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Nebraska 38
Minnesota 14

Nov. 17, 2012 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Minnesota 0 0 0 14 14
Nebraska 10 14 14 0 38
1st quarter
NEB: Brett Maher 39 field goal, 11:49
NEB: Kenny Bell 36 pass from Taylor Martinez (Maher kick) 6:05 
2nd quarter
NEB: Imani Cross 3 run (Maher kick) 7:47 
NEB: Cross 1 run (Maher kick) 4:22 
3rd quarter
NEB: Bell 30 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 8:57 
NEB: Stanley Jean-Baptiste 48 int. return (Maher kick) 1:12  
4th quarter
MIN: MarQueis Gray 1 run (Jordan Wettstein kick) 7:39
MIN: Gray 6 run (Wettstein kick) 2:59
 
                             MIN      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.................. 11       25
  Rushing..................... 3        7
  Passing..................... 5       15
  Penalty..................... 3        3
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)........ 29-87   47-133
  Average Per Rush.......... 3.0      2.8
PASSING YDS (NET)............ 90      311
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 28-10-2  33-22-0
  Avg. Per Attempt.........  3.2      9.4
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 57-177   80-444
  Average Gain Per Play..... 3.1      5.6
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 3-18      3-7
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 1-28     1-23
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 0-0     2-48
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 11-35.0   6-42.7
Fumbles-Lost................ 1-0      5-2
Penalties-Yards............ 4-37     5-47
Possession Time........... 25:09    34:51
Third-Down Conv. ....... 1 of 13  7 of 15
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 0   0 of 0
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 2-9     1-10

RUSHING
MIN: R.Williams 7-26; M.Shortell 1-14; J.Gillum 4-13; K.Maye 2-12; D.Kirkwood 7-11; M.Gray 2-7; P.Nelson 6-4.

NEB: A.Abdullah 18-79; T.Martinez 8-22; I.Cross 10-19; B.Heard 7-18; TEAM 2-minus 2; R.Kellogg III 2-minus 3.

PASSING
MIN: P.Nelson 8-23-2-59;
     M.Shortell 2-5-0-31.
NEB: T.Martinez 21-29-0-308;
     R.Kellogg III 1-4-0-3.

RECEIVING
MIN: D.Crawford-Tufts 3-22; R.Williams 2-14; A.McDonald 1-26; D.Engel 1-17; B.Green 1-7; I.Fruechte 1-4; D.Kirkwood 1-0.

NEB: K.Bell 9-136; J.Turner 6-83; Q.Enunwa 4-65; K.Reed 2-24; S.Osborne 1-3.

Attendance: 85,330 

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Huskers Dominate Gophers: Nebraska dominated bowl-eligible Minnesota for three quarters to take a 38-0 lead before settling for a 38-14 win.

While the defense dominated, Taylor Martinez, Kenny Bell and the rest of NU’s offense marched up and down the field during the first three quarters. Martinez completed 21 of 29 passes for 308 yards as he became the Huskers’ career passing leader. Bell hauled in nine catches for 137 yards with two TDs.

Omaha World-Herald
Lincoln Journal Star
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Photos & video

Photos: US Presswire (1, 2), Huskers.com, OWH (1, 2), LJS (1, 2), AP & Getty, Hail Varsity

Video

• Highlights: Huskers.com, ESPN, NCAA.com
• Single plays: Bell catch, Stafford INT
• Postgame: Pelini, Smith, Martinez, Bell, Martin
• Pregame & halftime: Cards, Osborne, Seniors, Thank-yous
• Full game: DVD | YouTube
Pregame links & info
Quincy Enunwa makes a catch in traffic.

Commentary

Sipple

It was indeed impressive. A win against the Gophers is no gimme.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

Osborne’s run was the eye of the emotional hurricane.

Omaha World-Herald
Chatelain

What’s remarkable about Nebraska’s receivers isn’t just their achievement, it’s their improvement.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

There are signs that the Huskers are going to be very tough for anyone to beat as the 2012 season winds down.

HuskerMax
Scoggins

This one was 10 shades of ugly and not even remotely competitive.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Vogel

The Huskers actually looked like a team that was tired of being average.

Hail Varsity
Hamar

It was a great way for the legend that is Tom Osborne to wind up his career at Memorial Stadium.

Grand Island Independent
Callahan

In some ways Saturday’s 38-14 win over Minnesota felt like one of Osborne’s dominating perfor­mances from the ’90s.

HuskerOnline
Whitney

It was a fitting tribute, as the game resembled so many previous games with Osborne at the helm.

York

After 50 years of heavy lifting … the time has come for Tom Osborne to laugh more.

Huskes.com
Husker Mike

The secondary is simply playing really, really well now and is gelling under Terry Joseph.

Corn Nation
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