Nebraska Postgame Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped Nebraska to 1-10 all-time against top-ranked teams. The Huskers’ lone victory over an Associated Press No. 1 team was a 17-14 victory over Oklahoma on Nov. 11, 1978.
  • USC improved to 3-0-1 all-time in four meetings with the Huskers. The Trojans have been ranked in the top five entering each of the four meetings with Nebraska.
  • USC became just the eighth school to win in Lincoln since 1986. The Trojans are just the second non-conference opponent to win in Lincoln since 1991 (also Southern Miss in 2004).
  • The 49 points by USC in tonight’s game are the most Nebraska has allowed at home since 1945 when Minnesota scored 61 points.
  • The loss was just the third Nebraska loss in a night game at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers also lost to No. 4 Washington in 1991 and seventh-ranked Texas in 2002 and are 24-3 all-time in night games at Memorial Stadium.
  • Nebraska dropped to 33-20-3 all-time against Pac-10 opponents, including 6-4 in its past 10 meetings against the league.
  • USC rushed for 313 yards in tonight’s game, a week after Wake Forest picked up 236 rushing yards last week. This marks the first time Nebraska has given up back-to-back games with 200 rushing yards since Kansas (213) and Kansas State (248) each topped 200 rushing yards against Nebraska in 2005. The Trojans’ 313 rushing yards are the most by a Nebraska opponent since Texas rushed for 353 yards in 2003.
  • Senior quarterback Sam Keller completed 36-of-54 passes for 389 yards and two touchdowns in tonight’s game. Keller’s 389 yards passing are the fourth-most in Nebraska history and the most ever by a Husker against a ranked opponent.
  • Keller has attempted more than 40 passes in each of the past two games, marking just the second time in school history Nebraska has attempted 40 or more passes in consecutive weeks (also vs. Missouri and Oklahoma in 2005).
  • Senior wide receiver Maurice Purify caught seven passes for 80 yards in tonight’s game. The seven receptions are a career high for Purify, bettering the six catches he had last season against Oklahoma State.
  • Junior wide receiver Todd Peterson caught five passes for 74 yards and a career-high two touchdowns. Entering the game, Peterson had caught just one pass for eight yards in two games this season. Peterson’s two touchdowns matched his season total from both 2005 and 2006.
  • Senior wide receiver Terrence Nunn caught four passes for 57 yards in tonight’s game. This marked the 30th consecutive game Nunn has caught a pass, eight games shy of Johnny Rodgers’ 38-game school-record streak. Nunn moved past Matt Davison into second place on Nebraska’s career receiving yardage list. Nunn has 1,486 career receiving yards, bettering Davison’s 1,456 career receiving yards. Nunn now has 113 career receptions, 30 shy of Rodgers’ school record of 143.
  • Junior running back Cody Glenn rushed for a pair of one-yard touchdown runs in tonight’s game. Glenn’s touchdowns were his first of the season and give him 14 career rushing touchdowns.
  • Glenn caught four passes for 46 yards in the game, the first receptions of his Nebraska career.
  • Junior running back Marlon Lucky caught six passes for 41 yards in tonight’s game. Lucky has caught three or more passes in all three games this season and seven of the past nine games dating back to last season.
  • Redshirt freshman place-kicker Alex Henery connected on a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter to give Nebraska a 10-7 lead. The field goal was Henery’s longest of the season, and he is now 3-of-3 on field goals this season.
  • Senior linebacker Bo Ruud caused a fourth-quarter fumble, the fifth fumble caused of his Nebraska career.
  • Senior linebacker Lance Brandenburgh served as tonight’s game captain, alongside fellow seniors Bo Ruud, Zackary Bowman and Brett Byford.