Nebraska defeats Wyoming 52-17

Posted: Sports

Courtesy: Associated Press

   LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 377 yards and three touchdowns, Kieron Williams ran back one of Josh Allen’s five interceptions for a score and Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-17 on Saturday.
        The Cornhuskers (2-0) started their 28-point fourth quarter on Armstrong’s perfectly thrown 34-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Westerkamp. Armstrong later flipped a 9-yarder to Westerkamp for his school-record 57th career TD pass.
        Williams ran back an interception 23 yards for a touchdown to put Nebraska up 24-10, but the Cowboys (1-1) answered with a six-play, 76-yard drive to make it a seven-point late in the third quarter.
        Westerkamp caught four balls for 105 yards and Alonzo Moore had three catches for 109.         Allen, who played a turnover-free game in last week’s triple-overtime win over Northern Illinois, accounted for all six Wyoming turnovers. Tanner Gentry had seven catches for 124 yards for his second straight 100-yard receiving game.


    WYOMING: The Cowboys hung with the Huskers for three quarters, but there was no way Wyoming was going to survive six turnovers _ all in the second half. Allen did show flashes, like when he rolled right and threw a perfect strike on a 35-yard pass to Gentry for touchdown on a fourth-and-12 late in the first half.

    NEBRASKA: The Huskers showed much more offensive balance than it did a week ago, but the personal fouls and other penalties continued, which could come back to bite them against better opponents. The defense shut down Wyoming star running back Brian Hill _ good preparation for Oregon’s Royce Freeman next week.


  WYOMING: The Cowboys return home to play UC Davis of the FCS Big Sky Conference for the first time. The teams have a one-game contract, with Wyoming paying a $400,000 guarantee.  

       NEBRASKA: The Huskers play their much-anticipated game against No. 24 Oregon in Lincoln. Mike Riley was 4-10 against the Ducks with his outmanned Oregon State teams (1997-98, 2003-14).