Michigan 45
Nebraska 17

Nov. 19, 2011 - 11 a.m. Central
Michigan Stadium | Ann Arbor, MI | ESPN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 3 7 0 17
Michigan 10 7 14 14 45
A hit by Terrence Robinson knocks the ball loose during Kenny Bell’s return of the opening second-half kickoff. · The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph, Mich.) · Newspapers.com
1st quarter
UM: Gallon 6 pass from Robinson (Gibbons kick) 8:17
UM: Gibbons 42 field goal, 2:03
NU: Kinnie 54 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 1:17
2nd quarter
NU: Maher 51 field goal, 12:12
UM: Robinson 14 run (Gibbons kick) 6:05
3rd quarter
UM: Robinson 1 run (Gibbons kick) 11:23
UM: Toussaint 1 run (Gibbons kick) 5:03
NU: Abdullah 3 run (Maher kick) 0:53
4th quarter
UM: Odoms 38 pass from Robinson (Gibbons kick) 10:14
UM: Toussaint 31 run (Gibbons kick) 7:33
 
                            NU        UM
First downs ............... 11        24
  By rushing ............... 7        14
  By passing ............... 4         6
  By penalty ............... 0         4
Rushes-Yards (net) .... 31-138    61-238
Passing yards (net) ...... 122       180
  Comp-Att-Int ........ 9-23-0   11-19-1
Total offense ......... 54-260    80-418
Fumbles-Lost ............. 4-3       0-0
Penalties-Yards ......... 8-73      5-45
Punts-Average ......... 6-46.0    4-36.8
Punt returns-Avg ...... 1-11.0     5-6.6
Kickoff returns-Avg ... 7-22.7    3-23.3
Int. returns-Yds ........ 1-10       0-0
Fumble returns-Yds ....... 0-0       0-0
Possession time ........ 18:39     41:13
Third-down conv.  ....... 3/13      8/18
Fourth-down conv. ........ 0/2       1/1
Sacks by-Yards .......... 1-13       3-4

RUSHING
NU: T.Martinez 16-49; R.Burkhead 10-36; R.Marlowe 1-23; A.Abdullah 2-19; L.David 1-6; A.Green 1-5

UM: F.Toussaint 29-138; D.Robinson 23-83; S.Hopkins 2-15; D.Dileo 1-4; M.Odoms 1-1; M.Shaw 2-0; TEAM 3-(-3).
  
PASSING
NU: T.Martinez 9-23-0 122.
UM: D.Robinson 11-18-1 180; D.Gardner 0-1-0 0.
  
RECEIVING
NU: T.Marlowe 3-24; Q.Enunwa 3-21; B.Kinnie 1-54; K.Reed 1-15; K.Bell 1-8.

UM: J.Gallon 3-34; M.Odoms 2-47; J.Hemingway 2-34; F.Toussaint 2-4; R.Roundtree 1-46; D.Dileo 1-15.
		
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Second-half miscues spell doom for NU

Nebraska dropped out of contention for the Big Ten Legends Division title as a collection of special teams miscues turned a tight game at halftime into a 45-17 loss at Michigan.

Trailing by 17-10, The Huskers received the second-half kickoff with a chance to tie the game. But Kenny Bell fumbled after a good return and Michigan recovered at the NU 33. Seven plays later, the Wolverines scored to take a 24-10 lead.

On Nebraska’s next possession, the Huskers drove 30 yards to midfield, where Brett Maher’s punt was blocked after he dropped the snap. The Wolverines drove to the Nebraska 5, where they picked up a first down on a fake field goal. One play later, it was 31-10.

The Huskers pulled within 31-17 late in the third quarter and forced a Michigan punt early in the fourth, but Wil Richards drew a disputed flag for roughing the punter. Seven plays later, Michigan extended its advantage to 38-17.

Another miscue ensued as Tim Marlowe returned the Michigan kickoff 22 yards before fumbling. Michigan recovered but missed a field goal after a three-and-out. Two plays later, however, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez fumbled it back to Michigan while being sacked. On the next play, Michigan’s Fitzgerald Toussaint uncorked a highlight-reel 31-yard touchdown run to seal the Wolverines’ 45-17 win.

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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
Brandon Kinnie breaks free for a first-quarter TD.

Commentary

Stryker

Nebraska looked like a mid-level team that is headed for a mid-level bowl game.

HuskerMax
Shatel

We thought Pelini had Nebraska coming back. But days like these make you shake your head.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Nebraska's defense felt plenty of stress, in part because the Husker offense didn't exactly carry its share of the load.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

Time of possession is sometimes a misleading statistic. Other times, like this one, it’s very telling.

Grand Island Independent
Chatelain

This has been going on since Pelini arrived. Just when Nebraska starts acting like a big boy, it spills Kool-Aid on the carpet.

Omaha World-Herald
Severe

Nebraska seemed not only outmatched and outcoached, but Michigan's players just looked more athletic.

1620 The Zone
Husker Mike

Michigan's defense dominated the Huskers today, and it started up front.

Greenberg

Average teams don't travel well. And Nebraska – certainly by Big Ten standards – is little more than an average team.

Sporting News
Sharp

Today's victory legitimized this season.

Detroit Free Press
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