3 things we learned from win over Nebraska

3 things we learned from win over Nebraska

3 things we learned from win over Nebraska

OR would start the game with the ball.

The Oregon Ducks got their 2017 season off to a blistering start after dropping 77 points in a Week 1 win. The more highly touted passer they signed, Del City (Okla.) High dual-threat product Terry Wilson, actually flipped to OR from Nebraska. Following the game, the team held a unique game ball presentation for the three kids.

But, perhaps, too much confidence. OR turned to Herbert for a spark, starting him in favor of Prukop the next week against Washington. The Huskers answered, though, and got on the board after a 95-yard drive capped off by a 23-yard touchdown pass to De'Mornay Pierson-El.

This game was also a tail of two quarterbacks.

From the whistle signaling the beginning of the first half, a drastically different Nebraska team took the field.

Third-down disparity: The Huskers forced OR into third-and-long situations on each of the hosts' first two possessions, but couldn't get off the field. The Blackshirts also forced a turnover on downs in the second half.

As noted by the Register-Guard, the Ducks allowed only 4.7 yards per pass attempt against Southern Utah on 47 of the team's 48 attempts through the air (a 64-yard touchdown raised the average to 5.5 yards).

After the Ducks put up a gaudy 409 yards of offense in the first half, Nebraska held OR to 157.

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The next play saw Quarterback Tanner Lee throw an interception to Thomas Graham, his second of the day.

Nebraska's new 3-4 defense looked exhausted and confused at times during the first half, but rallied in the second half to make enough plays to secure the victory.

Seeing red: Of an estimated 15,000 Huskers fans in attendance Saturday, the majority took over Autzen Stadium's west end zone, surrounding the OR band and turning the entire end of the stadium red. The Huskers offense, though, went three-and-out and punted to OR, which took possession with 10:10 remaining until halftime. "What are we doing right or wrong?"

Nebraska had a horrendous first half, falling behind, 42-14. If we don't get them, it's hard to win a ballgame.

Riley's only victory at Autzen came in 2007, a 38-31 overtime victory for Oregon State in the Civil War. "I can't believe it, but they're really good players and they had a good start the other night individually". "Just to see them grow, especially defensively as a unit, makes me excited for the future and trusting them in big situations". Defensively, Nebraska football yields 36.0 points and 497.0 total yards, 415.0 in passing and 82.0 in rushing.

"He's a great back", senior linebacker Chris Weber said. "Everybody knows that. Then they go to the play action off of that, and their quarterback can really throw the ball". "We have to tackle a little better". "Jordan and Austin are going to be big-time players for us".

"You're going to have to rely on the character of the team", Riley said.

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