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2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team

2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 2004-
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl vs. Georgia, W 24-19
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionLegends Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
2013 record9-4 (5-3 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Pelini (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorTim Beck (3rd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorJohn Papuchis (2nd season)
Base defense4-3 defense
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 87,091)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends Division
No. 3 Michigan State x$   8 0         13 1  
Iowa   5 3         8 5  
Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         8 5  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   1 7         5 7  
Leaders Division
No. 12 Ohio State x%   8 0         12 2  
No. 22 Wisconsin   6 2         9 4  
Penn State*   4 4         7 5  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Illinois   1 7         4 8  
Purdue   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Bo Pelini and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Before the season

Recruiting

Scholarship recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40? Commit date
Banderas, Josh
LB
Lincoln, NE Southwest 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.65
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Carter, Cethan
TE/FB
Metairie, LA Rummel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.8
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Collins, Maliek
DT
Kansas City, MO Center 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 285 lb (129 kg) 4.83
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Dixon, Tre'vell
ATH
Baldwin, LA West St. Mary 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.48
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Finnin, Matt
OL
Crete, IL DuPage 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 330 lb (150 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Gerry, Nathan
S/ATH
Sioux Falls, SD Washington 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 4.42
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Gladney, Kevin
WR
Akron, OH Firestone 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.53
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Gregory, Randy
DE
Fishers, IN Ariz. Western 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (100 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Hannon, Zach
OL
Kansas City, MO Rockhurst 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 295 lb (134 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Hart, Greg
TE
Dayton, OH Archbishop Alter 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.63
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Johnson, Dwayne
OL
Houston, TX Bellaire 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 5.2
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Joseph, Boaz
DB
Weston, FL Cypress Bay 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Knevel, David
OT
Brantford Pauline Johnson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 290 lb (130 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Kondolo, Chongo
OL
Carrollton, TX Fresno City CC 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 290 lb (130 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Love, Courtney
LB
Youngstown, OH Cardinal Mooney 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.6
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Martinez, Drake
S/ATH
Laguna Beach, CA Laguna Beach 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.4
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 69
Maurice, Kevin
DT
Orlando, FL Freedom 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Miller, Gabriel
LS
Mishawaka, IN Penn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 5.28
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 68
Mixon, Dimarya
DE
Mesquite, TX West Mesquite 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 265 lb (120 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Natter, A.J.
DE
Milton, WI Milton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.7
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Newby, Marcus
LB
North Potomac, MD Quince Orchard 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 4.6
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Newby, Terrell
RB
West Hills, CA Chaminade 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Singleton, D.J.
S
Jersey City, NJ St. Peter's Prep 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.46
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Stanton, Johnny
QB
Rancho Santa Fe, CA Santa Margarita 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Suttles, Ernest
DE kicked out from team
Tampa, FL Gaither 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (110 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Taylor, Adam
RB
Katy, TX Katy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.5
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 16
  • ? Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Yahoo Sports: Rivals.com 2013 Nebraska Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2013.
  • "Scout.com 2013 Nebraska Commitments". Scout.com. Retrieved 2013.
  • "ESPN 2013 Nebraska Commitments". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2013.

Walk-on recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40? Commit date
Ackerman, Jordan
DE/TE
Lincoln, NE Southeast 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.9
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Bellar, Jordan
P
Norfolk, NE Norfolk Catholic 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Evans, Erik
TE
Waverly, NE Waverly 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.7
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Fordan, Jack
LB
Frankfort, IL Providence Catholic 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Glaser, Dustin
OL
Flower Mound, TX Flower Mound 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 285 lb (129 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Graeber, Steve
DT
Omaha, NE Millard North 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 250 lb (110 kg) 4.7
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Jordan, Harrison
FB
Omaha, NE Westside 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.9
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Ketter, Connor
TE
Norfolk, NE Norfolk Catholic 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.8
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Kubicek, Landon
OL
Lincoln, NE Southeast 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 290 lb (130 kg) 5.6
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Lewis, Spencer
WR
Papillion, NE Papillion-La Vista 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Schumacher, Grant
PK
Lincoln, NE Pius X 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) N/A
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Stovall, Zach
DB
Bellevue, NE Bellevue East 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.46
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Weber, Chris
LB
Omaha, NE Elkhorn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.7
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 16
  • ? Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.Wyoming*No. 18BTNW 37-3491,185
September 75:00 p.m.Southern Miss*No. 22
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
BTNW 56-1390,466
September 1411:00 a.m.No. 16 UCLA*No. 23
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ABCL 21-4191,471
September 212:30 p.m.No. 6 (FCS) South Dakota State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
BTNW 59-2090,614
October 511:00 a.m.Illinoisdagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ESPNUW 39-1990,458
October 1211:00 a.m.at PurdueBTNW 44-747,203
October 2611:00 a.m.at MinnesotaNo. 25ESPNL 23-3449,995
November 22:30 p.m.Northwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
BTNW 27-2491,140
November 92:30 p.m.at MichiganABCW 17-13112,204
November 162:30 p.m.No. 16 Michigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ABC/ESPN2L 28-4190,872
November 232:30 p.m.at Penn StateBTNW 23-20 OT98,517
November 2911:00 a.m.Iowa
ABCL 17-3891,260
January 1, 201411:00 a.m.vs. No. 23 Georgia*ESPN2W 24-1960,712
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[1]

Roster and coaching staff

Game summaries

Wyoming

This was the Cowboys' first visit to Lincoln since 1994, when Nebraska defeated the Cowboys 42-32 en route to a national championship. The two teams last played in 2011, when Nebraska defeated the Cowboys 38-14 in Laramie. In the week leading up to the game, Pelini handed out seven Blackshirts to his defense. This was the first time during Pelini's tenure that he has handed them out prior to the start of the season.[2] In the game, both Ameer Abdullah and Imani Cross rushed for more than 100 yards. Despite the victory, the Nebraska defense allowed Wyoming to accumulate 602 yards of offense, the second-most allowed ever by Nebraska in a win.[3] With Nebraska's victory they now lead the all-time series 7-0.

NebraskaWyomingFootball2013.jpg
Wyoming at Nebraska
1 234Total
Wyoming 7 7713 34
#18 Nebraska 10 7146 37

Southern Miss

The Huskers hosted the Golden Eagles for the second straight year, with the Huskers winning 49-20 in 2012. This game was originally scheduled to be hosted by Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, but the game was sold back to Lincoln to make more money for the visiting team after considering playing the game in New Orleans or Kansas City. Following this year's win, Nebraska now leads the series 4-1. USM won in Lincoln in 2004.

Southern Miss at Nebraska
1 234Total
Southern Miss 3 370 13
#22 Nebraska 21 14147 56
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 5:00 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 90,466
  • Game weather: Clear, 86°F, Wind NNE@17mph
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (BTN): Paul Burmeister, Eric Crouch, Damon Benning

UCLA

The UCLA Bruins traveled to Memorial Stadium for the first time since a 49-21 loss in 1994. This was the second game in a home-home series, with the Bruins winning in Pasadena 36-30 in 2012. Nebraska led 21-3 midway through the second quarter before UCLA scored a touchdown before halftime. In the third quarter, UCLA scored 28 straight points to take a 38-21 lead against Nebraska before adding a field goal late in the game. UCLA's win tied the series 6-6, until Nebraska took the lead after defeating the Bruins in the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl. Nebraska wore alternate uniforms in this game created by Adidas. The game set a Memorial Stadium attendance record with 91,471 in attendance. The record was broken the next season in the Miami at Nebraska game, with 91,585 in attendance.[6]

UCLA at Nebraska
1 234Total
#16 UCLA 3 7283 41
#23 Nebraska 14 700 21
  • Date: September 14
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 11:07 AM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 91,471
  • Game weather: Sunny, 68°F, Wind S@11-17mph
  • Referee: Michael Batlan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake

South Dakota State

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits made their third trip ever to Lincoln, falling to the Huskers previously in 1963 and 2010. After trailing 17-14, Nebraska scored 38 straight points en route to a 59-20 win over South Dakota State. The Huskers amassed 645 yards of total offense with 310 yards passing and 335 rushing, the first time in school history that Nebraska broke the 300-yard barrier in both rushing and passing. Starting quarterback Taylor Martinez sat out this game with a turf toe injury, so backups Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III took his place. Tommy Armstrong went 12-of-15 for 169 yards with a TD in the win, while teammate Ron Kellog was 8-of-9 for 136 yards and a 1 TD of his own. Ameer Abdullah was the top Husker rusher with 139 yards and a TD on 15 carries while Imani Cross added 60 yards rushing and 2 TDs on 10 carries. Quincy Enunwa was the top receiving target with 6 catches for 78 yards, while Tyler Wullenwaber added 47 yards and a TD on two catches. For SDSU, Austin Sumner was 19-of-29 for 238 yards with 2 INTs. Zach Zenner had 21 carries for 202 yards, the 10th most individual rushing yards ever allowed by the Huskers, and 2 TDs. Cam Jones had 6 catches for 68 yards in the loss.

TommyArmstrongFirstStart.jpg
South Dakota State at Nebraska
1 234Total
South Dakota State 17 003 20
• Nebraska 14 24147 59
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 2:42 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:11
  • Game attendance: 90,614
  • Game weather: Sunny, 74°F, Wind: S@13 mph
  • Referee: Todd Geerlings
  • TV announcers (BTN): Paul Burmeister, Eric Crouch, Damon Benning

Illinois

Illinois made their first trip to Memorial Stadium since 1985. This was the first year of back to back trips to Lincoln for the Fighting Illini. Following this win the Huskers now lead the all-time series 8-2-1.

Illinois at Nebraska
1 234Total
Illinois 0 577 19
• Nebraska 14 9133 39
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 11:02 AM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:24
  • Game attendance: 90,458
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 45°F, Wind: WSW@26 mph
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Tom Hart, John Congemi

Purdue

This was the second meeting ever between the schools. Purdue won the only other meeting, 28-0, in 1958 in West Lafayette. Purdue scored in the final minute of the game to avoid being shut out in a 44-7 Nebraska win. Nebraska's defense held Purdue to 216 total yards of offense while recording five sacks and forcing a pair of turnovers. The Boilermakers gained 32 yards rushing in the contest. Nebraska gained 435 total yards with 184 through the air and 251 on the ground. Ron Kellogg III was the top passer for the Huskers, going 10-of-13 for 141 yards and a TD. Ameer Abdullah added 126 yards rushing on 20 carries with a TD and Quincy Enunwa was the top Husker receiver with four catches for 72 yards and a score. David Santos led the Huskers in tackles with five while Randy Gregory had two sacks and a fumble recovery.

Nebraska at Purdue
1 234Total
• Nebraska 14 7914 44
Purdue 0 007 7

Minnesota

Nebraska and Minnesota met for the 54th time in a series that began in 1900. Nebraska has played Minnesota more times than any other Big Ten Conference member. Coming into the game the Golden Gophers led the all-time series 29-22-2, but Nebraska had won the last 16 games in the series, including the last two since joining the Big Ten Conference.

In the game, after jumping out to a 10-0 lead, Minnesota used its run game to beat Nebraska for the first time since 1960, ending a streak of 16 straight losses to the Huskers. The Gophers outgained the Huskers in total offense 430-328 and gained 271 yards on the ground. The game saw the return of Taylor Martinez to the starting lineup. He went 16-of-30 for 139 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Ameer Abdullah added 165 yards rushing on 19 carries in the loss.

Nebraska at Minnesota
1 234Total
#25 Nebraska 10 373 23
Minnesota 7 10107 34

Northwestern

This was the third straight year as Big 10 members against each other, with Northwestern winning 28-25 in 2011 and Nebraska winning in 2012, 29-28.

Jordan Westerkamp caught a tipped hail mary pass in the end zone as time expired from Ron Kellogg III to give Nebraska a 27-24 win over the Northwestern Wildcats. The Huskers outgained the Wildcats in the contest 472 yards to 326. Tommy Armstrong was 15-of-29 for 173 yards with 1 TD and 3 INTs in the win. Ameer Abdullah had 127 yards rushing on 24 carries and Jordan Westerkamp had four catches for 104 yards and a TD. Nebraska moves to 5-2 all-time against Northwestern.

The aftermath of the Hail Mary
Northwestern at Nebraska
1 234Total
Northwestern 14 703 24
• Nebraska 7 776 27
  • Date: November 2
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 2:42 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:39
  • Game attendance: 91,140
  • Game weather: Sunny, 55°F, Wind: WNW@6-20 mph
  • Referee: Mike Cannon
  • TV announcers (BTN): Eric Collins, Chuck Long, Jon Jansen

Michigan

Nebraska mounted a late fourth quarter drive to win 17-13, tying the all-time series with Michigan at 4-4-1. The loss snaps a 19-game home winning streak under coach Brady Hoke at Michigan Stadium. The Huskers scored the first 10 points of the game in the first quarter, then Michigan scored the next 13 before Nebraska would come back with the game-winning touchdown with just over two minutes left in the game. The Huskers outgained the Wolverines in total offense 273 yards to 175 while holding Michigan to minus-21 yards rushing in the contest. Tommy Armstrong was 11-of-19 for 139 yards with a TD, Ameer Abdullah had 27 carries for 105 yards with one rushing and one receiving TD and Quincy Enunwa had 7 catches for 69 yards to lead the Huskers offensively. Defensively, Randy Gregory came up with three sacks of Michigan QB Devin Gardner to lead a Blackshirt defense that produced seven sacks on the day.

Nebraska at Michigan
1 234Total
• Nebraska 10 007 17
Michigan 0 373 13
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 3:36 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 112,204
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, Mid 50s, Wind: SW@15-25 mph
  • Referee: John O'Neil
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake

Michigan State

Michigan State, previously 0-7 against Nebraska, won their first ever game in the series with a 41-28 win over the Huskers. Nebraska outgained the Spartans in total offense 392 yards to 361 but was unable to overcome five turnovers, which resulted in 24 Michigan State points. MSU also held an advantage in time of possession at 38:37 to 21:23. Ameer Abdullah was the first runner this season to gain 100 yards on the Spartans, the number one ranked defense in the country coming into the game, with 123 yards on 22 carries.

Michigan State at Nebraska
1 234Total
• #16 Michigan State 10 10714 41
Nebraska 7 0147 28
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 2:37 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:36
  • Game attendance: 90,872
  • Game weather: Sunny, 64°F, Wind SW@12-28
  • Referee: Don Capron
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake

Penn State

Nebraska was able to convert a field goal in overtime to give Nebraska a 23-20 win on the road over the Nittany Lions. The Huskers tied the game at 20-20 late in the fourth quarter on a 19-yard field goal by Pat Smith to force overtime. Penn State missed a 37-yard attempt in their overtime period while Smith connected on a 42-yarder for the win. Nebraska was outgained in total offense by Penn State 387 to 360 yards. Ron Kellogg III was 20-of-34 for 191 yards with a TD. Ameer Abdullah had 25 carries for 147 yards rushing and the receiving corps was led by Jordan Westerkamp with five catches for 62 yards and Quincy Enunwa who had three catches for 42 yards and a TD.

Nebraska at Penn State
1 234OTTotal
• Nebraska 0 71033 23
Penn State 6 0770 20
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Game start: 3:42 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 98,517
  • Game weather: Cold, Cloudy, 37°F, Wind W@16-24 mph
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV announcers (BTN): Eric Collins, Chuck Long, Jon Jansen

Iowa

Meeting for the Heroes Trophy. Following the Husker's loss Nebraska now leads the series by a mark of 28-13-3.

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Iowa at Nebraska
1 234Total
Iowa 7 71014 38
Nebraska 0 377 17
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 11:07 AM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:24
  • Game attendance: 91,260
  • Game weather: Sunny, 33°F, Wind S@15
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (ABC): Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

Gator Bowl

This year's Gator Bowl was a rematch of last year's Capital One Bowl that was won by Georgia. The Huskers led the contest en route to a 24-19 victory. UGA outgained Nebraska in total offense 416 to 307 but committed one more turnover. Nebraska was led by Tommy Armstrong who went 6-of-14 for 163 yards with two TDs and one INT. Included in that performance was a school-record 99 yard TD pass to Quincy Enunwa in the third quarter. Ameer Abdullah had 27 carries for 122 yards and a TD, his 11th 100-yard rushing performance of the season. Enunwa led in the receiving department with four catches for 129 yards and two TDs. For his efforts, Quincy Enunwa was named Gator Bowl MVP.

Nebraska vs. Georgia
1 234Total
• Nebraska 0 10140 24
#23 Georgia 0 937 19

Individual honors

Big Ten Players of the Week

  • Week 6 - Ameer Abdullah (Offensive Player of the Week)
  • Week 10 - Jordan Westerkamp (Freshman of the Week)
  • Week 11 - Randy Gregory (Defensive Player of the Week)
  • Week 11 - Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Freshman of the Week)
  • Week 13 - Pat Smith (Special Teams Player of the Week)

Big Ten All-Conference honors

All-Conference selections[18]

All-Americans

  • Ameer Abdullah (Associated Press - Third Team; Sports Illustrated - Honorable Mention; Phil Steele - Third Team)
  • Spencer Long (CBS Sports - Third Team)

Academic All-Americans

  • Spencer Long (First Team)
  • Jake Long (Second Team)
  • C.J. Zimmerer (Second Team)

Nebraska team awards

Year-end annual team awards:[19]

  • Team MVP: Ameer Abdullah
  • Offensive MVP: Quincy Enunwa
  • Defensive MVP: Randy Gregory
  • Special Teams MVP: Pat Smith
  • Offensive Captains: Quincy Enunwa, Spencer Long, Taylor Martinez, Ameer Abdullah
  • Defensive Captains: Jason Ankrah, Ciante Evans
  • Chamberlain Trophy: Jeremiah Sirles (Senior player that lives up to Cornhusker tradition)
  • Novak Trophy: Ron Kellogg III (Senior player who exemplifies courage despite all odds)
  • Fischer Native Son Award: Cole Pensick (Senior Nebraska native player)
  • Bobby Reynolds Award: Jake Long
  • Lifter of the Year: Ameer Abdullah
  • Walk-On of the Year: Sam Burtch
  • Offensive Scout Team MVP: Adam Taylor
  • Defensive Scout Team MVP: Courtney Love
  • Character Award: Taariq Allen, Mike Moudy, Scott Criss
  • Pat Clare Award: Taariq Allen
  • Husker Heart Award: Brandon Chapek

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final
AP 18 22 23 RV RV RV RV RV 25 NR NR RV RV RV NR NR RV
Coaches 18 19 15 RV RV 25 24 21 21 RV RV RV RV RV NR RV 25
Harris Not released 23 23 RV RV RV RV RV NR NR Not released
BCS Not released 24 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Notes

  • September 14, 2013 - A record crowd of 91,471 attended the game against UCLA[20]

References

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