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Oregon Leads Nebraska 20-14 At Half Time

It’s half time in Lincoln, and the home team is behind.

NCAA Football: Oregon at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Brooks-James has run for two touchdowns while Taj Griffin exploded for a 50-yard touchdown as the Oregon Ducks lead the Nebraska Cornhuskers 20-14 at half. Oregon has gone for two on all three of their touchdowns, failing twice and converting the first.

Oregon’s passing game has been held in check for the most part, limiting Dakota Prokup to 9-for-13 passing for 74 yards. The Ducks have gained 166 yards on the ground, rushing 26 times for a 6.4 yard average. Griffin leads all rushers with four attempts for 51 yards.

Nebraska’s running game has been stymied for the most part. 18 total rushes for 62 yards for a 3.4 yard average. Terrell Newby has six rushes for 42 yards, with a long of 19.

Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong is doing decent in the passing game going 12-for-23 for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Armstrong pushed his career total to 7,310 yards. His total is a new Nebraska record, bettering the 7,258 yards by Taylor Martinez (2010-13).

Jordan Westerkamp has two touchdown receptions in the first half, both of his receptions were for touchdowns. Cethan Carter leads Nebraska receivers with four-for-38 yards.

There were big plays in the first half. The biggest difference in the came is because of a backwards pass from Tommy Armstrong, sailing high over Mikale Wilbon’s head. Wilbon struggled to get to the ball, and Oregon recovered and returned it to midfield.

One play later, Oregon RB Taj Griffin ran for a 50-yard touchdown. The two point conversion failed, leaving the score 20-7.

Nebraska on the Ducks’ last possession and Oregon punted to De’Mornay Pierson-El who put on a show with a beautiful 45-yard punt return to the Duck 19. Nebraska scored a few plays later when Armstrong hit roommate Westerkamp for a three-yard pass reception touchdown.