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Nebraska Leads Indiana 17-8 At The Half

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Overall the Huskers made a couple big plays, but played a sloppy first half and lead the Hoosiers 17-8.

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Nebraska leads Indiana 17-8 at half thanks to a couple big plays.

The Huskers got out to a very quick start, with Drew Brown hitting a 40-yard field goal on Nebraska’s first possession. Later in the first quarter, Nebraska picked up a huge 45-yard gain on a crazy circus catch to Brandon Reilly, which placed the ball inside the 25-yard line. A few plays later, Terrell Newby ran up the middle untouched to make it 10-0 Nebraska.

A pick six interception by Nebraska’s Chris Jones made it 17-0, good guys, but then Nebraska’s offense stalled. Indiana blocked a Caleb Lightbourn punt for a safety. On the ensuing possession, the Hoosiers drove the length of the field only to be turned away when backup quarterback Zander Diamont was sacked and Indiana made a 36-yard field goal to make it 17-5.

Indiana scored three more in the half after Tommy Armstrong threw an interception and the Hoosiers got the ball back on the Nebraska 28 yard line. The Husker Blackshirt defense held once again, forcing a 45-yard Indiana field goal to make the score 17-8 at half.

Armstrong is 5-for-14 at the half, for 100 yards and an interception. Newby has 10 rushes for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Key stat, really - Nebraska has four penalties for 32 yards. Two of those penalties wiped out big first down plays, resulting in killed drives.