Ameer Abdullah jumps over teammate Rex Burkhead in the first quarter.

Ohio St. 63
Nebraska 38

Oct. 6, 2012 - 7 p.m. Central
Ohio Stadium | Columbus, OH | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 14 10 7 7 38
Ohio St. 7 28 14 14 63
1st quarter
OSU - Roby 40 int. return (Basil kick) 8:29
NEB - Abdullah 1 run (Maher kick) 5:26
NEB - Abdullah 3 run (Maher kick) 1:50
2nd quarter
NEB - Maher 26 field goal, 11:59 
OSU - Hyde 1 run (Basil kick) 10:49
OSU - Heuerman 18 pass from Miller (Basil kick) 8:58
NEB - Martinez 9 run (Maher kick) 6:59
OSU - Hyde 7 run (Basil kick) 2:16
OSU - Miller 31 run (Basil kick) 0:23
3rd quarter
NEB - Cotton 3 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 12:50
OSU - Hyde 1 run (Basil kick) 8:15
OSU - Brown 76 punt return (Basil kick) 5:50
4th quarter
OSU - Smith 33 run (Basil kick) 10:27
NEB - Martinez 2 run (Maher kick) 5:38
OSU - Hyde 16 run (Basil kick) 0:48
 
                           NEB     OSU
First downs ............... 21      19
Rushing ................... 10      13 
  Passing .................. 7       5 
  Penalty .................. 4       1 
Rushes-Yards (net) .... 46-223  48-371
  Average per rush ....... 4.8     7.7 
Passing yards (net) ...... 214     127
  Att-Comp-Int ....... 25-15-3  14-7-0
Total offense ......... 71-437  62-498
  Avg gain per play ...... 6.2     8.0
Fumble returns-Yds ....... 0-0     0-0
Punt returns-Yds ........ 2-49    3-77
Kickoff returns-Yds .... 8-128    4-71
Int. returns-Yds ......... 0-0    3-52
Punts-Average ......... 4-43.5  4-43.8
Fumbles-Lost ............. 2-1     3-1
Penalties-Yards ......... 9-75    9-76
Possession time ........ 31:52   28:08
Third-down conv. ........ 5/14    5/11
Fourth-down con. ......... 2/2     1/2
Sacks by-Yards ........... 2-8    4-30

RUSHING
NEB: R.Burkhead 14-119; T.Martinez 18-40; A.Abdullah 7-28; B.Heard 5-24; I.Cross 1-13; TEAM 1-minus 1. 

OSU: B.Miller 16-186; C.Hyde 28-140; R.Smith 2-38; B.Buchanan 1-6; C.Brown 1-1.

PASSING
NEB: T.Martinez 15-25-3-214. 
OSU: B.Miller 7-14-0-127.

RECEIVING
NEB: K.Bell 5-133; J.Turner 3-24; B.Cotton 2-19; B.Heard 1-20; A.Abdullah 1-8; A.Janovich 1-5; Q.Enunwa 1-3; R.Burkhead 1-2.

OSU: C.Brown 3-35; J.Heuerman 2-53; N.Vannett 1-32; Z.Boren 1-7.

Attendance: 106,102



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Huskers Fall at Ohio State: Nebraska scored 17 straight points to take a 17-7 lead, but No. 12 Ohio State’s offense got rolling in the second quarter and never slowed down in a 63-38 win over the No. 21 Huskers.

Ohio State’s 63 points were the fourth-most against the Huskers in history and came even though NU’s defense held OSU without a first down in the first quarter.

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• OWH: 12
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• Postgame: PeliniMartinez
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OSU's Bradley Roby intercepts a pass intended for Quincy Enunwa.

Commentary

Sipple

UCLA made you wonder. Ohio State pretty much answered the question.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

This is Year Five and nights like Saturday aren’t supposed to happen.

Omaha World-Herald
Barfknecht

The Buckeyes’ spread offense had the Blackshirts looking downright Cosgrovian.

Omaha World-Herald
Shatel

You leave this game with serious doubts whether Pelini or Martinez will ever figure it out.

Omaha World-Herald
Whitney

Once the Buckeyes realized they didn’t have to throw to slice through the Black­shirts, it was game over.

Stryker

The Huskers were completely outclassed, undone and left in the dust by Braxton Miller.

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Votel

No process. No fixing us. No pointing the thumb. Just shock and disappointment.

Hail Varsity
Doyel

This was Urban Meyer’s statement game, and it wasn’t a pleasant statement for Nebraska or anyone else in the Big Ten.

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