Nebraska Postgame Notes vs Wyoming

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska Post-Game Notes

Nebraska vs. Wyoming, Sept. 10, 2016, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.

31 –– Nebraska won for the 31st consecutive time against a Mountain West opponent and improved to 8-0 all-time against Wyoming, 7-0 in Lincoln. 

57 –– Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw for three touchdown passes in the game, pushing his career total to 57 touchdown passes, setting a Nebraska career record for touchdown passes. The previous record of 56 was held by Taylor Martinez. Armstrong connected on a 63-yard TD pass to Alonzo Moore in the second quarter, a 34-yard touchdown to Jordan Westerkamp, and a 9-yarder to Westerkamp in the fourth quarter.

377 –– Armstrong completed 20-of-34 passes for 377 yards, his 11th career 300-yard passing game. He was five yards short of setting a new single-game career high. Armstrong’s career best is 381 passing yards vs. USC in the 2014 Holiday Bowl against USC. 

7,000– Armstrong’s 377 passing yards pushed his career total to 7,176 yards. Armstrong is the second player in school history with 7,000 passing yards, joining Taylor Martinez who had 7,258 passing yards.

109–– Senior receiver Alonzo Moore had a career day for the second straight week with three receptions for 109 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown reception. Moore’s yardage total was a career high, bettering his 92 yards against Fresno State last week. His 63-yard second-quarter touchdown was the longest of his career, passing his 57-yard touchdown catch against Fresno State a week ago.

2,000 –– Nebraska senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp became the fourth player in NU history with 2,000 career receiving yards on a 55-yard reception in the first quarter. Westerkamp joined Kenny Bell (2,689), Johnny Rodgers (2,479), and Nate Swift (2,476) in the 2,000-yard club.

· Westerkamp’s 55-yard reception was the third-longest of his career, trailing a 70-yard touchdown at Fresno State in 2014, and a 65-yard touchdown against USC in the 2014 Holiday Bowl.

· Westerkamp finished the day with four catches for 105 yards and now sits at 2,059 career receiving yards.  He caught touchdown passes of 34 and 9 yards in the fourth quarter.

· Westerkamp topped the century mark in receiving yards for the eighth time in his career.

· Westerkamp and Moore both topped 100 receiving yards on the day, marking the third time in school history Nebraska has had a pair of receivers top 100 yards in the same game. Westerkamp has been involved in all three, pairing with Kenny Bell to surpass the mark against Florida Atlantic in 2014 and teaming with Brandon Reilly on the feat against Southern Miss in 2015.

· Westerkamp’s two touchdown day marked the first multiple touchdown game of his career. His 15 career touchdown receptions are tied for fifth in school history with Quincy Enunwa and Joe Bostick.

· Westerkamp caught a pass for the 28th consecutive game, tying Kenny Bell for the third-longest streak in school history.

7–– Nebraska had seven pass plays of at least 25 yards, including five in the first half---a 39-yard pass to Devine Ozigbo, a 38-yard pass to Brandon Reilly, a 55-yarder to Jordan Westerkamp, a 28-yarder to Alonzo Moore, and a 63-yard TD to Alonzo Moore.

11, 200–– Nebraska senior safety Nathan Gerry intercepted a pair of passes in the fourth quarter, marking his 10th and 11th career interceptions, tying him for fourth place on the NU career chart. Gerry also had seven tackles, pushing his career total to 206. Gerry is the fifth Husker defensive back to record 200 career tackles, joining Mike Brown, Daniel Bullocks, Larry Asante and Tyrone Byrd.

97 –– Nebraska had a 97-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter, covering the distance in seven plays and 3:05. The 97-yard drive is the longest in yardage for Nebraska since a 16-play, 99-yard touchdown drive at Minnesota last season. 

5 –– The Blackshirts had five interceptions this afternoon, including two by Nate Gerry and one each from Kieron Williams, Chris Jones and Aaron Williams. The Huskers last recorded five interceptions against Idaho on Sept. 11, 2010. 

 Other Notes...

* Junior safety Kieron Williams had a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. It marked the second straight week Williams had an interception and was Nebraska’s first INT for a touchdown since Joshua Kalu had a 41-yard pick-six at Minnesota last season. 

* Place-kicker Drew Brown was 1-of-1 on field goals, extending his streak of consecutive field goals made to 12. His streak is tied for the third-longest in school history. Brown also made seven extra points to increase his career scoring total to 222, which ties him with Tommie Frazier and Byron Bennett for 10th place.

* Senior Jordan Nelson had a 45-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, marking Nebraska’s longest kickoff return since Ameer Abdullah had a 76-yard return against Rutgers in 2014. Nelson’s previous career long return was 22 yards at Illinois in 2015. 

* Junior wide receiver Gabe Rahn caught a 35-yard touchdown from Ryker Fyfe in the fourth quarter, his first career reception.

* Sophomore I-back Devine Ozigbo and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Carlos Davis made their first career starts in today’s game.

* Nebraska scored at least 28 points for the 12th consecutive non-conference game. 


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