Nebraska sneaks past Rutgers with the help of a run game

Nebraska sneaks past Rutgers with the help of a run game
Posted at 5:58 PM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 19:10:46-04

It didn't look so hot to start, but with a solid helping of the run game Nebraska pulled out a 27-17 win over Rutgers to improve to 2-2.

Devine Ozigbo, the new fan favorite, helped the Huskers' offense find a groove with a career high 24 carries for 101 yards. The Nebraska offensive line got a consistent push up front which allowed the Huskers' running backs to combine for 201 rushing yards.

Tanner Lee had another tough day as he threw two interceptions, one of which was for a touchdown that helped Rutgers gain the lead in the second quarter. Many Nebraska fans figured a change at quarterback was coming, but Lee remained in the game.

Lee finished the game completing just 13 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. 

Freshman JD Spielman was the Huskers leading receiver with five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown. 

Nebraska's defense played well for the most part, despite losing Aaron Williams to a targeting call early in the game. 

The Blackshirts held Rutgers to 194 total yards. The front seven for Nebraska continued to disrupt the run game, allowing just 68 yards on the ground. 

Nebraska native Luke Gifford and safety Antonio Reed (who came in to play after Williams was ejected) led the way for the Blackshirts as each finished with six tackles and an interception. 

Next up for the Huskers is a Friday night battle with Illinois on the road Sept. 29.