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Nebraska Beating McNeese State 21-14 At Half

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Nebraska's offense has looked great at times, but just doesn't have the score to make the fans happy. The offense is out-gaining McNeese State 297 yards to 107.

One mistake by Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr has everyone ruffled. Armstrong threw a 98-yard pick six and has missed a few long throws.

Kenny Bell didn't play most of the first half, and fellow receiver Jamal Turner was taken to the locker room in the first half.

Notes from Nebraska press release at half time:

--Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. rushed six times for 87 yards and a touchdown in the first half. His 87 rushing yards are a career-high, bettering his 69 yards last season against Northwestern.


--Armstrong had a career-long 42 yard run in the first quarter and added a 24-yard rush in the second quarter.


--Armstrong also threw for 166 yards in the first half, giving him 253 total offensive yards in the first half. Armstrong set a career-high in total offense last week, accounting for 333 yards against Florida Atlantic.

--Jordan Westerkamp's 40-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter was his second TD catch of the year and the third of his career.

--The 98-yard interception return for a touchdown by McNeese State's Aaron Sam was the second-longest in school history against Nebraska. Minnesota's Gary Hohman holds the school record with a 99-yard TD return against the Huskers on Oct. 4, 1969.