The Nebraska Cornhuskers handily beat Florida Atlantic, 55-7. They also set a Big Ten record with 784 total yards as running back Ameer Abdullah rushed for 232 yards.
No. 22 Nebraska blew away Florida Atlantic with a 55-7 victory while setting a Big Ten single-game record with 784 total offensive yards.
Although the Owls tied the Cornhuskers with a touchdown in the first quarter, they failed to score the rest of the game.
Quarterback Jaquez Johnson was held to 61 yards and a touchdown on 6-of-12 passing.
Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. had a solid debut as he threw for 271 yards on 15-of-29 passing with two touchdowns.
Running back Ameer Abdullah established himself as a Heisman candidate by rushing for 232 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.
Terrell Newby added another 107 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, and Armstrong proved to be a legitimate dual threat with 62 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp led the team in receiving with 125 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions, and he made a memorable play that involved catching the ball behind his back. Kenny Bell added another 116 yards on four catches.