Taylor Martinez hands off to Rex Burkhead

Nebraska 13
Iowa 7

Nov. 23, 2012 - 11:07 a.m. Central
Kinnick Stadium | Iowa City, IA | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 3 0 10 0 13
Iowa 7 0 0 0 7
1st quarter
NEBR - Brett Maher 26 field goal, 6:51
IOWA - James Vandenberg 1 run (Mike Meyer kick) 0:28
3rd quarter
NEBR - Maher 52 field goal, 9:30
NEBR - Rex Burkhead 3 run (Maher kick) 3:10 

                            NEBR     IOWA
FIRST DOWNS.................. 16       13
  Rushing.................... 13        7
  Passing..................... 3        6
  Penalty..................... 0        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 53-200   39-108
  Average Per Rush.......... 3.8      2.8
PASSING YDS (NET)............ 63       92
  Att-Comp-Int........... 14-8-0  24-11-2
  Average Per Attempt....... 4.5      3.8
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS...... 67-263   63-200
  Avg. Gain Per Play........ 3.9      3.2
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 2-0     1-29
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 1-15      1-8
Int. Returns-Yards......... 2-11      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 6-43.2   7-40.1
Fumbles-Lost................ 3-2      1-0
Penalties-Yards............ 2-25      1-5
Possession Time........... 30:58    29:02
Third-Down Conv. ....... 4 of 14  5 of 15
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 2 of 2   0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 2-3      1-2
  Touchdowns................ 1-3      1-2
  Field goals............... 1-3      0-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 1-6     2-10

RUSHING
NEBR: R.Burkhead 16-69; A.Abdullah 14-50; B.Heard 4-46; T.Martinez 16-41; TEAM 3-minus 6.

IOWA: M.Weisman 29-91; G.Garmon 5-19; J.Vandenberg 5-minus 2. 

PASSING
NEBR: T.Martinez 8-14-0-63. 
IOWA: J.Vandenberg 11-24-2-92.

RECEIVING
NEBR: B.Cotton 3-39; Q.Enunwa 2-8; S.Osborne 1-7; R.Burkhead 1-6; A.Abdullah 1-3.

IOWA: C.Fiedorowicz 6-56; K.Martin-Manley 3-19; K.Davis 1-11; H.Krieger Coble 1-6.

Attendance: 69,805

Spencer Long
Spencer Long high-fives fans after the game.

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Huskers Punch Ticket to Indy: Nebraska used a stifling defense and a punishing running game to down Iowa and clinch a spot in the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis.

NU’s seniors shined, as Alonzo Whaley and Eric Martin had career afternoons on defense. I-back Rex Burkhead made his return in the second half after missing the last four games, rushing for 69 yards and scoring the winning TD.

For the fifth time this season, Nebraska rallied from a second-half deficit to win.

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Photos: Huskers.com, OWH (1, 2), LJS (1, 2), US Presswire, Getty, BTN

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• Highlights: 1, 2
• Single plays: Stafford INT, Whaley INT
• Postgame: Pelini, Martinez, Whaley, Burkhead
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Eric Martin sack

Commentary

Stryker

Just how mentally – and physically – tough the Blackshirts have become will be tested Dec. 1.

HuskerMax
Whitney

It was the second half running of Burkhead that will be remembered most.

Callahan

In some ways it reminded me of Nebraska’s 13-3 win at Oklahoma in 1994 against a 6-6 Sooner squad.

HuskerOnline
Hamar

The Hawkeyes played extremely hard, and the weather conditions were a great equalizer.

Grand Island Independent
Sipple

Let’s tip a stocking cap to a well-rounded outfit that is determined to help boost Nebraska to its previous elite stature.

Lincoln Journal Star
Harty

The game ripped open the same scab on offense that’s been bleeding throughout the season.

Iowa City Press-Citizen
Hlas

This year’s Hawkeye offense fell off a football cliff.

Cedar Rapids Gazette
Shatel

From division champ to conference champ, it’s like jumping over a canyon.

Omaha World-Herald
Barfknecht

Coaches in all sports sell either hope or results. Ferentz has neither right now.

Omaha World-Herald
Vogel

The already impossibly large legend of Rex Burkhead grew again.

Hail Varsity
Chatelain

The Huskers are not a national title contender. They aren’t even in the Top 10. But dangit, they fight.

Omaha World-Herald
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