What Mike Riley said after Nebraska’s 52-17 win over Wyoming
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to finish off Wyoming Saturday afternoon for a 52-17 win. Nebraska coach Mike Riley spoke after the game about the Huskers’ second win of the season.
Here’s what he had to say:
- On the run game and screen passes: “We had a hard time finding a run that was good. We just couldn’t find any rhythm with that. The screen game came alive today. That was nice to see.”
- On the defense: “I think that we did a nice job overall.”
- On untimely turnovers: “Certainly the turnovers are the biggest issue. I was really disappointed in our one turnover. It was so unnecessary in the goal line area.”
- On the Wyoming touchdown before the half. “The play before the half was such a big, big play in the game. The score didn’t have to be like that, but we made it that way.”
- Riley was still upset about penalties, as he was last week against Fresno State.
- Riley thought Tommy Armstrong was productive overall this week. “He made a lot of nice plays,” Riley said.
- On Armstrong’s interception: “It was totally unnecessary. But he made a ton of good plays.”
- On the five interceptions by the defense: “We got guys back there with good ball skills. They’re getting good vision on the ball.”
- On Wyoming’s blitz: “They were throwing the kitchen sink up there. I think we saw inside blitzes, I think we heard them say we saw over 30 of them in the game.”
- On Caleb Lightbourn’s fake punt. “That was probably as surprising to me as it was to you.”
- On looking ahead to Oregon late in the game: “I think it’s great to be 2-0 to go into this game. It’s an exciting time. The one thing about it is, the more you win, the more exciting the next game gets. And this one, being who they are and being who they are nationally, and where we want to go, it will be exciting.”
- On getting better by next Saturday: “We better clean some stuff up or we’re not going to have a chance to beat Oregon. But if we do we will.”