Saturday, September 26, 2015

Huskers hang on to beat Southern Mississppi

September 26, 2015 Lincoln, NE:  On a beautiful fall day in front of another sellout crowd of 89,899 fans the Nebraska Cornhuskers improved their record to 2-2 under new head coach Mike Riley by defeating non-conference opponent Southern Mississippi.

Nebraska lead at halftime 22-0 and maintained their 22 point lead at the end of 3 quarters after exchanging touchdowns with the Golden Eagles.  Southern Mississippi scored 21 points in the 4th quarter but came up short even after finishing the game with 447 passing yards.  The Blackshirts limited their opponent to just 11 total yards rushing.

Nebraska takes on Big Ten opponent Illinois next Saturday.