The defense responded after their rough week at UCLA by holding Arkansas State to half their average offense of the first two weeks and Ameer Abdullah and Taylor Martinez paced the offense in a 42-13 win Saturday afternoon.
Abdullah rushed for a career-high 167 yards on 30 carries. He also scored two touchdowns for the Huskers while making his second straight game in place of injured Rex Burkhead.
Martinez completed 13-of-14 passes for 180 yards and two more scores. His 92.9 completion percentage was a school record. He also added 54 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for the Huskers.
The Nebraska Blackshirts held the Red Wolves offense, which averaged 575 yards in the first two games, to 286 total yards.