Published Saturday, November 9, 2013 AT 3:24 PM / Updated at 3:40 PM
First quarter: NU gets off to good start, 10-0 lead
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska added to its first-quarter success Saturday by jumping to a 10-0 lead on Michigan.

After punting on its first possession, NU got a 21-yard field goal from Pat Smith and an 8-yard touchdown run by Ameer Abdullah. The latter score came with 2:50 left in the first quarter.

For the season, the Huskers have now outscored their opponents 114-51 in the first quarter.

Some other first-quarter items:

>> Nebraska failed to score a touchdown on its first offensive possession for the first time in quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s five starts. Armstrong had a 27-yard completion to Jordan Westerkamp but the Huskers were forced to punt.

>> NU held Michigan without a first down until its third series.

>> Zaire Anderson and Thad Randle had sacks on the Wolverines’ second possession. NU was releasing pressure on Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner from the start.

>> Smith improved to 7 of 8 this season on field goals.

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Video: Nebraska prepares for the game with Michigan

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Rich Kaipust is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers Nebraska football. You can follow Rich on Twitter (@RKaipustOWH) or email him at