October 30, 2014

Blackshirts shut down OU

Matt O’Hanlon had a career high 12 tackles and three interceptions as Nebraska picked off Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones five times including two times in the final three minutes as Nebraska beats #24 Oklahoma 10-3.

As I mentioned on my Big Red Report on Friday, the two keys of this game were going to the Huskers’ defensive line against Oklahoma’s offensive line and the play of running back Roy Helu. First, the d-line kept constant pressure on Jones forcing him to roll out several times. They only got two sacks, but Jones just seemed like he was always under pressure.

That helped force his five picks including one by by Prince Amukamara at the OU 23, that was returned for 22 yards to the one yard line. That led to the only touchdown of game, a one yard pass from Zac Lee to Ryan Hill.

The other key I thought was Roy Helu. He appeared to be healthy as he rattled off 138 yards on 20 carries including a 63 yard run. NU needed him because the passing was non-existent. Cody Green started, but was lifted after going 2 of 5 for four yards. Lee came on and wasn’t much better going just 5 of 9 for 35 yards. This was good ole grind it out NU football.