Nebraska 36 Southern Miss 28
Nebraska staved off a second-half rally by Southern Mississippi for a much-needed win at home. After trailing 22-0 at halftime, the Golden Eagles came on in the second half to make the game close.
Player of the game
- Nebraska sophomore kicker Drew Brown bailed out the Cornhuskers’ offense in the first half, making five straight field goals, including a career-long 50-yard kick at the end of the second quarter. He finished the game converting five of seven field goal attempts and converted on all three of his extra-point attempts.
- Nebraska junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Jr., completed 23 of 35 passing attempts for 368 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception.
- Cornhuskers junior running back Terrell Newby carried the load for the ground game, finishing with 76 yards on 18 carries
- Nebraska held Southern Mississippi to minus-14 yards rushing in the first half and only 11 total yards rushing for the game.
- Southern Mississippi junior quarterback Nick Mullens completed 26 of 41 attempts for 447 yards and two touchdowns.
- Golden Eagles senior wide receiver Michael Thomas led the team with 121 receiving yards on five catches.
- Golden Eagles junior linebacker D’Nerius Antoine finished the game with a team-high eight total tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
- Trailing 10-0 in the first quarter, Southern Mississippi had first-and-goal at the Nebraska 6-yard line, after a 56-yard drive. However, the Golden Eagles failed to score, and after a botched snap cost them 10 yards on third down, freshman kicker Parker Shaunfield missed a 33-yard field goal attempt.
- Southern Mississippi sophomore defensive lineman Draper Riley left the game in the second quarter with a right ankle injury.
- Golden Eagles senior offensive lineman Rashod Hill left the game in the second quarter with an apparent knee injury.
- Nebraska vs. Illinois (10/3)
- Southern Mississippi vs. North Texas (10/3)