Nebraska vs. Miami, 9.19.15

Nebraska's Jordan Westerkamp (1) is congratulated by Stanley Morgan Jr. after making a catch for a two point conversion and forcing Miami into overtime on Sept. 19, 2015 at Sun Life Stadium.

It was almost too rich, Nebraska driving for a late score in a game against Miami in Miami, needing not just a touchdown but 2 more after that.

The Huskers had already converted one two-point conversion. But NU was going to have to cash in on another after Stanley Morgan made a leaping touchdown grab with 33 seconds left to cut it to 31-29.

There was no hesitation in a play call because offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf knew exactly what they were running and who they were going to.

Jordan Westerkamp. Good idea.

"We had practiced that, had good success with it all week, so there was no question that we were going to do it," Langsdorf said. "And they ran it well. We actually got pressured off the front side of it a little bit quicker than we wanted to, but we were going to Westy in the end zone for sure."

Ball placed on the left hash, a Miami linebacker got in there quick, but Armstrong made a quick release off his back foot, finding Westerkamp, who had slipped into space a few yards into the end zone.

What worked in practice had worked in a big moment. Tie game. All the momentum.

But as was shown, momentum can sometimes be as fleeting as your next play.

Reach the writer at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.


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