Martinez hands off to Abdullah.

Minnesota 34
Nebraska 23

Oct. 26, 2013 - 11 a.m. Central
TCF Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, MN | ESPN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 3 7 3 23
Minnesota 7 10 10 7 34
1st quarter
NEB: Imani Cross 2 run (Pat Smith kick) 12:26
NEB: Smith 45 field goal, 7:06
MIN: Mitch Leidner 1 run (Chris Hawthorne kick) 0:18
2nd quarter
MIN: Derrick Engel 33 pass from Philip Nelson (Hawthorne kick) 6:21
MIN: Hawthorne 26 field goal, 3:01
NEB: Smith 42 field goal, 0:03
3rd quarter
MIN: Nelson 1 run (Hawthorne kick) 9:01
MIN: Hawthorne 45 field goal 2:33
NEB: Sam Cotton 3 pass from Taylor Martinez (Smith kick), 0:14
4th quarter
NEB: Smith 38 field goal, 9:26
MIN: Nelson 1 run (Hawthorne kick) 0:48

                           NEB        MIN
FIRST DOWNS................ 17         23
  Rushing ................. 10         16 
  Passing .................. 5          7 
  Penalty .................. 2          0 
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 30-189     54-271
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 139        159
  Att-Comp-Int........ 30-16-1     17-8-0
TOTAL OFFENSE.........  60-328     71-430
Fumble Returns-Yds........ 0-0        0-0
Punt Returns-Yds......... 3-17        2-9
Kickoff Returns-Yds..... 6-133       1-15
Int. Returns-Yds.......... 0-0        1-8
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 5-42.6     5-35.0
Fumbles-Lost.............. 2-1        0-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 3-21       3-35
Possession Time......... 24:23      35:37
Third-Down Conv. ..... 4 of 12    5 of 13
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 0 of 0     1 of 1
Sacks By-Yards............ 1-1       4-27

RUSHING
NEB: A.Abdullah 19-165; T.Martinez 8-16; Q.Enunwa 1-4; I.Cross 2-4.

MIN: D.Cobb 31-138; P.Nelson 8-55; D.Jones 4-42; I.Fruechte 2-13; D.Kirkwood 3-12; D.Engel 1-11; M.Leidner 4-2; Team 1-minus 2.

PASSING
NEB: T.Martinez 16-30-1-139.
MIN: P.Nelson 7-15-0-152; M.Leidner 1-2-0-7.

RECEIVING
NEB: Q.Enunwa 3-46; K.Bell 3-45; J.Westerkamp 3-7; A.Abdullah 3-6; J.Turner 2-19; A.Moore 1-13; S.Cotton, 1-3.

MIN: D.Goodger 3-68; D.Engel 2-40; M.Henry 1-20; M.Williams 1-20; Cobb, David 1-11.

Attendance: 49,995

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Huskers Fall at Minnesota:Nebraska’s 16-game winning streak against Minnesota ended with a 34-23 loss to the Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.

Taylor Martinez played for the first time since the UCLA game in mid-September and led NU to scores on its first two drives. But Minnesota, relying on a strong running game, scored the next 17 points and never trailed after that.

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Johnson

Nebraska’s bell-cow receiving tandem repeatedly put catchable balls on the turf.

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Stryker

The national sports media has come to expect this from Nebraska.

HuskerMax
Callahan

Something about the offense was just missing. There was no tempo or rhythm.

HuskerOnline
Sipple

If you’re a Nebraska fan, you’re right to expect more from Bo Pelini’s program.

Lincoln Journal Star
Vogel

The gist [of the book on Nebraska] is this: Make the Huskers uncomfortable.

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Husker Mike

Other than being unable to block, catch, and tackle, Nebraska had a decent game against Minnesota.

Dienhart

To say that the Cornhuskers are at a crossroads would be a massive under­state­ment. The loss ... was the nadir of the program under Pelini.

Chatelain

Shawn Eichorst had better be ready for big decisions.

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Hamar

What Minnesota did to the Huskers was Big Ten football at its best.

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Shatel

The sound you heard is the clock starting on Pelini’s time in Lincoln.

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Ruesse

These were the new Gophers, the ones that said, ‘Let’s draw up some wild stuff and actually use it.’

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