Sean Fisher tackles Montee Ball in the second half.

Nebraska 30
Wisconsin 27

Sep. 29, 2012 - 7:12 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Wisconsin 14 6 7 0 27
Nebraska 3 7 17 3 30
1st quarter
WIS - Ball 2 run (Russell kick) 11:02
WIS - Ball 1 run (Russell kick) 7:20
NEB - Maher 26 field goal, 5:29 
2nd quarter
WIS - Abbrederis 29 pass from Joel Stave (kick failed) 11:50
NEB - Burkhead 3 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 3:11
3rd quarter
WIS - Ball 2 run (French kick) 10:29
NEB - Martinez 38 run (Maher kick) 8:56
NEB - Reed 10 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 3:47
NEB - Maher 38 field goal, 0:55 
4th quarter
NEB - Maher 41 field goal, 9:41
 
                            WIS      NEB
First downs................. 17       24
  By rushing ................ 5       13
  By passing ................ 9       10
  By penalty ................ 3        1
Rushes-Yards (net) ...... 41-56   46-259
  Average per rush .........1.4      5.6
Passing yards (net) ....... 239      181
  Att-Comp-Int ........ 28-15-0  29-17-0
Total offense .......... 69-295   75-440
  Avg gain per play ....... 4.3      5.9
Fumble returns-Yards ...... 0-0      1-6
Punt returns-Yards ....... 2-13     3-18
Punts-Average .......... 7-46.7   3-46.7
  Net yards per punt ..... 44.1     42.3
Fumbles-Lost .............. 3-1      6-2
Penalties-Yards .......... 2-15     6-70
Possession time ......... 29:00    31:00
Third-down conv. ...... 4 of 15  5 of 13
Fourth-down conv. ...... 1 of 2   0 of 0
Sacks by-Yards ........... 1-10     3-35

RUSHING
WIS: M.Ball 32-90; M.Gordon 2-5; J.Abbrederis 1-4; TEAM 1-minus 5; J.White 1-minus 5; J.Stave 4-minus 33.

NEB: T.Martinez 13-107; R.Burkhead 18-86; A.Abdullah 10-70; B.Heard 2-1; TEAM 3-minus 5.

PASSING
WIS: J.Stave 12-23-0-214; D.O'Brien 3-4-0-25
NEB: T.Martinez 17-29-0-181.

RECEIVING
WIS: J.Abbrederis; J.Fredrick 3-27; K.Doe 2-25; C.Hammond 1-30; M.Gordon 1-8; D.Watt 1-7.

NEB: K.Bell 4-57; A.Abdullah 3-22; B.Cotton 2-36; K.Reed 2-21; Q.Enunwa 2-12; R.Burkhead 2-2; J.Turner 1-27; S.Osborne 1-4.

Attendance: 85,962


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Huskers Rally from 17 Down to Beat Badgers: Nebraska made amends for a series of first-half miscues to match the second-biggest comeback in school history by rallying from a 17-point third-quarter deficit to notch a 30-27 victory over Wisconsin.

Brett Maher produced the winning margin with a 41-yard field goal field goal with 9:41 left. It capped a stretch of 20 unanswered NU points in a span of 14:37.

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Commentary

Sipple

It was a Bo moment. Let him have the moment. He earned it.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

Nebraska prevailed ... in a game that was about guts and poise and timely play-calling and play-making.

Omaha World-Herald
Chatelain

Beating Wisconsin does not change Nebraska’s deficiencies. ... But this rock is still skipping.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

The whole team overcame adversity, but none more dramatically than Martinez.

HuskerMax
Oates

The true nature of the teams was exposed in the second half.

Wisconsin State Journal
Hamar

It was beautiful yet troubling at the same time. More of that maddening inconsistency.

Grand Island Independent
Callahan

Smart move by Terry Joseph to stick junior cornerback Ciante Evans on Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis in the second half.

HuskerOnline
Whitney

Once Nebraska’s offense stopped giving the Badgers short fields to score touch­downs on, Wisconsin couldn’t move the ball.

Husker Mike

Six fumbles – most unforced – by the Huskers made this game much closer than it should have been.

Husker Mike’s Blasphemy
Vogel

Then something strange happened. Nebraska stopped beating itself and started beating Wisconsin.

Hail Varsity
Neeley

Nebraska showed an amazing resiliency in getting off the mat when a knockout was close at hand.

Hastings Tribune
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