The Nebraska Cornhuskers took a 28-6 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The second quarter began with a third down stop by Nebraska that forced Southern Miss to punt. Nebraska took over on their own half yard line.
The Huskers came out swinging for the fences but Taylor Martinez was unable to connect with Quincy Enunwa on a deep pass from the end zone. After a 4 yard run by Ameer Abdullah Martinez was stuffed on a rushing attempt. Nebraska went three and out on their opening possession of the second quarter.
The Blackshirts continued to gain confidence as the second quarter continued. Zaire Anderson was getting pressure on Bridgford and Jean Baptiste continued to stifle The Golden Eagles passing attack. The defense forced a three and out.
Taylor Martinez started off the second quarter hot, both on the ground and in the air. Nebraska pounded away at Southern Miss, eating time off the clock. The Huskers finished the drive with a four yard touchdown run by Ameer Abdullah. Nebraska led 28-3.
Randy Gregory and Zaire Anderson led the defensive charge up front, shutting down The Golden Eagles rushing attack. Bridgford did string together a few passes that drove them down field, but an offensive pass interference call stopped their momentum. Southern Miss settled for a field goal making the score 28-6.
Nebraska then showcased their hurry up offense, quickly going down field and adding another score from a circus catch from Kenny Bell to make the score 35-6 at the half.