Northwestern 28
Nebraska 25

Nov. 5, 2011 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Northwestern 7 0 7 14 28
Nebraska 0 3 7 15 25

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1st quarter
NWN: Schmidt 2 run (Budzien kick) 2:08
2nd quarter
NEB: Maher 36 field goal, 2:26
3rd quarter
NWN: Colter 3 run (Budzien kick) 12:13
NEB: Marlowe 15 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 3:52
4th quarter
NWN: Ebert 81 pass from Colter (Budzien kick) 12:16
NEB: Burkhead 1 run (Martinez run) 8:55
NWN: Colter 1 run (Budzien kick) 1:34
NEB: Bell 14 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 0:18

                           NWN       NEB
First downs ............... 25        21
  By rushing .............. 15         6
  By passing ............... 9        14
  By penalty ............... 1         1
Rushes-Yards (net) .... 54-207    35-122
Passing yards (net) ...... 261       289
  Att-Comp-Int ....... 24-16-2   37-28-0
Total offense ......... 78-468    72-411
Fumble returns-Yards ..... 0-0       0-0
Punt returns-Yards ....... 0-0       1-0
Kickoff returns-Yards ... 3-83     5-115
Int. returns-Yards ....... 0-0      2-48
Punts-Average ......... 2-42.0    4-47.5
Fumbles-Lost ............. 1-1       2-2
Penalties-Yards ......... 2-20      6-41
Possession Time ........ 34:06     25:54
Third-down Conv. ..... 7 of 12  10 of 17
Fourth-down Conv. ..... 2 of 2    1 of 2
Sacks by: Number-Yds .... 1-10       1-7 
 
RUSHING
NWN: K.Colter 17-57; J.Schmidt 13-54; T.Green 14-54; D.Persa 5-35; V.Mark 2-6; A.Smith 2-3; TEAM 1-minus 2.

NEB: R.Burkhead 22-69; T.Martinez 12-53; A.Abdullah 1-0.
  
PASSING
NWN: D.Persa 9-14-1-79; K.Colter 4-6-0-115; T.Siemian 3-4-1-67.

NEB: T.Martinez 28-37-0-289.
 
RECEIVING
NWN: J.Ebert 6-147; D.Dunsmore 4-39; K.Colter 3-57; C.Brown 1-10; T.Green 1-5; D.Fields 1-3.

NEB: B.Kinnie 6-42; K.Bell 5-58; R.Burkhead 5-34; T.Marlowe 4-44; B.Cotton 3-36; Q.Enunwa 2-34; K.Reed 2-31; K.Cooper 1-10.

Attendance: 85,115

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’Cats outplay Huskers, notch upset in Lincoln

Taylor Martinez completed 28 of 37 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to prevent No. 9 Nebraska from being upset by visiting Northwestern, 28-25.

Martinez and the Huskers produced 397 yards of total offense, but Nebraska trailed from nearly start to finish against the Wildcats. Northwestern generated 470 yards of total offense with a balanced attack that included 261 passing yards and 209 rushing yards.

Northwestern held Nebraska’s rushing game to 122 yards on 35 carries.

Martinez played a turnover-free game, but Nebraska lost two fumbles while the Blackshirts forced three Northwestern turnovers, including Austin Cassidy’s interception in the end zone and 50-yard return to set up Nebraska’s first touchdown in the third quarter.

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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 celebrates his first career TD.

Commentary

Stryker

I never thought I’d see Northwestern nearly double up Nebraska in rushing yardage, but that’s what happened.

HuskerMax
Shatel

Call it the annual gag. Or the yearly hiccup. But until Nebraska learns to avoid this sort of glitch, there won't be any BCS bowls or conference championships in Bo Pelini's program.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

The Husker offensive line, a potent group most of the season, took about three steps backward.

Lincoln Journal Star
Callahan

Tim Beck should've called more man beaters with NU's wide receivers to take what the Wildcats were giving him.

HuskerOnline
Chatelain

The Blackshirts physically dominated Michigan State a week ago. This time, they were the nail.

Omaha World-Herald
Bishop

The most disturbing development was the Blackshirt defense’s complete inability to stop the Wildcats when it mattered most.

Hamar

Time after time, just when it looked like the Huskers might be able to seize that momentum, Northwestern would answer.

Grand Island Independent
Husker Mike

Only two players seemed to show up this afternoon for Nebraska: Taylor Martinez and Brett Maher.

Hoppen

Northwestern gave the Huskers a gut punch and it's going to hurt. But Martinez's pinpoint passing brings hope at least.

Daily Nebraskan
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