Nebraska leaves the field after a loss to Wisconsin

Nebraska leaves the field after another tough loss to the hands of Wisconsin, 23-21.

–– Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 129 yards in today’s game to increase his career passing total to 5,161. Armstrong moved up two spots to No. 3 on the NU career passing list in today’s game, surpassing Dave Humm (5,035 yards) and Joe Ganz (5,125 yards) on the career chart. 


55 –– The 55-yard touchdown run by Andy Janovich was Nebraska’s longest scoring play of the 2015 season. It’s also the longest touchdown run by a Nebraska fullback since Tom Rathman scored on an 84-yard run against Colorado on Oct. 26, 1985. Rathman’s run is the 10th-longest touchdown run in school history. 


The Huskers’ previous long scoring play this season was earlier in today’s game, a 41-yard second-quarter touchdown pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. to Alonzo Moore. Prior to today’s game, Nebraska’s longest scoring play of the season was a 22-yard pass from Armstrong to Moore against BYU.


–– Linebacker Marcus Newby recorded four pass breakups in today’s game, tying the Nebraska record for most breakups by a linebacker. Scott Shanle previously had four breakups at Missouri in 2011. 


7–– Nebraska has allowed just seven first-half points in its past three games combined, after a Wisconsin second-quarter touchdown. Nebraska has also allowed a combined total of seven first-half points in its past three home games.


–– Nebraska’s loss marked the Huskers’ first loss in five Big Ten Conference home openers. Wisconsin improved their series advantage to 6-4 with today’s win, including a 4-1 edge in games since Nebraska joined the Big Ten Conference.


–– Nebraska dropped to 2-4 with today’s loss. The Huskers’ four losses have come by a total of 11 points and all four losses have come on the opponent’s final offensive play of the game.


Other Notes...

* Defensive end Ross Dzuris made his first career start in today’s game. With Dzuris earning a starting nod, Nebraska has had 20 different players start on defense through six games this season.


Alonzo Moore’s 41-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter marked the second-longest catch of his career, trailing only a 43-yard reception at Michigan State in 2014.


* Nebraska has allowed a combined 27 first-quarter rushing yards in four games at Memorial Stadium this season.


* Nebraska broke up a season-high 12 passes in today’s game, including four each by Marcus Newby and Joshua Kalu. Nebraska’s previous high was five PBU at Miami.


* Punter Sam Foltz averaged 43.8 yards on nine punts and had two punts of better than 50 yards. Foltz has seven punts of 50 yards or more the past two games. He also pinned Wisconsin at its own 1-yard line in the third quarter of today’s game and has had four punts downed inside the 10-yard line the past two games. 


Jordan Westerkamp caught two passes, pushing his career total to 93, moving him into a tie with Matt Davison for ninth place on the NU career receptions list. In today’s game he broke a tie with Maurice Purify.


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