2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 2004–
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl vs. Georgia, W 24–19
Conference Big Ten Conference
Legends Division
Ranking
Coaches #25
2013 record 9–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Bo Pelini (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Tim Beck (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator John Papuchis (2nd year)
Base defense 4–3 defense
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 87,091)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
#3 Michigan State x   8 0         13 1  
Iowa   5 3         8 5  
Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         8 5  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   1 7         5 7  
Leaders
#12 Ohio State x   8 0         12 2  
#22 Wisconsin   6 2         9 4  
Penn State*   4 4         7 5  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Illinois   1 7         4 8  
Purdue   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Bo Pelini and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Before the season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Scholarship recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Banderas, Josh
LB
Lincoln, NE Southwest 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.65 Apr 12, 0202 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Carter, Cethan
TE/FB
Metairie, LA Rummel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.8 Jan 17, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Collins, Maliek
DT
Kansas City, MO Center 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 285 lb (129 kg) 4.83 Jan 6, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Dixon, Tre’vell
ATH
Baldwin, LA West St. Mary 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.48 Feb 6, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Finnin, Matt
OL
Crete, IL DuPage 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 330 lb (150 kg) N/A Jan 20, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Gerry, Nathan
S/ATH
Sioux Falls, SD Washington 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 4.42 Jun 6, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Gladney, Kevin
WR
Akron, OH Firestone 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.53 Jun 11, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Gregory, Randy
DE
Fishers, IN Ariz. Western 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (100 kg) N/A Nov 1, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Hannon, Zach
OL
Kansas City, MO Rockhurst 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 295 lb (134 kg) N/A Aug 8, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Hart, Greg
TE
Dayton, OH Archbishop Alter 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.63 May 16, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Johnson, Dwayne
OL
Houston, TX Bellaire 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 5.2 Feb 5, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Joseph, Boaz
DB
Weston, FL Cypress Bay 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) N/A Jan 23, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Knevel, David
OT
Brantford Pauline Johnson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 290 lb (130 kg) N/A Dec 18, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Kondolo, Chongo
OL
Carrollton, TX Fresno City CC 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 290 lb (130 kg) N/A Feb 1, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Love, Courtney
LB
Youngstown, OH Cardinal Mooney 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.6 Apr 22, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Martinez, Drake
S/ATH
Laguna Beach, CA Laguna Beach 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.4 Jan 30, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 69
Maurice, Kevin
DT
Orlando, FL Freedom 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) N/A Jan 4, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Miller, Gabriel
LS
Mishawaka, IN Penn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 5.28 Jun 17, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 68
Mixon, Dimarya
DE
Mesquite, TX West Mesquite 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 265 lb (120 kg) N/A Feb 3, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Natter, A.J.
DE
Milton, WI Milton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Apr 16, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Newby, Marcus
LB
North Potomac, MD Quince Orchard 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 4.6 Jul 2, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Newby, Terrell
RB
West Hills, CA Chaminade 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) N/A Jan 9, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Singleton, D.J.
S
Jersey City, NJ St. Peter's Prep 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.46 Aug 21, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Stanton, Johnny
QB
Rancho Santa Fe, CA Santa Margarita 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) N/A Jul 9, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Suttles, Ernest
DE
Tampa, FL Gaither 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (110 kg) N/A Jan 14, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Taylor, Adam
RB
Katy, TX Katy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.5 Nov 17, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 16
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Walk-on recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Ackerman, Jordan
DE/TE
Lincoln, NE Southeast 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.9 Jan 16, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Bellar, Jordan
P
Norfolk, NE Norfolk Catholic 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) N/A Jan 16, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Evans, Erik
TE
Waverly, NE Waverly 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.7 Jan 16, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Fordan, Jack
LB
Frankfort, IL Providence Catholic 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) N/A  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Glaser, Dustin
OL
Flower Mound, TX Flower Mound 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 285 lb (129 kg) N/A Jan 18, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Graeber, Steve
DT
Omaha, NE Millard North 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 250 lb (110 kg) 4.7 Jan 18, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Jordan, Harrison
FB
Omaha, NE Westside 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.9 Jan 25, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Ketter, Connor
TE
Norfolk, NE Norfolk Catholic 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.8 Jan 16, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Kubicek, Landon
OL
Lincoln, NE Southeast 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 290 lb (130 kg) 5.6 Jan 28, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Lewis, Spencer
WR
Papillion, NE Papillion-La Vista 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) N/A Jan 17, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Schumacher, Grant
PK
Lincoln, NE Pius X 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) N/A  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Stovall, Zach
DB
Bellevue, NE Bellevue East 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.46 Jan 17, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Weber, Chris
LB
Omaha, NE Elkhorn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.7 Jan 19, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 16
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM Wyoming* #18 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE BTN W 37–34   91,185
September 7 5:00 PM Southern Miss* #22 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE BTN W 56–13   90,466
September 14 11:00 AM #16 UCLA* #23 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC L 21–41   91,471
September 21 2:30 PM #6 (FCSSouth Dakota State* Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE BTN W 59–20   90,614
October 5 11:00 AM Illinoisdagger Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ESPNU W 39–19   90,458
October 12 11:00 AM at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 44–7   47,203
October 26 11:00 AM at Minnesota #25 TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN ESPN L 23–34   49,995
November 2 2:30 PM Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE BTN W 27–24   91,140
November 9 2:30 PM at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 17–13   112,204
November 16 2:30 PM #16 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC/ESPN2 L 41–28   90,872
November 23 2:30 PM at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN W 23–20 OT  98,517
November 29 11:00 AM Iowa Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Heroes Game) ABC L 17–38   91,260
January 1 11:00 AM vs. #23 Georgia* Everbank FieldJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ESPN2 W 24–19   60,712
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

[1]

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB 8 Abdullah, AmeerAmeer Abdullah Jr
WR 7 Allen, TaariqTaariq Allen So
QB 4 Armstrong Jr., TommyTommy Armstrong Jr. RFr
WR 33 Bailey, ChristianChristian Bailey Fr
WR 21 Balke, AlexAlex Balke Fr
WR 80 Bell, KennyKenny Bell Jr
TE 83 Blum, JaredJared Blum RFr
QB 9 Broekemeier, TysonTyson Broekemeier So
WR 13 Burtch, SamSam Burtch So
TE 11 Carter, CethanCethan Carter Fr
OL 51 Chapek, BrandonBrandon Chapek Sr
OL 68 Cotton, JakeJake Cotton Jr
TE 84 Cotton, SamSam Cotton RFr
OL 67 Criss, ScottScott Criss Sr
IB 32 Cross, ImaniImani Cross So
WR 18 Enunwa, QuincyQuincy Enunwa (C) Sr
TE 49 Evans, ErikErik Evans Fr
WR 88 Evans, TylerTyler Evans Jr
OL 59 Finnin, MattMatt Finnin Jr
TE 42 Foster, TreyTrey Foster RFr
IB 22 Frazier, KingKing Frazier RFr
QB 17 Fyfe, RykerRyker Fyfe RFr
WR 81 Gladney, KevinKevin Gladney Fr
OL 52 Glaser, DustinDustin Glaser Fr
OL 73 Hahn, SamSam Hahn RFr
OL 72 Hannon, ZachZach Hannon Fr
TE 85 Hart, GregGreg Hart Fr
WR 45 Hovey, LaneLane Hovey RFr
WR 15 Jackson, IshmailIshmail Jackson Fr
FB 35 Janovich, AndyAndy Janovich So
OL 79 Johnson Jr., DwayneDwayne Johnson Jr. Fr
FB 38 Jordan, HarrisonHarrison Jordan Fr
QB 12 Kellogg III, RonRon Kellogg III Sr
TE 89 Ketter, ConnorConnor Ketter Fr
OL 77 Knevel, DavidDavid Knevel Fr
OL 70 Kondolo, ChongoChongo Kondolo Jr
OL 53 Kucera, AdamAdam Kucera So
IB 24 Kuzu, MuratMurat Kuzu So
OL 75 Long, ChrisChris Long So
TE 41 Long, JakeJake Long Sr
OL 61 Long, SpencerSpencer Long (C) Sr
QB 3 Martinez, TaylorTaylor Martinez (C) Sr
FB 44 McCann, MitchMitch McCann RFr
WR 2 Moore, AlonzoAlonzo Moore RFr
OL 74 Moudy, MikeMike Moudy Jr
IB 29 Nabity, GrahamGraham Nabity RFr
IB 39 Nelson, JordanJordan Nelson RFr
IB 34 Newby, TerrellTerrell Newby Fr
OL 54 Painter, RobbyRobby Painter RFr
OL 56 Pelini, MarkMark Pelini Jr
OL 62 Pensick, ColeCole Pensick Sr
TE 40 Pirman, MaxMax Pirman So
OL 78 Price, GivensGivens Price So
OL 76 Qvale, BrentBrent Qvale Sr
OL 65 Reeves, RyneRyne Reeves So
WR 87 Reilly, BrandonBrandon Reilly RFr
OL 63 Rodriguez, AndrewAndrew Rodriguez Sr
OL 71 Sirles, JeremiahJeremiah Sirles Sr
QB 5 Stanton, JohnnyJohnny Stanton Fr
OL 57 Sterup, ZachZach Sterup So
TE 86 Sutton, DavidDavid Sutton So
IB 28 Taylor, AdamAdam Taylor Fr
OL 55 Thurston, PaulPaul Thurston RFr
WR 10 Turner, JamalJamal Turner Jr
OL 66 Utter, DylanDylan Utter RFr
WR 1 Westerkamp, JordanJordan Westerkamp RFr
OL 58 Whitaker, CoreyCorey Whitaker RFr
QB 16 Williams, EvanEvan Williams RFr
WR 82 Wullenwaber, TylerTyler Wullenwaber Jr
WR 30 Wynne Jr., RichardRichard Wynne Jr. So
FB 31 Zimmerer, C.J.C.J. Zimmerer Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 80 Ackerman, JordanJordan Ackerman Fr
LB 33 Afalava, JaredJared Afalava RFr
S 18 Alexander, LeRoyLeRoy Alexander RFr
LB 13 Anderson, ZaireZaire Anderson Jr
DE 9 Ankrah, JasonJason Ankrah Sr
DE 47 Ashburn, WalkerWalker Ashburn Jr
LB 52 Banderas, JoshJosh Banderas Fr
DT 7 Collins, MaliekMaliek Collins Fr
S 6 Cooper, CoreyCorey Cooper Jr
DT 96 Curry, AaronAaron Curry So
CB 23 Davie, DanielDaniel Davie So
DE 88 Dzuris, RossRoss Dzuris RFr
CB 17 Evans, CianteCiante Evans (C) Sr
CB 31 Felici, JoeyJoey Felici Jr
LB 57 Fordon, JackJack Fordon Fr
CB 30 Foster, DerekDerek Foster Jr
DE 95 Gangwish, JackJack Gangwish So
LB 25 Gerry, NathanNathan Gerry Fr
DT 58 Graeber, SteveSteve Graeber Fr
DB 11 Green, AndrewAndrew Green Sr
DE 44 Gregory, RandyRandy Gregory So
DT 99 Guy, JayJay Guy Jr
S 21 Jackson, CharlesCharles Jackson So
S 1 Jackson, HarveyHarvey Jackson Jr
S 29 Jameson, SethSeth Jameson Sr
CB 16 Jean-Baptiste, StanleyStanley Jean-Baptiste Sr
DL 50 Johns, GarretGarret Johns RFr
DB 12 Joseph, BoazBoaz Joseph Fr
LB 51 Love, CourtneyCourtney Love Fr
DB 36 Martinez, DrakeDrake Martinez Fr
DT 55 Maurice, KevinKevin Maurice Fr
DE 90 McMullen, GregGreg McMullen RFr
CB 5 Mitchell, JoshJosh Mitchell Jr
DE 94 Moss, AveryAvery Moss RFr
DE 45 Natter, A.J.A.J. Natter Fr
LB 3 Newby, MarcusMarcus Newby Fr
DT 69 Nickens, BrodrickBrodrick Nickens Sr
DT 48 Okuyemi, TobiTobi Okuyemi Jr
DT 53 Randle, ThadThad Randle Sr
DL 97 Rath, LoganLogan Rath RFr
S 19 Richards, WilWil Richards Sr
CB 22 Ridder, AnthonyAnthony Ridder So
LB 43 Roach, TrevorTrevor Roach Jr
CB 14 Rose, JonathanJonathan Rose So
LB 15 Rose, MichaelMichael Rose RFr
LB 41 Santos, DavidDavid Santos So
CB 4 Seisay, MohammedMohammed Seisay Sr
LB 56 Simpson, BradBrad Simpson RFr
DB 8 Singleton, D.J.D.J. Singleton Fr
LB 59 Starkebaum, ColbyColby Starkebaum Sr
DB 26 Stovall, ZachZach Stovall Fr
DT 98 Valentine, VincentVincent Valentine RFr
DE 91 Vestal, DonovanDonovan Vestal Jr
LB 49 Weber, ChrisChris Weber Fr
LB 24 Williams, AustinAustin Williams Jr
DT 92 Williams, KevinKevin Williams So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 98 Bellar, JordanJordan Bellar Fr
PK 37 Bondi, MauroMauro Bondi So
P/WR 27 Foltz, SamSam Foltz RFr
PK 95 Lindsay, SpencerSpencer Lindsay RFr
LS 91 Miller, GabrielGabriel Miller Fr
LS 97 Rotherham, JosephJoseph Rotherham So
PK 47 Schumacher, GrantGrant Schumacher Fr
PK 94 Smith, PatPat Smith Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tim Beck
       3rd season as OC/QB coach
       6th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: UCF
  • John Papuchis
       2nd season as DC coach
       6th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Virginia Tech
  • Ron Brown
       3rd season as RB coach
       23rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Barney Cotton
       1st season as AHC/TE coach
       7th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Ross Els
       3rd season as LB coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska-Omaha
  • Rich Fisher
       3rd season as WR coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Colorado
  • John Garrison
       1st season as OL coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Rick Kaczenski
       2nd season as DL coach
       2nd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Notre Dame
  • James Dobson
       6th season as S&C coach
       6th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Wisconsin
  • Terry Joseph
       2nd season as Sec coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Northwestern State

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 3, 2013

Game notes[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

This was the Cowboys' first visit to Lincoln since 1994, when Nebraska defeated the Cowboys 42–32 en route to a national championship. The two teams last played in 2011, when Nebraska defeated the Cowboys 38–14 in Laramie. In the week leading up to the game, Pelini handed out seven Blackshirts to his defense. This was the first time during Pelini's tenure that he has handed them out prior to the start of the season.[2] In the game, both Ameer Abdullah and Imani Cross rushed for more than 100 yards. Despite the victory, the Nebraska defense allowed Wyoming to accumulate 602 yards of offense, the second-most allowed ever by Nebraska in a win.[3] With Nebraska's victory they now lead the all time series 7–0.

NebraskaWyomingFootball2013.jpg
Wyoming at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Wyoming 7 7 7 13 34
#18 Nebraska 10 7 14 6 37


Southern Miss[edit]

The Huskers hosted the Golden Eagles for the second straight year, with the Huskers winning 49–20 in 2012. This game was originally scheduled to be hosted by Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, but the game was sold back to Lincoln to make more money for the visiting team after considering playing the game in New Orleans or Kansas City. Following this year's win, Nebraska now leads the series 4–1. USM won in Lincoln in 2004.

Southern Miss at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 3 3 7 0 13
#22 Nebraska 21 14 14 7 56
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 5:00 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 90,466
  • Game weather: Clear, 86°F, Wind NNE@17mph
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (BTN): Paul Burmeister, Eric Crouch, Damon Benning


UCLA[edit]

The UCLA Bruins traveled to Memorial Stadium for the first time since a 49–21 loss in 1994. This was the second game in a home-home series, with the Bruins winning in Pasadena 36–30 in 2012. Nebraska led 21–3 midway through the second quarter before UCLA scored a touchdown before halftime. In the third quarter, UCLA scored 28 straight points to take a 38–21 lead against Nebraska before adding a field goal late in the game. With UCLA's win in this game the all time series is now tied 6–6. Nebraska wore alternate uniforms in this game created by Adidas. Also, this game currently holds the record for the highest attendance in Memorial Stadium with 91,471.[6]

UCLA at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
#16 UCLA 3 7 28 3 41
#23 Nebraska 14 7 0 0 21
  • Date: September 14
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 11:07 AM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 91,471
  • Game weather: Sunny, 68°F, Wind S@11-17mph
  • Referee: Michael Batlan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake


South Dakota State[edit]

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits made their third trip ever to Lincoln, falling to the Huskers previously in 1963 and 2010. After trailing 17–14, Nebraska scored 38 straight points en route to a 59–20 win over South Dakota State. The Huskers amassed 645 yards of total offense with 310 yards passing and 335 rushing, the first time in school history that Nebraska broke the 300-yard barrier in both rushing and passing. Starting quarterback Taylor Martinez sat out this game with a turf toe injury, so backups Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III took his place. Tommy Armstrong went 12-of-15 for 169 yards with a TD in the win, while teammate Ron Kellog was 8-of-9 for 136 yards and a 1 TD of his own. Ameer Abdullah was the top Husker rusher with 139 yards and a TD on 15 carries while Imani Cross added 60 yards rushing and 2 TDs on 10 carries. Quincy Enunwa was the top receiving target with 6 catches for 78 yards, while Tyler Wullenwaber added 47 yards and a TD on two catches. For SDSU, Austin Sumner was 19-of-29 for 238 yards with 2 INTs. Zach Zenner had 21 carries for 202 yards, the 10th most individual rushing yards ever allowed by the Huskers, and 2 TDs. Cam Jones had 6 catches for 68 yards in the loss.

TommyArmstrongFirstStart.jpg
South Dakota State at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
South Dakota State 17 0 0 3 20
• Nebraska 14 24 14 7 59
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 2:42 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:11
  • Game attendance: 90,614
  • Game weather: Sunny, 74°F, Wind: S@13 mph
  • Referee: Todd Geerlings
  • TV announcers (BTN): Paul Burmeister, Eric Crouch, Damon Benning


Illinois[edit]

Illinois made their first trip to Memorial Stadium since 1985. This was the first year of back to back trips to Lincoln for the Fighting Illini. Following this win the Huskers now lead the all time series 8–2–1.

Illinois at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 0 5 7 7 19
• Nebraska 14 9 13 3 39
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 11:02 AM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:24
  • Game attendance: 90,458
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 45°F, Wind: WSW@26 mph
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Tom Hart, John Congemi


Purdue[edit]

This was the second meeting ever between the schools. Purdue won the only other meeting 28–0, in 1958 in West Lafayette. Purdue scored in the final minute of the game to avoid being shutout in a 44–7 Nebraska win. Nebraska's defense held Purdue to 216 total yards of offense while recording five sacks and forcing a pair of turnovers. The Boilermakers gained just 32 yards rushing in the contest. Nebraska gained 435 total yards with 184 through the air and 251 on the ground. Ron Kellogg III was the top passer for the Huskers, going 10-of-13 for 141 yards and a TD. Ameer Abdullah added 126 yards rushing on 20 carries with a TD and Quincy Enunwa was the top Husker receiver with four catches for 72 yards and a score. David Santos led the Huskers in tackles with five while Randy Gregory had two sacks and a fumble recovery.

Nebraska at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 14 7 9 14 44
Purdue 0 0 0 7 7


Minnesota[edit]

Nebraska and Minnesota met for the 54th time in a series that began in 1900. Nebraska has played Minnesota more times than any other Big Ten Conference member. Coming into the game the Golden Gophers led the all-time series 29–22–2, but Nebraska had won the last 16 games in the series, including the last two since joining the Big Ten Conference.

In the game, after jumping out to a 10–0 lead, Minnesota used its run game to beat Nebraska for the first time since 1960, ending a streak of 16 straight losses to the Huskers. The Gophers outgained the Huskers in total offense 430–328 and gained 271 yards on the ground. The game saw the return of Taylor Martinez to the starting lineup. He went 16-of-30 for 139 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Ameer Abdullah added 165 yards rushing on 19 carries in the loss.

Nebraska at Minnesota
1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Nebraska 10 3 7 3 23
Minnesota 7 10 10 7 34


Northwestern[edit]

This was the third straight year as Big 10 members against each other, with Northwestern winning 28–25 in 2011 and Nebraska winning in 2012, 29–28.

Jordan Westerkamp caught a tipped hail mary pass in the end zone as time expired from Ron Kellogg III to give Nebraska a 27–24 win over the Northwestern Wildcats. The Huskers outgained the Wildcats in the contest 472 yards to 326. Tommy Armstrong was 15-of-29 for 173 yards with 1 TD and 3 INTs in the win. Ameer Abdullah had 127 yards rushing on 24 carries and Jordan Westerkamp had four catches for 104 yards and a TD. Nebraska moves to 5–2 all-time against Northwestern.

The aftermath of the Hail Mary
Northwestern at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern 14 7 0 3 24
• Nebraska 7 7 7 6 27
  • Date: November 2
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 2:42 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:39
  • Game attendance: 91,140
  • Game weather: Sunny, 55°F, Wind: WNW@6–20 mph
  • Referee: Mike Cannon
  • TV announcers (BTN): Eric Collins, Chuck Long, Jon Jansen


Michigan[edit]

Nebraska mounted a late fourth quarter drive to win 17–13, tying the all-time series with Michigan at 4–4–1. The loss snaps a 19-game home winning streak under coach Brady Hoke at Michigan Stadium. The Huskers scored the first 10 points of the game in the first quarter, then Michigan scored the next 13 before Nebraska would come back with the game-winning touchdown with just over two minutes left in the game. The Huskers outgained the Wolverines in total offense 273 yards to 175 while holding Michigan to minus-21 yards rushing in the contest. Tommy Armstrong was 11-of-19 for 139 yards with a TD, Ameer Abdullah had 27 carries for 105 yards with one rushing and one receiving TD and Quincy Enunwa had 7 catches for 69 yards to lead the Huskers offensively. Defensively, Randy Gregory came up with three sacks of Michigan QB Devin Gardner to lead a Blackshirt defense that produced seven sacks on the day.

Nebraska at Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 10 0 0 7 17
Michigan 0 3 7 3 13
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 3:36 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 112,204
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, Mid 50s, Wind: SW@15–25 mph
  • Referee: John O'Neil
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake


Michigan State[edit]

Michigan State, previously 0–7 against Nebraska, won their first ever game in the series with a 41–28 win over the Huskers. Nebraska outgained the Spartans in total offense 392 yards to 361 but was unable to overcome five turnovers, which resulted in 24 Michigan State points. MSU also held an advantage in time of possession at 38:37 to 21:23. Ameer Abdullah was the first runner this season to gain 100 yards on the Spartans, the number one ranked defense in the country coming into the game, with 123 yards on 22 carries.

Michigan State at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
• #16 Michigan State 10 10 7 14 41
Nebraska 7 0 14 7 28
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 2:37 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:36
  • Game attendance: 90,872
  • Game weather: Sunny, 64°F, Wind SW@12–28
  • Referee: Don Capron
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake


Penn State[edit]

Nebraska was able to convert a field goal in overtime to give Nebraska a 23–20 win on the road over the Nittany Lions. The Huskers tied the game at 20–20 late in the fourth quarter on a 19-yard field goal by Pat Smith to force overtime. Penn State missed a 37-yard attempt in their overtime period while Smith connected on a 42-yarder for the win. Nebraska was outgained in total offense by Penn State 387 to 360 yards. Ron Kellogg III was 20-of-34 for 191 yards with a TD. Ameer Abdullah had 25 carries for 147 yards rushing and the receiving corps was led by Jordan Westerkamp with five catches for 62 yards and Quincy Enunwa who had three catches for 42 yards and a TD.

Nebraska at Penn State
1 2 3 4 OT Total
• Nebraska 0 7 10 3 3 23
Penn State 6 0 7 7 0 20
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Game start: 3:42 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 98,517
  • Game weather: Cold, Cloudy, 37°F, Wind W@16–24 mph
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV announcers (BTN): Eric Collins, Chuck Long, Jon Jansen


Iowa[edit]

Meeting for the Heroes Trophy. Following the Husker's loss Nebraska now leads the series by a mark of 28–13–3.

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Iowa at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 7 7 10 14 38
Nebraska 0 3 7 7 17
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 11:07 AM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:24
  • Game attendance: 91,260
  • Game weather: Sunny, 33°F, Wind S@15
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (ABC): Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich


Gator Bowl[edit]

This year's Gator Bowl was a rematch of last year's Capital One Bowl that was won by Georgia. The Huskers led the entire contest en route to a 24-19 victory. UGA outgained Nebraska in total offense 416 to 307 but committed one more turnover. Nebraska was led by Tommy Armstrong who went 6-of-14 for 163 yards with two TDs and one INT. Included in that performance was a school-record 99 yard TD pass to Quincy Enunwa in the third quarter. Ameer Abdullah had 27 carries for 122 yards and a TD, his 11th 100-yard rushing performance of the season. Enunwa led in the receiving department with four catches for 129 yards and two TDs. For his efforts, Quincy Enunwa was named Gator Bowl MVP.

Nebraska vs. Georgia
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 0 10 14 0 24
#23 Georgia 0 9 3 7 19


Individual honors[edit]

Big Ten Players of the Week[edit]

  • Week 6 – Ameer Abdullah (Offensive Player of the Week)
  • Week 10 – Jordan Westerkamp (Freshman of the Week)
  • Week 11 – Randy Gregory (Defensive Player of the Week)
  • Week 11 – Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Freshman of the Week)
  • Week 13 – Pat Smith (Special Teams Player of the Week)

Big Ten All-Conference honors[edit]

All-Conference selections[18]

All-Americans[edit]

  • Ameer Abdullah (Associated Press – Third Team; Sports Illustrated – Honorable Mention; Phil Steele – Third Team)
  • Spencer Long (CBS Sports – Third Team)

Academic All-Americans[edit]

  • Spencer Long (First Team)
  • Jake Long (Second Team)
  • C.J. Zimmerer (Second Team)

Nebraska team awards[edit]

Year-end annual team awards:[19]

  • Team MVP: Ameer Abdullah
  • Offensive MVP: Quincy Enunwa
  • Defensive MVP: Randy Gregory
  • Special Teams MVP: Pat Smith
  • Offensive Captains: Quincy Enunwa, Spencer Long, Taylor Martinez, Ameer Abdullah
  • Defensive Captains: Jason Ankrah, Ciante Evans
  • Chamberlain Trophy: Jeremiah Sirles (Senior player that lives up to Cornhusker tradition)
  • Novak Trophy: Ron Kellogg III (Senior player who exemplifies courage despite all odds)
  • Fischer Native Son Award: Cole Pensick (Senior Nebraska native player)
  • Bobby Reynolds Award: Jake Long
  • Lifter of the Year: Ameer Abdullah
  • Walk-On of the Year: Sam Burtch
  • Offensive Scout Team MVP: Adam Taylor
  • Defensive Scout Team MVP: Courtney Love
  • Character Award: Taariq Allen, Mike Moudy, Scott Criss
  • Pat Clare Award: Taariq Allen
  • Husker Heart Award: Brandon Chapek

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 18 22 23 RV RV RV RV RV 25 NR NR RV RV RV NR NR RV 
Coaches' 18 19 15 RV RV 25 24 21 21 RV RV RV RV RV NR RV 25 
Harris Not released 23 23 RV RV RV RV RV NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released 24 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Notes[edit]

  • September 14, 2013 – A record crowd of 91,471 attended the game against UCLA[20]

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External links[edit]

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