When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. PST (FOX)
Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene
Records: Oregon 1-0, Nebraska 1-0
Huskers this season: Mike Riley opened his third season in Lincoln with a 43-36 win over Arkansas State, a game the Huskers’ 3-4 defense, under new coordinator Bob Diaco, sealed with a final defensive stop in their red zone. But stops were hard to come for most the game: Arkansas State gained 497 yards and 32 first downs and used a bubble screen repeatedly to gash Nebraska's coverage for yards on the perimeter. ASU converted 7-of-13 third downs and its quarterback completed 46-of-68 passes. Also concerning for Nebraska was that the Red Wolves ran back a punt return for a touchdown 63 yards — the first time the Huskers had allowed a punt return touchdown since Wes Welker in 2001 — and recovered an onside kick in the final minute, which set up its try for the win on the final possession. Nebraska countered with JD Spielman’s 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Tre Bryant’s career-high 192 rushing yards on 31 carries. Bryant had all but 33 of Nebraska’s rushing yards. Receiver Stanley Morgan caught a team- and career-high 102 yards on five receptions, while linebacker Luke Gifford had a team-high nine tackles. Josh Kalu and Tyrin Ferguson each intercepted a pass for the Blackshirts defense, too.
Did you know: Nebraska is now 9-0 under Mike Riley when rushing for more than 200 yards.