Nebraska 20
Iowa 7

Nov. 25, 2011 - 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 0 10 3 7 20

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2nd quarter
NEB: Maher 40 field goal, 11:22
NEB: Reed 6 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 0:32
3rd quarter
NEB: Maher field goal, 4:42
4th quarter
NEB: Burkhead 2 run (Maher kick) 11:25
IOW: Coker 2 run (Meyer kick) 3:26

                           IOWA       NEB
First downs ................ 18        25
  By rushing ................ 7        13
  By passing ................ 7         9
  By penalty ................ 4         3
Rushes-Yards (net) ...... 24-88    61-222
Passing yards (net) ....... 182       163
  Att-Comp-Int ........ 35-16-1   22-12-0
Total offense  ......... 59-270    83-385
Fumble returns-Yards ...... 0-0       0-0
Punt returns-Yards ....... 2-18       2-1
Kickoff returns-Yards .... 4-82       0-0
Int. returns-Yards ........ 0-0       1-0
Punts-Average .......... 7-41.1    7-41.9
Fumbles-Lost .............. 1-1       2-0
Penalties-Yards .......... 5-50      9-74
Possession time ......... 22:13     37:47
Third-down conv. ......... 2/12     10/21
Fourth-down conv. ......... 1/2       1/1
Red-zone scores-Chances ... 1-1       3-3
Sacks by-Yards............. 0-0      1-11

RUSHING
IOW: M.Coker 18-87; J.Vandenberg 4-4; M.McNutt 1-0; TEAM 1-minus 3.

NEB: R.Burkhead 38-160; A.Abdullah 12-35; R.Martinez 4-20; T.Legate 1-5; T.Marlowe 2-3; A.Green 2-3; TEAM 2-minus 4.

PASSING
IOW: J.Vandenberg 16-35-1-182.
NEB: T.Martinez 12-22-0-163.

RECEIVING
IOW: K.Davis 4-41; M.McNutt 4-29; C.Fiedorowicz 3-41; M.Coker 3-39; B.Herman 1-22; K.Martin-Manley 1-10.

NEB: K.Bell 5-93; Q.Enunwa 3-41; B.Kinnie 2-11; R.Burkhead 1-12; K.Reed 1-6.

Attendance: 85,595

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Blackshirts, Burkhead carry Huskers to win

Nebraska used a stifling defensive effort and school-record performance from I-back Rex Burkhead to pick up its ninth win of the season with 20-7 victory over Iowa in the inaugural Heroes Game.

Burkhead carried a career-high 38 times for 160 yards and a touchdown to increase his season rushing total to 1,268 yards. His 38 totes broke the school record of 37 by Cory Ross in the 2003 Alamo Bowl.

While Burkhead punished the Hawkeye defense on the ground, the Blackshirts forced two turnovers and held the Hawkeyes to 270 total yards, 100 below Iowa’s season average.

Senior Lavonte David led the Blackshirts with eight tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The Butkus Award semifinalist now has 122 tackles on the season and 274 during his two-year career at Nebraska.

With the win, Nebraska finished the regular season with a 9-3 record, its fourth consecutive nine-win season under Bo Pelini and the program’s 38th in the last 42 years.

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2011 schedule
04/16 Red 32, White 29
09/03 Chattanooga W 40-7
09/10 Fresno St. W 42-29
09/17 Washington W 51-38
09/24 @ Wyoming W 38-14
10/01 @ Wisconsin L 17-48
10/08 Ohio St. W 34-27
10/22 @ Minnesota W 41-14
10/29 Michigan St. W 24-3
11/05 Northwestern L 25-28
11/12 @ Penn St. W 17-14
11/19 @ Michigan L 17-45
11/25 Iowa W 20-7
01/02 @ South Carolina L 13-30
Andrew Green takes down Iowa's Marcus Coker.

Commentary

Stryker

Nebraska rode Burkhead and David about as far as it could this season.

HuskerMax
Shatel

Some will call this a building block. Some will call it a dud.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

At the very least, Nebraska pulled out of neutral.

Lincoln Journal Star
Barfknecht

Ferentz's offensive plan was so conservative you expected to see him in a long dress, bloomers and high-button boots.

Omaha World-Herald
Husker Mike

Right from the start, the Blackshirts defended Iowa the same way they defended Michigan State.

Chatelain

You may be tired of reading about Burkhead and David. But days like Friday underscore their profound importance.

Omaha World-Herald
Hlas

One doesn’t know where to begin to assign blame on offense.

Cedar Rapids Gazette
Hansen

You kept waiting for the Hawkeyes to mount some kind of challenge. Any kind of a challenge.

Hawk Central
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