Huskers dominate against Wyoming

  • Nebraska players enter Memorial Stadium before defeating Wyoming 52-17 on Sept. 10. Photo: Becca Mann, NewsNetNebraska

Story and photos by Becca Mann, NewsNetNebraska

For the second straight week, the Nebraska football team dominated against opponents at Memorial Stadium. Saturday’s matchup against Wyoming produced a 52-17 win in a dominant fourth quarter.

The Huskers started strong with a 17-0 first half lead before Wyoming secured a touchdown just before halftime. In the third quarter, the Cowboys were able to cut the lead to 24-17, but that was the end of scoring for Wyoming. Nebraska powered through the fourth quarter with a 28-0 run over 10 minutes of play.

Nebraska has outscored opponents 50-0 in the fourth quarters this season after a 22-0 run against Fresno State last weekend.

Saturday’s game proved a career day for multiple Huskers starting with quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. With 377 passing yards, he added to a 7,176 career total becoming the second player in school history to pass the 7,000-yard mark.

In addition, Armstrong Jr.’s three touchdown passes pushed him past Taylor Martinez to become the career leader in that category. On Saturday, he secured his 57th touchdown pass to surpass Martinez’s previous record of 56.

Senior receiver Alonzo Moore also had a career game with three receptions for 109 yards. This was the second-straight week Moore recorded a career day after bettering his 92 yards against last week’s opponent Fresno State.

Saturday marked the eighth time Nebraska took on Wyoming and now holds a 8-0 all-time record against the Cowboys. Seven of those matchups have taken place in Lincoln.

The Huskers will wrap up a season-opening three-game home stand next weekend against Oregon before traveling for their first road game of the season against Northwestern.


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