Nebraska 41
Minnesota 14

Oct. 22, 2011 - 2:36 p.m. Central
TCF Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, MN | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 24 7 0 41
Minnesota 0 0 7 7 14
1st quarter
NEB: Maher 22 field goal, 8:03 
NEB: Legate 10 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 3:27
2nd quarter
NEB: Bell 82 run (Maher kick) 14:38
NEB: Maher 25 field goal, 9:49 
NEB: Cassidy 11 fumble return (Maher kick) 9:34
NEB: Burkhead 4 run (Maher kick) 0:33
3rd quarter
MIN: Gray 5 run (Hawthorne kick) 6:45
NEB: Green 4 run (Bondi kick) 0:39
4th quarter
MIN: Bennett 6 run (Hawthorne kick) 1:41
 
                             NEB      MIN
FIRST DOWNS ................. 27       11
  By rushing ................ 20        7 
  By passing ................. 7        4 
  By penalty ................. 0        0
Rushes-Yards (net)....... 56-346   39-132
Passing yards (net) ........ 169      122
  Att-Comp-Int ......... 23-14-0   18-9-0
Total offense  .......... 79-515   57-254
Fumble returns-Yards ...... 1-11      0-0
Punt returns-Yards ......... 0-0      0-0
Kickoff returns-Yards ..... 2-33    8-195
Int. returns-Yards ......... 0-0      0-0
Punts-Average ........... 2-24.5   6-33.2
Fumbles-Lost ............... 2-0      3-1
Penalties-yards ........... 5-43     5-55
Possession time .......... 31:52    28:08
Third-down conv. .......... 8/17     7/15
Fourth-down conv. .......... 3/3      1/2
Red-zone scores-Chances .... 5-5      2-3
Sacks by-Yards ............. 0-0      0-0

RUSHING
NEB: R.Burkhead 23-117; K.Bell 1-82; T.Martinez 10-52; B.Heard 7-42; A.Abdullah 7-30; A.Green 6-20; T.Legate 1-3; A.Jones 1-0. 

MIN: M.Gray 17-67; D.Bennett 12-55; D.Kirkwood 8-17; M.Jones 1-0; TEAM 1-minus 7.

PASSING
NEB: T.Martinez 13-22-0-162; B.Carnes 1-1-0-7.
MIN: M.Gray 9-18-0-122.

RECEIVING
NEB: K.Bell 4-25; B.Kinnie 2-58; B.Cotton 2-25; J.Turner 2-20; K.Cooper 1-16; T.Legate 1-10; T.Marlowe 1-8; Q.Enunwa 1-7.

MIN: D.McKnight 2-77; D.Crawford-Tufts 2-17; M.Jones 1-9; C.McGarry 1-6; B.Green 1-6; D.Goodger 1-4; E.Lair 1-3.

Attendance: 49,187

Austin Cassidy
Austin Cassidy scores on a second-quarter fumble return.

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Huskers cruise to road victory over Gophers

Nebraska scored on all five of its offensive possessions in the first half and added a defensive score to jump to a 34-0 halftime lead on its way to a 41-14 victory at Minnesota.

The victory marked Nebraska’s 15th straight in the series with the Gophers and gave the Huskers their first Big Ten Conference road win.

Nebraska dominated in every phase of the game, amassing 515 yards of total offense to just 254 for the Golden Gophers. Eighty-nine of Minnesota’s yards came on its final drive of the game against Husker reserves.

Junior I-back Rex Burkhead led the Huskers with 117 yards rushing on 23 attempts as Nebraska’s ground game rolled for 346 yards.

Nebraska’s most explosive rushing play came from wide receiver Kenny Bell, who scored on an 82-yard run on a reverse early in the second quarter. It was longest touchdown run by a freshman in Nebraska history.

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Pregame & team info
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
Tim Marlowe's third-down catch keeps a drive alive.

Commentary

Stryker

The defensive line held up pretty well in its first outing without Jared Crick.

HuskerMax
Shatel

Nebraska did what it was expected to do. This was essentially a second bye week.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Is Nebraska's discipline and execution on defense improving? What did Saturday really tell us? Anything?

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

It's time for his defense to start playing like the 2009-10 editions.

Omaha World-Herald
Zatechka

NU did to an inferior opponent what they should have.

Hamar

It’s a young team that may be maturing right before our eyes.

Grand Island Independent
Hoppen

Martinez is making strides as a passer. But he's far from refined.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Mike

With an opponent playing so poorly, Nebraska did what good teams do...pounce.

Powers

Minnesota even outscored Nebraska 14-7 in the second half. Woohoo! Have a juice box, fellas.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
Reusse

The score was 34-0 at halftime Saturday and, at that moment, Nebraska had scored 145 consecutive points vs. Minnesota.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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