Huskers go throwback with FB

Nebraska went throwback on Saturday afternoon, using their fullback as a weapon in the Huskers' 36-28 win over Southern Miss.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska fullback Andy Janovich didn't register a carry in 2013, despite playing in 13 contests. 

On Saturday against Southern Miss, the senior tried to make up it on his few multiple chances. 

Registering six official touches, Janovich recorded 121 yards. A touchdown in the second half was also called back due to penalty. 

"He is a really good football player and had one of the best special teams game I've seen just about ever a week ago," said head coach Mike Riley. "He's just a good all-around player. He's obviously versatile. He can catch. He can run. He'll run down on kicks and he'll block on kick returns. That's what you have to do in the whole coaching world, is utilize the talent you have, and Andy's a good player. I don't know if every game running-wise will work out like that for our fullback, but it certainly was good today."

The former Gretna prep didn't speak with reporters after the career high - it really reflected his career at Nebraska. Janovich has made plenty of holes for Nebraska running backs over the years, including Ameer Abdullah last season. 

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