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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles: Huskers Pummel Southern Miss 56-13

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The Huskers easily handled the Golden Eagles, 56-13. The Blackshirt defense played well, giving up only one TD, while the Husker offense played just about everybody it could.

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Nebraska's defense felt plenty of heat this week after last week's late let up against Wyoming resulted in giving up 602 yards and the Cornhuskers had to hold on for a tight 37-34 win. This week Nebraska came out swinging, with the much-aligned defense getting two interceptions for touchdowns in the first quarter. Stanley Jean-Baptiste stepped in front of Ricky Bradley Jr and ended up with a 43-yard TD return on the third play of the game. After Nebraska's first offensive resulted in a three-and-out, Ciante Evans picked off a balled tipped by Southern Missin running back Tyre-oune Holmes and returned it 22 yards to the end zone.

The tone was set, the route was on.

Nebraska lead 21-3 after the first half, and 35-6 by halftime.

Nebraska's offense struggled a little early because of poor field position, but

The Huskers were lead by Taylor Martinez' who was 15-of-23 for 170 yards and three touchdowns and running back Ameer Abdullah, who had 17 carries for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Nebraska played two backup quarterbacks, Ron Kellogg III and Tommy Armstrong Jr. Eight players had rushing yardage and nine players caught passes.

Nebraska's defense gave up 62 yards rushing and 222 yards passing, while the Husker offense managed 285 yards rushing and 194 yards passing.