Nebraska vs. Ohio State, 11/5

Nebraska safety Kieron Williams (left) chases Ohio State's Curtis Samuel on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The Huskers are trying to come to grips with how they gave up 62 points to the Buckeyes.


FINAL: No. 6 Ohio State 62, No. 10 Nebraska 3


* Nebraska dropped to 1-4 all-time against Ohio State, including 0-4 in Columbus.

* The crowd of 108,750 was the fourth-largest ever to see a Nebraska football game.

* Nebraska senior receiver Jordan Westerkamp caught four passes for 51 yards, to give him 149 career receptions. He needs 17 receptions and 187 yards to move into second place all-time on both NU career charts. Westerkamp also caught a pass for the 33rd straight game.

* Terrell Newby eclipsed 2,000 yards for his career with 54 rushing yards, the 29th Husker to hit that milestone.

* Drew Brown's first-quarter field goal gives him 44 in his career, putting him alone in third on the NU career chart.

* Nebraska lost consecutive road games in the same season for the first time since joining the Big Ten in 2011.

4Q: No. 6 Ohio State 62, No. 10 Nebraska 3

Buckeye backup QB Joe Burrow, younger brother of former Husker linebacker Jamie Burrow, got in on the fun with a 12-yard touchdown run to cap the scoring in the fourth quarter. Ohio State did not punt once on the night.

END OF 3Q: No. 6 Ohio State 55, No. 10 Nebraska 3

The Buckeyes added a 29-yard field goal from Tyler Durbin and another pick six, this one from Malik Hooker for 48 yards.

Good news, though, as Tommy was back at the stadium and on the Husker sideline in the second half.

The Buckeyes need all of one play to open the second half, as Curtis Samuel jetted 75 yards on a pass from J.T. Barrett to officially put on the rout. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:12.

HALFTIME: No. 6 Ohio State 31, No. 10 Nebraska 3

Halftime Foltz tribute from the Ohio State band:

Halftime notes (of note):

* Tommy Armstrong accounted for 93 total yards in the first half (19 rush, 74 pass) to increase his career total to 10,254 and surpass Taylor Martinez (10,233) for the top mark in NU history. Armstrong set the mark on a 32-yard pass to Jordan Westerkamp in the first quarter.

* Armstrong also moved from 11th to a tie for 9th in Big Ten history in career total offense, passing Martinez (10,233) and tying Iowa’s Chuck Long (10,254 yards).

2Q: No. 6 Ohio State 31, No. 10 Nebraska 3

J.T. Barrett converted one third down with a 20 yard scramble and Barrett then found Curtis Sameul on a 1-yard jump pass TD with 2 seconds left to half. Drive: 15 plays, 85 yards, 3:39.

Ryker Fyfe came in moved the Huskers to the Ohio State 15, but the drive fazed out with the Huskers facing a fourth and 1. Fyfe, on the bootleg, was incomplete and the Buckeyes took over on towns with 3:42 to half.

Here's the statement on Armstrong from Nebraska:

"According to Nebraska medical personnel, quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was briefly knocked unconscious. He was moving all extremities and talking while on the field. He is being taken to a local hospital for further evaluation."

Medical staff cut Armstrong out of his jersey to remove his pads and he was taken off the field on a cart. Armstrong gave a thumbs up on his way off the field, and was taken imediately to an ambulance.

Nebraska caught a break after a three-and-out. Dontre Wilson muffed the punt return and Luke McNitt recovered the ball at the Ohio State 38.

The good news was the Blackshirts got off the field on a third down (Ohio State was 4-for-4 up to that point). That bad news was OSU still got a field goal out of it. Drive: 9 plays, 20 yards, 2:52.

The Blackshirts had a chance to get off the field on a third and 2, but Mike Weber found two yards for the first down. A pass interference call on Chris Jones moved Ohio State inside the Husker 30 and two plays later Weber scampered in from 23 yards out. Drive: 9 plays, 83 yards, 3:25.

END OF 1Q: No. 6 Ohio State 14, No. 10 Nebraska 3

End of 1Q stats: Total yards: OSU 103, NU 90; Time of possession: NU 9:45, OSU 5:15; First downs: NU 5, OSU 4; Turnovers: NU 1, OSU 0.

The Buckeyes went right back to work, with J.T. Barrett hitting Dontre Wilson for 22 yards on third and 20 to move Ohio State inside the Husker 10, and Barrett bought enough time on third and goal to find Terry McLaurin for a 7-yard TD and the 14-3 lead. Drive: 10 plays, 57 yards, 4:29.

Nebraska couldn't fully cash in, though, as the drive stalled at the 3-yard line. Drew Brown was true from 20 yards. Drive: 15 plays, 72 yards, 5:41.

The Huskers shook it off and went to work, with the help of this catch from Jordan Westerkamp.

Things didn't exactly start off on the right foot. Tommy Armstrong was picked off on the game's third play and Damon Webb took it 36 yards to the house for the quick 7-0 lead.

PREGAME: No. 10 Nebraska at No. 6 Ohio State

More Foltz tribute stuff:

Here's what the Ohio State marching band has in plan for halftime.

The Buckeyes weren't playing when they said they had multiple tributes planned for Sam Foltz.


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