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Nebraska returner Pierson-El stars on offense too

October 19, 2014

Nebraska's De'Mornay Pierson-El quickly established his reputation as one of the nation's top punt returners.

This freshman can do more than special teams.

Knowing that Pierson-El has returned two punts for touchdowns, Northwestern mostly kicked away from him Saturday. That didn't stop him from hurting the Wildcats in other ways in the Cornhuskers' 38-17 road victory.

No. 19 Nebraska 38, Northwestern 17. Northwestern loses 38-17 to Abdullah

October 19, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Justin Jackson got off to a fast start, and Northwestern looked ready to avenge its heartbreaking loss to Nebraska from a year ago.

Then Ameer Abdullah got going in the second half, and the Wildcats fell apart.

Northwestern managed just 28 yards in the final two quarters and Abdullah had three of his four 1-yard touchdown runs in the second half, helping the 19th-ranked Cornhuskers roll to a 38-17 victory on Saturday night.

Huskers, Northwestern brace for another tight game

October 17, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The last time Nebraska played at Northwestern two years ago, so many Cornhuskers fans packed the stadium that the home team had to go to a silent count on offense.

Coach Bo Pelini wouldn't be shocked if a similar scenario unfolds again.

No. 19 Nebraska visits Northwestern in a game that matches two teams that played absolute thrillers the previous three years. They also are trying to keep pace in the Big Ten West race, and Pelini wouldn't be surprised if the Cornhuskers got another assist from their fans.

Nebraska-Northwestern preview capsule

October 17, 2014

No. 19 NEBRASKA (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) at NORTHWESTERN (3-3, 2-1), 7:30 p.m. EDT (Big Ten Network)

Line: Nebraska by 6 1/2.
Series Record: Nebraska leads 5-2.

WHAT'S AT STAKE
Both teams are trying to stay in the thick of the Big Ten West race. Nebraska came up short against Michigan State 27-22 two weeks ago and Northwestern fell at Minnesota last week. Minnesota and Iowa lead the division at 2-0.

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Nebraska's De'Mornay Pierson-El quickly established his reputation as one of the nation's top punt...
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Justin Jackson got off to a fast start, and Northwestern looked ready to...
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The last time Nebraska played at Northwestern two years ago, so many...