Questionable call: For the second straight week, shuffling quarterbacks in the first half seemed to stunt the offense, rather than help it. Tommy Armstrong had started well, leading two scoring drives in the first quarter. But Ron Kellogg entered for the fourth drive and NU lost its rhythm.
Peculiar play: Who’s the quarterback?!? When NU took the field for its final drive of the first half, everybody lined up — except a QB. Finally, Kellogg raced in from the sideline, seemingly unaware he’d been chosen over Tommy Armstrong. Kellogg nearly threw a pick on the first play.
Peculiar play II: Moments later, Nebraska was forced to punt. Jeremy Gallon caught the ball deep in Michigan territory, made a move and looked to have an opening. Just as he hit the 35-yard line, Husker pursuer Mo Seisay got crushed by a Michigan blocker — right into Gallon. Seisay got credit for the tackle; he probably also got a headache.
Unheralded escape: In the second quarter, after NU took over at its 3-yard line after a 69-yard Michigan punt, Tommy Armstrong rolled right on first down. Linebacker Jake Ryan had a hand on him in the end zone, but Armstrong shrugged him off and avoided a safety. It could’ve been a big momentum change.
Rave review: Thad Randle’s push on the defensive line. The oft-injured senior has had some rough moments, but he may have played his best game Saturday, finishing with a sack and another tackle for loss.