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Huskers Rally from 17 Down to Beat Badgers: Nebraska made amends for a series of first-half miscues to match the second-biggest comeback in school history by rallying from a 17-point third-quarter deficit to notch a 30-27 victory over Wisconsin.
   Brett Maher produced the winning margin with a 41-yard field goal field goal with 9:41 left. It capped a stretch of 20 unanswered NU points in a span of 14:37.
 
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COMMENTARY

Sipple

It was a Bo moment. Let him have the moment. He earned it.”

Steve Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star

Shatel

Nebraska prevailed ... in a game that was about guts and poise and timely play-calling and play-making.”

Tom Shatel*
Omaha World-Herald

Chatelain

Beating Wisconsin does not change Nebraska’s deficiencies. ... But this rock is still skipping.”

Dirk Chatelain*
Omaha World-Herald

Stryker

The whole team overcame adversity, but none more dramatically than Martinez.”

Tad Stryker
HuskerMax

Oates

The true nature of the teams was exposed in the second half.”

Tom Oates*
Wisconsin State Journal

Hamar

It was beautiful yet troubling at the same time. More of that maddening inconsistency.”

Bob Hamar
Grand Island Independent

Callahan

Smart move by Terry Joseph to stick junior cornerback Ciante Evans on Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis in the second half.”

Sean Callahan
HuskerOnline

Whitney

Once Nebraska’s offense stopped giving the Badgers short fields to score touch­downs on, Wisconsin couldn’t move the ball.”

Chris Whitney
KLIN

Husker Mike

Six fumbles – most unforced – by the Huskers made this game much closer than it should have been.”

Husker Mike
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Vogel

Then something strange happened. Nebraska stopped beating itself and started beating Wisconsin.”

Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity

Neely

Nebraska showed an amazing resiliency in getting off the mat when a knockout was close at hand.”

Todd Neeley
Hastings Tribune

 
 

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Nebraska  30
Wisconsin  27
September 29, 2012 — 7:12 p.m. CDT
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln | ABC | Get the game on DVD


                  1    2    3    4   -  Final 
Wisconsin        14    6    7    0   -   27
Nebraska          3    7   17    3   -   30

1st quarter
WIS - Montee Ball 2 run (Jack Russell kick) 11:02
WIS - Ball 1 run (Russell kick) 7:20
NEB - Brett Maher 26 field goal, 5:29 
2nd quarter
WIS - Jared Abbrederis 29 pass from Joel Stave
     (kick failed), 11:50
NEB - Rex Burkhead 3 pass from Taylor Martinez 
     (Maher kick), 3:11
3rd quarter
WIS - Ball 2 run (Kyle French kick) 10:29
NEB - Martinez 38 run (Maher kick), 8:56 
NEB - Kyler Reed 10 pass from Martinez 
     (Maher kick), 3:47
NEB - Brett Maher 38 field goal, 0:55 
4th quarter
NEB - Brett Maher 41 field goal, 9:41
 
                                    WIS      NEB
First downs......................... 17       24
  By rushing ........................ 5       13
  By passing ........................ 9       10
  By penalty ........................ 3        1
Rushes-Yards (net) .............. 41-56   46-259
  Average per rush .................1.4      5.6
Passing yards (net) ............... 239      181
  Att-Comp-Int ................ 28-15-0  29-17-0
Total offense plays-Yards ...... 69-295   75-440
  Average gain per play ........... 4.3      5.9
Fumble returns-Yards .............. 0-0      1-6
Punt returns-Yards ............... 2-13     3-18
Punts-Average .................. 7-46.7   3-46.7
  Net yards per punt ............. 44.1     42.3
Fumbles-Lost ...................... 3-1      6-2
Penalties-Yards .................. 2-15     6-70
Possession time ................. 29:00    31:00
Third-down conversions ........ 4 of 15  5 of 13
Fourth-down conversions ........ 1 of 2   0 of 0
Red-zone scores-Chances ........... 3-3      5-5
  Touchdowns ...................... 3-3      2-5 
  Field goals ..................... 0-3      3-5
Sacks by-Yards ................... 1-10     3-35

RUSHING
WIS: M.Ball 32-90; M.Gordon 2-5; J.Abbrederis 1-4;
     TEAM 1-minus 5; J.White 1-minus 5;
     J.Stave 4-minus 33.
NEB: T.Martinez 13-107; R.Burkhead 18-86; A.Abdullah 10-70;
     B.Heard 2-1; TEAM 3-minus 5.

PASSING
WIS: J.Stave 12-23-0-214; D.O'Brien 3-4-0-25
NEB: T.Martinez 17-29-0-181.

RECEIVING
WIS: J.Abbrederis; J.Fredrick 3-27; K.Doe 2-25;
     C.Hammond 1-30; M.Gordon 1-8; D.Watt 1-7.
NEB: K.Bell 4-57; A.Abdullah 3-22; B.Cotton 2-36;
     K.Reed 2-21; Q.Enunwa 2-12; R.Burkhead 2-2;
     J.Turner 1-27; S.Osborne 1-4.

Attendance: 85,962


Dennis Hubbard 
 
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