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2015 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team
2015 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 2004-
Foster Farms Bowl champion
Foster Farms Bowl, W 37-29 vs. UCLA
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionWest Division
2015 record6-7 (3-5 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDanny Langsdorf (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMark Banker (1st season)
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 86,047)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 6 Michigan State xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 4 Ohio State x   7 1         12 1  
No. 12 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
Penn State   4 4         7 6  
Indiana   2 6         6 7  
Rutgers   1 7         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 9 Iowa xy   8 0         12 2  
No. 23 Northwestern   6 2         10 3  
No. 21 Wisconsin   6 2         10 3  
Nebraska   3 5         6 7  
Minnesota   2 6         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         5 7  
Purdue   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Michigan State 16, Iowa 13
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by first-year head coach Mike Riley and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. They were members of the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.

Nebraska struggled with many close losses in the 2015 season and finished the regular season with a 5-7 overall record, but was able to hand a playoff-bound and Big Ten champion Michigan State team their only loss of the regular season. Nebraska still qualified for a bowl game, one of three teams to do so with a 5-7 record (the others being in-conference rival Minnesota and San Jose State). This was due to the lack of six-wins teams to fill the 80 bowl slots in the FBS and because of their APR score in relation to other FBS teams that also had a 5-7 record.[1] The Huskers took on the UCLA Bruins in the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, California and won 37-29 to end the season with a 6-7 record.

Before the season

Recruiting

Scholarship recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40? Commit date
Alston, Lavan
WR
Ventura, CA St. Bonaventure 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 4.43
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Anderson, Avery
CB
Colorado Springs, CO Pine Creek 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Barnett, Jalin
OG
Lawton, OK Lawton 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 303 lb (137 kg) 5.2
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Barry, Mohamed
LB
Loganville, GA Grayson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.50
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Davis, Alex
DE
West Palm Beach, FL Dwyer 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Davis, Carlos
DT
Blue Springs, MO Blue Springs 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Davis, Khalil
DT
Blue Springs, MO Blue Springs 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Decker, Michael
OG
Omaha, NE Omaha North 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 288 lb (131 kg) 5.3
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Ferguson, Tyrin
LB
New Orleans, LA Edna Karr 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Gaylord, Christian
OT
Baldwin City, KS Baldwin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 290 lb (130 kg) 5.1
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Lee, Eric
CB
Highlands Ranch, CO Valor Christian 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 184 lb (83 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Morgan Jr., Stanley
WR
New Orleans, LA St. Augustine 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Neal, DaiShon
DE
Omaha, NE Omaha Central 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 4.8
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Ober, Jordan
LS
Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.8
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Ozigbo, Devine
RB
Sachse, TX Sachse 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.7
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Reed, Antonio
S
Southaven, MS Southaven 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.5
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Snyder, Matt
TE
San Ramon, CA California 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 245 lb (111 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Stevenson, Jordan
RB
Dallas, TX South Oak Cliff 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 210 lb (95 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Talan, Adrienne
LB
Pembroke Pines, FL Flanagan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.5
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 72
Williams, Aaron
S
Atlanta, GA Carver 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Young, Dedrick
RB
Peoria, AZ Centennial 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 220 lb (100 kg) -
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 33   Rivals: 31  ESPN: 31
  • ? Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Yahoo Sports: Rivals.com 2015 Nebraska Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "Scout.com 2015 Nebraska Commitments". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "ESPN 2015 Nebraska Commitments". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015.

Walk-on recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Anderson, Fyn
OT
Lincoln, NE Lincoln Southeast 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 247 lb (112 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Brugmann, Jared
LB
Gretna, NE Gretna 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Cleveland, Brody
LB
Ogallala, NE Ogallala 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Hemphill, Austin
FB
Gretna, NE Gretna 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 220 lb (100 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Karel, Reid
QB
Seward, NE Seward 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Johnson, Noah
RB
Sutton, NE Sutton 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Mazour, Wyatt
ATH
Albion, NE Boone Central 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Weinmaster, Jacob
LB
Loveland, CO Loveland 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Young, Conor
ATH
Cozad, NE Cozad 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 52:30 p.m.BYU*ABCL 28-3389,959[2]
September 127:00 p.m.South Alabama*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
BTNW 48-989,822[3]
September 192:30 p.m.at Miami (FL)*ABC/ESPN2L 33-36 OT53,580[4]
September 2611:00 a.m.Southern Miss*dagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ESPNewsW 36-2889,899[5]
October 33:00 p.m.at IllinoisBTNL 13-1440,138[6]
October 102:30 p.m.Wisconsin
ABC/ESPN2L 21-2389,886[7]
October 172:30 p.m.at MinnesotaESPN2W 48-2554,062[8]
October 2411:00 a.m.Northwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ESPN2L 28-3089,493[9]
October 3111:00 a.m.at PurdueESPNUL 45-5531,351[10]
November 76:00 p.m.No. 6 Michigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ESPNW 39-3890,094[11][12]
November 142:30 p.m.at RutgersBTNW 31-1445,606[13]
November 272:30 p.m.No. 3 Iowa
ABCL 20-2890,830[14]
December 268:15 p.m.UCLA*ESPNW 37-2933,527[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[16]

Roster and coaching staff

Game summaries

BYU

BYU at Nebraska
1 234Total
BYU 7 1709 33
Nebraska 14 0140 28
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
First meeting

BYU snapped Nebraska's 29 game season-opening winning streak on a last-second 42-yard Hail Mary pass from backup quarterback Tanner Mangum to Mitch Mathews. This was Nebraska's first season opening loss since 1985. BYU outgained Nebraska in total offense 511 yards to 445 yards. Nebraska was led by Tommy Armstrong who went 24-of-41 through the air for 319 yards with three touchdown passes and 1 interception. Terrell Newby was the team's leading rusher with 46 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown and Jordan Westerkamp was the top Husker receiver with seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Taysom Hill was 21-of-34 for 268 yards with a touchdown and an interception before being knocked out of the game. His backup, Tanner Mangum was 7-of-11 for 111 yards with the game-winning hail mary touchdown pass. Hill was the leading Cougar rusher with 83 yards and two scores and Nick Kurtz was the top BYU receiver with five catches for 123 yards.

South Alabama

South Alabama at Nebraska
1 234Total
South Alabama 0 036 9
• Nebraska 14 10717 48
  • Date: September 12
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Lincoln, NE
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 89,822
  • Game weather: 69 degrees, Wind: SE @ 4 mph, clear
  • Referee: Todd Geerlings
  • TV announcers (BTN): Eric Collins, Glen Mason, Rick Pizzo
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
First meeting

Nebraska used a balanced offensive effort and a stingy defense to put together four solid quarters of football in a 48-9 victory over South Alabama on Saturday night. Junior I-Back Terrell Newby raced to career highs with 28 carries for 198 yards and two touchdowns on the night, he also hauled in two catches for 38 yards and another score in the win. Tommy Armstrong was 21-of-30 for 270 yards and two scores. Nebraska totaled 561 yards of offense in the game with 258 yards on the ground and 303 in the air. The Huskers held South Alabama to 332 total yards, with 313 through the air and limiting the Jaguars to just 19 total yards rushing.

Miami (FL)

Nebraska at Miami (FL)
1 234OTTotal
Nebraska 0 37230 33
• Miami 17 31033 36
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
6-5 September 20, 2014 Nebraska, 41-31

Tommy Armstrong Jr. and the Huskers orchestrated a fourth-quarter comeback, erasing a 23-point deficit in the final 8:36 of regulation, but Miami escaped with a 36-33 overtime win on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. Trailing 33-10 after Miami's Michael Badgley connected on his fourth field goal of the game. Armstrong led Nebraska to 23 unanswered points to send the game to overtime tied at 33. Nebraska's comeback included a trio of fourth quarter touchdown passes from Armstrong to Alonzo Moore, Brandon Reilly and Stanley Morgan Jr., and a pair of two point conversion passes to Jordan Westerkamp and Cethan Carter. In overtime Armstrong opened the extra period with an interception on the first play. Miami took over and kicked a 28-yard field goal to end the game. Armstrong ended the day going 21-of-45 for 309 yards with 4 TDs and 3 INTs. Terrell Newby was the top Husker rusher with 14 carries for 82 yards and Jordan Westerkamp led Nebraska's receivers with five catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. The Huskers gained 462 yards in the game and allowed 511 to the Hurricanes. Nebraska fell to 1-2 for the first time since 1981.

Southern Miss

Southern Miss at Nebraska
1 234Total
Southern Miss 0 0721 28
• Nebraska 10 1277 36
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Lincoln, NE
  • Game start: 11:01 AM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:40
  • Game attendance: 89,899
  • Game weather: 69 degrees, Wind ENE @ 2 mph, Sunny, Clear
  • Referee: Tim O'Dey
  • TV announcers (ESPNews): Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
4-1 September 7, 2013 Nebraska, 56-13

Tommy Armstrong, Drew Brown, Andy Janovich, Brandon Reilly and Jordan Westerkamp all produced career days to lead Nebraska to a 36-28 win over Southern Miss on Homecoming at Memorial Stadium. Brown tied an NCAA record by kicking five field goals in the first half to help Nebraska jump to a 22-0 halftime lead. He also tied the Memorial Stadium record for field goals made in a game. Westerkamp notched a career-high with 11 receptions for 118 yards and Reilly notched a career-high with 112 yards. Andy Janovich notched career highs rushing and receiving from the fullback position and Tommy Armstrong notched a career-high with 431 yards of total offense. The Husker defense for the fourth game this year allowed 300+ yards passing as Southern Miss threw for over 400 yards. The Golden Eagles mounted a comeback in the second half, but came up short as the Huskers held on for the 36-28 win to end the non-conference season.

Illinois

Nebraska at Illinois
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 1030 13
• Illinois 0 0014 14
  • Sources:*Sources:[21]
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
9-2-1 September 27, 2014 Nebraska, 45-14

For the fourth time in five contests, the outcome of Nebraska's game was not decided until the opponent's final offensive play, and for the third time, Nebraska walked away on the short end of the stick with a 14-13 loss to Illinois to open the Big Ten season. The game was decided on a one-yard touchdown pass from Wes Lunt to Geronimo Allison with 10 seconds remaining to complete the Illini's 13-point fourth quarter deficit. Nebraska gained 292 yards on the day, and allowed 382 yards. Tommy Armstrong had his worst passing day of the year, going 10-of-31 for 105 yards with an interception in the loss. Linebacker Chris Weber led the Blackshirts with a career-high 17 tackles, with three tackles for loss.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin at Nebraska
Freedom Trophy
1 234Total
Wisconsin 0 7313 23
Nebraska 0 1407 21
  • Date: October 10
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Lincoln, NE
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:26
  • Game attendance: 89,886
  • Game weather: 76 degrees, Wind SSW @ 7-10 mph, Sunny
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan
  • Sources:*Sources:[22]
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
4-5 November 15, 2014 Wisconsin, 59-24

For the fourth time this season, Nebraska lost a game in the final seconds on the opponent's last offensive possession as Wisconsin kicked a 46-yard field goal with 0:04 remaining to seal a 23-21 win in Lincoln. With the loss, Nebraska drops to 2-4 for the first time since 1959. It is the seventh time in the last eight Nebraska games that the final outcome has been decided by a single score. Wisconsin outgained the Huskers 469 yards (147 rush, 322 pass) to 325 yards (196 rush, 129 pass). Tommy Armstrong was 11-of-28 for 129 yards with a touchdown pass. Andy Janovich had three carries for 59 yards and a touchdown and Terrell Newby had 15 carries for 59 yards to lead the rushers, while Tommy Armstrong had 50 yards on eight carries and a score. Alonzo Moore was the top receiver with one catch for 41 yards and the touchdown. Byerson Cockrell lead the team in tackles with 10.

Minnesota

Nebraska at Minnesota
$5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
1 234Total
• Nebraska 14 10717 48
Minnesota 7 7011 25
  • Sources:*Sources:[23]
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
22-31-2 November 22, 2014 Minnesota, 28-24

Nebraska clinched their first Big Ten victory under Mike Riley with a 48-25 win over Minnesota in Minneapolis. Nebraska jumped to a 17-7 lead and then scored 21 unanswered to secure the win. Tommy Armstrong was 18-of-26 for 261 yards and had eight carries for 38 yards to lead the Huskers. Terrell Newby rushed 13 times for 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win with the Huskers gaining 464 total yards of offense while Blackshirts held Minnesota to 366 yards and forced three turnovers.

Northwestern

Northwestern at Nebraska
1 234Total
Northwestern 7 10310 30
Nebraska 5 779 28
  • Date: October 24
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Lincoln, NE
  • Game start: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 89,493
  • Game weather: Sunny, 53 degrees, Wind WNW @ 15 mph
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcattera
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
6-2 October 18, 2014 Nebraska, 38-17

In another game that went down to the wire, Nebraska watched a two-point conversion attempt fall incomplete with 4:23 left, allowing Northwestern to escape Memorial Stadium with a 30-28 win. With Nebraska's fifth loss of the season by five or fewer points, the Huskers slip to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten. Nebraska's five losses have come by a total of 13 points. Nebraska outgained Northwestern in total offense 373 yards (291 pass, 82 rush) to 333 yards (177 pass, 156 rush). Tommy Armstrong was 24-of-48 for 291 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT in the loss. Terrell Newby was the top rusher with 16 carries for 53 yards and Jordan Westerkamp the top receiver with five catches for 92 yards.

Purdue

Nebraska at Purdue
1 234Total
Nebraska 3 6729 45
Purdue 7 142113 55
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
2-1 November 1, 2014 Nebraska, 35-14

Nebraska turned the ball over five times and suffered a 55-45 loss to Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Huskers slipped to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten. Ryker Fyfe made his first career start at quarterback in place of injured starter Tommy Armstrong and threw for 407 yards and four touchdowns despite also throwing four interceptions and losing one fumble. The five turnovers were converted into 28 points by the Boilermakers. The Huskers were also without receivers Alonzo Moore and De'Moarnay Pierson-El and running back Terrell Newby to injury as well. Nebraska outgained Purdue in total offense with 484 total yards compared to Purdue's 457 yards. Nebraska rallied with 29 fourth quarter points, the second-best point total in the quarter in school history, trailing only 30 points scored at Hawaii in December 1982. Jordan Westerkamp hauled in nine passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in the loss to help lead the Huskers. The loss marked the 1st time in Huskers football history that they lost 6 games before the start of November.

Michigan State

Michigan State at Nebraska
1 234Total
#6 Michigan State 3 14147 38
Nebraska 10 3719 39
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Lincoln, NE
  • Game start: 6:00 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:38
  • Game attendance: 90,094
  • Game weather: 49 degrees, Wind Calm, Clear
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
7-2 October 4, 2014 Michigan State, 27-22

Nebraska scored two touchdowns in the final 1:47 of the game to rally for a 39-38 upset over #7 ranked Michigan State. The Huskers' 12-point rally in the fourth quarter tied for the largest fourth quarter rally in school history. Nebraska outgained MSU in total offense 499 yards to 491 yards. Tommy Armstrong finished the day going 19-of-33 for 320 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. He also added 19 yards rushing and two scores on the ground. Imani Cross had 18 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown while Jordan Westerkamp had the top day for the receivers with 9 catches for 143 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Reilly added three catches for 87 yards and the game-winning touchdown. It was the first time an unranked Nebraska team beat a Top 10 ranked opponent since 1977.

Rutgers

Nebraska at Rutgers
1 234Total
• Nebraska 14 773 31
Rutgers 0 770 14
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
2-0 October 25, 2014 Nebraska, 42-24

Nebraska jumped out to a 21-0 lead and never looked back in a 31-14 victory over Rutgers at High Point Solutions Stadium. The Huskers wasted little time, marking 78 yards in eight plays to score on the game's opening drive. The Blackshirt defense played its most complete game of the year, coming up with six sacks, 10 tackles for loss and 2 interceptions in the win. The Huskers held the Scarlet Knights to just 259 yards of offense. Nebraska gained 362 total yards on the day (174 rush, 188 pass). Tommy Armstrong was 14-of-21 for 188 yards with 3 TD passes and 3 INT. Cethan Carter was the top receiver with four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown while Imani Cross led the Huskers on the ground with 20 carries for 94 yards.

Iowa

Iowa at Nebraska
Heroes Trophy
1 234Total
• Iowa 0 14140 28
Nebraska 0 1073 20
  • Date: November 27
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Lincoln, NE
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:23
  • Game attendance: 90,830
  • Game weather: 24 degrees, overcast, Wind N @ 13 mph
  • Referee: Ron Snodgrass
  • TV announcers (ABC): Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
29-13-3 November 28, 2014 Nebraska, 37-34 OT

Despite outgaining Iowa in total yardage, time of possession and plays run, the Hawkeyes held on for a 28-20 win over Nebraska in the HyVee Heroes Game on Black Friday. Nebraska's defense held Iowa to 0-of-9 on third downs, but four interceptions by the Huskers and untimely penalties doomed Nebraska. Nebraska outgained Iowa 433 yards (296 pass, 137 rush) to 250 yards (97 pass, 153 rush). Tommy Armstrong was 25-of-45 for 296 yards with 4 INT. Imani Cross was the leading rusher with 19 carries for 58 yards and two TDs. Terrell Newby had a team-high five receptions for 22 yards in the loss, while Cethan Carter caught four passes for a team-high 76 yards.

Foster Farms Bowl

UCLA vs. Nebraska
Foster Farms Bowl
1 234Total
UCLA 7 1480 29
Nebraska 7 1497 37
  • Date: December 26
  • Location: Levi's Stadium
    Santa Clara, CA
  • Game start: 8:15 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:18
  • Game attendance: 33,527
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 46 degrees, Wind N @ 7 mph
  • Referee: Ron Cherry
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith
Overall Record Previous Meeting Previous Winner
6-6 September 14, 2013 UCLA, 41-21

Tommy Armstrong threw and ran for touchdowns to help Nebraska cap its season on a bright note with a 37-29 win over UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl. Nebraska scored 30 straight points after falling behind 21-7 early on. The Huskers rushed for a season-high 326 yards (151 in the third quarter alone) in the win and ended the game plus-one in turnover margin. Armstrong ended the night going 12-of-19 for 174 yards with a touchdown pass and added 76 yards rushing on 10 carries with a score on the ground. Freshman Devine Ozigbo led all rushers with 20 carries for 80 yards. Jordan Westerkamp was the top receiver for Nebraska with two catches for 44 yards. For his effort, Tommy Armstrong was named Offensive MVP of the Foster Farms Bowl. Also, head coach Mike Riley became the first coach to win this bowl game twice, after also having won the game in (2007)

Big Ten awards

Player of the Week Honors

Week Award Player Position
Week 2[30] Offensive Terrell Newby RB
Week 4[31] Offensive Tommy Armstrong Jr. QB
Week 5[32] Special Teams Sam Foltz P
Week 10[33] Offensive Tommy Armstrong Jr. QB

All Conference Honors

2015 Big Ten All-Conference Honors[34]

Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year
Sam Foltz

NFL Draft

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

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