The Nebraska Cornhuskers put on a clinic today in a game that was not as close as many had predicted. The Cornhuskers put a beating on the Arkansas State Red Wolves, winning 42-13 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Huskers were efficient on both sides of the ball. Well, minus the “four” turnovers (really three but a horrible call on a “muffed” punt) that they had today. Passing, rushing, receiving, defense, the Cornhuskers did it all well today.
Taylor Martinez continues to eclipse his goal of 70% completion, and today, he was nearly perfect. Martinez completed 13 of 14 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Kenny Bell happened to be on both ends of those touchdowns, as “the fro” caught three balls for 71 yards.
For the rushing attack, the Huskers dominated the line of attack, with Ameer Abdullah carrying the ball 30 times for 167 yards. Early in the game, he was ineffective, but as the offensive line started opening up holes, Abdullah started to accumulate gains of 5, 6, or 7 yards.
Imani Cross also was effective as the freshmen ran seven times for 66 yards. T-Magic was also effective, as he ran 11 times for 54 yards.
As Nebraska moves into conference play, they are going to have to play much like they did today. After watching a variety of games around the conference today, the Huskers do have a great chance of smelling the Roses come January.