To put this day in context:
- Appalachian State beat #6 Texas A&M 17-14
- Marshall beat #8 Notre Dame 26-21
- Alabama outlasted Texas 20-19
- Iowa State beat Iowa 10-7 in an incredible terrible game in which Iowa had 150 total yards of offense.
- 17-point underdog Washington State beat Wisconsin 17-14
- Duke beat Northwestern 31-23
Nebraska starts with the ball, then commits two penalties on the kick return to start at the 10-yard line. Our beloved Huskers give up a sack, then go three and out on the first offensive drive of the game.
Brian Buschini booms a 65-yard punt. Georgia Southern starts on their 26-yard line.
Georgia Southern 7-0
Georgia Southern marches down the field, aided by a 15-yard defensive pass interface penalty on Tommi Hill. Running back Jalen White scored on 3rd-and-2, running up the middle. Quarterback Kyle Vantrease went 6-for-7 for 43 yards.
The drive was 13 plays, 74 yards, and lasted 4:59.
Nebraska 7 - 7
Nebraska went on a scoring drive of their own, featuring running back Anthony Grant. Casey Thompson scored, scrambling from 8 yards out. Timmy Bleekrode hit the PAT.
The drive was 9 plays, 75 yards, and lasted 3:45.
Georgia Southern 14-7
8 plays, Georgia Southern scoring on a 26-yard rush by Jalen White. There are enormous holes all over Nebraska’s defense, reminiscent of the 2007 USC game.
Our beloved Huskers march down the field, looking good in the process. Ajay Allen carried the ball well, and picked up a third down on a checkdown reception from Thompson.
Thompson found Brody Belt over the middle for the 21-yard touchdown pass. It was the first TD reception of Belt’s career.
The drive was 10 plays, 75 yards, and lasted 3:41.
Marques Buford picks off Vantrease for their first interception of the season. Nebraska’s offense rolls, mixing a healthy dose of Anthony Grant with Thompson’s passing. Oliver Martin had a 26-yard reception, and a 10-yard reception. Grant scored from 4 yards out, untouched.
At this point, Grant had 67 yards. Thompson was 10-for-11 for 139 yards, with one touchdown.
The play was 10 plays, went for 76 yards, and lasted 4:33.
Georgia Southern 21-21
The Eagles score quickly, in three plays, going 75 yards. Gerald Green ran for 67-yards on a counter play, untouched by the Nebraska defense.
The drive lasted :58.
Georgia Southern 28-21
The Eagles score in short fashion, going 80 yards in five plays, taking 1:54.
Gerald Green scored on a 47-yard touchdown run in which Nebraska missed a tackle, but only one tackle because no one else was near the ball carrier.
The Husker offense clicks. Thompson scores on a 2-yard keeper. Thompson hit Trey Palmer and Marcus Washington for 24 and 29 yards, respectively.
The drive went 75 yards in six plays, lasting 2:10.
Georgia Southern 28-28
Nebraska’s defense continued to be... a disaster. The Eagles moved down the field with ease, including a 31-yard reception to Sam Kenerson to the Nebraska 7-yard line. Kenerson was injured on the play and was carted off the field.
Georgia Southern drove the ball to the two-yard line, but committed two consecutive snap penalties, the last one costing them the chance to score before half.