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Blackshirts Lead NU Past No. 20 Michigan: The Nebraska Blackshirts mustered their best defensive effort of the season, holding Michigan to just 188 total yards and no touchdowns in a 23-9 victory over the No. 20 Wolverines.
  In a game controlled by the defenses, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez engineered the game’s only two touchdown drives in his duel with Michigan dual-threat quarterback Denard Robinson, who left the game with an injury late in the first half.
 
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COMMENTARY

Sipple

Say this for Pelini’s crew: It reflects its coach in that it has plenty of fight.”

Steve Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star

Seidel

If you take the reward of using a running quarterback, you have to accept the other side.”

Jeff Seidel
Detroit Free Press

Shatel

You lose players over the course of a season. It’s the replaceable parts that win games and championships.”

Tom Shatel*
Omaha World-Herald

Stryker

Lavonte David … was watching from the Husker sidelines, and he must have enjoyed what he saw.”

Tad Stryker
HuskerMax

Callahan

Saturday was a nice win for the Huskers, but as we know nothing with this team is guaranteed.”

Sean Callahan
HuskerOnline

Whitney

It’s hard to say the Blackshirts deserve anything other than an A+.”

Chris Whitney
KLIN radio

Forgrave

Saturday's game was more notable for what it wasn’t – a game that mattered – than what it was.”

Reid Forgrave
FoxSports.com

Vogel

The pressure will be even higher next week. And the week after that. And the week after that.”

Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity

Meinke

Make no mistake: Michigan wasn’t firing even when Robinson was in the game.”

Kyle Meinke
MLive.com

Helfand

Michigan had no quarterback, no plan, no chance against a Nebraska defense smelling blood in the water.”

Zach Helfand
Michigan Daily

 
 

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Nebraska  23
Michigan  9
October 27, 2012 — 7 p.m. CDT
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln | ESPN2 | Get the game on DVD

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                  1    2    3    4   -  Final 
Michigan          0    6    3    0   -    9
Nebraska          0    7    9    7   -   23

2nd quarter
NU - Kenny Bell 32 pass from Taylor Martinez 
    (Brett Maher kick), 13:17
UM - Brendan Gibbons 52 field goal, 8:21
UM - Gibbons 24 field goal, 2:38
3rd quarter
NU - Maher 19 field goal, 11:48
NU - Maher 51 field goal, 8:41 
NU - Maher 31 field goal, 4:43
UM - Gibbons 38 field goal, 0:42
4th quarter
NU - Ameer Abdullah 12 run (Maher kick), 10:19 
 
                                     UM       NU
First downs...................       18       20
  By rushing..................        5       10
  By passing..................        7        8
  By penalty..................        6        2
Rushing attempts-Yards (net)..    37-95   41-160
  Average Per Rush............      2.6      3.9
Passing yards (net) ..........       93      166
  Comp-Att-Int................   9-27-3  14-24-1
  Average per attempt.........      3.4      6.9
Total offense.................   64-188   65-326
  Average gain per play.......      2.9      5.0
Fumbles-Lost..................      1-0      1-1
Penalties-Yards...............     3-44    8-104
Punts-Average.................   4-39.8   4-42.2
  Net yards per punt..........     39.8     38.0
Punt returns-Average..........  2-(-1.5)   0-0.0
Kickoff returns-Average.......   4-23.8   3-24.7
Interceptions-Yds.............      1-0     3-53
Possession time...............    31:36    28:24
Third-down conversions........  5 of 15  4 of 12
Fourth-down conversions.......   0 of 0   0 of 0
Red-zone scores-Chances.......      2-2      3-3
  Touchdowns..................      0-2      1-3
  Field goals.................      2-2      2-3
Sacks by: Number-Yards........     1-10     2-17

RUSHING
UM: D.Robinson 10-46; F.Toussaint 15-38; J.Gallon 3-17;
    R.Bellomy 5-0; V.Smith 4-minus-6.
NU: T.Martinez 14-58; A.Abdullah 24-101; A.Cross 2-4;
    TEAM 1-minus-3.

PASSING
UM: D.Robinson 6-11-0-55; R.Bellomy 3-16-3 38.
NU: T.Martinez 14-24-1-166. 

RECEIVING
UM: J.Jackson 2-14; V.Smith 2-11; J.Gallon 2-9; 
    R.Roundtree 1-32; D.Gardner 1-15; J.Kerridge 1-12.
NU: K.Bell 2-51; K.Reed 2-23; B.Cotton 2-21;
    Q.Enunwa 2-14; A.Abdullah 2-4; S.Osborne 1-19;
    T.Marlowe 1-16; J.Turner 1-12; C.Zimmerer 1-6.

Attendance: 86,160

Abdullah
Photo by Dennis Hubbard. See more of his photos from the game.
 
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