McCoy- Mike Riley Oregon Victory SoundCite
Story by Barney McCoy, NewsNetNebraska
Tommy Armstrong Jr. scored on a 34-yard quarterback draw with 2:29 left, the Nebraska defense held on Oregon’s final series and the Cornhuskers beat the No. 22 Ducks 35-32 on Saturday.
Armstrong converted a fourth-and-9 with a 14-yard pass to Jordan Westerkamp before taking off on his winning run for the Huskers (3-0). Husker’s head coach Mike Riley said he thought the game was a great one.
The Ducks, playing without star running back Royce Freeman since early in the game, made it to midfield on their last possession, failing to convert on fourth down.
Armstrong finished with 95 yards rushing, and completed 17 of 33 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns. Devine Ozigbo also ran for 95 yards. Afterwards, Riley said the game was it was an important game confidence-wise for the Huskers.
Kani Benoit rushed six times for 100 yards to lead the Ducks (2-1), and Dakota Prukop passed for 146 yards and ran for 87. In the end, it wasn’t enough for the Ducks, but Riley said it was an unbelievable day of college footballfor Husker football fans, especially those in Memorial Stadium watching the game.