Nebraska headed East this week to New Jersey playing against Rutgers in week eleven after their last quarter win against Michigan last week. The Husker enter the game at 4-6 and the Scarlet Knights 3-6, this game was a big one in the fact that whoever lost the game their chance of going to a bowl game we no longer an option. Rutgers enter at a three game losing streak on an average of thirty seven points, their leader this season is wide receiver Leonte Carroo who has had nine touchdowns for the season. The driving force for the Huskers are wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp, WR Brandon Reilly, and WR Alonzo Moore(great game player if you can recall from previous posts) who combined have over 1700 yards and 15 touchdowns for the season. This will be the third time that Nebraska and Rutgers will play each other in series history as the Husker won 42-24 last season in Lincoln, this will be the first time Nebraska will play in New Jersey in twenty-one years. The game kicked off at one thirty mountain standard time, the Rutgers won the coin toss and deferred the ball therefore Nebraska received the ball to start the game, ten minutes in and the Big Red is looking good with Carter making the first touchdown and giving Nebraska the lead, within the next eight Nebraska had another touchdown in the books making the score fourteen to nothing with a touchdown pass from Armstrong to Westerkamp all in the first quarter while Rutgers have zero points. Second quarter right off the bat Armstrong throws a forty four yard touchdown pass to Alonzo Moore making the score a twenty-one point lead to the Rutgers who are still at zero, by half time the Blackshirts only allowed one touchdown making it twenty-one to seven at the half, odds are still looking good for the Huskers for the game.
Wide Receiver Jordan Westerkamp Celebrating After His Touchdown
Huskers and Rutgers take to the field after their halftime locker room discussions, and the Rutgers, where the score becomes a twenty-one to fourteen game but, Nebraska came back with the third touchdown pass to Carter(again) changing the score once again to twenty-eight to fourteen, and aided Armstrong in reaching a record with a total of fifty two career passing touchdowns just four shy of obtaining the school record. In the fourth quarter Rutgers are still at fourteen and in the beginning of the fourth quarter Nebraska’s kicker Drew Brown came on the field to kick a forty four yard field goal giving the Huskers a new score of thirty one over the Rutgers. The rest of the game both teams struggled to gain any more points, resulting in a win for the Huskers, which definitely a gain in lifting the spirits of the team, coaches, fans, and everyone else that is associated with Husker Nation. With this being the second to last game before the season things are turning around for Nebraska, and hopefully they will be able to make it to a bowl game this year, just have to wait til next week to find out. Until then… Go Big Red