Nebraska 56, Southern Mississippi 13

Date - Saturday, September 7, 2013 6:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 90466

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern Mississippi 3 3 7 0 13
Nebraska 21 14 14 7 56

Recap


No. 19 Nebraska 56, Southern Mississippi 13: Taylor Martinez passed for three touchdowns and Ameer Abdullah rushed for 114 yards and two scores as the Cornhuskers routed the Golden Eagles.

Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans each returned interceptions for touchdowns in the opening quarter and Nebraska (2-0) led by 29 points at halftime. Southern Mississippi (0-2) possesses the longest active losing streak among FBS schools with 14 straight defeats.

Jean-Baptiste intercepted Golden Eagles quarterback Allan Bridgford and returned it 43 yards just 73 seconds into the game and Evans picked off a deflection for his first of two interceptions and scooted 22 yards to make it 21-3 with 1:17 left in the quarter. Martinez teamed up with Quincy Enunwa on a 16-yard aerial between the two defensive scores.

Abdullah scored on a 3-yard run with 7:01 left in the first half and Martinez tossed a 21-yard scoring aerial to Kenny Bell 12 seconds before halftime for a 35-6 advantage.

Bridgford threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Rickey Bradley early in the third quarter before Abdullah scored on a 37-yard run and Martinez connected with Sam Burtch on a 26-yard scoring play to make it 49-13. Imami Cross added a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Abdullah topped 100 yards in both games this season and eight times in his career. … Bridgford threw three interceptions and backup Nick Mullens tossed one and the Golden Eagles have thrown eight interceptions in two games. … The Cornhuskers had 285 rushing yards and a 479-284 edge in total offense.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:47
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 7 - Southern Mississippi 0
1st Quarter - 5:42
Southern Mississippi   FG  Nebraska 7 - Southern Mississippi 3
1st Quarter - 1:24
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 14 - Southern Mississippi 3
1st Quarter - 1:17
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 21 - Southern Mississippi 3
2nd Quarter - 7:01
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 28 - Southern Mississippi 3
2nd Quarter - 3:11
Southern Mississippi   FG  Nebraska 28 - Southern Mississippi 6
2nd Quarter - 0:12
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 35 - Southern Mississippi 6
3rd Quarter - 11:43
Southern Mississippi   TD  Nebraska 35 - Southern Mississippi 13
3rd Quarter - 11:25
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 42 - Southern Mississippi 13
3rd Quarter - 10:32
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 49 - Southern Mississippi 13
4th Quarter - 14:38
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 56 - Southern Mississippi 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Mississippi Nebraska
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Mississippi Nebraska
Score 13 56
First Downs 16 30
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
7-for-12
58%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 284 479
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-62 46-285
Average/Rush 2.3 6.2
Passing
Comp-Att 21-37 19-28
Passing Yards 222 194
Average/Pass Play 5.8 6.9
Penalties-Yards 7-55 6-75
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 4 0
Time of Possession 28:05 31:55

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Bridgford 21/35 222 1 3
N. Mullens 0/2 0 0 1
Nebraska (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 15/23 170 3 0
R. Kellogg III 4/5 24 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Hardy 10 35 3.5 0
J. Richard 4 24 6.0 0
T. Bracken 7 9 1.3 0
J. Hester 3 5 1.7 0
A. Bridgford 2 -9 -4.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Abdullah 17 114 6.7 2
T. Newby 8 60 7.5 0
T. Martinez 6 34 5.7 0
T. Armstrong Jr 4 23 5.8 0
K. Frazier 4 21 5.2 0
I. Cross 4 14 3.5 1
G. Nabity 2 10 5.0 0
R. Kellogg III 1 9 9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Holmes 8 65 8.1 0
R. Bradley 3 57 19.0 1
T. Bracken 2 34 17.0 0
M. Triplett 1 15 15.0 0
J. Richard 2 14 7.0 0
J. Sims 1 13 13.0 0
J. Revies 2 12 6.0 0
J. Cox 1 7 7.0 0
D. Sullivan 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Enunwa 5 58 11.6 1
K. Bell 3 45 15.0 1
S. Burtch 1 26 26.0 1
J. Long 1 18 18.0 0
A. Abdullah 4 16 4.0 0
J. Westerkamp 2 15 7.5 0
C. Carter 1 12 12.0 0
J. Turner 1 9 9.0 0
T. Newby 1 -5 -5.0 0