Taylor Martinez on a first-half run.

Nebraska 23
Michigan 9

Oct. 27, 2012 - 7 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Michigan 0 6 3 0 9
Nebraska 0 7 9 7 23
2nd quarter
NU - Bell 32 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 13:17 Video
UM - Gibbons 52 field goal, 8:21
UM - Gibbons 24 field goal, 2:38
3rd quarter
NU - Maher 19 field goal, 11:48
NU - Maher 51 field goal, 8:41
NU - Maher 31 field goal, 4:43
UM - Gibbons 38 field goal, 0:42
4th quarter
NU - Abdullah 12 run (Maher kick) 10:19 Video
 
                              UM       NU
First downs.................. 18       20
  By rushing.................. 5       10
  By passing.................. 7        8
  By penalty.................. 6        2
Rushing attempts-Yds ..... 37-95   41-160
  Average Per Rush.......... 2.6      3.9
Passing yards (net) ......... 93      166
  Comp-Att-Int........... 9-27-3  14-24-1
  Average per attempt....... 3.4      6.9
Total offense............ 64-188   65-326
  Avg. gain per play........ 2.9      5.0
Fumbles-Lost................ 1-0      1-1
Penalties-Yards............ 3-44    8-104
Punts-Average............ 4-39.8   4-42.2
  Net yards per punt....... 39.8     38.0
Punt returns-Average.... 2-(-1.5)   0-0.0
Kickoff returns-Avg. .... 4-23.8   3-24.7
Interceptions-Yds........... 1-0     3-53
Possession time........... 31:36    28:24
Third-down conv. ....... 5 of 15  4 of 12
Fourth-down conv. ....... 0 of 0   0 of 0
Sacks by: Number-Yds .....  1-10     2-17

RUSHING
UM: D.Robinson 10-46; F.Toussaint 15-38; J.Gallon 3-17; R.Bellomy 5-0; V.Smith 4-minus-6.

NU: T.Martinez 14-58; A.Abdullah 24-101; A.Cross 2-4; TEAM 1-minus-3.

PASSING
UM: D.Robinson 6-11-0-55;
    R.Bellomy 3-16-3 38.
NU: T.Martinez 14-24-1-166. 

RECEIVING
UM: J.Jackson 2-14; V.Smith 2-11; J.Gallon 2-9; R.Roundtree 1-32; D.Gardner 1-15; J.Kerridge 1-12.

NU: K.Bell 2-51; K.Reed 2-23; B.Cotton 2-21; Q.Enunwa 2-14; A.Abdullah 2-4; S.Osborne 1-19; T.Marlowe 1-16; J.Turner 1-12; C.Zimmerer 1-6.

Attendance: 86,160

Seung Hoon Choi blocks for Ameer Abdullah
Seung Hoon Choi blocks for Ameer Abdullah. Click image for more Dennis Hubbard photos.

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Blackshirts Lead NU Past No. 20 Michigan: The Nebraska Blackshirts mustered their best defensive effort of the season, holding Michigan to just 188 total yards and no touchdowns in a 23-9 victory over the No. 20 Wolverines.

In a game controlled by the defenses, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez engineered the game’s only two touchdown drives in his duel with Michigan dual-threat quarterback Denard Robinson, who left the game with an injury late in the first half.

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Photos

• OWH: 1, 2
• LJS: 1, 2

 

Video

• Interceptions: SmithStafford, Jean-Baptiste
• Postgame: PeliniAbdullah, SmithSirlesFisher
• Full game: DVD | YouTube
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Stanley Jean-Baptiste picks off a pass late in the game.

Commentary

Sipple

Say this for Pelini’s crew: It reflects its coach in that it has plenty of fight.

Lincoln Journal Star
Seidel

If you take the reward of using a running quarterback, you have to accept the other side.

Detroit Free Press
Shatel

You lose players over the course of a season. It’s the replaceable parts that win games and championships.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

Lavonte David … was watching from the Husker sidelines, and he must have enjoyed what he saw.

HuskerMax
Callahan

Saturday was a nice win for the Huskers, but as we know nothing with this team is guaranteed.

HuskerOnline
Whitney

It’s hard to say the Blackshirts deserve anything other than an A+.

Forgrave

Saturday’s game was more notable for what it wasn’t – a game that mattered – than what it was.

FoxSports.com
Vogel

The pressure will be even higher next week. And the week after that. And the week after that.

Hail Varsity
Meinke

Make no mistake: Michigan wasn’t firing even when Robinson was in the game.

MLive.com
Helfand

Michigan had no quarterback, no plan, no chance against a Nebraska defense smelling blood in the water.”

Michigan Daily
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