Scores

Final

Nebraska 44

(5-1, 2-0 Big Ten)

Purdue 7

(1-5, 0-2 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, October 12, 2013

Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

1 2 3 4 T
NEB 14 7 9 1444
PUR 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: D. Etling (PUR) - 184 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Abdullah (NEB) - 20 CAR, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Yancey (PUR) - 5 REC, 146 YDS, 1 TD

Ameer Abdullah's 126 yards fuel Cornhuskers' blowout of Purdue

Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ameer Abdullah ran for 126 yards and a touchdown to help Nebraska defeat Purdue 44-7 on Saturday.

Terrell Newby ran for 61 yards and Imani Cross added 56 yards and two touchdowns for the Cornhuskers (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten).

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez sat out with a turf toe injury. Tommy Armstrong Jr. started and completed just 6 of 18 passes for 43 yards with three interceptions. Ron Kellogg III stepped in and completed 10 of 13 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.

Nebraska held Purdue to 216 yards, and the Boilermakers didn't score until the final minute of the game. Purdue ran for just 32 yards on 25 carries.

Danny Etling completed 14 of 35 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in his first career start. DeAngelo Yancey caught five passes for 146 yards and a touchdown for the Boilermakers (1-5, 0-2).

Nebraska scored on its first drive as Armstrong's 3-yard touchdown run put Nebraska ahead 7-0. The Huskers ran for 48 yards on the drive.

Halfway through the first quarter, LeRoy Alexander intercepted a pass by Etling and the Huskers took over on the Purdue 26. On Nebraska's next play, however, Armstrong lobbed an interception to Purdue's Frankie Williams in the end zone.

Kellogg replaced Armstrong at quarterback the following series and converted two third-and-long passes before Cross scored on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, extending Nebraska's lead to 14-0.

Purdue was outgained 117-14 and held without a first down in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste was ejected for targeting after leading with his helmet while making a play against Dalyn Dawkins. On the next play Randy Gregory recovered a Dawkins fumble, setting up a 28-yard touchdown run by Abdullah.

Trailing 21-0, Purdue went for it on fourth-and-3 from its 46 on its first possession of the third quarter, but Rob Henry's pass on a reverse was short.

Nebraska responded with another scoring drive on which Abdullah moved the chains with a tough run on fourth-and-1 and, later, Cross scored from 2 yards out..

Gregory sacked Etling in the end zone, one of five sacks by the Cornhuskers, to increase Nebraska's lead to 30-0.

Etling found Yancey for a 55-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds remaining to finally get Purdue on the board.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEB
PUR
1st Downs2111
Total Yards435216
Passing184184
Rushing25132
Penalties8-757-53
3rd Down Conversions11-213-14
4th Down Conversions2-20-3
Turnovers32
Possession37:1622:44

Passing Leaders

NebraskaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kellogg III10/1314110.810
PurdueC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Etling14/351845.311

Rushing Leaders

NebraskaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abdullah201266.3133
Newby10616.1023
PurdueCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hunt10575.7018
Cottom2147.0010

Receiving Leaders

NebraskaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Enunwa47218.0135
Westerkamp35317.7023
PurdueRECYDSAVGTDLG
Yancey514629.2155
Mikesky3175.707

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEBPUR
TD09:38Tommy Armstrong Jr. 3 Yd Run (Pat Smith Kick) 70
TD00:00Imani Cross 1 Yd Run (Pat Smith Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERNEBPUR
TD07:12Ameer Abdullah 28 Yd Run (Pat Smith Kick) 210
THIRD QUARTERNEBPUR
TD08:31Imani Cross 2 Yd Run (Pat Smith Kick) 280
SF03:53Danny Etling Tackled By Randy Gregory In End Zone 300
FOURTH QUARTERNEBPUR
TD12:47Quincy Enunwa 8 Yd Pass From Ron Kellogg III (Pat Smith Kick) 370
TD00:50King Frazier 3 Yd Run (Pat Smith Kick) 440
TD00:39DeAngelo Yancey 55 Yd Pass From Danny Etling (Paul Griggs Kick) 447