Nebraska Dominates the Worst Team in the Big Ten
A 44-7 victory (that was very nearly a shutout) by Nebraska was convincing on several fronts. NU fans might be most convinced that what they'd witnessed was the worst team in the Big Ten.
The game was hard hitting in the early going. Injuries seemed to pile up in the first half. But the outcome did not seem to be in doubt. The Huskers took a 21-0 lead into the break. Three rushing touchdowns by quarterback Tommy Armstrong, running back Imani Cross, and running back Ameer Abdullah put NU well ahead.
Cross plunged in for another score and defensive end Randy Gregory tackled Purdue's quarterback for a safety to give NU a commanding 30-0 lead. Quincy Enunwa grabbed a touchdown and walk-on running back King Frazier scored to give NU a 44-0 lead before the Boilermakers scored on a long pass with under a minute remaining.
It was a dominant effort by Nebraska, but the game might have been more telling about Purdue. The Boilermakers entered the game looking like the worst team in the conference. The game did nothing to change that perception.