After UCLA scored 38 unanswered points to beat Nebraska 41-21 last week, the Huskers scored 38 straight points in a 59-20 win over South Dakota State Saturday afternoon in Lincoln.
Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III combined to pass for 305 yards, Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 139 yards as NU turned a 17-14 first quarter deficit into a 52-17 lead in the third quarter.
Armstrong got the start in place of the injured Taylor Martinez, but playing time was evenly split between the redshirt freshman and Kellogg. Martinez didn't practice this week because of a turf-toe injury on his left foot and was in shorts and a T-shirt on the sideline. He had started 32 straight games since 2010.
Nebraska (3-1) finished with 645 yards against the Championship Subdivision Jackrabbits (3-1). The victory will do little to quell concern over Nebraska's defense. SDSU's Zach Zenner ran for 202 yards, tied for 10th-most by a Nebraska opponent and the Jackrabbits finished with 465 total yards.