NCAAF Game Recap - Indiana at Nebraska
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Indiana 38, Nebraska 31

Oct 26, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Indiana (6-2)

9

7

15

7

38

Nebraska (4-4)

14

7

3

7

31

Ramsey's career day lifts Hoosiers over Cornhuskers 38-31
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:22 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Indiana players started celebrating before the clock struck zeroes, and as they headed to the locker room they continued to whoop and holler.

"We're going bowling," they yelled.

Yes, they are. It's not even November, and the Hoosiers have achieved the six wins needed to play in a bowl for the first time since 2016.

Leading the way in Saturday's 38-31 win over Nebraska was Peyton Ramsey, the starting quarterback for two years before getting beat out in the preseason. Starting for the third time this season in place of the injured Michael Penix Jr., Ramsey passed for a career-high 351 yards and two touchdowns.

"Being so far from home, being our first time here at Nebraska, it was awesome," Ramsey said. "It was a fun deal and we're going to celebrate it."

The Hoosiers certainly did.

"You should have seen us in the locker room after the game," said Whop Philyor, who caught 14 passes for 178 yards. "We were going crazy. It was chaos."

The Hoosiers (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) won a third straight conference game in the same season for the first time since 1993 and won in Lincoln for the first time since 1959.

"It feels pretty stinking good to stand here and answer your questions after a big-time road win," Allen told reporters. "This is a big-time win. It changes a lot for our program."

Nebraska (4-4, 2-3) lost its second straight, and second-year coach Scott Frost lamented two turnovers that were converted into touchdowns, breakdowns in pass defense, a missed field goal and poor punt that gave Indiana a short field for a scoring drive.

"It's frustrating," Frost said. "We've got a lot of guys on this team who really care. We have some guys who are tough and dedicated enough. We don't have enough of them yet.

"We're just OK right now. I'm not going to be happy with just OK. Just OK can't exist around here."

Philyor caught 14 balls in a game for the second time this season as the Hoosiers riddled Nebraska with crossing routes and a variety of other short passes.

"It's so inspiring to watch," Ramsey said. "He's a tough little dude. He's a fun guy to throw the ball to. You know you're going to get yards after the catch."

Ramsey, who completed 27 of 40 passes, put the Hoosiers up 31-24 with a 2-yarder to tight end Matt Bjorson on the last play of the third quarter. Kanawai Noa fumbled on the Huskers' next possession, and the Hoosiers went 57 yards for a two-touchdown lead with 12 minutes left.

Nebraska started Noah Vedral in place of the injured Adrian Martinez, and he was helped off the field in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury.

Freshman Luke McCaffrey entered and, on his second series, led a six-play, 74-yard touchdown drive for a 21-16 halftime lead.

David Ellis's 1-yard run put the Hoosiers up 24-21, and it was tied after Barret Pickering's 30-yard field goal for Nebraska.

The Hoosiers went ahead again on Bjorson's TD and, after Noa fumbled, Philyor converted a fourth-and-7 before Stevie Scott ran 9 yards for a two-touchdown lead.

McCaffrey led a quick scoring drive that Wan'Dale Robinson finished with a 4-yard run to pull the Huskers within seven. Vedral returned for the Huskers' final drive, but they turned the ball over on downs near midfield and the Hoosiers ran out the clock.

THE TAKEAWAY

Indiana: There really is no drop-off with Ramsey at quarterback. He played one of his best games for the Hoosiers. The defense came in ranked 18th nationally, but it struggles when going against better-than-average offenses.

Nebraska: The Huskers' defense had no answer for Ramsey, and though they were able to generate 514 total yards, there are major concerns about the health of the quarterbacks.

TRICKERY

Nebraska pulled off a couple trick plays. Spielman took a pitch on an end around and threw to Vedral along the sideline for 22 yards on the first play of their second series. Later, on a fourth-and-1, Vedral looked at the sideline as if he were waiting for instructions when Cam Jurgents sent a direct snap to running back Dedrick Mills, who picked up 2 yards.

KICKING IT

Nebraska's Pickering kicked for the first time this season, making four extra points and a 30-yard field goal. He also pulled a 32-yard try wide left.

Indiana's Logan Justus missed an extra point for the first time this season and is 62 for 64 in his career.

UP NEXT

Indiana hosts Northwestern on Nov. 2.

Nebraska visits Purdue on Nov. 2.

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Passing

Ind Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
P. Ramsey 40 27 67.5 2 351 40 1 101.1
Neb Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
N. Vedral 16 14 87.5 0 201 45 0 118.8
L. McCaffrey 6 5 83.3 1 71 24 0 155.6

Rushing

Ind Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Scott III 16 68 4.3 16 1
P. Ramsey 9 42 4.7 12 1
Neb Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
W. Robinson 22 83 3.8 12 1
L. McCaffrey 12 76 6.3 14 0

Receiving

Ind Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Walker Jr. 1 0 0.0 0 0
W. Philyor 14 178 12.7 24 0
Neb Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Spielman 5 97 19.4 45 0
W. Robinson 6 71 11.8 31 0

Fumbles

Returning

Ind KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Ellis 3 13.3 0 16 0 - 0 0
B. Fitzgerald 1 12.0 0 12 0 - 0 0
Neb KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
W. Mazour 2 20.0 0 23 0 - 0 0

Punting

Ind Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Whitehead 3 120 40.0 47
Neb Punt Yds Avg LgPu
I. Armstrong 2 60 30.0 41

Takeaways

Neb Int Yds InTD
A. Davis 1 5 0

Team Stats Comparison

Ind Neb
Points For 38 31
Total Yards 455 514
Rushing Yards 104 220
Passing Yards 351 294
Passing Completions / Attempts 27/40 20/23
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 3/2
First Downs 24 26
Penalties - Yards 6/84 6/44
Time Of Possession 28:28 32:32
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/14 6/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 3/40 2/30

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Ind Neb
Neb 1:28 TD Noah Vedral 4 yd run (Barret Pickering kick) 0 7
Ind 6:15 FG Logan Justus 22 yd FG 3 7
Neb 8:03 TD Noah Vedral 1 yd run (Barret Pickering kick) 3 14
Ind 11:37 TD Peyton Ramsey 8 yd run (missed kick) 9 14
2nd Quarter Ind Neb
Ind 2:41 TD Ty Fryfogle 8 yd pass from Peyton Ramsey (Logan Justus kick) 16 14
Neb 14:21 TD Kanawai Noa 24 yd pass from Luke McCaffrey (Barret Pickering kick) 16 21
3rd Quarter Ind Neb
Ind 7:30 TD David Ellis 1 yd run (Peyton Hendershot 2pt pass from Peyton Ramsey) 24 21
Neb 12:07 FG Barret Pickering 30 yd FG 24 24
Ind 15:00 TD Matt Bjorson 2 yd pass from Peyton Ramsey (Logan Justus kick) 31 24
4th Quarter Ind Neb
Ind 2:52 TD Stevie Scott III 9 yd run (Logan Justus kick) 38 24
Neb 4:39 TD Wan'Dale Robinson 4 yd run (Barret Pickering kick) 38 31

Game Information

Stadium: Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Attendance: 89,317
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