Nebraska 34
Ohio St. 27

Oct. 8, 2011 - 7 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Ohio St. 10 10 7 0 27
Nebraska 3 3 14 14 34

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1st quarter
OSU: Basil 41 field goal, 7:16 
NEB: Maher 50 field goal, 5:15
OSU: Stoneburner 32 pass from Miller (Basil kick) 1:51
2nd quarter
OSU: Hyde 63 run (Basil kick) 12:46
NEB: Maher 34 field goal, 2:44
OSU: Basil 25 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
OSU: Hyde 1 run (Basil kick) 10:53
NEB: Martinez 18 run (Maher kick) 7:23
NEB: Enunwa 36 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 1:44
4th quarter
NEB: Burkhead 30 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 7:35
NEB: Burkhead 17 run (Maher kick) 5:10
  
                             OSU      NEB
First downs ................. 16       25
  By rushing ................. 9       13
  By passing ................. 5        9
  By penalty ................. 2        3
Rushes-Yards (net) ...... 41-243   51-232
Passing yards (net) ........ 108      191
  Att-Comp-Int .......... 18-6-1  22-16-1
Total offense ........... 59-351   73-423
Fumble returns-Yards ....... 0-0      0-0
Punt returns-Yards ......... 0-0      2-6
Kickoff returns-Yards .... 5-116    5-111
Int. Returns-Yards ......... 1-7      1-0
Punts-Average ........... 6-43.3   4-44.2
Fumbles-Lost ............... 2-1      2-0
Penalties-Yards ........... 9-75     6-50
Possession Time .......... 29:17    30:43
Third-down conv. .......... 5/13     7/15
Fourth-down conv. .......... 0/0      0/1
Red-zone scores-Chances .... 2-2      3-4
Sacks by-Yards ............. 2-8      1-1
  
RUSHING
OSU: C.Hyde 13-104; B.Miller 10-91; J.Hall 17-49; J.Bauserman 1-(minus-1)

NEB: R.Burkhead 26-119; T.Martinez 17-102; A.Abdullah 2-16; A.Green 1-7; T.Marlowe 1-2; TEAM 3-(minus-7); J.Turner 1-(minus-7)
  
PASSING
OSU: B.Miller 5-8-0-95; J.Bauserman 1-10-1-13
NEB: T.Martinez 16-22-1-191
  
RECEIVING
OSU: C.Brown 3-61; J.Stoneburner 1-32; Z.Boren 1-11; D.Smith 1-4

NEB: R.Burkhead 5-59; K.Bell 3-33; K.Reed 3-28; B.Kinnie 2-14; Q.Enunwa 1-36; K.Cooper 1-17; B.Cotton 1-4

Attendance: 85,426

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Huskers rally from 21 down to beat Buckeyes

Things were looking hopeless in Lincoln when Ohio State took a 27-6 lead early in the second half, but the game changed with Lavonte David’s tackle and strip of OSU quarterback Braxton Miller midway through the third quarter.

Two plays later, the Huskers scored the first of their four unanswered touchdowns for the largest comeback win in program history, 34-27.

Quarterback Taylor Martinez’s 18-yard touchdown dash started the Huskers’ second-half scoring spree. On Ohio State’s next possession, the Buckeyes caught a bad break with an injury to Miller.

Nebraska responded with an 80-yard touchdown drive capped by Martinez’s 36-yard touchdown pass to Quincy Enunwa, cutting the deficit to 27-20.

In the fourth quarter, the Huskers drove 72 and 78 yards, with Rex Burkhead scoring on a 30-yard pass play and a 17-yard run.

After being outyarded in the first half by 246-117, the Huskers outgained the Buckeyes 306-105 in the final 30 minutes.

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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
David's strip of Miller

Commentary

Stryker

Lavonte David, seemingly the last Blackshirt with a pulse, pumped life into the whole team with an All-America play.

HuskerMax
Shatel

We saw the worst of Nebraska football, and then best, all wrapped up in 60 madcap minutes.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Nebraska somehow pulled off a triumph that, in the span of the second half, altered the mood of a skittish fan base.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

[Martinez] swallowed his anger, found his poise and rallied his team.

Omaha World-Herald
Husker Mike

[Martinez] kept his poise all night long, much to the chagrin of a couple of Martinez-bashers that were within earshot of me.

York

David turned crisis into opportunity and angst into hope,

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Neeley

There are no easy answers why this team has lost its edge on defense. Maybe it gained some of that back on this night.

Hastings Tribune
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