Tanner Lee: "I'll continue to work and try to get better".

Nebraska Preview: Cornhuskers at Oregon

OR will commit to the run more than Arkansas State did, Riley said.

Are they the "swag surfin'" juggernaut we saw in the first half? The senior carried the ball 11 times for 61 yards and two touchdowns.

Then Tanner Lee's pass was intercepted on what would be Nebraska's final drive, and the Ducks held on for a 42-35 home victory on Saturday.

"We feel like we've got a pretty good defense", Taggart said. "We had a shot".

In what seemed like an offensive first-quarter battle, OR scored again making it 21-7. Royce Freeman had four touchdowns and 150 yards himself, Kani Benoit scored three times as well and crossed over the 100-yard mark on only seven carries.

On special teams, the Huskers did get a kickoff return for a touchdown from JD Spielman, but that came right after Nebraska gave up a punt return for a score.

After De'Mornay Pierson-El's stunning TD catch on Lee's 23-yard pass narrowed it for Nebraska, Freeman ran for a 2-yard touchdown to put the Ducks up 21-7.

Riley, speaking Thursday after the Huskers worked out in Memorial Stadium, said Knevel's ability to play will be a game-time decision.

With plenty of game left, here's hoping we get some more catches to freak out over.

Nebraska had only 171 total yards at the end of the first half. "It was just really disappointing".

The Ducks scored 21 unanswered points to end the first half, racking up huge offensive numbers. As has happened so often to Riley against the Ducks, though, OR put down the hammer, closing out the half with three consecutive touchdowns.

OR running back Royce Freeman "looks like himself" after struggling with injuries last season.

Nebraska coach Mike Riley's top keys to playing well at Oregon: Handling the noisy atmosphere, running the ball and stopping the Ducks' run game. It's going to be up to them how they're going to come out and play. "The first half we were playing a lot of man, running back and forth from the field to the boundaries play-to-play, it starts taxing your body and you start getting exhausted". He's trying to do just that using a bunch of young players. "You watch the sidelines, you can see some of the people in the stands and you hear all the people talking about it — you can see how contagious it is".

"It's great to have him in my corner", Herbert said.

On the verge of getting embarrassed by the Ducks, Riley did not give an impassioned halftime speech to his troops. The Huskers went 9-4 last season, their second under Riley. "That's all I mentioned to them". If we are to nitpick, the OR offense essentially died in the second half of Saturday's contest - they did not score after halftime, which allowed Nebraska to mount a too-close-for-comfort comeback attempt over the final two quarters.

Junior safeties Aaron Williams and Antonio Reed each set or met career bests, as Williams finished with 12 tackles and Reed five. "The smoke screens on the outside, the real quick hitters, we played that tighter and tougher and then (did better) on the post routes that they were killing us with early on in the game".

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