I-back Imani Cross rushed for 100 yards and two scores, while Nebraska’s four quarterbacks combined for 356 yards and three touchdowns, as the Red team won the annual Red/White Spring Game with a 55-46 victory Saturday afternoon in front of 61,771 fans at Memorial Stadium.
Cross, who played only the first half, needed just six carries to reach the 100-yard mark, scoring on runs of 20 and 39 yards. While All-America I-back Ameer Abdullah saw limited action, Jordan Nelson and Terrell Newby rushed for 54 and 51 yards, respectively.
Johnny Stanton and Ryker Fyfe continued their battle for the No. 2 spot behind Tommy Armstrong, as the duo combined to go 17-of-24 for 224 yards and three scores. Stanton completed 8-of-12 passes for 135 yards, including scoring strikes to Kevin Gladney (48 yards) and Jamal Turner (25 yards), while Fyfe completed 9-of-12 passes for 89 yards, including a five-yard pass to Taariq Allen.
The Blackshirts had six sacks and three interceptions, as redshirt freshman Erik Evans had a game-high nine tackles, including two for losses, while defensive end Jack Gangwash added eight stops, including a sack.
The Huskers begin their 125th season of football on Saturday, Aug. 30, as Nebraska hosts Florida Atlantic in the season opener at Memorial Stadium.