Kenny Bell catches a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone early in the fourth quarter.

Nebraska 37
Iowa 34

Nov. 28, 2014 • 11 a.m. Central
Kinnick Stadium •Iowa City, IA • ABC
1st2nd3rd4thOT F 
2nd quarter
IOWA: Lowdermilk 17 interception return (Koehn kick) 9:07
IOWA: Koehn 23 field goal, 1:44
NEBR: Abdullah 5 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 0:20
3rd quarter
IOWA: Smith 37 pass from Rudock (Koehn kick) 11:21 
IOWA: Ott 12 punt return (Koehn kick) 8:45
NEBR: Allen 34 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 1:44
4th quarter
NEBR: Bell 32 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 13:24
NEBR: Pierson-El 80 punt return (Brown kick) 12:06 Video
IOWA: Canzeri 5 pass from Rudock (Koehn kick) 1:49
NEBR: Brown 20 field goal, 0:08
IOWA: Koehn 25 field goal
NEBR: Bell 9 pass from Armstrong
                            NEBR     IOWA
FIRST DOWNS..............     13       24
  Rushing................      4       11
  Passing................      8       11
  Penalty................      1        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 31-161   50-142
PASSING YDS (NET)........    202      230
Passes Att-Comp-Int......28-12-2  38-19-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 59-363   88-372
Fumble Returns-Yards.....   2-17      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......  3-134     4-44
Kickoff Returns-Yards....   2-43    6-126
Int. Returns-Yds. .......   1-10     2-17
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 6-29.5   5-44.2
Fumbles-Lost.............    0-0      3-3
Penalties-Yards..........   5-49     3-21
Possession Time..........  22:24    37:36
Third-Down Conv. ........   5/15    10/20
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 0   1 of 1
Sacks By-Yards...........   4-27      2-5

NEBR: A.Abdullah 13-106; T.Armstrong 11-31; I.Cross 3-14; D.Pierson-El 4-10

IOWA: M.Weisman 24-82; J.Canzeri 16-55; J.Parker 1-4; J.Rudock 8-2; TEAM 1-(-1)

NEBR: T.Armstrong 12-27-2-202; 
      R.Fyfe 0-1-0-0
IOWA: J.Rudock 19-38-1-230

NEBR: K.Bell 3-53; C.Carter 2-48; J.Westerkamp 2-13; A.Abdullah 2-13; B.Reilly 1-35; T.Allen 1-34; D.Pierson-El 1-6

IOWA: K.Martin-Manley 6-63; T.Smith 4-71; J.Canzeri 3-17; J.Duzey 2-28; J.Kenny 2-20; R.Hamilton 1-10; D.Powell 1-6; N.Scherff 0-15

Attendance: 66,897

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Huskers work OT for 37-34 win over Iowa: Nebraska overcame a 24-7 third-quarter deficit, as Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a career-high four touchdowns, giving Nebraska a 37-34 win over Iowa.

After Iowa scored a field goal on its first overtime possession, the Huskers faced 3rd and 6 at the Iowa 21-yard line. Armstrong kept the drive alive by hitting Kenny Bell for 12 yards to the Iowa 9. On the next play, Amstrong scrambled and found Bell at the pylon in the front corner of the end zone, giving the Huskers the win.

Postgame notes

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• Lincoln Journal Star: 12



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2014 schedule
04/12Reds 55, Whites 46
08/30Florida AtlanticW 55-7
09/06McNeese St.W 31-24
09/13@ Fresno St.W 55-19
09/20MiamiW 41-31
09/27IllinoisW 45-14
10/04@ Michigan St.L 22-27
10/18@ NorthwesternW 38-17
10/25RutgersW 42-24
11/01PurdueW 35-14
11/15@ WisconsinL 24-59
11/22MinnesotaL 24-28
11/28@ IowaW 37-34
12/27@ USCL 42-45
Pregame links & info
De'Mornay Pierson-El gets past the final Hawkeye on his punt return TD.



This is one of the most entertaining games Nebraska has played in the last two years, and that almost means more than the win itself.


If you think Nebraska football is in a rut, check out Iowa.

Omaha World-Herald

Playmakers were the story Friday. Imagine that. Imagine focusing on players and not the head coach or the athletic director or the chancellor.

Lincoln Journal Star

It’s the kind of game that reminds people why they want to root for Pelini, if only they could forget the past two games.

Omaha World-Herald

Friday’s game didn’t change the conversation much. There was a sliver – or maybe just two red zone turnovers – separating the Huskers and Hawkeyes.

Hail Varsity

This game was the latest in a pattern of unpredictable Husker mood swings under Pelini’s leadership.


Nebraska is stuck in Pigskin Purgatory. It’s crazy to keep Pelini. It’s crazy to fire him. There are no good options.

Omaha World-Herald

This win doesn’t complicate things. You can’t judge a program on one game.

Grand Island Independent

These last three weeks have not been fun for anybody around the program. Still, through it all this team somehow found a way to win.


Quarterbacks are all about leader­ship, attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature, and Armstrong turned on the power button in all three areas.
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