Taylor Martinez on his 76-yard TD run.

Wisconsin 70
Nebraska 31

Dec. 1, 2012 - 7:17 p.m. Central
Big Ten Championship Game | Indianapolis, IN | Fox
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 0 7 14 31
Wisconsin 21 21 21 7 70
1st quarter
UW - Melvin Gordon 56 run (Kyle French kick) 13:01
UW - Marcus Cromartie 29 interception return (French kick) 12:53
NU - Taylor Martinez 76 run (Brett Maher kick) 10:58 
NU - Maher 32 field goal, 4:46
UW - James White 9 run (French kick) 1:01
2nd quarter
UW - White 1 run (French kick) 11:11
UW - Montee Ball 16 run (French kick) 7:15
UW - Sam Arneson 3 pass from White (French kick), 0:02
3rd quarter
UW - Montee Ball 9 run (Jack Russell kick) 14:13
NU - Taylor Martinez 11 run (Maher kick) 10:47
UW - Ball 57 run (Russell kick) 9:27
UW - White 68 run (Russell kick) 6:42
4th quarter
NU - Braylon Heard 9 run (Maher kick) 12:14
UW - White 10 run (Russell kick) 8:57
NU - Imani Cross 26 run (Maher kick) 0:51
 
                            NEB     WIS
FIRST DOWNS................. 23      24
  Rushing .................. 11      19 
  Passing ................... 9       4 
  Penalty ................... 3       1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 44-282  50-539
  Average per rush ........ 6.4    10.8
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 195     101
  Att-Comp-Int......... 34-18-2  10-8-0
  Average per attempt...... 5.7    10.1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 78-477  60-640
  Average per play......... 6.1    10.7
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0     0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 1--1     0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yds....... 2-52     0-0
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0    2-51
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 5-40.8  3-47.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-1     0-0
Penalties-Yards........... 4-40    4-51
Possession Time.......... 30:15   29:45
Third-Down Conv........... 6/16     5/9
Fourth-Down Conv........... 1/2     0/0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 3-3     6-6
  Touchdowns .............. 2-3     6-6 
  Field goals ............. 1-3     0-6 
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 0-0    6-33

RUSHING
NU: T.Martinez 19-140; R.Burkhead 11-61; I.Cross 3-35; B.Heard 6-28; A.Abdullah 5-18.

UW: M.Gordon 9-216; M.Ball 21-202; J.White 15-109; K.Doe 1-12; C.Phillips 2-3; TEAM 2-minus 3. 

PASSING
NU: T.Martinez 17-33-2-184; R.Burkhead 1-1-0-11.

UW: C.Phillips 6-8-0-71; J.Abbrederis 1-1-0-27; J.White 1-1-0-3.  

RECEIVING
NU: J.Turner 5-63; Q.Enunwa 5-51; K.Reed 2-29; R.Burkhead 2-18; K.Bell 2-14; A.Abdullah 1-11; B.Cotton 1-9.

UW: J.Abbrederis 2-29; C.Phillips 1-27; J.White 1-22; D.Watt 1-10; J.Pedersen 1-9; S.Arneson 1-3; J.Duckworth 1-1.

Attendance: 41,260

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Huskers Fall to Badgers: Taylor Martinez produced his fifth 100-yard rushing effort of the year, including an electrifying 76-yard scramble for a TD, but Wisconsin controlled the action from start to finish in a 70-31 win for the Big Ten championship.

The Badgers’ 539 rushing yards were the most ever allowed by a Husker defense, bettering Oklahoma’s 506 in 1956. UW’s 70 points tied for the second most ever allowed by Nebraska.

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

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• Highlights: Huskers.com, ESPN.com, BTN
• Single plays: Bell block, Various
• Postgame: Pelini, Reed & Smith
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James White runs past David Santos.

Commentary

Sipple

Maybe you thought you had seen the last of this stuff. Well, we were wrong.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

Why, for the third time this season, did the Husker defense get blown off the field?

Grand Island Independent
Stryker

Unfortunately, this pretty much wipes out the nation’s memory of four great double-digit comebacks.

HuskerMax
Barfknecht

The unvarnished truth is that much of the six-game winning streak NU toted to Indy was coated in fool’s gold.

Omaha World-Herald
Chatelain

Ruined is any hope that college football will take NU seriously anytime soon.

Omaha World-Herald
Shatel

This was simply Wisconsin lining up and kicking Nebraska’s butt.

Omaha World-Herald
Callahan

Nebraska’s defensive line got blown off the line unlike we’ve ever seen before under Pelini.

HuskerOnline
Oates

The Badgers looked like a team that had been lying in wait for just this moment.

Wisconsin State Journal
Vogel

You probably have a lot of questions. I don’t have a lot of answers.

Hail Varsity
Husker Mike

It raises questions, and rightfully so, about the direction of the Nebraska football program.

Corn Nation
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