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Nebraska Post-Game notes in Indiana win

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Nebraska at Indiana, Oct. 15, 2016, Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind. 

––Nebraska defeated Indiana to improve to 6-0 on the season, the Huskers’ first 6-0 start since beginning the 2001 season with an 11-0 record.   The win was Nebraska’s seventh straight win, the Huskers’ longest win streak since winning 13 straight games spanning the 2000 and 2001 seasons.   The win improved Nebraska to 3-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since the Huskers joined the conference. Overall, it is Nebraska’s first 3-0 start in conference play since a 3-0 start in Big 12 play in 2006.   Nebraska won its fifth straight game against Indiana. The Hoosiers still lead the all-time series, 9-8-3.

1,000 –– Nebraska senior receiver Brandon Reilly caught two passes for 60 yards to increase his career receiving yardage total to 1,020. He is the 24th player in school history to eclipse 1,000 career receiving yards. Reilly’s 45-yard first-quarter reception was a season-long and marked his third reception of at least 35 yards this season. 

72 –– Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. completed a 72-yard touchdown pass to Stanley Morgan Jr. with 9:57 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Nebraska a 24-15 lead. The 72-yard touchdown marked Nebraska’s longest play this season and was the longest reception of Morgan’s career.  Morgan finished with three catches for a career-high 93 yards.

8,000–– Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 208 yards in today’s game, pushing his career passing total to 8,050. Armstrong is the 20th player in Big Ten history to pass for 8,000 career yards.   Armstrong finished with 244 yards of total offense, giving him 9,686 career total offense yards, 314 shy of 10,000. Armstrong’s 10 completions in today’s game increased his career total to 560, 15 from Martinez’s school record 575 completions.

33 –– Junior cornerback Chris Jones had a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. The interception was Jones’ team-high third pick of the season and the fifth of his career.Jones’ interception for a touchdown was Nebraska’s second of the season. Kieron Williams had a 23-yard INT for a score against Wyoming on Sept. 10.Jones also had a pair of pass breakups, tying his career high set earlier this season at Northwestern. 

11 –– Nebraska had two interceptions in the game to give the Huskers 11 interceptions through six games, one more than Nebraska recorded in 13 games last season. The Huskers’ first interception was returned for a touchdown by Chris Jones, while Aaron Williams’ fourth-quarter interception sealed the win.

Other Notes...

* Place-kicker Drew Brown connected on a 40-yard field goal to open the scoring. The 40-yarder was Brown’s long field goal of 2016 and his 16th career field goal of 40 yards or more. Brown added a 39-yard field goal to give Nebraska a 27-22 lead with 48 seconds remaining. The field goal was the 40th of his career, making Brown the fourth Husker with 40 career field goals.

* Senior I-back Terrell Newby had 22 carries for 102 yards and one touchdown in the win, marking his second straight 100-yard rushing game and the fourth time in his career he has run for 100 or more yards. On Nebraska’s fourth-quarter drive that resulted in a field goal, Newby carried the ball nine times for 49 yards.

* Nebraska sophomore linebacker Dedrick Young recorded his first career sack, dropping the Indiana quarterback for a three-yard loss in the second quarter. 

* Nebraska sophomore safety Aaron Williams had a 13-yard sack in the third quarter, marking his first career sack. Williams also sealed the win with a fourth-quarter interception, his third interception this season, tying Chris Jones for the team lead.  

* Senior linebacker Josh Banderas recorded a season-high 11 tackles, including matching his season high with one tackle for loss in today’s game. His previous season high was seven tackles against Wyoming.

* Junior safety Kieron Williams tied his career high with 10 tackles against Indiana. Williams also had 10 tackles in the season opener vs. Fresno State.

*Senior tight end Sam Cotton had career highs with three receptions and 37 yards. 

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