“Well that certainly was, in just about all fashion, in all different way, disappointing.”
Head Coach Mike Riley said the Huskers were outplayed by Iowa in nearly every way in a 40-10 loss Friday. Iowa racked up several big plays, including their longest rush and pass of the season, while Nebraska’s offense never got going.
“A lot of stuff that we’ve been decent at didn’t look good,” said Riley. “I’m really disappointed all the way around, in all of us.”
Iowa rushed for 264 yards, with 100 yard performance by both LaShun Daniels and Akrum Wadley. Nebraska’s total offensive output was 217 yards.
“We had a bunch of guys, they won in one-on-ones,” said quarterback Tommy Armstrong. “I just did get the ball there.”
Armstrong completed 13/35 passing for only 125 yards with one touchdown pass. Armstrong was playing after sitting out last week’s game with a hamstring injury.
“With the overall picture of what it looked like today, we can’t come close to using that as an excuse,” said Riley. “We got beat in all the phases of the game. We’re all responsible for that.”
With the loss, Nebraska is eliminated from contention in the Big Ten West Division. Wisconsin will represent the West in the Big Ten Championship game next Saturday.