The Nebraska Cornhuskers made easy work of South Dakota State today beating the Jackrabbits 59-20 in front of a sellout crowd at Memorial Stadium.
The Husker offense operated without a hitch despite Taylor Martinez not being behind center. Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. and senior Ron Kellogg III were smooth operators at quarterback, helping guide Nebraska to victory. Armstrong finished the day going 12-15 with 169 yards passing and a touchdown. He also racked up 38 yards rushing on five attempts. Kellogg also played a solid game. He went 8-9 with 136 yards in the air and added a touchdown pass of his own. The duo looked equally capable of leading the Husker offense in the case that something were to happen to Taylor Martinez.
The running backs also had a field day with the Jackrabbits. Ameer Abdullah ran with a purpose, racking up 139 yards and a touchdown in the win. Terrell Newby recorded the first two touchdowns of his career. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry and ended the game with 52 yards on the ground.
The Husker offense was well rounded today, totaling 645 yards of offense throwing for 310 yards and rushing for 355. Nebraska now has two weeks to prepare for Big Ten play when Illinois comes to Lincoln on October fifth.