Nebraska has scored at least 37 points in each of its six season openers under Coach Bo Pelini, and has scored 40 or more points in 20 of the past 28 seasons. During the win streak, NU has limited opponents to 14 points or less 18 times. Nebraska will open the 2014 season against Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 30. The Owls were Nebraska’s season-opening victim in 2008 in Pelini’s first season as head coach.

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Position-by-Position Look At the 2014 Huskers

Quarterback

Nebraska will enter the 2014 campaign with 14 returning starters from last year’s team that finished with a 9-4 record and earned a Gator Bowl victory over Georgia. The group of returning starters includes five players on offense, eight on defense and the starting punter. I-back Ameer Abdullah and receiver Kenny Bell will lead the 2014 Husker offense. Both players enter their senior seasons in position to leave their names atop several Nebraska career statistical categories. On defense, junior defensive end Randy Gregory and senior defensive backs Corey Cooper and Josh Mitchell headline the list of returnees. The defense has progressed from a young and inexperienced unit entering the 2013 season to one that has outstanding depth and competition at nearly every position heading into this fall. Sophomore punter Sam Foltz will lead a special teams unit that also returns a number of dangerous return weapons for 2014.

For the first time in four seasons Nebraska will open the season with a new starter at quarterback. Taylor Martinez was Nebraska’s opening-day starter each of the past four years, but suffered through an injuryplagued senior season in 2013. What Returns While Martinez’s career was cut short by injury last year, it did provide the opportunity For the 2014 Huskers... for Tommy Armstrong Jr. to gain valuable Offense experience leading the Husker offense. The Category.................... Pct. of 2013 Total 6-1, 220-pound Armstrong led Nebraska to Rushing Yards................................ 94.2% a 7-1 record in eight starts, and showed the Passing Yards................................. 38.0% ability to present problems for defenses Receiving Yards............................. 63.9% Total Offense Yards....................... 67.6% both as a passer and a runner. Armstrong All-Purpose Yards.......................... 80.2% is the leader in the battle for the starting Scoring........................................... 56.4% quarterback role, but figures to be pushed during spring and fall practice. Defense Sophomore Ryker Fyfe saw a handful Category.................... Pct. of 2013 Total of snaps in a backup role during the 2013 Tackles........................................... 66.1% season, and the Grand Island native is Tackles for Loss............................. 63.9% hopeful of finding an expanded role this Sacks.............................................. 60.3% fall. Redshirt freshman Johnny Stanton was Interceptions................................. 28.6% impressive in his practice work last season Pass Breakups................................ 35.0% and the 6-2, 225-pounder has a winning Fumble Recoveries......................... 100% Fumbles Forced................................ 80% pedigree from his high school days. Florida prep product Zack Darlington Special Teams joined the program at semester and has Category.................... Pct. of 2013 Total dual-threat abilities similar to other Husker Field Goals....................................... 7.1% quarterbacks. Junior Tyson Broekemeier is Extra Points................................... 14.0% in his fourth season in the program and also Punt Return Yards.......................... 100% figures to battle for action this season. The Kickoff Return Yards...................... 96.6% Huskers will also add Georgia high school Punting Yards................................. 100% product AJ Bush to the mix at the position in the fall.

Overview

The Husker Offense Offensive Line

Letterwinners Returning: Player Notable Jake Cotton***, Sr., G Started 11 of 13 games during junior season Matt Finnin*, Jr., T Received additional year of eligibility during offseason Mike Moudy*, Sr., G Started three games last year when injuries hit line Mark Pelini**, Sr., C Former walk-on poised to push for starting center job Givens Price*, Jr., G Should be in mix for starting guard spot in 2014 Ryne Reeves**, Jr., G/C Versatility to compete for playing time at G or C Zach Sterup**, Jr., T Earned quality playing time late in 2013 season The offensive line is one of the top priorities for Nebraska during spring ball and in the offseason. Five veteran seniors who combined for more than 120 career starts graduated, leaving the competition for playing time wide open this spring. Senior guard Jake Cotton is the most experienced among Nebraska’s returnees up front after starting 11 games last season. The 6-6, 305 pound Cotton has the ability to play either guard spot and is expected to hold down the starting spot on the left side this fall. Two other seniors hope to earn starting spots this fall after seeing significant playing time in 2013. Guard Mike Moudy began the year as the third guard, then moved into the starting lineup after senior Spencer Long went down with a seasonending injury. Moudy then saw his own season end with a November shoulder injury that also kept him out of spring ball. At center, fifth-year senior Mark Pelini has been the top backup at the spot the past two seasons and will push to earn the starting job on a full-time basis in 2014. Four juniors return after providing depth on the line during the 2013 campaign. Ryne Reeves saw action at guard late last season after injuries hit the O-line hard. The 6-3, 300-pound Reeves has the ability to play either guard spot, but is also competing for the starting center spot. Zach Sterup earned valuable playing time at tackle late last season, and the 6-8, 315-pounder is a leading contender for the starting right tackle job in 2014. Givens Price also saw time as a reserve on the line late in the year, and the 6-4, 305-pounder should compete for a starting role at guard this season. Matt Finnin saw limited action at tackle in his first year in the program in 2013, but should push for action this fall. Several other talented players will look for their first action as a Husker this fall. Alex Lewis joined the Husker program for the spring semester after transferring from Colorado and the 6-6, 290-pounder has shown the ability to compete for a starting job at tackle. Redshirt freshman David Knevel (6-9, 310) is also a contender for significant action at tackle, while guard Chongo Kondolo is hopeful of getting into the mix at guard after redshirting in his first season. Other players who could push to move into the playing rotation this fall include sophomores Paul Thurston, Corey Whitaker, Sam Hahn and Dylan Utter, along with redshirt freshmen Dwayne Johnson and Zach Hannon. Nebraska also signed a talented group of offensive linemen this winter who will look to push for immediate playing time when they join the program.

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Letterwinners Returning: Player Notable Tommy Armstrong Jr.*, Soph. Posted 7-1 record as a starter in 2013 season

Running Back

Letterwinners Returning: Player Notable Ameer Abdullah***, Sr., IB Hopes to post third straight 1,000-yard season Has scored 17 touchdowns in first two seasons Imani Cross**, Jr., IB Has seen extensive action in first two years at NU Andy Janovich**, Jr., FB Terrell Newby*, Soph, IB Averaged 5.5 yards per carry as true freshman Nebraska returns one of the nation’s top groups of running backs for the 2014 season, making the running bame a strength for the Huskers. Senior Ameer Abdullah is among the nation’s top returning rushers and is poised to leave his mark as one of the top backs in Husker history. Abdullah earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior and was one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award. This fall he is poised to contend for bigger honors, including the Heisman Trophy in 2014. The 5-9, 195-pound Abdullah has posted 1,000-yard rushing seasons each of the past two years, and will attempt to become the first Nebraska player to have three 1,000-yard campaigns. Abdullah enters his senior year eighth on the Husker career rushing list and is in line to finish second on the career list, with an outside chance of reaching the top of the list. Abdullah has the ability to explode for big plays, but also the toughness to battle for tough yards up the middle. In addition to his running ability, he is also a receiving threat out of the backfield and an outstanding return threat. Entering the 2014 season, Abdullah is the nation’s leader with 4,914 career all-purpose yards. The Huskers have ample depth behind Abdullah at I-back. Junior Imani Cross rushed for more than 440 yards and 10 touchdowns during his sophomore season and should once again play a promiment role in the offense. The 6-1, 230-pound Cross has been Nebraska’s go-to-play in short-yardage and goal-line situations, but he has shown the ability to be an every-down back as well. Sophomore Terrell Newby earned valuable playing time as a true freshman in 2013, and is poised for a bigger role this fall. Newby gained nearly 300 rushing yards, and has also shown the ability to be a factor as a receiver out of the backfield and in the return game.

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL Redshirt freshman Adam Taylor should also figure into the storyline at I-back this season. The 6-2, 210-pound Taylor was NU’s Scout Team Offensive MVP while redshirting last season. Taylor put up record-breaking numbers during his high school career in Texas. Junior Murut Kuzu and sophomores Graham Nabity and Jordan Nelson should also add depth at I-back. Chicago area product Mikale Wilbon is slated to join the program this summer at the running back spot. Junior Andy Janovich has alternated at fullback the past two seasons and brings ability as a runner and blocker to the spot. The 6-1, 230-pound Janovich originally came to Nebraska as a walk-on but quickly earned a scholarship. Harrison Jordan and Mitch McCann will also battle for action at fullback.

Recevier/Tight End

Letterwinners Returning: Player Notable Taariq Allen**, Jr., WR Back at full strength after major knee injury in 2012 Kenny Bell***, Sr., WR Poised to set NU records for career catches, yards Sam Burtch**, Jr., WR Emerged as reliable receiving threat during 2013 Cethan Carter*, Soph., TE Earned starting TE role as a true freshman in 2013 Sam Cotton*, Soph., TE Saw significant time in first year in 2013 Trey Foster*, Soph., TE Played primarily in power sets during 2013 season Tyler Evans***, Sr., WR Has provided WR depth throughout NU career Alonzo Moore*, Soph., WR Explosive playmaker who saw action in 2013 Brandon Reilly*, Soph., WR Lincoln product made way into WR rotation last fall Jamal Turner***, Sr., WR Battled through injury-plagued 2013 campaign Jordan Westerkamp*, Soph., WR Became key part of receiving rotation in 2013 Nebraska has numerous options at both receiver and tight end heading into the 2013 season. The Huskers must replace four-year standout Quincy Enunwa at receiver and dependable tight end Jake Long. Senior Kenny Bell is the top returning wideout for Nebraska as he enters his fourth season as a starter. Bell has led Nebraska in receptions for each of the past three years, including 52 catches in 2013, and is poised to become the first player to ever lead NU in catches for four straight years. Bell also figures to be a threat to set Nebraska records for both career receptions and career receiving yards. Bell has shown the ability to be both a big-play threat at receiver and a dependable third-down option. He has 15 career touchdown catches, with each of the last 13 scoring grabs covering at least 20 yards. In addition to his play-making receiving ability, Bell became a kickoff return threat last season and led the Big Ten in that category. Fellow senior Jamal Turner has explosivness to make plays at both receiver and in the return game. Turner has 60 career catches, and hopes to be back at full strength this season after missing much of the 2013 season because of injury. When healthy, Turner provides Nebraska with a player with the ability to make plays after the catch. Several other receivers have earned extensive playing time the past couple seasons and figure to make this a very deep position. Junior Sam Burtch made his presence known in 2013 with 12 receptions, including three touchdown catches. Sophomore Jordan Westerkamp earned significant playing time and had 20 catches for 283 yards last season, including the game-winning touchdown catch against Northwestern. Junior Taariq Allen saw limited action at receiver last season as he continued to recover from a major knee injury in 2012, but the 6-3 Allen appears to be back a full speed and ready to make an impact. Sophomore Alonzo Moore (6-2, 190) is sitting out this spring, but like Allen, he brings a big target to the passing game. Sophomore Brandon Reilly progressed throughout the 2013 season and continued to earn more playing time throughout the season, and figures to be in the mix this fall. Senior Tyler Evans has also added depth and contributed on special teams throughout his NU career and should to battle for playing time. Sophomore Lane Hovey and redshirt freshmen Kevin Gladney and Christian Bailey should also push for action this fall. The Huskers will also add a talented group of incoming receivers including Monte Harrison, Glenn Irons, Demornay Pierson-El and Jariah Tolbert. Th Huskers return three sophomore tight ends who figure to anchor the position this fall. Cethan Carter saw significant action as a true freshman in 2013, earning six starts at the position. Carter caught 10 passes and has shown the ability to be a key target in the Husker passing game. Sam Cotton was slowed early in the 2013 season by injury, but came on to earn extensive playing time and is poised for an expanded role in the passing game this fall. Fellow Lincoln Southeast product Trey Foster saw his most extensive action in power sets, but should see expanded opportunities in 2014. Juniors David Sutton and Max Pirman, sophomore Jared Blum and redshirt freshman Greg Hart all figure to push for playing time at tight end this fall. Nebraska will add freshman Freedom Akinmoladun to the position this summer.

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The Husker Defense Defensive Line

Letterwinners Returning: Player Notable Maliek Collins*, Soph., DT Earned spot in regular DL rotation as true freshman Aaron Curry*, Jr., DT Started eight games in sophomore season Randy Gregory*, Jr., DE Led Big Ten in sacks in first season at Division I level Kevin Maurice*, Soph., DT Provided depth on interior as true freshman Saw significant time at end as a redshirt freshman Greg McMullen*, Soph., DE Vincent Valentine*, Soph, DT Emerged as play-maker during freshman campaign Kevin Williams*, Jr., DT Missed 2013 season with knee injury Nebraska lost a pair of four-year contributors on the defensive front in tackle Thad Randle and end Jason Anrkah, but the Huskers return a number of talented young players who made their mark in 2013. The defensive front figures to be led by junior defensive end Randy Gregory. In his first season in a Nebraska uniform, the 6-6, 245-pound Gregory burst onto the scene as one of the Big Ten’s most dominant defenders. Gregory earned first-team all-conference honors, while leading the league with 10.5 sacks and recording 19 tackles for loss. Gregory has great speed off the edge and harrassed quarterbacks throughout the 2013 season. He is a contender for AllAmerica and other national accolades during the 2014 season. Sophomore Greg McMullen is the frontrunner to start at the end spot opposite of Gregory. The 6-3, 280-pound McMullen provides a physical presence at end, who also has the ability to pressure opposing quarterbacks. Nebraska will look to build depth at end behind Gregory and McMullen during spring and fall practice. Redshirt freshman A.J. Natter was impressive on the scout team last fall and figures to push for playing time, as does junior college transfer Joe Keels who joined the NU program at semester from Highland (Kan.) Community College. A trio of walk-on ends also figure to battle for action including junior Jack Gangwish, sophomore Ross Dzuris and redshirt freshman Jordan Ackerman. Freshmen Sedrick King and DeAndre Wills join the mix at end in the fall. Nebraska is loaded with young talent at the interior defensive line positions. Junior Aaron Curry is the most veteran of the group, after starting eight games during his sophomore season in 2013. Sophomore Vincent Valentine is the largest of the group, checking in at 6-3 and 320 pounds. Valentine started six games last season and continued to make progress throughout the year. Sophomores Maliek Collins and Kevin Maurice both earned playing time as true freshmen last fall, and should see a bigger role this fall. Collins played in 12 games last season, including a start in the Gator Bowl, while Maurice saw action in six games. Both players have the size and athleticism to hold up against opposing linemen. Junior Kevin Williams hopes to get back into the playing rotation in 2014 after missing last season with a knee injury. Williams was working with the top defensive unit before being injured last fall. Sophomore walk-ons Garret Johns and Logan Rath also hope to push for playing time on the interior. Freshman Peyton Newell will join the program this summer as a promising defensive line prospect.

Linebacker

Letterwinners Returning: Player Notable Zaire Anderson*, Sr. Started five games as a junior in 2013 Josh Banderas*, Soph. Earned four starts as a true freshman last fall Trevor Roach**, Sr. Back to action after missing 2013 with knee injury Michael Rose*, Soph. Emerged to start seven games in 2013 David Santos**, Jr. Ranked second on the team in tackles in 2013 Austin Williams**, Sr. Impact player on special teams past two years A year after entering the season with a young and unproven group of linebackers, the position could be one of the deepest and most talented for the 2014 Huskers. Nebraska returns four players at linebacker who each started at least four games last season. Junior David Santos is the most experienced of the group, having seen extensive action the past two years. He started 10 games last fall and was second on the team with 87 tackles. Santos began the year at MIKE linebacker, but settled into the WILL spot later in the year, and figures to line up on the outside again this year. Sophomore Michael Rose drew seven starts last fall, including holding down the middle linebacker spot throughout the latter half of the year. Rose made 66 tackles on the season, including 17 in the regular-season finale against Iowa. Senior Zaire Anderson also brings versatility to the spot. After missing most of the 2012 season with a knee injury, Anderson returned to start five games last season, primarily at the BUCK linebacker spot. He has the ability to play either outside spot

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Secondary

Letterwinners Returning: Player Notable LeRoy Alexander*, Soph., S Playing time increased throughout 2013 season Corey Cooper***, Sr., S Led Nebraska in tackles in first full season as starter Daniel Davie**, Jr., CB Hopeful of returning for fall after knee injury in 2013 Nate Gerry*, Soph., S Played linebacker as true freshman in 2013 Charles Jackson**, Jr., DB Versatility makes him strong candidate for nickel spot Josh Mitchell***, Sr., CB Third-year starter is vocal leader of Blackshirts Jonathon Rose*, Jr., CB Auburn transfer added depth at corner in 2013 The Husker secondary will see a number of new faces in 2014, beginning with firstyear coach Charlton Warren, who joined the NU program after nine seasons at Air Force. Warren must replace three 2013 seniors who have graduated, but does return a pair of veteran leaders in senior safety Corey Cooper and senior corner Josh Mitchell. Cooper led Nebraska in tackles last season with 91 stops from his safety position. Cooper has the size (6-1, 215) to be strong in run support, but also maintains the athleticism to be effective in pass coverage. The Huskers will have a new starter alongside Cooper in the secondary. The leading candidates for that spot are sophomores LeRoy Alexander and Nate Gerry. Alexander’s role in the secondary continued to grow throughout the 2013 campaign, and he has added strength and speed in the Huskers’ offseason program. A standout high school defensive back, Gerry saw action at linebacker as a true freshman, primarily in Nebraska’s dime personnel. The 6-2, 210-pound Gerry has moved back to safety this spring and should battle for a significant role. Mitchell is poised to hold down one cornerback spot this fall, and also provides leadership to the Husker defense. The 5-11, 160-pound Mitchell has started the past two seasons and has excellent knowledge of NU’s defensive system. Several candidates will battle to start opposite Mitchell at corner. Jonathon Rose enters his junior year after seeing limited action in his first year after transferring from Auburn. At 6-1, 190, Rose brings a long, athletic presence to the corner spot. Junior Charles Jackson has played both corner and safety during his time in Lincoln, and could be used at either spot this fall. He is also working extensively as NU’s nickel back this spring. Junior Daniel Davie also figures to push for playing time in the fall. He is out this spring after suffering a knee injury late in the 2013 season. The secondary is also filled with young talent looking to see action for the Huskers for the first time. Redshirt freshmen Drake Martinez and D.J. Singleton both sat out last fall as redshirts and hope to push for playing time at safety. Boaz Joseph also redshirted last season and could contend for action at corner this fall, while Byerson Cockrell joined the program at semester from the junior-college ranks and has the versatility to play numerous spots. Walk-ons Joey Felici, Derek Foster, Anthony Ridder, Zach Stovall and Ishmail Jackson will all add depth in the secondary, while pushing for special teams action. Incoming scholarship players Luke Gifford, Chris Jones, Joshua Kalu and Trai Mosley join the program this summer.

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The Husker Special Teams Specialists

Letterwinners Returning: Player Mauro Bondi**, Jr., PK/KO Sam Foltz*, Soph., P Gabe Miller*, Soph., LS

Notable One of nation’s top kickoff specialists in 2013 Ranked among Big Ten’s best punters last fall Earned starting role as true freshman last season

Nebraska must replace its starting place-kicker from 2013, but the majority of its special teams standouts return for this fall. Punter Sam Foltz had a solid first season as Nebraska’s starting punter. He is working to become a more consistent punter in 2014, but has the ability to rank among the nation’s best. Junior Mauro Bondi handled Nebraska’s kickoff return duties last fall and also saw limited duty as a place-kicker. The strong-legged Bondi will get the first crack at earning the kicker role this fall. Sophomore Spencer Lindsay and redshirt freshman Grant Schumacher are also in the competition at place-kicker this spring. The trio will be joined this fall by freshman Drew Brown, the younger brother of record-setting NU place-kicker Kris Brown (1995-98). Gabe Miller returns after outstanding work in his first year as the long snapper in 2013. Foltz handles the holding chores for the Huskers. Nebraska will look to improve in the return game and has several explosive players with experience in that area. Running backs Ameer Abdullah and Terrell Newby, and receivers Kenny Bell and Alonzo Moore handled the majority of kickoff returns last fall. Receivers Jamal Turner and Jordan Westerkamp were the primary punt returners in 2013. Several other players could vie for duty in the return game this fall.

Josh Mitchell has been a mainstay in the Husker secondary for the past two seasons. He made 31 tackles and had six pass breakups in 2013.

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Abdullah

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Senior l I-Back l 5-9 l 195 | Three Letters Homewood, Ala. l Homewood HS » Third-Team All-American (AP, 2013) » Doak Walker Award Semifinalist (2013, 1 of 10) » First-Team All-Big Ten (2013, Coaches, Media, BTN) » Walter Camp Award Watch List (2013, 1 of 50) » Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Illinois, 2013) » Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll (vs. Northwestern, 2013) » Nebraska Team MVP (2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Team Captain (2013) » Nebraska Lifter of the Year (2012, 2013) » Second-Team All-Big Ten Running Back (Coaches, 2012) » Second-Team All-Big Ten Punt Returner (Phil Steele, 2012) » Third-Team All-Big Ten Running Back (Phil Steele, 2012) » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten Running Back (Media, 2012) » Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers Return Specialist Award Semifinalist (1 of 12, 2012) » Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Idaho State, 2012, vs. Fresno St., 2011) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » First-Team All-Big Ten (Kickoff Returner, Yahoo.com, 2011) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Kickoff Returner, Phil Steele, 2011) » Big Ten All-Freshman Team (Kickoff Returner and Punt Returner, Yahoo.com, 2011) » Big Ten All-Freshman Team (Punt Returner and Running Back, ESPN.com, 2011) » Big Ten Freshman of the Week (vs. Fresno State, 2011) » School Record Holder for Single-Game Kickoff Returns Yards (211 vs. Fresno State, 2011) I-back Ameer Abdullah heads into his senior season as a leading contender for All-America and other national honors. The 5-9, 195-pound Abdullah also has several Nebraska career records within his reach entering the 2014 season. Abdullah put together the most prolific rushing season by a Nebraska player in more than a decade in 2013. A workhorse for the Nebraska offense, Abdullah has produced his second consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season, while topping 100 yards rushing in 11 of 13 games. Abdullah finished his junior season with 1,690 rushing yards, the highest yardage total for a Husker since Ahman Green in 1997, and the fourth-best total in school history. His 11 100-yard rushing games tied the Nebraska school record. His standout play in 2013 netted Abdullah several individual awards. He was chosen as a first-team All-Big Ten performer by both the league’s coaches and media panel, a year after being a second-team all-conference pick. Abdullah was also one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award. Abdullah enters his senior campaign with 2,977 career rushing yards, leaving him just 23 yards from becoming the eighth Husker to rush for 3,000 yards. His career rushing total is the third-most among active FBS players. In 2014, Abdullah will attempt to become the first player in school history to post a trio of 1,000-yard rushing seasons. If Abdullah were to reach that milestone, he would also move to the No.2 spot on the NU career rushing list. He enters 2014 with an outside chance of threatening Mike Rozier’s career rushing mark of 4,780 yards. The Alabama native has also been a receiving and return threat throughout his Husker career. He comes into 2014 with 4,914 career all-purpose yards, the most among active FBS players and third on the Husker career chart. He needs less than 700 all-purpose yards this fall to move past Heisman winners Rozier and Johnny Rodgers to the top of Nebraska’s career all-purpose yardage list. Abdullah also leads all FBS players in career 100-yard rushing games with 17 games above the century mark entering 2014. The total ties Eric Crouch for third in Nebraska history, trailing only Rozier (26) and Green (20). In addition to his on-field excellence, Abdullah was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team last fall. Abdullah’s 1,859 all-purpose yards this season are the sixth-most in school history, .

2013 (Junior)

Abdullah ran for 1,690 yards and nine touchdowns on 281 carries during the 2013 season. Abdullah topped 100 yards in 11 of 13 games, including a career-high 225 yards against Illinois. He had a streak of eight straight games with 100 yards, and topped 85 yards in all 13 games. Abdullah averaged 130.0 rushing yards per game to rank second in the Big Ten and seventh nationally. In conference games, he was even better, averaging 137.9 yards per game to again rank second in the conference. Abdullah was Nebraska’s third-leading receiver with 26 receptions for 232 yards and two touchdowns. His all-around ability placed him first in the conference and 13th nationally in all-purpose yards per game, averaging 153.8 yards per game.

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Abdullah averaged 6.0 yards per carry and carried the ball more than 20 times nine times in 2013, including each of the final six games. While showing the ability to carry a heavy load, Abdullah also provided a big-play threat in the running game. He had eight runs of 30 yards or more this season, to rank among the national leaders in that category. Abdullah opened the year with 114 yards against Wyoming, including a career-long 62yard run in the second quarter. He also ran for 114 yards against Southern Miss, including a pair of touchdown runs. Abdullah was limited to 98 yards against UCLA, but accounted for 148 all-purpose yards in the contest. He closed non-conference play with 139 rushing yards and 185 all-purpose yards against South Dakota State. He enjoyed a career day against Illinois, rushing for a career-high 225 yards and two touchdowns on just 20 carries, the most rushing yards for a Husker since 2010. Abdullah had three runs of 30 yards or more against the Fighting Illini, including a spectacular 43-yard TD run in the third quarter. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his effort. Abdullah surpassed the 2,000-yard career rushing mark at Purdue when he rushed for 20 times for 126 yards and a touchdown. Abdullah had an excellent effort despite a loss at Minnesota, rushing 19 times for 165 yards. He ran 24 times for 127 yards against Northwestern to move past 1,000 rushing yards on the season. He was the first NU player to break the 1,000-yard mark in eight games since Ahman Green in 1997. Abdullah also caught three passes for 31 yards on the game-winning drive in the final seconds, including a 16-yard catch and run to convert a 4th-and-15 and keep NU’s hopes alive. Abdullah rushed for 105 hard-fought yards on 27 carries in a 17-13 win at Michigan. He also caught a touchdown pass in the final minutes to provide the winning socre. Abdullah rushed 22 times for 123 yards against Michigan State’s top-ranked rushing defense. He was the first runner to top 100 yards against the Spartans since he and Taylor Martinez both did it at MSU in 2012. Abdullah posted his eighth straight 100-yard rushing game at Penn State with 25 carries for 147 yards, including a 50-yard run to set up a tying field goal in the fourth quarter. He closed the regular season with 23 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown against Iowa. Abdullah posted his 11th 100-yard game of the season in the Gator Bowl win over Georgia, rushing 27 times for 122 yards and a a touchdown against the Bulldog defense.

2012 (Sophomore)

Abdullah played in all 14 games with seven starts and helped Nebraska lead the Big Ten in both rushing and total offense. He rushed 226 times for 1,137 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore after he was thrust into a leading role following an earlyseason injury to senior Rex Burkhead. Abdullah ran for at least 100 yards in each of his first five starts, the first Nebraska player to accomplish that since 1994. He finished the year with six 100-yard rushing games. His 81.2 rushing yards per game were ninth in the Big Ten, and he ranked fourth in the conference in all-purpose yards per game at 134.6 yards per game. Abdullah earned second-team All-Big Ten honors by the league’s coaches for his effort as a sophomore. Abdullah carried the ball more than 15 times in eight games, including more than 30 carries against both Arkansas State and Penn State. Out of the backfield, Abdullah caught 24 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 21.2 yards on 17 kickoff returns to rank in the top 10 in the conference and averaged 13.1 yards on 16 punt returns. After Burkhead went down early in the Southern Miss contest, Abdullah took over as the lead back and ran 15 times for 81 yards. He also caught four passes in the game, including his first career receving touchdown. Abdullah earned his first career start at UCLA and responded with 16 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Abdullah rushed for a season-high 167 yards on 30 carries against Arkansas State, including a season-long 45-yard run. A week later, he had an 81yard punt return for a touchdown. Abdullah produced one of the most prolific all-purpose games in school history against Wisconsin. He totaled 252 all-purpose yards, including five kickoff returns for 142 yards, highlighted by an 83-yard return in the first quarter. He also ran 10 times for 70 yards and had 22 receiving yards. Abdullah also had a big night in the return game at Ohio State with eight returns for 128 yards, and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns against the Buckeyes. Abdullah helped key Nebraska’s six-game win streak in the second half of the regular season. He ran 19 times for 101 yards at Northwestern in a 29-28 win, then had 24 carries for 101 hard-fought yards in a 23-9 victory over Michigan in Lincoln, including 85 rushing yards after halftime. Abdullah ran for 110 yards on 22 carries at Michigan State and also caught a touchdown pass in the game. He was a workhorse in a comeback win against Penn State, carrying a career-high 31 times for 116 yards. Abdullah carried 18 times for 79 yards against Minnesota to move past 1,000 rushing yards. With Burkhead returning to action for the final three games, Abdullah’s number of carries decreased, however he ran for a combined 127 yards on 39 carries in the final three games of the year to finish with 1,137 yards.

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2011 (Freshman)

Abdullah saw action in every game as a true freshman in 2011. He rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns, reaching the end zone against Penn State, Michigan and South Carolina. He was also one of the nation’s most dangerous return threats. Abdullah averaged 29.3 yards on 26 kickoff returns, including a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Fresno State. He set a school-record with 211 kickoff return yards agains the Bulldogs. Abdullah ranked ninth nationally in kickoff return average and also averaged better than seven yards on punt returns.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2011 13/0 2012 14/7 2013 13/13 Totals 40/20

Att. 42 226 281 549

Gain Loss Net 172 22 150 1,193 56 1,137 1,722 32 1,690 3,087 110 2,977

Y/A Y/G 3.6 11.5 5.0 81.2 6.0 130.0 5.4 74.4

Long 24 at Wyoming 45 vs. Arkansas St. 62 vs. Wyoming 62 vs. Wyoming

TDs 3 8 9 20

Receiving: Career: 51 catches, 421 yards, 4 TDs, long of 40 vs. UCLA (2013) 2013: 26 catches, 232 yards, 2 TDs, long of 40 vs. UCLA 2012: 24 catches, 178 yards, 2 TDs, long of 26 vs. Arkansas State 2011: 1 catch, 11 yards, 0 TDs, long of 11 at Wyoming Kickoff Returns: Career: 47 ret. 1,200 yds, 1 TD, 25.4 avg, long of 100 vs. Fresno St. (2011) 2013: 4 returns, 77 yards, 0 TDs, 19.2 average, long of 24 vs. Northwestern 2012: 17 returns, 360 yards, 0 TDs, 21.2 average, long of 83 vs. Wisconsin 2011: 26 returns, 763 yards, 1 TD, 29.3 average, long of 100 vs. Fresno State (TD) Punt Returns: Career: 31 returns, 316 yards, 1 TD, 10.2 average, long of 81 vs. Idaho St. (2012) 2012: 16 returns, 209 yards, 1 TD, 13.1 average, long of 81 vs. Idaho State (TD) 2011: 15 returns, 106 yards, 0 TD, 7.1 average, long of 28 vs. Chattanooga All-Purpose: Career: 4,914 yards, 678 attempts, 122.9 yds per game, 7.2 yds per attempt 2013: 1,999 yards, 311 attempts, 153.8 yards per game, 6.4 yards per attempt 2012: 1,884 yards, 283 attempts, 134.6 yards per game, 6.7 yards per attempt 2011: 1,031 yards, 84 attempts, 79.3 yards per game, 12.3 yards per attempt

Single-Game Highs

» Carries–31 vs. Penn State (2012) » Rushing Yards–225 vs. Illinois (2013) » Receptions–5 at Northwestern (2012) » Receiving Yards–50 vs. UCLA (2013) » Punt Return Yards–80 vs. Idaho State (2012) » Kickoff Return Yards–211 vs. Fresno State (2011)* » All-Purpose Yards–252 vs. Wisconsin (2012) » Touchdowns–2 seven times (most recently at Michigan in 2013) *school record

armstrong jr.

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Sophomore l Quarterback l 6-1 l 220 | One Letter Cibolo, Texas | Steele HS » Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Big Ten Freshman of the Week (vs. Michigan, 2013) » Longest Pass in Nebraska History and NCAA Bowl History (99 yards vs. Georgia) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012) Tommy Armstrong Jr. was one of three quarterbacks to play a key role for the Huskers in the 2013 season. Armstrong played in nine games as a redshirt freshman and made eight starts following an early-season injury to four-year starter Taylor Martinez. With both Martinez and fellow 2013 senior Ron Kellogg III having graduated, Armstrong is the frontrunner to hold down the starting job this fall. Armstrong proved last season he was up to the challenge, posting a 7-1 record as the starter after being thrust into the role. The 6-1, 220-pound Armstrong flashed his ability as both a passer and runner during his time under center in 2013. Armstrong finished the 2013 season with 966 yards passing and nine touchdowns through the air, while rushing for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Armstrong completed 51.9 percent of his passes last fall and is working this spring to increase his efficiency in the passing game.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Armstrong began the season as the co-No. 2 quarterback behind Taylor Martinez, but became the Huskers’ starter during the second half of the season. Armstrong saw limited action against Southern Miss in his only playing time in the first three games. With Martinez sidelined, Armstrong made his first career start against South Dakota State and completed 12-of-15 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown, and rushed five times for 38 yards. He guided Nebraska to touchdowns on each of the first three drives he led. Armstrong completed 8-of-13 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns against Illinois, and also rushed for 18 yards. Armstrong split time with Kellogg in a win at Purdue and scored his first career rushing touchdown a three-yard first-quarter run. He also passed for 43 yards. Armstrong did not play at Minnesota, then made his fourth start vs. Northwestern. He rushed 17 times for a career-high 69 yards, including a five-yard TD on the game’s opening drive. He also completed 15-of-29 passes for a career-high 173 yards and a touchdown. Armstrong showed his poise in leading the Huskers to a 17-13 win at Michigan, snapping the Wolverines’ 19-game home winning streak. Armstrong threw for 139 yards, including a game-winning touchdown to Ameer Abdullah with 2:03 left. Armstrong was 5-for-7 for 59 yards passing and added seven yards rushing on the game-winning drive. He suffered his only loss as a starter against Michigan State, when he threw for 143 yards and two touchdown passes, a 32-yard strike to Sam Burtch and a 38-yard pass to Kenny Bell. Armstrong started at Penn State, but played only three series before leaving with an ankle injury. The injury kept him out of the Iowa contest. Armstrong earned the start in the Gator Bowl against Georgia and led NU to a 2419 win. He threw for 163 yards, including a pair of scoring strikes to Quincy Enunwa. Armstrong threw a school-record 99-yard touchdown in the third quarter to give NU a 24-12 lead. Armstrong also rushed for 26 yards, including a season-long 24-yard run.

2012 (Redshirt)

Armstrong redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Career Stats Passing

Year G/GS 2012 2013 9/8 Totals 9/8

Rushing Year 2012 2013 Totals

G/S 9/8 9/8

Comp-Att-Int Pct. Yds. Y/G LP Redshirt 68-131-8 51.9 966 107.3 99 68-131-8 51.9 966 107.3 99 Att. Gain Loss Net Redshirt 67 277 75 202 67 277 75 202

TD

Eff.R.

9 124.31 9 124.31

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

3.0 3.0

22.4 22.4

24 vs. Georgia 24 vs. Georgia

2 2

Single-Game Highs

» Pass Attempts–29 vs. Northwestern » Pass Completions–15 vs. Northwestern » Passing Yards–173 vs. Northwestern » Long Pass–99 yards vs. Georgia, 2014 Gator Bowl* » Passing Touchdowns–2 vs. Illinois, Michigan State, Georgia » Rushes–17 vs. Northwestern » Rushing Yards–69 yards vs. Northwestern » Long Rush–24 yards vs. Georgia, 2014 Gator Bowl *-school record

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Kenny

Bell

#80

Senior | Wide Receiver | 6-1 | 185 | Three Letters Boulder, Colo. (Fairview) » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, 2013) » Biletnikoff Award Watch List (2013) » First-Team All-Big Ten (BTN, CBS, ESPN, Phil Steele, 2012) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, 2012) » Nebraska Sophomore Receptions Record Holder (50 in 2012) » Nebraska Sophomore Receiving Yards Record Holder (863 in 2012) » Nebraska Sophomore Receiving Touchdowns Record Holder (8 in 2012) » Nebraska Sophomore 100-Yard Receiving Games Record Holder (3 in 2012) » Honorable-Mention Freshman All-American (CollegeFootballNews.com, 2011) » Big Ten All-Freshman Team (Yahoo.com, ESPN.com, 2011) » Longest Touchdown Run by a Freshman in School History (80 yards at Minn., 2011) Kenny Bell enters his senior season in a position to cement his legacy in Nebraska football history. A go-to-receiver and fan favorite since his freshman season, Bell is poised to become Nebraska’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. The 6-1, 185-pound Bell has earned all-conference accolades each of the past two seasons. He was an honorable-mention choice in 2013, after earning second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2012. This fall, Bell will be a leading contender for first-team all-conference honors. Bell led Nebraska in receptions in 2013 with 52 catches, marking the third straight season he has led the Huskers in receptions. This fall, he will have the opportunity to become the first player to lead Nebraska in receptions for four straight seasons. Bell has already joined 1972 Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers as the only players to record two 50-catch seasons. Bell heads into 2014 with 134 career receptions to rank fifth on the NU career chart, leaving him 32 catches behind the NU record of 166 receptions by Nate Swift. Bell ranks third in school history with 1,901 career receiving yards, leaving him 578 yards from Rodgers’ school record in that category. Bell also has 15 career touchdown receptions, including four in 2012. He has shown a knack for the big play throughout his career, with each of his last 13 touchdown catches covering at least 20 yards. In addition to being the Huskers’ top receiving target, Bell is also a threat in the return game. Last year he led the Big Ten in kickoff return average at 26.5 yards per return, a mark that ranked 18th nationally. Bell had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Penn State.

2013 (Junior)

Bell started 12 of 13 games and finished the season with a team-high 51 receptions for 577 yards and four touchdowns. He caught five or more passes five times in 2013, including each of the final three regular-season games. Bell’s 52 catches ranked seventh on the NU single-season reception list, giving him two of nine 50-catch seasons in Husker history. Bell opened the year with seven catches for 57 yards and had two kickoff returns for 72 yards. He had three catches and caught his first touchdown of the season against Southern Miss, hauling in a 21-yard reception in the second quarter. Bell also had a then-career-long 63-yard kickoff return. He caught six passes for 68 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown reception against UCLA. Bell caught two passes against South Dakota State to reach 100 career receptions. In the Big Ten opener, Bell had four catches for 65 yards, including a highlight reel 37-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. After two receptions at Purdue, Bell made three catches for 45 yards at Minnesota, including a season-long 42-yard catch on the game’s opening drive. Bell caught two passes for 12 yards in the first quarter against Northwestern, but was forced to the sideline with an injury. Despite playing at less than full speed, Bell had three catches for 44 yards at Michigan, including a clutch 26-yard reception on fourth down to keep alive the game-winning drive. Bell had seven catches for a season-high 81 yards against Michigan State, including a 38-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. At Penn State, Bell had five catches for 33 yards, but made his biggest impact in the return game. Bell had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter to give NU a 14-13 lead. The return tied for the fifthlongest in school history. Bell tied his season high with seven receptions for 67 yards against Iowa. He closed the season with one catch for 11 yards in the Gator Bowl win over Georgia.

2012 (Sophomore)

Bell started all 14 games and led the team in every receiving category. He caught 50 passes for 863 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012. His 50 catches ranked in the top 10 on the NU single-season chart, while his 863 yards were a sophomore record and was fourth on the NU season yardage list. His eight touchdown catches are the fifth-most in school history. He averaged 17.3 yards per catch to rank among the national leaders in that category, and his per-catch average was the 10th-best in school history among players with at least 30 receptions. Bell had 16 catches of at least 20 yards in 2012, and all eight of his touchdown catches were from 25 yards or more.

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Bell’s play as a sophomore earned him second-team All-Big Ten honors from both the league coaches and media. He was also tabbed a first-team selection by several media outlets. The Colorado native topped the 100-yard mark in receiving three times topping the century mark against Minnesota, UCLA and Ohio State. Bell had at least three catches in eight games, and had a catch in every game but the Iowa contest. Prior to going without a catch at Iowa, Bell caught a pass in 23 straight games, the second-longest streak in NU history. Bell also contributed in the return game in 2012, averaging 23.2 yards on 14 kickoff returns. Bell’s only reception in the opener against Southern Miss was a 26-yard touchdown grab. At UCLA, he set then career highs with six catches for 108 yards, all in the first half. The game marked the first 100-yard receiving effort for an NU player since 2010. Bell also had two kickoff returns for 70 yards, including a season-long 47-yard return. Bell made the most of his three catches against Arkansas State with a 42-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter and a 25-yarder TD reception in the second quarter. A week later against Idaho State, Bell caught his fourth touchdown of the season on a then-career-long 68-yard reception in the first quarter. After grabbing four balls in a win over Wisconsin, Bell set a personal-best with 133 receiving yards on five catches at Ohio State. He grabbed a career-long 74-yard reception in the second quarter to set up a Taylor Martinez touchdown run. Against Northwestern, Bell had six receptions for 77 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. In the contest, he became the 20th player in school history to crack the 1,000-yard receiving mark and the second-fastest to reach that mark. Bell had two receptions for 51 yards in a win over Michigan, including a 32-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. Bell combined for seven catches in wins over Michigan State and Penn State, then had a career day in a 38-14 victory over Minnesota. Bell snared a career-high nine receptions for a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns, including a 36-yarder in the first quarter and a 30-yard TD catch in the third quarter. Bell’s nine receptions tied for the eighth-most in a game in NU history, and the 136 yards fell just outside of the top 10 on the single-game yardage list. After going without a catch at Iowa, Bell caught two passes for 14 yards against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. He closed his sophomore season with four receptions for 60 yards in the Capital One Bowl against Georgia.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Bell played in every game and started the final 11 games of 2011. A strong second half of the season allowed him to become just the second freshman ever to lead Nebraska in receptions and receiving yards (Nate Swift, 2005). Bell finsihed the year with 32 receptions, 461 receiving yards and three touchdown catches. His reception and yardage totals were the second-highest ever for a Nebraska freshman. Bell averaged 14.4 yards per catch as a redshirt freshman and had eight catches of at least 20 yards. Bell made 27 of his 32 catches in Big Ten play and had at least four catches in four of the final seven games. He had six games with at least three catches as a freshman, including five each against Iowa and Northwestern. In addition to his three receiving touchdowns, Bell also scored on an 82-yard touchdown run at Minnesota, the longest ever run by a Husker freshman.

2010 (Redshirt)

Bell redshirted in his first season and earned Scout Team MVP honors.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2010 2011 13/11 2012 14/14 2013 13/12 Totals 40/37

No.

Yds. Redshirt 32 461 50 863 52 577 134 1,901

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

14.4 17.3 11.1 14.2

35.5 61.6 44.4 47.5

50 vs. Washington 74 at Ohio State 42 at Minnesota 74 at Ohio State

3 8 4 15

Rushing: Career: 6 carries, 109 yards, 1 TD, 18.2 average, long of 82 at Minnesota (2011) 2013: 1 carry, 1 yard, 0 TD, 1.0 average, long of 1 vs. South Dakota State 2012: 2 carries, 8 yards, 0 TD, 4.0 average, long of 7 vs. Southern Miss 2011: 3 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD, 33.3 average, long of 82 yards at Minnesota (TD) Kickoff Returns: Career: 43 ret., 1,086 yds, 1 TD, 25.3 avg., long of 99 at Penn St. (2013) 2013: 23 returns, 609 yards, 1 TD, 26.5 average, long of 99 at Penn State (TD) 2012: 14 returns, 325 yards, 0 TDs, 23.2 average, long of 47 at UCLA 2011: 6 returns, 152 yards, 0 TDs, 25.3 average, long of 33 at Michigan Punt Returns: 1 career punt return for 0 yards at Northwestern (10/20/12)

Single-Game Highs

» Receptions–9 vs. Minnesota (2012) » Receiving Yards–136 vs. Minnesota (2012) » Rushing Yards–82 at Minnesota (2011) » Touchdowns–2 twice (Arkansas State, Minnesota in 2012) » Kickoff Return Yards–99 at Penn State (2013) » All-Purpose Yards–178 at UCLA (2012)

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Cethan

Carter

#11

Returning starters–Defense Zaire

Anderson

Sophomore l Tight End l 6-4 l 240 | One Letter Metairie, La. | Archbishop Rummel HS » Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) Sophomore tight end Cethan Carter is poised for a bigger role in the Husker offense in 2014. Carter was one of seven true freshmen to see action for the Huskers in 2013, splitting time as the starting tight end. The 6-4, 240-pound Carter has all the tools needed to play the tight end position, including good hands to go along with excellent size and speed. He is one of three sophomore tight ends with significant playing experience who should provide NU quarterbacks with reliable targets in the passing game.

2013 (Freshman)

Carter quickly earned his way into the rotation with the top unit and saw his playing time quickly increase with senior Jake Long hampered by injuries for much of the season. Carter played in all 13 games and made six starts. Carter finished with 10 catches for 127 yards in his debut season. Carter caught two passes in three games in 2013, including against South Dakota State when he had a careerhigh 43 yards highlighted by a 26-yard catch. Carter also had two catches at Purdue and in the regular-season finale with Iowa. Carter caught five of his 10 passes in the final four games of the season, including a 23-yard catch against Georgia in the Gator Bowl.

Career Stats Year 2013

G/S 13/6

No. 10

Yds. 127

Y/R 12.7

Y/G 9.8

Long 26 vs. South Dakota State

TDs 0

Single-Game Highs

» Receptions–2, three times » Receiving Yards–43 vs. South Dakota State

Jake

Cotton

#68

Senior l Offensive Line l 6-6 l 305 | Two Letters Lincoln, Neb. | Southeast HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Jake Cotton stepped into a starting role on the offensive line as a junior in 2013, and this season will be looked to as a leader for a group that lost five senior regulars to graduation. The 6-6, 305-pound Cotton provides a physical presence and is a tenacious competitor. Cotton has been a versatile lineman throughout his Nebraska career. He has spent time at both guard and tackle, but settled into the guard spot last fall and is the frontrunner to start at left guard this fall. Cotton’s brother, Sam, is a redshirt freshman tight end for the Huskers and his father, Barney, is the tight ends and offensive line coach. Jake Cotton is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

#13

Senior l Linebacker l 5-11 l 220 | One Letter Philadelphia, Pa. l Frankford HS l Riverside CC Zaire Anderson is a key part of a deep and talented Husker linebacking corps that could be a strength for the 2014 Blackshirt defense. The 5-11, 220-pound Anderson emerged in the second half of the 2013 season as a consistent performer, helping Nebraska’s defense make steady improvements throughout the Big Ten season. Anderson has the versatility to play either of Nebraska’s outside linebacker spots. He is a physical defender against the run and continues to grow in pass coverage. Anderson is one of six returning letterwinners at linebacker, including five players with starting experience. Anderson originally joined the Nebraska program after two seasons at Riverside (Calif.) Community College.

2013 (Junior)

Anderson played in 12 games, and earned starts in five of the season’s final seven games. He was fifth on the team with 52 tackles, including 28 solo stops. Anderson made 35 of his tackles over the final seven games, and had five games in 2013 with six or more tackles. He had six tackles for loss on the year, including three sacks for 22 yards. Anderson made three tackles each against Southern Miss and UCLA in non-conference play, then had a strong performance against South Dakota State. Anderson made 10 tackles against the Jackrabbits after entering the game wiht 10 career tackles. He also had his first career sack in the fourth quarter. Anderson posted a career-high 11 tackles against Minnesota’s power running attack. He had a strong game at Michigan with six tackles, including five solo stops, and also had a career-high two sacks for 15 yards. He tied for the team lead with eight stops against Michigan State, including a tackle for loss. Anderson closed the regular season with six tackles against Iowa and made four tackles, including three solo stops, in the Gator Bowl.

2012 (Medical Hardship)

Anderson played in three games in 2012 before suffering a knee injury, and receiving a medical hardship. Anderson had four tackles before his injury.

Career Stats

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. Year G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK 2012* 3/1 1 3 4 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 2013 12/5 28 24 52 6-25 3.0-22 0-0 1 Totals 15/6 29 27 56 6-25 3.0-22 0-0 1 *Anderson was awarded a medical hardship for the 2012 season

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–11 at Minnesota (2013) » Solo Tackles–6 twice (vs. South Dakota State, at Minnesota in 2013) » Tackles for Loss–2 twice (vs. Southern Miss, at Michigan in 2013 » Sacks–2.0 at Michigan (2013)

2013 (Junior)

Cotton started 11 of 13 games at left guard, while missing the Michigan and Michigan State contests with a knee injury. His play helped Nebraska average better than 215 rushing yards per game and more than 410 yards of total offense per game. With the offensive line providing the push, junior I-back Ameer Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards and had 11 100-yard rushing games. As a team, Nebraska topped 250 rushing yards five times in 2013.

2012 (Sophomore)

Cotton played in five games as a sophomore, serving as a reserve guard behind starters Spencer Long and Seung Hoon Choi. Cotton saw his most extensive action of the year against Georgia in the Capital One Bowl.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Cotton played in wins over Chattanooga, Washington and Wyoming, helping the Huskers rack up more than 300 rushing yards against both Washington and Wyoming. He suffered a knee injury before the Ohio State game and was lost for the season. Cotton moved from defense to the offensive line during spring practice.

2010 (Redshirt)

Cotton redshirted in his first season and worked on the defensive line.

Cotton’s Career Statistics

» Games Played–19 (3 in 2011, 5 in 2012, 11 in 2013) » Games Started–11 (all in 2013)

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Corey

Cooper

Aaron

Curry

#6

Senior l Safety l 6-1 l 215 | Three Letters Maywood, Ill. l Proviso East HS

#96

Junior l Defensive Tackle l 6-1 l 280 | One Letter Keller, Texas | Fossil Ridge HS

» First-Team All-Big Ten (BTN, 2013) » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2011) » Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011) Corey Cooper emerged as one of Nebraska’s most reliable defenders during his junior season in 2013, and he is poised to provide leadership for the Huskers in 2014. The 6-1, 215-pound Cooper is expected to once again hold down one of Nebraska’s safety spots this fall, solidifying a secondary that must replace three seniors from the 2013 team. Cooper is joined in the secondary by senior cornerback Josh Mitchell, who is expected to be in his third season as a starter. The duo will look to help Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s best pass defenses once again in 2014. A year ago, NU opponents completed 54 percent of their attempts, and the Huskers led the Big Ten in that category in conference games only. Cooper has the size to provide outstanding run support from his safety spot, but also excels in pass coverage. An honorable-mention All-Big Ten choice during his junior season, Cooper is poised to contend for higher honors in 2014.

Defensive tackle Aaron Curry emerged as a starter at defensive tackle at the mid-point of the 2013 season and is part of an impressive group of young talent returning on the front four this season. Curry will battle for playing time at defensive tackle along with sophomores Maliek Collins, Kevin Maurice and Vincent Valentine, and fellow junior Kevin Williams. The 6-1, 280-pounder has the versatility and athleticism to move around on the defensive line. He has shown the ability to be effective at the point of attack against the run, while also being an effective pass rusher.

2013 (Junior)

2012 (Freshman)

Cooper started all 13 games at safety last season, one of just four defenders to start every game. He finished the season with a team-leading 91 tackles, including 52 solo stops. Cooper added an interception against Southern Miss, had five tackles for loss, a pair of sacks and a fumble caused. Cooper made at least seven tackles in seven games, including double-figure totals against UCLA, South Dakota State, Illinois and Georgia. Cooper made four tackles each in the first two games against Wyoming and Southern Miss. He also had his first career interception in the fourth quarter agains the Golden Eagles. Cooper shattered his previous tackle high with a team-high 12 stops against UCLA, and also had a tackle for loss. He tied for the team in tackles with 10 stops, including seven solo, against South Dakota State. He had his first sack of the year against the Jackrabbits. Cooper recorded double figures in tackles for the third straight game with 10 stops against Illinois. He had six tackles at Minnesota, then had seven tackles, including a sack in the win over Northwestern. Cooper had five solo stops and a tackle for loss at Michigan, then tied for the team lead with eight tackles and a tackle for loss against Michigan State. Cooper made six tackles and forced a fumble at Penn State and closed the regular season with seven tackles, including four solo stops against Iowa. Cooper recorded his fourth double-figure tackle game of the year with 10 stops, all solo, against Georgia in the Gator Bowl. He made a key tackle on Bulldog running back Todd Gurley late in the game to stop a UGA scoring threat.

2013 (Sophomore)

Curry played in every game and started all eight Big Ten games. Curry finished the year with 24 tackles, three tackles for loss and a pair of sacks, and had at least four tackles in three games. Curry had a season-high five tackles against Michigan State and added four tackles against Minnesota and Penn State. Curry notched his first career sack with an 11-yarder against South Dakota State. He added his second sack of the year with a five-yarder on the first play of the game at Purdue. He also had a tackle for loss at Minnesota, and closed the year with two tackles in the Gator Bowl. Curry added three quarterback hurries. Curry was one of five true freshmen to play in 2012. He played in the first four games and made three tackles before being sidelined for the season.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 Totals

G/S 4/0 13/8 17/8

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks 0 4 4 0-0 0.0-0 11 15 26 3-18 2.0-16 11 19 30 3-18 2.0-16

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–5 vs. Michigan State (2013) » Solo Tackles–3 at Penn State (2013) » Tackles for Loss–1 three times in 2013 » Sacks–1.0 twice (vs. South Dakota State, Purdue, 2013)

2012 (Sophomore)

Cooper played in all 14 games and made starts against Idaho State, Northwestern and Georgia. Cooper saw his most extensive action in a nickel or dime role, while adding depth at safety. He finished the season with 17 tackles, including eight solo stops. Cooper had a seven-yard tackle for loss against Southern Miss and shared a sack against Idaho State. Cooper had a career-high four tackles against both UCLA and Arkansas State, and he added two tackles each against Northwestern and Iowa.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Cooper played in 11 games, including a start at cornerback in NU’s win over Wyoming. He moved back to safety for the majority of the year, and finished with nine tackles, including eight solo stops. Cooper had three unassisted tackles at Wyoming and also had two tackles against both Chattanooga and Washington.

2010 (Redshirt)

Cooper redshirted in his first year at Nebraska in 2010.

Career Stats Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 Totals

G/S 11/1 14/3 13/13 38/17

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 8 1 9 0-0 0.0-0 8 9 17 2-8 0.5-1 52 39 91 5-19 2.0-16 68 49 117 7-27 2.5-17

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0

0 0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 1 1

0 0 1 1

0 0 1 1

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–12 vs. UCLA (2013) » Solo Tackles–10 vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl) » Tackles for Loss–1 seven times (twice in 2012, five times in 2013) » Sacks–1.0 twice (vs. South Dakota State, Northwestern in 2013)

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Corey Cooper led Nebraska with 91 tackles in 2013, including four games with 10 or more tackles.

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Randy

Gregory

Josh

#44

Mitchell

Junior l Defensive End l 6-6 l 245 | One Letter Fishers, Ind. | Hamilton Southeastern HS | Arizona Western CC » National Sophomore Defensive Player of the Year (CollegeFootballNews.com, 2013) » First-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, BTN, 2013) » Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Michigan, 2013) » Most Sacks by a First-Year Husker (10.5, 2013) » Ted Hendricks Award Watch List (1 of 18, 2013) » Nebraska Defensive MVP (2013) Defensive end Randy Gregory burst onto the scene for Nebraska in 2013 and ended the year as one of the most impactful defenders in the Big Ten Conference. Gregory was a dominant pass rusher from his defensive end spot, leading the conference in sacks and ranking among the league leaders in tackles for loss. Despite being a newcomer to the conference, Gregory was a first-team all-conference choice by both the coaches and the media and was a semfinalist for the Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s top defensive end. Gregory returns in 2014 to anchor the Nebraska defensive front and is expected to contend for major conference and national honors. Gregory has been working in the offseason to become a more consistent run stopper, while keeping his incredible burst off the edge on passing downs. The 6-6, 245-pound Gregory finished 2013 with 10.5 sacks for 69 yards in losses and was in on 19 tackles for loss, totaling 101 yards. Gregory had at least one sack in seven of the final eight games, and had at least one tackle for loss in each of the final 12 games. The 10.5 sacks were 2.5 more than Ohio State’s Noah Spence for the Big Ten lead, and Gregory’s sack total ranked 15th nationally. He had 9.0 of his sacks in Big Ten Conference games, including three sacks at Michigan. His conference sack total was 2.5 more sacks than any other player in the league. Gregory also ranked second in the conference in tackles for loss, trailing only OSU linebacker Ryan Shazier. Gregory’s big-play ability did not stop with tackles behind the line. He had an interception return for a touchdown against South Dakota State, and a fumble caused and recovered at Purdue. He also led the team with a team-high 18 quarterback hurries, including four each against Michigan State and Southern Miss. Gregory joined the Nebraska program in August after spending the past two seasons at Arizona Western Community College.

2013 (Sophomore)

Gregory started 10 of 13 games and finished the year with 66 tackles, including 40 solo stops. He had at least five tackles eight times on the year, including each of the final five games. Gregory registered a season-high eight tackles in four games. He opened the year with two tackles each against Wyoming and Southern Miss, including his first career tackle for loss against the Golden Eagles. He also had four hurries against Southern Miss. Gregory tied his season high with eight tackles against UCLA, including two tackles for loss for 12 yards, and also forced a fumble against the Bruins. Gregory’s 33-yard interception return for a touchdown against South Dakota State marked the first interception for a touchdown by a defensive lineman since Ndamukong Suh in 2008. He also made five tackles against the Jackrabbits, including two tackles for loss and split the first sack of his career. Gregory had his second eight-tackle game of the year against Illinois, incuding five solo stops and a tackle for loss. He made the most of two tackles at Purdue, registering sacks on both, including a 17-yard sack for a safety in the third quarter. He also recovered a fumble in the third quarter. Gregory had one sack each against Minnesota and Northwestern, and his sack against the Wildcats forced Northwestern to kick a late field goal and keep NU’s chances of victory alive. Gregory earned Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors for his effort at Michigan. He notched three of Nebraska’s seven sacks and totaled four tackles for loss totaling 24 yards in the Husker win. Gregory matched his season high with eight tackles against Michigan State, including a nine-yard sack. At Penn State, Gregory had eight tackles, but was held without a sack for only the second time in conference play. He closed the regular season with five tackles and a sack against Iowa. Gregory had five tackles, including two tackles for a loss and a sack in the Gator Bowl win over Georgia.

Career Stats Year 2013

G/S 13/10

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK 40 26 66 19-101 10.5-69 0-1 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 1 18

#5

Senior l Cornerback l 5-11 l 160 | Three Letters Corona, Calif. l Eleanor Roosevelt HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010) Senior Josh Mitchell has been an key part of the Nebraska secondary each of the past two seasons, working as one of the Huskers’ top cornerbacks. This season, Mitchell’s role will grow as he will be looked to for leadership for the Blackshirt defense, as well as continuing his ball-hawking presence in the secondary. The 5-11, 160-pound Mitchell makes up for any size disadvantages with his good speed, toughness and a tenacious attitude. He was one of three cornerbacks who took the majority of in 2013, but is the lone returnee among that group. Mitchell’s play in 2013 helped Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s top pass defenses. The Huskers finished third in the Big Ten in opponent pass completion percentage, and allowed only eight touchdown passes in conference games. Mitchell is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection off the field.

2013 (Junior)

Mitchell played in all 13 games and made six starts at cornerback. He finished the season with 31 total tackles, including 23 solo stops, and added four tackles for loss. He was responsible for a pair of takeaways with an interception and fumble recovery against Georgia in the Gator Bowl. Mitchell was second on the team with six pass breakups. He had a season-high five tackles against both Wyoming and Southern Miss in the season’s first two games, including a career-high three tackles for loss against the Golden Eagles. He also had a sack on a Cowboy 2-point conversion attempt. Mitchell closed non-conference play with four and three tackles, respectively, against UCLA and South Dakota State. Mitchell had a total of 12 tackles during Big Ten play, including three tackles against Minnesota and Penn State, and two each against Michigan and Michigan State. He also had breakups against Purdue, Northwestern and Michigan. He closed the year with a strong effort against Georgia. Mitchell had two tackles and his two takeaways in Georgia territory each resulted in touchdowns in NU’s 24-19 win.

2012 (Sophomore)

Mitchell played in 13 games and made eight starts. He finished with 28 tackles, including 20 solo stops, while adding a pair of tackles for loss and a sack. Mitchell had five pass breakups and nabbed his first career interception against Idaho State. Mitchell also had a fumble caused for the Huskers against Arkansas State. Mitchell made his first career sack in the opener against Southern Miss. He made seven tackles against a high-powered Arkansas State offense and also forced a fumble in the game. Mithcell had his first career interception, a pass breakup and two tackles against Idaho State. In the Big Ten opener against Wisconsin, Mitchell had a career-high eight tackles, including six solo stops and a tackle for loss. Mitchell had four tackles against Ohio State and tied his career high with two pass breakups against Minnesota.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Mitchell played in eight games and started at corner against Washington. He had five tackles, all against Washington, including two solo stops. He added one pass breakup.

2010 (Redshirt)

Mitchell redshirted during his first season in the NU program.

Career Stats Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 Totals

G/S 8/1 13/8 13/6 34/15

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 2 3 5 0-0 0.0-0 21 8 29 2-6 1.0-1 23 8 31 4-7 0.0-0 46 19 65 6-13 1.0-1

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 1-0 0-1 1-1

0 0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 5 6 12

0 1 1 2

0 0 2 2

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–8 vs. Wisconsin (2012) » Solo Tackles–6 vs. Wisconsin (2012) » Pass Breakups–2 twice (Idaho State, Minnesota in 2012) » Interceptions–1 vs. Idaho State (2012), vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl)

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–8 four times (all in 2013) » Solo Tackles–5 three times (all in 2013) » Tackles for Loss–4 at Michigan (2013) » Sacks–3.0 at Michigan (2013)

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Michael

Rose

David

Santos

#15

Sophomore l Linebacker l 5-11 l 240 | One Letter Kansas City, Mo. | Rockhurst HS

Junior l Linebacker l 6-0 l 225 | Two Letters Spring, Texas | Klein Collins HS

» Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Nebraska Freshman Tackle Record (66, 2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013) » Brook Berrigner Citizenship Team (2013) Linebacker Michael Rose emerged during the second half of the 2013 season to become a reliable performer in the middle of the Nebraska defense. Rose’s play in the season’s final few games coincided with the Huskers’ improved defensive effort down the stretch. The Kansas City native began his redshirt freshman season playing multiple positions, but thrived once he settled into the MIKE linebacker spot. He finished the season with a Nebraska freshman record 66 tackles, including 49 tackles in the season’s final five games. Rose was recognized for his efforts being named to the BTN all-freshman team. The 5-11, 240-pound Rose is one of five returning linebackers with starting experience and the group has the ability to be a strength for the 2014 Huskers. Rose was also one of 30 Huskers named to the Academic All-Big Ten team in 2013.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Rose played in 12 games with seven starts. After beginning the year as a reserve at outside linebacker, he move to the middle. Rose’s 66 tackles shattered the previous Nebraska freshman tackle record of 49 by Barrett Ruud in 2001. Rose had at least seven tackles in six games, including each of the season’s final five games. He added six tackles for loss. Rose had just two tackles in non-conference play, with both tackles coming against UCLA, including a two-yard tackle for loss. He made his first career start against Illinois and led the team with 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss. He made two tackles over the next two games, before settling into the MIKE linebacker spot. Rose had two tackles in his second career start against Northwestern, then made eight tackles, including four solo stops at Michigan. He had seven tackles, including five solo stops against Michigan State, then added eight tackles, including six solo stops, in a win at Penn State. Rose had a breakout game against Iowa in the regular-season finale, tallying 17 tackles, including four tackles for loss. His tackle total was the most by a Husker in 2013, and the most by a Husker defender since Lavonte David had 17 at Michigan in 2011. Rose closed his redshirt freshman season with nine tackles in the Huskers’ Gator Bowl win over Georgia.

Career

Rose redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 Totals

G/S 12/7 12/7

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 39 27 66 6-8 0.0-0 39 27 66 6-8 0.0-0

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–17 vs. Iowa (2013) » Solo Tackles–8 vs. Iowa (2013) » Tackles for Loss–4 vs. Iowa (2013)

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0-0

0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 1

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0 0

2 2

» Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2012) » Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week (vs. Michigan, 2012) David Santos was a key part of the improvement made by the Nebraska linebacking corps during the 2013 season. The youthful group struggled early in the season, but the development of the linebacker was a major key to Nebraska featuring one of the Big Ten’s best defenses in conference play. Santos began the season as Nebraska’s starting MIKE linebacker, but later settled into a more comfortable starting role at the WILL spot. Santos played in all 13 games and made 10 starts on the year, including the final six games at the WILL linebacker position. Santos was second on the team with 87 tackles, including 48 solo stops, and also had seven tackles for loss and two sacks. Santos’ versatility gives him an excellent chance of playing a key role again in 2014. He and fellow returnees Zaire Anderson and Josh Banderas give Nebraska multiple options at the outside spots.

2013 (Sophomore)

Santos made four starts at middle linebacker in the first half of the season, then started the final six games on the outside. Santos made at least eight tackles in five games, including a pair of double-figure tackle games. He opened the year with 12 tackles in just his second career start against Wyoming. Santos came off the bench the next two games before making six tackles, including his first career sack, against South Dakota State. Santos has nine tackles from his spot in the middle against Illinois and led the team with five tackles at Purdue, including four solo stops. Santos led the Huskers with a careerhigh 13 tackles at Minnesota, including seven solo stops. Against Northwestern, Santos had six tackles, including a tackle for loss, and added his first career breakup. Santos started at WILL linebacker at Michigan and made five tackles, including a pair of tackles for loss, to help limit the Wolverines to -21 yards rushing. He tied for the team lead with eight tackles and two tackles for loss against Michigan State, then led NU with nine tackles and a key sack at Penn State. Santos capped the year with six tackles in the Gator Bowl win over Georgia.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Santos played in 13 games with a start against Michigan. He made 24 tackles, including 11 solo stops and three tackles for loss. Santos had a season-high 10 tackles and a tackle for loss against Michigan, and earned Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week honors for his effort. He made four tackles and a TFL against Penn State and forced a fumble to prevent a Nittany Lion touchdown in the fourth quarter. Santos made three tackles each against Arkansas State and Northwestern.

2011 (Redshirt)

Santos sat out as a redshirt in his first season in 2011.

Career Stats Year 2011 2012 2013 Totals

G/S 13/1 13/10 26/11

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 11 13 24 3-4 0-0 48 39 87 7-16 2.0-9 2.0-9 59 52 111 10-20

Fum. C-R BK 1-0 0-0 1-0

0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 2 2

0 0 0

0 2 2

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–13 at Minnesota (2013) » Solo Tackles–7 at Minnesota (2013) » Tackles for Loss–2 twice (at Michigan, vs. Michigan State in 2013) » Sacks–1.0 twice (vs. South Dakota State, at Penn State in 2013)

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Vincent

Valentine

Other Offensive Returning Letterwinners

#98

Taariq

Sophomore l Defensive Tackle l 6-3 l 320 | One Letter Edwardsville, Ill. | Edwardsville HS » Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) Sophomore Vincent Valentine is part of an impressive group of young players on the Nebraska defensive front and showed his potential in his first year of action in 2013. A year after Valentine and his young defensive line teammates suffered through growing pains, the group is ready to make defensive tackle a position of strength this fall. Valentine was part of the regular defensive tackle rotation throughout the year, and played his best football in the final few games of the season. The 6-3, 320-pound Valentine has spent the offseason continuing to make strides in the Husker weight room and appears ready for big things in 2014 and beyond.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Valentine played in all 13 games with six starts, including the first four games and the final two contests of the regular season. Valentine finished with 21 tackles, including 11 solo stops. He added five tackles for loss and a sack. He opened the year with four tackles against Wyoming and then was at his best in the final two games of the regular season. Valentine had eight tackles combined against Penn State and Iowa, including a seasonhigh five stops against the Hawkeyes. He also had three of his five tackles for loss in the last two games. He had two TFLs against Iowa, including an eight-yard sack.

2012 (Redshirt)

Valentine redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 12 9 21 5-14 1.0-8 12 9 21 5-14 1.0-8

G/S 13/6 13/6

QB PBU INT Hry.

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

Single-Game Highs

Sam

#27

Foltz Sophomore l Punter l 6-1 l 205 | One Letter Grand Island, Neb. | Grand Island HS

» Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013) Punter Sam Foltz performed well in his first season as the Huskers’ punter in 2013, but will look to improve his consistency in his second season as a starter. Foltz took over the punting duties last fall following the graduation of two-time Big Ten Punter of the Year Brett Maher, and Foltz kept Nebraska among the Big Ten’s best punt units. The Grand Island, Neb., native ranked fifth in the Big Ten in punting average to help the Huskers rank in the top 40 nationally in net punting. A talented athlete, Foltz worked as both a punter and receiver as a redshirt in 2012, before focusing on punting last fall.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Foltz started all 13 games and averaged 41.6 yards per punt, and booted 16 punts of at least 50 yards, while having 22 punts downed inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. Foltz’s punting also helped Nebraska’s punt coverage unit which allowed an average of just 8.1 yards on 15 punt returns. Foltz pinned Penn State inside its own 20 four times, while pinning three punts inside the 20 against both Purdue and Northwestern. Foltz had a season-long 64-yard punt at Michigan.

2012 (Redshirt)

Foltz redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012. G/S

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Yds. Avg. Long Redshirt 71 2,954 41.6 64

» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Pat Clare Award (2013) Junior Taariq Allen is among a talented group of receivers looking to battle for playing time in the Husker offensive attack in 2014. The 6-3, 200-pound Allen showed great promise as a redshirt freshman in 2012, but suffered a serious knee injury late in the season and was not near full strength until late last season. Allen continued to make progress during bowl practice and the offseason and is now back to full strength. Allen could provide a big target in a deep receiving corps that returns seven of its top eight players for 2014. Allen is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2013 (Sophomore)

Allen played in 10 games, including all eight Big Ten Conference games. In addition to providing depth at receiver, Allen also saw action on special teams. He finished the season with three catches for 22 yards, all coming against Michigan State. Allen played in the first eight games at receiver and on special teams. He caught two passes for 11 yards at Northwestern, highlighted by an eight-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The TD catch pulled Nebraska within five points as the Huskers rallied from a 12-point deficit to win. Allen suffered a knee injury on kickoff coverage the following week against Michigan and missed the rest of the season.

2011 (Redshirt)

Allen redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Allen’s Career Statistics

Returning starters–Specialists

Year 2012 2013

Junior l Wide Receiver l 6-3 l 200 | Two Letters Weston, Mass. l The Rivers School

» Tackles–5 vs. Iowa (2013) » Solo Tackles–4 vs. Iowa (2013) » Tackles for Loss–2 vs. Iowa (2013) » Sacks–1.0 vs. Iowa (2013)

Career Stats

#7

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0-0

Allen

TB

FC

I20

Blk.

7

16

22

0

» Games Played–18 (8 in 2012, 10 in 2013) » Receiving: Career: 5 receptions, 33 yards, 1 TD, long off 11 at Northwestern (2012) 2013: 3 receptions, 22 yards, 0 TD, long of 8 vs. Michigan State 2012: 2 receptions, 11 yards, 1 TD, long of 11 at Northwestern (TD)

Sam

Burtch

#9

Junior l Wide Receiver l 6-3 l 195 | Two Letters Murdock, Neb. l Elmwood-Murdock HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Walk-on of the Year (2013) Sam Burtch was a breakout player for the Nebraska offense in 2013, serving as part of the regular rotation at receiver throughout the season. Burtch’s role grew as the year progressed, and he heads into his junior season expecting to play a large role in the 2014 Husker offense. The 6-3, 195-pound Burtch brings a big target to a receiving corps that returns seven of its top eight players for this season. A walk-on performer, Burtch is also a standout off the field twice earning Academic All-Big Ten honors and serving as president of Nebraska’s Uplifting Athletes chapter.

2013 (Sophomore)

Burtch played in all 13 games and made starts against Michigan State and Penn State. He finished with 12 receptions for 147 yards and three touchdowns. He was at his best late in the season, making 10 of his 12 catches in the final six games. Burtch’s first two catches resulted in touchdowns, a 26-yarder from Taylor Martinez against Southern Miss and a 16-yard catch from Ron Kellogg vs. South Dakota State. Burtch caught three passes for 20 yards against Northwestern, including two on the final drive to help set up NU’s Hail Mary. He caught five passes for 86 yards, including a career-long 32-yard touchdown, against Michigan State. Burtch added two catches at Penn State.

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Imani

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Cross

Burtch played in four games as a reserve receiver, appearing in Nebraska’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota. He did not have a reception.

2011 (Redshirt)

Junior l I-Back l 6-1 l 230 | Two Letters Gainesville, Ga. l North Hill HS

Burtch walked on and redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Career Stats Year 2011 2012 2013 Totals

G/S

4/0 13/2 17/2

No.

Yds. Redshirt 0 0 12 147 12 147

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

0.0 12.2 12.2

0 11.3 8.6

none 32 vs. Michigan State 32 vs. Michigan State

0 3 3

Single-Game Highs

» Receptions–5 vs. Michigan State (2013) » Receiving Yards–83 vs. Michigan State (2013) » Touchdowns–1 vs. Southern Miss, South Dakota State, Michigan State (2013)

Sam

Cotton

#84

Sophomore l Tight End l 6-4 l 250 | One Letter Lincoln, Neb. | Southeast HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll The youngest of three brothers to play for Nebraska, tight end Sam Cotton began to earn recognition for himself with his play as a redshirt freshman in 2013. Cotton was one of three tight ends to play the majority of the snaps, and his role in the Nebraska offense is likely to grow this fall. The 6-4, 250-pound Cotton has added 15 pounds of muscle to his frame since the start of last season, and has the size and strength to be an effective blocker in addition to his receiving skills. Cotton is the brother of senior offensive guard Jake Cotton, and former NU tight end Ben Cotton. Their father, Barney, is a Husker assistant coach. Sam Cotton was one of 30 Huskers who earned Academic All-Big Ten honors this fall.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Cotton played in 10 games in 2013, including a start against Purdue. He caught three passes for 22 yards, including a three-yard touchdown catch at Minnesota. He had a seasonlong 17-yard catch against Illinois and also had a reception at Purdue.

2012 (Redshirt)

Cotton sat out his first season in the program as a redshirt.

Career Stats

#32

» Games Played: 10 in 2013 » Games Started: 1 in 2013 » Receiving: 2013: 3 receptions, 22 yards, 1 TD (3 yards at Minnesota), long of 17 vs. Illinois

» Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012) » Big Ten Freshman of the Week (vs. Idaho State) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013) I-back Imani Cross continued to provide an excellent complement to All-Big Ten back Ameer Abdullah in 2013. Cross continued to show the ability to excel in short-yardage situations, while also showing his ability as a complete running back. This season Cross will again battle to earn his share of carries in the Huskers’ powerful rushing offense. Cross, Abdullah and sophomore Terrell Newby all return for the 2014 season after combining to rush for more than 2,400 yards last fall. The 6-1, 230-pound Cross finished as NU’s second-leading rusher in 2013, and led the team with 10 rushing touchdowns, including three games with two touchdowns. Through two seasons, Cross has 17 career rushing touchdowns on 140 carries, scoring a touchdown once every 8.2 attempts. A leader in the classroom and community, Cross was one of 30 Huskers named to the Academic All-Big Ten team in 2013.

2013 (Sophomore)

Cross finished second on the team with 447 rushing yards on 85 carries, an average of 5.3 yards per attempt. Cross had 10 or more carries four times during the season and rushed for at least 50 yards in five games, including a career-high 105 yards in the season opener against Wyoming. Cross also reached the end zone twice against the Cowboys, including a one-yard touchdown and a 31-yard TD scamper in the third quarter. Cross scored his 10th career touchdown from a yard out against Southern Miss. Against South Dakota State, he posted his second two-TD game of the season and rushed for 60 yards on 10 carries. Cross carried 15 times for 76 yards and a a touchdown against Illinois. He then carried a career-high 16 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns at Purdue, giving him three straight games with 50 or more rushing yards. Cross scored a touchdown on the game’s opening drive at Minnesota. Against Michigan State, Cross had a career-long 51-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He added eight carries for 31 yards at Penn State.

2012 (Freshman)

Cross played in all 14 games and was one of four I-backs to top 300 rushing yards and average better than 5.0 yards per carry. He finished with 55 carries for 324 yards, an average of 5.9 yards per carry, and carried the ball at least seven times in five games. Cross was third on the team in rushing touchdowns with seven, including five touchdowns in Big Ten play. Cross was impressive in his debut against Southern Miss, rushing 11 times for 62 yards. Against Arkansas State, Cross scored his first career touchdown on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 66 yards against the Red Wolves, including a season-long 44-yard run. Cross had his first 100-yard day with 100 yards on 12 carries vs. Idaho State. As the short-yardage back, Cross helped Nebraska grind out the final seven minutes of the clock in the win over Michigan. Against Penn State, Cross rushed for 22 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Both of his scores came in the third quarter, turning a 14-point halftime deficit into a tie game. He added a pair of touchdowns a week later against Minnesota. Cross rushed three times for 35 yards in the Big Ten title game, including a 26yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 Totals

G/S 14/0 13/0 27/0

Att. Gain Loss 55 329 5 85 458 11 140 787 16

Net 324 447 771

Y/A 5.9 5.3 5.5

Y/G 24.9 34.4 28.6

Long 44 vs. Arkansas St. 51 vs. Michigan St. 51 vs. Michigan St.

TDs 7 10 17

Single-Game Highs

» Rushes–16 at Purdue (2013) » Rushing Yards–105 vs. Wyoming (2013) » Rushing Touchdowns–2 five times (twice in 2012, three times in 2013)

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Tyler

Evans

Trey

#88

Foster

Senior l Wide Receiver l 6-1 l 195 | Three Letters Waverly, Neb. l Waverly HS » Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010) » Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2011, 2012, 2013)

Sophomore l Tight End l 6-0 l 240 | One Letter Lincoln, Neb. | Southeast HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)

Senior receiver Tyler Evans is part of a deep and talented Nebraska receiving corps that returns seven of its top eight players for the 2014 season. The 6-1, 195-pound Evans has provided depth at receiver each of the past three years and will look to push for more extensive playing time in his final season. Evans is also likely to contribute on special teams again this season. Evans is also a standout off the field and has been an academic All-Big Ten pick each of the past three years.

2013 (Junior)

Evans played in three games as a reserve receiver and on special teams, but did not have any receptions.

2012 (Sophomore)

Evans played in NU’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota. He had two catches for 27 yards, including a 26-yarder against Southern Miss and a one-yard catch vs. Idaho State.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Evans appeared in Nebraska first two games against Chattanooga and Fresno State, but did not have any statistics. He was sidelined for the majority of the season by injury.

Trey Foster is one of three sophomores who return at tight end and are in line to earn the majority of the snaps at the position this fall. The 6-0, 240-pound Foster played primarily in Nebraska’s heavy formation near the goal line or in a short-yardage formation. However, this year he hopes to join Cethan Carter and Sam Cotton as every-down tight end options for the Huskers. A Lincoln native, Foster joined the program as a walk-on from Lincoln Southeast High School. He will be joined on the 2014 NU roster by his younger brother, Jerald, a scholarship signee on the offensive line.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Foster played in six games in 2013, primarily in short-yardage situations. He had one catch for nine yards at Purdue.

2012 (Redshirt)

Foster redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 6 (all in 2013) » Receptions: 1 for 9 yards at Purdue, 2013

Andy

janovich

2010 (Redshirt)

Evans redshirted in his first season in the program.

Career Stats

Finnin

#59

Junior l Offensive Line l 6-7 l 305 | One Leter Crete, Ill. l Monee HS | College of DuPage Junior Matt Finnin is hopeful of moving into the playing rotation at offensive tackle during the 2014 season, following the graduation of three senior tackles from the 2013 Husker squad. Finnin saw limited action as a reserve last season, but possesses the prototypical size for an offensive tackle at 6-7 and 305 pounds. Finnin joined the Husker program after spending the 2012 season at the College of DuPage. He was granted an additional year of eligibility in the offseason and has two years remaining at Nebraska.

2013 (Sophomore)

Finnin was a reserve tackle and saw action in Husker victories over Southern Miss, South Dakota State, Illinois and Purdue.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 4 in 2013

#35

Junior l Fullback l 6-1 l 230 | Two Letters Gretna, Neb. l Gretna HS

» Games Played–9 (2 in 2011, 4 in 2012, 3 in 2013) » Receiving–2 receptions, 27 yards, long-26 (So. Miss), all in 2012

Matt

#42

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013) Andy Janovich has teamed with 2013 senior C.J. Zimmerer to give Nebraska two reliable options at the fullback position the past two seasons. However, with Zimmerer having moved on following graduation, The 6-1, 230-pound Janovich is poised to take the bulk of the snaps at the fullback spot this fall. The 6-1, 230-pound Janovich is one of the strongest players on the roster and provides a physical punch as a lead blocker. He is also a capable option as both a runner and receiver out of the Husker backfield. Janovich has also seen action on special teams throughout his career and is likely to contribute in that role again in 2014. Originally a walk-on, Janovich earned a scholarship before the start of the 2013 season, marking the fastest walk-on to earn a scholarship in Bo Pelini’s tenure as head coach.

2013 (Sophomore)

Janovich played in all 13 games and alternated time at fullback with Zimmerer. Janovich did not have a carry on the season.

2012 (Freshman)

Janovich did not play in the first three games, but became a regular contributor in the final 11 games. He started against Idaho State and Ohio State and finished with three carries for six yards, all against Idaho State. He also caught two passes for 13 yards, with one reception each against Idaho State and Ohio State.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 24 (11 in 2012; 13 in 2013) » Games Started– 2 (both in 2012) » Rushing– 3 rushes, 6 yards, long of 3 vs. Idaho State (all in 2012) » Receiving– 2 receptions, 13 yards, long of 8 vs. Idaho State (all in 2012)

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Alonzo

Moore

Terrell

Newby

#2

Sophomore l Wide Receiver l 6-2 l 190 | One Letter Winnfield, La. | Winnfield HS

Sophomore l I-Back l 5-10 l 195 | One Letter Los Angeles, Calif. | Chaminade HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012) Sophomore receiver Alonzo Moore showed flashes of his potential as a playmaker for Nebraska in the 2013 season. Moore earned his way into the Huskers’ receiving rotation and was also one of Nebraska’s primary kickoff return specialist. The 6-2, 190-pound speedster is hopeful of finding playing time in a receiving corps that returns seven of its top eight players from last season. Moore underwent offseason shoulder surgery that kept out of spring ball, but he is expected to be at full speed for the start of fall practice.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Moore played in 10 games with starts against Illinois and Minnesota. He finished with six receptions for 75 yards. He also had five kickoff returns for an average of 23.2 yards per return. Moore had his best day against Northwestern, grabbing four receptions for 43 yards helping fill in after injuries to Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner. Moore also had a 19-yard catch against South Dakota State and added a catch at Minnesota. He had three kickoff returns for 71 yards at Minnesota and two returns for 45 yards against Northwestern.

2012 (Redshirt)

Moore redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 Totals

G/S

10/2 10/2

No.

Yds. Redshirt 6 75 6 75

Y/R

Y/G

Long

12.5 12.5

7.5 7.5

19 vs. South Dakota St. 19 vs. South Dakota St.

TDs 0 0

» Receptions–4 vs. Northwestern (2013) » Receiving Yards–43 vs. Northwestern (2013) Kickoff Returns: 2013: 5 returns, 116 yards, 23.2 average, long-28

Moudy

I-back Terrell Newby is a key part of an impressive stable of running backs in the Husker offense, and will look to earn an expanded role in 2014. The 5-10, 195-pound Newby has added more than 10 pounds of muscle since he arrived on campus last summer and has the explosiveness to make plays for Nebraska in several ways. Newby was one of two true freshmen to see action on offense last season, earning playing time at I-back behind Ameer Abdullah and Imani Cross, who both return for 2014. The talented trio of I-backs combined to rush for more than 2,400 yards, helping Nebraska feature one of the nation’s top rushing attacks. Newby has shown the ability to be an effective receiver out of the backfield and could also use his speed and explosiveness on kickoff and punt returns.

2013 (Freshman)

Newby played in every game and rushed for 298 yards to finish third on the team in rushing yards. He averaged 5.5 yards on his 54 carries. He also caught three passes out of the backfield, four kickoff returns for 77 yards and a 10-yard punt return. Newby opened the year with season highs of 15 carries and 76 yards against Wyoming. He added 60 yards against Southern Miss. Newby topped 50 yards for a third time in nonconference play with 52 yards and two touchdowns against South Dakota State. He had 61 rushing yards at Purdue, including a season-long 23-yard run. Newby had his only punt return at Michigan, and had a season-long 24-yard kickoff return vs. Iowa.

Career Stats Year 2013

G/S 13/0

Att. Gain Loss 54 302 4

Net 298

Y/A 5.5

Y/G 24.8

Long 23 at Purdue

TDs 2

Single-Game Highs

» Rushes–15 vs. Wyoming (2013) » Rushing Yards–76 vs. Wyoming (2013) » Rushing Touchdowns–2 vs. South Dakota State (2013) Kickoff Returns: 2013: 4 returns, 77 yards, 19.3 average, long-24 Punt Returns: 2013: 1 return, 10 yards

Single-Game Highs

Mike

#34

Mark

pelini

#74

#56

Senior l Center l 6-0 l 290 | Two Letters Youngstown, Ohio l Cardinal Mooney HS

Senior l Offensive Line l 6-5 l 305 | One Letter Castle Rock, Colo. | Douglas County HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)

» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)

Mike Moudy moved into the regular offensive line rotation for the Huskers during the 2013 season. After beginning the season as an alternate at left guard with fellow junior Jake Cotton, Moudy was moved into a starting role following an injury to All-America right guard Spencer Long in mid-October. However, the injury bug that stung the offensive line throughout the second half of the year also hit Moudy. He suffered a shoulder injury in practice in mid-November and missed the final four games. The 6-5, 305-pound senior is expected to battle for a starting spot at right guard once he returns to the field. He will also provide leadership to a young offensive line that lost five regulars to graduation. Moudy has earned Academic All-Big Ten honors each of the past two seasons.

Mark Pelini has been a key member of the Nebraska offensive line the past two years, serving as the top reserve at center and seeing significant action. This season, the 6-0, 290-pound Pelini will look to earn the starting job at center, and help Nebraska again field one of the nation’s best rushing offenses. A fifth-year senior, Pelini will also play a leadership role on a line that lost five senior regulars to graduation. A former walk-on, Pelini earned a scholarship before the start of his junior season. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Pelini is the nephew of Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini. Mark Pelini has earned Academic All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons.

2013 (Junior)

Moudy played in the first nine games, including starting three games at right guard following an injury to Spencer Long. Moudy’s play helped junior I-back Ameer Abdullah rush for 1,690 yards, the most by a Nebraska player in 16 seasons. The line also solidified a Husker offense that was forced to start three different quarterbacks during the season.

2012 (Sophomore)

Moudy was a reserve guard in 2012 and played in three games.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Moudy added depth on the line, but did not see action in 2011.

2010 (Redshirt)

Moudy redshirted in his first season in the program.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 12 (3 in 2012; 9 in 2013) » Games Started: 3 (all in 2013)

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2013 (Junior)

Pelini played in all 13 games at center, including starts against Michigan State and Penn State. He played behind senior Cole Pensick most of the season, before his role increased greatly in the second half of the season with numerous injuries to Husker offensive linemen. His play helped running back Ameer Abdullah post 1,690 rushing yards, the most by a Husker since 1997. The line also solidified an offense that featured three starting quarterbacks.

2012 (Sophomore)

Pelini played in seven games, including three non-league games and the final four contests. He took over in the first quarter at Iowa when Justin Jackson was injured, then split time at center with Pensick in the Big Ten title game and saw action against Georgia.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Pelini provided depth at center in 2011, but did not see game action.

2010 (Redshirt)

A walk-on, Pelini redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2010.

Career Stats

» Games Played–19 (7 in 2012; 12 in 2013) » Games Started–2 (both in 2013)

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Givens

Price

Brandon

Reilly

#78

Junior l Offensive Line l 6-4 l 305 | One Letter Houston, Texas | Alief Taylor HS

#87

Sophomore l Wide Receiver l 6-1 l 195 | One Letter Lincoln, Neb. | Southwest HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Junior Givens Price has continued to develop throughout his time at Nebraska and is poised to contend for playing time at offensive guard in 2014. The 6-4, 305-pound Price added depth on an injury-plagued offensive line in 2013. This spring, Price has seen a large number of snaps with the top offensive unit, and he will be in the mix to contend for the starrting job at right guard this season. Price has also seen action on the Huskers’ special teams, both as a blocker on placekicking units and as a punt protector. Price is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Lincoln native Brandon Reilly emerged in the 2013 season and added even more depth to a talented Nebraska receiver corps. The 6-1, 195-pound Reilly saw his playing time increase as the 2013 season progressed following injuries to several Husker wideouts. Reilly has added 15 pounds of muscle in the past year and is now poised to play to move into the regular receiving rotation as a sophomore. In addition to his ability as a receiver, Reilly has the speed and athleticism to contribute on special teams, both as a returner and on coverage units. Reilly was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2013.

2013 (Sophomore)

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Price played in eight games as a reserve offensive guard. His role increased late in the season with numerous injuries on the offensive line, and he became a regular on the Huskers’ PAT and field goal units.

Reilly played in 10 games as a reserve at receiver. He caught three passes for 24 yards, including two catches for 19 yards at Penn State and a five-yard reception against South Dakota State. Reilly also saw action on the Huskers’ special teams units.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

2012 (Redshirt)

Price added depth on the line in 2012, and played in wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State and Idaho State.

Reilly redshirted in his first season in 2012.

2011 (Redshirt)

» Games Played–10 (all in 2013) » Receiving–3 catches, 24 yards, 0 TD (all in 2013)

Price redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Career Stats

Zach

Career Stats

» Games Played–11 (3 in 2012; 8 in 2013)

Ryne

Reeves

Sterup

#65

Junior l Offensive Line l 6-3 l 300 | Two Letters Crete, Neb. | Crete HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Ryne Reeves got an opportunity to show his potential on the late in the 2013 season as he played a key role in an injury-ravaged offensive line. The 6-3, 300-pound Reeves saw extensive action in the final three regular-season games after Nebraska’s top four offensive guards were all sidelined or slowed by injury. The Nebraska native is now looking to secure a starting spot of his own for the 2014 season. Reeves has worked primarily at center during the spring where either he or senior Mark Pelini is the likely starter. Reeves also could also battle for playing time at guard on a line that graduated five senior regulars from the 2013 team. Reeves has earned Academic All-Big Ten honors each of the past two seasons.

2013 (Sophomore)

Reeves suffered a broken ankle in spring practice, but recovered in time to play in 10 games as one of the Huskers’ top reserves at offensive guard. Reeves helped the Nebraska offense excel against strong Michigan State and Penn State defenses, as I-back Ameer Abdullah topped 100 yards in both of those games. He was also a regular on PAT and fieldgoal units as a blocker.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Junior l Offensive Line l 6-8 l 315 | Two Letters Hastings, Neb. | Hastings St. Cecilia HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2012) Junior Zach Sterup is among a group of Nebraska offensive linemen who are poised to step into a bigger role for the Huskers in 2014. The 6-8, 315-pound Sterup provided depth at offensive tackle last season, but was thrust into an important role in November as injuries ravaged the offensive line. Sterup responded well to his opportunity and showed he has the ability to be a productive Big Ten tackle the next two years. Sterup is likely to contend for one of two open starting tackle spots following the graduation of three seniors at that spot. This sprin,g he has spent most of his time at right tackle with the Huskers’ top unit. Sterup has added more than 50 pounds of muscle to his frame since he arrived in Lincoln three seasons ago. Sterup has also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors each of the past two seasons.

2013 (Sophomore)

Sterup played in 11 games, seeing action both at offensive tackle and on the Huskers’ field goal and PAT units. He saw extensive action at tackle in the final five games of the year when injuries ravaged the offensive line. The play of the offensive line helped Ameer Abdullah rush for 1,690 yards in 2013.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Sterup was a reserve at tackle and appeared in Nebraska’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota.

Reeves was a reserve guard and appeared in Nebraska’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota.

2011 (Redshirt)

2011 (Redshirt)

Career Stats

Reeves redshirted in his first season and was a standout on the scout team line.

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Sterup redshirted in his first season and was a standout on the scout team line.

» Games Played–15 (4 in 2012; 11 in 2013)

Career Stats

» Games Played–14 (4 in 2012, 10 in 2013)

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Jamal

Turner

#10

Senior l Wide Receiver l 6-1 l 190 | Three Letters Arlington, Texas l Sam Houston HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011) » Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011) » Jet Award Watch List (2013) Jamal Turner will look to return to being an explosive threat for the Husker offense and special teams as a senior in 2014. The 6-1, 190-pound Turner entered the 2013 season coming off a breakout finish to his sophomore year, but after a solid performance early in the year, injuries sidetracked him for the remainder of the season. When healthy, Turner provides a veteran receiver to the offense capable of making tough receptions and making big plays after the catch. Turner enters his senior year with 60 career receptions for 762 yards and four touchdowns. He joins fellow senior Kenny Bell in giving Nebraska two veteran, battle-tested players that will lead a deep and talented group of receivers. A high school quarterback, Turner took a limited number of snaps at quarterback during spring practice and could be utilized in a specialty role. Turner has also shown flashes of his explosiveness as a return man for the Huskers, averaging better than 21 yards per kickoff return.

Career Stats Year 2011 2012 2013 Totals

G/S 12/0 14/4 8/0 34/4

2012 (Sophomore)

Turner played in all 14 games with four starts, including the last three games, when NU opened with three receivers. He had 32 catches for 417 yards, an average of 13.0 yards per reception. Turner had six games with three or more catches, including a season-high six receptions against Minnesota. Eighteen of his catches and all three touchdowns came in the final six games. The first two touchdowns of Turner’s career were both game-changers. The first came on a six-yard TD catch with six seconds remaining to give NU a 28-24 win at Michigan State. The second came in the fourth quarter a week later against Penn State, giving Nebraska its first lead of the day in a comeback victory. He also had four rushing attempts, while averaging 5.7 yards on six punt returns and 22.1 yards on seven kickoff returns. In the opener against Southern Miss, Turner had two catches for 46 yards, including a season-long 36-yard catch. He made his first career start at UCLA and had one reception and two rushing attempts. Turner combined for four catches in the first two Big Ten games, before being a part of a big passing day at Northwestern with three catches for 56 yards, including a 25-yard catch to set up Nebraska’s game-winning touchdown. Turner had two receptions at Michigan State, including the game-winning touchdown, then added two catches the following week against Penn State. Turner caught a careerhigh six passes for 83 yards against Minnesota, just one yard shy of his career high. Turner started against Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and led NU with 63 yards on five catches, highlighted by a 32-yard third-quarter catch. Turner capped the season with three catches for 22 yards against Georgia, including a 14-yard TD reception in the first quarter.

2011 (Freshman)

Turner played in 12 games and was fifth on the team with 15 receptions for 243 yards, and his average of 16.2 yards per reception was second on the team. Turner had at least one reception in each of the first five games. He caught three passes for 63 yards, including a season-long 43-yard catch against Fresno State. Turner had a season-high five receptions for a career-high 84 yards at Wisconsin, including two catches of at least 25 yards. He had two receptions each against Washington, Wyoming and Minnesota. He added one kickoff return for 17 yards against Washington.

Yds. 243 417 102 762

Y/R 16.2 13.0 7.8 12.7

Y/G 20.2 29.8 12.8 22.4

Long 43 vs. Fresno State 36 vs. Southern Miss 17 vs. Wyoming 43 vs. Fresno State

TDs 0 3 1 4

Single-Game Highs

» Receptions–6 vs. Minnesota (2012) » Yards–89 at Wisconsin (2011) » Touchdowns–1 four times (most recently vs. Wyoming in 2013) Rushing: Career: 7 carries, 0 yards, 0 TDs, 0.0 average, long of 6 vs. UCLA (2012) 2013: 1 carries, 2 yards, 0 TDs, 2.0 average, long of 2 vs. Georgia 2012: 4 carries, 1 yards, 0 TDs, 0.3 average, long of 6 vs. UCLA 2011: 2 carries, -3 yards, 0 TDs, minus- 1.5 average, long of 4 vs. Chattanooga Kickoff Returns: Career: 8 returns, 172 yds, 0 TDs, 21.5 average, long of 35 vs. Idaho St. (2012) 2012: 7 returns, 155 yards, 0 TDs, 22.1 average, long of 35 vs. Idaho State 2011: 1 return, 17 yards, 0 TDs, 17.0 average, long of 17 vs. Washington Punt Returns: 6 returns, 34 yards, 0 TDs, 5.7 average, long of 22 vs. Idaho State (all in 2012)

Jordan

Westerkamp

2013 (Junior)

Turner played in the first seven games before missing the final five games of the regular season with a leg injury. He had 13 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown, and also served as the Huskers’ top punt returner early in the season. Turner opened the year with four catches for 43 yards and a touchdown against Wyoming, then added one catch against Southern Miss and a season-high five passes for 23 yards against UCLA. He had a catch against South Dakota State and two receptions at Minnesota before being injured. He returned to action against Georgia in the Gator Bowl and had one rushing attempt.

No. 15 32 13 60

#1

Sophomore l Wide Receiver l 6-0 l 195 | One Letter Lombard, Ill. | Montini Catholic HS » Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Big Ten Freshman of the Week (vs. Northwestern, 2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Receiver Jordan Westerkamp earned a permanent place in Nebraska football history last season, catching a game-winning Hail Mary pass on the final play of a victory over Northwestern. However, one catch was far from the only contribution by the Chicago native as a redshirt freshman. Westerkamp was a dependable receiving target for Husker quarterbacks and finished the year fourth on the team in receptions and third in receiving yards. He made 16 of his 20 catches in Big Ten play, including four games with at least three catches. The 6-1, 195-pound Westerkamp is expected to battle for significant playing time this fall in a receiving corps that should be a strength for the Huskers. Westerkamp is a natural in the slot receiver position, but has the versatility to play multiple spots. Westerkamp earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for Nebraska in 2013.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Westerkamp played in all 13 games and started the Gator Bowl against Georgia. He finished as Nebraska’s fourth-leading receiver with 20 receptions for 283 yards, an average of 14.1 yards per catch. Westerkamp was Nebraska’s top punt returner for the second part of the season and had 19 returns for 51 yards. Westerkamp caught four passes for 30 yards in the season’s first five games, before becoming a bigger part of the passing game. He made three receptions for 53 yards at Purdue, and also added three catches at Minnesota. Westerkamp had a career-best day against Northwestern with four catches for 104 yards, and capped the day with his only touchdown on the Hail Mary catch to supply the winning points. He caught a 27-yard pass at Michigan, then had a season-high five catches for 62 yards at Penn State. Westerkamp had a season-long 19-yard punt return at Minnesota, and had a 17-yard return vs. Michigan.

2012 (Redshirt)

Westerkamp redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 Totals

G/S

13/1 13/1

No.

Yds. Redshirt 20 283 20 283

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

14.1 14.1

21.8 21.8

49 vs. Northwestern 49 vs. Northwestern

1 1

Rushing: 2 carries, 10 yards, 0 TDs Punt Returns: 19 returns, 51 yards, 2.7 average, 0 TDs

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Other Returning Defensive Letterwinners LeRoy

Alexander

2013 (Freshman)

#18

Sophomore l Defensive Back l 6-0 l 200 | One Letter Toledo, Ohio l Whitmer HS

Banderas saw action in all 13 games both at linebacker and on special teams and was in the starting lineup four times. He started non-conference games against Southern Miss, UCLA and South Dakota State at the MIKE linebacker spot, and also started against Iowa in the regular-season finale. Banderas finished the season with 28 total tackles, including 12 unassisted stops, and added two sacks and three tackles for loss. Banderas had three tackles in his first career start vs. Southern Miss, then had 11 tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss against UCLA. He added three tackles each against South Dakota State and Northwestern, and made his second sack of the year at Purdue, as the Huskers limited Purdue to just seven points

Career Stats

» Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) Sophomore LeRoy Alexander is one of several young players in the Nebraska secondary expected to play an increased role for the Blackshirts in 2014. The 6-0, 200-pound Alexander earned a spot in the regular rotation at safety last season and showed the ability to be a quality performer for the next three seasons. Alexander is a leading contender for a starting safety job this fall. Senior Corey Cooper returns at one spot, with Alexander one of the frontrunners to earn the other starting role. In addition to his role in the secondary last fall, Alexander also stepped up on special teams, and could factor into those units this season.

Year 2013

2012 (Redshirt)

Year 2012 2013 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 28 6 34 1-2 0.0-0 28 6 34 1-2 0.0-0

G/S 13/1 13/1

Fum. C-R BK 0-1 0-1

0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 1

1-12 1-12

0 0

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–5, four times (vs. Northwestern, Michigan State, at Penn State, vs. Georgia) » Solo Tackles–5 twice (vs. Northwestern, vs. Georgia)

Josh

Banderas

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 0 1

» Tackles–11 vs. UCLA (2013) » Solo Tackles–4 vs. UCLA (2013) » Tackles for Loss–2 vs. UCLA (2013)

Maliek

Collins

#7

Sophomore l Defensive Tackle l 6-2 l 300 | One Letter Kansas City, Mo. | Center HS Defensive tackle Maliek Collins is part of an impressive group of young players in the front seven of the Nebraska defense. The 6-2, 300-pound Collins was one of seven true freshmen to see action in 2013, and his development helped the Nebraska defense made large strides in the second half of the season. Collins’ role grew throughout the year, and he started the Huskers’ Gator Bowl victory over Georgia. After a strong offseason in the weight room, the powerful Collins is poised to push for a starting role at defensive tackle as a sophomore.

2013 (Freshman)

Alexander redshirted in his first season in the Nebraska program in 2012.

Career Stats

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0

Single-Game Highs

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Alexander played in all 13 games both at safety and on special teams. He earned his only start of the season at Purdue when Nebraska opened with six defensive backs. Alexander finished with 34 tackles, including 28 solo stops, and made 27 of his tackles in the final six games. He had a season-high five tackles in games against Penn State, Michigan State, Northwestern and Georgia in the Gator Bowl. Alexander also made four stops, including a tackle for loss, against Iowa. He had his first career interception at Purdue and broke up a pass against the Boilermakers. Alexander added a fumble recovery against Illinois. Alexander was among the special teams leaders with five stops on coverage units.

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks 12 16 28 3-9 2.0-8

G/S 13/4

#52

Sophomore l Linebacker l 6-2 l 235 | One Letter Lincoln, Neb. | Southwest HS

Collins played in 12 games, including a start against Georgia. He finished the season with 12 tackles with all of his stops coming in either the first three games or the final four games. Collins registered Nebraska’s first sack of the season for 10 yards against Southern Miss. He totaled three tackles in that contest. He added a tackle for loss a week later against UCLA. Collins made eight tackles in the final four games, tying his season high with three tackles at Penn State, adding two each vs. Michigan State and Iowa, and then making one stop in the Gator Bowl.

Career Stats Year 2013

G/S 12/1

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks 6 6 12 2-10 1.0-10

Fum. C-R BK 1-0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–3 vs. Southern Miss, at Penn State (2013) » Solo Tackles–2 vs. Southern Miss, at Penn State (2013) » Tackles for Loss–1 vs. Southern Miss, UCLA (2013)

» True Freshman All-America Team (247Sports, 2013) » Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2013) Lincoln native Josh Banderas earned extensive playing time at linebacker as a true freshman last season. Banderas started four games at MIKE linebacker in the first half of the season as a young linebacker corps continued to settle into defined roles. The unit made steady progress throughout 2013 and helped the Huskers feature one of the Big Ten’s top defenses in league play. The 6-2, 235-pound Banderas is one of five linebackers who return in 2014 that have starting experience, and the unit figures to be strength for the Blackshirts. After his experience in the middle, Banderas showed the versatility to play multiple linebacker spots and has spent much of the spring on the outside.

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Daniel

Davie

Charles

Jackson

#23

Junior l Cornerback l 6-1 l 185 | Two Letters Beatrice, Neb. l Beatrice HS

Junior l Defensive Back l 5-11 l 180 | Two Letters Spring, Texas l Klein Collins HS

Cornerback Daniel Davie is hopeful of pushing for playing time at the spot this fall, a position where Nebraska lost two of its top three players to graduation. Davie’s bid to earn a spot in the secondary is on hold as he sits out the spring following a knee injury suffered in mid-November. The 6-1, 185-pound Davie has been a key special teams performer each of the past two seasons and has also added depth at cornerback. Senior Josh Mitchell returns to one corner spot for 2014, however the other corner starting corner job figures to be a hotly contested battle during fall camp.

2013 (Sophomore)

Davie played in the first 10 games, seeing action as a reserve cornerback and several of the Huskers’ special teams units. Davie had an unassisted tackle at Purdue.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Davie played in 13 games, primarily on special teams. He made seven tackles with six of those on special teams. Davie had a season-high two tackles against Idaho State and had a pass breakup in that game.

2011 (Redshirt)

Year 2011 2012 2013 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 3 4 7 0-0 0.0-0 1 0 1 0-0 0.0-0 4 4 8 0-0 0.0-0

G/S 13/0 10/0 23/0

» Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012) Junior defensive back Charles Jackson has shown his versatility in the secondary during his first two seaosns in the program. His ability to play either cornerback or safety could serve Jackson well this fall, as he competes to earn the starting nickel back job, a key position in the Huskers’ defensive scheme. The 5-11, 180-pound Jackson has made his biggest impact the past two years with his high-energy play on play on the Huskers’ special teams. He has also provided depth in the secondary, first as a corner in 2012 and last year at the safety spot. Jackson earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013.

2013 (Sophomore)

Jackson played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, while also providing depth at safety. He finished the season with seven total tackles, and ranked second on the team with six special teams stops. Jackson had three special teams tackles in the opener against Wyoming. He had two solo tackles against South Dakota State, including one on special teams. He also forced a fumble against the Jacks.

2012 (Freshman)

Davie redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Career Stats

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–2 vs. Idaho State (2012)

Nate

Gerry

#25

Jackson was one of five true freshman to see action, playing in 13 games. He made 11 tackles, including six solo stops. Jackson was second on the team with seven tackles on special teams. He had a season-high two tackles in both the first meeting with Wisconsin and at Ohio State. Jackson added a pass breakup against Idaho State.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 Totals

» Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) Sophomore Nate Gerry saw significant playing time as a true freshman last fall, showing his versatility in his first year in the program. The 6-2, 210-pound Gerry played defensive back in high school, but was utilized at linebacker last year and earned playing time in every game, including three starts. This spring, Gerry has moved back to his natural safety position and is in line to compete for a prominent role for the 2014 Blackshirts. His move to linebacker last fall was evidence that the coaching staff is confident in his ability in run support, and Gerry also has the speed to excel in pass coverage. Gerry was Nebraska’s leader in special teams tackles last season and is likely to again contribute on NU’s coverage units.

2013 (Freshman)

Gerry saw action in every game, playing at linebacker and also on special teams units. He was in the starting lineup in non-league play against Southern Miss, UCLA and South Dakota State. Gerry finished the season with 32 tackles, including 18 solo stops. He added a pair of tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry. Gerry made five tackles in the season opener against Wyoming, then had a season-high seven tackles against UCLA, when he produced his first career tackle for loss. He had four tackles each against Purdue and Minnesota, and added three stops vs. Southern Miss and South Dakota State. Gerry led the Huskers with seven tackles on special teams. Year 2013

G/S 13/3

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks 18 14 32 2-3 0.0-0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks 6 5 11 0-0 0.0-0 3 4 7 0-0 0.0-0 9 9 18 0-0 0.0-0

G/S 13/0 13/0 26/0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 1-0 0 1-0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–3 vs. Wyoming (2013) » Solo Tackles–2 twice (at Ohio State in 2012, vs. South Dakota State in 2013)

Kevin

Sophomore l Defensive Back l 6-2 l 210 | One Letter Sioux Falls, S.D. | Washington HS

Career Stats

#21

Maurice

#55

Sophomore l Defensive Tackle l 6-3 l 280 | One Letter Orlando, Fla. | Freedom HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2013) Defensive tackle Kevin Maurice was one of seven true freshmen to see action for the Huskers in 2013, providing depth in a talented, but youthful defensive front. The 6-3, 280-pound Maurice has worked hard in the offseason in hopes of earning an expanded role at defensive tackle in 2014, a position returns three players who made starts a year ago. Maurice is expected to battle fellow sophomores Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine, along with juniors Kevin Williams and Aaron Curry for action this fall. The group should form a solid foundation for the Blackshirt defense for the next few years.

2013 (Freshman)

Maurice played in each of the first six games as a reserve defensive tackle. Maurice finished with three tackles, including single tackles against Wyoming, South Dakota State and Illinois.

Career Stats

» Games Played–6 (all in 2013) » Tackles–3, 1 UT, 2 AT (all in 2013)

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 1

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–7 vs. UCLA (2013) » Solo Tackles–4 at Purdue (2013) » Tackles for Loss–1 vs. UCLA, at Minnesota (2013)

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Greg

McMullen

#90

Sophomore l Defensive End l 6-3 l 280 | One Letter Akron, Ohio | Hoban HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Greg McMullen was one of four defensive ends to see extensive playing time during the 2013 season, and this season McMullen is expected to take on a much expanded role. The 6-3, 280-pound McMullen has outstanding size and strength, allowing him to be effective against the run, while also having the ability to rush opposing passers. McMullen is the frontrunner to earn the starting defensive end job opposite All-Big Ten performer Randy Gregory. Only a sophomore, McMullen is also a key part of a influx of young talent on the front four that figures to provide a foundation for the Blackshirt defense for years to come. McMullen earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last season.

2010 (Redshirt)

Roach redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season in 2010.

Career Stats Year 2010 2011 2012 Totals

G/S 5/0 5/0 10/0

2012 (Redshirt)

McMullen redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 9 7 16 4-15 1.0-10 9 7 16 4-15 1.0-10

G/S 11/0 10/0

Fum. C-R BK 1-0 1-0

0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0

0 0

3 3

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 0 0

» Tackles–7, vs. Chattanooga (2011) » Tackles for Loss–2, vs. Chattanooga (2011)

Jonathan

Rose

#14

Junior l Cornerback l 6-1 l 190 | One Letter Leeds, Ala. | Leeds HS | Auburn Cornerback Jonathan Rose contributed in the Husker secondary and on special teams in his first season of playing action in the Nebraska program in 2013. The 6-1, 190-pound Rose began his college career at Auburn in 2011, but transferred after seeing action as a true freshman with the Tigers. Rose is in line to compete for a much more significant role for the Huskers in 2014, with the graduation of senior cornerbacks Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans. Rose brings a long, athletic frame to the position and has good coverage skills. He also made contributions on the Huskers’ special teams last fall and could continue in that role.

2013 (Sophomore)

Rose played in 10 games as a reserve cornerback and on Nebraska’s special teams units, including seeing action in each of the final six games. Rose had a fumble recovery against South Dakota State. Rose sat out the 2012 season as a transfer after beginning his career at Auburn in 2011, where he had two tackles in nine game.

» Tackles–4, vs. Southern Miss (2013) » Tackles for Loss–2, vs. Southern Miss (2013)

Roach

0-0 0-0 0-0

QB PBU INT Hry.

2012 (Redshirt)

Single-Game Highs

Trevor

Fum. C-R BK

Single-Game Highs

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

McMullen played in 11 games and totaled 16 tackles, including nine solo stops. He recorded four tackles for loss, including a 10-yard sack at Purdue. McMullen had a season-high four tackles against Southern Miss, including a pair of tackles for loss, and a forced fumble. He also recorded two tackles each against Wyoming, Michigan and Michigan State, including a tackle for loss against the Spartans. McMullen had three quarterback hurries.

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Redshirt 2 5 7 2-3 0-0 1 4 5 1-1 0.5-1 3 9 12 3-4 0.5-1

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Nebraska Career Stats

» Games Played–10 games (all in 2013)

Austin

Williams

Senior l Linebacker l 6-2 l 235 | Two Letters Elkhorn, Neb. l Elkhorn HS » Two-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010) » Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011) Trevor Roach provided depth in the Nebraska linebacking corps in both 2011 and 2012, and was poised to battle for a key role as a junior last fall. However, an injury forced Roach to miss the entire 2013 campaign. The 6-2, 235-pound Roach is back to full strength this spring and is set to compete for playing time at MIKE linebacker. Roach is the most veteran member of the Husker linebacking corps and will also provide leadership to the unit. Roach is also a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

#24

Senior l Linebacker l 6-0 l 200 | Two Letters Omaha, Neb. l Burke HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012) » Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)

2013 (Junior)

Austin Williams heads into his senior season with a goal of earning playing time at linebacker while continuing to play a key role on special teams. The walk-on from Omaha helped the Huskers field one of the Big Ten’s top kickoff coverage units in 2013, while also adding depth at linebacker. Williams will compete for playing time at the outside linebacker spots and helps make the linebacking corps one of the deepest on the Husker roster. Williams began his career in the secondary before moving to linebacker during the 2012 season.

2012 (Sophomore)

Williams played in 10 games and made a tackle on kickoff coverage at Penn State and forced a fumble on the play. He added a tackle on special teams against Georgia.

Roach missed the 2013 season because of injury.

Roach played in six games and made five tackles. He had three tackles in NU’s win over Idaho State and made two stops against Minnesota. He split a sack against Idaho State.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Roach played in five games, and had seven tackles and two tackles for loss, all in the opener against Chattanooga. He also saw action against Washington, Wisconsin, Ohio State and South Carolina. He was slowed by injury during the second half of the season.

2013 (Junior)

2012 (Sophomore)

Williams played in 13 games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker. He made four tackles, with single tackles in four games.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)

Williams added depth in the secondary, but did not play in a game in 2011.

2010 (Redshirt)

A walk-on, Williams redshirted and worked on the NU scout team in 2010.

Career Starts

» Games Played–23 (13 in 2012; 10 in 2013) » Tackles–3 solo, 3 assisted, 6 total (1-3-4 in 2012; 2-0-2 in 2013)

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Junior l Defensive Tackle l 6-2 l 275 | One Letter Holland, Ohio l Springfield HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011) Defensive tackle Kevin Williams hopes to return to action in 2014 as part of a talented group of interior defensive linemen. The 6-2, 275-pound Williams contributed up front in 2012 and was poised to see significant action last fall, however he suffered a knee injury during fall camp and was lost for the season. Williams will be at full strength in time for fall practice and will team with fellow junior Aaron Curry and sophomores Maliek Collins, Kevin Maurice and Vincent Valentine to form the foundation of the NU defense. Williams began his Nebraska career early in January of 2011, enrolling at mid-semester.

2013 (Sophomore)

Williams suffered a knee injury during fall camp, underwent subsequent surgery and missed the 2013 campaign.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

as the 6-0, 205-pound Bondi ranked among the national leaders in touchbacks. Bondi also contributed as a true freshman in 2011, before redshirting in 2012.

2013 (Sophomore)

Bondi served as Nebraska’s kickoff specialist throughout the season and booted 48 of his 77 kickoffs for touchbacks. He had seven touchbacks against South Dakota State and six against Southern Miss. His efforts helped Nebraska rank fifth in the Big Ten in kickoff coverage at 20.2 yards per return. Bondi made his only field goal attempt, a 22-yarder against South Dakota State. He also connected on 7-of-8 PAT attempts, including 3-of-3 against the Jackrabbits.

2012 (Redshirt)

Bondi was prepared as Maher’s backup, but sat out the season as a redshirt.

2011 (Freshman)

Bondi appeared in four games. He handled four kickoffs, two against Chattanooga and one each against Washington and Minnesota. He also connected on his only PAT attempt at Minnesota.

Career Stats

» Field Goals: 1-for-1 (22-yarder vs. South Dakota State in 2013) » PATs: 8-for-9 (1-for-1 in 2011; 7-for-8 in 2013) » Kickoffs: 81 career kickoffs, 48 touchbacks

Williams played in five games as a reserve at defensive tackle. He made four tackles, including two tackles and a tackle for loss against Idaho State. Williams saw his most extensive action in non-conference play against UCLA, Arkansas State and Idaho State.

Gabe

2011 (Redshirt)

Miller

Career Stats

Sophomore l Long Snapper l 6-0 l 220 | One Letter Mishawaka, Ind. | Penn HS

Williams suffered a knee injury in 2011, and sat out the season as a redshirt.

» Games Played–5 in 2012 » Tackles–1 UT, 3 AT, 4 TT in 2012

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2013)

Returning Specialist Letterwinners Mauro

Bondi

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Junior l Place-Kicker l 6-0 l 205 | Two Letters Boca Raton, Fla. | West Boca Raton HS Mauro Bondi enters the 2014 season looking to earn the starting place-kicker job for the Huskers. Bondi served as the backup to Pat Smith last season, while also handling kickoff chores. Nebraska has a recent tradition of fielding one of the nation’s best kicking units, as NU kickers have connected on 121-of-141 field goals over the past seven seasons. Bondi’s strong leg helped Nebraska field one of the nation’s top kickoff units in 2013,

Gabe Miller stepped into the starting role at long snapper as a true freshman in 2013 and handled the duty very well. Miller was part of a new group of specialists in 2013, and the group continued the Huskers’ tradition of outstanding specialists. Behind the work of Miller, punter Sam Foltz ranked among the conference’s leaders in punting, while the trio of Miller, Foltz at holder and place-kicker Pat Smith helped Nebraska connect on 13-of-14 field goals, the best percentage in the Big Ten.

2013 (Freshman)

A scholarship signee in 2013, Miller played in every game as Nebraska’s long snapper. The Huskers’ punting team ranked fifth in the Big Ten in net punting at 37.9 yards per attempt. In kicking, Miller’s flawless snapping allowed Nebraska to hit 13-of-14 field goals and 50-of-53 PATs. Miller made a tackle on punt coverage at Minnesota.

Career Stats

Games Played: 13 (all in 2013)

NU SPRING GAME RESULTS

NEBRASKA SPRING GAME RECORDS

1950–Varsity 13, Alumni 13 1951–Varsity 27, Alumni 25 1952–Varsity 7, Alumni 6 1953–Varsity 16, Alumni 6 1954–White 25, Red 14 1955–Red 14, White 7 1956–Alumni 14, Varsity 0 1957–Varsity 22, Alumni 20 1958–Varsity 14, Alumni 6 1959–Varsity 22, Alumni 0 1960–Varsity 14, Alumni 0 1961–Varsity 35, Alumni 20 1962–Red 33, White 21 1963–Red 21, White 15 1964–White 25, Red 15 1965–Red 33, White 27 1966–White 28, Red 10 1967–Red 16, White 14 1968–White 26, Red 24 1969–White 10, Red 8 1970–Red 23, White 3 1971–Red 64, White 21 1972–White 21, Red 19 1973–Red 35, White 25 1974–Red 41, White 40 1975–White 20, Red 6 1976–White 29, Red 26 1977–Red 23, White 21 1978–White 14, Red 13 1979–Red 27, White 13 1980–Red 38, White 19 1981–White 22, Red 21

Most first downs--33, Red 1973 Most first downs, both teams--53, Red 33, White 20, 1973 Most passes attempted--49, Red, 2004 Most passes attempted, both teams--76; Red 45, White, 31, 2005 Most passes completed--29, Red, 2004 Best completion percentage--.800, Red (8-10), 1963 Most yards passing--366, White, 2005 Most yards passing, both teams--606, Red 240, White 366, 2005 Most yards rushing--407, Red, 1987 Most fumbles--11, White, 1965 Most fumbles, both teams--18, Red 7, White 11, 1965 Most points--70, Red, 1986 Most points, both teams--85, Red 64, White 21, 1971 Fewest points, both teams--13, Red 13, White 0, 2003; Varsity 7, Alumni 6, 1952

PREVIOUS SCORES

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1982–Red 24, White 9 1983–Red 37, White 14 1984–Red 35, White 13 1985–Red 26, White 21 1986–Red 70, White 14 1987–Red 33, White 28 1988–Red 37, White 14 1989–White 40, Red 28 1990–Red 44, White 34 1991–Red 43, White 21 1992–Red 33, White 21 1993–Red 29, White 8 1994–Red 43, White 19 1995–White 40, Red 34 1996–Red 20, White 17 1997–Red 34, White 28 1998–White 24, Red 21 1999–Red 27, White 12 2000-Red 21, White 21 2001-Red 16, White 7 2002-Red 17, White 7 2003-Red 13, White 0 2004-Red 35, White 6 2005-White 42, Red 14 2006-Red 35, White 7 2007–Red 38, White 0 2008–Red 24, White 14 2009–Red 31, White 17 2010–Red, 21, White 16 2011–Red 32, White 29 2012-game ccd. (weather) 2013–Red 30, White 21 Red leads series 37-14-1 Varsity lead series 8-1-1

TEAM RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Most TD passes--4, Joe Dailey, Red, 2004 Most TD pass receptions--3, Riley Washington, White, 1995 Longest TD run from scrimmage--91, Bobby Newcombe, White, 1998 Longest punt return for TD--91 yards, Joe Blahak, Red, 1971 Longest kickoff return for TD--100 yards, Mike Demps, Red, 1999; Titus Brothers, White, 2006 Longest TD pass--80 yards, Jerry Dunlap to Jamie Worden, White, 1987; Tommie Frazier to Reggie Baul, Red, 1995 Longest interception return for TD--91 yards, Wonder Monds, White, 1973 Longest fumble return for TD--94 yards, Greg McGraw, Red, 1999 Most points--18, Tony Davis, Red, 1973; Steve Taylor, Red, 1986; Terry Rodgers, White, 1987; Riley Washington, White, 1995 Most PATs--7, Dale Klein, Red, 1986 Most yards passing--357, Zac Taylor, White, 2005 Best completion percentage--1.000, Dennis Claridge, Red (7-7), 1963 Most pass receptions--8, Dave Shamblin, White, 1973 Most yards receiving--184, Reggie Baul, Red, 1995 Most yards rushing--207, Keith Jones, Red, 1987

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2014 Nebraska Football Recruiting Class Alphabetical Listing:

Name Freedom Akinmoladun Drew Brown AJ Bush Byerson Cockrell* Zack Darlington* Tanner Farmer Jerald Foster Nick Gates Luke Gifford Monte Harrison Glenn Irons Chris Jones Joshua Kalu Joe Keels* Sedrick King Trai Mosley Peyton Newell Demornay Pierson-El Larenzo Stewart Mick Stoltenberg Jariah Tolbert Jaevon Walton Mikale Wilbon DeAndre Wills *-enrolled at Nebraska in January

Pos. TE PK QB DB QB OL OL OL DB WR WR DB DB DE DE DB DL WR RB OL WR LB RB DE

Ht. 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-2 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-4 5-10 6-3 5-9 5-6 6-5 6-3 6-0 5-8 6-3

Wt. 240 170 210 180 200 315 310 275 200 205 160 175 170 260 250 170 285 175 165 270 190 235 190 250

Hometown Grandview, Mo. Southlake, Texas Alpharetta, Ga. Columbus, Miss. Apopka, Fla. Highland, Ill. Lincoln, Neb. Las Vegas, Nev. Lincoln, Neb. Lee's Summit, Mo. New Orleans, La. Jacksonville, Fla. Houston, Texas Kenosha, Wis. Plant City, Fla. Pflugerville, Texas Hiawatha, Kan. Alexandria, Va. Klein, Texas Gretna, Neb. New Orleans, La. New Orleans, La. Chicago, Ill. Lineville, Ala.

High School/Junior College Grandview HS Southlake Carroll HS Norcross HS Columbus HS/East Mississippi CC Apopka HS Highland HS Lincoln Southeast HS Bishop Gorman HS Lincoln Southeast HS Lee's Summit West HS Edna Karr HS Sandalwood HS Alief Taylor HS Bradford HS/Highland (Kan.) CC Plant City HS Hendrickson HS Hiawatha HS West Potomac HS Klein Oak HS Gretna HS Edna Karr HS Edna Karr HS De La Salle Institute Central of Clay County HS

The Class Breakdown:

Total: 24; Freshmen: 22; Junior College Transfers: 2 By State: Texas (4): Brown (Southlake), Kalu (Houston), Mosley (Pflugerville); Stewart (Klein); Nebraska (3): Foster, Gifford (Lincoln), Stoltenberg (Gretna); Florida (3): Darlington (Apopka), Jones (Jacksonville), King (Plant City); Louisiana (3): Irons, Tolbert, Walton (New Orleans); Illinois (2): Farmer (Highland), Wilbon (Chicago); Missouri (2): Akinmoladun (Grandview), Harrison (Lee's Summit); Alabama (1): Wills (Lineville); Georgia (1): Bush (Alpharetta); Kansas (1): Newell (Hiawatha); Mississippi (1): Cockrell (Columbus); Nevada (1): Gates (Las Vegas); Virginia (1): Pierson-El (Alexandria); Wisconsin (1): Keels (Kenosha). By Position (First Position Listed): Offense (13): QB-Bush, Darlington; RB-Stewart, Wilbon; WR-Harrison, Irons, Pierson-El, Tolbert; TE-Akinmoladun; OL-Farmer, Foster, Gates, Stoltenberg Defense (10): DL-Keels, King, Newell, Wills; LB-Walton; DB-Cockrell, Gifford, Jones, Kalu, Mosley Kicker (1): Brown

Walk-Ons

Nebraska has secured commitments from 21 prospects who plan to join the program as walk-ons for the 2014 season. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School/Junior College Noah Appleget WR 6-2 190 Lincoln, Neb. Pius X HS 300 Noah Arneson DL 6-3 Omaha, Neb. Omaha Gross HS Alex Boryca LB 6-2 220 Cozad, Neb. Cozad HS Thomas Connely LB 5-11 190 Kearney, Neb. Kearney Catholic HS Cole Conrad OL 6-5 280 Fremont, Neb. Archbishop Bergan HS Ryan Freudenburg OL 6-5 290 Norfolk, Neb. Lutheran-Northeast HS Nolan Graham DB 5-11 195 Firth, Neb. Norris HS Blake Holtmeier WR 6-2 190 Kearney, Neb. Kearney Catholic HS Cameron Jakub DB 5-11 170 Columbus, Neb. Columbus HS Matt Jarzynka DE 6-4 220 Loup City, Neb. Loup City HS Bo Kitrell FB/LB 6-1 210 Ashland, Neb. Ashland-Greenwood HS Creighton Koley DB 6-0 185 Omaha, Neb. Skutt Catholic HS Joel Lopez DL 6-2 275 Burlington, Ill. Burlington Central HS Nate Meduna TE 6-5 220 Wahoo, Neb. Bishop Neumann HS Trent Ortmeier OL 6-6 270 West Point, Neb. Guardian Angels Catholic HS Dylan Owen DL 6-5 240 Westchester, N.Y. Bridgton Academy/Somers HS Brady Pelzer WR 5-11 170 Bellevue, Neb. Bellevue East HS Garrett Poppen LB 6-1 215 Giltner, Neb. Giltner HS Bryan Reimers TE 6-5 205 Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln East HS Austin Rose RB 6-1 220 Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln North Star HS Jack Van Almen LB 6-1 215 Rochester Hills, Mich. Stoney Creek HS

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Freedom Akinmoladun

6-4, 240, TE, Grandview, Mo. (Grandview HS)

Freedom Akinmoladun (pronounced Ack – in – mole-uh-doon) is one of two Kansas City area products in the Huskers' 2014 signing class, joining Monte Harrison of Lee's Summit. Akinmoladun was an early commitment for the Huskers, announcing his intention to attend Nebraska on the Fourth of July. The 6-4, 240-pound Akinmoladun attended Grandview High School where he earned second-team Class 4 all-state honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association as a senior. Akinmoladun caught 23 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns, while also recording 26 tackles and five tackles for loss from his defensive end position. His play helped Coach Andy Leech's team to a 5-6 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 4 playoffs. In 2012, Akinmoladun caught 14 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown, and also made a big impact on defense with 85 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and four sacks. Akinmoladun first made an impact on the Grandview varsity as a sophomore when he earned thirdteam all-state honors. Akinmoladun is regarded as one of the top 30 tight ends in the nation and ranks among the top 15 players in Missouri according to both Rivals.com and 247 Sports. Akinmoladun has also been a standout for the Grandview basketball team, ranking as one of the team's top rebounders. Akinmoladun only visited Nebraska after his commitment, but also had offers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State and Northern Illinois. He was born on Feb. 11, 1996, and is the son of Sherryee Akinmoladun.

Drew Brown

5-11, 170, PK, Southlake, Texas (Southlake Carroll HS)

Drew Brown will bring a familiar name to the Nebraska kicking game after a standout career at Southlake Carroll High School in the Dallas area. Brown is the younger brother of former Husker kicker Kris Brown, who ranks second at Nebraska in career scoring with 388 points from 1995 to 1998. The younger Brown is one of four Texans in Nebraska's 2014 recruiting class marking the seventh straight year the Lone Star State has supplied the most players to the NU recruiting class. Brown was named the first-team kicker on the DFW all-area team as a senior and earned honorable-mention Class 5A all-state honors. He connected on 9-of-11 field goals as a senior, with a long of 51 yards, and made 89-of-90 PAT attempts, helping Coach Hal Wasson's team to an 11-2 record and trip to the third round of the 5A Division 1 playoffs. Brown was perfect on 97 PAT attempts as a junior, while hitting on 9-of-10 field goals, as Carroll posted a 12-2 record and reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Brown was also one of the state's top kickers during his sophomore season, helping Southlake Carroll to a perfect 16-0 record and Class 5A Division 1 state title. Brown hit on 17-of-21 field goals with a long of 49 yards, and made 63-of-64 extra points. Brown committed to Nebraska in June and did not take any other visits. He is ranked among the top dozen kickers in the nation by 247 Sports. Brown is the son of Hobert and Terri Brown, and was born on Oct. 30, 1995.

AJ Bush

6-3, 210, QB, Alpharetta, Ga. (Norcross HS)

Dual-threat quarterback AJ Bush was one of the final pieces in Nebraska's 2014 signing class, committing to the Huskers just days before Signing Day. The 6-4, 215-pound Bush posted outstanding numbers as a senior, helping Georgia prep powerhouse Norcross High School to a state title in the AAAAAA ranks. The left-handed Bush completed 139-of-259 passes for 2,101 yards and 16 touchdowns for Coach Keith Maloff's team. Bush was also a big threat with his feet, rushing for 764 yards and 13 touchdowns on 168 carries. Norcross was widely regarded as one of the top 50 prep teams in the nation in 2013. Bush spent his junior season at Milton High School, helping the Eagles to the first round of the AAAAAA playoffs. Bush ran for approximately 900 yards in 2012, while passing for 1,000 yards. Bush is regarded as one of the nation's top 50 dual-threat quarterbacks in the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also visited Boston College and Marshall, and had additional offers from Cincinnati, Kansas State, Toledo, Troy and Georgia State. Bush is the son of Alvin and Karen Bush, and he was born on Jan. 26, 1996.

Byerson Cockrell

6-0, 180, Columbus, Miss. (Columbus HS/East Mississippi CC)

Byerson Cockrell was one of three members of the 2014 scholarship class to join the Nebraska program in January. The 6-0, 180-pound Cockrell was a standout defensive back at East Mississippi CC, and will have three years to complete two seasons of eligibility at Nebraska. Cockrell made a strong impact in the secondary during his two seasons playing for Coach Buddy Stephens. In 2013, Cockrell played safety for the Lions and had three interceptions for 128 yards, including a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown. He added 33 tackles, four pass breakups, three tackles for loss and two sacks. His play helped East Mississippi to a perfect 12-0 record and the NJCAA title this past season. Cockrell was part of a defense that ranked second nationally with 30 interceptions in 2013. Cockrell is one of 11 players from the powerhouse program to

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sign Division I scholarships for the 2014 season. Cockrell was also a key performer for the Lions in 2012, helping the team to a 10-2 record. Cockrell finished the year with 20 tackles, including 16 solo stops, while picking off a pair of passes. Cockrell is originally from Columbus, Miss., and attended Columbus High School where he earned first-team Class 6A all-state honors as a senior in 2011. He had seven interceptions for 133 yards and was credited with 69 tackles, seven pass breakups and one forced fumble in his senior season. Cockrell also scored three touchdowns on offense as a senior. He was a member of the Columbus track team, competing in the 100 and 400 meters, and the 4x100 meter relay. Cockrell is the son of Elizabeth Cockrell and he was born on March 21, 1994. Cockrell is ranked among the top 10 junior college safeties in the nation by 247 Sports. Cockrell also received offers from Southern Miss, Louisiana-Monroe, UAB and Middle Tennessee among others.

Zack Darlington

6-1, 200, QB, Apopka, Fla. (Apopka HS)

Zack Darlington is the lone quarterback in the Huskers' 2014 scholarship class and is considered one of the nation's top dual-threat signal callers. The 6-1, 200-pound Darlington was one of three players to join the Nebraska program in January and will take part in spring practice with the Huskers. Darlington is one of three players from Florida in Nebraska's 2014 class, marking the second straight year Nebraska has signed three players from the Sunshine State's prep ranks. A preseason All-Florida selection, Darlington's senior season at Apopka High was cut short after just one game because of injury, but he compiled huge numbers in his first two seasons as the starting quarterback, leading one of the dominant prep programs in Florida. Playing for his father, Rick, the younger Darlington used his strong arm and great speed to lead Apopka to a 13-2 record in 2012, and the Class 8A (largest) state title in Florida. Darlington passed for 1,725 yards and 19 touchdowns, while also rushing for 708 yards and 10 touchdowns. In the state title game victory over Weston Cypress Bay, Darlington passed for 254 yards, while rushing for 130 yards and three touchdowns. For his effort as a junior, Darlington was named a Class 8A second-team all-state selection. As a sophomore, Darlington led Apopka to a 6-5 record. Darlington is ranked among the top 15 dual-threat quarterbacks by 247 Sports, and the site also lists him among the top 50 players in Florida. Darlington also had offers from Arizona, Boston College, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among others. Darlington committed to Nebraska in June of 2013 and did not take any other official visits. He was born on March 27, 1995, and is the son of Rick and Shelly Darlington. Zack's older brother, Ty, is an offensive lineman at Oklahoma and has seen playing time in his first two seasons in Norman.

Tanner Farmer

6-4, 315, OL, Highland, Ill. (Highland HS)

Tanner Farmer joins the Nebraska program as one of the top offensive line prospects in the country. One of four players in the class expected to begin their career on the offensive line, the 6-4, 315-pound Farmer was a standout for Coach Jim Warnecke Jr. at Highland High School in Illinois. Farmer was a dominant player on the offensive line, and his blocking helped the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Class 5A quarterfinals. For his play as a senior, Farmer was a first-team Illinois Class 5A allstate selection by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association. Farmer's play throughout his prep career helped Highland make great improvement from 2011 to 2013. Highland was 0-9 during Farmer's sophomore season, then improved to 5-5 and a state playoff berth in 2012, when Farmer was a standout offensive lineman. Farmer is an outstanding wrestler at Highland. As a junior, Farmer won the Class 2A state title at 285 pounds, and he is currently ranked as the No. 12 high school wrestler in the country in his weight class. Farmer was one of the top performers at "The Opening" all-star camp last summer, and participated in the Under Armour All-American game in January. Farmer committed to Nebraska last June and did not take any other visits, but did have scholarship offers from Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota, among others. Rivals.com lists Farmer as the No. 4 offensive guard prospect in the country and the 82nd-ranked 2014 recruit overall. In composite recruiting rankings, Farmer is ranked among the top 10 prospects in Illinois. Farmer was born on March 1, 1996, and he is the son of Brian and Connie Farmer.

Jerald Foster

6-3, 310, OL, Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southeast HS)

Lincoln product Jerald Foster is one of three in-state signees in Nebraska's 2014 recruiting class. The three in-state players are the most for the Huskers since signing four homegrown products in 2011. Foster is joined in the 2014 class by his Lincoln Southeast teammate Luke Gifford. The 6-3, 310-pound Foster is also one of four players in the 2014 class who are expected to play on the offensive line for the Huskers. Foster was a dominant two-way player for Coach Ryan Gottula at Southeast the past three seasons. As a senior, Foster earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and first-team Super State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star, as he helped the

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Nick Gates

6-5, 275, OL, Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman)

Las Vegas product Nick Gates is part of an impressive group of offensive line recruits in the Huskers' 2014 class. The 6-4, 275-pound Gates is one of four players in the class expected to begin their NU career on the offensive line. Gates is Nebraska's first scholarship signee from Nevada since Mike Smith in 2006. Gates was a dominant force on the offensive line for Coach Tony Sanchez at Bishop Gorman High, helping his team to three straight state titles. As a senior, Gates paved the way for a powerful rushing offense that averaged better than 275 yards per game en route to a 13-2 record and a Division I state championship. Gates also saw time on defense, recording 13 tackles, a tackle for loss, three breakups and a fumble recovery. Gates earned first-team AllNevada honors from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and was an All-Southwest League pick. Gates earned second-team all-state honors from the Review-Journal in 2012, helping Gorman to a 13-1 record, including a 63-10 victory in the state title game. Gates' play helped Gorman average better than 270 rushing yards per game, and he also saw some action on defense. Bishop Gorman was a perfect 16-0 in the 2011 season and averaged more than 280 rushing yards per game. Gates is regarded as one of the top 25 offensive tackles in the country by Rivals.com, 247 Sports and Scout. com. He is also generally regarded as the top player in Nevada, and is listed among the top 300 overall players nationally. Gates also visited Texas A&M, and had offers from dozens of schools, including Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Duke, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State. Gates is also a standout player for Bishop Gorman's state championship baseball team. Gates owns a .372 batting average the past two seasons, including seven home runs and 37 RBI. He also owns a 3-1 record as a pitcher. Gates is the son of Taylor and Sonya Gates, and he was born on Nov. 27, 1995.

Luke Gifford

6-3, 200, DB, Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southeast HS)

A versatile athlete, Luke Gifford is one of two Lincoln Southeast products in Nebraska's 2014 signing class, and one of three homegrown players in this year's class. Gifford joins prep teammate Jerald Foster among Nebraska's signees. The Huskers' three in-state players are the most since NU inked four in-state products in 2011. The 6-3, 200-pound Gifford was one of the state's top players the past two years and was a standout on both sides of the ball for Coach Ryan Gottula at Southeast. As a senior, Gifford guided the Knight offense from the quarterback spot and helped Southeast reach the Class A state playoffs. Gifford passed for 970 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 742 yards and eight touchdowns. On defense, Gifford starred in the secondary, making 50 tackles with two interceptions and five pass breakups. Gifford was a first-team AllNebraska defensive back selection by the Omaha World-Herald and also earned Super State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star. Gifford was also a key performer for the Knights as a junior in 2012, when his play helped Southeast to a 9-2 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. On offense, Gifford caught seven passes for 125 yards, while also starring in the secondary. He was a first-team Super State selection as a junior, while earning second-team All-Nebraska honors in 2012. Gifford was also a member of the varsity in 2011, when the Knights posted a 12-1 record and captured the Class A state title. Gifford is ranked among the top three prospects in the state by several recruiting outlets, while also ranking among the top 40 athlete prospects in the country by Rivals.com. Gifford has also been a key member of the Knights' basketball teams the past two years. Gifford was the first player to commit to the Huskers' 2014 class, announcing his plans in mid-March of 2013. Gifford did not take any other visits, but had offers from Iowa, Ohio and Toledo among others. Gifford is the son of Sam and Shannon Gifford, and was born on Aug. 28, 1995.

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Monte Harrison

6-2, 205, WR, Lee's Summit, Mo. (Lee's Summit West HS)

One of the top all-around prep athletes in the country, Monte Harrison joins the Nebraska program after excelling in three sports at Lee's Summit West High School in Missouri. The 6-2, 205-pound Harrison will line up at wide receiver for the Huskers, and joins tight end Freedom Akinmoladun as signees from the Kansas City area. It marks the second straight year Nebraska has signed two players from the Kansas City metro area. Harrison posted huge offensive numbers as a senior for Coach Royce Boehm at Lee's Summit West, helping his team to a 13-1 record and a Class 5 state title. Harrison's explosiveness helped Lee's Summit West dominate during its playoff run, winning all five games by at least 28 points. Harrison finished the season with 60 receptions for 1,007 yards, an average of 16.8 yards per catch, and had 13 receiving touchdowns. Harrison also rushed for 198 yards and 12 touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass. He also averaged 17.1 yards on punt returns and saw limited action on defense. Harrison was a first-team Class 5 all-state pick by the Missouri Football Coaches Association. As a junior, Harrison earned second-team all-state honors in helping Lee's Summit West to an 11-1 record and a trip to the third round of the state playoffs. Harrison finished his junior season with more than 30 catches and eight touchdowns. He also was a threat on the ground, rushing for six touchdowns, while also returning kicks. Harrison saw action in 2011, when Lee's Summit West posted a 12-2 record and lost in the Class 5 state semifinals. Harrison is regarded as one of the top five players in Missouri by Rivals.com, and is ranked among the top 35 receivers in the country by Rivals. Harrison committed to Nebraska on the Fourth of July, and did not take any other visits. He also had offers from Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Missouri and Vanderbilt. Harrison also hopes to play baseball at Nebraska and is considered one of the top prep baseball players in the country. From his outfield position, Harrison hit .457 as a junior, while driving in 33 runs and scoring 36. He had 12 doubles, three triples and six home runs and also stole 25 bases. Harrison also stands out on the hardwood for Lee's Summit West. He has helped his team to a 14-2 record through the end of January. Harrison averages about 17 points and nine rebounds per game. Harrison helped Lee's Summit West to a 21-5 record as a junior and to a 27-4 record and trip to the state semifinals as a sophomore. Harrison was born on Aug. 10, 1995, and he is the son of Michelle Francis.

Glenn Irons

5-9, 160, WR, New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS)

New Orleans product Glenn Irons will add an explosive athlete to the Huskers' offense and return game as part of the 2014 signing class. The 5-9, 160-pound Irons is one of three players from Edna Karr High School to sign with the Huskers, joining teammates Jariah Tolbert and Jaevon Walton. It marks the first time Nebraska has signed three players from the same high school since the Huskers signed a trio of players from Lakeview Centennial High School in Texas in 1989. Irons had an impressive senior season for Coach Nathaniel Jones, helping Edna Karr to a 13-3 record and a trip to the state championship game. Irons racked up more than 1,000 yards receiving and caught 12 touchdown passes. Irons added nine touchdowns in the return game and was chosen as a first-team 4A all-state selection as a return man. Irons also earned all-area and all-district honors as a senior. During his junior season, Irons had more than 500 yards and 12 touchdowns receiving, helping Edna Karr to a 14-0 record and a Class 4A state title. Irons also saw action for Edna Karr in 2011, helping the school to an 11-4 record and the first of three straight state title game appearances. Irons also participates in basketball and track at Edna Karr High. Irons is regarded as one of the top 65 players in the talent-rich state of Louisiana according to 247 Sports. Irons chose Nebraska over offers from Kent State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Old Dominion, South Alabama and Western Kentucky. Irons was born on March 15, 1996, and he is the son of Unjell Irons and Darren Brooks.

Chris Jones

6-0, 175, DB, Jacksonville, Fla. (Sandalwood HS)

Defensive back Chris Jones joined the Huskers' recruiting class in mid-January and is one of five players in the class expected to begin their career in the secondary. The 6-0, 175-pound Jones is one of three Florida players in the class, marking the second straight year NU has signed three players from the state. Jones' play as a senior helped Coach Adam Geis' Sandalwood High School team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Class 8A state playoffs. Jones keyed the Sandalwood defense, making 32 tackles, while intercepting four passes, including one that he returned for a touchdown. Jones was named to the All-First Coast team by the Florida Times-Union. Jones' play as a junior helped Sandalwood to a 7-3 record, and the school narrowly missed the Class 8A playoffs. Jones chose Nebraska after also visiting Purdue. He also had offers from South Florida, Western Kentucky, Florida International and Western Michigan. Jones is regarded as one of the top 60 athlete prospects in the country by 247 Sports, which also listed him among the top 110 players in Florida. Jones was born on Aug. 13, 1995, and Lucille Payton is his legal guardian.

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Joshua Kalu

Trai Mosley

Defensive back prospect Josh Kalu is one of four players from Texas in Nebraska's 2014 recruiting class, marking the seventh straight year the Lone Star State has supplied the largest number of players to the NU recruiting class. The 6-1, 170-pound Kalu is one of five players expected to begin their Nebraska career in the secondary. Kalu was a standout performer for Coach Jody Jordan at Alief Taylor High School in Houston, the same school that produced Husker junior offensive lineman Givens Price. Kalu helped his team to an 8-4 record in 2013, including a trip to the second round of the Class 5A Division 1 state playoffs. Kalu made 51 tackles and had four interceptions as a senior, with three returns for touchdowns. Kalu's play earned him All-Greater Houston firstteam honors from the Houston Chronicle, and he was also a first-team all-district selection. As a junior, Kalu helped Alief Taylor to an 8-4 record, when he made 32 tackles and had an interception and a fumble recovery. He also averaged better than 13 yards per punt return and was named the Class 5A District 18 Newcomer of the Year. Kalu also excelled in track and basketball for Alief Taylor. Kalu is ranked among the top 80 safeties in the country according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, and is among the top 120 players in the state of Texas. Kalu committed to Nebraska in October and did not take any other visits. He did receive scholarship offers from Colorado, Arkansas State, Duke, Houston, SMU, Wake Forest and Washington State. Kalu was born on Aug. 28, 1995, and he is the son of Elekuachi and Prisca Kalu.

Trai Mosley joins the Nebraska program as one of five defensive back prospects in the Huskers' 2014 recruiting class. Mosley is also one of four Texans in Nebraska's 2014 class, the most of any state. The 5-10, 165-pound Mosley helped Hendrickson High School to a 10-1 record and trip to the Class 5A Division 2 state playoffs in 2013. Mosley was a ballhawk in the secondary and a dangerous threat in the return game for Coach Chip Killian's team as a senior. Mosley had 25 tackles, with five pass breakups and an interception. He also averaged 24 yards per kickoff return and 17 yards on punt returns, and served as Hendrickson's punter. Mosley earned secondteam all-district honors. As a junior, Mosley helped Hendrickson High to an 8-3 record and a trip to the state playoffs. Mosley had 38 tackles, including two tackles for loss and added three interceptions and eight pass breakups. Mosley earned second-team all-district honors for his performance in 2012. Mosley was also a standout kick returner for Hendrickson during his prep career. Mosley only visited Nebraska, but also had offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, SMU and Texas State. Mosley is ranked as one of the top 60 cornerbacks in the country by Scout.com, while 247 Sports listed him among the top 105 players in the state of Texas. Mosley was born on Jan. 22, 1996, and is the son of Shonequa Wesley.

6-1, 170, DB, Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor HS)

Joe Keels

6-3, 260, DE, Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford HS/Highland (Kan.) CC)

Defensive end Joe Keels was one of three scholarship players to join the Nebraska program in January. Keels was regarded as one of the top defensive line prospects in the junior college ranks in 2013. The 6-3, 260-pound Keels will have two years of eligibility at Nebraska. Keels was a dominant performer for Highland (Kan.) Community College in 2013, where he played for Coach Ryan Held, a member of the Nebraska program in the early 1990s, and a former graduate assistant for the Huskers. In 2013, Keels finished the season with 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks in nine games, helping Highland to a 6-4 record. He was a second-team All-Jayhawk League selection at defensive end. Keels starred at Rochester (Minn.) college in 2012, recording 12.5 sacks. Keels began his college career at the North Dakota College of Science in 2011, but sat out as a medical redshirt. Keels is a native of Kenosha, Wis., and attended Bradford High School as a senior, before moving on to junior college. At Bradford High, Keels helped his team to a trip to the Division 1 state semifinals as a senior in 2010. Keels finished the season with 65 tackles, including eight sacks. Keels spent his first three years of high school at Mt. Zion (Ill.) High School. It marks the second straight year Nebraska has signed a Wisconsin native, joining defensive end A.J. Natter who was a freshman for Nebraska in 2013. Previously Nebraska had not signed a player from Wisconsin since 1997. Keels is ranked as one of the top five defensive linemen in the junior college ranks by 247 Sports, while 247 Sports and Rivals.com also listed him among the top 30 junior-college prospects regardless of position. Keels chose Nebraska over Wisconsin and had dozens of other offers including Alabama, Arizona, Boise State, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Penn State, USC and West Virginia to name a few. Keels is the son of Reynell Jones-Gray, and he was born on June 13, 1993.

Sedrick King

6-4, 250, DE, Plant City, Fla. (Plant City HS)

Defensive end prospect Sedrick King was one of the final players to join the Huskers' 2014 signing class, committing to Nebraska in late January. The 6-4, 250-pound King is one of three signees from Florida, marking the second straight year Nebraska has signed three players from the Florida high school ranks. King emerged during his senior season at Plant City High School for Coach Wayne Ward. King exhibited great speed off the edge and finished the season with 50 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and six sacks. He had an impressive 30 quarterback hurries, along with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, helping his team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the Class 7A state playoffs. King began his junior season splitting time between safety and linebacker before settling into a spot in the front seven. He made 35 tackles as a junior, including five sacks. King also saw action on the Plant City varsity as a sophomore, posting eight tackles and a sack for a 7-3 team. King is regarded as one of the top 65 defensive ends in the nation according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. King also visited Central Florida before choosing the Huskers, and had offers from Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisville, Marshall, Memphis, South Florida, Rutgers, Wake Forest and West Virginia. King is the son of Sedrick King Sr., and he was born on May 27, 1996.

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5-10, 170, DB, Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)

Peyton Newell

6-3, 285, DL, Hiawatha, Kan. (Hiawatha HS)

Defensive line prospect Peyton Newell will join the Nebraska program after starring on both sides of the football at Hiawatha (Kan.) High School. The 6-2, 270-pound Newell is Nebraska's first high school scholarship signee from the state of Kansas since Kyler Reed in 2008. Newell started every game of his high school career on both sides of the ball, and posted record defensive numbers. In his career for Coach Chris Diller, Newell set school records with 257 tackles, 105 tackles for loss and 33 sacks, while registering 16 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, 12 blocked kicks and two defensive touchdowns. From his tight end spot on offense, Newell totaled 37 catches for 583 yards and seven touchdowns. As a senior in 2013, Newell led Hiawatha to a 7-4 record and a bi-district championship, culminated by a trip to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs. Newell had 76 tackles, including a school-record 12 sacks, 32 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles. He also caught seven passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Newell was named to the CBS Sports/MaxPreps Small School First-Team All-American squad. He was also named to the Topeka Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle's Top 11 All-State and was the all-class defensive lineman of the year by both papers. Newell was also named the St. Joseph News-Press Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year, earned unanimous Big 7 All-League honors and was chosen to participate in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl. As a junior, Newell had 61 tackles, including a school-record 37 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. He added five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries and caught 14 passes for 162 yards and three scores. His play led Hiawatha to an 8-3 record, a district title and state playoff appearance. Newell was a MaxPreps Junior AllAmerican in 2012, while earning all-state honors in Kansas and unanimous all-league accolades. Newell had 76 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss and six sacks in 2011, while adding 12 catches for 246 yards and three touchdowns. Newell was a first-team all-area defensive pick in 2011, and was an honorable-mention Kansas all-state pick, while earning all-conference honors. Newell earned a spot in the varsity lineup as a freshman and made 44 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, forced three fumbles and had a blocked kick. He also caught four passes on offense. Newell had more than 30 scholarship offers, including Clemson, Georgia, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, South Carolina, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin to name a few. He is regarded as the top defensive prospect in Kansas by all of the major recruiting services, and is regarded as one of the nation's top 25 defensive tackles by 247 Sports and Scout.com. Newell is the son of Frank and Stacie Newell and the late Melissa “Malter� Newell, and he was born on Nov. 18, 1995.

Demornay Pierson-El

5-9, 175, WR, Alexandria, Va. (West Potomac HS)

Demornay Pierson-El joins the Nebraska as a dynamic offensive playmaker after a standout career at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Va. Pierson-El posted prolific offensive numbers for Coach Jeremiah Davis, while also excelling as a kick returner. As a senior, Pierson-El primarily played quarterback for West Potomac and was a dual-threat option. Pierson-El threw for 876 yards and seven touchdowns, while rushing for 1,007 yards and 20 touchdowns. The elusive Pierson-El also continued to be used in the return game. Pierson-El was a prolific runner and return man during his junior season. He rushed 181 times for 1,658 yards and 26 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 127 yards, and helped his team to a 6-5 record. In addition to his offensive stats, Pierson-El was a prolific return man and earned second-team Class AAA all-state honors as a kick returner from the Virginia High School Coaches Association. As a sophomore, Pierson-El focused his time at receiver and caught 49 passes for 781 yards and 15 touchdowns. His play helped West Potomac to an 8-4

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Larenzo Stewart

5-6, 165, RB, Klein, Texas (Klein Oak HS)

Larenzo Stewart is part of an impressive group of explosive offensive playmakers in Nebraska's 2014 signing class. The 5-6, 170-pound Stewart makes up for his small size with game-breaking speed and quickness. Stewart is one of four signees from the state of Texas, marking the seventh straight year the Lone Star State has supplied the most players to the NU signing class. Stewart rushed for better than 3,200 yards in his prep career for Coach David Smith at Klein Oak High School. Stewart earned first-team alldistrict honors in the Class 5A ranks as a senior, helping his team to a 5-5 record. Stewart ran for 922 yards and nine touchdowns, while catching 18 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown. As a junior, Stewart rushed for 500 yards and seven touchdowns on just 64 carries, and also caught 17 passes, including two touchdown receptions. Stewart had his most productive rushing year as a sophomore, racking up 1,328 yards and 12 touchdown on 155 carries. He also caught a touchdown pass and was one of only two sophomores to earn Class 5A first-team All-District 13 honors. His play helped Klein Oak to a 9-4 record and a trip to the third round of the Class 5A-Division 1 playoffs. Stewart earned a spot on the varsity as a freshman in 2010, and earned 5A-District 13 Offensive Newcomer-of-the-Year honors. Stewart rushed for 517 yards and two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass during his freshman year, helping Klein Oak to an 8-4 record and berth in the state playoffs. Stewart is also a standout on the track for Klein Oak, advancing to the 2013 state meet in the 100-meter dash and as part of the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relay teams. Stewart finished fifth in the 100 meters at the state meet, while the 4x100-meter team captured the Class 5A state title and the 4x200 team placed third. Stewart is ranked as the No. 13 all-purpose back in the country by 247 Sports and is listed among the top 80 players in the state of Texas. Stewart took his only visit to Nebraska, but also had offers from Baylor, Houston and Louisiana Tech. He was born on Nov. 25, 1994, and is the son of Brenda Stewart.

Mick Stoltenberg

6-5, 270, OL, Gretna, Neb. (Gretna HS)

Mick Stoltenberg joins the Nebraska program after a standout prep career on both sides of the football at Gretna High School. Stoltenberg is one of three in-state signees for the Huskers, the most homegrown products since the 2011 class. The 6-6, 250-pound Stoltenberg primarily played tight end and defensive end for Coach Chad Jepsen at Gretna, but could start his Nebraska career on the offensive line. Stoltenberg had his senior season cut short, suffering a knee injury early in the year. As a junior, Stoltenberg helped the Dragons to a 9-2 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. Stoltenberg put together a strong junior season, playing a key role at tight end, while recording nine sacks from his defensive end position. Stoltenberg also threw the discus for the Gretna track and field team. Stoltenberg is ranked as the No. 3 player in Nebraska by Rivals.com, who also lists him among the top 50 offensive tackle prospects in the country. 247 Sports projects Stoltenberg on the defensive side of the ball, ranking him among the top 55 defensive ends in the country and the fourth-ranked prospect in Nebraska. Stoltenberg committed to Nebraska last summer and only visited Lincoln, but also had scholarship offers from Ohio, Tulsa and Army, among others. He was born on Jan. 25, 1996, and is the son of Alan and Sondra Stoltenberg.

Jariah Tolbert

6-3, 190, WR, New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS)

Wide receiver Jariah Tolbert is one of three players from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans to join the Huskers in the 2014 signing class. Tolbert is joined by teammates Glenn Irons and Jaevon Walton, marking the first time Nebraska has signed three players from the same high school since NU signed three players from Lakeview Centennial High School in Texas in 1989. Tolbert earned honorable-mention LSWA Class 4A all-state honors this season, helping Coach Nathaniel Jones' Edna Karr team to a 13-3 record and a third straight trip to the state finals. The 6-3, 185-pound Tolbert caught 56 passes for 875 yards and 12 touchdowns to help lead a powerful offensive attack. In 2012, Tolbert was one of the top targest in the passing game, and his play helped Edna Karr to a perfect 14-0 season and the Class 4A state title. Edna Karr also reached the state finals during Tolbert's sophomore season, compiling an 11-4 record. Tolbert is ranked among the top 50 players in Louisiana in the 247 Sports composite rankings. He only visited Nebraska, but also had offers from Utah, Kent State and Tulane. Tolbert was born on Jan. 15, 1996, and is the son of Randy Tolbert.

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Jaevon Walton

6-0, 235, LB, New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS)

Jaevon Walton was the first of three teammates from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans to join the Huskers' 2014 recruiting class, committing to Nebraska last fall. He was later joined by high school teammates Glenn Irons and Jariah Tolbert, marking the first time since 1989 Nebraska has signed three players from the same high school. The 6-0, 230-pound Walton was a highly productive player from his linebacker spot for Coach Nathaniel Jones at Edna Karr. As a senior, Walton made more than 100 tackles, including seven in the state championship game at the Superdome. Walton earned first-team Class 4A LSWA all-state honors and was an All-Metro selection by the New Orleans Advocate. Walton first emerged as a starter at linebacker for Edna Karr as a sophomore in 2011, when the school finished with an 11-4 record and a runner-up showing in the Class 4A playoffs. Walton then moved to Alabama for his junior year to live with his father, former Alabama and NFL standout John Copeland. After one year in Alabama, Walton returned to New Orleans for his senior season. Walton is ranked as the No. 28 player in Louisiana by Rivals.com, and he is listed among the nation's top 60 inside linebackers in the 247 Sports composite rankings and by Scout. com. Walton took his only official visit to Nebraska, but also had offers from Missouri, Southern Miss, Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette. Walton was born on July 27, 1995, and is the son of John Copeland. Walton's father was an All-American at Alabama, and helped the Crimson Tide to the 1992 national championship. He was the fifth pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by Cincinnati, and went on to play eight seasons with the Bengals, recording 24 career sacks.

Mikale Wilbon

5-8, 190, RB, Chicago, Ill. (De La Salle Institute)

Chicago prep standout Mikale Wilbon joins the Nebraska program after an impressive career as a running back at De La Salle Institute. The 5-9, 190-pound Wilbon is part of an exciting group of offensive skill players in the Huskers' 2014 class. Wilbon joins offensive lineman Tanner Farmer as signees from the Illinois prep ranks, giving Nebraska seven signees from Illinois in the past five years. That follows a five-year period from 2005 to 2009 when Nebraska did not have a signee from the state. Wilbon posted impressive numbers each of the past two years despite battling injuries in both 2012 and 2013. As a senior, Wilbon helped Coach Dan O'Keefe's team to a 6-6 record and a trip to the Class 6A state playoffs. Wilbon rushed for better than 1,200 yards in six games before being sidelined by injury. Wilbon was limited to four games as a junior, but managed 863 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in his time on the field. Wilbon burst onto the scene and earned attention from recruiters in 2011 when he rushed for better than 1,600 yards as a sophomore. Rivals.com lists Wilbon among the top 175 overall prospects in the country and the No. 9 prospect in the state of Illinois. Both Rivals.com and 247 Sports also listed Wilbon among the top 20 running backs in the country in the 2014 class. Wilbon chose Nebraska over an impressive list of scholarship offers, including Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi State, Missouri, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. Wilbon is the son of Fredrick Meriweather and Kelly Wilbon, and he was born on Dec. 22, 1994.

DeAndre Wills

6-3, 250, DE, Lineville, Ala. (Central of Clay County HS)

DeAndre Wills is a talented prospect from Alabama who is part of an impressive group of defensive line signees in the Huskers' 2014 recruiting class. Wills was one of the final players to join the NU class, committing to NU just before Signing Day. The 6-3, 250-pound Wills was a standout for Coach Kris Herron at Central of Clay County High School in Lineville, Ala. Wills' play as a senior helped his team to a 10-4 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Alabama Class 4A state playoffs. Wills was a two-way standout, registering 37 tackles and nine sacks from his defensive end position, while also grabbing nine touchdown receptions as a tight end. Wills also had an impressive performance as a junior, helping his team to a 10-2 record and a berth in the state playoffs. Wills' play gained him attention from college recruiters, and he was named to the AlabamaVarsity.com all-state honorable-mention list before his senior season. Wills is regarded as one of the top 50 overall prospects in Alabama according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, and he is among the top 80 defensive end prospects in the nation. Wills also had offers from Clemson and Ole Miss. He was born on Oct. 21, 1994, and is the son of Angelia Simmions. His grandmother is Marie Simmions.

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Nebraska has secured commitments from 21 prospects who plan to join the walk-ons for the 2014 season.

Noah Appleget

6-2, 190, WR, Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X HS)

A Lincoln native, Noah Appleget joins the program as a walk-on after a stellar prep career at Pius X High School. Appleget excelled for Head Coach Tim Aylward on the gridiron, contributing in all three phases of the game. As a team captain his senior year, Appleget averaged 100 all-purpose yards for the Thunderbolts while also making plays on the defensive side of the ball. His performance on the field earned him a 2013 Class A All-State honorable mention selection and a spot on the Journal Star All-City team as a defensive athlete. In addition to football, Appleget was a key member of the Pius X state-qualifying basketball team his senior season.

Noah Arneson

6-3, 300, DL, Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Gross HS)

Noah Arneson was a standout on both lines for Coach Tim Johnk at Omaha Gross High School. The 6-3, 300-pound Arneson made 45 tackles as a senior, including four tackles for loss and four sacks. His play helped Gross reach the Class B state playoffs in 2013. Arneson was a key part of Gross' success in 2012, when the Cougars posted a 12-1 record and won the Class B state championship. Arneson earned first-team Class B all-state honors as an offensive lineman from both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald. Arneson also earned All-River City Conference and all-area honors. Arneson is the son of Dave and Cindy Arneson, and he was born on Nov. 11, 1995.

Alex Boryca

6-2, 220, LB, Cozad, Neb. (Cozad HS)

Alex Boryca joins Nebraska as a walk-on after a standout career at Cozad High School, where he starred at linebacker and also saw action at running back. Boryca's play as a senior helped Coach Brian Cargill's team to a perfect 13-0 record and the Class C-1 state title in 2013. Boryca racked up 115 tackles during his senior season, including 51 solo stops. He also had 11 tackles for loss, five sacks and forced a fumble. Boryca made seven tackles in the state title game victory over Ashland-Greenwood. He also saw action at running back as a senior rushing 28 times for 127 yards and seven touchdowns, including two TD runs in the state championship game. Boryca also caught four passes out of the backfield. Boryca helped the Haymakers to the state playoffs in both 2011 and 2012. For his play as a senior, Boryca was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He was also named the Kearney Hub's 2013 Hub Territory Defensive Player of the Year. Boryca is the son of Adam and Becky Boryca, and he was born on Oct. 11, 1995.

Thomas Connely

5-11, 190, LB, Kearney, Neb. (Kearney Catholic HS)

Thomas Connely joins the Husker program as a walk-on linebacker prospect after a standout career at Kearney Catholic High School. The 5-11, 190-pound Connely was a two-way standout for Coach Dave Colling, and helped his team to a 7-3 record and a trip to the second round of the Class C1 playoffs in 2013. Connely made 59 tackles and had a pair of interceptions on defense, while rushing for 1,052 yards and 13 touchdowns, and adding seven receptions to lead the Kearney Catholic offense. Connely earned first-team Class C-1 all-state honors on defense from both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald. Connely is a two-time Class C state wrestling champion. He won the title at 170 pounds as a junior and posted a 42-1 record on his way to the 182-pound title in 2014.

Cole Conrad

6-5, 280, OL, Fremont, Neb. (Archbishop Bergan HS)

Cole Conrad is one of several in-state line prospects in Nebraska's 2014 walk-on class. Conrad helped Archbishop Bergan High School to an 8-2 record in 2013, including a trip to the second round of the Class C-2 state playoffs. Conrad's dominant play on the offensive line for Coach Seth Mruz helped power an offense that averaged nearly 270 rushing yards per game. On defense, Conrad made 27 tackles, including three tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery. Conrad was also a key part of Bergan's success in 2012, when the Knights posted an 8-3 record and reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. For his play in 2013, Conrad earned first-team Class C-2 all-state honors as an offensive lineman from the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He was also the honorary defensive captain of the Fremont Tribune's all-area team. Conrad is the son of Jim and Christy Conrad and he was born on July 24, 1995.

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Ryan Freudenburg

6-5, 290, OL, Norfolk, Neb. (Lutheran-Northeast HS)

Ryan Freudenberg will join the Nebraska program as a walk-on after a standout prep career at Lutheran-Northeast High School. Freudenberg's play on the offensive and defensive lines helped Coach Darin Suckstorf's team reach the state playoffs every year during Freudenberg's high school career. As a senior, Freudenberg helped LutheranNortheast to a 9-2 record and trip to the quarterfinals of the Class C-2 playoffs. During his junior season, the team advanced to the state semifinals and posted an 11-2 record and advanced to the state semfinals. As a senior, Freudenberg was a first-team Class C-2 all-state pick as an offensive lineman by the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He is the son of Mark and Shelley Freudenberg, and he was born on Dec. 21, 1995.

Nolan Graham

5-11, 195, DB, Firth, Neb. (Norris HS)

Nolan Graham joins the Nebraska program as a walk-on and is expected to begin his Husker career in the defensive backfield. Graham excelled at safety for Coach Jim Jacobsen at Norris High School, helping the Titans to the state playoffs the past three seasons. As a senior, Graham made 141 total tackles, including four tackles for loss and a sack. He also had an interception that he returned for a touchdown, and his play helped Norris to a 6-4 record in 2013. Graham was also a key defender for Norris in 2012, when the school posted a 10-3 record and reached the finals of the Class B state playoffs. As a senior, Graham was an honorable-mention Class B all-state selection, and was a member of the Beatrice Daily Sun All-Sunland Team. Graham is a standout in the classroom and earned a UNL Regents Scholarship. He is the son of Jim and Ami Graham, and he was bron on March 24, 1996.

Blake Holtmeier

6-2, 190, WR, Kearney, Neb. (Kearney Catholic HS)

Blake Holtmeier was a versatile performer at Kearney Catholic High School throughout his prep career and is set to join the Huskers as a wide receiver prospect. The 6-2, 190-pound Holtmeier caught 28 passes for 543 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, averaging better than 19 yards per catch. He also had 75 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups from his secondary spot. On special teams, Holtmeier served as the punter and punt return man for Coach Dave Colling's team. Holtmeier's play helped Kearney Catholic to a 7-3 record in 2013, and a trip to the second round of the Class C-1 state playoffs. Holtmeier also helped the Stars to a 10-2 record in 2012, and to an 11-2 record and trip to the Class C-2 state championship game in 2011. Holtmeier was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick on offensive by the Omaha World-Herald and Huskerland Prep Report, while earning all-state honors on defense by the Associated Press and Lincoln Journal Star. Holtmeier was born on Dec. 8, 1995, and he is the son of Doug and Brigitte Holtmeier.

Cameron Jakub

5-11, 170, DB, Columbus, Neb. (Columbus HS)

Cameron Jakub was a two-way standout for Coach Craig Williams at Columbus High School, and joins the Nebraska program as a walk-on defensive back. Jakub played in the secondary and started at quarterback for the Discoverers. As a senior, Jakub showed his dual-threat ability and athleticism at quarterback. He rushed for 780 yards and 12 touchdowns, while passing for 717 yards and nine scores. He is the son of Jamie and Krista Jakub, and he was born on Jan. 9, 1995.

Matt Jarzynka

6-4, 220, DE, Loup City, Neb. (Loup City HS)

Matt Jarzynka is one of several talented in-state line prospects in the Huskers' 2014 walk-on class. Jarzynka played both offensive and defensive line at Loup City High School for Coach Nick Hodge, and he is expected to begin his Husker career as a defensive end. Jarzynka's play as a senior earned him Class D-1 honorable-mention all-state accolades from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He was also named to the All-Heartland Small School Super Squad first team as a defender. Jarzynka's play as a junior, helped Loup City to an 8-3 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. He is the son of Mike and Susan Jarzynka, and he was born on June 8, 1995.

Bo Kitrell

6-1, 210, FB/LB, Ashland, Neb. (Ashland-Greenwood HS)

Bo Kitrell joins the Nebraska program as a walk-on after a standout career on both sides of the ball at Ashland-Greenwood High School. Kitrell could play either fullback or linebacker for the Huskers. As a senior, Kitrell rushed 100 times for 578 yards and seven touchdowns, while catching six passes, including a touchdown. On defense, he recorded an impressive 206 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. He added two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles for Coach Ryan Thompson's team. Kitrell also handled punting duties for the Bluejays. Kitrell's play helped Ashland-Greenwood to an 11-2 record and a Class C-1 state runner-up

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Creighton Koley

6-0, 185, DB, Omaha, Neb. (Skutt Catholic HS)

Creighton Koley joins the Nebraska program as a walk-on defensive back after a standout prep career at Class B powerhouse Omaha Skutt Catholic. Koley was a standout on both sides of the ball for Coach Matt Turman before being sidelined by injury late in the season. Koley's play helped Skutt Catholic to a 12-1 record and a Class B state championship in 2013. Koley was the honorary captain of the Huskerland Class B allstate defense, and was a first-team Class B all-state defender by the Associated Press and the Omaha World-Herald. He was named to the Lincoln Journal Star's first-team Class B all-state offense as an athlete. Koley was also a standout for the Skyhawks during his junior season, when Skutt posted a 9-2 record and advanced to the second round of the Class B playoffs. Koley earned All-Omaha area honorable-mention recognition from the World-Herald as a junior. Koley is the son of Tom and Kathy Koley, and he was born on Sept. 11, 1995.

Joel Lopez

6-2, 275, DL, Burlington, Ill. (Burlington Central HS)

Defensive line prospect Joel Lopez joins the Huskers as walk-on after finishing his high school career in the fall of 2012. The 6-2, 275-pound Lopez starred at defensive tackle and tight end for Burlington (Ill.) Central High School and Coach Rick Crabel. During his senior season Lopez recorded 60 tackles on defense, including nine tackles for loss and two sacks. From his tight end position, Lopez made nine catches for 94 yards. Lopez was a first-team all-area and all-conference selection as a senior. Lopez attended Nebraska's summer camp all four years of his high school career.

Nate Meduna

6-5, 220, TE, Wahoo, Neb. (Bishop Neumann HS)

Nate Meduna was a versatile performer at Wahoo Bishop Neumann High School and will join the Nebraska program as a tight end prospect. The 6-5, 220-pound Meduna caught 19 passes for 471 yards as a senior, an average of nearly 25 yards per reception. He also caught six touchdown passes for Coach Tim Turman's team. On defense, Meduna racked up 62 tackles, including 22.5 tackles for loss and four sacks, and he forced two fumbles, while recovering three others. Meduna served as the punter for the Cavaliers, averaging better than 36 yards per boot. Meduna's play helped Bishop Neumann to a 7-4 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Class C-1 playoffs. Meduna was a first-team Class C-1 all-state defensive player by the Associated Press and the Lincoln Journal Star. The Fremont Tribune named him to its All-Area team as a punter. Meduna was also an academic all-state selection. He was born on Feb. 22, 1996, and is the son of Jeff and Kelly Meduna.

Trent Ortmeier

6-6, 270, OL, West Point, Neb. (Guardian Angels Catholic HS)

Trent Ortmeier is part of a strong group of in-state line prospects in Nebraska's 2014 walk-on class. The 6-6, 270-pound Ortmeier was a standout on both lines for Coach Dave Ridder at Guardian Angels Central Catholic in West Point. Ortmeier helped pave the way for a powerful offensive attack, while disrupting opposing offenses from his defensive line spot. Ortmeier's play as a senior helped the Bluejays to an 8-2 record and a trip to the second round of the Class D-1 state playoffs. Ortmeier helped Guardian Angels to a 7-2 record as a junior and was a part of teams that advanced to the state finals in both 2010 and 2011. As a senior, Ortmeier earned first-team Class D-1 all-state honors as an offensive lineman from both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. He is the son of Steve and Mary Ortmeier, and was born on March 22, 1996.

Dylan Owen

6-5, 240, DL, Westchester, N.Y. (Bridgton Academy/Somers HS)

Dylan Owen is one of two out-of-state prospects in Nebraska's 2014 walk-on class, joining the Huskers after spending the 2013 season at Bridgton Academy in Maine. Owen is originally from Westchester, N.Y., and graduated from Somers High School in Lincolndale, N.Y., in 2013. As a senior at Somers High, Owen made 61 tackles, including 45 solo stops, while adding three sacks and a pass breakup. His play helped Somers to a 10-1 record, before losing in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. As a senior at Somers, Owen earned New York Class A All-state first-team honors on defense, and he was also named to the MSG Varsity All-Section 1 first-team defensive unit. Owen is the son of Richard and Charlyse Owen, and he was born on Dec. 18, 1995. Owen is related to former Nebraska offensive lineman Jerry Minnick, who earned All-America honors in 1952.

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Brady Pelzer

5-11, 170, WR, Bellevue, Neb. (Bellevue East HS)

Brady Pelzer was a standout perfomer on both sides of the ball at Bellevue East High School, and joins the Huskers as a receiver prospect. As a senior, Pelzer caught 38 passes for 628 yards and caught nine touchdown passes. He also rushed for 315 yards on just 40 carries and scored five touchdowns on the ground. Pelzer also saw action in the secondary for Coach Jerry Lovell's team and had 16 tackles, while adding an interception and four pass breakups. His play helped the Chieftans advance to the Class A state playoffs for the first time in nine seasons. Pelzer was an honorable-mention Class A all-state selection as a senior, and earned all-district honors. Pelzer was an academic all-state honoree in 2012. He is the son of Steve Pelzer, and was born on May 11, 1996.

Garrett Poppen

6-1, 215, LB, Giltner, Neb. (Giltner HS)

Garrett Poppen joins the Nebraska program as a linebacker prospect after starring on both sides of the ball at Giltner High School. Poppen recorded more than 225 tackles in his career for Coach Jeff Ashby, including 124 tackles during his senior season. Poppen also rushed for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, and caught 23 passes, including two touchdowns. He also handled kickoff duties for the Hornets. His play as a senior helped Giltner to a 9-2 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Class D-2 state playoffs. Poppen was also a standout performer during his junior season in 2012, helping Giltner to a perfect 13-0 record and a state championship. Poppen totaled more than 1,600 rushing yards and had 24 rushing touchdowns, while also catching 61 passes with 13 touchdowns during his career. As a senior, Poppen was a second-team All-Nebraska defensive selection by the Omaha World-Herald, while earning first-team Class D-2 all-state honors from the World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Poppen earned all-district honors as both a sophomore and junior. He is the son of John and Kris Poppen, and was born on Oct. 9, 1995.

Bryan Reimers

6-5, 205, TE, Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln East HS)

Bryan Reimers is one of two players from Lincoln staying home to join the Huskers as members of the 2014 walk-on class. The 6-5, 205-pound Reimers lined up at wide receiver for Lincoln East and had 27 receptions for 596 yards as a senior, an average of 22.1 yards per catch. Reimers also hauled in 12 touchdown catches in 2013, helping the Spartans to an 8-2 record and a trip to the Class A state playoffs. Reimers was an All-Nebraska second-team pick by the Omaha World-Herald and a second-team Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star. Reimers also earned All-City honors from the Lincoln Journal Star. Reimers is the son of Bryce and Suzanne Reimers, and he was born on May 28, 1996.

Austin Rose

6-1, 220, RB, Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln North Star HS)

Austin Rose is one of two Lincoln products in the Huskers' 2014 walk-on class, joining the Nebraska program after a standout career at Lincoln North Star High School. The 6-1, 220-pound Rose was limited by injury during his senior season, but still earned honorable-mention all-state recognition from the AP, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Rose put up big numbers for Coach Mark Waller in 2012, rushing for 1,403 yards and 22 touchdowns, while averaging better than 6.5 yards per carry. Rose helped the Navigators to a 7-3 record and a trip to the Class A state playoffs. Rose was also a defensive standout in helping North Star to one of its finest seasons in school history. Rose earned second-team Super State honors and first-team Class A all-state honors for his play in 2012. He was also named to the All-Heartland Conference team and to the Journal Star's All-City team. Rose was born on Oct. 6, 1995, and is the son of Deb Rose. Rose is the nephew of former Nebraska safety Mike Minter.

Jack Van Almen

6-1, 215, LB, Rochester Hills, Mich. (Stoney Creek HS)

Jack Van Almen is one of two out-of-state products among Nebraska's 2014 class of walk-ons. The 6-1, 215-pound Van Almen joins the Huskers as a linebacker prospect after an outstanding prep career at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills, Mich. Van Almen was a team captain and finished his senior season with 87 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, helping his team to a 6-4 record and a trip to the state playoffs. Van Almen earned Division 1, first-team all-state honors for his play and was a Detroit Free Press first-team All-Metro North selection. He was an all-league pick both as a junior and senior. Van Almen is the son of Rick and Alex Van Almen and he was born on March 27, 1996.

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Opponent

Result Score

Sat., Aug. 31 Wyoming W Sat., Sept. 7 Southern Miss W Sat., Sept. 14 No. 16 UCLA L Sat., Sept. 21 South Dakota State W Sat., Oct. 5 Illinois * W Sat., Oct. 12 at Purdue * W at Minnesota * L Sat., Oct. 26 Sat., Nov. 2 Northwestern * W Sat., Nov. 9 at Michigan * W Sat., Nov. 16 No. 14 Michigan State * L Sat., Nov. 23 at Penn State * W Fri., Nov. 29 Iowa * L Wed. Jan. 1 vs. No. 23 Georgia W

37-34 56-13 21-41 59-20 39-19 44-7 23-34 27-24 17-13 28-41 23-20 (OT) 17-38 24-19

Record Conference Time Attend

1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 6-2 7-2 7-3 8-3 8-4 9-4

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 5-3 5-3

3:33 3:12 3:21 3:11 3:24 3:28 3:28 3:39 3:04 3:36 3:28 3:24 3:23

91,185 90,466 91,471 90,614 90,458 47,203 49,995 91,140 112,204 90,872 98,517 91,260 60,712

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Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS

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SCORING 415 323 Points Per Game 31.9 24.8 FIRST DOWNS 289 261 Rushing 144 108 Passing 128 130 Penalty 17 23 RUSHING YARDAGE 2,804 2,030 Yards gained rushing 3,114 2,452 Yards lost rushing 310 422 Rushing Attempts 584 538 Average Per Rush 4.8 3.8 Average Per Game 215.7 156.2 TDs Rushing 24 21 PASSING YARDAGE 2,557 2,790 Comp-Att-Int 218-378-13 210-388-14 Average Per Pass 6.8 7.2 Average Per Catch 11.7 13.3 Average Per Game 196.7 214.6 TDs Passing 25 17 TOTAL OFFENSE 5,361 4,820 Total Plays 962 926 Average Per Play 5.6 5.2 Average Per Game 412.4 370.8 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 41-934 28-566 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 23-70 15-121 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 14-257 13-102 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 22.8 20.2 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 3.0 8.1 INT RETURN AVERAGE 18.4 7.8 FUMBLES-LOST 32-16 18-4 PENALTIES-Yards 76-665 59-511 Average Per Game 51.2 39.3 PUNTS-Yards 71-2,954 79-3,166 Average Per Punt 41.6 40.1 Net punt average 37.9 38.4 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:20 30:40 3RD-DOWN Conversions 73/186 58/188 3rd-Down Pct 39% 31% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 10/15 8/21 4th-Down Pct 67% 38% SACKS BY-Yards 39-270 17-140 MISC YARDS 0 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 54 38 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 13-14 19-25 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-2 RED-ZONE SCORES (44-50) 88% (39-44) 89% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (34-50) 68% (26-44) 59% PAT-ATTEMPTS (50-53) 94% (36-37) 97% ATTENDANCE 727,466 307,919 Games/Avg Per Game 8/90,933 4/76,980 Neutral Site Games 1/60,712

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RUSHING GP/GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G Abdullah, Ameer 13/13 281 1,722 32 1,690 6.0 9 62 130.0 Cross, Imani 13/0 85 458 11 447 5.3 10 51 34.4 Newby, Terrell 13/0 54 302 4 298 5.5 2 23 22.9 Armstrong Jr., Tommy 9/8 67 277 75 202 3.0 2 24 22.4 Martinez, Taylor 4/4 40 195 78 117 2.9 0 35 29.2 Frazier, King 12/0 12 53 9 44 3.7 1 11 3.7 Nabity, Graham 2/0 5 24 0 24 4.8 0 6 12.0 Westerkamp, Jordan 13/1 2 10 0 10 5.0 0 7 0.8 Fyfe, Ryker 1/0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 3.0 Nickens, Brodrick 6/0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0 2 0.3 Turner, Jamal 8/0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 Bell, Kenny 13/12 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 Enunwa, Quincy 13-13 3 5 6 -1 -0.3 0 4 -0.1 Foltz, Sam 13/0 1 0 8 -8 -8.0 0 0 -0.6 Kellogg III, Ron 10/1 23 60 71 -11 -0.5 0 12 -1.1 TEAM 13/0 7 0 16 -16 -2.3 0 0 -1.5 Total 13 584 3,114 310 2,804 4.8 24 62 215.7 Opponents 13 538 2,452 422 2,030 3.8 21 47 156.2

PASSING G/s Effic Cmp-Att-Int Kellogg III, Ron 10/1 127.61 80-134-3 Armstrong Jr., Tommy 9/8 124.31 68-131-8 Martinez, Taylor 4/4 140.03 69-110-2 Fyfe, Ryker 1/0 142.00 1-1-0 Abdullah, Ameer 13/13 0.00 0-1-0 TEAM 13/0 0.00 0-1-0 Total 13 129.44 218-378-13 Opponents 13 121.77 210-388-14 RECEIVING Bell, Kenny Enunwa, Quincy Abdullah, Ameer Westerkamp, Jordan Turner, Jamal Burtch, Sam Carter, Cethan Long, Jake Moore, Alonzo Cross, Imani Reilly, Brandon Allen, Taariq Cotton, Sam Newby, Terrell Wullenwaber, Tyler Foster, Trey Zimmerer, C.J. Total Opponents

G/GS No. 13/12 52 13/13 51 13/13 26 13/1 20 8/0 13 13/2 12 13/6 10 10/9 8 10/2 6 13/0 4 10/0 3 10/0 3 10/0 3 13/0 3 4/0 2 6/0 1 13/6 1 13 218 13 210

Pct 59.7 51.9 62.7 100.0 0.0 0.0 57.7 54.1

Yds 919 966 667 5 0 0 2,557 2,790

Lng 49 99 42 5 0 0 99 55

Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 577 11.1 4 42 44.4 753 14.8 12 99 57.9 232 8.9 2 40 17.8 283 14.1 1 49 21.8 102 7.8 1 17 12.8 147 12.2 3 32 11.3 127 12.7 0 26 9.8 121 15.1 0 26 12.1 75 12.5 0 19 7.5 13 3.2 0 14 1.0 24 8.0 0 10 2.4 22 7.3 0 8 2.2 22 7.3 1 17 2.2 1 0.3 0 9 0.1 47 23.5 1 24 11.8 9 9.0 0 9 1.5 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 2,557 11.7 25 99 196.7 2,790 13.3 17 55 214.6

PUNT RETURNS Westerkamp, Jordan Turner, Jamal Reilly, Brandon Newby, Terrell Janovich, Andy Total Opponents

No. 19 2 1 1 0 23 15

Yds Avg TD Long 51 2.7 0 19 6 3.0 0 3 2 2.0 0 0 10 10.0 0 10 1 0.0 0 1 70 3.0 0 19 121 8.1 0 26

INTERCEPTIONS Evans, Ciante Jean-Baptiste, Stanley Alexander, Leroy Moss, Avery Gregory, Randy Cooper, Corey Mitchell, Josh Ankrah, Jason Total Opponents

No. 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 14 13

Yds Avg TD Long 27 6.8 1 22 134 33.5 1 43 12 12.0 0 12 25 25.0 1 25 33 33.0 1 33 16 16.0 0 16 4 4.0 0 4 6 6.0 0 6 257 18.4 4 43 102 7.8 0 33

KICK RETURNS Bell, Kenny Moore, Alonzo Newby, Terrell Abdullah, Ameer Zimmerer, C.J. Enunwa, Quincy Westerkamp, Jordan Janovich, Andy Total Opponents

No. 23 5 4 4 2 1 1 1 41 28

Yds Avg TD Long 609 26.5 1 99 116 23.2 0 28 77 19.2 0 24 77 19.2 0 24 15 7.5 0 10 17 17.0 0 17 15 15.0 0 15 8 8.0 0 8 934 22.8 1 99 566 20.2 0 48

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TD 6 9 10 0 0 0 25 17

Avg/G 91.9 107.3 166.8 5.0 0.0 0.0 196.7 214.6

FUMBLE RETURNS Alexander, LeRoy Gregory, Randy Total Opponents

No. 1 1 2 0

Yds Avg TD Long 0 0.0 0 0 5 5.0 0 5 5 2.5 0 5 0 0.0 0 0

01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct Smith, Pat 12-13 92.3 1-1 3-3 4-4 4-5 0-0 46 0 Bondi, Mauro 1-1 100.0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 22 0 FG SEQUENCE Nebraska OPPONENTS Wyoming (24) 50 Southern Miss - (32), (45) UCLA - (44), 46, 55, (24) South Dakota State (22) (48), 32, (29) Illinois (27), (32) (38) Purdue - Minnesota (45), (42), (37) (26), (45) Northwestern 48 (21) Michigan (21) (27), 52, (40) Michigan State - (45), (25) Penn State (39), (19), (42) 37 Iowa (33) (31) Georgia (46) (38), (28), (38), (30) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made. PUNTING Foltz, Sam Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd 71 2,954 41.6 64 7 16 22 0 71 2,954 41.6 64 7 16 22 0 79 3,166 40.1 69 3 25 32 1

KICKOFFS Bondi, Mauro Smith, Pat Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TB OB Retn Net YdLn 77 4,866 63.2 48 1 1 36 36.0 0 0 78 4,902 62.8 48 1 20.2 43.3 21 68 4,120 60.6 24 0 22.8 39.8 25

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL |--------------- PATs ---------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass Smith, Pat 0 12-13 43-45 0-0 0 0-0 Enunwa, Quincy 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Abdullah, Ameer 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Cross, Imani 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Bell, Kenny 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Burtch, Sam 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Armstrong Jr., Tommy 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Newby, Terrell 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Bondi, Mauro 0 1-1 7-8 0-0 0 0-0 Cotton, Sam 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Turner, Jamal 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Wullenwaber, Tyler 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Gregory, Randy 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Frazier, King 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Moss, Avery 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Evans, Ciante 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Westerkamp, Jordan 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 TEAM 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Total 54 13-14 50-53 0-0 0 0-0 Opponents 38 19-25 36-37 0-0 0 0-1 TOTAL OFFENSE Abdullah, Ameer Armstrong Jr., Tommy Kellogg III, Ron Martinez, Taylor Cross, Imani Newby, Terrell Frazier, King Nabity, Graham Westerkamp, Jordan Fyfe, Ryker Turner, Jamal Nickens, Brodrick Bell, Kenny Enunwa, Quincy Foltz, Sam TEAM Total Opponents

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G Plays 13 282 9 198 10 157 4 150 13 85 13 54 12 12 2 5 13 2 1 2 8 1 6 1 13 1 13 3 13 1 13 8 13 962 13 926

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Rush Pass Total Avg/G 1,690 0 1,690 130.0 202 966 1,168 129.8 -11 919 908 90.8 117 667 784 196.0 447 0 447 34.4 298 0 298 22.9 44 0 44 3.7 24 0 24 12.0 10 0 10 0.8 3 5 8 8.0 2 0 2 0.2 2 0 2 0.3 1 0 1 0.1 -1 0 -1 -0.1 -8 0 -8 -0.6 -16 0 -16 -1.5 2,804 2,557 5,361 412.4 2,030 2,790 4,820 370.8

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

pts 79 72 66 60 30 18 12 12 10 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 415 323

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G Abdullah, Ameer 13 1,690 232 0 77 0 1,999 153.8 Bell, Kenny 13 1 577 0 609 0 1,187 91.3 Enunwa, Quincy 13 -1 753 0 17 0 769 59.2 Cross, Imani 13 447 13 0 0 0 460 35.4 Newby, Terrell 13 298 1 10 77 0 386 29.7 Westerkamp, Jordan 13 10 283 51 15 0 359 27.6 Armstrong Jr., Tommy 9 202 0 0 0 0 202 22.4 Moore, Alonzo 10 0 75 0 116 0 191 19.1 Burtch, Sam 13 0 147 0 0 0 147 11.3 Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 13 0 0 0 0 134 134 10.3 Carter, Cethan 13 0 127 0 0 0 127 9.8 Long, Jake 10 0 121 0 0 0 121 12.1 Martinez, Taylor 4 117 0 0 0 0 117 29.2 Turner, Jamal 8 2 102 6 0 0 110 13.8 Wullenwaber, Tyler 4 0 47 0 0 0 47 11.8 Frazier, King 12 44 0 0 0 0 44 3.7 Gregory, Randy 13 0 0 0 0 33 33 2.5 Evans, Ciante 13 0 0 0 0 27 27 2.1 Reilly, Brandon 10 0 24 2 0 0 26 2.6 Moss, Avery 12 0 0 0 0 25 25 2.1 Nabity, Graham 2 24 0 0 0 0 24 12.0 Allen, Taariq 10 0 22 0 0 0 22 2.2 Cotton, Sam 10 0 22 0 0 0 22 2.2 Zimmerer, C.J. 13 0 2 0 15 0 17 1.3 Cooper, Corey 13 0 0 0 0 16 16 1.2 Alexander, LeRoy 13 0 0 0 0 12 12 0.9 Janovich, Andy 13 0 0 1 8 0 9 0.7 6 0 9 0 0 0 9 1.5 Foster, Trey Ankrah, Jason 13 0 0 0 0 6 6 0.5 Mitchell, Josh 13 0 0 0 0 4 4 0.3 Fyfe, Ryker 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 3.0 Nickens, Brodrick 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.3 Foltz, Sam 13 -8 0 0 0 0 -8 -0.6 Kellogg III, Ron 10 -11 0 0 0 0 -11 -1.1 TEAM 13 -16 0 0 0 0 -16 -1.5 Total 13 2,804 2,557 70 934 257 6,622 509.4 13 2,030 2,790 121 566 102 5,609 431.5 Opponents

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Defensive Statistics LEADERS

Cooper, Corey Santos, David Gregory, Randy Rose, Michael Anderson, Zaire Evans, Ciante Green, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Stanley Ankrah, Jason Moss, Avery Alexander, LeRoy Jackson, Harvey Gerry, Nathan Randle, Thad Mitchell, Josh Banderas, Josh Curry, Aaron Valentine, Vincent McMullen, Greg Afalava, Jared Collins, Maliek Seisay, Mohammed Jackson, Charles Starkebaum, Colby Richards, Wil Maurice, Kevin Williams, Austin Bell, Kenny Enunwa, Quincy Long, Spencer Davie, Daniel Qvale, Brent Burtch, Sam Bondi, Mauro Sirles, Jeremiah Miller, Gabe Cotton, Jake Foltz, Sam Price, Givens Reilly, Brandon Rose, Jonathan TEAM Total Opponents Special Teams Tackles Gerry, Nathan Jackson, Charles Starkebaum, Colby Alexander, LeRoy Richards, Wil Jackson, Harvey Green, Andrew Bell, Kenny Banderas, Josh Williams, Austin Enunwa, Quincy Anderson, Zaire Miller, Gabe Davie, Daniel Burtch, Sam Price, Givens Curry, Aaron Seisay, Mohammed Foltz, Sam Bondi, Mauro

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Blkd Kick Saf

13-13 52 39 91 5-19 2.0-16 1-16 1 1 . 1 . . 13-10 48 39 87 7-16 2.0-9 . 2 2 . . . . 13-10 40 26 66 19-101 10.5-69 1-33 1 18 1-5 1 . . 12-7 39 27 66 6-8 . . 1 2 . . . . 12-5 28 21 52 6-25 3.0-22 . 1 2 . . . . 13-13 31 14 45 11-49 3.0-28 4-27 6 1 . 1 . . 13-10 31 10 41 2-3 . . 3 . . . . . 13-13 27 14 41 4-11 1.0-3 4-134 12 . . . . . 13-13 20 16 36 9-48 4.0-35 1-6 3 4 . 2 . . 12-3 19 17 36 8-28 4.5-24 1-25 1 6 . . . . 13-1 28 6 34 1-2 . 1-12 1 . 1-0 . . . 10-3 20 13 33 1-3 . . . . . . . . 13-3 18 14 32 2-3 . . . 1 . . . . 11-11 15 16 31 3-14 1.0-11 . . 1 . . . . 13-6 23 8 31 4-7 . 1-4 6 2 1-0 . . . 13-4 12 16 28 3-9 2.0-8 . 1 1 . . . . 13-8 11 15 26 3-18 2.0-16 . . 3 . . . . 13-6 12 9 21 5-14 1.0-8 . . . . . . . 11-0 9 7 16 4-15 1.0-10 . . 3 . 1 . . 4-2 7 5 12 2-5 1.0-1 . . . . . . . 12-1 6 6 12 2-10 1.0-10 . . . . 1 . . 12-1 8 1 9 1-3 . . 1 1 . . . . 13-0 3 4 7 . . . . . . 1 . . 13-0 3 3 6 . . . . . . . . . 7-0 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . 6-0 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 10-0 2 . 2 . . . . . . 2 . . 13-12 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 13-13 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 6-6 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 10-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 13-5 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 13-2 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 13-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 13-13 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 13-0 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 11-11 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 13-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 8-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 10-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . 10-0 . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . 13-0 . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 528 356 884 108-411 39-270 14-257 40 48 4-5 10 1 1 13 537 436 973 78-297 17-140 13-102 31 19 16-0 24 . 1 S-A/Tot WyO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA uga 2-5/7 0-1/1 - - 0-1/1 - - 0-1/1 - 1-0/1 - 0-1/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 4-2/6 0-3/3 - - 1-0/1 - - 0-1/1 - 1-0/1 - - - 3-2/5 0-1/1 - - - 1-0/1 2-0/2 - - - 0-1/1 - - 5-0/5 - - - 1-0/1 - - - 1-0/1 - 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 3-2/5 0-1/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 - 1-0/1 1-0/1 - - - - - - 2-2/4 - 1-0/1 - 0-1/1 1-1/2 - - - - - - - 1-1/2 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-1/2 1-1/2 1-0/1 0-1/1 - - - - - - - - - - 0-2/2 - - - - - - 0-1/1 - - - 0-1/1 - 2-0/2 - - - - - - - - - - 1-0/1 - 1-0/1 0-1/1 - - - - - - 0-1/1 - - - - - 0-1/1 - - - - - - - - - 0-1/1 - - 0-1/1 - - - - - - 0-1/1 - - - - - 1-0/1 - - - - - 1-0/1 - - - - - - 0-1/1 - - - - 0-1/1 - - - - - - - 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - - - 1-0/1 - 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - - 1-0/1 - - 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - 1-0/1 - - - 1-0/1 - - 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - - 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0/1

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RUSHING No-Yds/TD WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA UGA Abdullah, Ameer RB 281-1,690/9 19-144/0 17-114/2 23-98/0 15-139/1 20-225/2 20-126/1 19-165/0 24-127/0 27-105/1 22-123/0 25-147/0 23-85/1 27-122/1 Cross, Imani RB 85-447/10 13-105/2 4-14/1 3-19/0 10-60/2 15-76/1 16-56/2 2-4/1 5-15/0 2-8/0 3-50/1 8-31/0 3-7/0 1-2/0 Newby, Terrell RB 54-298/2 15-76/0 8-60/0 5-22/0 8-52/2 4-19/0 10-61/0 - 1-3/0 1-3/0 1-3/0 - 1-5/0 Armstrong Jr., Tommy QB 67-202/2 DNP 4-23/0 DNP 5-38/0 9-18/0 4-5/1 DNP 17-69/1 12-13/0 5-9/0 1-1/0 DNP 10-26/0 Martinez, Taylor QB 40-117/0 16-80/0 6-34/0 10-13/0 DNP DNP DNP 8-16/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Frazier, King RB 12-44/1 - 4-21/0 - 5-14/0 - 3-9/1 - DNP - - - - Nabity, Graham RB 5-24/0 DNP 2-10/0 DNP 3-14/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Westerkamp, Jordan WR 2-10/0 - - - 1-7/0 - - - - - - - - 1-3/0 Fyfe, Ryker QB 1-3/0 DNP DNP DNP 1-3/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Turner, Jamal 1-2/0 - - - - - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-2/0 Nickens, Brodrick DL 1-2/0 - - 1-2/0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - DNP Bell, Kenny WR 1-1/0 - - - 1-1/0 - - - - - - - - Enunwa, Quincy WR 6--1/0 - - - - - - 1-4/0 - - - - 1-1/0 1--6/0 Foltz, Sam P 1--8/0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-8/0 Kellogg III, Ron QB 23--11/0 DNP 1-9/0 DNP 2-7/0 1--1/0 2--4/0 DNP 2--16/0 1-5/0 - 6--10/0 8--1/0 TEAM 7--16/0 - - - - 1--2/0 1--2/0 – 1--3/0 – 1--3/0 1--1/0 - 2--5/0 Receiving No-Yds/TD WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA uga Bell, Kenny WR 52-577/4 7-57/0 3-45/1 6-68/1 2-20/0 4-65/1 2-29/0 3-45/0 2-12/0 3-44/0 7-81/1 5-33/0 7-67/0 1-11/0 Enunwa, Quincy WR 51-753/12 3-27/2 5-58/1 3-39/2 6-78/0 4-80/1 4-72/1 3-46/0 6-67/1 7-69/0 - 3-42/1 3-46/1 4-129/2 Abdullah, Ameer RB 26-232/2 1-3/0 4-16/0 3-50/0 3-46/0 1-15/0 2-7/0 3-6/0 3-31/0 1-5/1 1-12/1 2-18/0 2-23/0 Westerkamp, Jordan WR 20-283/1 - 2-15/0 1-4/0 1-11/0 - 3-53/0 3-7/0 4-104/1 1-27/0 - 5-62/0 - Turner, Jamal WR 13-102/1 4-43/1 1-9/0 5-23/0 1-8/0 - - 2-19/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Burtch, Sam WR 12-147/3 - 1-26/1 - 1-16/1 - - - 3-20/0 - 5-86/1 2--1/0 - Carter, Cethan TE 10-127/0 - 1-12/0 - 2-43/0 - 2-15/0 - - - 1-9/0 1-4/0 2-21/0 1-23/0 Long, Jake TE 8-121/0 1-26/0 1-18/0 1-8/0 1-17/0 1-9/0 DNP DNP DNP - - 1-15/0 2-28/0 Moore, Alonzo WR 6-75/0 - - DNP 1-19/0 - - 1-13/0 4-43/0 - - DNP DNP Cross, Imani RB 4-13/0 1--1/0 - - - - - - - - - - 3-14/0 Reilly, Brandon WR 3-24/0 DNP - DNP 1-5/0 - - DNP - - - 2-19/0 - Allen, Taariq WR 3-22/0 DNP - DNP DNP - - - - - 3-22/0 - - Cotton, Sam TE 3-22/1 DNP DNP - - 1-17/0 1-2/0 1-3/1 - - - - DNP Newby, Terrell RB 3-1/0 - 1--5/0 1-9/0 - - 1--3/0 - - - - - - Wullenwaber, Tyler WR 2-47/1 - - - 2-47/1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Foster, Trey TE 1-9/0 - - DNP - - 1-9/0 DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP Zimmerer, C.J. FB 1-2/0 - - 1-2/0 - - - - - - - - - PASSING Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic Kellogg III, Ron Comp Att Int Pct Southern Miss 4 5 0 80.0 24 0 12 0 0 120.32 South Dakota State 8 9 0 88.9 136 1 26 0 0 252.49 Illinois 3 6 0 50.0 51 0 31 0 0 121.4 Purdue 10 13 0 76.9 141 1 35 1 9 193.42 Northwestern 7 13 1 53.8 104 1 49 2 16 131.05 Michigan 1 4 0 25.0 6 0 6 0 0 37.60 Michigan State 8 11 0 72.7 67 1 15 0 0 153.89 Penn State 20 34 0 58.8 191 1 27 2 22 115.72 Iowa 19 37 2 51.4 199 1 25 2 18 94.64 Georgia 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 TOTALS 80 134 3 59.7 919 6 49 7 65 127.61 Armstrong Jr., Tommy Comp Att Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic South Dakota State 12 15 0 80.0 169 1 33 0 0 196.64 Illinois 8 13 0 61.5 135 2 37 0 0 199.54 Purdue 6 18 3 33.3 43 0 21 0 0 20.07 Northwestern 15 29 3 51.7 173 1 25 2 12 92.52 Michigan 11 19 0 57.9 139 1 27 1 13 136.72 Michigan State 9 21 1 42.9 143 2 38 0 0 121.96 Penn State 1 2 0 50.0 1 0 1 0 0 54.20 Georgia 6 14 1 42.9 163 2 99 1 8 173.51 TOTALS 68 131 8 51.9 966 9 99 4 33 124.31 Martinez, Taylor Comp Att Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Wyoming 17 22 1 77.3 155 3 26 0 Southern Miss 15 23 0 65.2 170 3 26 0 UCLA 21 35 0 60.0 203 3 40 2 Minnesota 16 30 1 53.3 139 1 42 4 TOTALS 69 110 2 62.7 667 10 42 6

Yds Effic 0 172.36 0 170.35 15 137.01 27 96.59 42 140.03

Fyfe, Ryker Comp Att Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic South Dakota State 1 1 0 100.0 5 0 5 0 0 142.00 TOTALS 1 1 0 100.0 5 0 5 0 0 142.00 Abdullah, Ameer Comp Att Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic Illinois 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 TOTALS 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 PUNT RETURNS No-Yds/TD WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA uga 2-4 2-3 2-5 Westerkamp, Jordan 19-51 - - - 1-9 1-0 4-12 3-17 2-0 2-15 Turner, Jamal 2-6 - 2-6 - - - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Newby, Terrell 1-10 - - - - - - - - 1-10 - - - Reilly, Brandon 1-2 DNP - DNP - - - DNP - - - 1-2 - KICK RETURNS No-Yds/TD WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA uga Bell, Kenny 23-609/1 2-72 2-89 2-21 2-63 1-26 - 2-39 - 1-15 4-78 1-99/1 2-35 4-72 Moore, Alonzo 5-116 - - DNP - - - 3-71 2-45 - - DNP DNP Newby, Terrell 4-77 - - 1-14 - - - 1-23 - - - 1-16 1-24 Abdullah, Ameer 4-77 - - - - - - - 2-39 - - 1-20 - 1-18 Zimmerer, C.J. 2-15 1-10 - - 1-5 - - - - - - - - Enunwa, Quincy 1-17 - - - - - - - 1-17 - - - - Westerkamp, Jordan 1-15 - - - - - 1-15 - - - - - - Janovich, Andy 1-8 - - - - - - - - - - 1-8 - -

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TOTAL TACKLES Cooper, Corey Santos, David Rose, Michael Gregory, Randy Anderson, Zaire Evans, Ciante Green, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Stanley Moss, Avery Ankrah, Jason Alexander, LeRoy Jackson, Harvey Gerry, Nathan Randle, Thad Mitchell, Josh Banderas, Josh Curry, Aaron Valentine, Vincent McMullen, Greg Afalava, Jared Collins, Maliek Seisay, Mohammed Jackson, Charles Starkebaum, Colby Richards, Wil Maurice, Kevin Bell, Kenny Williams, Austin Enunwa, Quincy Price, Givens Miller, Gabe Bondi, Mauro Qvale, Brent Sirles, Jeremiah Burtch, Sam Cotton, Jake Long, Spencer Foltz, Sam Reilly, Brandon Davie, Daniel

UA-A TOT WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL pUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU Iowa UGA 52-39 91 1-3 2-2 2-10 7-3 2-8 1-1 4-2 5-2 5-0 5-3 4-2 4-3 10-0 48-39 87 6-6 1-3 - 2-4 5-4 4-1 7-6 2-4 4-1 5-3 5-4 2-2 5-1 39-27 66 DNP - 2-0 - 5-6 - 1-1 2-0 4-4 5-2 6-2 8-9 6-3 40-26 66 1-1 1-1 5-3 1-4 5-3 2-0 3-1 3-1 4-1 3-5 5-3 4-1 3-2 28-24 52 - 2-1 1-2 6-4 DNP 1-0 6-5 - 5-1 3-5 - 1-5 3-1 31-14 45 2-1 0-1 3-2 1-0 4-0 1-0 3-1 4-4 3-1 6-2 2-1 2-0 0-1 31-10 41 2-1 - 2-0 1-1 4-0 4-0 1-0 5-0 4-1 1-1 0-1 3-3 4-2 27-14 41 2-2 2-1 0-1 4-2 2-2 1-0 1-1 3-2 3-1 2-0 2-1 - 5-1 19-17 36 1-2 - 3-5 1-2 1-1 1-2 3-1 2-2 2-0 0-1 5-0 0-1 DNP 20-16 36 1-1 2-1 0-2 0-1 1-1 1-0 2-1 3-0 1-1 3-1 1-3 2-2 3-2 28-6 34 - - - 2-1 2-1 1-0 0-0 5-0 3-0 3-2 4-1 3-1 5-0 20-13 33 2-2 4-3 4-1 4-3 2-1 3-1 1-2 - - - DNP DNP DNP 18-14 32 3-2 2-1 3-4 1-2 1-1 4-0 2-2 - 1-0 - 0-1 0-1 1-0 15-16 31 1-2 1-0 0-3 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-1 2-0 1-1 DNP DNP 4-4 23-8 31 3-2 2-3 3-1 2-1 - 1-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 2-0 2-1 - 2-0 12-16 28 0-2 3-0 4-7 2-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-2 - - 0-1 0-2 11-15 26 0-2 0-2 - 1-0 0-1 2-0 2-2 - 0-1 2-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 12-9 21 1-3 1-0 0-2 0-1 0-1 1-0 - 1-0 1-0 - 2-1 4-1 1-0 9-7 16 1-1 3-1 0-2 0-1 1-0 1-0 - DNP 2-0 0-2 1-0 DNP 7-5 12 DNP DNP DNP - 5-3 - 2-2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 6-6 12 - 2-1 0-1 - - - - - DNP 0-2 2-1 1-1 1-0 8-1 9 3-0 3-0 DNP - 1-1 - - - 1-0 - - - 3-4 7 0-3 - - 2-0 - - 0-1 - 1-0 - - - 3-3 6 0-1 0-1 - - 1-0 2-0 - - - 0-1 - - 3-2 5 0-1 0-1 1-0 - 1-0 1-0 DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-2 3 1-0 - - 0-1 0-1 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-1 2 1-0 0-1 - - - - - - - - - - 2-0 2 DNP - - - DNP DNP - - - - 1-0 - 1-0 2-0 2 - - - - - - 1-0 1-0 - - - - 1-0 1 DNP - DNP - - - DNP DNP DNP - 1-0 - 0-1 1 - - - - - - 0-1 - - - - - 1-0 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 1-0 1 - - - - - - - - - 1-0 - - 1-0 1 - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - 0-1 1 - - - - 0-1 - - - - - - - 1-0 1 - - - - - - 1-0 - DNP DNP - - 1-0 1 1-0 - - - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 1 - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - 1-0 1 DNP - DNP - - - DNP - - - - 1-0 1-0 1 - - - - - 1-0 - - - - DNP DNP DNP

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TACKLES FOR LOSS Tot WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU Iowa uga Gregory, Randy 19 - 1-1 2-12 2-7 1-2 2-28 1-1 1-2 4-24 1-9 1-2 1-3 2-10 Evans, Ciante 11 - - - - 2-14 - - 5-23 2-3 2-9 - - Ankrah, Jason 9 - 1-3 - - 2-5 - - 1-10 1-3 1-5 - 1-1 2-21 Moss, Avery 8 - - 3-6 1-6 2-3 - - 1-10 1-3 - - - DNP Santos, David 7 - - - 1-8 - - - 1-0 2-3 2-4 1-1 - Rose, Michael 6 DNP - 1-2 - 1-1 - - - - - - 4-5 Anderson, Zaire 6 - 2-2 - 1-7 DNP - - - 2-15 1-1 - - Valentine, Vincent 5 - - 1-1 - 1-1 - - - - - 1-1 2-11 Cooper, Corey 5 - - 1-1 1-7 - - - 1-9 1-2 1-0 - - Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 4 - 1-3 - - 1-1 - - - - - - - 2-7 McMullen, Greg 4 - 2-4 - - - 1-10 - DNP - 1-1 - DNP Mitchell, Josh 4 - 3-5 - - - - 1-2 - - - - - Curry, Aaron 3 - - - 1-11 - 1-5 1-2 - - - - - Randle, Thad 3 - - - - - - 1-2 - 2-12 - DNP DNP Banderas, Josh 3 - - 2-2 - - 1-7 - - - - - - Gerry, Nathan 2 - - 1-1 - - - 1-2 - - - - - Afalava, Jared 2 DNP DNP DNP - 2-5 - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Green, Andrew 2 - - - - - - - - 1-2 - - 1-1 Collins, Maliek 2 - 1-10 1-0 - - - - - DNP - - - Jackson, Harvey 1 - 1-3 - - - - - - - - DNP DNP DNP Alexander, LeRoy 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-2 - Seisay, Mohammed 1 1-3 - DNP - - - - - - - - - SACKS Tot WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU Iowa Uga Gregory, Randy 10.5 - - - 0.5-5 - 2.0-28 1.0-1 1.0-2 3.0-14 1.0-9 - 1.0-3 1.0-7 Moss, Avery 4.5 - - 2.0-5 0.5-6 - - - 1.0-10 1.0-3 - - - DNP Ankrah, Jason 4.0 - - - - 1.0-4 - - 1.0-10 - - - - 2.0-21 Anderson, Zaire 3.0 - - - 1.0-7 DNP - - - 2.0-15 - - - Evans, Ciante 3.0 - - - - 1.0-11 - - 1.0-9 - 1.0-8 - - Cooper, Corey 2.0 - - - 1.0-7 - - - 1.0-9 - - - - Banderas, Josh 2.0 - - 1.0-1 - - 1.0-7 - - - - - - Curry, Aaron 2.0 - - - 1.0-11 - 1.0-5 - - - - - - Santos, David 2.0 - - - 1.0-8 - - - - - - 1.0-1 - Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-3 Collins, Maliek 1.0 - 1.0-10 - - - - - - DNP - - - Valentine, Vincent 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-8 Randle, Thad 1.0 - - - - - - - - 1.0-11 - DNP DNP Afalava, Jared 1.0 DNP DNP DNP - 1.0-1 - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP McMullen, Greg 1.0 - - - - - 1.0-10 - DNP - - - DNP INT RETURNS No-Yds WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA uga Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 4-134 1-42 1-43 1-34 1-15 - - - - - - - - Evans, Ciante 4-27 1-0 2-27 - - - - - - - - 1-0 - Gregory, Randy 1-33 - - - 1-33 - - - - - - - - Ankrah, Jason 1-6 - - - - 1-6 - - - - - - - Moss, Avery 1-25 - - - - - - - 1-25 - - - - DNP Alexander, LeRoy 1-12 - - - - - 1-12 - - - - - - Cooper, Corey 1-16 - 1-16 - - - - - - - - - - Josh Mitchell 1-4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-4 FUMBLEs Recovered No WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA uga Gregory, Randy 1 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - Rose, Jonathan 1 DNP - DNP 1 - - DNP - - - - - Alexander, LeRoy 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - Mitchell, Josh 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 FORCED FUMBLES No WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA uga Ankrah, Jason 2 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - 1 Williams, Austin 2 DNP - - - DNP DNP - - - - 1 - 1 Cooper, Corey 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1 - Evans, Ciante 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - - Gregory, Randy 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - Collins, Maliek 1 - 1 - - - - - - DNP - - - McMullen, Greg 1 - 1 - - - - - DNP - - - DNP Jackson, Charles 1 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - fUMBLE rETURNS No-yDS WYO USM UCLA SDSU ILL PUR MINN NW MICH MSU PSU IOWA uga Gregory, Randy 1-5 - - - - - 1-5 - - - - - - -

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Nebraska Team Game By Game Date Opponent Aug. 31 Wyoming Sept. 7 Southern Miss Sept. 14 UCLA Sept. 21 South Dakota State Oct. 5 Illinois Oct. 12 at Purdue Oct. 26 at Minnesota Nov. 2 Northwestern Nov. 9 at Michigan Nov. 16 Michigan State Nov. 23 at Penn State Nov. 29 Iowa Jan. 1 vs. Georgia Totals Opponent

|---RUSHING---| No. Yds TD Lg 63 375 2 62 46 285 3 37 42 128 0 12 51 335 5 41 50 335 3 43 56 251 5 33 30 189 1 35 50 195 1 26 43 128 1 18 32 182 1 51 41 168 0 50 37 89 1 12 43 144 1 24 584 2,804 24 62 538 2,030 21 47

|--RECEIVING--| No. Yds TD Lg 17 155 3 26 19 194 3 26 21 203 3 40 21 310 2 33 11 186 2 37 16 184 1 35 16 139 1 42 22 277 2 49 12 145 1 27 17 210 3 38 21 192 1 27 19 199 1 25 6 163 2 99 218 2,557 25 99 210 2,790 17 55

Date Opponent Aug. 31 Wyoming Sept. 7 Southern Miss Sept. 14 UCLA Sept. 21 South Dakota State Oct. 5 Illinois Oct. 12 at Purdue Oct. 26 at Minnesota Nov. 2 Northwestern Nov. 9 at Michigan Nov. 16 Michigan State Nov. 23 at Penn State Nov. 29 Iowa Jan. 1 vs. Georgia Totals Opponent

|---------TACKLES---------| Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds 33 38 71 1-3 31 24 55 12-31 34 46 80 12-25 37 34 71 7-46 44 38 82 12-32 35 6 41 5-50 46 30 76 5-9 41 18 59 10-54 47 12 59 16-67 42 34 76 9-29 46 24 70 3-4 35 34 69 10-23 56 18 74 6-38 528 356 884 108-411 537 436 973 78-297

|-SACKS-| No-Yds 0.0-0 1.0-10 3.0-6 5.0-44 3.0-16 5.0-50 1.0-1 5.0-40 7.0-43 2.0-17 1.0-1 2.0-11 4.0-31 39.0-270 17.0-140

Date Opponent Aug. 31 Wyoming Sept. 7 Southern Miss Sept. 14 UCLA Sept. 21 South Dakota State Oct. 5 Illinois Oct. 12 at Purdue Oct. 26 at Minnesota Nov. 2 Northwestern Nov. 9 at Michigan Nov. 16 Michigan State Nov. 23 at Penn State Nov. 29 Iowa Jan. 1 vs. Georgia Totals Opponent

|---------------------PUNTING---------------------| No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 5 228 45.6 56 0 0 2 2 2 4 184 46.0 60 0 0 1 1 1 8 302 37.8 54 0 0 4 1 1 1 47 47.0 47 0 0 0 0 1 1 40 40.0 40 0 0 1 0 0 6 263 43.8 64 0 1 1 2 3 5 213 42.6 55 0 1 1 2 2 7 251 35.9 49 0 1 1 0 3 7 301 43.0 64 0 2 0 2 1 5 216 43.2 59 0 0 1 1 1 8 368 46.0 54 0 0 1 4 4 6 227 37.8 44 0 1 0 0 0 7 271 38.7 54 0 1 2 1 2 71 2,954 41.6 64 0 7 16 16 22 79 3,166 40.1 69 1 3 25 12 32

|-FUMBLE-| FF FR-Yds 0 0-0 2 0-0 1 0-0 1 1-0 1 1-0 0 1-5 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 2 0-0 0 0-0 2 1-0 10 4-5 24 16-0

Opponent Team Game By Game Date Opponent Aug. 31 Wyoming Sept. 7 Southern Miss Sept. 14 UCLA Sept. 21 South Dakota State Oct. 5 Illinois Oct. 12 at Purdue Oct. 26 at Minnesota Nov. 2 Northwestern Nov. 9 at Michigan Nov. 16 Michigan State Nov. 23 at Penn State Nov. 29 Iowa Jan. 1 vs. Georgia Opponent totals Nebraska

|---RUSHING---| No. Yds TD Lg 30 219 1 47 27 62 0 21 53 210 2 38 38 227 2 40 48 195 2 23 25 32 0 18 54 271 3 23 47 245 3 39 36 -21 0 7 48 168 4 37 44 170 1 11 45 156 3 37 43 96 0 16 538 2,030 21 47 584 2,804 24 62

|--RECEIVING--| No. Yds TD Lg 29 383 4 47 21 222 1 41 16 294 3 39 19 238 0 25 16 177 0 27 14 184 1 55 8 159 1 33 8 81 0 28 18 196 1 25 15 193 1 34 16 217 2 46 9 126 2 36 21 320 1 48 210 2,790 17 55 218 2,557 25 99

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 29 Jan. 1

|---------TACKLES---------| Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds 46 56 102 8-13 32 62 94 3-11 36 48 84 8-41 46 42 88 2-7 36 36 72 11-22 60 14 74 4-15 43 16 59 7-36 49 38 87 9-39 42 22 64 8-29 28 24 52 4-9 39 34 73 3-25 36 34 70 7-31 44 10 54 4-19 537 436 973 78-297 528 356 884 108-441

|-SACKS-| No-Yds 0.0-0 0.0-0 2.0-15 0.0-0 0.0-0 1.0-9 4.0-27 4.0-28 1.0-13 0.0-0 2.0-22 2.0-18 1.0-8 17.0-140 39.0-270

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 29 Jan. 1

Opponent Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota State Illinois at Purdue at Minnesota Northwestern at Michigan Michigan State at Penn State Iowa vs. Georgia Opponent totals Nebraska Opponent Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota State Illinois at Purdue at Minnesota Northwestern at Michigan Michigan State at Penn State Iowa vs. Georgia Opponent totals Nebraska

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|-FUMBLE-| FF FR-Yds 2 1-0 1 1-0 4 1-0 3 2-0 2 1-0 1 0-0 2 1-0 0 0-0 1 2-0 2 4-0 3 2-0 2 1-0 1 0-0 24 16-0 10 4-5

|---------------------PUNTING---------------------| No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 4 209 52.2 61 0 2 0 2 2 5 226 45.2 60 0 0 0 2 3 3 136 45.3 67 0 0 2 1 2 3 120 40.0 50 0 1 0 1 0 5 200 40.0 49 0 0 0 0 2 8 306 38.2 58 0 0 3 1 1 5 175 35.0 43 0 0 2 0 2 11 393 35.7 45 0 0 6 0 3 6 293 48.8 69 0 0 0 2 1 7 284 40.6 56 0 0 1 1 4 11 391 35.5 46 1 0 5 0 6 7 282 40.3 55 0 0 2 2 3 4 151 37.8 39 0 0 4 0 3 79 3,166 40.1 69 1 3 25 12 32 71 2,954 41.6 64 0 7 16 16 22

|-------PASSING-------| CMP-ATT-Int Yds TD Lg 17-22-1 155 3 26 19-28-0 194 3 26 21-35-0 203 3 40 21-26-0 310 2 33 11-20-0 186 2 37 16-31-3 184 1 35 16-30-1 139 1 42 22-42-4 277 2 49 12-23-0 145 1 27 17-32-1 210 3 38 21-36-0 192 1 27 19-37-2 199 1 25 6-16-1 163 2 99 218-378-13 2,557 25 99 210-388-14 2,790 17 55 Int-Yds 2-42 4-86 1-34 2-48 1-6 1-12 0-0 1-25 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-4 14-257 13-102

QBH 9 7 0 0 6 0 1 2 3 8 4 2 6 48 19

Pass Brk 4 5 3 2 2 4 0 3 2 4 4 1 6 40 31

|--FIELD GOALS--| Att-Made Lg Blkd 1-1 24 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-1 22 0 2-2 32 0 0-0 0 0 3-3 45 0 1-0 0 0 1-1 21 0 0-0 0 0 3-3 42 0 1-1 33 0 1-1 46 0 13-14 46 0 19-25 48 0

Blkd Kick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

QBH 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 4 0 3 3 19 48

Pass Brk 2 4 1 2 1 0 3 5 0 2 5 6 0 31 40

|--FIELD GOALS--| Att-Made Lg Blkd 1-0 0 0 2-2 45 0 4-2 44 0 3-2 48 0 1-1 38 0 0-0 0 0 2-2 45 0 1-1 21 0 3-2 40 0 2-2 45 0 1-0 0 0 1-1 31 0 4-4 38 0 19-25 48 0 13-14 46 0

Blkd Kick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

|-Kicks------XPTS-| Att-Mad Run 5-4 0 8-8 0 3-3 0 8-8 0 5-3 0 6-6 0 2-2 0 3-3 0 2-2 0 4-4 0 2-2 0 2-2 0 3-3 0 50-53 0 36-37 0

|--PUNT RET--| No Yds TD Lg 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 9 1 0 0 0 4 12 0 7 3 17 0 19 2 0 0 1 3 25 0 17 2 -4 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 23 70 0 19 15 121 0 26

Rcv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

|------KICKOFFS------| No Yds Avg TB 7 451 64.4 4 9 520 57.8 6 4 257 64.2 3 9 575 63.9 7 9 583 64.8 5 7 426 60.9 3 6 365 60.8 5 4 260 65.0 3 4 244 61.0 3 5 315 63.0 3 6 363 60.5 3 4 259 64.8 1 5 327 65.4 2 78 4,902 62.8 48 68 4,120 60.6 24

|-------PASSING-------| CMP-ATT-Int Yds TD Lg 29-44-2 383 4 47 21-37-4 222 1 41 16-25-1 294 3 39 19-29-2 238 0 25 16-31-1 177 0 27 14-36-1 184 1 55 8-17-0 159 1 33 8-21-1 81 0 28 18-27-0 196 1 25 15-32-0 193 1 34 16-33-1 217 2 46 9-17-0 126 2 36 21-39-1 320 1 48 210-388-1 2,790 17 55 218-378-13 2,557 25 99 Int-Yds 1-33 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 1-8 4-43 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-18 1-0 13-102 14-257

|--KICK RET--| No Yds TD Lg 3 82 0 37 2 89 0 63 3 35 0 16 3 68 0 34 1 26 0 26 1 15 0 15 6 133 0 31 5 101 0 24 1 15 0 15 4 78 0 24 4 143 1 99 3 59 0 24 5 90 0 31 41 934 1 99 28 566 0 48

|--KICK RET--| No Yds TD Lg 3 53 0 18 2 22 0 20 0 0 0 0 2 41 0 24 4 96 0 32 4 67 0 20 1 15 0 15 1 18 0 18 1 8 0 8 2 35 0 18 2 37 0 24 3 81 0 40 3 93 0 48 28 566 0 48 41 934 1 99 |-Kicks------XPTS-| Att-Mad Run 4-4 0 1-1 0 5-5 0 2-2 0 2-2 0 1-1 0 4-4 0 3-3 0 1-1 0 5-5 0 3-2 0 5-5 0 1-1 0 36-37 0 50-53 0

Pts 37 56 21 59 39 44 23 27 17 28 23 17 24 415 323

OB 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

|--PUNT RET--| No Yds TD Lg 2 13 0 11 1 5 0 5 2 28 0 26 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 11 0 0 0 0 2 15 0 16 1 26 0 26 3 27 0 25 0 0 0 0 1 -3 0 0 15 121 0 26 23 70 0 19

Rcv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

|------KICKOFFS------| No Yds Avg TB 5 271 54.2 1 4 254 63.5 2 8 514 64.2 5 5 283 56.6 2 4 238 59.5 2 2 85 42.5 0 7 423 60.4 1 5 312 62.4 0 4 249 62.2 3 8 512 64.0 4 4 229 57.2 0 7 440 62.9 4 5 310 62.0 0 68 4,120 60.6 24 78 4,902 62.8 48

All Purp 530 479 331 645 521 435 328 472 273 392 360 288 307 5,361 4,820

Saf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

All OFF 602 284 504 465 372 216 430 326 175 361 387 282 416 4,820 5,361

Pts 34 13 41 20 19 7 34 24 13 41 20 38 19 323 415

OB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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Team Comparison Opponent Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota State Illinois Purdue Minnesota Northwestern Michigan Michigan State Penn State Iowa Georgia Totals

Score 37-34 56-13 21-41 59-20 39-19 44-7 23-34 27-24 17-13 28-41 23-20 17-38 24-19 415-323

1st Dns (Run/Pass/Pen.) 27/34 (17/9, 8/20, 2/5) 30/16 (16/4, 13/10, 1/2) 21/27 (8/11, 11/13, 2/3) 34/25 (17/10, 15/12, 2/3) 24/24 (14/11, 8/11, 2/2) 21/11 (12/4, 9/5, 0/2) 17/23 (10/16, 5/7, 2/0) 28/16 (13/12, 15/4, 0/0) 15/13 (8/0, 6/12, 1/1) 19/18 (7/9, 11/8, 1/1) 19/18 (7/9, 11/9, 1/0) 20/14 (8/7, 11/4, 1/3) 14/22 (7/6, 5/15, 2/1) 289/261 (144/108, 128/130, 17/23)

Rushing 63-375/30-219 46-285/27-62 42-128/53-210 51-335/38-227 50-335/48-195 56-251/25-32 30-189/54-271 50-195/47-245 43-128/36--21 32-182/48-168 41-168/44-170 37-89/45-156 43-144/43-96 584-2,804/538-2,030

Passing 17-22-1/29-44-2 19-28-0/21-37-4 21-35-0/16-25-1 21-26-0/19-29-2 11-20-0/16-31-1 16-31-3/14-36-1 16-30-1/8-17-0 22-42-4/8-21-1 12-23-0/18-27-0 17-32-1/15-32-0 21-36-0/16-33-1 19-37-2/9-17-0 6-16-1/21-39-1 218-378-13/210-388-14

Pass Yds 155/383 194/222 203/294 310/238 186/177 184/184 139/159 277/81 145/196 210/193 192/217 199/126 163/320 2,557/2,790

Total Offense 85-530/74-602 74-479/64-284 77-331/78-504 77-645/67-465 70-521/79-372 87-435/61-216 60-328/71-430 92-472/68-326 66-273/63-175 64-392/80-361 77-360/77-387 74-288/62-282 59-307/82-416 962-5,361/926-4,820

Ret Yds 124/99 181/27 69/28 125/42 32/96 44/67 150/32 126/61 40/23 74/61 143/64 64/99 94/90 1,266/789

T/O 2/2 1/4 1/1 2/3 1/2 3/2 2/0 4/1 2/0 5/0 2/1 3/0 1/2 29/18

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Opponent Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota State Illinois Purdue Minnesota Northwestern Michigan Michigan State Penn State Iowa Georgia Totals

3rd Down 9-17/1-8 7-12/4-13 3-14/7-15 7-10/3-11 6-12/4-15 11-21/3-14 4-12/5-13 5-16/2-14 6-16/3-15 5-12/11-21 3-17/2-14 3-14/6-16 4-13/7-19 73-186/58-188

4th Down Time Poss Margin 0-1/1-1 35:58/24:02 11:56 1-1/0-1 31:55/28:05 3:50 2-3/0-1 30:20/29:40 0:40 1-1/0-1 29:11/30:49 -1:38 0-1/2-4 27:06/32:54 -5:48 2-2/0-3 37:16/22:44 14:32 0-0/1-1 24:23/35:37 -11:14 1-1/0-0 31:39/28:21 3:18 1-1/1-3 27:16/32:44 -5:28 1-1/1-1 21:23/38:37 -17:14 0-0/0-0 29:16/30:44 -1:28 1-3/0-1 29:01/30:59 -1:58 0-0/2-4 26:36/33:24 -6:48 10-15/8-21 381:20/398:40 -17:20

Yds/Rush 6.0/7.3 6.2/2.3 3.0/4.0 6.6/6.0 6.7/4.1 4.5/1.3 6.3/5.0 3.9/5.2 3.0/-0.6 5.7/3.5 4.1/3.9 2.4/3.5 3.3/2.2 4.8/3.8

Yds/Pass 7.0/8.7 6.9/6.0 5.8/11.8 11.9/8.2 9.3/5.7 5.9/5.1 4.6/9.4 6.6/3.9 6.3/7.3 6.6/6.0 5.3/6.6 5.4/7.4 10.2/8.2 6.8/7.2

Yds/Play Punting Penalties 6.2/8.1 5-45.6/4-52.2 9-74/9-84 6.5/4.4 4-46.0/5-45.2 6-75/7-55 4.3/6.5 8-37.8/3-45.3 8-70/3-21 8.4/6.9 1-47.0/3-40.0 4-33/4-45 7.4/4.7 1-40.0/5-40.0 8-71/3-38 5.0/3.5 6-43.8/8-38.2 8-75/7-53 5.5/6.1 5-42.6/5-35.0 3-21/3-35 5.1/4.8 7-35.9/11-35.7 4-40/3-15 4.1/2.8 7-43.0/6-48.8 5-31/2-18 6.1/4.5 5-43.2/7-40.6 3-30/6-60 4.7/5.0 8-46.0/11-35.5 7-54/3-25 3.9/4.5 6-37.8/7-40.3 5-41/2-20 5.2/5.1 7-38.7/4-37.8 6-50/7-42 5.6/5.2 71-41.6/79-40.1 76-616/59-511

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category

Nebraska Red Zone Chart

Nebraska Inside Opponents Red-Zone Times Times Total Rush Pass FGs ------- Failed to score inside RZ -------Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs Made FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game Date Opponent

Aug. 31 Wyoming W, 37-34 Sept. 7 Southern Miss W, 56-13 Sept. 14 UCLA L, 21-41 Sept. 21 South Dakota State W, 59-20 Oct. 5 Illinois W, 39-19 Oct. 12 at Purdue W, 44-7 Oct. 26 at Minnesota L, 23-34 Nov. 2 Northwestern W, 27-24 Nov. 9 at Michigan W, 17-13 Nov. 16 Michigan State L, 28-41 Nov 23 at Penn State W, 23-20 Nov. 29 Iowa L, 17-38 Jan. 1 vs. Georgia W, 24-19 Totals 44 of 50 (88.0%)

5 5 3 3 3 2 9 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 2 2 3 3 1 1 3 2 4 3 2 2 50 44

30 21 14 45 26 35 20 14 17 7 6 17 14 266

4 1 3 3 2 1 2 0 2 6 5 1 3 2 1 5 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 34 19 15

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Opponent Inside NEBRASKA Red-Zone Times Times Total Rush Pass FGs ------- Failed to score inside RZ -------Date Opponent Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs Made FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game Aug. 31 Wyoming W, 37-34 Sept. 7 Southern Miss W, 56-13 Sept. 14 UCLA L, 21-41 Sept. 21 South Dakota State W, 59-20 Oct. 5 Illinois W, 39-19 Oct. 12 at Purdue W, 44-7 Oct. 26 at Minnesota L, 23-34 Nov. 2 Northwestern W, 27-24 Nov. 9 at Michigan W, 17-13 Nov. 16 Michigan State L 28-41 Nov. 23 at Penn State W, 23-20 Nov. 29 Iowa L, 17-38 Jan. 1 vs. Georgia W, 24-19 Totals 39 of 44 (88.6%)

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Miscellaneous Numbers Long Season Plays (20 or more yards)

Husker Long Plays Rush Pass Ret. Total Wyoming 2 1 3 6 Southern Miss 2 2 4 8 UCLA 0 2 1 3 South Dakota State 2 5 3 10 Illinois 5 3 1 9 at Purdue 4 4 0 8 at Minnesota 3 2 4 9 Northwestern 1 4 4 9 at Michigan 0 3 0 3 Michigan State 2 3 2 7 at Penn State 2 1 2 5 Iowa 0 1 1 2 Georgia 1 2 1 4 Totals 24 33 26 83

Opponent Long Plays (76; 14 Runs; 46 Passes; 16 Returns)

Opponent Long Plays Rush Pass Ret. Total 2 6 1 9 1 2 1 4 1 6 1 8 3 4 1 8 2 2 3 7 0 4 1 5 2 5 0 7 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 3 1 5 0 4 2 6 1 2 2 5 0 5 2 7 14 46 16 76

Drive SUperlatives

Nebraska Opponent Most Yards (Result) 95 vs. Georgia (TD) 89 vs. UCLA (TD) Most Plays (Result) 17 vs. UCLA (TD) 17 vs. Michigan State (FG) Most Time (Result) 6:34 vs. UCLA (TD) 7:10 vs. Michigan State (FG)

Nebraska Long Plays (81; 24 Runs; 33 Passes; 24 Returns)

Yards Opponent Play 99 Georgia Pass (Armstrong-Enunwa) 99 Penn State KOR (Bell) Southern Miss KOR (Bell) 63 Wyoming Run (Abdullah) 62 Michigan State Run (Cross) 51 50 Penn State Run (Abdullah) Northwestern Pass (Kellogg-Westerkamp) 49 43 Southern Miss IR (Jean-Baptiste) 43 Illinois Run (Abdullah) Minnesota Pass (Martinez-Bell) 42 Wyoming IR (Jean-Baptiste) 42 SDSU Run (Abdullah) 41 40 UCLA Pass (Martinez-Abdullah) 38 Michigan State Pass (Armstrong-Bell) Wyoming KOR (Bell) 37 37 Southern Miss Run (Abdullah) Illinois Pass (Armstrong-Bell) 37 35 Purdue Pass (Kellogg-Enunwa) 35 Minnesota Run (Martinez) UCLA IR (Jean-Baptiste) 34 34 SDSU KOR (Bell) SDSU Pass (Armstrong-Enunwa) 33 33 SDSU IR (Gregory) 33 Illinois Run (Abdullah) 33 Purdue Run (Abdullah) 32 Minnesota Pass (Martinez-Enunwa) Michigan State Pass (Armstrong-Burtch) 32 31 Georgia KOR (Bell) 31 Minnesota KOR (Bell) 31 Wyoming Run (Cross) 31 Illinois Pass (Kellogg-Enunwa) 30 Illinois Run (Abdullah) 29 SDSU KOR (Bell) 29 Michigan State Run (Abdullah) 28 SDSU Pass (Armstrong-Abdullah) 28 Illinois Run (Cross) 28 Purdue Run (Abdullah) 28 Minnesota KOR (Moore) 27 Minnesota KOR (Moore) Michigan Pass (Armstrong-Westerkamp) 27 Penn State Pass (Kellogg-Enunwa) 27 Michigan Pass (Armstrong-Bell) 26 26 Michigan State Pass (Armstrong-Burtch) Wyoming Pass (Martinez-J. Long) 26 26 Southern Miss KOR (Bell) 26 Southern Miss Pass (Martinez-Burtch) 26 SDSU Pass (Kellogg-Carter) 26 Illinois Pass (Armstrong-Enunwa) 26 Illinois KOR (Bell) 26 Northwestern Run (Abdullah) 25 Iowa Pass (Kellogg-Bell) Purdue Pass (Kellogg-Enunwa) 25 25 Northwestern IR (Moss) 25 Northwestern Pass (Armstrong-Westerkamp) 24 Georgia Run (Armstrong) 24 Iowa KOR (Newby) Northwestern KOR (Abdullah) 24 Northwestern Pass (Armstrong-Enunwa) 24 24 Northwestern KOR (Moore) 24 SDSU Run (Abdullah) SDSU Pass (Kellogg-Wullenwaber) 24 24 Penn State Run (Abdullah) Georgia Pass (Armstrong-Carter) 23 23 Michigan Pass (Armstrong-Enunwa) 23 SDSU Pass (Kellogg-Wullenwaber) 23 Purdue Pass (Kellogg-Westerkamp) 23 Purdue Run (Newby) Minnesota KOR (Newby) 23 23 Northwestern Pass (Armstrong-Enunwa) 22 Minnesota Run (Abdullah) Minnesota Run (Abdullah) 22 22 UCLA Pass (Martinez-Bell) 22 Illinois Run (Abdullah) 22 Southern Miss IR (Evans) Northwestern KOR (Moore) 21 21 Southern Miss Pass (Martinez-Bell) 21 Purdue Pass (Armstrong-Westerkamp) Purdue Run (Cross) 21 21 Michigan State KOR (Bell) Southern Miss Run (Newby) 20 20 Penn State KOR (Abdullah)

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Result Touchdown Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown Touchdown Touchdown 1st-Goal 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10

Yards Opponent Play Purdue Pass (Etling-Yancey) 55 48 Georgia Pass (Mason-Bennett) 48 Georgia KOR (Green) Wyoming Run (Smith) 47 47 Wyoming Pass (Smith-Herron) Penn State Pass (Hackenberg-James) 46 Penn State Pass (Hackenberg-Robinson) 43 Southern Miss Pass (Bridgford-Bradley) 41 Iowa KOR (Cotton) 40 40 SDSU Run (Zenner) Northwestern Run (Green) 39 UCLA Pass (Hundley-Mazzone) 39 UCLA Run (Jordan) 38 Georgia Pass (Mason-Douglas) 37 37 Iowa Run (Canzeri) Wyoming Run (Wick) 37 Michigan State Run (Langford) 37 Iowa Pass (Rudock-Martin-Manley) 36 36 UCLA Pass (Hundley-Evans) 36 Purdue Pass (Etling-Yancey) 35 SDSU Run (Zenner) 34 Southern Miss Pass (Bridford-Holmes) 34 Michigan State Pass (Cook-Lippett) 33 UCLA Pass (Hundley-Evans) 33 Wyoming IR (Burns) 33 Minnesota Pass (Nelson-Engel) 32 UCLA Pass (Hundley-Fuller) 32 Illinois KOR (Miles) 31 Minnesota Pass (Nelson-Goodger) 30 Georgia Pass (Mason-Gurley) 29 Georgia Pass (Mason-Conley) 29 Iowa Pass (Rudock-Canzeri) 29 Wyoming Pass (Smith-Claiborne) Northwestern IR (Scott) 29 28 Northwestern Pass (Siemian-Vitale) 28 UCLA Pass (Hundley-Evans) 27 Wyoming Pass (Smith-Rufran) 27 SDSU Run (Rodriguez) Illinois Pass (O’Toole-Ferguson) 27 27 Michigan State Pass (Cook-Mumphery) 26 Michigan State PR (Kings) 26 Illinois KOR (Bentley) 26 UCLA PR (Evans) 26 Purdue Pass (Etling-Yancey) 25 Georgia Pass (Mason-Gurley) 25 Georgia KOR (Green) 25 Iowa KOR (Cotton) 25 Michigan Pass (Gardner-Toussaint) 25 SDSU Pass (Sumner-Tiefenthaler) 25 SDSU Pass (Sumner-Jones) 25 Penn State PR (Della Valle) 24 Penn State KOR (Lewis) 24 SDSU KOR (Wright) 24 Purdue Pass (Etling-Yancey) 23 Michigan Pass (Gardner-Funchess) 23 Minnesota Run (Nelson) 23 SDSU Pass (Sumner-Hubert) 23 Wyoming Pass (Smith-Herron) 23 Illinois Run (Ferguson) 23 Wyoming Pass (Smith-Claiborne) 22 Wyoming Pass (Smith-Miller) 22 Illinois KOR (Bentley) 22 Penn State Pass (Hackenberg-Carter) 21 Illinois Run (Young) 21 Southern Miss Run (Richard) 21 SDSU Pass (Sumner-Zenner) Minnesota Pass (Nelson-Goodger) 21 20 Minnesota Pass (Nelson-Henry) 20 Minnesota Run (Jones) 20 Minnesota Pass (Nelson-Williams) 20 Southern Miss KOR (Sims) 20 UCLA Pass (Hundley-Perkins) 20 Illinois Pass (Scheelhaase-LaCosse) 20 Purdue KOR (Hunt) 20 Michigan State Pass (Cook-Lippett) 20 Penn State Pass (Hackenberg-Robinson)

Result Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-Goal Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-Goal Touchdown 1st-10 Turnover 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 Turnover 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-Goal 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10

Game-Opening Drives

[----- Nebraska ----- ] [----- Opponent ----- ] Opponent Pts. 1st Dwn Yds Pts. 1st Dwn Wyoming 0 0 6 0 2 Southern Miss 0 0 8 0 1 UCLA 0 0 3 0 1 South Dakota State 7 3 66 7 3 Illinois 7 3 57 0 0 Purdue 7 4 66 0 0 Minnesota 7 3 69 0 0 Northwestern 7 4 76 7 5 Michigan 0 1 26 0 0 Michigan State 0 1 15 3 1 Penn State 0 0 9 0 0 Iowa 5 2 36 0 2 Georgia 0 2 30 0 1

Yds 28 13 37 75 3 9 4 75 1 12 8 34 15

Second Half-Opening Drives

[----- Nebraska ----- ] [----- Opponent ----- ] Opponent Pts. 1st Dwn Yds Pts. 1st Dwn Wyoming 7 3 65 0 3 Southern Miss 0 0 5 7 3 UCLA 0 3 43 7 4 0 2 63 0 1 South Dakota State Illinois 7 3 75 7 5 Purdue 0 0 6 0 1 Minnesota 0 0 7 0 0 Northwestern 0 2 25 0 0 Michigan 0 2 11 7 4 Michigan State 7 2 63 0 1 Penn State 0 0 -16 0 1 Iowa 7 5 75 3 2 Georgia 7 2 38 0 0

Yds 45 66 89 20 75 33 4 4 75 0 15 70 3

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Game Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota St. Illinois Purdue Minnesota Northwestern Michigan Michigan State Penn State Iowa Georgia Totals Opponents

Scoring [---Time---] [--Plays--] Drives Total Avg. Total Avg. 6 16:16 2:43 52 8.67 8 16:21 2:03 46 5.75 3 8:42 2:54 23 7.67 9 20:16 2:15 61 6.78 7 18:56 2:42 50 7.14 6 20:08 3:21 49 8.17 5 15:00 3:00 41 8.20 4 8:28 2:07 28 7.00 3 12:21 4:07 31 10.33 4 9:20 2:20 34 8.50 5 9:52 1:58 32 6.40 3 13:13 4:24 32 10.67 4 8:49 2:12 21 5.25 67 177:42 2:39 500 7.46 58 153:59 2:39 324 5.58

5 or less 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 13 22

1 or 0 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 5

Nebraska Scoring Drives

[-----Drive-----] Opponent Plays Yds Time Score Qtr./Time Play

Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss UCLA UCLA UCLA SDSU SDSU SDSU SDSU SDSU SDSU SDSU SDSU SDSU Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Iowa Iowa Iowa Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia

10 6 3 5 15 13 0 10 0 14 11 1 1 9 4 17 2 4 9 8 11 2 9 9 0 9 7 10 8 10 4 3 8 11 12 1 10 7 8 6 8 10 8 9 8 11 0 9 9 8 14 5 3 11 12 7 0 9 12 4 11 11 10 2 9 7 3

55 68 80 65 67 82 0 68 0 79 75 37 26 64 28 92 26 66 66 75 80 32 79 80 0 75 57 69 62 71 75 39 53 66 51 18 46 68 53 69 19 48 72 66 76 77 0 83 44 56 75 75 63 79 75 91 0 30 73 0 59 75 71 14 48 38 95

3:41 2:08 0:52 1:32 6:22 5:22 0:00 4:11 0:00 4:49 2:59 0:09 0:07 14:38 1:30 6:34 0:38 1:31 3:38 2:35 3:22 0:35 1:29 3:23 0:00 3:43 2:16 3:30 2:36 3:26 2:02 0:38 4:27 4:07 5:11 0:07 3:49 2:18 4:36 2:34 3:18 2:58 2:19 3:51 2:51 4:23 0:00 1:14 3:16 3:00 6:05 2:13 1:10 4:09 1:48 2:11 0:00 3:14 4:27 0:00 4:44 4:46 3:43 0:32 3:28 3:35 1:14

3-7 10-7 17-14 24-14 31-14 37-21 7-0 14-3 21-3 28-3 35-6 42-13 49-13 56-13 7-0 14-3 21-3 7-0 14-7 21-17 28-17 35-17 38-17 45-17 52-17 59-20 7-0 14-0 17-0 23-3 30-5 36-12 39-12 7-0 14-0 21-0 28-0 37-0 44-0 7-0 10-0 13-17 20-27 23-27 7-0 14-21 21-21 27-24 3-0 10-0 17-13 7-10 14-20 21-27 28-41 7-6 14-13 17-13 20-20 23-20 3-14 10-14 17-24 7-3 10-6 17-9 24-12

1st/5:00 1st/1:20 2nd/5:59 3rd/13:22 3rd/4:08 4th/11:38 1st/13:47 1st/1:24 1st/1:17 2nd/7:01 2nd/0:12 3rd/11:25 3rd/10:32 4th/14:38 1st/9:45 1st/0:31 2nd/7:12 1st/13:29 1st/8:29 2nd/12:30 2nd/7:10 2nd/4:16 2nd/0:00 3rd/4:15 3rd/2:47 4th/9:15 1st/11:06 1st/5:53 2nd/13:04 2nd/4:18 3rd/12:58 3rd/2:44 4th/5:16 1st/9:38 1st/0:00 2nd/7:12 3rd/8:31 4th/12:47 4th/0:50 1at/12:26 1at/7:06 2nd/0:03 3rd/0:14 4th/9:26 1st/12:09 2nd/6:37 3rd/7:10 4th/0:00 1st/8:09 1st/2:50 4th/2:03 1st/2:44 3rd/11:25 3rd/1:12 4th/0:10 1st/13:14 3rd/10:22 3rd/1:11 4th/4:29 OT/0:00 2nd/0:31 3rd/10:14 4th/11:25 2nd/9:05 2nd/3:18 3rd/10:08 3rd/4:58

Smith 24-yd, FG Turner 17-yd. pass from Martinez Cross 1-yd. run Cross 31-yd. run Enunwa 3-yd. pass from Martinez Enunwa 7-yd. pass from Martinez Jean-Baptiste 43 yd. interception return Enunwa 16-yd. pass from Martinez Evans 22 yd. interception return Abdullah 3-yd. run Bell 21-yd. pass from Martinez Abdullah 37-yd. run Burtch 26-yd. pass from Martinez Cross 1-yd. run Enunwa 11-yd. pass from Martinez Enunwa 14-yd. pass from Martinez Bell 20-yd. pass from Martinez Cross 5 yd. run Cross 2 yd. run Abdullah 1 yd. run Burtch 16 yd. pass from Armstrong Wullenwaber 23 pass from Kellogg II Bondi 22 yd. FG Newby 10-yd. run Gregory 33-yd. interception return Newby 5-yd. run Abdullah 2-yd. run Enunwa 4-yd. pass from Armstrong Smith 27-yd. FG Cross 2-yd. run Abdullah 43-yd. run Bell 37 yd. touchdown from Armstrong Smith 32-yd. FG Armstrong 3-yd. run Cross 1-yd. run Abdullah 28-yd. run Cross. 2-yd. run Enunwa 8-yd. pass from Kellogg Frazier 3-yd. run Cross 2-yd. run Smith 45-yd. FG Smith 42-yd. FG Cotton 3-yd. pass from Martinez Smith 37-yd. FG Armstrong 5-yd. run Enunwa 3-yd. pass from Armstrong Moss 25-yd. interception return Westerkamp 49-yd. pass from Kellogg Smith 21-yd. FG Abdullah 8-yd. run Abdullah 5-yd. pass from Armstrong Burtch 32-yd. pass from Armstrong Cross 51-yd. run Bell 38-yd. pass from Armstrong Abdullah 12-yd. pass from Kellogg Enunwa 27-yd. pass from Kellogg Bell 99-yd. kickoff return Smith 39-yd. FG Smith 19-yd. FG Smith 42-yd. FG Smith 33-yd. FG Abdullah 5-yd. run Enunwa 15-yd. pass from Kellogg Enunwa 5-yd. pass from Armstrong Smith 46-yd. FG Abdullah 1-yd. run Enunwa 99-yd. pass from Armstrong

Opponent Scoring Drives

[-----Drive-----] Opponent Plays Yds Time Score Wyoming 6 64 1:57 7-0 Wyoming 5 76 1:27 14-10 Wyoming 8 83 1:57 21-31 Wyoming 2 52 0:24 27-37 Wyoming 3 62 0:29 34-37 Southern Miss 8 49 2:34 3-7 Southern Miss 9 25 3:47 6-28 Southern Miss 4 66 1:11 13-35 UCLA 8 49 2:32 3-7 UCLA 6 59 1:27 10-21 UCLA 10 89 3:31 17-21

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Qtr./Time Play 1st/8:48 Claiborne 6-yd. pass from Smith 2nd/11:38 Wick 6-yd. run 3rd/2:04 Miller 22-yd. pass from Smith 4th/6:02 Claiborne 29-yd. pass from Smith 4th/1:34 Herron 47-yd. pass from Smith 1st/5:42 Acosta 32-yd. FG 2nd/3:11 Acosta 45-yd. FG 3rd/11:43 Bradley 41-yd. from Bridgford 1st/7:13 Fairbairn 44-yd. FG 2nd/0:57 Perkins 10-yd. run 3rd/8:31 James 3-yd. run

UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA SDSU SDSU SDSU SDSU Illinois Illinois Illnois Purdue Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Penn State Penn State Penn State Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia

4 5 3 11 4 5 11 11 14 14 12 1 13 7 6 5 11 8 12 6 2 4 13 10 4 7 2 17 3 1 10 8 7 2 4 7 3 8 1 2 5 12 7 9 10 7

57 53 44 65 75 71 24 63 72 75 75 55 75 88 38 38 60 34 75 75 38 3 66 75 3 12 8 74 22 3 75 67 40 8 75 25 41 70 24 39 27 38 41 54 62 39

1:01 1:48 0:45 6:33 1:19 1:39 6:02 4:49 5:09 7:04 4:19 0:11 6:48 2:20 3:06 2:20 5:20 3:43 5:13 2:10 0:19 1:05 6:03 5:04 1:55 1:47 0:46 7:10 0:39 0:04 5:46 5:06 3:49 0:40 1:21 3:41 1:09 4:04 0:07 0:45 2:03 5:05 2:03 3:12 3:36 2:14

24-21 31-21 38-21 41-21 7-7 14-14 17-14 20-52 17-3 30-12 39-19 44-7 10-7 10-14 10-17 13-24 13-27 23-34 7-7 7-14 7-21 21-24 10-3 10-10 10-13 0-3 0-10 7-13 7-20 14-27 21-34 21-41 0-6 7-13 17-20 7-0 14-0 17-10 24-10 31-17 38-17 3-0 6-7 9-10 12-17 19-24

3rd/6:02 3rd/3:39 3rd/0:26 4th/1:53 1st/12:10 1st/6:45 1st/0:05 4th/12:58 2nd/7:50 3rd/5:53 4th/0:57 4th/0:39 1st/0:18 2nd/6:21 2nd/3:01 3rd/9:01 3rd/2:33 4th/0:48 1st/6:56 1st/2:35 2nd/6:37 4th/1:20 2nd/11:47 3rd/9:56 4th/8:08 1st/12:23 1st/4:57 2nd/10:28 2nd/0:21 3rd/5:26 4th/7:56 4th/1:58 1st/0:33 3rd/10:37 4th/14:33 1st/0:16 2nd/5:15 3rd/6:04 3rd/4:46 4th/9:17 4th/3:33 2nd/10:37 2nd/6:53 2nd/0:00 3rd/6:32 4th/14:49

Evans 28-yd. pass from Hundley Ruhl 12-yd. pass from Hundley Iese 3-yd. pass from Hundley Fairbairn 24-yd. FG Zenner 40-yd. run Zenner 3-yd. run Syrovatka 48-yd. field goal Syrovatka 29-yd. field goal Zalewski 38-yd. FG Young 1-yd. run Ferguson 1-yd. run Yancey 55-yd. pass from Etling Leidner 1-yd. run Engel 33-yd. pass from Nelson Hawthorne 26-yd. FG Nelson 1-yd. run Hawthorne 45-yd. FG Nelson 1-yd. run Green 1-yd. run Green 4-yd. run Green 10-yd. run Budzien 21-yd. FG Gibbons 27-yd. FG Funchess 5-yd. pass from Gardner Gibbons 40-yd. FG Geiger 45-yd. FG Shelton 5-yd. run Geiger 25-yd. FG Langford 6 yd. run Langford 3-yd. run Mumphrey 27-yd. pass from Cook Langford 37-yd. run Breneman 2-yd. pass from Hackenberg Hackenberg 7-yd. run James 46-yd. pass from Hackenberg Fiedorowicz 10-yd. pass from Rudock Weisman 1-yd. run Meyer 31-yd. FG Martin-Manley 24-yd. pass from Rudock Weisman 2-yd. run Beathard 4-yd. run Morgan 38-yd. FG Morgan 28-yd. FG Morgan 38-yd. FG Morgan 30-yd. FG Gurley 25-yd. pass from Mason

Nebraska Points Off Turnovers

Game

Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota State Illinois Purdue Minnesota Northwestern Michigan Michigan State Penn State Iowa Georgia Totals Opponents

TOs Gained TDs FG-FGA Pts. Total (NU Fumbles/Lost, INT)

2 (2/0 F/L, 2 INT) 4 (1/0 F/L, 4 INT) 1 (3/0 F/L, 1 INT) 3 (1/1 F/L, 2 INT) 2 (1/1 F/L, 1 INT) 2 (1/1 F/L, 1 INT) 0 (0/0 F/L, 0 INT) 1 (0/0, F/L, 1 INT) 0 (2/0, F/L, 0 INT) 0 (0/0 F/L, 0 INT) 1 (3/0 F/L, 1 INT) 0 (0/0 F/L, 0 INT) 2 (3/1 F/L, 1 INT) 18 (17/4 F/L, 14 INT) 29 (32/16 F/L, 13 INT)

Starting Field Position*

1 0-0 3 0-0 1 0-0 2 0-0 2 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-1 0 0-0 2 0-0 13 1-1 10 5-6

7 21 7 14 13 7 0 7 0 0 3 0 14 93 85

NU Avg. Start

Opp. Avg. Start

(yards/drives/in 20/past 50)

(yards/drives/in 20/past 50)

Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota State Illinois Purdue Minnesota Northwestern Michigan Michigan State Penn State Iowa Georgia Totals

27.6 (359/13/3/1) 28.8 (317/11/4/2) 26.9 (403/15/5/2) 34.2 (410/12/1/2) 29.8 (387/13/3/2) 41.8 (669/16/1/3) 26.4 (317/12/2/1) 26.9 (431/16/4/0) 30.2 (362/12/1/1) 20.8 (312/15/5/0) 23.7 (356/15/7/1) 22.5 (336/15/3/0) 26.2 (340/13/7/2) 28.2 (4999/178/46/17)

2 (3/1, 1 INT) 1 (1/1, 0 INT) 1 (4/1, 0 INT) 2 (3/2, 0 INT) 1 (3/1, 0 INT) 3 (1/0, 3 INT) 2 (2/1, 1 INT) 4 (0/0, 4 INT) 2 (2/2, 0 INT) 5 (6/4, 1 INT) 2 (4/2, 0 INT) 3 (2/1, 2 INT) 1 (1/0, 1 INT) 29 (32/16 F/L, 13 INT) 18 (17/4 F/L, 14 INT) NU lead

25.3 (354/14/3/0) 27.7 (388/14/1/0) 33.0 (462/14/2/1) 23.8 (285/12/2/0) 24.2 (290/12/2/0) 22.5 (360/16/6/0) 37.8 (453/12/2/4) 30.9 (495/16/4/2) 30.5 (397/13/1/2) 42.8 (642/15/1/5) 28.3 (481/17/5/2) 45.5 (682/15/1/7) 31.7 (412/13/2/1) 31.2 (5701/183/32/24)

2.3 1.1 -6.1 10.4 5.6 19.3 -11.3 -4.0 -0.3 -20.0 -4.6 -23.1 -5.5 -3.0

*does not include drives with time of 0:00 (ie, defensive and special teams touchdowns, end of half turnovers, overtime, etc.)

Penalty Numbers

Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota State Illinois Purdue Minnesota Northwestern Michigan Michigan State Penn State Iowa Georgia Totals (Avg/Penalty) Avg/G

NU Pen.-Yds. Opp. Pen.-Yds 9-74 9-84 6-75 7-55 8-70 3-21 4-33 4-45 8-71 3-38 8-75 7-53 3-21 3-35 4-40 3-15 5-31 2-18 3-30 6-60 7-54 3-25 5-41 2-20 6-50 7-42 76-665 (8.8) 59-511 (8.7) 5.8-51.2 4.5-39.3

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Individual Career/Season Superlatives Season and Career, Most Passing Yards

Player Tommy Armstrong Jr. Ron Kellogg III Taylor Martinez Ryker Fife

2013 173 vs. Northwestern 199 vs. Iowa 203 vs. UCLA 5 vs. South Dakota State

*-Indicates touchdown pass

Season and Career, Most Receiving Yards

Player Ameer Abdullah Taariq Allen Kenny Bell Sam Burtch Cethan Carter Sam Cotton Imani Cross Tyler Evans Quincy Enunwa Trey Foster Andy Janovich Stanley Jean-Baptiste Jake Long Alonzo Moore Terrell Newby Brandon Reilly Jamal Turner Jordan Westerkamp Tyler Wullenwaber C.J. Zimmerer

2013 50 vs. UCLA 22 vs. Michigan State 81 vs. Michigan State 86 vs. Michigan State 43 vs. South Dakota State 17 vs. Illinois -1 vs. Wyoming

Season and Career, Longest Pass

Season and Career, Longest Catch

Career Same Same 354 vs. Southern Miss, 2012 Same

129 vs. Georgia 9 at Purdue 28 vs. Iowa 43 vs. Northwestern 9 vs. UCLA 19 at Penn State 43 vs. Wyoming 104 vs. Northwestern 47 vs. South Dakota State 2 vs. UCLA

*-Indicates touchdown scored

Season and Career, Most Rushing Yards

Player Ameer Abdullah Tommy Armstrong Jr. Kenny Bell Imani Cross Quincy Enunwa King Frazier Ryker Fyfe Ron Kellogg III Andy Janovich Taylor Martinez Graham Nabity Terrell Newby Jamal Turner C.J. Zimmerer Jordan Westerkamp

2013 225 vs. Illinois 69 vs. Northwestern 1 vs. South Dakota State 105 vs. Wyoming 4 at Minnesota 21 vs. Southern Miss 3 vs. South Dakota State 9 vs. Southern Miss 80 vs. Wyoming 14 vs. South Dakota State 76 vs. Wyoming 2 vs. Georgia 7 vs. South Dakota State

Career Same 8 at Northwestern, 2012 136 vs. Minnesota, 2012 Same Same Same Same 26 vs. Southern Miss, 2012 Same 9 at Purdue 8 vs. Idaho State, 2012 7 vs. Chattanooga, 2011 41 vs. Southern Miss, 2012 Same Same Same 84 at Wisconsin, 2011 Same Same 6 vs. Michigan, 2012 Career Same Same 82 at Minnesota, 2011 Same Same Same Same Same 6 vs. Idaho State, 2012 241 at Kansas State, 2010 Same Same 6 at UCLA, 2012 14 vs. Idaho State, 2012 Same

2013 99* vs. Georgia (Enunwa) 49* vs. Northwestern (Westerkamp) 42 at Minnesota (Bell) 5 vs. South Dakota State (Reilly) 2013 40 vs. UCLA (Martinez) 8 vs. Michigan State (Kellogg) 42 at Minnesota (Martinez) 32* vs. Michigan State (Armstrong) 26 vs. South Dakota St. (Kellogg) 17 vs. Illinois (Armstrong) -1 vs. Wyoming (Martinez) 99* vs. Georgia (Armstrong) 9 at Purdue (Kellogg) 26 vs. Wyoming (Martinez) 19 vs. South Dakota State (Kellogg) 9 vs. UCLA (Martinez) 10 at Penn State (Kellogg) 17 vs. Wyoming (Martinez) 49* vs. Northwestern (Kellogg) 24 vs. South Dakota State (Kellogg) 2 vs. UCLA (Martinez)

Career Same Same 79* at Kansas State, 2010 (Reed) Same

Career Same 8* at Northwestern, 2012 (Martinez) 74 at Ohio State, 2012 (Martinez) Same Same Same Same 26 vs. Southern Miss, 2012 (Martinez) Same Same 8 vs. Idaho State, 2012 (Kellogg III) 7 vs. Chattanooga, 2011 (Martinez) Same Same Same Same 43 vs. Fresno State, 2011 (Martinez) Same 8 vs. Southern Miss, 2012 (Martinez) 6 vs. Michigan, 2012 (Martinez)

Season and Career, Longest Run

2013 62 vs. Wyoming 24 vs. Georgia 1 vs. South Dakota State 51* vs. Michigan State 4 at Minnesota 11 vs. Southern Miss 3 vs. South Dakota State 12 at Penn State

25 at Minnesota 6 vs. Southern Miss; vs. SDSU 21 at Purdue 2 vs. Georgia 7 vs. South Dakota State

Career Same Same 82* at Minnesota, 2011 Same Same Same Same Same 3 vs. Idaho State, 2012 92* at UCLA, 2012 Same Same 6 at UCLA, 2012 6 vs. Idaho State, 2012 Same

*-Indicates touchdown scored

Season and Career, MOST TACKLES, TFLs and SACKS

Player

Jared Afalava LeRoy Alexander Zaire Anderson Jason Ankrah Josh Banderas Maliek Collins Corey Cooper Aaron Curry Daniel Davie Ciante Evans Nathan Gerry Andrew Green Randy Gregory Charles Jackson Harvey Jackson Stanley Jean-Baptiste Greg McMullen Josh Mitchell Avery Moss Kevin Maurice Thaddeus Randle Wil Richards Trevor Roach Michael Rose Jonathan Rose David Santos Mohammed Seisay Colby Starkebaum Kevin Williams Vincent Valentine Austin Williams

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Tackles (2013)

Career

8 vs. Illinois Same Same 5 3x, last vs. Georgia Same 11 at Minnesota 5 vs. Georgia 5 vs. Georgia; vs. Iowa, 2011 11 vs. UCLA Same 3 vs. Southern Miss; at Penn St. Same Same 12 vs. UCLA 5 vs. Michigan State Same 2 vs. Idaho State, 2012 1 at Purdue 8 vs. Northwestern; vs. Mich. St. 10 vs. Penn State, 2012 7 vs. UCLA Same 10 vs. Penn State, 2011 6 vs. Iowa; vs. Georgia 8 4x, last at Penn State Same Same 3 vs. Wyoming 7 vs. Southern Miss; vs. SDSU Same 6 vs. SDSU; vs. Georgia Same Same 4 vs. Southern Miss 8 vs. Wisconsin, 2012 5 vs. Wyoming; vs. USM Same 8 vs. UCLA 1 vs. Wyoming; vs. SDSU Same 8 vs. Georgia Same 1 6x, last at Purdue, 2013 1 5x last at Purdue 7 vs. Chattanooga, 2011 None Same 16 vs. Iowa 1 vs. SDSU Same 13 at Minnesota Same 3 vs. Wyoming; vs. USM Same Same 2 at Purdue 2 vs. Idaho State, 2012 None 5 vs. Iowa Same 1 at Penn State; vs. Georgia Same

TFL (2013)

2 vs. Illinois 1 vs. Iowa 2 vs. Southern Miss; at Mich. 2 vs. Illinois; vs. Georgia 2 vs. UCLA 1 vs. Southern Miss 1 5x, last vs Michigan State 1 vs. SDSU; at Purdue; at Minn. None 5 vs. Northwestern 1 vs. UCLA 1 at Michigan; vs. Iowa 3 at Michigan None 1 vs. Southern Miss 2 vs. Georgia 2 vs. Southern Miss 3 vs. Southern Miss 3 vs. UCLA None 2 at Michigan None None 4 vs. Iowa None 2 at Michigan 1 vs. Wyoming None None 2 vs. Iowa None

Career

Same Same Same Same Same Same 1 7x, last vs. Michigan State. Same Same Same Same 2 vs. Michigan State, 2011 Same Same Same Same Same Same Same Same Same Same 2 vs. Chattanooga, 2011 Same Same Same Same Same 1 vs. Idaho State, 2012 Same Same

Sacks (2013) Career 1 vs. Illinois None 2 at Michigan 2 vs. Georgia 1 vs. UCLA; at Purdue 1 vs. Southern Miss 1 vs. SDSU; vs. Northwestern 1 vs. SDSU; at Purdue None 1 3x, last vs. Mich. St. None None 3.0 at Michigan None None 1 vs Georgia 1 at Purdue None 2 vs. UCLA None 1 at Michigan None None None None 1 vs. SDSU; at Penn State None None None 1 vs. Iowa None

Same Same Same Same Same Same Same Same Same 1 five times, last vs. Michigan St. Same 1.0 at UCLA, 2012 Same Same Same Same Same 1 vs. Southern Miss, 2012 Same Same 1.0 at Wyoming, 2011; at Mich., 2013 Same 0.5 vs. Idaho State, 2012 Same Same Same Same Same Same Same Same

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Nebraska Statistical Highs and Lows Nebraska Totals

Highs Lows

Opponent Totals

Highs Lows

Points Scored First Downs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Passes Attempted Passes Completed Had Intercepted Passing Yards Total Plays Total Yards Possession Time Fumbles Fumbles Lost Turnovers Turnover Margin Penalties Yards Penalized Sacks By-Yards Lost Team Tackles for Loss-Yards Points Scored First Downs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Passes Attempted Passes Completed Had Intercepted Passing Yards Total Plays Total Yards Possession Time Fumbles Fumbles Lost Turnovers Turnover Margin Penalties Yards Penalized Sacks By-Yards Lost Team Tackles for Loss-Yards

56 vs. Southern Miss 34 vs. South Dakota State 63 vs. Wyoming 375 vs. Wyoming 42 vs. Northwestern 22 vs. Northwestern 4 vs. Northwestern 310 vs. South Dakota State 92 vs. Northwestern 645 vs. South Dakota State 37:16 at Purdue 6 vs. Michigan State 4 vs. Michigan State 5 vs. Michigan State +3 vs. Southern Miss 9 vs. Wyoming 75 vs. Southern Miss; at Purdue 7-43 at Michigan 16-67 at Michigan

41 vs. UCLA; vs. Michigan State 34 vs. Wyoming 54 at Minnesota 271 at Minnesota 44 vs. Wyoming 29 vs. Wyoming 4 vs. Southern Miss 383 vs. Wyoming 82 vs. Georgia 602 vs. Wyoming 38:37 vs. Michigan State 3 vs. UCLA; at Penn State; vs Georgia 1 at Purdue; vs. Georgia 4 vs. Southern Miss +5 vs. Michigan State 9 vs. Wyoming 84 vs. Wyoming 4-27 at Minnesota; 4-28 vs. Northwestern 11-22 vs. Illinois

17 at Michigan; vs. Iowa 14 vs Georgia 30 at Minnesota 89 vs. Iowa 16 vs. Georgia 6 vs. Georgia 0 vs. Southern Miss; vs. UCLA; vs. SDSU; vs. Illinois; at Michigan; at Penn State 139 at Minnesota 59 vs. Georgia 273 at Michigan 21:23 vs. Michigan State 0 vs. Northwestern 0 at Purdue; vs. Northwestern; vs. Georgia 1 vs. Southern Miss; vs. UCLA; vs. Illinois; vs. Georgia -5 vs. Michigan State 3 at Minnesota; vs. Michigan State 21 at Minnesota 0-0 vs. Wyoming 1-3 vs. Wyoming 7 at Purdue 11 at Purdue 25 at Purdue -17 at Michigan 17 at Minnesota; vs. Iowa 8 vs. Northwestern 0 at Minnesota; at Michigan; vs. Michigan State; vs. Iowa 81 vs. Northwestern 63 at Michigan 175 at Michigan 22:44 at Purdue 0 at Minnesota; vs. Northwestern; vs. Michigan State; vs. Iowa 0 nine times, last vs. Iowa 0 at Minnesota; at Michigan; vs. Iowa -3 vs. Southern Miss 2 at Michigan; vs. Iowa 18 at Michigan 0-0 vs. Wyoming; vs. Southern Miss; vs. SDSU; vs. Illinois; vs. Michigan State 2-7 vs. South Dakota State

Nebraska Individual Highs

Most Rushing Attempts...........................................................27; Ameer Abdullah at Michigan, vs. Georgia Most Net Rushing Yards..........................................................225; Ameer Abdullah vs. Illinois Most Rushing TDs....................................................................2; Imani Cross vs. Wyoming, vs. SDSU, vs. Purdue; Ameer Abdullah vs. Southern Miss, vs. Illinois; Terrell Newby vs. SDSU Longest TD Run.......................................................................51; Imani Cross vs. Michigan State Longest Run, No TD.................................................................62; Ameer Abdullah vs. Wyoming Most Pass Attempts................................................................37; Ron Kellogg vs. Iowa Most Completed Passes..........................................................21; Taylor Martinez vs. UCLA Most Passing Yards..................................................................203; Taylor Martinez vs. UCLA Most Passing TDs.....................................................................3; Taylor Martinez vs. Wyoming, vs. Southern Miss, vs. UCLA Longest TD Pass.......................................................................99; Tommy Armstrong, Jr. to Quincy Enunwa vs. Georgia Longest Pass, No TD................................................................42; Taylor Martinez to Kenny Bell at Minnesota Most Pass Receptions..............................................................7; Kenny Bell vs. Wyoming, vs. Michigan State, vs. Iowa; Quincy Enunwa at Michigan Most Receiving Yards..............................................................129; Quinzy Enunwa vs. Georgia Most TD Receptions................................................................2; Quincy Enunwa vs. Wyoming, vs. UCLA, vs. Georgia Most Total Offense Attempts..................................................48; Taylor Martinez vs. UCLA Most Total Offense Yards........................................................235; Taylor Martinez vs. Wyoming (80 rushing, 155 receiving) Most All-Purpose Attempts.....................................................29; Ameer Abdullah vs. Northwestern (24 rushes, 3 catches, 2 returns) Most All-Purpose Yards...........................................................240; Ameer Abdullah vs. Illinois Most Touchdowns Scored.......................................................2; Quincy Enunwa vs. Wyoming, vs. UCLA, vs. Georgia; Imani Cross vs. Wyoming, vs. SDSU, vs. Purdue; Ameer Abdullah vs. Southern Miss, vs. Illinois; Terrell Newby vs. SDSU Most Field Goals Attempted...................................................3; Pat Smith at Minnesota; at Penn State Most Field Goals Made...........................................................3; Pat Smith at Minnesota; at Penn State Longest Field Goal Made.........................................................46; Pat Smith vs. Georgia Longest Field Goal Attempted.................................................48; Pat Smith vs. Northwestern Most Interceptions..................................................................2; Ciante Evans vs. Southern Miss Longest Interception TD Return..............................................43; Stanley Jean-Baptiste vs. Southern Miss Longest Interception Return, No TD.......................................42; Stanley Jean-Baptiste vs. Wyoming Longest Fumble TD Return......................................................None Longest Fumble Return, No TD...............................................5; Randy Gregory at Purdue Longest Punt Return, TD.........................................................None Longest Punt Return, No TD....................................................19; Jordan Westerkamp at Minnesota Most Punt Return Yardage......................................................17; Jordan Westerkamp at Minnesota (3 returns) Longest Kickoff Return, TD......................................................99; Kenny Bell at Penn State Longest Kickoff Return, No TD................................................63; Kenny Bell vs. Southern Miss Most Kickoff Return Yardage..................................................99; Kenny Bell at Penn State (1 return) Most Punts..............................................................................8; Sam Foltz vs. UCLA (37.8 avg.); at Penn State (46.0 avg.) Highest Punting Average.........................................................46.0; Sam Foltz at Penn State (8 punts) Longest Punt............................................................................64; Sam Foltz at Purdue; at Michigan

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Most Total Tackles..................................................................16; Michael Rose at Iowa (7 solo, 9 assist) Most Solo Tackles....................................................................10; Corey Cooper vs. Georgia Most Tackles for Loss..............................................................5; Ciante Evans vs. Northwestern (23 yards) Most Yards Lost.......................................................................28; Randy Gregory at Purdue (2 TFL) Most Quarterback Sacks.........................................................3.0; Randy Gregory at Michigan (14 yards) Most Yards Lost.......................................................................28; Randy Gregory at Purdue (2 sacks) Most Pass Breakups................................................................2; Stanley Jean-Baptiste vs. Southern Miss, vs. Michigan State, at Penn State; Jason Ankrah vs. Michigan State; Andrew Green vs. Georgia Most Blocked Field Goals........................................................None Most Blocked Punts.................................................................1; Brandon Reilly at Penn State Most Blocked PAT...................................................................None

Opponent Individual Highs

Most Yards Rushing.................................................................202; Zach Zenner (South Dakota State) Most Rushing Attempts...........................................................35; Zach Zwinak (Penn State) Most Yards Passing..................................................................383; Brett Smith (Wyoming) Most Passing Attempts...........................................................43; Brett Smith (Wyoming) Most Pass Completions...........................................................29; Brett Smith (Wyoming) Most Pass Receptions..............................................................11; Dominic Rufran (Wyoming) Most Yards Receiving..............................................................146; David Yancey (Purdue)

Opponent Individual Longest Plays

Rush.........................................................................................47; Brett Smith (Wyoming) Pass.........................................................................................55*; David Yancey from Danny Etling (Purdue) Field Goal.................................................................................48; Justin Syrovatka (South Dakota State) Punt Return.............................................................................26; Shaquell Evans (UCLA); Macgarrett Kings (Michigan State) Kickoff Return..........................................................................48; J.J. Green (Georgia) Fumble Return.........................................................................0; Kenny Nelson (Illinois) Interception Return.................................................................33; Blair Burns (Wyoming) Punt.........................................................................................69; Matt Wile (Michigan) *-Touchdown

Nebraska Starting Lineups Husker Offensive Starters Game-by-Game

Opponent

WR

WR TE LT

LG

C

RG

RT

QB

IB

FB

PK

Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA

Bell Bell Bell Bell Bell Bell Moore Bell Bell Bell Bell Bell Bell

Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa Enunwa

J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton Moudy Pensick J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton

Pensick Pensick Pensick Pensick Pensick Pensick Pensick Pensick Pensick Pelini Pelini Pensick Pensick

S. Long S. Long S. Long S. Long S. Long S. Long Moudy Moudy Rodriquez Rodriguez Rodriquez Rodriguez Rodriguez

Rodriguez Rodriguez Rodriguez Rodriguez Rodriguez Rodriguez Rodriguez Rodriguez Sirles Sirles Sirles Sirles Sirles

Martinez Martinez Martinez Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Martinez Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Kellogg Armstrong

Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah

Zimmerer Zimmerer Carter^ Carter^ Zimmerer Carter^ Zimmerer Zimmerer Carter^ Burtch# Burtch# Zimmerer Westerkamp#

Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith

South Dakota State Illinois at Purdue at Minnesota Northwestern at Michigan Michigan State at Penn State Iowa Georgia

J. Long J. Long J. Long J. Long A. Moore# S. Cotton Carter Carter J. Long J. Long J. Long J. Long J. Long

Sirles Sirles Sirles Sirles Sirles Sirles Sirles Sirles Qvale Qvale Qvale Qvale Qvale

#-opened in three wide receiver formation; %-NU opened in a four-receiver set (three receivers and a tight end); ^-NU opened in two tight end set

Husker Defensive Starters Game-by-Game

Opponent DE DT DT

DE

BUCK

MIKE WILL LCB

FS

SS

RCB

P

Wyoming Southern Miss UCLA South Dakota State Illinois at Purdue at Minnesota Northwestern at Michigan Michigan State at Penn State Iowa Georgia

Moss Gregory Gregory Gregory Gregory Moss Gregory Gregory Moss Gregory Gregory Gregory Gregory

Seisay# Evans* Evans* Evans* Afalava L. Alexander# Afalava Evans* Santos Santos Santos Santos Santos

Santos Banderas Banderas Banderas Santos Santos Santos Rose Rose Rose Rose Rose Rose

H. Jackson H. Jackson H. Jackson Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green

Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper

Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste Jean-Baptiste

Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz

Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah Ankrah

Randle Valentine Randle Valentine Randle Valentine Randle Valentine Randle Curry Randle Curry Randle Curry Randle Curry Randle Curry Randle Curry Valentine Curry Valentine Curry Randle Collins

Evans# Gerry Gerry Gerry M. Rose Evans# Z. Anderson Santos Anderson Anderson Anderson Banderas Anderson

Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Evans Mitchell Evans Mitchell Evans Evans Evans Evans Evans

* - NU opened with nickel package # - NU opened with dime packages; %-NU opened with five defensive linemen; @-NU opened with three safties; !-NU opened with 3 defensive ends

Overall Participation Player (games):

Abdullah, Ameer (13/13); Afalava, Jared (4/2); Alexander, LeRoy (13/1); Allen, Taariq (10/-); Anderson, Zaire (12/5); Ankrah, Jason (13/13); Armstrong Jr., Tommy (9/8); Banderas, Josh (13/4); Bell, Kenny (13/12); Bondi, Mauro (13/-); Burtch, Sam (13/2); Carter, Cethan (13/6); Chapek, Brandon (4/-); Collins, Maliek (12/1); Cooper, Corey (13/13); Cotton, Jake (11/11); Cotton, Sam (10/1); Criss, Scott (1/-); Cross, Imani (13/-); Curry, Aaron (13/8); Davie, Daniel (10/-); Enunwa, Quincy (13/13); Evans, Ciante (13/13); Evans, Tyler (3/-); Finnin, Matt (4/-); Foltz, Sam (13/-); Foster, Trey (6/-); Frazier, King (12/-); Fyfe, Ryker (1/-); Gerry, Nathan (13/3); Green, Andrew (13/10); Gregory, Randy (13/10); Hovey, Lane (2/-); Jackson, Charles (13/-); Jackson, Harvey (10/3); Janovich, Andy (13/-); Jean-Baptiste, Stanley (13/13); Kellogg III, Ron (10/1); Long, Jake (10/9); Long, Spencer (6/6); Martinez, Taylor (4/4); Maurice, Kevin (6/-); McMullen, Greg (11/-); Miller, Gabe (13/-); Mitchell, Josh (13/6); Moore, Alonzo (10/2); Moss, Avery (12/3); Moudy, Mike (9/3); Nabity, Graham (2/-); Newby, Terrell (13/-); Nickens, Brodrick (6/-); Pelini, Mark (13/2); Pensick, Cole (13/12); Pirman, Max (1/-); Price, Givens (8/-): Qvale, Brent (13/5); Randle, Thad (11/11); Reeves, Ryne (10/-); Reilly, Brandon (10/-); Richards, Wil (7/-); Rodriguez, Andrew (13/13); Rose, Jonathan (10/-); Rose, Michael (12/7); Santos, David (13/10); Seisay, Mohammed (12/1); Simpson, Brad (4/-); Sirles, Jeremiah (13/13); Smith, Pat (13/-); Starkebaum, Colby (13/-); Sterup, Zach (11/-); Sutton, David (3/-); Turner, Jamal (8/-); Valentine, Vincent (13/6); Vestal, Donovan (2/-); Westerkamp, Jordan (13/1); Williams, Austin (10/-); Wullenwaber, Tyler (4/-); Zimmerer, C.J. (13/6).

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

Game 1 No. 18 Nebraska 37, Wyoming 34 SCORE BY QUARTERS Wyoming Nebraska

1 2 3 4 FINAL 7 7 7 13 34 10 7 14 6 37

Lincoln (Aug. 31) --- No. 18 Nebraska rushed for 375 yards and amassed 530 total yards on its way to a 37-34 victory over Wyoming for the Huskers’ 28th consecutive season-opening win. Playing in front of a school-record 91,185 fans at Memorial Stadium, Nebraska rolled up 375 yards on 63 rushes, including 114 yards from junior I-back Ameer Abdullah and 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns for sophomore I-back Imani Cross. Senior quarterback Taylor Martinez also completed 17-of-22 passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair of scoring strikes to Quincy Enunwa. Despite the impressive offensive totals for the Huskers, a pair of late NU turnovers allowed the visiting Cowboys to put a scare into the Big Red. NU led 37-21 with the ball on the Wyoming 25 with just under seven minutes left in the game, but a Martinez pass was intercepted by Wyoming’s Blair Burns and returned to the Wyoming 48. It took quarterback Brett Smith and the Cowboys just two plays and 24 seconds to find paydirt, as Smith hit receiver Jalen Claiborne to trim NU’s lead to 37-27, after Wyoming’s two-point conversion attempt was smothered by Husker defensive back Josh Mitchell. After another turnover, Smith struck quickly again, hitting receiver Robert Herron on a 47-yard touchdown pass just 29 seconds later to pull Wyoming within 37-34. On NU’s ensuing drive, Wyoming forced a three-and-out by the Huskers, who got a clutch 31-yard punt from Sam Foltz that was caught by NU’s Kenny Bell at the Wyoming 6. Smith got a chance at the upset, but the Husker defense held Wyoming without a shot at the end zone to escape with the victory. Smith completed 29-of-43 passes for 383 yards with four touchdowns in a losing effort, although Ciante Evans and Stanley Jean-Baptiste each pulled down interceptions for the Huskers. Overall, the two teams combined for 1,132 yards of total offense, as Wyoming finished with 602 total yards, including 219 yards on the ground. The Cowboys’ total yards marked the eighth-highest mark against the Big Red in school history.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th

08:48 05:00 01:20 11:38 05:59 13:22 04:08 02:04 11:38 06:02 01:32

TEAM STATISTICS

WYO NEB NEB WYO NEB NEB NEB WYO NEB WYO WYO

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Claiborne 6 yd pass from Smith (Williams kick) Smith 24 yd field goal Turner 17 yd pass from Martinez (Smith kick) Wick 6 yd run (Williams kick) Cross 1 yd run (Smith kick) Cross 31 yd run (Smith kick) Enunwa 3 yd pass from Martinez (Smith kick) Miller 22 yd pass from Smith (Williams kick) Enunwa 7 yd pass from Martinez (Smith kick failed) Claiborne 29 yd pass from Smith (pass failed) Herron 47 yd pass from Smith (Williams kick)

WYO

NEB

34 27 30-219 63-375 383 155 44-29-2 22-17-1 74-602 85-530 0-0 0-0 2-13 0-0 3-53 3-82 1-33 2-42 4-52.2 5-45.6 2-0 3-1 9-84 9-74 24:02 35:58 1 of 8 9 of 17 1 of 1 0 of 1 2-2 5-5 0-0 0-0

RUSHING: WYO-Wick, Shaun 12-101; Smith, Brett 8-92; Miller, Brandon 9-27; TEAM 1-minus-1. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 19-114; Cross, Imani 13-105; Martinez, Taylor 16-80; Newby, Terrell 15-76. PASSING: WYO-Smith, Brett 29-43-1-383; Norman, Trey 0-1-1-0. Nebraska- Martinez, Taylor 17-22-1-155 RECEIVING: WYO-Rufran, Dominic 11-120; Claiborne, Jalen 7-88; Miller, Brandon 5-63; Herron, Robert 4-91; Gentry, Tanner 2-21. Nebraska-Bell, Kenny 7-57; Turner, Jamal 4-43; Enunwa, Quincy 3-27; Long, Jake 1-26; Abdullah, Ameer 1-3; Cross, Imani 1-minus-1 INTERCEPTIONS: WYO-Burns, Blair 1-33. Nebraska-Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 1-42; Evans, Ciante, 1-0 FUMBLES: WYO-Smith, Brett 2-0. Nebraska-Martinez, Taylor 1-1; Cross, Imani 1-0; TEAM 1-0. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): WYO- None Nebraska- None TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): WYO-Huff, Marqueston 8-10, Yarbrough, Eddie 6-7. Nebraska-Santos, David, 6-6; Gerry, Nathan 3-2; Mitchell, Josh, 3-2.

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Game 2 No. 22 Nebraska 56, Southern Miss 13 SCORE BY QUARTERS Southern Miss Nebraska

1 2 3 4 FINAL 3 3 7 0 13 21 14 14 7 56

Lincoln (Sept. 7) --- No. 22 Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense hauled in four interceptions, including two for scores, while Taylor Martinez threw three touchdown passes in a 56-13 win over Southern Miss. Nebraska’s opportunistic defense was the story, as Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans both returned passes for TDs, as the Huskers jumped out to a 21-3 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Nebraska turned four USM turnovers into 21 points in picking up its 10th straight home victory. Nebraska finished the night with 479 total yards, including 285 rushing and 194 passing. I-back Ameer Abdullah led NU’s ground game with 17 carries for 114 yards and touchdown runs of 3 and 37 yards. Martinez went 15-for-23 through the air for 170 yards and three scores in just over two and a half quarters of action. While the offense enjoyed substituting freely and spreading the ball around with the lopsided win, the Blackshirts celebrated a strong effort. Nebraska’s defense intercepted four passes, including a pair by senior Ciante Evans. Jean-Baptiste set the tone early, returning Allan Bridgford’s pass 43 yards for a score on USM’s first offensive series. The Blackshirts held Southern Miss to 284 total yards, including 62 on the ground. In fact, USM had just four rushing yards until midway through the fourth quarter. In addition to the three combined interceptions by Evans (2) and Jean-Baptiste, Corey Cooper grabbed the first interception of his career for Nebraska. The Blackshirts also notched nine tackles for loss on the day. Harvey Jackson led the Huskers with seven tackles, including a tackle for loss that helped thwart a late USM scoring threat.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th

13:47 05:42 01:24 01:17 07:01 03:11 00:12 11:43 11:25 10:32 14:38

NEB USM NEB NEB NEB USM NEB USM NEB NEB NEB

Jean-Baptiste 43 yd interception return (Smith kick) Acosta 32 yd field goal Enunwa 16 yd pass from Martinez (Bondi kick) Evans 22 yd interception return (Smith kick) Abdullah 3 yd run (Smith kick) Acosta 45 yd field goal Bell 21 yd pass from Martinez (Smith kick) Bradley 41 yd pass from Bridgford (Acosta kick) Abdullah 37 yd run (Smith kick) Burtch 26 yd pass from Martinez (Smith kick) Cross 1 yd run (Bondi kick)

TEAM STATISTICS USM

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

NEB

16 30 27-62 46-285 222 194 37-21-4 28-19-0 64-284 74-479 0-0 0-0 1-5 2-6 2-22 2-89 0-0 4-86 5-45.2 4-46.0 2-0 1-1 7-55 6-75 28:05 31:55 4 of 13 7 of 12 0 of 1 1 of 1 1-2 3-3 0-0 1-10

RUSHING: USM-Hardy, Kendrick 10-35; Richard, Jalen 4-24; Bracken, Tyre 7-9; Hester, Jeremy 3-5; Team 1-minus-2; Bridgford, Allan 2-minus-9. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 17-114; Newby, Terrell 8-60; Martinez, Taylor 6-34; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 4-23; Frazier, King 4-21; Cross, Imani 4-14; Nabity, Graham 2-10; Kellogg III, Ron 1-9. PASSING: USM-Bridgford, Allan 21-35-3-222; Mullens, Nick 0-2-1-0. Nebraska- Martinez, Taylor 15-230-170; Kellogg III, Ron 4-5-0-24. RECEIVING: USM-Holmes Tyre’oune 8-65; Bradley, Rickey 3-57; Bracken, Tyre 2-34; Richard, Jalen 2-14; Revies, JaMarcus 2-12; Triplett, Markese 1-15; Sims, Justin 1-13; Cox, James 1-7; Sullivan, Dominique 1-5.Nebraska-Enunwa, Quincy 5-58; Abdullah, Ameer 4-16; Bell, Kenny 3-45; Westerkamp, Jordan 2-15; Burtch, Sam 1-26; Long, Jake 1-18; Carter, Cethan 1-12; Turner, Jamal 1-9; Newby, Terrell 1-minus-5 INTERCEPTIONS: USM-None. Nebraska-Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 1-43; Evans, Ciante, 2-27; Cooper, Corey 1-16. FUMBLES: USM-Hester, Jeremy 1-0; Bridgford, Allan 1-. Nebraska-Newby, Terrell 1-1 SACKS (Sacks-Yds): USM- None Nebraska-Collins, Maliek 1-10 TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): USM-Miller, DeBarriaus 9-5. Nebraska-Jackson, Harvey 4-3

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Game 3 No. 16 UCLA 41, No. 23 Nebraska 21 Game 4 Nebraska 59, South Dakota State 20 SCORE BY QUARTERS Arkansas No. 16 UCLA State Nebraska No. 23 Nebraska

1 2 3 0 3 3 7 10 28 14 14 14 7 0 0

4 FINAL 0 3 13 41 14 0 42 21

Lincoln (Sept. 14) -- In a tale of two halves, No. 23 Nebraska bolted to a 21-3 lead, but No. 16 UCLA closed with 38 unanswered points in the final two-and-half quarters to leave Memorial Stadium with a 41-21 victory over the Huskers. Playing in front of the NCAA-record 328th consecutive sellout and the largest crowd (91,471) in Memorial Stadium history, the Huskers had their 14-game home non-conference winning streak snapped, along with their streak of 10-straight home wins. Nebraska used defense and special teams to bolt to an early lead against the Bruins. On UCLA’s second possession, Stanley Jean-Baptiste picked off a Brett Hundley pass and returned it 34 yards to give NU great field position. Moments later, Martinez found Quincy Enunwa for an 11yard scoring strike. Leading 7-3, NU went on a 17-play, 92-yard drive capped by another Martinez to Enunwa touchown play, this time from 18 yards. In the second quarter, NU took advantage of a botched punt snap, as Randy Gregory tackled UCLA punter Sean Covington at the UCLA 26. Two plays later, Martinez found Kenny Bell on a 22-yard TD pass to push the Husker lead to 21-3. The Bruins’ high-powered offense finally found the end zone against the Blackshirts with 57 seconds left in the first half to trim the NU margin to 11 points. The Huskers went to halftime with a 21-10 edge, but the second half belonged to Hundley and the Bruins, as UCLA scored touchdowns on all four of its third-quarter possessions to take control of the game. The sophomore quarterback finished 16-of-24 for 294 yards and three second-half touchdown passes. He also ran 19 times for 61 yards. Jordon James led the UCLA ground game with 105 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. Overall, UCLA amassed 504 total yards, including 210 on the ground and 294 through the air. The Bruins rolled up 157 rushing yards in the second half. Nebraska managed 326 total yards for the game, but just 130 in the second half, including just 43 yards on the ground after halftime. Martinez completed 21-of-35 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns in the game. Abdullah led the NU ground game with 98 yards on 23 carries, while adding three receptions for 50 yards. But Martinez was thrown for minus-13 yards rushing on 10 attempts. No other Husker back managed 20 yards. Enunwa had three catches for 39 yards and two scores, while Bell led the Husker receivers with six catches for 68 yards.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th

09:45 07:13 00:31 07:12 00:57 08:31 06:02 03:39 00:26 01:53

NEB UCLA NEB NEB UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA

Enunwa 11 yd pass from Martinez (Smith kick) Fairbairn 44 yd field goal Enunwa 14 yd pass from Martinez (Bondi kick) Bell 22 yd pass from Martinez (Smith kick) Perkins 10 yd run (Fairbairn kick) James 3 yd run (Fairbairn kick) Evans 28 yd pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick) Ruhl 12 yd pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick) Iese 3 yd pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick) Fairbairn 24 yd field goal

TEAM STATISTICS UCLA

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

NEB

27 21 53-210 42-128 294 203 25-16-1 35-21-0 78-504 77-331 0-0 0-0 2-28 0-0 0-0 3-35 0-0 1-34 3-45.3 8-37.8 3-0 4-1 3-21 8-70 29:40 30:20 7 of 15 3 of 14 0 of 1 2 of 3 5-5 2-3 2-15 3-6

RUSHING: UCLA-James, Jordon 22-105; Hundley, Brett 19-61; Jones, Malcolm 4-24; Perkins, Paul 5-22; Manfro, Steven 2-10; Covington, Sean 1-minus-12. Nebraska- Abdullah, Ameer 23-98; Newby, Terrell 5-22; Cross, Imani 3-19; Nickens, Brodrick 1-2; Martinez, Taylor 10-minus-13 PASSING: UCLA--Hundley, Brett 16-24-1-294; TEAM-0-1-0-0. Nebraska-Martinez, Taylor 21-35-0-203 RECEIVING: UCLA-Fuller, Devin 4-48; Evans, Shaquell 3-97; Bell, Darius 2-35; Payton, Jordan 2-28; Mazzone, Grayson 1-39; Perkins, Paul 1-20; Duarte, Thomas 1-12; Ruhl, Phillip 1-12; Iese, Nate 1-3. Nebraska-Bell, Kenny 6-68; Turner, Jamal 5-23; Abdullah, Ameer 3-50; Enunwa, Quincy 3-39; Newby, Terrell 1-9; Long, Jake 1-8; Westerkamp, Jordan 1-4; Zimmerer, C.J. 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: UCLA-None. Nebraska-Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 1-34. FUMBLES: UCLA-Hundley, Brett 2-0; Covington, Sean 1-0 Nebraska-Martinez, Taylor 2-0; Enunwa, Quincy 1-0; Abdullah, Ameer 1-1 SACKS (Sacks-Yds): UCLA-Epenesa Seali’ 1-6; Graham, Keenan 1-9. Nebraska-Moss, Avery 2-5; Banderas, Josh, 1-1 TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): UCLA-Barr, Anthony 7-4. Nebraska-Cooper, Corey 2-10.

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Arkansas South Dakota State State Nebraska

1 2 3 4 FINAL 0 17 3 0 10 0 0 3 13 20 14 14 14 14 24 0 7 14 42 59

Lincoln (Sept. 21) -- Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III led Nebraska in place of injured starting quarterback Taylor Martinez, and the Husker offense produced the biggest total offense day under Bo Pelini in a 59-20 victory over South Dakota State. Armstrong earned the first start of his career and helped the Huskers amass 645 yards of total offense with the first 300-yard rushing/300-yard passing day as a team in school history. Armstrong completed 12-of-15 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown pass, while Kellogg was equally productive, completing 8-of-9 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown strike of his own. Armstrong and Kellogg engineered scoring drives on eight of their 10 offensive possessions. NU finished with 310 passing yards and 335 rushing yards, led by Ameer Abdullah’s 139 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Imani Cross added 60 yards and two scores on just 10 carries, while freshman Terrell Newby contributed 52 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Armstrong pitched in 38 yards on five totes. Senior Quincy Enunwa led the Husker receivers with six catches for 78 yards. Abdullah contributed three receptions for 46 yards, while Tyler Wullenwaber added a pair of receptions for 47 yards, including his first career touchdown. While the offense was firing on all cylinders, the defense also made some significant contributions. The Blackshirts forced a trio of Jackrabbit turnovers, including defensive end Randy Gregory’s first career interception and touchdown, which came after a 33-yard return early in the fourth quarter. Gregory finished with five tackles, including two for loss and a half sack. Stanley Jean-Baptiste added his fourth interception of the season and a 15-yard return, giving him an interception in each of NU’s first four games of the year. Jonathan Rose added a fourth-quarter fumble recovery for the Huskers, who held a high-powered SDSU offense to just three points in the final three quarters.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

13:29 12:10 08:29 06:45 00:05 12:30 07:10 04:16 00:00 04:15 02:47 12:58 09:15

TEAM STATISTICS

NEB SDSU NEB SDSU SDSU NEB NEB NEB NEB NEB NEB SDSU NEB

Score FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Cross 5 yd run (Smith kick) Zenner 40 yd run (Syrovatka kick) Cross 2 yd run (Bondi kick) Zenner 3 yd run (Syrovatka kick) Syrovatka 48 yd field goal Abdullah 1 yd run (Smith kick) Burtch 16 yd pass from Armstrong (Bondi kick) Wullenwaber 23 yd pass from Kellogg III (Smith kick) Bondi 22 yd field goal Newby 10 yd run (Smith kick) Gregory 33 yd interception return (Bondi kick) Syrovatka 29 yd field goal Newby 5 yd run (Smith kick)

SDSU

NEB

20 59 25 34 38-227 51-335 238 310 29-19-2 26-21-0 67-465 77-645 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-9 2-41 3-68 0-0 2-48 3-40.0 1-47.0 1-1 3-2 4-45 4-33 30:49 29:11 3 of 11 7 of 10 0 of 1 1 of 1 3-4 7-9 0-0 5-44

RUSHING: SDSU-Zenner, Zach 21-202; Gandy, Reggie 8-38; Rodriguez, Isaac 2-32; Sumner, Austin 7-minus-45. Nebraska- Abdullah, Ameer 15-139; Cross, Imani 10-60; Newby, Terrell 8-52; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 5-38; Frazier, King 5-14; Nabity, Graham 3-14; Kellogg III, Ron 2-7; Westerkamp, Jordan 1-7; Fyfe, Ryker 1-3; Bell, Kenny 1-1. PASSING: SDSU-Sumner, Austin 19-29-2-238 Nebraska-Armstrong Jr., Tommy 12-15-0-169; Kellogg III, Ron 8-9-0-136; Fyfe, Ryker 1-1-0-5; TEAM 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: SDSU-Jones, Cam 6-68; Schneider, Jason 5-48; Gandy, Reggie 3-29; Hubert, Brandon 2-36; Tiefenthaler, Trevor 1-25; Zenner, Zach 1-21; Wesley, Trevor 1-11. Nebraska-Enunwa, Quincy 6-78; Abdullah, Ameer 3-46; Wullenwaber, Tyler 2-47; Carter, Cethan 2-43; Bell, Kenny 2-20; Moore, Alonzo 1-19; Long, Jake 1-17; Burtch, Sam 1-16; Westerkamp, Jordan 1-11; Turner, Jamal 1-8; Reilly, Brandon 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: SDSU-None. Nebraska-Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 1-15; Gregory, Randy 1-33 FUMBLES: SDSU-Rodriguez, Isaac 1-1 Nebraska-Armstrong Jr., Tommy 1-0; Abdullah, Ameer 1-1; Bell, Kenny 1-1. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): SDSU-None. Nebraska-Curry, Aaron 1-11; Cooper, Corey 1-7; Anderson, Zaire 1-7; Santos, David 1-8; Gregory, Randy 0.5-5; Moss, Avery 0.5-6. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): SDSU-Kilgore, R.C. 8-7. Nebraska-Cooper, Corey 7-3; Anderson, Zaire 6-4

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Game 5 Nebraska 39, Illinois 19 SCORE BY QUARTERS Illinois Nebraska

1 2 3 4 FINAL 0 5 7 7 19 14 9 13 3 39

Lincoln (Oct. 5) -- Ameer Abdullah rushed for a career-high 225 yards and two touchdowns to lead Nebraska to a 39-19 Big Ten-opening win over Illinois on Homecoming at Memorial Stadium. Abdullah carried the load throughout the day for the Huskers, powering a Nebraska rushing attack that amassed 335 yards on the ground. Abdullah carried 20 times, including a highlight reel 43-yard touchdown run on NU’s opening drive of the second half to put the Huskers up 30-5. He also opened the scoring for the Big Red with a two-yard run on the Huskers’ first drive of the game, to help spark a quick 17-0 NU lead. Nebraska rolled up 521 yards of total offense against the Illini. Imani Cross added 76 yards and a touchdown run on 15 carries, while Terrell Newby pitched in 19 yards on four carries. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. had another solid performance in his second career start, completing 8-of-13 passes for 135 yards and two scores. His four-yard pass to senior wide receiver Quincy Enunwa midway through the first quarter put the Huskers up 14-0. He added a spectacular 37-yard connection with junior wide receiver Kenny Bell in the third quarter to give the Huskers a 36-12 lead at the end of three quarters. Enunwa finished the day with four catches for 80 yards, while crossing the 1,000-yard receiving mark for his career. Bell added four catches for 65 yards. Redshirt freshman tight end Sam Cotton added the first catch of his career, while fellow tight end Jake Long pitched in one catch for nine yards. The Blackshirts provided a solid defensive presence, holding the Fighting Illini to just 10 offensive points until the final minute of the game. Illinois finished with 372 total yards, including 195 on the ground and 177 through the air. The Blackshirts held quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to just 13-of-26 passing for 135 yards, while limiting Scheelhaase to just 11 yards on nine carries. Josh Ferguson carried 19 times for 114 yards and a score to lead the Illini, while adding eight receptions for 82 yards out of the backfield. Redshirt freshman linebacker Michael Rose led the Husker defense with 11 tackles, while junior safety Corey Cooper added 10 stops with a TFL. Sophomore Randy Gregory wreaked havoc from his defensive end spot throughout the day with eight tackles, including a TFL and a quarterback hurry. Defensive back Ciante Evans also made plays all over the field, including forcing a fumble on the Illini’s first drive that helped the Huskers jump to a 14-0 lead. Evans, who finished with four tackles, notched a sack among his two tackles for loss while adding a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry. Jason Ankrah added two tackles for loss and a sack, while pulling down an interception on a pass hurried by Evans in the second half.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

11:06 05:53 13:04 07:50 04:18 01:44 12:58 05:54 02:44 05:16 00:57

NEB NEB NEB ILL NEB ILL NEB ILL NEB NEB ILL

Abdullah 2 yd run (Smith kick) Enunwa 4 yd pass from Armstrong (Smith kick) Smith 27 yd field goal Zalewski 38 yd field goal Cross 2 yd run (kick failed) TEAM safety Abdullah 43 yd run (Bondi kick) Young 1 yd run (Zalewski kick) Bell 37 yd pass from Armstrong (Bondi kick failed) Smith 32 yd field goal Ferguson 1 yd run (Zalewski kick)

TEAM STATISTICS Ill

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

NEB

24 24 48-195 50-335 177 186 31-16-1 20-11-0 79-372 70-521 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 4-96 1-26 0-0 1-6 5-40.0 1-40.0 1-1 3-1 3-38 8-71 32:54 27:06 4 of 15 6 of 12 2 of 4 0 of 1 3-3 5-6 0-0 3-16

RUSHING: Illinois-Ferguson, Josh 19-114; Young, Donovonn 15-61; Scheelhaase, Nathan 9-11; O’Toole, Reilly 3-8; Bailey, Aaron 2-1. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 20-225; Cross, Imani 15-76; Newby, Terrell 4-19; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 9-18; Kellogg III, Ron 1-minus-1; TEAM 1-minus-2 PASSING: Illinois-Scheelhaase, Nathan 13-26-1-135; O’Toole, Reilly 3-5-0-42. Nebraska - Armstrong Jr., Tommy 8-13-0-135; Kellogg III, Ron 3-6-0-51; Abdullah, Ameer 0-1-0-0 RECEIVING: Illinois-Ferguson, Josh 8-82; Barr, Martize 4-30; Davis, Jon 3-45; LaCosse, Matt 1-20. Nebraska-Enunwa, Quincy 4-80; Bell, Kenny 4-65; Cotton, Sam 1-17; Abdullah, Ameer 1-15; Long, Jake 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS: Illinois-None. Nebraska-Ankrah, Jason 1-6 FUMBLES (No.-Lost): Illinois-Young, Donovonn 1-1. Nebraska-Cross, Imani 2-1; Newby, Terrell 1-0. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Illinois-None. Nebraska-Afalava, Jared 1-1; Evans, Ciante 1-11; Ankrah, Jason 1-4 TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Illinois-Brown, Jonathan 5-8. Nebraska-Rose, Michael 5-6

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Game 6 Nebraska 44, Purdue 7 SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Purdue

1 2 3 4 FINAL 14 7 9 14 44 0 0 0 7 7

West Lafayette, Ind. (Oct. 12) --- Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense just missed its first shutout since 2009, as the Big Red rolled to a 44-7 victory at Purdue. Nebraska’s defense was dynamic from start to finish, holding Purdue to just 216 yards of total offense, while recording five sacks and forcing a pair of turnovers. Defensive end Randy Gregory led the Huskers with two tackles for loss - both sacks for a total of 28 yards lost. His second sack of Danny Etling went for 17 yards and a third-quarter safety that put NU up 30-0. Gregory added a second-quarter fumble recovery that Ameer Abdullah and the Husker offense converted into a 28-yard touchdown run on the game’s next play. Abdullah powered the NU offense with his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season. The junior I-back finished with 126 yards on 20 carries. Nebraska amassed 435 yards of total offense, including 251 yards on the ground and 184 through the air. Tommy Armstrong completed just 6-of-18 passes for 43 yards on the day and managed just five rushing yards on four carries. However, he did score the game’s first touchdown by leading the Huskers to paydirt on their first possession. Armstrong’s three-yard touchdown run gave Nebraska a 7-0 lead just over five minutes into the game. It was the first of five rushing touchdowns on the day, including a pair of short blasts by sophomore I-back Imani Cross. His first plunge was a one-yard dive on fourth down to end the first quarter and give the Huskers a 14-0 lead. His second touchdown came from two yards out to put NU up 28-0 midway through the third quarter. Cross finished with 56 yards on 16 carries Senior Ron Kellogg III produced a solid afternoon in Nebraska’s two-quarterback rotation. Kellogg completed 10-of-13 passes for 141 yards, including a short touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Quincy Enunwa early in the fourth quarter. Enunwa led the Husker receiving corps with four catches for 72 yards, while redshirt freshman Jordan Westerkamp added career highs of three catches for 53 yards. Kenny Bell, Cethan Carter and Abdullah each added a pair of receptions for the Huskers, as NU finished 15-of-31 for 184 yards in the passing department. In addition to Abdullah’s 126 rushing yards, freshman Terrell Newby helped the Husker ground game with 10 carries for 61 yards, while King Frazier contributed three carries for nine yards and Nebraska’s final touchdown on a two-yard blast with 50 seconds left.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th

09:38 00:00 07:12 08:31 03:53 12:47 00:50 00:39

TEAM STATISTICS

NEB NEB NEB NEB NEB NEB NEB PUR

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Armstrong 3 yd run (Smith kick) Cross 1 yd run (Smith kick) Abdullah 28 yd run (Smith kick) Cross 2 yd run (Smith kick) TEAM safety Enunwa 8 yd pass from Kellogg III (Smith kick) Frazier 3 yd run (Smith kick) Yancey 55 yd pass from Etling (Griggs kick)

NEB Pur

21 11 56-251 25-32 184 184 31-16-3 36-14-1 87-435 61-216 1-5 0-0 4-12 0-0 1-15 4-67 1-12 3-0 6-43.8 8-38.2 1-0 1-1 8-75 7-53 37:16 22:44 11 of 21 3 of 14 2 of 2 0 of 3 5-5 0-0 5-50 1-0

RUSHING: Purdue-Hunt, Akeem 10-57; Cottom, Brandon 2-14; Mostert, Raheem 3-7; Dawkins, Dalyn 3-4; Etling, Danny 7-minus-50. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 20-126; Newby, Terrell 10-61; Cross, Imani 16-56; Frazier, King 3-9; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 4-5; TEAM 1-minus-2; Kellogg III, Ron 2-minus-4 PASSING: Purdue-Etling, Danny 14-35-1-184; Henry, Rob 0-1-0-0. Nebraska-Armstrong Jr., Tommy 6-183-43; Kellogg III, Ron 10-13-0-141 RECEIVING: Purdue-Yancey, DeAngelo 5-146; Mikesky, Shane 3-17; Sinz, Justin 2-10; Hunt, Akeem 2-5; Posey, Cameron 1-5; Dawkins, Dalyn 1-1. Nebraska-Enunwa, Quincy 4-72; Westerkamp, Jordan 3-53; Bell, Kenny 2-29; Carter, Cethan 2-15; Abdullah, Ameer 2-7; Foster, Trey 1-9; Cotton, Sam 1-2; Newby, Terrell 1-minus-3 INTERCEPTIONS: Purdue-Logan, Austin 1-0; Williams, Frankie 1-0; Garcia, Andy 1-0. NebraskaAlexander, LeRoy 1-12 FUMBLES: Purdue-Dawkins, Dalyn 1-1. Nebraska-Westerkamp, Jordan 1-0 SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Purdue- Gason, Bruce 1-9. Nebraska-Gregory, Randy 2-28; Curry, Aaron 1-5; McMullen, Greg 1-10; Banderas, Josh 1-7. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Purdue-Brown, Anthony (8-1). Nebraska- Santos, David (4-1)

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Game 7 Minnesota 34, No. 25 Nebraska 23 Game 8 Nebraska 27, Northwestern 24 SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Minnesota

1 2 3 4 FINAL 10 3 7 3 23 7 10 10 7 34

Minneapolis, Minn. (Oct. 27) -- Nebraska’s 16-game winning streak against Minnesota came to an end with a 34-23 loss to the Golden Gophers. The Huskers, who had not lost to Minnesota since 1960, slipped to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. Minnesota improved to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the Big Ten. Taylor Martinez returned to the field for the first time since the UCLA game in mid-September and led Nebraska to scores on its first two drives. Martinez staked the Huskers to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but Minnesota slowed down the Husker offense for the next two quarters, surrendering just a 42-yard Pat Smith field goal with three seconds left in the first half. During the same stretch, the Golden Gopher offense produced 27 points to take a 27-13 lead late in the third quarter. With their backs against the wall, Martinez and the Huskers responded with an eight-play, 72-yard drive capped by Martinez’s three-yard touchdown pass to Sam Cotton to pull within seven. Nebraska continued to rally, as Martinez moved the Huskers 66 yards in nine plays before stalling, and Smith booted his third field goal of the day - this time a 37-yarder - to trim Minnesota’s margin to 27-23 with 9:26 left. The Nebraska defense got another stop on the next drive, and the Huskers got the ball back with just under six minutes left at their own 9. NU was unable to move the ball and a shanked punt gave the Gophers possession inside the Husker 35 with 4:32 left. Minnesota capitalized with 48 seconds left, as Philip Nelson side-stepped around the left side of the line on 3rd-and-goal into the end zone to give the Gophers the 34-23 final margin. Minnesota outgained Nebraska 430-328 in total offense on the day, including 271-189 on the ground. Ameer Abdullah led the Husker ground game with 165 yards on 19 carries for his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season. Martinez was the only other Husker to rush for more than five yards, managing 16 yards on eight carries, including a 35-yard run on Nebraska’s third-quarter scoring drive. But Martinez, who completed 16-of-30 passes for 139 yards, was also sacked four times on the afternoon. Nelson led the Golden Gophers by completing 7-of-15 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown - a 33yard connection with Derrick Engel on 4th-and-10 in the second quarter to give Minnesota the lead. Nelson added 55 rushing yards on eight carries and two more scores to produce 207 yards of total offense. David Cobb led the Minnesota ground game with 138 yards on 31 carries, while Drew Goodger led the Gopher air attack with 68 yards on three receptions.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

12:26 07:06 00:18 06:21 03:01 00:03 09:01 02:33 00:14 09:26 00:48

TEAM STATISTICS

NEB NEB MINN MINN MINN NEB MINN MINN NEB NEB MINN

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Cross 2 yd run (Smith kick) Smith 45 yd field goal Leidner 1 yd run (Hawthorne kick) Engel 33 yd pass from Nelson (Hawthorne kick) Hawthorne 26 yd field goal Smith 42 yd field goal Nelson 1 yd run (Hawthorne kick) Hawthorne 45 yd field goal Cotton 3 yd pass from Martinez (Smith kick) Smith 37 yd field goal Nelson 1 yd run (Hawthorne kick)

NEB Minn

17 23 30-189 54-271 139 159 30-16-1 17-8-0 60-328 71-430 0-0 0-0 3-17 2-9 6-133 1-15 0-0 1-8 5-42.6 5-35.0 2-1 0-0 3-21 3-35 24:23 35:37 4 of 12 5 of 13 0 of 0 1 of 1 4-4 4-4 1-1 4-27

RUSHING: Minnesota-Cobb, David 31-138; Nelson, Philip 8-55; Jones, Donovahn 4-42; Fruechte, Isaac 2-13; Kirkwood, Donnell 3-12; Engel, Derrick 1-11; Leidner, Mitch 4-2; Team 1-minus-2. NebraskaAbdullah, Ameer 19-165; Martinez, Taylor 8-16; Cross, Imani 2-4; Enunwa, Quincy 1-4 PASSING: Minnesota-Nelson, Philip 7-15-0-152-1; Leidner, Mitch 1-2-0-7-0. Nebraska-Martinez, Taylor 16-30-1-139-1 RECEIVING: Minnesota-Goodger, Drew 3-68; Engel, Derrick 2-40; Williams, Maxx 1-20; Henry, Mike 1-20; Cobb, David 1-11. Nebraska-Enunwa, Quincy 3-46; Bell, Kenny 3-45; Westerkamp, Jordan 3-7 Abdullah, Ameer 3-6; Turner, Jamal 2-19; Moore, Alonzo 1-13; Cotton, Sam 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: Minnesota-Baltazar, Jeremy 1-8. Nebraska-None FUMBLES (total-lost): Minnesota-None Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 1-1; Martinez, Taylor 1-0 SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Minnesota-Cockran, Theiren 1.5-12; Hageman, Ra’Shede 1-8; Keith, Alex 1-5; Shabazz, Martez 0.5-2. Nebraska-Gregory, Randy 1-1 TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Minnesota-Thompson, Cedric 4-2 Nebraska-Santos, David 7-6

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SCORE BY QUARTERS Arkansas State Northwestern Nebraska Nebraska

1 2 3 4 FINAL 0 14 7 3 0 10 3 0 24 13 7 7 14 14 7 0 6 14 27 42

Lincoln (Nov. 2) --Jordan Westerkamp’s 49-yard touchdown catch on a Hail Mary heave from Ron Kellogg III gave Nebraska a 27-24 walk-off win in one of the most dramatic games in Memorial Stadium history. In a game ruled for the final two-and-half quarters by the defenses, Kellogg led the Huskers 83 yards in the final 1:14, capped by his heroic toss to Westerkamp as time expired. Westerkamp hauled in his career-high fourth catch for his first career touchdown after the ball was deflected in a group of Nebraska and Northwestern players in the end zone. It also marked the second straight season that Nebraska rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Wildcats. Nebraska took a 7-0 lead, as Tommy Armstrong Jr. capped an eight-play, 76-yard drive with a five-yard scoring run. Northwestern took control of the game, as Treyvon Green scored three consecutive touchdowns over the next 16 minutes, as Northwestern took a 21-7 lead. Armstrong rallied the Huskers midway through the second quarter, engineering an 11-play, 77-yard drive capped by a three-yard touchdown pass to Quincy Enunwa. Northwestern took a 21-14 lead into the halftime locker room, and neither offense could get untracked in the third quarter. Nebraska’s Blackshirts made the biggest play of the third quarter, as defensive end Avery Moss picked off a pass and rumbled 25 yards for a pick-six touchdown to tie the score at 21. The defenses continued to dominate in the fourth, until Northwestern’s Tyler Scott intercepted an Armstrong pass and returned it 29 yards to the Nebraska 7 with 2:25 left. After Northwestern’s Kain Colter gained six yards on the first play of the ensuing drive, the Blackshirt defense stiffened, throwing Wildcats for losses on the next two plays to force a 21-yard Jeff Budzien field goal with 1:20 left. Kellogg, who was unsuccessful in leading the Huskers to points on his previous drives in the game, opened the final drive with back-to-back completions to Ameer Abdullah. But an incompletion and a sack left the Huskers with 4th-and-15 from their own 24. After scrambling, Kellogg found Abdullah again, who made a few moves and finished the catch by lunging for a first down to convert. Abdullah finished with three catches for 31 yards, all on the game’s final drive. He also led the Huskers with 127 rushing yards on 24 carries for his seventh 100-yard rushing game of the season, pushing his season total over the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight year. Nebraska’s Blackshirts notched four sacks on the day among their 10 tackles for 54 yards lost. Ciante Evans led the Huskers with a career-high five tackles for 23 yards lost, including a sack, among his team-leading eight tackles on the afternoon. Corey Cooper added seven tackles, including a sack, while linebacker David Santos contributed six stops, as NU allowed only three points on Northwestern’s final 11 drives.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th

12:09 06:56 02:35 11:07 06:37 07:10 01:20 00:00

TEAM STATISTICS

NEB NU NU NU NEB NEB NU NEB

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Armstrong 5 yd run (Smith kick) Green 1 yd run (Budzien kick) Green 4 yd run (Budzien kick) Green 10 yd run (Budzien kick) Enunwa 3 yd pass from Armstrong (Smith kick) Moss 25 yd interception return (Smith kick) Budzien 21 yd field goal Westerkamp 49 yd pass from Kellogg

NW

NEB

16 28 47-245 50-195 81 277 21-8-1 42-22-4 68-326 92-472 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 1-18 5-101 4-43 1-25 11-35.7 7-35.9 0-0 0-0 3-15 4-40 28:21 31:39 2 of 14 5 of 16 0 of 0 1 of 1 4-4 2-2 4-28 5-40

RUSHING: Northwestern-Green, Treyvon 19-149; Colter, Kain 23-86; Buckley, Stephen 2-7; Siemian, Trevor 3-3. Nebraska- Abdullah, Ameer 24-127; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 17-69; Cross, Imani 5-15; Newby, Terrell 1-3; TEAM 1-minus-3; Kellogg III, Ron 2-minus-16 PASSING: Northwestern-Siemian, Trevor 4-13-1-36; Colter, Kain 4-8-0-45 Nebraska-Armstrong Jr., Tommy 15-29-3-173; Kellogg III, Ron 7-13-1-104 RECEIVING: Northwestern-Green, Treyvon 2-13; Jones, Christian 2-8; Vitale, Dan 1-28; Buckley, Stephen 1-17; Lawrence, Rashad 1-11; Dickerson, Cameron 1-4. Nebraska-Enunwa, Quincy 6-67; Westerkamp, Jordan 4-104; Moore, Alonzo 4-43; Abdullah, Ameer 3-31; Burtch, Sam 3-20; Bell, Kenny 2-12. INTERCEPTIONS: Northwestern-Ariguzo, C.C. 1-14; Ellis, Collin 1-0; Scott, Tyler 1-29; White, Dwight 1-0. Nebraska-Moss, Avery 1-25 FUMBLES: Northwestern-None Nebraska-None SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Northwestern-Carter, Chance 2-12; Chapman, Max 1-8, Odenigbo, Ifeadi 1-8. Nebraska-Evans, Ciante 1-9; Cooper, Corey 1-9; Moss, Avery 1-10; Ankrah, Jason 1-10; Gregory, Randy 1-2. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Northwestern-Proby, Damien 6-4. Nebraska-Evans, Ciante 4-4

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

Game 9 Nebraska 17, Michigan 13 SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Michigan

1 2 3 4 FINAL 10 0 0 7 17 0 3 7 3 13

Ann Arbor, Mich. (Nov. 9)--- In a game dominated by the defenses, it was late heroics by Ameer Abdullah and Tommy Armstrong Jr. that propelled the Huskers to a come-from-behind fourth-quarter win in a 17-13 victory at Michigan. With the victory, Nebraska improved to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten. The Huskers snapped Michigan’s 19-game home winning streak and stayed within striking distance of Big Ten Legends Division leader Michigan State. Abdullah’s five-yard touchdown plunge off a forward option pitch from Armstrong capped a clutch 75-yard drive that took more than six minutes. Abdullah’s second touchdown of the day gave the Huskers a 17-13 lead, and the Blackshirts made it hold up. Abdullah’s gutsy run after the catch capped NU’s comeback and was his only reception of the day. The junior I-back was brilliant on the ground again, cutting his way to 105 yards on 27 carries for his eighth 100-yard rushing performance of the season. Armstrong, who finished the day 11-for-19 for 139 yards through the air, was brilliant on the winning drive, going 5-for-7 for 59 yards. He hooked up twice with Kenny Bell for 38 yards on the 14-play march. On Michigan’s final drive, defensive end Randy Gregory made a key third-down tackle of Devin Gardner in the Michigan backfield, before defensive back Josh Mitchell helped break up Gardner’s fourth-down pass with a minute left to give the Big Red another big win. Gregory and the Blackshirts wreaked havoc on Gardner and the Michigan offense all day long, notching 15 tackles for loss and a season-high seven sacks. Nebraska’s 15 TFLs went for 57 yards in losses, while the seven sacks threw Gardner back 43 yards, as Michigan was held to -21 yards rushing. Gregory did the most damage for the Blackshirts, posting a career-high three sacks for 14 yards lost on Gardner. Zaire Anderson added a pair of sacks for 15 yards lost, while Thad Randle and Avery Moss also had one apiece. While the Blackshirts made Michigan completely one dimensional in limiting the Wolverines to 175 yards of total offense, Abdullah powered the NU rushing attack. The Huskers finished with 128 yards on the ground, including 105 from Abdullah, while adding 145 passing, including 139 from Armstrong, who improved to 5-0 as the Big Red starter. Senior Quincy Enunwa led the Big Red receivers with a career-high seven receptions for 69 yards, while Bell added three catches for 44 yards. Nebraska jumped to a quick 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, before being shut out by the Wolverine defense for three full quarters until the game-winning score. Michigan mustered a second-quarter field goal, before scoring on the opening drive of the second half to tie the score at 10. The Wolverines took a 13-10 lead on Brendan Gibbons’ 40-yard field goal that hit the right upright and bounced through with 8:08 left in the game, but Nebraska marched down the field for the go-ahead score.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 4th

08:09 02:50 11:47 09:56 08:08 02:03

TEAM STATISTICS

NEB NEB MICH MICH MICH NEB

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Smith 21 yd field goal Abdullah 8 yd run (Smith kick) Gibbons 27 yd field goal Funchess 5 yd pass from Gardner (Gibbons kick) Gibbons 40 yd field goal Abdullah 5 yd pass from Armstrong (Smith kick)

Neb MICH

15 13 43-128 36--21 145 196 23-12-0 27-18-0 66-273 63-175 0-0 0-0 3-25 2-15 1-15 1-8 0-0 0-0 7-43.0 6-48.8 2-2 2-0 5-31 2-18 27:16 32:44 6 of 16 3 of 15 1 of 1 1 of 3 3-3 2-2 7-43 1-13

RUSHING: Michigan-Green, Derrick 8-11; Toussaint, Fitz 9-6; Funchess, Devin 1-5; TEAM 2-minus--11; Gardner, Devin 16-minus-32. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 27-105; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 12-13; Cross, Imani 2-8; Kellogg III, Ron 1-5; Newby, Terrell 1-minus-3. PASSING: Michigan-Gardner, Devin 18-27-0-196-1. Nebraska-Armstrong Jr., Tommy 11-19-0-139-1; Kellogg III, Ron 1-4-0-6-0. RECEIVING: Michigan-Funchess, Devin 6-66; Gallon, Jeremy 5-49; Toussaint, Fitz 2-33; Butt, Jake 2-30; Kerridge, Joe 2-9; Chesson, Jehu 1-9. Nebraska-Enunwa, Quincy 7-69; Bell, Kenny 3-44; Westerkamp, Jordan 1-27; Abdullah, Ameer 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: Michigan-None. Nebraska-None FUMBLES (total-lost): Michigan-Gardner, Devin 1-0; TEAM 1-0. Nebraska-Westerkamp, Jordan 1-1; Enunwa, Quincy 1-1 SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Michigan-Gordon, Cameron 1-13. Nebraska-Gregory, Randy 3-14; Anderson, Zaire 2-15; Randle, Thad 1-11; Moss, Avery 1-3 TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Michigan-Ross III, James 6-2; Gordon, Cameron 6-2. Nebraska-Rose, Michael 4-4

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Game 10 Michigan State 41, Nebraska 28 SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 14 Michigan State Nebraska

1 2 3 4 FINAL 10 10 7 14 41 7 0 14 7 28

Lincoln (Nov. 16)--- Nebraska was unable to overcome five turnovers, all in its own territory, as No. 14 Michigan State clinched a share of the Big Ten Legends Division title with a 41-28 victory. The Huskers rolled up 392 yards against the nation’s best defense, but the five turnovers led to 24 Michigan State points, as the Spartans held the ball for 38:37 against the Huskers. Ameer Abdullah and the Nebraska rushing attack pounded out 182 yards on 32 carries, including 123 yards from Abdullah. The Spartans, who allowed 43.4 yards rushing per game, were spliced by Abdullah, who became the first MSU opponent in 2013 to rush for 100 yards. Jeremy Langford led MSU’s offense with a career-high 151 yards on the ground and tied a career-high with three touchdowns. Quarterback Connor Cook was 15-for-31 for 193 yards and one score, while leading a Spartan offense that was 11-of-21 on third down. The Husker defense did all it could, but ran out of steam after being on the field for nearly two-thirds of the game. Ciante Evans and David Santos each produced a pair of TFLs, as NU totaled eight on the day. Evans and Randy Gregory each came through with one sack, including Gregory’s eighth sack during league play. Michigan State took advantage of three first-quarter turnovers to jump out to a 10-0 lead before the Huskers regrouped. The Husker offense responded with a five-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. After Abdullah picked up a first down on a pair of runs, Armstrong connected with Sam Burtch for 26 yards, then ran for five yards and again found Burtch wide open for a 32-yard score. Burtch had career bests in both catches (5) and yards (86). Trailing 13-7, Nebraska’s fourth turnover of the half was costly, as MSU drove 22 yards after an Armstrong fumble to extend the lead to 20-7. Nebraska fought back, as the Huskers pulled to within 20-14 after Imani Cross’ 51-yard score on NU’s first third-quarter drive. After another turnover led to a Spartan touchdown, Armstrong led the Huskers on an 11-play drive, capped by Kenny Bell’s 38-yard touchdown grab to make it 27-21. Nebraska had more chances to take the lead with a touchdown before Michigan State put the game out of reach. With 13:42 left on the clock, the Spartans put together a 10-play scoring drive that was extended on a fake field goal on 4th-and-1 from the Nebraska 27. Four plays later, Cook connected with Keith Mumphery for a 27-yard touchdown on 3rd-and-13.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th

12:23 04:57 02:44 10:29 00:21 11:25 05:26 01:12 07:56 01:58 00:10

MSU MSU NEB MSU MSU NEB MSU NEB MSU MSU NEB

Geiger 45 yd field goal Shelton 5 yd run (Geiger kick) Burtch 32 yd pass from Armstrong (Smith kick) Geiger 25 yd field goal Langford 6 yd run (Geiger kick) Cross 51 yd run (Smith kick) Langford 3 yd run (Geiger kick) Bell 38 yd pass from Armstrong (Smith kick) Mumphery 27 yd pass from Cook (Geiger kick) Langford 37 yd run (Geiger kick) Abdullah 12 yd pass from Kellogg (Smith kick)

TEAM STATISTICS MSU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

NEB

18 19 48-168 32-182 193 210 32-15-0 32-17-1 80-361 64-392 0-0 0-0 1-26 2--4 2-35 4-78 1-0 0-0 7-40.6 5-43.2 0-0 6-4 6-60 3-30 38:37 21:23 11 of 21 5 of 12 1 of 1 1 of 1 4-4 1-1 0-0 2-17

RUSHING: Michigan State-Langford, Jeremy 32-151; Williams, Delton 3-8; Shelton, R.J. 3-6; Fowler, Bennie 1-4; Sadler, Mike 1-3; Cook, Connor 6-minus-1; Kings, Macgarrett 1-minus-1; TEAM 1-minus-2. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 22-123; Cross, Imani 3-50; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 5-9; Newby, Terrell 1-3; TEAM 1-minus-3 PASSING: Michigan State-Cook, Connor 15-31-0-193-1; Lippett, Tony 0-1-0-0-0. Nebraska-Armstrong Jr., Tommy 9-21-1-143-2; Kellogg III, Ron 8-11-0-67-1 RECEIVING: Michigan State-Lippett, Tony 4-67; Langford, Jeremy 4-23; Kings, Macgarrett 3-37; Fowler, Bennie 2-29; Mumphery, Keith 1-27; Hill, Nick 1-10. Nebraska-Bell, Kenny 7-81; Burtch, Sam 5-86; Allen, Taariq 3-22; Abdullah, Ameer 1-12; Carter, Cethan 1-9. INTERCEPTIONS: Michigan State-Drummond, Keith 1-0. Nebraska-None FUMBLES (total-lost): Michigan State-None. Nebraska-Armstrong Jr., Tommy 3-2; Westerkamp, Jordan 2-1; Newby, Terrell 1-1. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Michigan State-None. Nebraska-Gregory, Randy 1-9; Evans, Ciante 1-8 TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Michigan State-Drummond, Keith 4-6. Nebraska-Evans, Ciante 6-2; Santos, David, 5-3; Cooper, Corey 5-3; Gregory, Randy 3-5.

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2014 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

Game 11 Nebraska 23, Penn State 20 (OT) SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Penn State

1 2 3 4 OT FINAL 0 7 10 3 3 23 6 0 7 7 0 20

State College, Pa. (Nov. 23) -- Pat Smith’s 42-yard field on Nebraska’s first possession of overtime capped a strong special teams performance for the Huskers and gave the Big Red a 23-20 overtime victory over Penn State at Beaver Stadium. Smith’s 19-yard field goal with 4:29 left in regulation tied the game at 20, after it had appeared the Huskers would take a 24-20 lead on Ameer Abdullah’s 62-yard touchdown run. However, Sam Burtch was called for a personal foul. Abdullah was credited with a 50-yard run, and the Huskers battled their way to the 1 before settling for Smith’s 19-yard field goal. Smith added a 39-yard field goal with 1:11 left in the third quarter to send the Huskers to the fourth quarter with a 17-13 lead. While Smith was clutch, Penn State place-kicker Sam Ficken played an equally huge role in a game that featured big plays, big momentum swings, missed opportunities and missed kicks. Penn State struck first on Christian Hackenberg’s two-yard pass to Adam Breneman with 0:33 left in the first quarter. PSU took a 6-0 lead, but Ficken’s PAT hit the right upright and bounced out. That missed extra point loomed large at the end of regulation. The Blackshirts forced a three-and-out on PSU’s first drive, setting up a 37-yard attempt for Ficken. His kick sailed wide right, setting up Smith’s game-winner. Smith was just one of the huge special teams performers for the Huskers. Kenny Bell answered an early third-quarter Penn State touchdown with a 99-yard kickoff return for a score. Sam Foltz added his best punting performance of his young career, booting eight punts for an average of 46.0 yards, pinning PSU inside its own 20 on four occasions. Abdullah notched his 10th 100-yard rushing game of the season and his seventh straight in Big Ten play on the season. The junior rushed 25 times for 147 yards. Kellogg, who stepped in for starter Tommy Armstrong Jr., completed 20-of-34 passes for 191 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown strike to Quincy Enunwa to put the Huskers up 7-6 at halftime. The senior wide receiver finished with three catches for 42 yards on the day, while Jordan Westerkamp led the Huskers with five catches for 62 yards. Kellogg’s fumble occurred early in the third quarter on a 16-yard sack, and set the Nittany Lions up on the NU 8. Two plays later, Hackenberg cashed in the miscue with a seven-yard touchdown run to put PSU up 13-7 with 10:37. That Penn State lead lasted just 15 seconds, as Bell unleashed his 99-yard return. After Smith’s 39-yard field goal with 1:11 left in the third, which was set up by Ciante Evans’ fourth interception of the season, the Huskers took a 17-13 lead to the fourth quarter. That lead was also short-lived, as Hackenberg atoned for his interception by hitting Jesse James for a 46-yard touchdown catch and run to give the Nittany Lions a 20-17 lead with 14:50 left in the game. That was the last big play the Blackshirts allowed. Nebraska shut Penn State down on its final five possessions of the game, surrendering just three first downs.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th OT

00:33 13:14 10:37 10:22 01:11 14:50 04:29 15:00

TEAM STATISTICS

PSU NEB PSU NEB NEB PSU NEB NEB

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Breneman 2 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick failed) Enunwa 27 yd pass from Kellogg III (Smith kick) Hackenberg 7 yd run (Ficken kick) Bell 99 yd kickoff return (Smith kick) Smith 39 yd field goal James 46 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) Smith 19 yd field goal Smith 42 yd field goal

NEB PSU

19 18 41-168 44-170 192 217 36-21-0 33-16-1 77-360 77-387 0-0 0-0 3-0 3-27 4-143 2-37 1-0 0-0 8-46.0 11-35.5 4-2 3-0 7-54 3-25 29:16 30:44 3 of 17 2 of 14 0 of 0 0 of 0 2-3 2-3 1-1 2-22

RUSHING: PSU-Zwinak, Zach 35-149; Lynch, Akeel 5-9; Robinson, Allen 1-7; Hackenberg, Christian 2-6; TEAM 1-minus-1. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 25-147; Cross, Imani 8-31; Armstrong, Tommy 1-1; TEAM 1-minus-1; Kellogg III, Ron 6-minus-10 PASSING: PSU-Hackenberg, Christian 16-33-1-217-2. Nebraska-Kellogg III, Ron 20-34-0-191-1; Armstrong, Tommy 1-2-0-1-0 RECEIVING: PSU-Robinson, Allen 8-106; James, Jesse 3-56; Carter, Kyle 2-25; Felder, Brandon 1-19; Lewis, Eugene 1-9; Breneman, Adam 1-2. Nebraska-Westerkamp, Jordan 5-62; Bell, Kenny 5-33; Enunwa, Quincy 3-42; Reilly, Brandon 2-19; Abdullah, Ameer 2-18; Burtch, Sam 2-minus-1; Long, Jake 1-15; Carter, Cethan 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: PSU-None. Nebraska-Evans, Ciante 1-0 FUMBLES (total-lost): PSU-Della Valle, J. 1-0; Lewis, Eugene 1-0; Carter, Kyle 1-0. Nebraska-Kellogg III, Ron 3-1; Abdullah, Ameer 1-1 SACKS (Sacks-Yds): PSU-Amos, Adrian 1-6; Olaniyan, C.J. 1-16. Nebraska-Santos, David 1-1 TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): PSU-Carson, Glenn 3-7 Nebraska-Santos, David 5-4

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Game 12 Iowa 38, Nebraska 17 SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Iowa

1 2 3 4 FINAL 0 3 7 7 17 7 7 10 14 38

Lincoln (Nov. 29) -- Nebraska produced more total offense than Iowa, but the Hawkeyes picked up their first win in Lincoln since 1943 with a 38-17 victory over the Huskers at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska ended its regular season with an 8-4 overall record and a 5-3 Big Ten mark, while Iowa improved to 8-4 and 5-3 in the conference. The Huskers outgained the Hawkeyes, 288-281, in a hard-hitting struggle. I-back Ameer Abdullah led the Huskers with a season-low 85 yards on 23 carries with one touchdown, despite playing little more than three quarters. Kenny Bell added seven catches for 67 yards to lead the Husker receivers, while Quincy Enunwa added three catches for 46 yards and NU’s other touchdown. Senior quarterback Ron Kellogg III completed 19-of-37 passes for 199 yards and a score in his first career start on Senior Day at Memorial Stadium. Starting in place of injured quarterbacks Taylor Martinez and Tommy Armstrong Jr., Kellogg threw interceptions on NU’s first two possessions of the game before helping the Huskers get rolling late in the second quarter. Nebraska committed three turnovers that Iowa converted into 14 points on the day. The turnovers and strong play on special teams gave Iowa a massive advantage in starting field position. The Hawkeyes started seven of their 15 drives on Nebraska’s half of the field. Five of Iowa’s six scoring drives started inside the NU 42. For the game, the Hawkeyes had an average drive start at their own 45, while Nebraska’s average start came at its own 22. Iowa set the tone in the first quarter, intercepting Kellogg twice, before turning the second one into its first score of the day. CJ Fiedorowicz took a 10-yard pass from Jake Rudock with 16 seconds left in the first quarter to give Iowa a 7-0 lead. Mark Weisman added a one-yard run with 5:15 left in the second quarter to cap a three-play, 41-yard drive that took just 1:09. Trailing 14-0 late in the half, the Huskers put together an 11-play, 59-yard drive that resulted in a Pat Smith field goal with 0:31 left to put NU on the board headed to halftime. Nebraska started the second half with the ball and built more momentum with an 11-play, 75-yard drive capped by Abdullah’s five-yard touchdown run with 10:14 left in the third quarter. Leading 14-10, Iowa answered with a 31-yard field goal from Mike Meyer to push the margin back to a touchdown, before closing the quarter with Rudock’s 24-yard scoring strike to Kevonte Martin-Manley to extend the lead back to two touchdowns at 24-10 heading to the fourth quarter. Nebraska struck early in the fourth quarter, before Iowa added two late touchdowns.

SCORING SUMMARY

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00:16 05:15 00:31 10:14 06:04 04:46 11:25 09:17 03:33

TEAM STATISTICS

IOWA IOWA NEB NEB IOWA IOWA NEB IOWA IOWA

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Fiedorowicz 10 yd pass from Rudock (Meyer kick) Weisman 1 yd run (Meyer kick) Smith 33 yd field goal Abdullah 5 yd run (Smith kick) Meyer 31 yd field goal Martin-Manley 24 yd pass from Rudock (Meyer kick) Enunwa 15 yd pass from Kellogg III (Smith kick) Weisman 2 yd run (Meyer kick) Beathard 4 yd run (Meyer kick)

NEB IOWA

20 14 37-89 44-155 199 126 19-37-2 9-17-0 74-288 61-281 2-1 0-0 2-5 0-0 3-59 3-81 0-0 2-18 6-37.8 7-40.3 2-1 0-0 5-42 2-20 29:01 30:59 3 of 14 6 of 15 0 of 3 0 of 1 3-4 5-5 2-11 2-18

RUSHING: IOWA-Weisman, Mark 24-72; Canzeri, Jordan 6-59; Rudock, Jake 7-13; Cox, Adam 2-7; Beathard, C.J. 1-4; Bullock, Damon 3-0; Daniels Jr., LeShun 1-0. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 23-85; Cross, Imani 3-7; Newby, Terrell 1-5; Enunwa, Quincy 1-1; Kellogg III, Ron 8--1; Foltz, Sam 1--8 PASSING: IOWA-Rudock, Jake 9-15-0-126-2; Beathard, C.J. 0-2-0-0-0. Nebraska-Kellogg III, Ron 19-372-199-1 RECEIVING: IOWA-Fiedorowicz, C.J. 3-23; Martin-Manley, Kevonte 2-60; Canzeri, Jordan 1-29; Duzey, Jake 1-5; Weisman, Mark 1-5; Shumpert, Don 1-4. Nebraska-Bell, Kenny 7-67; Enunwa, Quincy 3-46; Cross, Imani 3-14; Long, Jake 3-28; Abdullah, Ameer 2-23; Carter, Cethan 2-21. INTERCEPTIONS: IOWA-Hitchens, Anthony 1-18; Morris, James 1-0. Nebraska-None FUMBLES (total-lost): IOWA-None. Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 1-1; Kellogg III, Ron 1-0 SACKS (Sacks-Yds): IOWA-Morris, James 1-11; Kirksey, Christian 1-7. Nebraska-Valentine, Vincent 1-8; Gregory, Randy 1-3 TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): IOWA-Kirksey, Christian 7-4 Nebraska-Rose, Michael 7-9

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Game 13 Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Georgia

1 2 3 4 FINAL 0 10 14 0 24 0 9 3 7 19

Jacksonville, Fla. (Jan. 1)--- Heroic efforts by Blackshirt defenders and the longest play from scrimmage in Nebraska football history helped the Huskers to a dramatic 24-19 victory over No. 23 Georgia in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at EverBank Field. Nebraska, which secured its sixth consecutive ninewin season under Coach Bo Pelini, finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record. Senior wide receiver Quincy Enunwa capped one of the top receiving careers in school history with a careerhigh 129 yards on four receptions to earn TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl MVP honors. Enunwa hauled in a pair of touchdown passes on the day, including a decisive 99-yard catch from sophomore quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. on 3rd-and-14 midway through the third quarter. The game-winning pass play was the longest play from scrimmage in Nebraska football and college football bowl history. Armstrong dropped eight yards deep into his own end zone on third down, and unleashed a 50-yard strike to Enunwa, who took an immediate hit from a Georgia safety. Enunwa held onto the ball and bounced away from the contact, sprinting from midfield into the end zone untouched the rest of the way. The touchdown catch was Enunwa’s 12th of the season, breaking a 42-year-old school record of 11 touchdown receptions previously set by Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers in 1971. The Husker lead grew to 24-12 and Georgia was jolted. The Blackshirts forced a three-and-out on UGA’s next drive, and the Big Red hoped to add to the lead. Gerogia quarterback Hunter Mason hit Todd Gurley on a 25-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter to cut NU’s margin to 24-19 with 14:49 left. While the Bulldog defense kept the Big Red offense quiet the rest of the way, the Blackshirts did the same. The young Husker defenders gave up 138 yards on the Bulldogs’ final three drives, but no points to seal the win. Nebraska produced 307 yards of total offense, including Armstrong’s 163 yards on 6-of-14 passing. He threw two touchdown passes to Enunwa. Armstrong added 26 rushing yards on 10 carries. Junior I-back Ameer Abdullah powered the Big Red ground game on a rainy day in Jacksonville, pounding his way for 122 hard-earned yards on 27 carries with one touchdown. It was Abdullah’s 11th 100-yard rushing game of the year, tying a school record for the most 100-yard games in a season. Abdullah closed the season with 1,690 yards, which ranked as the fourth-best rushing total in the storied history of Nebraska football. Husker senior defensive end Jason Ankrah sacked Mason twice for 21 yards, while also forcing a fumble that was recovered by Mason. Sophomore end Randy Gregory notched the other sack of Mason for seven yards, while adding a tackle for a three-yard loss. Safety Corey Cooper led the Blackshirts with a game-high 10 tackles - all solos - while linebacker Michael Rose added nine stops, and Josh Mitchell intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.

SCORING SUMMARY

2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th

10:37 9:05 6:53 3:18 :00 10:08 6:32 4:58 14:49

TEAM STATISTICS

UGA NEB UGA NEB UGA NEB UGA NEB UGA

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

Morgan 38 yd field goal Enunwa 5 yd pass from Armstrong (Pat Smith kick) Morgan 28 yd field goal Smith 46 yd field goal Morgan 38 yd field goal Abdullah 1 yd run (Smith kick) Morgan 30 yd field goal Enunwa 99 yd pass from Armstrong (Smith kick) Gurley 25 yd pass from Mason (Morgan kick)

Neb UGA

14 22 43-144 43-96 163 320 16-6-1 39-21-1 59-307 82-416 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-(-3) 5-90 3-93 1-4 1-0 7-38.7 4-37.8 1-0 3-1 6-50 7-42 26:36 33:24 4 of 13 7 of 19 0 of 0 2 of 4 2-2 4-6 4-31 1-8

RUSHING: Georgia-Gurley, Todd 21-86; Green, J.J, 6-19; Douglas, Brendan 6-8; Bauta, Faton, 1-1; Mason, Hutson 9-(-18). Nebraska-Abdullah, Ameer 27-122; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 10-26; Westerkamp, Jordan 1-3; Turner, Jamal 1-2; Cross, Imani 1-2; Enunwa, Quincy 1-(-6). PASSING: Georgia-Mason, Hutson 21-39-1-320-1. Nebraska-Armstrong Jr., Tommy 6-14-1-163-2; Kellogg III, Ron 0-2-0-0-0. RECEIVING: Georgia-Gurley, Todd 7-97; Lynch, Arthur 6-69; Conley, Chris 3-46; Bennett, Michael 2-55; Douglas, Brendan 1-37; Rumph, Jonathon 1-9; Green, J.J 1-7. Nebraska-Enunwa, Quincy 4-129; Carter, Cethan 1-23; Bell, Kenny 1-11. INTERCEPTIONS: Georgia-Wiggins, Shaq 1-0. Nebraska-Mitchell, Josh 1-1 SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Georgia-Jenkins, Jordan 1-8. Nebraska-Ankrah, Jason 2-21; Gregory, Randy 1-7; Jean-Baptiste, Stanley 1-3. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Georgia-Floyd, Leonard 7-1-8. Nebraska-Cooper, Corey 10-0-10.

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big ten conference statistics Big ten Final Standings

Legends Division Big Ten Team W L Pct. PF PA Michigan State 8 0 1.000 238 88 Nebraska 5 3 .625 218 196 Iowa 5 3 .625 187 157 4 4 .500 150 188 Minnesota 3 5 .375 253 234 Michigan Northwestern 1 7 .125 149 230

Overall W L Pct. PF PA Bowl AP/Coaches Rank 13 1 .929 411 185 Rose Bowl vs. Stanford; W 24-20 4/4 9 4 .692 415 323 Gator Bowl vs. Georgia; W 24-19 --/RV 8 5 .615 342 246 Outback Bowl vs. LSU; L 14-21 RV/RV 8 5 .615 334 289 Texas Bowl vs. Syracuse; L 17-21 RV/RV 7 6 .538 419 349 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl vs. Kansas State; L 14-31 --/-5 7 .417 314 325 --/--

Leaders Division Big Ten Team W L Pct. PF PA Ohio State 8 0 1.000 368 182 Wisconsin 6 2 .750 279 129 Penn State 4 4 .500 211 256 Indiana 3 5 .375 283 335 Illinois 1 7 .125 195 326 Purdue 0 8 .000 104 314

Overall W L Pct. PF PA Bowl AP/Coaches Rank 12 2 .857 637 217 Orange Bowl vs. Clemson; L 35-40 7/6 9 4 .692 453 212 Capital One Bowl vs. South Carolina; L 34-24 19/19 7 5 .583 344 314 Not eligible for postseason play --/-5 7 .417 461 466 --/-4 8 .333 356 425 --/-1 11 .083 179 456 --/--

Big ten Team Statistics

Scoring Offense No. Team 1. Ohio State 2. Indiana 3. Wisconsin 4. Michigan 5. Nebraska 6. Michigan State 7. Illinois 8. Penn State 9. Iowa 10. Northwestern 11. Minnesota 12. Purdue

G TD XP 2XP DXP FG 14 87 9 80 2 0 12 62 9 56 2 0 13 59 14 57 0 0 13 52 18 49 2 0 13 54 13 50 0 0 14 51 19 48 0 0 12 45 12 40 4 0 12 43 15 41 0 0 13 42 16 42 0 0 12 35 23 35 0 0 13 42 14 36 2 0 12 23 6 21 0 0

Pass Offense No. Team 1. Indiana 2. Illinois 3. Penn State 4. Michigan 5. Northwestern 6. Purdue 7. Michigan State 8. Ohio State 9. Wisconsin Iowa 11. Nebraska 12. Minnesota

G 12 12 12 13 12 12 14 14 13 13 13 13

Rush Offense No. Team 1. Ohio State 2. Wisconsin 3. Nebraska 4. Indiana 5. Minnesota 6. Iowa 7. Penn State 8. Michigan State 9. Northwestern 10. Illinois 11. Michigan 12. Purdue

G Att Yds Avg TD Yds/G 14 635 4321 6.8 45 308.6 13 557 3689 6.6 35 283.8 13 584 2804 4.8 24 215.7 12 458 2422 5.3 25 201.8 13 586 2538 4.3 23 195.2 13 557 2339 4.2 18 179.9 12 501 2088 4.2 22 174.0 14 569 2433 4.3 23 173.8 12 507 2069 4.1 16 172.4 12 411 1668 4.1 20 139.0 13 498 1634 3.3 27 125.7 12 319 805 2.5 6 67.1

Total Offense No. Team 1. Ohio State 2. Indiana 3. Wisconsin 4. Penn State 5. Illinois 6. Nebraska 7. Northwestern 8. Michigan State 9. Iowa 10. Michigan 11. Minnesota 12. Purdue

G Rush Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD Yds/G 14 4321 2846 1003 7167 7.1 83 511.9 12 2422 3680 928 6102 6.6 61 508.5 13 3689 2562 912 6251 6.9 57 480.8 12 2088 3110 910 5198 5.7 43 433.2 12 1668 3452 866 5120 5.9 43 426.7 13 2804 2557 962 5361 5.6 49 412.4 12 2069 2726 889 4795 5.4 31 399.6 14 2433 2964 999 5397 5.4 46 385.5 13 2339 2562 932 4901 5.3 37 377.0 13 1634 3221 893 4855 5.4 48 373.5 13 2538 1925 853 4463 5.2 35 343.3 12 805 2590 745 3395 4.6 21 282.9

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Saf Pts Avg. 2 637 45.5 1 461 38.4 0 453 34.8 0 419 32.2 1 415 31.9 0 411 29.4 1 356 29.7 0 344 28.7 0 342 26.3 0 314 26.2 0 334 25.7 1 179 14.9

Att Cmp Int Pct Yds 279 470 14 59.4 3680 302 455 14 66.4 3452 241 409 10 58.9 3110 237 395 13 60.0 3221 241 382 13 63.1 2726 235 426 13 55.2 2590 248 430 7 57.7 2964 238 368 9 64.7 2846 217 355 15 61.1 2562 213 375 15 56.8 2562 218 378 13 57.7 2557 137 267 7 51.3 1925

Avg 7.8 7.6 7.6 8.2 7.1 6.1 6.9 7.7 7.2 6.8 6.8 7.2

TD 36 23 21 21 15 15 23 38 22 19 25 12

Yds/G 306.7 287.7 259.2 247.8 227.2 215.8 211.7 203.3 197.1 197.1 196.7 148.1

Scoring Defense No. Team 1. Michigan State 2. Wisconsin 3. Iowa 4. Minnesota 5. Ohio State 6. Nebraska 7. Penn State 8. Michigan 9. Northwestern 10. Illinois 11. Purdue 12. Indiana

G TD XP 2XP DXP FG 14 21 13 20 0 0 13 25 13 21 1 0 13 30 12 30 0 0 13 36 14 31 0 0 14 42 9 36 1 0 13 38 19 36 0 0 12 38 15 37 1 0 13 40 24 37 0 0 12 40 16 35 1 0 12 55 13 52 0 0 12 61 9 61 0 0 12 63 9 61 0 0

Pass Defense No. Team 1. Michigan State 2. Iowa 3. Wisconsin 4. Nebraska 5. Minnesota 6. Purdue 7. Michigan 8. Penn State 9. Illinois 10. Northwestern 11. Ohio State 12. Indiana

G 14 13 13 13 13 12 13 12 12 12 14 12

Rush Defense No. Team 1. Michigan State 2. Wisconsin 3. Ohio State 4. Iowa 5. Michigan 6. Penn State 7. Nebraska 8. Minnesota 9. Northwestern 10. Purdue 11. Indiana 12. Illinois

Avg TD Yds/G G Att Yds 14 425 1212 2.9 8 86.6 13 414 1333 3.2 8 102.5 14 466 1532 3.3 9 109.4 13 466 1669 3.6 8 128.4 13 478 1822 3.8 14 140.2 12 441 1728 3.9 16 144.0 13 538 2030 3.8 21 156.2 13 453 2056 4.5 19 158.2 12 485 2012 4.1 16 167.7 12 529 2825 5.3 28 235.4 12 525 2853 5.4 35 237.8 12 513 2863 5.6 29 238.6

Total Defense No. Team

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Michigan State Iowa Wisconsin Nebraska Michigan Minnesota Ohio State Penn State Northwestern Purdue Illinois Indiana

Saf Pts Avg. 0 185 13.2 0 212 16.3 0 246 18.9 0 289 22.2 0 317 22.6 1 323 24.8 1 314 26.2 0 349 26.8 0 325 27.1 2 425 35.4 1 456 38.0 0 466 38.8

Att Cmp Int Pct Yds 213 448 17 47.5 2319 217 395 13 54.9 2271 227 425 9 53.4 2633 210 388 14 54.1 2790 247 405 10 61.0 2796 233 357 13 65.3 2694 243 434 17 56.0 3007 249 423 13 58.9 2848 231 354 3 65.3 2915 266 445 19 59.8 3069 330 534 16 61.8 3752 253 415 7 61.0 3482

Avg 5.2 5.7 6.2 7.2 6.9 7.5 6.9 6.7 8.2 6.9 7.0 8.4

TD 12 20 16 17 16 27 23 18 25 20 31 24

Yds/G 165.6 174.7 202.5 214.6 215.1 224.5 231.3 237.3 242.9 255.8 268.0 290.2

G Rush Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD Yds/G

14 1212 2319 873 3531 4.0 13 1669 2271 861 3940 4.6 13 1333 2633 839 3966 4.7 13 2030 2790 926 4820 5.2 13 1822 3007 912 4829 5.3 13 2056 2796 858 4852 5.7 14 1532 3752 1000 5284 5.3 12 1728 2848 864 4576 5.3 12 2012 3069 930 5081 5.5 12 2825 2694 886 5519 6.2 12 2863 2915 867 5778 6.7 12 2853 3482 940 6335 6.7

20 252.2 28 303.1 24 305.1 38 370.8 37 371.5 35 373.2 40 377.4 34 381.3 36 423.4 55 459.9 54 481.5 59 527.9

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big ten conference statistics Pass Efficiency No. Team 1. Ohio State Indiana 2. 3. Illinois 4. Michigan Penn State 5. 6. Wisconsin Michigan State 7. 8. Nebraska 9. Northwestern 10. Iowa 11. Minnesota 12. Purdue

G 14 12 12 13 12 13 14 13 12 13 13 12

Att 238 279 302 237 241 217 248 218 241 213 137 235

Comp 368 470 455 395 409 355 430 378 382 375 267 426

Pct. 9 14 14 13 10 15 7 13 13 15 7 13

Int Yds 64.7 2846 59.4 3680 66.4 3452 60.0 3221 58.9 3110 61.1 2562 57.7 2964 57.7 2557 63.1 2726 56.8 2562 51.3 1925 55.2 2590

TD 38 36 23 21 21 22 23 25 15 19 12 15

Effic 158.8 144.5 140.6 139.5 134.9 133.7 130.0 129.4 129.2 122.9 121.5 111.8

Pass Efficiency Defense No. Team 1. Michigan State 2. Iowa 3. Wisconsin 4. Nebraska 5. Penn State 6. Michigan 7. Northwestern 8. Minnesota 9. Ohio State 10. Purdue 11. Indiana 12. Illinois

G 14 13 13 13 12 13 12 13 14 12 12 12

Att 213 217 227 210 249 243 266 247 330 233 253 231

Comp 448 395 425 388 423 434 445 405 534 357 415 354

Pct. 17 13 9 14 13 17 19 10 16 13 7 3

Int Yds 47.5 2319 54.9 2271 53.4 2633 54.1 2790 58.9 2848 56.0 3007 59.8 3069 61.0 2796 61.8 3752 65.3 2694 61.0 3482 65.3 2915

TD 12 20 16 17 18 23 20 16 31 27 24 25

Effic 92.3 113.4 113.6 121.8 123.3 123.8 124.0 127.1 134.0 146.3 147.2 156.0

Turnover Margin Gained Lost No. Team G Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot Mar Per/G 1. Michigan State 14 11 17 28 8 7 15 +13 0.93 13 9 17 26 8 13 21 +5 0.38 2. Michigan 3. Ohio State 14 8 16 24 10 9 19 +5 0.36 4. Northwestern 12 4 19 23 7 13 20 +3 0.25 5. Minnesota 13 9 10 19 9 7 16 +3 0.23 6. Wisconsin 13 11 9 20 4 15 19 +1 0.08 13 8 13 21 7 15 22 -1 -0.08 7. Iowa 8. Purdue 12 7 13 20 9 13 22 -2 -0.17 Penn State 12 7 13 20 12 10 22 -2 -0.17 10. Indiana 12 10 7 17 6 14 20 -3 -0.25 11. Illinois 12 8 3 11 7 14 21 -10 -0.83 12. Nebraska 13 4 14 18 16 13 29 -11 -0.85 Punting No. Team G No Yds Avg/P PR Avg TBg Net/P 1. Purdue 12 73 3158 43.3 75 1.0 2 41.7 2. Ohio State 14 49 2156 44.0 115 2.3 2 40.8 3. Michigan State 14 76 3233 42.5 120 1.6 9 38.6 4. Illinois 12 51 2094 41.1 117 2.3 2 38.0 13 71 2954 41.6 121 1.7 7 37.9 5. Nebraska 6. Iowa 13 65 2598 40.0 103 1.6 3 37.5 7. Michigan 13 62 2527 40.8 178 2.9 2 37.2 8. Minnesota 13 62 2687 43.3 271 4.4 6 37.0 9. Wisconsin 13 53 2045 38.6 94 1.8 3 35.7 10. Penn State 12 55 2086 37.9 40 0.7 5 35.4 11. Indiana 12 54 2110 39.1 140 2.6 3 35.4 12. Northwestern 12 70 2504 35.8 61 0.9 6 33.2 Kickoff Returns No. Team G Ret Yds TD Avg 1. Wisconsin 13 31 716 1 23.1 2. Purdue 12 49 1129 2 23.0 3. Ohio State 14 29 665 0 22.9 4. Nebraska 13 41 934 1 22.8 5. Michigan 13 51 1128 0 22.1 6. Minnesota 13 40 884 1 22.1 7. Iowa 13 39 857 0 22.0 8. Northwestern 12 30 652 0 21.7 12 50 1052 0 21.0 9. Indiana 10. Illinois 12 52 1015 1 19.5 0 19.2 11. Michigan State 14 18 345 12. Penn State 12 36 689 0 19.1 Punt Return Average No. Team G Ret Yds TD Avg 13 24 337 2 14.0 1. Iowa 2. Indiana 12 10 130 1 13.0 3. Illinois 12 21 272 1 13.0 4. Purdue 12 9 104 0 11.6 Michigan State 14 36 353 0 9.8 5. 6. Minnesota 13 19 170 1 8.9 7. Ohio State 14 30 243 1 8.1 8. Penn State 12 23 184 0 8.0 9. Wisconsin 13 28 208 0 7.4 10. Northwestern 12 9 64 0 7.1 13 18 114 1 6.3 11. Michigan 12. Nebraska 13 23 70 0 3.0

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Rushing Yards

No. Player-Team Cl Hyde, Carlos-OSU SR 1. 2. Abdullah, Ameer-NEB JR Gordon, Melvin-WIS SO 3. 4. White, James-WIS SR 5. Coleman, Tevin-IND SO Langford, J.-MSU JR 6. 7. Cobb, David-MINN JR Miller, Braxton-OSU JR 8. 9. Zwinak, Zach-PSU JR 10. Weisman, Mark-IOWA JR

Passing Yards No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player-Team Scheelhaase, N-ILL Gardner, Devin-MICH Hackenberg, C.-PSU Sudfeld, Nate-IND Cook, Connor-MSU Stave, Joel-WIS Rudock, Jake-IOWA Siemian, Trevor-NU Miller, Braxton-OSU Nelson, Philip-MINN

Cl SR JR FR SO SO SO SO JR JR SO

G 11 13 13 13 9 14 13 12 12 13 G 12 12 12 12 14 13 13 12 12 12

Att. Yards Avg. 208 1,521 7.3 281 1,690 6.0 206 1609 7.8 221 1,444 6.5 131 958 7.3 292 1,422 4.9 237 1,202 5.1 171 1,068 6.2 210 989 4.7 227 975 4.3 Comp-Att-Int 287 - 430 - 13 208 - 345 - 11 231 - 392 - 10 194 - 322 - 9 223 - 380 - 6 208 - 336 - 13 204 - 346 - 13 178 - 298 - 9 162 - 255 - 7 94 - 186 - 6

TD 15 9 12 13 12 18 7 12 12 8

Pct. 66.7 60.3 58.9 60.2 58.7 61.9 59.0 59.7 63.5 50.5

Long 55 62 80 93 75 44 60 70 61 37

Avg/G 138.3 130.0 123.8 111.1 106.4 101.6 92.5 89.0 82.4 75.0

Yards TD Avg/G 3,272 21 272.7 2,960 21 246.7 2,955 20 246.2 2,523 21 210.2 2,755 22 196.8 2,494 22 191.8 2,383 18 183.3 2,149 11 179.1 2,094 24 174.5 1,306 9 108.8

Total Offense No. Player-Team Cl G Rush Pass Plays Total Yds/G 1. Scheelhaase, N-ILL SR 12 271 3,272 543 3,543 295.2 2. Gardner, Devin-MICH JR 12 483 2,960 510 3,443 286.9 3. Miller, Braxton-OSU JR 12 1,068 2,094 426 3,162 263.5 4. Hackenberg, C.-PSU FR 12 -68 2,955 441 2,887 240.6 5. Sudfeld, Nate-IND SO 12 -34 2,523 360 2,489 207.4 6. Cook, Connor-MSU SO 14 76 2,755 449 2,831 202.2 7. Rudock, Jake-IOWA SO 13 218 2,383 413 2,601 200.1 SO 13 -24 2,494 374 2,470 190.0 8. Stave, Joel-WIS 9. Siemian, Trevor-NU JR 12 33 2,149 346 2,182 181.8 10. Nelson, Philip-MINN SO 12 364 1,306 279 1,670 139.2 Receptions Per Game

No. Player-Team Cl 1. Robinson, Allen-PSU JR 2. Gallon, Jeremy-MICH SR 3. Latimer, Cody-IND JR Abbrederis, Jar-WIS SR Hull, Steve-ILL SR 5. 6. Jones, Tony-NU JR 7. Brown, Corey-OSU SR Jones, C.-NU JR 9. Ferguson, Josh-ILL SO JR 10. Bell, Kenny-NEB

Receiving Yards Per Game

No. Player-Team Cl 1. Robinson, Allen-PSU JR Gallon, Jeremy-MICH SR 2. 3. Latimer, Cody-IND JR 4. Abbrederis, Jar-WIS SR Hull, Steve-ILL SR 5. 6. Hughes, Kofi-IND SR 7. Enunwa, Quincy-NEB SR 8. Funchess, Devin-MICH SO Jones, C.-NU JR 9. 10. Brown, Corey-OSU SR

All-Purpose Yards

G 12 13 12 13 12 12 14 12 12 13

Rec. Yards TD Avg/C Avg/G Rec/G 97 1,432 6 14.8 119.3 8.1 89 1,373 9 15.4 105.6 6.8 72 1,096 9 15.2 91.3 6.0 78 1,081 7 13.9 83.2 6.0 59 993 7 16.8 82.8 4.9 55 630 4 11.5 52.5 4.6 63 771 10 12.2 55.1 4.5 54 668 4 12.4 55.7 4.5 50 535 4 10.7 44.6 4.2 52 577 4 11.1 44.4 4.0

G 12 13 12 13 12 12 13 13 12 14

Rec. Yards TD 97 1,432 6 89 1,373 9 72 1,096 9 78 1,081 7 59 993 7 47 739 7 51 753 12 49 748 6 54 668 4 63 771 10

No. Player-Team Cl G Rush 1. Abdullah, Ameer-NEB JR 13 1,690 2. Hyde, Carlos-OSU SR 11 1,521 3. Coleman, Tevin-IND SO 9 958 4. White, James-WIS SR 13 1,444 5. Gordon, Melvin-WIS SO 13 1,609 6. Robinson, Allen-PSU JR 12 36 7. Hunt, Akeem-PUR JR 12 464 8. Langford, J.-MSU JR 14 1,422 9. Ferguson, Josh-ILL SO 12 779 10. Gallon, Jeremy-MICH SR 13 4

Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 8.1 14.8 119.3 6.8 15.4 105.6 6.0 15.2 91.3 6.0 13.9 83.2 4.9 16.8 82.8 3.9 15.7 61.6 3.9 14.8 57.9 3.8 15.3 57.5 4.5 12.4 55.7 4.5 12.2 55.1

Rcv PR 232 0 147 0 193 0 300 0 10 0 1,432 0 340 0 157 0 535 0 1,373 32

KR 77 0 124 7 0 0 626 0 37 0

Yds Yds/G 1,999 153.8 1,668 151.6 1,275 141.7 1,751 134.7 1,619 124.5 1,468 122.3 1,430 119.2 1,579 112.8 1,351 112.6 1,409 108.4

Scoring

No. Player-Team Cl G TD FG XPT 2XP Pts Pts/G 1. Hyde, Carlos-OSU SR 11 18 0 0 0 108 9.8 Budzien, Jeff-NU SR 12 0 23 35 0 104 8.7 2. 3. Langford, J.-MSU JR 14 19 0 0 0 114 8.1 4. Coleman, Tevin-IND SO 9 12 0 0 0 72 8.0 5. Basil, Drew-OSU SR 14 0 9 77 0 104 7.4 6. Gibbons, B.-MICH SR 12 0 15 44 0 89 7.4 7. Geiger, Michael-MSU FR 11 0 15 36 0 81 7.4 8. Ficken, Sam-PSU JR 12 0 15 41 0 86 7.2 9. White, James-WIS SR 13 15 0 0 0 90 6.9 10. Ewald, Mitch-IND SR 12 0 9 56 0 83 6.9

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No. Player-Team Cl Allen, Ricardo-PUR SR 1. 2. Countess, Blake-MICH SO 3. Ariguzo, C.C.-NU JR Campbell, I.-NU JR 5. Jean-Baptiste-NEB SR Taylor, Raymon-MICH JR Barnett, C.J.-OSU SR Morris, James-IOWA SR Evans, Ciante-NEB SR Shelton, Sojour-WIS FR

Pass Efficiency

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player-Team Guiton, Kenny-OSU Roberson, Tre-IND Miller, Braxton-OSU Gardner, Devin-MICH Sudfeld, Nate-IND Scheelhaase, N-ILL Stave, Joel-WIS Cook, Connor-MSU Hackenberg, C.-PSU Kellogg III, R.-NEB

Cl SR SO JR JR SO SR SO SO FR SR

Punt Return Average

No. Player-Team Cl Bentley, V.-ILL SO 1. 2. Martin-Manley,K-IOWA JR 3. Kings, M.-MSU SO 4. Della Valle, J.-PSU JR Brown, Corey-OSU SR 5. 6. Doe, Kenzel-WIS JR Westerkamp, J.-NEB FR 7.

Kick Return Average

No. Player-Team Cl 1. Bell, Kenny-NEB JR 2. Doe, Kenzel-WIS JR 3. Hunt, Akeem-PUR JR 4. Cotton, Jordan-IOWA SR Wilson, Dontre-OSU FR 5. 6. Jones, Marcus-MINN JR Norfleet, D.-MICH SO 7. 8. Wynn, Shane-IND JR Harris, Matthew-NU FR 9. 10. Lewis, Eugene-PSU FR

Punting

No. Player-Team Cl 1. Johnston, C-OSU FR 2. Webster, Cody-PUR SR 3. Mortell, Peter-MINN SO 4. Sadler, Mike-MSU JR 5. Foltz, Sam-NEB FR 6. DuVernois, J.-ILL JR Wile, Matt-MICH JR 7. 8. Toth, Erich-IND SO 9. Kornbrath, C.-IOWA SO 10. Butterworth, A.-PSU SR

Field Goals

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player-Team Cl Budzien, Jeff-NU SR Geiger, Michael-MSU FR Gibbons, Brendan-MICH SR Meyer, Mike-IOWA SR Ficken, Sam-PSU JR Hawthorne,Chris-MINN SR Zalewski, Taylor-ILL SO Smith, Pat-NEB SR Ewald, Mitch-IND SR Basil, Drew-OSU SR

Field Goal Percentage

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player-Team Cl Geiger, Michael-MSU FR Smith, Pat-NEB SR Budzien, Jeff-NU SR Hawthorne,Chris-MINN SR Gibbons, B.-MICH SR Meyer, Mike-IOWA SR Zalewski, T.-ILL SO Ficken, Sam-PSU JR Griggs, Paul-PUR SO

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G 12 13 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 G 13 12 12 12 12 12 13 14 12 10

No. Yards TD Long Avg/G 6 42 0 27 0.50 6 169 1 72 0.46 4 26 0 14 0.33 4 22 0 22 0.33 4 134 1 43 0.31 4 75 0 54 0.31 4 29 0 17 0.31 4 29 0 27 0.31 4 27 1 22 0.31 4 10 0 10 0.31

Comp-Att-Int 75 - 109 - 2 83 - 138 - 4 162 - 255 - 7 208 - 345 - 11 194 - 322 - 9 287 - 430 - 13 208 - 336 - 13 223 - 380 - 6 231 - 392 - 10 80 - 134 - 3

Pct. 68.8 60.1 63.5 60.3 60.2 66.7 61.9 58.7 58.9 59.7

Yards 749 1,128 2,094 2,960 2,523 3,272 2,494 2,755 2,955 919

TD 14 15 24 21 21 21 22 22 20 6

G 10 13 14 12 14 11 13

No. 12 20 20 18 23 16 19

Yards TD Long Avg. 189 1 67 15.8 314 2 83 15.7 206 0 30 10.3 156 0 31 8.7 179 0 65 7.8 116 0 26 7.2 51 0 19 2.7

G 13 11 12 13 14 13 13 12 12 12

No. 23 20 24 29 21 25 40 18 21 22

Yards TD Long Avg. 609 1 99 26.5 529 1 91 26.5 626 1 99 26.1 731 0 96 25.2 523 0 51 24.9 622 1 98 24.9 938 0 44 23.5 415 0 48 23.1 484 0 47 23.0 491 0 44 22.3

Effic. 165.2 158.9 158.1 146.1 142.0 140.7 138.1 135.5 134.0 127.6

Tackles

No. Player-Team Cl G Pos. Solo Ast. Total Avg/G Sack 1. Shazier, Ryan-OSU JR 14 101 42 143 10.2 6.0 2. Brown, Jonathan-ILL SR 12 LB 62 57 119 9.9 5.0 3. Borland, Chris-WIS SR 12 73 39 112 9.3 4.0 Proby, Damien-NU SR 12 LB 64 47 111 9.2 1.0 4. 5. Ariguzo, C.C.-NU JR 12 LB 62 44 106 8.8 2.0 6. Hitchens, A.-IOWA SR 13 LB 54 58 112 8.6 2.0 7. Thomas III, E.-ILL JR 12 DB 57 44 101 8.4 0.0 Morris, James-IOWA SR 13 LB 52 54 106 8.2 7.0 8. 9. Monheim, Mason-ILL SO 12 LB 42 55 97 8.1 1.0 10. Kirksey, C.-IOWA SR 13 LB 47 57 104 8.0 2.5 11. Hull, Mike-PSU JR 10 44 34 78 7.8 0.5 12. Carson, Glenn-PSU SR 12 43 47 90 7.5 1.0 13. Cooper, David-IND JR 12 LB 52 33 85 7.1 2.5 Ross III, James-MICH SO 12 46 39 85 7.1 1.5 15. Allen, Denicos-MSU SR 14 LB 45 53 98 7.0 5.5 Cooper, Corey-NEB JR 13 DB 52 39 91 7.0 2.0 Murphy, Mark-IND JR 12 51 33 84 7.0 0.0 Henry, Traveon-NU SO 11 53 24 77 7.0 0.0 19. Heban, Greg-IND SR 12 57 25 82 6.8 0.0 20. Santos, David-NEB SO 13 LB 48 39 87 6.7 2.0

Sacks

No. Player-Team Cl G Pos. Solo Ast. Yards Total Avg/G Gregory, Randy-NEB SO 13 DE 10 1 69 10.5 0.81 1. 2. Spence, Noah-OSU SO 13 6 4 67 8.0 0.62 3. Cockran,Theiren-MINN SO 13 DE 7 1 38 7.5 0.58 Bennett, M-OSU JR 13 5 4 50 7.0 0.54 4. Morris, James-IOWA SR 13 LB 7 0 40 7.0 0.54 6. Bosa, Joey-OSU FR 14 6 3 58 7.5 0.54 Calhoun, S.-MSU SO 14 DE 6 3 45 7.5 0.54 8. Scott, Tyler-NU SR 12 DL 6 0 46 6.0 0.50 Odenigbo, I.-NU FR 12 DL 5 1 37 5.5 0.46 9. 10. Shazier, Ryan-OSU JR 14 5 2 46 6.0 0.43

Tackles for Loss

No. Player-Team Cl G Pos. Solo Ast. Yards Total Avg/G 1. Shazier, Ryan-OSU JR 14 20 5 77 22.5 1.61 2. Gregory, Randy-NEB SO 13 DE 15 4 101 17.0 1.31 Morris, James-IOWA SR 13 LB 14 6 61 17.0 1.31 4. Brown, Jonathan-ILL SR 12 LB 11 8 53 15.0 1.25 Allen, Denicos-MSU SR 14 LB 12 9 58 16.5 1.18 5. 6. Spence, Noah-OSU SO 13 10 9 83 14.5 1.12 Hitchens, A.-IOWA SR 13 LB 8 11 21 13.5 1.04 7. 8. Calhoun, S.-MSU SO 14 DE 10 8 75 14.0 1.00 Hageman,RaShede-MINN SR 13 DT 11 4 50 13.0 1.00 Bates, Houston-ILL JR 12 DL 10 4 47 12.0 1.00

Forced Fumbles

G 13 12 13 14 13 11 13 12 13 12 G 12 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 13

No. 49 70 62 76 71 51 61 52 65 51

Yards Long Avg. 2,156 71 44.0 3,047 73 43.5 2,687 62 43.3 3,233 69 42.5 2,954 64 41.6 2,094 66 41.1 2,476 69 40.6 2,110 57 40.6 2,598 55 40.0 2,000 66 39.2

Made 23 14 15 16 15 13 12 11 9 9

Att. 25 15 20 21 23 17 17 12 11 10

Pct. 92.0 93.3 75.0 76.2 65.2 76.5 70.6 91.7 81.8 90.0

Made/G 1.92 1.40 1.36 1.33 1.25 1.08 1.00 0.92 0.75 0.69

G Made 11 15 13 12 12 23 13 14 12 15 13 16 12 12 12 15 11 6

Att. 16 13 25 18 20 22 17 23 12

Long 49 46 43 45 47 49 51 54 47

Pct. 93.8 92.3 92.0 77.8 75.0 72.7 70.6 65.2 50.0

No. Player-Team Cl G 1. Cockran,Theiren-MINN SO 13 2. Hardin, Forisse-IND JR 10 3. Shazier, Ryan-OSU JR 14 4. Olaniyan, C.J.-PSU JR 12 Thomas III, E.-ILL JR 12 Kelly, Brendan-WIS SR 12 Lowery, B.J.-IOWA SR 13 7. Bennett, M-OSU JR 13 9. Williams, A.-NEB JR 10 10. Hoover, Tyler-MSU SR 11

Recovered Fumbles

No. Player-Team Cl G 1. Calhoun, S.-MSU SO 14 2. Nelson, Kenny-ILL SO 11 3. Schmitt, Jesse-PUR JR 12 Borland, Chris-WIS SR 12 Bates, Houston-ILL JR 12 6. King, Desmond-IOWA FR 13 Thompson,Cedric-MINN JR 13 Clark, Frank-MICH JR 13 Bennett, M-OSU JR 13 Hill, Aaron-MINN SR 13

Passes Defended

No. Player-Team Cl 1. Bennett, Tim-IND JR 2. Lowery, B.J.-IOWA SR 3. Roby, Bradley-OSU JR Lucas, Jordan-PSU SO 5. Jean-Baptiste-NEB SR 6. Keiser, Ryan-PSU JR Taylor, Raymon-MICH JR Dennard, D.-MSU SR 9. Grant, Doran-OSU JR 10. Shelton, Sojour-WIS FR

G 12 13 12 12 13 11 13 14 14 13

No. Avg/G 4 0.31 3 0.30 4 0.29 3 0.25 3 0.25 3 0.25 3 0.23 3 0.23 2 0.20 2 0.18 No. Avg/G 4 0.29 2 0.18 2 0.17 2 0.17 2 0.17 2 0.15 2 0.15 2 0.15 2 0.15 2 0.15 BrUp Int. Total Avg/G 20 1 21 1.75 16 3 19 1.46 13 3 16 1.33 13 3 16 1.33 12 4 16 1.23 8 3 11 1.00 9 4 13 1.00 10 4 14 1.00 10 3 13 0.93 7 4 11 0.85

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jason

ankrah

Brandon

Chapek

#9

Defensive End l 6-4 l 265 | Four Letters Gaithersburg, Md. l Quince Orchard HS » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2013, Coaches, Media) » Team Captain (2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012; Spring 2013) » Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2010) Defensive end Jason Ankrah completed a productive Nebraska career with a strong senior season, capped by an excellent performance against Georgia in the Gator Bowl.The 6-4, 265-pound Ankrah was a fixture on the Nebraska defense over the past four seasons, playing in 49 games in his Nebraska career, including 31 career starts. Ankrah started all 13 games in 2013 and played a key role in the progress of a youthful Nebraska defense, specifically providing leadership on a young front four. The improvement of the Huskers’ front four was a driving force behind NU ranking fourth in the Big Ten in total defense in conference games. Ankrah completed the season with 36 tackles, while his nine tackles for loss ranked third for the Huskers. He added four sacks and had an interception against Illinois. Ankrah’s play in 2013 earned him honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades from both the media and the coaches.

2013 (Senior)

Wyoming: Started at defensive end in the season opener... contributed a pair of tackles in the 37-34 win. Southern Miss: Made his 20th career start against the Golden Eagles... brought his career tackle total to 50 with three tackles in the game, including his first TFL of the season. UCLA: Started at defensive end and made two tackles. SDSU: Played in his 40th career game at Nebraska... finished with one tackle. Illinois: Recorded his 2013 Game by Game UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds Sack-Yds first career interception off a QB hurry Opponent from Ciante Evans...also added his first Wyoming 1-1-2 0-0 0.0-0 1-3 0.0-0 sack of the season and a pair of TFLs. Southern Miss 2-1-3 0-2-2 0-0 0.0-0 UCLA Purdue: Broke up a pass and recorded one 0-0 0.0-0 tackle in the 44-7 road win. Minnesota: So. Dakota St. 0-1-1 1-1-2 2-5 1.0-4 Started against the Gophers and matched Illinois 1-0-1 0-0 0.0-0 a then-season high with three tackles. at Purdue 2-1-3 0-0 0.0-0 Northwestern: Totaled three tackles on at Minnesota 1-10 1.0-10 Northwestern 3-0-3 the day, including his second sack of the 1-1-2 1-3 0.0-0 season, a 10-yard sack of Kain Colter in at Michigan 1-5 0.0-0 the second quarter. Michigan: Made a Michigan State 3-1-4 0-0 0.0-0 pair of tackles in his 45th career game... at Penn State 1-3-4 2-2-4 1-1 0.0-0 produced a three-yard TFL and forced a Iowa 3-2-5 2-21 2-21 fumble that was recovered by Michigan. Georgia Michigan State: Recorded a season-high four tackles... picked up his sixth TFL of the season, a five-yard loss... broke up a pair of passes and notched a quarterback hurry. Penn State: Posted a season-high four tackles for the second straight week. Iowa: Tied a season high with four tackles, including his seventh TFL of the season. Georgia: Ankrah closed his carer in style with a career-high two sacks and five total tackles. He also forced a fumble as NU limited Georgia to a single touchdown.

Career

Ankrah played in all 14 games in 2012 and made nine starts. He totaled 26 tackles and six tackles for loss to help Nebraska advance to the Big Ten Championship Game. Ankrah started nine games as a sophomore in 2011 and made 17 tackles with three tackles for loss. As a reserve end in 2010, Ankrah played in 10 games and made two tackles. He redshirted in his first season in the program in 2009.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2009 2010 10/0 2011 12/9 2012 14/9 2013 13/13 Totals 49/31

#51

Offensive Line l 6-5 l 305 | One Letter Wahoo, Neb. | Bishop Neumann HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2012) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013) » Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll Senior Brandon Chapek provided depth for Nebraska at offensive tackle throughout his career. Chapek saw the most extensive action of his career as a senior, moving into the starting PAT and field-goal unit late in the season as the Huskers battled numerous injuries. Chapek was a standout in the classroom and was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic AllBig Ten honors. Chapek earned his degree in biological sciences/pre-dentistry in December of 2013 and was one of 20 Huskers playing as graduates in the bowl game.

2013 (Senior)

Chapek was a reserve tackle and provided depth on the line. He appeared in four games, including the final three games of the regular season. Chapek made the first road trip of his career to Penn State in November.

Career

Chapek was a reserve tackle throughout his career and played in two games as a junior in 2012. Chapek joined the program as a walk-on in 2009.

Scott

Criss

#67

Offensive Line l 6-3 l 275 | One Letter Omaha, Neb. | Creighton Prep HS | Wyoming » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010) Senior Scott Criss will completed his Nebraska career in 2013. Criss provided depth on the offensive line throughout his Husker career. An Omaha native, Criss began his college career at Wyoming before transferring to Nebraska. Criss was one of 19 Husker seniors participating in the bowl game as a graduate, after picking up his degree in construction management earlier in December of 2014. He was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2013 (Senior)

Criss saw action in Nebraska’s victory over South Dakota State.

Career

Criss added depth on the offensive line in 2011 and 2012, and played against Idaho State in 2012. He began his career at Wyoming in 2009, and then sat out the 2010 season as a redshirt.

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. QB UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. Redshirt 1 1 2 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 6 11 17 3-4 1.0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 16 10 26 6-21 2.0-13 2-0 0 1 0 3 20 16 36 9-48 4.0-35 2-0 0 3 1 4 43 38 81 18-73 7.0-50 4-0 0 4 1 8

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–5 vs. Iowa (2011), vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl) » Solo Tackles–3 three times (most recently vs. Georgia, 2014 Gator Bowl) » Tackles for Loss–2 vs. Georgia, 2014 Gator Bowl » Sacks–2-21 vs. Georgia, 2014 Gator Bowl

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quincy

enunwa

#18

Wide Receiver l 6-2 l 225 | Four Letters Moreno Valley, Calif. l Rancho Verde HS » Team Captain (2013) » Nebraska Offensive MVP (2013) » 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl MVP » Longest Touchdown Reception in School History (99 yards vs. Georgia, 2014 Gator Bowl) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2012) Senior receiver Quincy Enunwa was a leader for Nebraska on and off the field throughout the 2013 season. With a strong senior season, Enunwa put his name among the elite receivers in Nebraska football history. One of four team captains, Enunwa caught 51 passes for a team-high 753 yards and a Nebraska record 12 touchdowns. Enunwa closed his season with two touchdown receptions in the Gator Bowl victory over Georgia, including a school-record 99-yard touchdown reception. Enunwa’s 12 touchdown receptions bettered the previous school record of 11 by Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers. The 753 receiving yards ranked ninth in school history, while his 51 catches tied for eighth on the NU single-season list. With 51 receptions in 2013, Enunwa has become one of just five players in school history with a pair of 40-catch seasons, joining teammate Kenny Bell, Johnny Rodgers, Nate Swift and Terrence Nunn. Enunwa started every game and caught at least three passes in 12 of 13 games in 2013, including a career-high seven catches at Michigan. Enunwa also surpassed 50 receiving yards seven times during his senior season, capped by a career-high 129 receiving yards in the Gator Bowl victory. In addition to his receiving skills, Enunwa was known for his physicality as a perimeter blocker, helping fuel the NU rushing attack. Enunwa and Bell teamed to give Nebraska one of the Big Ten’s top receiving duos, and also one of the most prolific receiving tandems in school history. In the process both players have made big leaps on the Huskers’ career receiving lists. Enunwa finish his Husker career in the top 10 on both the receiving yardage and receptions list. Enunwa finished sixth in school history with 115 receptions, while his 1,526 yards rank seventh on the career list.

2013 (Senior)

Wyoming: Caught touchdown passes of three and seven yards in the second half... entered the game with three career touchdowns... finished the game with three catches for 27 yards. Southern Miss: Caught a 16-yard touchdown pass for his third touchdown 2013 Receiving Game by Game Catches Yds. TDs reception of the season... finished the Opponent 3 27 2 night with a team-high five catches for Wyoming Southern Miss 5 58 1 a team-high 58 yards. UCLA: Caught 3 39 2 touchdown passes of 11 and 14 yards UCLA 6 78 0 in the first quarter... marked his second South Dakota St. Illinois 4 80 1 game this season with two touchdown 4 72 1 receptions... finished the day with three at Purdue at Minnesota 3 46 0 catches for 39 yards. SDSU: Caught six 6 67 1 passes for 78 yards. Illinois: Became the Northwestern 7 69 0 22nd player in school history with 1,000 at Michigan Michigan State 0 0 0 career receiving yards... eclipsed the 3 42 1 1,000-yard mark with a 26-yard reception at Penn State 3 46 1 in the first quarter... finished the day with Iowa 4 129 2 four catches for a season-high 80 yards... Georgia caught a three-yard TD pass in the first quarter to give Nebraska a 14-0 lead. Purdue: Had four receptions for 72 yards, including an eight-yard TD reception... touchdown catch was his seventh of the season. Minnesota: Had three receptions for 46 yards... also rushed the ball once for four yards. Northwestern: Tied a then-career high with six receptions for 67 yards, including a three-yard TD catch... touchdown reception was his eighth of the season, tying him for fourth on the Nebraska single-season TD receptions list. Michigan: Caught a career-high seven passes for 69 yards. Michigan State: Went without a catch, ending a streak of 23 straight games with a catch. Penn State: Had a 27-yard touchdown reception for his ninth TD catch of the season... finished the game with three receptions for 42 yards. Iowa: Had three receptions for 46 yards, including a 15-yard TD reception... 10 touchdown receptions are tied for second on the NU season TD receptions list. Georgia: Had a career day and earned Gator Bowl MVP honors in NU win... finished the game with four catches for a career-high 129 yards.... Caught two touchdown passes, including a 5-yard TD in second quarter to give NU a 7-3 lead... hauled in a 99-yard TD in third quarter to give Nebraska a 24-12 lead... reception was the longest play from scrimmage in Nebraska history and the longest pass play in the history of bowl games.

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Career

Enunwa started all 14 games as a junior and caught at least one pass in every game, including five games with at least four receptions. Enunwa finished the season second on the team with 42 receptions for 470 yards. He had a career-high 110 receiving yards at Northwestern, and topped 50 receiving yards in three other games. Enunwa played in all 13 games with seven starts in 2011, and was third on the team with 21 catches for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He had at least two catches six times in 2011, including the final four regular-season games. Enunwa was one of just three true freshmen to play in 2010, seeing action in 10 games.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2010 10/0 2011 13/7 2012 14/14 2013 13/13 Totals 50/34

No. Yds. 1 10 21 293 42 470 51 753 115 1,526

Y/R 10.0 14.0 11.2 14.8 13.3

Y/G 1.0 24.4 33.6 57.9 30.5

Long 10 vs. Western Kentucky 36 vs. Ohio State 35 vs. Idaho State 99 vs. Georgia 99 vs. Georgia

TDs 0 2 1 12 15

Rushing: Career: 2 carries, -2 yards, 0 TD, long of 4 at Minnesota in 2013

Single-Game Highs

» Receptions–7 at Michigan (2013) » Receiving Yards–129 yards vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl) » Touchdowns–2, three times (vs. Wyoming, UCLA ,Georgia in 2013)

ciante

evans

#17

Cornerback l 5-11 l 190 | Four Letters Arlington, Texas l Juan Seguin HS » First-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2013) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Media, BTN, 2013) » Nebraska Season Record for TFLs by a Defensive Back (11, 2013) » Nebraska Season Record for Sacks by a Defensive Back (3.0, 2013) » Nebraska Game Record for TFLs by a Defensive Back (5, 2013) » Team Captain (2013) » Jim Thorpe Award Watch List (2013) » First-Team All-Big Ten (CBS, ESPN, 2012) » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2012) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013) Senior defensive back Ciante Evans was a key member of the Nebraska secondary each of the four years of his Nebraska career. He capped his highly productive career with an All-Big Ten season in 2013. One of four team captains in 2013, Evans provided leadership for a young Husker defense that has made great strides throughout the season. The 5-11, 190-pound Evans started every game, and was one of the most versatile defenders Nebraska has had in Bo Pelini’s tenure as head coach. The Texas native has the ability to line up at cornerback, but spent much of his time in the nickel role for the Blackshirts, and his knowledge of the defensive scheme makes him a natural at that spot. Evans’ outstanding play in 2013 was recognized, as he was a first-team All-Big Ten pick by the league’s coaches and a second-team selection by the media. Evans’ versatility was evident by looking at his stat line. He is tied for the team lead with four interceptions, including two against Southern Miss, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He also has six pass break-ups to help Nebraska rank third in the Big Ten in opponent pass completion percentage. Evans has 45 total tackles, with three games of at least five tackles, including a season-high eight tackles each against Michigan State and Northwestern. He also ranked among the Big Ten leaders with 11 tackles for loss, all in conference play, and he added three sacks for 28 yards. Evans had five tackles for loss against Northwestern, setting a Nebraska defensive back game record. Both the 11 tackles for loss and three sacks established Nebraska season position records for defensive backs. Evans’ 15 career tackles for loss were just two shy of the defensive back position record of 17 by Mike Brown.

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Career

Evans played in all 14 games with 12 starts in 2012, and his play helped Nebraska lead the nation in opponent pass completion percentage. Evans finished the year with 56 tackles, including 38 solo stops. He had six games with five or more tackles and ranked second on the team with eight pass breakups. Evans added one sack, two tackles for loss and four quarterback hurries. Evans lined up primarily at nickel back in 2011, playing in all 13 games with seven starts. He totaled 33 tackles, including 17 solo stops, and had five or more tackles three times on the season. He added three pass break-ups and a tackle for loss. Evans was one of three true freshmen to see action in 2010, as he played in eight games with a start at Iowa State. He made nine tackles, including four against Missouri.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2010 8/1 2011 13/7 2012 14/12 2013 13/13 Totals 48/33

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. QB UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. 6 3 9 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 17 16 33 1-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 3 0 0 38 18 56 3-20 2.0-18 0-0 0 8 1 4 31 14 45 11-49 3.0-28 1-0 0 6 4 1 92 51 143 15-72 5.0-46 1-0 0 19 5 5

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–10 vs. Penn State (2012) » Solo Tackles–6 twice (vs. Minnesota in 2012, vs. Michigan State in 2013) » Tackles for Loss–5 vs. Northwestern (2013) » Interceptions–2 vs. Southern Miss (2013)

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2013 Game by Game

Wyoming: Recorded his second career Opponent UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds Sack-Yds interception in the fourth quarter that Wyoming 2-1-3 0-0 0.0-0 ended a Wyoming drive in Nebraska Southern Miss 0-1-1 0-0 0.0-0 territory... added three tackles to push UCLA 3-2-5 0-0 0.0-0 his career total to 101. Southern Miss: So. Dakota St. 1-0-1 0-0 0.0-0 Had a 22-yard interception return for a Illinois 4-0-4 2-14 1.0-11 touchdown in the first quarter and added at Purdue 1-0-1 0-0 0.0-0 an interception in the third quarter of the at Minnesota 3-1-4 0-0 0.0-0 game to set up an NU touchdown... two Northwestern 4-4-8 5-23 1.0-9 interceptions gave Evans three picks this at Michigan 3-1-4 2-3 0.0-0 year and four in his career... interception Michigan State 6-2-8 2-9 1.0-8 return for a touchdown was the second at Penn State 2-1-3 0-0 0.0-0 of Evans’ career, as he also had an INT Iowa 2-0-2 0-0 0.0-0 for a score against Idaho State in 2012... Georgia 0-1-1 0-0 0.0-0 marked the first time a Nebraska player has had two interceptions in a game since Matt O’Hanlon had three interceptions against Oklahoma in 2009. UCLA: Produced five tackles after notching four total tackles through the first two games of the season... added a pass break-up, his third of the year. SDSU: Started against the Jackrabbits and finished with one solo tackle. Illinois: Played in his 40th career game and made his 25th career start... produced one sack for 11 yards, forced a fumble that was recovered, totaled two TFL’s for 14 yards, had one pass break-up and one QB hurry that led to Jason Ankrah’s third-quarter interception. Purdue: Produced one tackle in the 44-7 road win... helped limit the Boilermakers to 184 yards passing. Minnesota: Made four tackles, including three solo stops. Northwestern: Produced a season-high eight tackles... recorded five TFLs for 23 yards, setting a career high... five TFLs were the most for a Husker in 2013 and the most by a Nebraska player since defensive end Eric Martin had five TFLs for 16 yards in 2012 against Idaho State in 2012. Michigan: Was all over the field against the Wolverines... produced four tackles, three solo, including a pair of TFLs for three yards... also added his fifth pass break-up of the season. Michigan State: Made his 30th career start in his 45th career game at NU... tied four other Huskers for the team lead in tackles with eight... had an eight-yard sack in the second quarter, his 10th tackle for loss of the season... added a TFL later in the game to give him 11 TFLs on the season, the most ever by a Nebraska defensive back, surpassing the previous record of nine TFLs by cornerback Al Larson in 1969... all 11 TFLs came in Big Ten Conference play. Penn State: Intercepted a Christian Hackenberg pass in the third quarter for his fourth interception of the season and the fifth interception of his career... also finished the game with three tackles. Iowa: Made a pair of tackles in his final appearance at Memorial Stadium. Georgia: Evans capped his career with a tackle and a pass breakup in NU’s win... defense limited Georgia to one touchdown in six red zone trips.

green

#11

Safety l 6-0 l 195 | Three Letters San Antonio, Texas l James Madison HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll Senior Andrew Green was one of the most experienced players on the Huskers’ 2013 defense and showed his versatility as a defensive back during his senior season. After starting at corner in both 2011 and 2012, the 6-0, 195-pound Green shifted to safety as a senior and helped Nebraska field one of the Big Ten’s top pass defenses. Green made 32 career starts, including 10 starts in 2013. He made 41 tackles as a senior, including 31 solo stops, while adding two tackles for loss and three pass breakups. Green registered at least three tackles seven times this in 2013, capped by a season-high six tackles against both Iowa and Georgia. He also had two pass breakups in the Huskers’ bowl victory. Green earned his degree in August of 2013 in ethnic studies and was one of 19 Husker seniors to play the bowl game as a graduate. Green is one of 30 Huskers who earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013.

2013 (Senior)

Wyoming: Came off the bench and saw time in the defensive backfield... totaled three tackles. Southern Miss: Saw time off the bench at safety, but didn’t record any stats. UCLA: Played in his 30th career game at Nebraska... made two solo tackles and registered his first break-up of the season. SDSU: Made his first start of the season at safety... finished the game with a pair of tackles. Illinois: Started against the Illini and made four tackles, all solo stops. Purdue: Started at safety, his 25th career start... totaled four tackles, all solo stops, and one QB hurry. Minnesota: Started at safety and made one tackle. Northwestern: Started at safety in his 35th career game at Nebraska... posted a then-season-high five tackles, all solo stops. Michigan: Tied a season-high with five tackles for the second straight week, including his first TFL of the season. Michigan State: Started at safety and made a pair of tackles. Penn State: Made his 30th career start, producing one tackle. Iowa: Posted a season-high six tackles in his final game at Memorial Stadium, including his second TFL of the season. Georgia: Tied his season high with six tackles, including four solo stops... tied his career high with two breakups, including a fourth-quarter PBU on fourth down to end a Georgia scoring threat.

Career

Green started 12 games at cornerback in 2012, and made 50 tackles, including 28 solo stops. He had four games with at least five tackles, including a season-high eight tackles against Iowa and Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Green’s play helped Nebraska lead the nation in opponent pass completion percentage. Green added three tackles for loss and a sack, and also had three breakups. Green started 10 of 13 games in 2011, and made 48 tackles, including 29 solo stops. His eight pass breakups were second on the team, and he had an interception against Iowa. Green had a career-high 10 tackles and two breakups at Penn State. Green was a reserve corner in 2010, and played in one game. He sat out the 2009 season as a redshirt.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2009 2010 1/0 2011 13/10 2012 13/12 2013 13/10 Totals 40/32

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. QB UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. Redshirt 0 0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 29 19 48 2-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 8 1 0 28 22 50 3-17 1.0-9 0-0 0 3 0 1 31 10 41 2-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 3 0 0 88 51 139 7-23 1.0-9 0-0 0 14 1 1

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–10 at Penn State (2011) » Solo Tackles–9 at Penn State (2011) » Tackles for Loss–2 vs. Michigan State (2011) » Pass Breakups–2 at Michigan (2011), vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl)

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stanley

jean-baptiste

#16

Cornerback l 6-3 l 220 | Three Letters Miami, Fla. l Central HS l Fort Scott (Kan.) CC » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, BTN, 2013) » Midseason Second-Team All-American (Phil Steele) » Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010) Senior Stanley Jean-Baptiste was Nebraska’s top cover cornerback throughout the 2013 season and helped the Huskers feature one of the top pass defenses in the Big Ten. The 6-3, 220-pound Jean-Baptiste has an unusual combination of size, speed and athleticism, and in 2013 he combined that skill set with consistent performance to become one of the Big Ten’s top corners. Jean-Baptiste started all 13 games at cornerback and tied Ciante Evans for the team lead in interceptions with four. Jean-Baptiste had an interception in each of the first four games, the longest streak for a Nebraska player since Josh Bullocks in 2003. Jean-Baptiste returned his interceptions for a total of 134 yards, the most interception return yards for a Husker since 2005. He also led the team with 12 pass break-ups, increasing his career total to 22 break-ups to tie for eighth in NU history. In addition to his passes defended, Jean-Baptiste made 41 tackles, including 27 solo stops. He had at least four tackles in six games in 2014, led by a season-high six tackles against South Dakota State and Georgia. He added five tackles against Northwestern. Jean-Baptiste was rewarded for his defensive play, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Big Ten coaches and media. He was one of 19 Husker seniors who played the Gator Bowl as a graduate after picking up his degree in May of 2013.

2013 (Senior)

Jean-Baptiste played in all 14 games and made five starts at cornerback in 2012. His play helped Nebraska lead the nation in opponent pass completion percentage. He had two interceptions, including a return for a score against Minnesota. Jean-Baptiste made 24 tackles, including 18 solo stops. He also had a team-high nine pass break-ups, incuding five against Northwestern. Jean-Baptiste began the 2011 season as a wide receiver, before switching to corner early in the season. He played in nine games with one start and finished the year with nine tackles. He had a key interception against Ohio State, helping fuel the largest comeback in school history. Jean-Baptiste redshirted in 2010 after transferring from Fort Scott Community College.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2010 2011 9/1 2012 14/5 2013 13/13 Totals 36/19

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. QB UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. Redshirt 5 4 9 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 18 6 24 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 9 2 1 27 14 41 4-11 1.0-3 0-0 0 12 4 0 50 24 74 4-11 1.0-3 0-0 0 22 7 1

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–6 vs. South Dakota State (2013), vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl) » Solo Tackles–5 vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl) » Pass Breakups–5 at Northwestern (2012) » Interceptions–1 seven times (most recently vs. South Dakota State in 2013)

ron

kellogg iii

2013 Game by Game

Wyoming: Had a first-quarter Opponent UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds INT-Yds interception of a Brett Smith pass that Wyoming 2-2-4 0-0 1-42 he returned 42 yards... led to a Nebraska Southern Miss 2-1-3 1-3 1-43 touchdown and a 10-7 lead... was the 0-1-1 0-0 1-34 UCLA fourth interception of his career and So. Dakota St. 4-2-6 0-0 1-15 ended a streak of 183 consecutive passes Illinois 2-2-4 1-1 0-0 by Smith without an interception... made 1-0-1 0-0 0-0 at Purdue two other key third-down stops to halt at Minnesota 1-1-2 0-0 0-0 Wyoming drives, including a pass breakNorthwestern 3-2-5 0-0 0-0 up and a tackle on a third-and-short play at Michigan 3-1-4 0-0 0-0 near midfield. Southern Miss: Returned Michigan State 2-0-2 0-0 0-0 a first-quarter interception 43 yards for a 2-1-3 0-0 0-0 at Penn State touchdown to give Nebraska a 7-0 lead... Iowa 0-0-0 0-0 0-0 was his second of the season and fifth of 5-1-6 0-0 0-0 Georgia his career... also marked his second career INT for a touchdown, adding to an interception return for a score against Minnesota in 2012... touchdown occurred with 13:47 left in the first quarter... was Nebraska’s quickest score in any game since the Huskers scored a touchdown just 34 seconds into a 2011 win over Washington... was the quickest defensive touchdown in a game since Terrell Farley scored on a fumble return seven seconds into the game at Texas Tech in 1996... was also the quickest interception return for a touchdown in any game since Toby Wright had an interception return for a touchdown at the 14:03 mark of the first quarter against Colorado State in 1993. UCLA: Intercepted a first-quarter UCLA pass to set up a Nebraska touchdown for the opening points of the game... was his third of the season and sixth of his career. SDSU: Intercepted a second-quarter pass to set up a Nebraska touchdown... marked his fourth-straight game with an interception... is the first Nebraska player to intercept a pass in four-straight games since Josh Bullocks had a pick in four-straight games in 2003 (Southern Miss, Troy State, Missouri, Texas A&M)... had six interceptions in the past 11 games, dating back to last season... produced a career-high six tackles, topping his previous best of four. Illinois: Made four tackles, including his second TFL of the year... added a pass break-up, the 15th of his career... was his first game in 2013 without an interception. Purdue: Totaled one tackle in the 44-7 win. Minnesota: Played in his 30th career game at Nebraska... made a pair of tackles. Northwestern: Finished the game with five tackles, including three solo stops... notched one pass break-up to help limit the Wildcats to 81 yards passing. Michigan: Made four tackles, including three solo stops, from his cornerback spot. Michigan State: Produced two tackles and broke up a pair of passes for the second time this season. Penn State: Broke up a pair of passes for the second straight game and the third time this season, bringing his career total to 21... also added three tackles. Iowa: Started against Iowa in his 35th career game at Nebraska... didn’t record any stats. Georgia: Tied his career-high with six tackles, including five solo stops, in the Huskers’ 24-19 win... made his first career sack and totaled two tackles for loss for seven yards... added his 12th PBU of the 2013 season.

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Quarterback l 6-1 l 220 | Two Letters Omaha, Neb. l Westside HS » Tom Novak Award (2013) » Offensive Scout Team MVP (2009) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2012) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2012, 2013) The play of senior quarterback Ron Kellogg III was one of the main storylines of the Huskers’ 2013 season. A walk-on who earned his scholarship before the 2013 season, Kellogg was one of three quarterbacks who have seen extensive playing time. Kellogg entered the season as the co-No. 2 quarterback with Tommy Armstrong Jr., behind four-year starter Taylor Martinez. However, Martinez suffered a foot injury that limited him to just four games, leaving the quarterback spot to Armstrong and Kellogg. Kellogg made the most of his opportunities, seeing significant time behind Armstrong, while starting the final regular-season game against Iowa. Kellogg had 919 passing yards, while completing nearly 60 percent of his passes, including six touchdowns. Kellogg had one of the most memorable moments in Husker history with a game-winning Hail Mary pass against Northwestern. He also came off the bench at Penn State to lead Nebraska to a come-from-behind overtime win over the Nittany Lions. Kellogg picked up his degree in December and was one of 19 Husker seniors to play the bowl game as a graduate.

2013 (Senior)

Wyoming: Did not play in the season 2013 Passing Game by Game opener. Southern Miss: Came off the Opponent Comp-Att-Int Yds. TDs bench in the second half... was 4-of-5 Wyoming --Did Not Play-through the air for 24 yards... also ran Southern Miss 4-5-0 24 0 once for a career-high nine yards. UCLA: UCLA --Did Not Play-Did not play. SDSU: Completed 8-of-9 South Dakota St. 8-9-0 136 1 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown... Illinois 3-6-0 51 0 also rushed twice for seven yards... guided 10-13-0 141 1 NU to scores on 3-of-4 first-half drives. at Purdue --Did Not Play-Illinois: Saw time at quarterback off the at Minnesota bench against the Illini... was 3-of-6 for Northwestern 7-13-1 104 1 1-4-0 6 0 51 yards... his first pass of the game was a at Michigan 8-11-0 67 1 then-career-long 31-yard strike to Quincy Michigan State 20-34-0 191 1 Enunwa. Purdue: Had a career day off at Penn State 19-37-2 199 1 the bench, completing 10-of-13 passes Iowa 0-2-0 0 0 for a then-career-high 141 yards... picked Georgia up his second TD pass of the season and third of his career in the fourth quarter with an eight-yard completion to Quincy Enunwa... completed a then-career-long 35-yard pass to Enunwa in the second quarter. Minnesota: Didn’t play at Minnesota. Northwestern: Completed a 49-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to redshirt freshman Jordan Westerkamp at the end of regulation... was the first gamewinning Hail Mary touchdown pass in Nebraska history... finished the game 7-of-13 for 104 yards and one touchdown... was 6-of-8 on the game-winning drive for 83 yards. Michigan:

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Saw action off the bench... was 1-for-4 through the air for six yards... also ran once for five yards. Michigan State: Led Nebraska on its final drive of the game... went 8-for-11 for 67 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Ameer Abdullah. Penn State: Played all but three series of the game following an ankle injury to starter Tommy Armstrong Jr... completed a career-high 20 passes on 34 attempts for a then-career-best 191 yards and one touchdown, a 27-yard pass to Enunwa in the second quarter. Iowa: Completed 19 passes on a career-high 37 attempts for a career-best 199 yards... threw a 15-yard TD pass to Enunwa in the fourth quarter. Georgia: Was 0-for-2 passing in final game as a Husker.

Year G/S 2009 2010 3/0 2011 13/2 2012 14/2 2013 10/9 Totals 40/13

Career

Single-Game Highs

Kellogg played in four games as Taylor Martinez’s backup in 2012. Kellogg threw for 22 yards, including a touchdown pass against Idaho State. Kellogg provided depth at quarterback in 2010 and 2011, but did not appear in a game.

Single-Game Highs

» Pass Attempts–37 vs. Iowa (2013) » Pass Completions–20 at Penn State (2013) » Passing Yards–199 vs. Iowa (2013) » Passing Touchdowns–2 vs. Iowa (2013)

jake

long

#41

Tight End l 6-4 l 240 | Three Letters Elkhorn, Neb. l Elkhorn HS » Capital One/CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American (2013) » Academic All-District VII (2012, 2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013) » Bobby Reynolds Award (2013) » George Sullivan Endowed Scholarship (2013) » Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Recipient » Four-TIme Big 12 Commissionier’s Academic Honor Roll Tight end Jake Long was a regular contributor at tight end for four seasons, and completed his senior year with the Huskers in 2013. Long was one of several Husker offensive players who battled injuries throughout the 2013 season, as Long was slowed by injury in fall camp, then missed three games at midseason. Long provided leadership to a young group of tight ends in 2013, as the four-man rotation at the spot included three freshmen. He caught eight passes on the year and his blocking helped Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s top rushing teams. Originally a walk-on, Long earned a scholarship for his senior season. He also continued to excel in the classroom during his senior year. Long earned second-team Academic All-America honors, while his twin brother, Spencer, was a first-team selection. The Long brothers became just the third set of brothers in school history to both earn academic All-America accolades and the first to do it in the same season. Long earned his degree in biological sciences/pre-medicine in December of 2013 and was one of 19 seniors playing the bowl game as a graduate.

2013 (Senior)

Long played in 10 games with nine starts, while battling through injuries. Long had eight catches for 121 yards, an average of better than 15 yards per catch. Long had a career-long 26-yard catch against Wyoming in the opener. Long had single catches in six games, and finished the year with season highs of two receptions and 28 receiving yards against Iowa in the regular-season finale.

Yds. Redshirt 1 17 0 0 6 55 8 121 15 193

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

17.0 0.0 9.2 15.1 12.9

5.7 0.0 3.9 12.1 4.8

17 vs. Colorado none 24 vs. Southern Miss 26 vs. Wyoming 26 vs. Wyoming

0 0 1 0 1

» Receptions–3 vs. Southern Miss (2012) » Receiving Yards–41 vs. Southern Miss (2012)

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long

Career Stats Passing

Year G/GS Comp-Att-Int Pct. Yds. Y/G LP TD Eff.R. 2009 Redshirt 2010 0/0 0-0-0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2011 0/0 0-0-0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2012 4/0 4-9-1 44.4 22 5.5 8 1 79.42 2013 10/1 80-134-3 59.7 919 91.9 49 6 127.61 Totals 14/1 84-143-4 58.7 941 67.2 49 7 124.58

No.

#61

Offensive Guard l 6-4 l 315 | Three Letters Elkhorn, Neb. l Elkhorn HS » National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award (1 of 16, 2013) » Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship (2014) » Capital One/CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American (2013) » Academic All-District VII (2011, 2012, 2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (BTN, 2013) » Burlsworth Trophy Semifinalist (1 of 10, 2012, 2013) » Outland Trophy Watch List (2012, 2013) » Lombardi Award Watch List (2012, 2013) » Team Captain (2013) » Jake Young Memorial Scholarship (2013) » Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013) » Second-Team All-American (AP, Walter Camp Foundation, 2012) » Third-Team All-American (Phil Steele, 2012) » First-Team All-Big Ten (2012, Coaches, Media, BTN, CBS, ESPN, Phil Steele) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (2011, Media, Phil Steele) » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2011, Coaches) » Nebraska Walk-on of the Year (2011) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Recipient » Four-TIme Big 12 Commissionier’s Academic Honor Roll Spencer Long had his senior season cut short after suffering a knee injury at Purdue in mid-October. Long underwent subsequent surgery and was lost for the season, but not before he left an impressive mark during his Nebraska career. Despite missing half of the season, the senior captain continued to impact the 2013 Huskers. Long continued to provide leadership to his fellow offensive linemen, while making his mark off the field. Long earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors to help continue the Huskers’ tradition of academic success. He was joined on the academic All-America team by his brother, Jake, a second-team honoree. The Long brothers became the third set of brothers in Nebraska history to both earn academic All-America awards and the first to do so in the same season. Long was also one of 16 football student-athletes to earn the prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented in New York City in early December. The award carried an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, which Long intends to put toward medical school. Originally a walk-on, Long was placed on scholarship before his junior season and earned second-team All-America honors in 2012. He was a leading contender for first-team AllAmerica honors before his injury in 2013. Long earned his degree in biological sciences/pre-medicine in December and was one of 19 seniors participating the bowl game as a graduate. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third consecutive season.

2013 (Senior)

Long played in and started the first six games at right guard, before suffering a knee injury at Purdue. With Long in the lineup, Nebraska rushed for better than 250 yards in six of seven games and averaged 284.8 rushing yards and 42.7 points per game.

Career

Long played in all 14 games in 2012, including a pair of starts. He caught six passes for 55 yards, including a nine-yard TD catch against Southern Miss. He had a career-high three catches against the Golden Eagles. Long played in 13 games in 2011 and made two starts. He did not have a catch, but his blocking helped Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s top rushing teams. He played in three games in 2010 and had a 17-yard catch against Colorado. Long redshirted in his first season in 2009.

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Long started every game at right guard for the second straight year in 2012. He paved the way for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in Ameer Abdullah and Taylor Martinez and helped Nebraska average better than 250 rushing yards per game. Long earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and second-team All-America accolades for his play. Long emerged in the 2011 season and started all 13 games at guard. His play helped Nebraska rank 15th nationally in rushing offense, and the Huskers topped 200 yards on the ground seven times. Long was a second-team All-Big Ten selection for his play. He was a reserve guard in 2010, but did not play in a game. Long began his career as a defensive end in 2009, and redshirted.

Career Stats

» Games Played–33 (13 in 2011; 14 in 2012; 6 in 2013) » Games Started–33 (13 in 2011; 14 in 2012; 6 in 2013)

taylor

martinez

2013 (Senior)

Martinez started four games at quarterback, including the season’s first three games and at Minnesota. He missed three games at mid-season and the final six games with a foot injury. In his limited work, Martinez threw for 667 yards and 10 touchdowns, while completing 62.7 percent of his passes. He also ran for 117 yards on the season. Martinez threw for three touchdown passes in each of the first three games of the season and added his 10th TD pass of the year at Minnesota.

Career

#3

Quarterback l 6-1 l 210 | Four Letters Corona, Calif. l Centennial HS » Manning Award Watch List (2013) » Davey O’Brien Award Watch List (2013) » Walter Camp Award Watch List (2013) » Nebraska Team Captain (1 of 6, 2013) » Nebraska Team Captain (1 of 5, 2012) » First-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2012) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Media, Phil Steele, 2012) » Chicago Tribune Silver Football Finalist (1 of 3, 2012) » AT&T National Player of the Week (vs. Southern Miss, 2012, vs. Ohio State, 2011) » Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (So. Miss, Wis., N’western, Michigan St., 2012, vs. Ohio State, 2011) » Nebraska Career Total Offense Record Holder (10,233 yards) » Nebraska Career Passing Yards Record Holder (7,258 yards) » Nebraska Career Completions Record Holder (575) » Nebraska Career Touchdown Passes Record Holder (56) » Nebraska Career Starts by a Quarterback Record Holder (43) » Nebraska Season Total Offense Record Holder (3,890 yards, 2012) » Nebraska Season Total Touchdowns Record Holder (33, 2012) » Nebraska Game Completion Percentage Record Holder (91.9 vs. Arkansas State, 2012) » Nebraska Team MVP (2012) » Nebraska Offensive MVP (2012) » School Record Holder Total Offense By a Sophomore (2,963 yards, 2011) » First-Team Freshman All-American (Rivals.com, 2010) » Second-Team Freshman All-American (CollegeFootballNews.com, 2010) » Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (Coaches, Rivals.com, 2010) » Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (AP, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star, San Antonio News-Express, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2010) » Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches, AP, 2010) » Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Semifinalist (2010) » Maxwell Award Semifinalist (2010) » Walter Camp National Player of the Week (at Oklahoma State, 2010) » Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week (WKU, UW, KSU, OSU, 2010) » Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (at KSU, at OSU, 2010) » School Record Holder Total Offense By a Freshman (2,596 yards, 2010) » School Record Single-Game Rushing Yards by a Quarterback (241 at KSU, 2010) Quarterback Taylor Martinez completed one of the most prolific careers in Nebraska football history in 2013. Martinez’s senior season was limited to just four games because of a foot injury, but he left the program as the holder of numerous school records. Martinez started the first three games of 2013, including starting Nebraska’s season opener for the fourth consecutive season. However, foot and shoulder injuries sidelined him for three straight games, before he returned for Nebraska’s game at Minnesota. While Martinez played the entire game against the Gophers, he did not play in the final six games of the season. The injury-plagued season stopped Martinez’s pursuit of several elite statistical milestones. However, Martinez had already cemented his place in the Nebraska record books before his injury. Martinez is Nebraska’s all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and total offense and holds more than 20 school records. Martinez was in position to become just the second quarterback in FBS history to pass for 9,000 yards and rush for 3,000 yards prior to his injury.

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Martinez came into the season as a front-runner for conference and national honors after earning first-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior. He has started a Nebraska quarterback record 43 games in his Husker career. The California native was among a group of 19 Husker seniors participating in the bowl game as a graduate. Martinez picked up his degree in ethnic studies in December of 2013.

Martinez started all 14 games as a junior and set Nebraska season records with 3,890 yards of total offense and 33 total touchdowns. His 2,871 yards passing were the third-most in school history and he threw for 23 touchdowns, while completing better than 62 percent of his passes. Martinez also rushed for 1,019 yards in 2012, the fourth-best season by a Nebraska quarterback. He showed his leadership and poise by guiding Nebraska to four comeback victories in conference play after Nebraska trailed by double digits in the second half. Martinez had a productive 2011 season setting a Nebraska record for most total offensive yards by a sophomore. He rushed for 874 yards and nine touchdowns, while throwing for 2,089 yards and 13 touchdowns. Martinez finished sixth in the conference in total offense averaging 277.9 yards per game. Martinez burst onto the college football scene as a redshirt freshman in 2010. He started 12 games and fell just short of becoming the third freshman quarterback in NCAA history to rush for 1,000 yards, finishing with 965 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. As a passer, Martinez completed nearly 60 percent of his passes for 1,631 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 2,596 yards of total offense were an NU freshman record, and he was named Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. Martinez redshirted in his first season in 2009, and worked on the scout team, primarily as a wide receiver.

Career Stats Passing

Year G/GS Comp-Att-Int Pct. Yds. Y/G LP 2009 Redshirt 2010 13/12 116-196-7 59.2 1,631 125.5 79 2011 13/13 162-288-8 56.2 2,089 160.7 61 2012 14/14 228-368-12 62.0 2,871 205.1 74 2013 4/4 69-110-2 62.7 667 166.8 42 Totals 44/43 575-962-29 59.8 7,258 165.0 79

Rushing

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Totals

G/S

13/12 13/13 14/14 4/4 44/43

Att. Gain Loss Net Redshirt 162 1,195 230 965 188 1,040 166 874 195 1,317 293 1,019 40 195 78 117 585 3,747 767 2,975

TD Eff.R. 10 13 23 10 56

138.78 126.52 141.59 140.03 136.33

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

6.0 4.6 5.2 2.9 5.1

74.2 67.2 72.8 29.2 67.6

80 twice 57 vs. Fresno State 92 at UCLA 35 at Minnesota 92 at UCLA

12 9 10 0 31

Single-Game Highs

» Pass Attempts–39 at Northwestern (2012) » Pass Completions–28 vs. Northwestern (2011) » Passing Yards–354 vs. Southern Miss (2012) » Passing Touchdowns–5 at Oklahoma State (2010) » Rushes–20 at Wisconsin (2011) » Rushing Yards–241 at Kansas State (2010 - Nebraska Quarterback Record) » Rushing Touchdowns–4 at Kansas State (2010) » Total Offense Yards–435 at Oklahoma State (2010)

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Nickens

brent

qvale

#69

Defensive Tackle l 6-5 l 305 | Two Letters Alliance, Neb. | Alliance HS Senior Brodrick Nickens completed his Nebraska career in 2013. An offensive lineman for the first four years of his career, the 6-5, 310-pound Nickens switched to the defensive line in the spring of 2013 and added depth at tackle as a senior. Nickens also contributed on the Huskers’ special teams as a punt protecter. A walk-on, Nickens earned a scholarship before the start of his senior season. Nickens is on track to graduate in May of 2014.

2013 (Senior)

Nickens added depth and played in six games, primarily on the punt unit that ranked fourth in the Big Ten in net punting. Nickens had a two-yard run on a fake punt against UCLA.

Career

Nickens was a backup offensive guard in 2012, and played in three non-league games. He added depth on the line in 2010 and 2011, but did not play in a game. He redshirted in 2009.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 9 (3 in 2012; 6 in 2013)

cole

pensick

Offensive Line l 6-2 l 275 | Four Letters Lincoln, Neb. l Northeast HS » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2013) » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Media, 2013) » Rimington Award Watch List (2013) » Cletus Fischer Native Son Award (2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2009) Cole Pensick was a key member of the Husker offensive line in 2013, a group that has powered Nebraska to be one of the Big Ten’s top rushing teams this fall. The 6-2, 275-pound Pensick showed great versatility throughout his NU career with the ability to play both center and guard, and that ability was useful late in 2013 with the line ravaged by injuries. Pensick played in all 13 games, and started 12, including 11 at center and one at guard. Pensick was also hit by the injury bug, spraining a knee against Michigan State that slowed him in the season’s final two games. Pensick’s outstanding play as a senior was honored as he was a second-team All-Big Ten choice by the league coaches. A Lincoln native, Pensick was one of 19 Husker seniors who played the Gator Bowl as a graduate. Pensick earned his degree in December of 2012 and completed two semesters of graduate courses while completing his playing eligibility. He was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013.

#76

Offensive Tackle l 6-7 l 315 | Four Letters Williston, N.D. l Williston HS » Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013) » Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll Brent Qvale was a fixture on the Nebraska offensive line for four seasons, and worked with the top unit at tackle during his final two years in the program. Qvale was one of three tackles in the regular rotation for the majority of the season, before stepping into the starting left tackle role for the final five games after widespread injuries hit the line. The 6-7, 315-pound Qvale suffered an injury of his own against Penn State, but was able to return to start against Iowa on Senior Day. His play helped Nebraska field one of the Big Ten’s top rushing offenses again in 2013. Qvale earned his degree in May of 2013, and played the entire season as a graduate student. He was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013, picking up academic all-conference honors for the third straight season.

2013 (Senior)

Qvale played in every game in 2013, including starting the final five games at left tackle. He was part of a three-man tackle rotation for the entire season with fellow seniors Andrew Rodriguez and Jeremiah Sirles. Following injuries to several guards, Rodriguez moved inside and Sirles flipped to right tackle, leaving the left tackle spot to Qvale. The play of the offensive line helped junior I-back Ameer Abdullah rush for 1,690 yards, the most by a Husker since 1997. Nebraska rushed for better than 250 yards in five games, and the line solidified an offense that started three different quarterbacks.

Career

Qvale started 13 games at left tackle in 2012, helping an offense that averaged better than 250 rushing yards per game and more than 460 yards of total offense per contest. Qvale played at guard in 2011, seeing action in 12 games and helping NU rank in the top 15 nationally in rushing. Qvale played in all 14 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010, serving as a backup guard and playing on NU’s PAT and field goal unit. Qvale redshirted in 2009.

Career Stats

» Games Played–53 (14 in 2010; 12 in 2011; 14 in 2012; 13 in 2013) » Games Started–18 (13 in 2012; 5 in 2013)

thad

randle

#53

Defensive Tackle l 6-1 l 290 | Four Letters Galena Park, Texas l North Shore HS » Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2010) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2013 (Senior)

Pensick played in all 13 games, with 12 starts. He started the first nine games at center, before sliding over to guard for the Michigan State game as injuries sidelined the Huskers’ top three guards. Pensick suffered a knee injury against the Spartans, but was able to play the final two games. He did not start at Penn State, but returned to his starting center spot on Senior Day against Iowa and in the Gator Bowl against Georgia. Pensick handled the center position very well despite having to work with three different starting quarterbacks during the course of the year. The play of the offensive line helped I-back Ameer Abdullah rush for 1,690 yards, the most by a Husker in 16 seasons. NU produced better than 250 rushing yards five times on the season and ranked third in the Big Ten in rushing offense.

Defensive tackle Thad Randle battled through an injury-plagued career to provide a physical presence and leadership on the defensive front. Randle started the first 10 games of the season before suffering a knee injury that sidelined him for the final two games of the regular season. Randle returned for his final game against Georgia in the Gator Bowl and produced one of the top games of his Nebraska career. Randle finished his senior season with 31 tackles, including three tackles for loss and a sack. Before the bowl game his season high was three tackles in four separate games, but he made eight stops against the Bulldogs. The 6-1, 290-pound Randle also provided leadership as the only upperclassman among the Huskers’ top five defensive tackles. Randle earned his degree in August of 2013 and was one of 19 Husker seniors who played in the bowl game as a graduate.

Career

2013 (Senior)

Pensick played in all 14 games in 2012, including starting the final two games at center. He alternated at guard for the majority of the year, serving as the top backup at both spots. His play helped Nebraska average better than 250 rushing yards per game. Pensick served as the backup center in 2011 and played in four games. He moved from defense to the offensive line in the spring of 2010, and played in five games as the backup center. Pensick redshirted in 2009.

Career Stats

» Games Played–36 (5 in 2010; 4 in 2011; 14 in 2012; 13 in 2013) » Games Started–14 (2 in 2012; 12 in 2013)

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Wyoming: Started and produced three tackles. Southern Miss: Made one tackle on the night... helped limit USM to 62 yards rushing. UCLA: Started at defensive tackle and produced three tackles. SDSU: Played in his 35th career game and made his 10th career start... ended the game with two tackles. Illinois: Finished the game with a pair of tackles, while adding his first QB hurry of the season. Purdue: Recorded a pair of tackles, including one solo stop. Minnesota: Tied a season high with three tackles, including his first TFL of the season. Northwestern: Produced three tackles for the fourth time this season. Michigan: Had a career day in his 40th career game... notched his first sack of the year, an 11-yard loss of Devin Gardner in the first quarter... produced a career-high two TFLs for 12 yards.

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andrew

Michigan State: Made a pair of tackles before being forced to leave the game in the first half due to injury. Penn State: Didn’t play at PSU due to injury. Iowa: Was unable to play in his final game at Memorial Stadium due to injury. Georgia: Finished in strong fashion, with a career-high eight tackles against Bulldogs... tied his career best with four solo stops as Nebraska held UGA to just one touchdown.

rodriguez

Offensive Line l 6-6 l 330 | Four Letters Aurora, Neb. l Aurora HS

Career

Randle played in 13 games in 2012 and made six starts. He posted 21 tackles, including 10 solo stops and a tackle for loss. Randle had a season-high four tackles at UCLA. Randle played in six of the first seven games in 2011, before suffering a season-ending knee injury in late October. He finished with eight tackles, including five tackles for loss and a sack against Wyoming. Randle played in 12 games as a backup tackle in 2010, and had seven tackles and a hurry. He redshirted in his first season in 2009.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2009 2010 12/0 2011 6/0 2012 13/6 2013 11/11 Totals 42/17

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. QB UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. Redshirt 3 4 7 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 4 4 8 1-3 1.0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 10 11 21 1-1 0.0-0 0-1 0 0 0 2 15 16 31 3-14 1.0-11 0-0 0 0 0 1 32 35 67 5-18 2.0-14 0-1 0 0 0 4

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Richards

#19

Safety l 5-11 l 190 | Three Letters Lee’s Summit, Mo. | Lee’s Summit HS » Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013) » Defensive Scout Team MVP (2011) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll Wil Richards was a regular on the Huskers’ special teams throughout his Nebraska career, including the first half of the 2013 season. Richards suffered an ankle injury in early November against Northwestern and was lost for the season, ending his Nebraska career. Despite missing the final five games, Richards was again among the Huskers’ top special teams tacklers this fall. A walk-on, Richards was awarded a scholarship prior to the start of his senior season. He was one of 19 Husker seniors who made the bowl trip as a graduate after earning his degree in December. Richards was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013, marking his third straight year on the team.

2013 (Senior)

Richards played in seven of the first eight games on special teams. He tallied five special teams tackles, including three solo stops. His play helped Nebraska rank fourth in the Big Ten in net punting and among the conference leaders in kickoff coverage.

Career

Richards played in all 14 games in 2012 on special teams, and as a reserve safety. He made five tackles, with three on special teams. Richards played in 10 games in 2011, and made five tackles, all on special teams. He played in two games in 2010, after redshirting in 2009.

Career Stats

» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, 2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2011) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013) » Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll Andrew Rodriguez was a mainstay on the offensive line throughout his Nebraska career, consistently showing the versatility to play multiple positions on the line. One of five senior offensive line regulars in 2013, the 6-6, 330-pound Rodriguez was one of only two linemen to start all 13 games on an injury-plagued unit in 2013. Rodriguez manned the right tackle spot for the first eight games of the season, before injuries hit the guard position forcing him to move inside to guard, a position he played his first two seasons in the program. Rodriguez continued to split time between guard and tackle in the final few games. Rodriguez received honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades for his play in 2013. He is on track to earn his degree in ethnic studies in May of 2014, despite completing his career without a redshirt season.

2013 (Senior)

» Tackles–8 vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl) » Solo Tackles–4 at UCLA (2012), vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl) » Tackles for Loss–2 at Michigan (2013) » Sacks–1.0 twice (at Wyoming in 2011, at Michigan in 2013)

Wil

#63

» Games Played–33 (2 in 2010: 10 in 2011; 14 in 2012; 7 in 2013) » Tackles–8 solo, 7 assisted, 15 total (4-1-5 in 2011; 1-4-5 in 2012; 3-2-5 in 2013)

Rodriguez started all 13 games for the Huskers, including the first eight games of the year at right tackle, and the final five at right guard. The play of Rodriguez and the offensive line helped Nebraska feature one of the top rushing offenses in the Big Ten, including five games with 250 or more rushing yards. Junior I-back Ameer Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards behind the play of the offensive line, the most rushing yards by a Husker since 1997. The line also solidified an offense that had three different starting quarterbacks during the regular season.

Career

Rodriguez played in every game as NU’s third tackle and made one start. Rodriguez did most of his work at right tackle, allowing starter Jeremiah Sirles to play both sides. The line helped Nebraska rank eighth nationally in rushing offense at better than 250 yards per game. Rodriguez played in seven games at guard during an injury-plagued sophomore season in 2011. His play helped Nebraska rush for more than 200 yards seven times. Rodriguez joined a rare group of offensive linemen who have played as true freshmen, seeing action in five games at guard in 2010.

Career Stats

» Games Played–40 (5 in 2010; 8 in 2011; 14 in 2012; 13 in 2013) » Games Started–21 (7 in 2011; 1 in 2012; 13 in 2013)

mohammed

seisay

#4

Cornerback l 6-2 l 200 l Springfield, Va. | Two Letters West Springfield HS l Eastern Arizona CC l Memphis Senior Mo Seisay completed his two-year Nebraska career in 2013. Seisay was a key contributor the past two seasons as a versatile reserve in the Nebraska secondary and one of the Huskers’ top special teams performers. Seisay saw action in 2013 in Nebraska’s nickel and dime packages. He finished the season with nine tackles, including eight solo stops and one tackle for loss. Seisay was one of 19 Husker seniors to play in the bowl game as a graduate after earning his degree in family sciences in August of 2013.

2013 (Senior)

Seisay played in 12 games, including a start in the season opener against Wyoming. He had a season-high three tackles each against both Wyoming and Southern Miss, and added two tackles against Illinois. Seisay had his only tackle for loss in the opener against Wyoming and added a pass breakup against Purdue.

Career

Seisay played in 12 games and made seven tackles during the 2012 season. He had two tackles each against Idaho State and Arkansas State.

Career Stats

» Games Played–24 (12 in 2012; 12 in 2013) » Games Started–1 in 2013 » Tackles–11 solo, 5 assisted, 16 total (3-4-7 in 2012; 8-1-9 in 2013) » Tackles for Loss–1 for 3 yards in 2013

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jeremiah

sirles

pat

Smith

#71

Senior l Offensive Tackle l 6-6 l 310 Lakewood, Colo. l Bear Creek HS » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, 2013) » Outland Trophy Watch List (2013) » Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List (2013) » Guy Chamberlin Award (2013) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, 2012) » Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2010) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2012, 2013) Jeremiah Sirles completed an oustanding Husker career in 2013. The 6-6, 310-pound Sirles was a regular on the Nebraska offensive line for the past four seasons, making 41 career starts at tackle, while playing in 53 games during his Nebraska career. In 2013, Sirles and fellow senior Andrew Rodriguez were the only two players to start all 13 games on an injury-plagued offensive line. Sirles himself was far from full speed for the final three regular-season games after suffering a sprained knee at Michigan in early November. Sirles still managed to start the final four games and was back to full strength for the Huskers’ bowl game. Sirles was recognized for his efforts as a senior, earning honorable-mention all-conference honors from both the coaches and media panels, a year after earning second-team honors. Sirles also distinguished himself off the field, where he was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors. Sirles earned his degree in management in May of 2013, and played the 2013 season as a graduate student.

2013 (Senior)

Sirles started all 13 games this season at tackle. He started the first eight games at left tackle before switching to the right side for the final five games when injuries hit the offensive line. Sirles’ play helped solidify an offensive line that featured numerous starting combinations in the second half of the season. The offensive line helped Nebraska feature one of the top rushing offenses in the Big Ten, including five games with 250 or more rushing yards. Junior I-back Ameer Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards behind the play of the offensive line, the most rushing yards by a Husker since 1997. The line also solidified an offense that had three different starting quarterbacks.

Career

Sirles started every game at right tackle in 2012 and his play helped fuel one of the top offenses in the country. The offense ranked eighth in the country in rushing, averaging better than 250 yards per game, while both Ameer Abdullah and Taylor Martinez topped 1,000 rushing yards. Sirles earned second-team All-Big Ten honors for his work. Sirles missed spring ball before his sophomore year, but returned in time to play in all 13 games as an alternate at tackle. Sirles helped Nebraska’s offense record seven 200-yard rushing games. Sirles earned second-team freshman All-America honors while starting all 14 games at left tackle in 2010. Sirles was one three freshmen to earn starting assignments for a veteran Husker squad in 2010. Sirles redshirted in his first year in the program in 2009.

Career Stats

» Games Played–53 (14 in 2010; 12 in 2011; 14 in 2012; 13 in 2013) » Games Started–41 (14 in 2010; 14 in 2012; 13 in 2013)

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#94

Place-Kicker l 5-11 l 185 | One Letter Quincy, Ill. | Notre Dame HS | Western Illinois » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Media, 2013) » Nebraska Special Teams MVP (2013) Place-kicker Pat Smith joined the Nebraska program in the summer of 2013, and made a big contribution in his only season in a Husker uniform. Smith came to Nebraska after graduating from Western Illinois and won the starting place-kicker role after a fall camp competition with sophomore Mauro Bondi. Smith responded with a strong season, connecting on 12-of-13 field goals to rank second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage. His effort included making 10-of-11 kicks in Big Ten games, with three field goals in games at Minnesota and Penn State. Smith will be best remembered for his effort against the Nittany Lions, when he hit a game-winning 42-yard field goal in overtime. Smith also connected on 43-of-45 extra points in 2013. Smith earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades for his effort.

2013 (Senior)

Wyoming: Scored Nebraska’s first 2013 Place-Kicking Game by Game points of the year on a 24-yard field goal Opponent FG-ATT Long PAT-ATT in the first quarter... converted 4-of-5 PAT Wyoming 1-1 24 4-5 tries. Southern Miss: Was a perfect 6-for- Southern Miss 0-0 0 6-6 0-0 0 2-2 6 on PAT tries. UCLA: Converted all three UCLA 0 5-5 PAT tries. SDSU: Perfect 5-for-5 on PATs. South Dakota State 0-0 2-2 32 2-3 Illinois: Was 2-of-3 on PATs... knocked Illinois 0-0 0 6-6 home a pair of field goals, including a at Purdue 3-3 45 2-2 32-yarder. Purdue: Was a perfect 6-for- at Minnesota 6 on PATs in the 44-7 win. Minnesota: Northwestern 0-1 0 3-3 1-1 21 2-2 Connected on a 45-yard field goal in the at Michigan Michigan State 0-0 0 4-4 first quarter... added a 42-yard field goal at Penn State 3-3 42 2-2 in the second quarter and a 37-yard field Iowa 1-1 33 2-2 goal in the fourth quarter. Northwestern: Georgia 1-1 46 3-3 Was 3-for-3 on PATs... missed his first field goal of the season, a 48-yard try in the second quarter. Michigan: Opened the scoring with a 21-yard field goal... was 2-for-2 on PATs. Michigan State: Was a perfect 4-for-4 on PATs. Penn State: Connected on the game-winning 42-yard field goal in overtime... added a 39yard field goal in the third quarter that gave Nebraska a 17-13 lead and a 19-yarder with 4:29 remaining in regulation that tied the game at 20. Iowa: Knocked home his lone field goal attempt of the day, a 33-yarder late in the first half... was also 2-for-2 on PATs. Georgia: Connected on a career-long 46-yard field goal in the second quarter... also made all three PAT tries.

Career

Smith joined the Nebraska program after playing at Western Illinois the three previous seasons. Smith made 16-of-21 field goals in his three seasons, including a perfect 10-of-10 season in 2012. Smith also handled the punting duties for the Leathernecks in 2012.

Career Stats Place-Kicking

Year 2013

G/S 13/13

PAT FG 43-45 12-13

Pct. 92.3

TP PPG 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg 79 6.1 1-1 3-3 4-4 4-5 0-0 46

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Colby

Starkebaum

c.j.

zimmerer

#59

Linebacker l 6-1 l 210 | One Letter Sterling, Colo. | Sterling HS » Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2009) Fifth-year senior Colby Starkebaum worked his way into a role on the Huskers’ special teams units in his final season at Nebraska. Starkebaum was one of Nebraska’s top performers on kickoff coverage, helping the Huskers field one of the Big Ten’s top units in that area. Starkebaum finished the year with six tackles, while playing in every game. Starkebaum was one of seven former walk-ons awarded a scholarship before the start of the 2013 season. He was one of 19 Nebraska seniors to play in the Gator Bowl as a graduate after earning his degree in December.

2013 (Senior)

Starkebaum played in every game on special teams while adding depth at linebacker. He made five of his six tackles on special teams, including two solo stops at Purdue. He added a tackle at linebacker against Southern Miss.

Career

Starkebaum played against Idaho State at linebacker in 2012, but did not have a tackle. He was a reserve linebacker in 2010 and 2011, but did not play in a game. He redshirted in 2009.

Career Stats

» Games Played–14 (1 in 2012; 13 in 2013) » Tackles–3 solo, 3 assisted, 6 total (all in 2013)

#31

Fullback l 6-0 l 230 | Three Letters Omaha, Neb. l Gross HS » 2014 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award Winner (2014) » Capital One/CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American (2013) » Allstate AFCA Good Works Team (1 of 11, 2013) » First-Team Academic All-District VII (2013) » Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll » Three-Time Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2011, 2012, 2013) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013) Fullback C.J. Zimmerer completed his Husker career in the 2013 season. Zimmerer was a key contributor at the fullback spot throughout his Nebraska career, while also contributing on special teams. Zimmerer played in his 41st career game in the Huskers’ Gator Bowl win over Georgia. In addition to his on-field contributions, Zimmerer has made a significant mark in the classroom and community during his time at Nebraska. The Omaha native graduated with a 3.76 grade-point average in criminology and criminal justice in December of 2012, and earned second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2013. Zimmerer also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third straight season in 2013. Zimmerer was one of 11 FBS football student-athletes named to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for his community outreach efforts. In January of 2014, Zimmerer was honored by Uplifting Athletes as its 2014 winner of the Rare Disease Champion Award. He joined Rex Burkhead as NU’s second winner of the honor in the past three years.

2013 (Senior)

Zimmerer played in all 13 games and made six starts at fullback. Zimmerer did not have a carry, but his lead blocking played a key role in the All-Big Ten season of I-back Ameer Abdullah who rushed for 1,690 yards, the most by a Husker in 16 seasons. Zimmerer had a two-yard reception against UCLA, and was a starter on the kickoff return squad. He had two kickoff returns for 15 yards.

Career

Zimmerer played in every game in 2012 with a start against Minnesota. He had four rushes for 18 yards, including three carries for 14 yards against Idaho State. He also had a six-yard catch against Michigan. Zimmerer played in 11 games in 2011, primarily on the kickoff return team and PAT and field goal units. He played in three games as a backup fullback in 2010, after redshirting in his first season in the program in 2009.

Career Starts

» Games Played–41 (3 in 2010; 11 in 2011; 14 in 2012; 13 in 2013) » Games Started–7 (1 in 2012; 6 in 2013) » Rushing–4 carries, 18 yards, 0 TDs (all in 2012) » Rushing–2 catches, 8 yards, 0 TDs (1 catch, 6 yards in 2012; 1 catch, 2 yards in 2013)

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Series Records vs. 2014 Opponents FLORIDA ATLANTIC SERIES

Games: 1 Standing: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 1-0 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, one game (2009) Date Site 9/5/2009 Lincoln

Series scoring Nebraska Florida Atlantic

Rank NU/FAU 24/

Result Score W 49-3

Total Average 49 49.0 3 3.0

Highest NU score: 49 in 2009 (49-3) Widest NU margin: 46 in 2009 (49-3) Highest-scoring game: 52 in 2009 (NU 49, FAU 3) Longest NU win streak: One game, 2009

return to Memorial Stadium to open the 2016 season. The game will be Nebraska's second road contest in four seasons against a Mountain West school, after playing at Wyoming in 2011. This year's game at Fresno State will mark Nebraska's seventh all-time road game against a current member of the Mountain West, including four games at Hawaii and one each at Air Force and Wyoming. Nebraska's last regular-season victory in California was a 24-3 win at Cal in 1998.

MIAMI SERIES

Games: 10 Standing: Series tied, 5-5 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 3-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 3-0 At Miami: Miami leads, 4-1 At Neutral Sites: Series tied, 1-1 Current win streak (start): Miami, one game (2002)

Games: 1 Standing: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 1-0 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, one game (2002)

Rank Date Site NU/UM Result 11/30/1951 Miami / L 10/17/1953 Lincoln / W 12/15/1962 New York* / W 10/4/1975 Lincoln 4/ W 10/2/1976 Lincoln 2/ W 1/2/1984 Miami** 1/5 L 1/2/1989 Miami** 6/2 L 1/1/1992 Miami** 11/1 L 1/1/1995 Miami** 1/3 W 1/3/2002 Pasadena# 4/1 L *-Gotham Bowl ; **-Orange Bowl; #-Rose Bowl

Date Site 10/12/2002 Lincoln

Series scoring Nebraska Miami

Series Notes: For the second time in Bo Pelini's tenure as head coach Nebraska will open the season against Florida Atlantic. Nebraska also hosted the Owls to begin the 2009 season, winning 49-3 in Lincoln. Nebraska has won a nationleading 27 straight season openers.

McNEESE STATE SERIES

Series scoring Nebraska McNeese State

Rank NU/MSU /

Result Score W 38-14

Total Average 38 38.0 14 14.0

Highest NU score: 38 in 2002 (38-14) Widest NU margin: 24 in 2002 (38-14) Highest-scoring game: 52 in 2002 (NU 38, MSU 14) Longest NU win streak: One games, 2002 Series Notes: Nebraska and McNeese State will meet for the second time in 2014. The first meeting occurred at Memorial Stadium in 2002, with Nebraska posting a 38-14 victory. Quarterback Jammal Lord rushed for 218 yards against the Cowboys, the third-most ever by a Husker quarterback. McNeese State posted a 10-3 record in 2013 and qualified for the FCS playoffs. The Cowboys are the only FCS foe on Nebraska's future schedules. The 2014 season will mark the fifth straight year NU has faced an FCS opponent. The Huskers are 10-0 against FCS opponents since 1992.

FRESNO STATE SERIES

Games: 1 Standing: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Fresno: first meeting Current win streak (start): Nebraska, one game (2011) Date Site 9/10/2011 Lincoln

Series scoring Nebraska Fresno State

Rank NU/FSU 10/

Result Score W 42-29

Total Average 42 42.0 29 29.0

Highest NU score: 42 in 2011 (42-29) Widest NU margin: 13 in 2011 (42-29) Highest-scoring game: 71 in 2011 (NU 42, FSU 29) Longest NU win streak: One games, 2011 Series Notes: The 2014 matchup between Nebraska and Fresno State is the second in a three-game series between the schools. The Bulldogs visited Lincoln in 2011, and will

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Score 7-19 20-16 36-34 31-16 17-9 30-31 3-23 0-22 24-17 14-37

Total Average 182 18.2 224 22.4

Highest NU score: 36 in 1962 (36-34) Widest NU margin: 15 in 1975 (31-16) Highest UM score: 37 in 2001 (14-37) Highest-scoring game: 70 in 1962 (NU 36, UM 34) Longest NU win streak: Four games, 1953-1976 Longest UM win streak: Three games, 1983-91 Current win streak: UM, one game (2001) Shutouts by (last time): NU, none, UM, 1991 (0-22) Series Notes: Nebraska and Miami will meet in the regular season for the first time since the Hurricances visited Lincoln in 1976. The teams have met 10 times overall with six of the matchups coming in bowl games, including five between 1983 and 2001. The winner of four of those five games won at least a share of the national championship. Nebraska has won all three meetings in Lincoln, while Miami holds a 4-1 advantage in Miami, with including a 3-1 edge in four Orange Bowl matchups between 1983 and 1994. At least one of the two teams was ranked in the top four in the past seven meetings between the schols, and the series has featured four games in which both teams were ranked in the top six in the Associated Press Poll. Nebraska (twice) or Miami (twice) has been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll in four of the past five meetings. In addition to four meetings in the Orange Bowl, Nebraska and Miami also met in the 1962 Gotham Bowl in New York City and played for a national championship in the Rose Bowl following the 2001 season. Nebraska will make a return trip to Miami in 2015, marking the first regularseason matchup between the schools in the Sunshine State since 1951. With both Florida Atlantic and Miami playing at Memorial Stadium in 2014, this will mark the first time in school history Nebraska has played two opponents from Florida in the regular season in the same season.

ILLINOIS SERIES

Games: 11 Standing: Nebraska leads, 8-2-1 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 6-1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Series tied, 2-1-0 At Champaign: Nebraska leads, 2-1-1 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, three games (1985)

Rank Date Site NU/ILL Result 10/24/1892 Lincoln / W 11/26/1903 Lincoln / W 11/24/1904 Lincoln / W 11/30/1905 Lincoln / W 10/6/1923 Champaign / L 10/4/1924 Lincoln / L 10/3/1925 Champaign / W 9/26/1953 Champaign / T 9/21/1985 Lincoln 18/ W 9/20/1986 Champaign 6/ W 10/5/2013 Lincoln / W Series scoring Nebraska Illinois

Score 6-0 16-0 16-10 24-6 7-24 6-9 14-0 21-21 52-25 59-14 39-19

Total Average 260 23.6 128 11.6

Highest NU score: 59 in 1986 (59-14) Widest NU margin: 45 in 1986 (59-14) Highest ILL score: 25 in 1985 (52-25) Widest ILL margin: 17 in 1923 (24-7) Highest-scoring game: 77 in 1985 (NU 52, ILL 25) Lowest-scoring game: 6 in 1892 (NU 6, ILL 0) Longest NU win streak: four games, 1892-1905 Longest ILL win streak: two games, 1923-24 Shutouts by (last time): NU 3 (1925), ILL none Series Notes: The 2014 meeting will mark the second straight season Illinois has visited Memorial Stadium for Homecoming. Nebraska won the first meeting as Big Ten foes in 2013, winning 39-19 in Lincoln. Nebraska and Illinois did not meet in the Huskers' first two years in the Big Ten, but will now play every season as both are members of the Big Ten's West Division. Nebraska will make its first trip to Champaign since 1986 in 2015. NU owns an 8-2-1 lead in the all-time series with the Fighting Illini, including a 39-19 win last season in Lincoln. The only other meetings since 1953 came in 1985 and 1986 when the Huskers easily won both ends of a home-and-home series. One of the more memorable wins in the first half-century of Nebraska football was a 14-0 victory over Red Grange and the Illini on Oct. 3, 1925. It was the only time in Grange’s career that he was held scoreless in a home game. NU’s second-ever meeting with a Big Ten school came against Illinois with a 6-0 victory on Oct. 24, 1892. NU opened the series with four straight wins in Lincoln from 1892 to 1905. Illinois has never been ranked at game time in 11 meetings with NU.

MICHIGAN STATE SERIES

Games: 8 Standing: Nebraska leads, 7-1-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 4-1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 2-1-0 At East Lansing: Nebraska leads, 2-0-0 At Neutral Sites: Nebraska leads, 1-0-0 Current win streak (start): Michigan State, one game (2013) Rank Date Site NU/MSU Result 10/24/1914 Lincoln / W 11/20/1920 Lincoln / W 9/9/1995 East Lansing 2/ W 9/7/1996 Lincoln 1/ W 12/29/2003 San Antonio* 22/ W 10/29/2011 Lincoln 13/9 W 11/3/2012 East Lansing 21/ W 11/16/2013 Lincoln /14 L *Alamo Bowl Series scoring Nebraska Michigan State

Score 24-0 35-7 50-10 55-14 17-3 24-3 28-24 28-41

Total Average 261 32.6 102 12.8

Highest NU score: 55 in 1996 Widest NU margin: 41 in 1996 (55-14) Highest MSU score: 41 in 2013 (28-41) Widest MSU margin: 13 in 2013 (28-41) Highest-scoring game: 69 in 1996, 2013

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RUTGERS SERIES

Longest NU win streak: Seven games, 1914-2012 Shutouts by (last time): NU 1 (1914), MSU none Series Notes: Michigan State defeated Nebraska for the first time in eight tries in 2013. The schools will meet each of the next two years as cross-division opponents, but are then scheduled to meet only one time between 2016 and 2019. Nebraska's rally from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit marked one of four second-half double-digit comebacks in 2012. The Spartans were held to 14 or fewer points in each of the first six meetings, including three points in consecutive meetings in 2003 and 2011. NU’s win over No. 9 Michigan State in 2011 marked the second straight year the Huskers defeated a top-10 team in Lincoln. The 2003 Alamo Bowl victory was Bo Pelini’s first win as a head coach, as he served as NU’s interim head coach in that contest. Second-ranked Nebraska posted a 50-10 victory at Michigan State in 1995, in the Huskers' first trip to East Lansing.

NORTHWESTERN SERIES

Games: 7 Standing: Nebraska leads, 5-2-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 3-1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 2-1-0 At Evanston: Series tied, 1-1-0 At Neutral Site: Nebraska leads, 1-0-0 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, two games (2012) Rank Date Site NU/NW Result / W 11/27/1902 Lincoln Evanston / L 10/3/1931 Lincoln 10/ W 9/28/1974 W 12/30/2000 San Antonio* 9/18 9/ L 11/5/2011 Lincoln / W 10/20/2012 Evanston Lincoln / W 11/2/2013 *Alamo Bowl Series scoring Nebraska Northwestern

Score 12-0 7-19 49-7 66-17 25-28 29-28 27-24

Total Average 233 33.3 123 17.6

Highest NU score: 66 in 2000 (66-17) Widest NU margin: 49 in 2000 (66-17) Highest NW score: 28 in 2011 (28-25), 2012 (28-29) Widest NW margin: 12 in 1931 (19-7) Highest-scoring game: 83 in 2000 (NU 66, NW 17) Lowest-scoring game: 12 (NU 12, NW 0, in 1902) Longest NU win streak: 2 games, twice (1974, 2000; 2012-13) Shutouts by (last time): NU 1 (1902) Series Notes: Nebraska and Northwestern will continue to meet each season as members of the Big Ten West Division. The first three meetings as Big Ten opponents have have provided Nebraska's closest game each season (3, 1 and 3 points). Nebraska has rallied from fourth-quarter deficits the past two seasons, including winning on a Hail Mary pass at Memorial Stadium in 2013. The Hail Mary game-winning TD was the first such play in Nebraska history. Nebraska won 29-28 at Evanston in 2012, rallying from a 12-point fourthquarter deficit. The comeback tied the largest fourth-quarter comeback in Nebraska history. Northwestern upset No. 9 Nebraska, 28-25, in Lincoln in 2011 in the first meeting as Big Ten opponents. The Huskers defeated Northwestern 66-17 in the 2000 Alamo Bowl. The game marked the highest point total by the Huskers in a bowl game. Nebraska’s Dan Alexander rushed for 240 yards and two touchdowns to establish the Husker bowl game rushing record. Nebraska has been ranked in the AP top 10 in three of the last five meetings. Nebraska won the first meeting in series history, 12-0, in Lincoln on Nov. 27, 1902–the only shutout in series history. Northwestern posted a 19-7 victory in the first meeting between the two schools in Evanston on Oct. 3, 1931.

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Result Score W 28-0

Highest NU score: 28 in 1920 (28-0) Widest NU margin: 28 in 1920 (28-0) Highest-scoring game: 28 in 1920 (NU 28-0) Shutouts by (last time): NU 1 (1920) Series Notes: Nebraska and Rutgers will meet for the first time as Big Ten opponents in 2014 at Memorial Stadium, and for just the second time in school history. Nebrarska defeated Rutgers, 28-0, at the New York Polo Grounds in 1920. The schools are in opposite Big Ten divisions, but will meet as cross-over opponents in 2014 and 2015. The teams are scheduled to play just once between 2016 and 2019.

PURDUE SERIES

Games: 2 Standing: Series tied, 1-1-0 At West Lafayette: Series tied, 1-1-0 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, one game (2013) Rank Date Site NU/PU Result Score West Lafayette / L 9/27/1958 0-28 W 10/12/2013 West Lafayette / 44-7 Highest NU score: 44 in 2013 (44-7) Widest NU margin: 37 in 2013 (44-7) Highest PU score: 28 in 1958 (28-0) Widest PU margin: 28 in 1958 (28-0) Highest-scoring game: 51 in 2013 (NU 44-7) Shutouts by (last time): NU none, Purdue 1 (1958) Series Notes: Nebraska and Purdue will meet for the first time in Lincoln in 2014, and for just the third time ever. Nebraska defeated Purdue in 2013 in their first meeting as Big Ten foes after the schools had not met since 1958. The Boilermakers shut out NU, 28-0, in the only meeting in 1958 in West Lafayette. The schools are now scheduled to play every season as members of the Big Ten West division.

WISCONSIN SERIES

Games: 8 Standing: Series tied, 4-4-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 3-0-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 3-0-0 At Madison: Wisconsin leads, 2-1-0 At Neutral Sites: Wisconsin leads, 2-0-0 Current win streak (start): Wisconsin, one games (2012) Rank Date Site NU/WIS Result Score 11/2/1901 Milwaukee / L 0-18 10/9/1965 Lincoln 2/ W 37-0 10/8/1966 Madison 7/ W 31-3 9/29/1973 Lincoln 2/ W 20-16 9/21/1974 Madison 4/ L 20-21 10/1/2011 Madison 8/7 L 17-48 9/29/2012 Lincoln 22/ W 30-27 12/1/2012 Indianapolis* 14/ L 31-70 *Big Ten Championship Game

Series scoring Nebraska Wisconsin

Total Average 186 23.3 203 25.4

Highest NU score: 37 in 1965 (37-0) Widest NU margin: 37 in 1965 (37-0) Highest WIS score: 70 in 2012 (70-31) Widest WIS margin: 39 in 2012 (70-31) Highest-scoring game: 101 in 2012 (WIS 70, NU 31) Longest NU win streak: Three games, 1965-66, 1973 Longest WIS win streak: Two games, 1974-2011 Shutouts by (last time): NU 1 (1965), WIS 1 (1901)

Series Notes: Nebraska and Wisconsin will begin playing every season, as both are now members of the Big Ten West division. Nebraska played its first-ever game as a member of the Big Ten Conference at Camp Randall Stadium against Wisconsin on Oct. 1, 2011. The teams met twice in 2012. In the regular-season meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska posted the second-largest comeback in school history, twice rallying from a 17-point deficit for a 30-27 victory. Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 70-31 in the Big Ten title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Nebraska has been ranked in the top 25 in each of the last seven meetings with the Badgers, including five times in the top 10 from 1965 to 2011. Wisconsin won the first meeting between the two teams, 18-0, on Nov. 2, 1901. The Huskers reeled off three straight wins from 1965 to 1973 by a combined margin of 88-19. The first two meetings came under NU Hall of Fame Coach Bob Devaney, who led his 1965 Huskers to a 37-0 shutout of the Badgers. Nebraska completed a series sweep one year later with a 31-3 victory in Madison. Current Wisconsin A.D. Barry Alvarez was a linebacker on those two NU teams. The two teams met again in Lincoln in 1973, when No. 2 NU, under first-year head coach Tom Osborne, escaped with a 20-16 win. In the final meeting as non-league foes in 1974, Nebraska was edged 21-20 by the Badgers.

MINNESOTA SERIES

Games: 54 Standing: Minnesota leads, 30-22-2 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 10-8 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 9-7 At Minneapolis: Minnesota leads, 21-12-2 At Neutral Sites: Minnesota leads, 1-0 Current win streak (start): Minnesota, one game (2013) Rank Date Site NU/UM Result Score / L 12-20 11/29/1900 Lincoln 10/12/1901 Minneapolis / L 0-19 W 10/18/1902 Minneapolis / 6-0 10/29/1904 Minneapolis / L 12-16 11/18/1905 Minneapolis / L 0-35 11/3/1906 Minneapolis / L 0-13 10/19/1907 Minneapolis / L 5-8 10/17/1908 Minneapolis / T 0-0 / L 10/16/1909 Omaha 0-14 10/15/1910 Minneapolis / L 0-27 10/21/1911 Minneapolis / L 3-21 10/19/1912 Minneapolis / L 0-13 / W 10/18/1913 Lincoln 7-0 10/18/1919 Minneapolis / T 6-6 10/15/1932 Minneapolis / L 6-7 10/3/1934 Minneapolis / L 0-20 / L 10/12/1935 Lincoln 7-12 10/10/1936 Minneapolis / L 0-7 Lincoln / W 10/2/1937 14-9 10/1/1938 Minneapolis / L 7-16 Lincoln / W 10/7/1939 6-0 10/5/1940 Minneapolis / L 7-13 0-9 11/8/1941 Minneapolis /2 L /14 L 10/17/1942 Lincoln 2-15 10/2/1943 Minneapolis / L 0-54 9/30/1944 Minneapolis / L 0-39 / L 7-61 10/6/1945 Lincoln 9/28/1946 Minneapolis / L 6-33 / L 10/4/1947 Lincoln 13-28 10/2/1948 Minneapolis / L 13-39 / L 6-28 10/1/1949 Lincoln Minneapolis / W 10/7/1950 32-26 10/20/1951 Minneapolis / L 20-39 / L 11/15/1952 Lincoln 7-13 7-19 9/25/1954 Minneapolis / L Minneapolis / W 9/26/1959 32-12 12/ L 9/24/1960 Lincoln 14-26 Minneapolis / W 9/28/1963 14-7 Minneapolis / W 26-21 9/26/1964 Lincoln 7/ W 9/30/1967 7-0 Minneapolis 9/17 W 9/28/1968 17-14 10/4/1969 Minneapolis / W 42-14 Minneapolis 6/ W 35-10 10/3/1970 9/18/1971 Lincoln 1/ W 35-7

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Lincoln 7/ Minneapolis 2/ Lincoln 6/ Minneapolis 1/ Lincoln 1/ Minneapolis 3/ Lincoln 8/ Minneapolis 13/ Lincoln 16/ Minneapolis /

W W W W W W W W W L

49-0 48-7 54-0 84-13 38-7 48-0 56-0 41-14 38-14 23-34

Series scoring Total Average Nebraska 912 16.9 Minnesota 879 16.3 Highest NU score: 84 in 1983 Widest NU margin: 71 (84-13) in 1983 Highest UM score: 61 in 1945 (61-7) Widest UM margin: 54 (61-7) in 1945 Highest-scoring game: 97 in 1983 (NU 84, UM 13) Scoreless tie: 1908 Longest NU win streak: 16 games, 1963-2012 Longest UM win streak: 10 games, 1940-49 Shutouts by (last time): NU 9 (1990), UM 12 (1944) Series Notes: Minnesota ended Nebraska’s 16-game win streak in the series with a 2013 victory in Minneapolis. The Gopher win ended a streak that dated back to the 1963 season, and included lopsided NU wins in the first two meetings as Big Ten opponents. The Huskers won 41-14 in Minneapolis in 2011 and 38-14 in Lincoln in 2012. In the 2011 win, Nebraska scored the first 34 points, giving Nebraska 145 consecutive points against the Gophers in three consecutive meetings. Before joining the Big Ten, Minnesota was Nebraska’s most frequent opponent from the conference. NU posted backto-back shutouts in the final two meetings in non-league games (1989, 1990), winning by a combined margin of 1040. Although Nebraska put together a 16-game win streak, Minnesota leads the all-time series, 30-22-2. The first 14 of the wins in the Nebraska 16-game streak came under Hall of Fame coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne by a combined score of 553-100. NU was 8-0 against the Gophers under Devaney (225-73) and 6-0 under Osborne (328-27). Nebraska posted five shutouts in the winning streak. Nebraska defeated the Gophers for eight consecutive seasons from 1967 to 1974, including NU national championship seasons in 1970 (35-10 at Minneapolis) and 1971 (35-7 in Lincoln). Minnesota’s 1960 national championship team posted a 26-14 win over Bill Jennings’ Huskers in Lincoln in the Gophers’ previous victory in the series. The Gophers also beat the Huskers on their way to AP national titles in 1936 (7-0, Minneapolis), 1940 (13-7, Minneapolis) and 1941 (9-0, Minneapolis). Minnesota has never played Nebraska as the nation’s No. 1 team, while the Huskers have entered the game with Minnesota as the AP No. 1 on three occasions (1971, 1983, 1984). In 1968, both teams were ranked at game time (NU 9, UM 17) for the only time in series history. Nebraska’s 84 points against Minnesota in 1983 are the most scored by the Huskers during the modern era (since WW II). The 1983 offense racked up 790 total offensive yards - the third-highest total in school history, including 595 rushing yards. In the first 37 games in the series, which dates to 1900, Minnesota posted a 29-6-2 record and shut out the Huskers 12 times. The Gophers’ last shutout came in 1941, which marked the second win in a 10-game winning streak by Minnesota. NU is 10-8 all-time against Minnesota in Lincoln, including 9-7 at Memorial Stadium.

IOWA SERIES

Games: 44 Standing: Nebraska leads, 28-13-3 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 14-3-1 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 11-2-0 At Iowa City: Nebraska leads, 9-6-0 At Neutral Sites: 4-4-2 (Omaha 3-3-2, Council Bluffs 1-1-0) Current win streak (start): Iowa, one game (2013) Rank Date Site NU/IOWA Result 11/26/1891 Omaha / L 11/24/1892 Omaha / T 11/30/1893 Omaha / W 11/29/1894 Omaha / W 11/28/1895 Omaha / W 11/26/1896 Omaha / T 11/28/1896 Omaha / L 11/25/1897 Council Bluffs / W 11/24/1898 Council Bluffs / L 11/4/1899 Omaha / L 10/31/1903 Iowa City / W 11/5/1904 Lincoln / W 10/31/1908 Iowa City / W 10/23/1909 Lincoln / T 11/22/1913 Lincoln / W 11/21/1914 Iowa City / W 11/20/1915 Lincoln / W 11/26/1916 Iowa City / W 10/13/1917 Lincoln / W 10/5/1918 Lincoln / L 10/4/1919 Iowa City / L / L 11/22/1930 Iowa City 11/7/1931 Lincoln / W 11/5/1932 Iowa City / W 11/25/1933 Lincoln / W / W 10/13/1934 Lincoln 11/20/1937 Lincoln 11/ W 11/19/1938 Iowa City / W 11/9/1940 Lincoln 12/ W / W 11/22/1941 Lincoln 9/26/1942 Iowa City / L 11/20/1943 Lincoln / L 11/4/1944 Iowa City / L / W 11/24/1945 Lincoln 10/12/1946 Iowa City / L 9/22/1979 Iowa City 7/ W 9/20/1980 Lincoln 6/ W Iowa City 7/ L 9/12/1981 9/11/1982 Lincoln 3/ W 9/4/1999 Iowa City 5/ W 9/23/2000 Lincoln 1/ W 21/ W 11/25/2011 Lincoln 11/23/2012 Iowa City 17/ W 11/29/2013 Lincoln / L

Score 0-22 10-10 20-18 36-0 6-0 0-0 0-6 6-0 5-6 0-30 17-6 17-6 11-8 6-6 12-0 16-7 52-7 34-17 47-0 0-12 0-18 7-12 7-0 14-13 7-6 14-13 28-0 14-0 14-6 14-13 0-27 13-33 6-27 13-6 7-21 24-21 57-0 7-10 42-7 42-7 42-13 20-7 13-7 17-38

Series scoring Total Average Nebraska 717 16.3 Iowa 459 10.4 Highest NU score: 57 in 1980 Widest NU margin: 57 in 1980 (57-0) Highest Iowa score: 38 in 2013 (17-38) Widest Iowa margin: 30 in 1899 (30-0) Highest-scoring game: 59 in 1915 (NU 52, IOWA 7) Scoreless tie: 1896 Longest NU win streak: eight games, 1931-41 Longest Iowa win streak: three games, 1918-30 and 1942-44 Shutouts by (last time): NU 10 (1980), Iowa 7 (1942) Series Notes: Nebraska and Iowa began the Heroes Game tradition, with the first meeting as Big Ten opponents in 2011. Nebraska won the first two games in the series, winning 20-7 in Lincoln in 2011 and 13-7 at Iowa City in 2012. The Hawkeyes ended NU’s five-game winning streak in the series with a 3817 win at Memorial Stadium in 2013, the most points Iowa has scored in 44 meetings with the Huskers. The teams have met on the day after Thanksgiving the past three seasons, and are scheduled to do so through at least 2019. Nebraska has played on the Friday after Thanksgiving each of the past 24 years. No. 1 Nebraska rolled to a 42-13 win at Memorial Stadium in 2000 in the final non-conference meeting, a year

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after the No. 5 Huskers cruised to a 42-7 victory in Iowa City in 1999. NU had been ranked at game time in each of the previous eight meetings before 2013. The Huskers were 7-1 in those contests, suffering a 10-7 defeat to the Hawkeyes on Sept. 12, 1981. Nebraska held the Hawkeyes to 13 or fewer points in seven straight matchups from 1980 through 2012. NU is 14-3-1 all-time against Iowa in Lincoln, including 11-2 at Memorial Stadium. The first true home game in the series was played at Iowa City on Oct. 31, 1903, with Nebraska coming away with a 17-6 win. The previous 10 meetings had come on neutral fields in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area with the two teams battling to a 4-4-2 deadlock. Iowa has never been ranked at game time with the Huskers.

OTHER BIG TEN SERIES INDIANA SERIES

Next Scheduled Meetings: Oct. 15, 2016 in Bloomington; Oct. 26, 2019 in Lincoln Games: 19 Standing: Indiana leads, 9-7-3 At Lincoln: Indiana leads, 7-5-2 At Memorial Stadium: Indiana leads, 7-5-2 At Bloomington: Series tied, 2-2-1 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, four games (1975) Rank Date Site NU/IND Result 10/17/1936 Lincoln / W 10/30/1937 Lincoln 11/ W 10/15/1938 Lincoln / T 9/30/1939 Bloomington / T 10/12/1940 Lincoln / W 10/18/1941 Lincoln 15/ L 10/10/1942 Lincoln / L 10/9/1943 Lincoln / L 10/14/1944 Bloomington /19t L 10/13/1945 Bloomington /8 L 10/26/1946 Lincoln / L 9/27/1947 Lincoln / L 9/30/1950 Lincoln / T 10/20/1956 Lincoln / L 10/17/1959 Lincoln / L 9/20/1975 Lincoln 6/ W 9/18/1976 Bloomington 8/ W 10/1/1977 Lincoln 11/ W 9/30/1978 Bloomington 12/ W Series scoring Nebraska Indiana

Score 13-9 7-0 0-0 7-7 13-7 13-21 0-12 13-54 0-54 14-54 7-27 0-17 20-20 14-19 7-23 45-0 45-13 31-13 69-17

Average Total 318 16.7 367 19.3

Highest NU score: 69 in 1978 (69-17) Widest NU margin: 52 in 1978 (69-17) Highest IND score: 54 in 1943, 1944, and 1945 Widest IND margin: 54 in 1944 (54-0) Highest-scoring game: 86 in 1978 (NU 69-17) Scoreless tie: 1938 Longest NU win streak: four games, 1975-present Longest IND win streak: seven games, 1941-47 Longest IND unbeaten streak: 10 games, 1941-59 Shutouts by (last time): NU 3 (1975), IND 4 (1947) Series Notes: Indiana and Nebraska have not met as Big Ten foes in the Huskers’ first three seasons in the conference, and are not scheduled to meet until 2016. Nebraska will travel to Bloomington in 2016, with Indiana heading to Lincoln in 2019. When NU joined the Big Ten, the two schools were originally scheduled to meet for the first time in 2015, but will not play until 2016 with the new East-West division setup and subsequent scheduling changes. The Huskers have won four straight games in the series, but the teams have not met since 1978. All four of those meetings came under Coach Tom Osborne, and the Huskers posted a combined margin of 190-43. Those victories snapped a 10-game NU winless streak in the series that dated back to a 13-7 win over Indiana at Memorial Stadium in 1940. Fourteen of the 19 games in the series have been played in Lincoln, as the Hoosiers have made more visits to Memorial Stadium than any other Big Ten team. They have also enjoyed more success, posting a 7-5-2 record in their trips to Nebraska. In fact, from 1940 to 1959, Indiana went 7-0-1 at Memorial Stadium.

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MARYLAND SERIES

Schools Have Never Met Scheduled Meetings: Nov. 19, 2016 in Lincoln; Nov. 23, 2019 in College Park, Md.

MICHIGAN SERIES

Next Scheduled Meeting: Sept. 22, 2018 in Ann Arbor Games: 9 Standing: Series tied, 4-4-1 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 1-0-1 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 1-0-0 At Ann Arbor: Michigan leads, 3-2-0 At Neutral Sites: Series tied, 1-1-0 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, two games (2012-13) Rank Date Site NU/MICH Result 10/21/1905 Ann Arbor / L 11/25/1911 Lincoln / T 10/27/1917 Ann Arbor / L 9/29/1962 Ann Arbor / W 1/1/1986 Tempe* 7/5 L 12/28/2005 San Antonio** /20 W 11/19/2011 Ann Arbor 17/20 L 10/27/2012 Lincoln /20 W 11/9/2013 Ann Arbor / W *Fiesta Bowl; **Alamo Bowl Series scoring Nebraska Michigan

Score 0-31 6-6 0-20 25-13 23-27 32-28 17-45 23-9 17-13

Total Average 143 15.9 192 21.3

Highest NU score: 32 in 2005 Widest NU margin: 14 (23-9) in 2012 Highest MICH score: 31 in 1905 Widest MICH margin: 31 (31-0) in 1905 Highest-scoring game: 60 in 2005 (NU 32, MICH 28) Lowest-scoring game: 12 in 1911 (NU 6, MICH 6) Longest NU win streak: two games, 2012-13 Longest MICH win streak: one game, 1905, 1917, 1986, 2011 Shutouts by (last time): NU none, MICH 2 (1917) Series Notes: Nebraska and Michigan are not scheduled to meet in the next four seasons with the Big Ten’s new EastWest divisional setup. The Huskers’ have won back-to-back games in the past two seasons, giving NU the first winning streak in the nine-game series between the schools. Nebraska allowed just one Michigan touchdown in winning the past two meetings. The 2012 game in Lincoln was Michigan’s first trip to Lincoln in 101 years and the first-ever game between the schools at Memorial Stadium. Michigan’s only other trip to Lincoln came on Nov. 25, 1911, when the teams battled to a 6-6 tie. The 2011 game was the first regular-season meeting between the two teams since first-year Nebraska head coach Bob Devaney led the Cornhuskers to a 25-13 victory over the Wolverines in Ann Arbor on Sept. 29, 1962. Between 1962 and 2011, the two traditional powerhouses split a pair of bowl matchups, with No. 5 Michigan defeating No. 7 Nebraska, 27-23, on Jan. 1, 1986, in the Fiesta Bowl following the 1985 regular season. The Huskers knocked off No. 20 Michigan, 32-28, in the largest bowl comeback in NU history in the 2005 Alamo Bowl. Michigan is the most recent of three Big Ten schools. Michigan leads the all-time series with NU, 4-3-1, dating back to a 31-0 Wolverine win on Oct. 21, 1905, in Ann Arbor. Michigan leads the series 3-1 in Ann Arbor.

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Next Scheduled Meetings: Nov. 5, 2016 in Columbus; Oct. 14, 2017 in Lincoln; Sept. 28, 2019 in Lincoln Games: 4 Standing: Ohio State leads, 3-1 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Columbus: Ohio State leads, 3-0 At Ohio Stadium: Ohio State leads, 2-0 Current win streak (start): Ohio State, one game (2012) Rank Date Site NU/OSU Result Score 9/24/1955 Columbus /6 L 20-28 9/29/1956 Columbus /8 L 7-34 10/8/2011 Lincoln 14/ W 34-27 10/6/2012 Columbus 21/12 L 38-63 Series scoring Total Average Nebraska 99 24.8 Ohio State 152 38.0 Highest NU score: 38 in 2012 Widest NU margin: 7 in 2011 (34-27) Highest OSU score: 63 in 2012 Widest OSU margin: 27 (34-7) in 1956 Highest-scoring game: 101 in 2012 (OSU 63, NU 38) Longest NU win streak: One game, 2011 Longest OSU win streak: Two games, 1955-56 Series Notes: Nebraska played host to Ohio State in its firstever Big Ten home game on Oct. 8, 2011. Nebraska traveled to Columbus in 2012, the first meeting in Ohio Stadium in 56 years. The teams will not meet in 2014 or 2015. Nebraska rallied from a 27-6 deficit for a 34-27 victory in 2011, marking the largest comeback in school history. The Buckeyes won the first two games in the series, a pair of meetings in the mid-1950s in Columbus, Ohio. In the first meeting, the No. 6 Buckeyes worked their way to a 28-20 victory over a Bill Glassford-coached Cornhusker club. In the only other meeting, Michigan grad Pete Elliott led his only Nebraska team to Ohio State in a 34-7 loss to the No. 8 Buckeyes.

Series Notes: NU and Penn State met as protected division cross-over foes the past three years, but are not scheduled to meet again until 2017 with the new East-West division setup. Nebraska has won all three meetings as Big Ten foes and has an overall four-game win streak to take a 9-7 series lead. Nebraska improved to 7-1 all-time in overtime games with its 2013 win in Happy Valley. The Huskers trailed 20-6 at halftime in 2012, before outscoring PSU 26-3 in the second half, including 12-0 in the fourth quarter of a 32-23 victory. NU’s 17-14 win at Penn State in 2011 came in the first game in 46 seasons without Joe Paterno as the Nittany Lions’ head coach. Both teams entered the game nationally ranked in five straight meetings between 1979 and 1983, with NU winning three of the five games. In 1979, No. 6 Nebraska rolled to a 42-17 win over No. 18 Penn State at Memorial Stadium. The following season, the No. 3 Huskers produced their first victory at Beaver Stadium with a 21-7 victory over the No. 18 Nittany Lions. In 1981, No. 3 PSU avenged the loss with a 30-24 victory at Memorial Stadium. The next season in Happy Valley, No. 2 Nebraska dropped a 27-24 decision to a Nittany Lion team that went on to win the national title. In 1983, No. 1 NU opened the season with a 44-6 victory over No. 4 Penn State in Kickoff Classic in East Rutherford, N.J. Penn State won four of the first five meetings in the series, including a pair of shutouts in State College in 1920 and 1952. NU claimed its first win with a 19-0 shutout at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 21, 1950. Note: All rankings listed are from the AP Poll.

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Next Scheduled Meeting: Nov. 18, 2017 in State College Games: 16 Standing: Nebraska leads, 9-7 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 5-2 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 5-2 At State College: Penn State leads, 5-3 At Neutral Sites: Nebraska leads 1-0 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, four games (2003) Rank Date Site NU/PSU Result Score 11/6/1920 State College / L 0-20 10/15/1949 State College / L 7-22 10/21/1950 Lincoln / W 19-0 10/13/1951 Lincoln / L 7-15 10/18/1952 State College /19 L 0-10 9/20/1958 Lincoln / W 14-7 9/29/1979 Lincoln 6/18 W 42-17 9/27/1980 State College 3/11 W 21-7 9/26/1981 Lincoln 15/3 L 24-30 9/25/1982 State College 2/8 L 24-27 8/29/1983 E. Rutherford* 1/4 W 44-6 9/14/2002 State College 8/ L 7-40 9/13/2003 Lincoln 18/ W 18-10 11/12/2011 State College 19/12 W 17-14 11/10/2012 Lincoln 18/ W 32-23 11/23/2013 State College / W 23-20 (ot) *Kickoff Classic Series scoring Total Average Nebraska 299 18.7 Penn State 268 16.8 Highest NU score: 44 in 1983 (44-6) Widest NU margin: 38 in 1983 (44-6) Highest PSU score: 40 in 2002 (40-7) Widest PSU margin: 33 in 2002 (40-7) Highest scoring game: 59 in 1979 (NU 42, PSU 17) Longest NU win streak: Four games, 2003-present Longest PSU win streak: Two games, three times Shutouts by (last time): NU 1 (1950), PSU 2 (1952)

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