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Minnesota 28
Nebraska 24

Nov. 22, 2014 • 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ESPN
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1st quarter
NU: Abdullah 2 run (Brown kick), 9:42
UM: Leidner 1 run (Santoso kick) 4:43
2nd quarter
NU: Pierson-El 18 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 10:57
NU: Gerry 85 return of blocked field goal (Brown kick) 5:18
3rd quarter
UM: Cobb 17 run (Santoso kick) 11:14
NU: Brown 30 field goal, 7:19
UM: Williams 19 run (Santoso kick) 1:47
4th quarter
UM: Leidner 3 run (Santoso kick) 3:25

                           MIN      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................ 23       18
  Rushing.................. 15       10
  Passing................... 7        7
  Penalty................... 1        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 53-281   38-174
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 135      223
  Att-Comp-Int......... 18-8-0  20-12-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 71-416   58-397
Fumble Returns-Yards..... 2-26      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards....... 1-12      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 4-76     1-16
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 4-37.8   4-43.5
Fumbles-Lost.............. 2-0      3-2
Penalties-Yards.......... 1-15     3-25
Possession Time......... 35:03    24:57
Third-Down Conv. ..... 5 of 12  6 of 13
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 1 of 1   0 of 0
Sacks By-Yards........... 4-23     2-22

UM: M.Leidner 22-111; D.Cobb 15-80; D.Kirkwood 7-32; R.Williams 3-22; K.Maye 2-15; B.Edwards, 2-11; D.Jones 1-8; Team 1-minus 2; Z.Epping 0-4.

NU: A.Abdullah 20-98; T.Armstrong 12-45; I.Cross 6-31.

UM: M.Leidner 8-17-0-135; TEAM 0-1-0-0.

NU: T.Armstrong 12-19-0-223; TEAM 0-1-0-0.

UM: M.Williams 3-45; K.Maye 2-50; D.Cobb 2-29; M.Thomas 1-11.

NU: J.Westerkamp 5-47; D.Pierson-El 4-87; K.Bell 1-73; L.Hovey 1-13; A.Moore 1-3.

Attendance: 91,186

Kenny Bell
Kenny Bell pulls in a pass in the first quarter. He was knocked out of the game at the end of the 73-yard play.


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Huskers come up short against Gophers: Nebraska trailed only for the game’s final 3:25, but the Huskers’ last drive ended on a turnover inside the Minnesota 5-yard line as the Gophers escaped from Memorial Stadium with a 28-24 win.

Trailing 24-21, Minnesota took over at its own 20 with 8:34 left and put together an 80-yard drive in 10 plays that took 5:09 off the clock and provided the go-ahead touchdown.

Omaha World-Herald*
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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
Nate Gerry returns a blocked field goal for a touchdown.



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Sporting News

Nebraska knew what was coming but they still couldn’t stop it.


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Hail Varsity

Minnesota made Nebraska’s offense look like amateur hour.


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Omaha World-Herald

Somebody in Lincoln needs to decide what they want the program to be.

Sports Illustrated

Bottom line, Eichorst must gauge the temperature of the fan base and guard against discernible apathy and, worse, acceptance.

Lincoln Journal Star

When Pelini was hired in December 2007, he talked about playing hard-nosed football and winning championships. Well, it’s 2014, and neither is happening.


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Omaha World-Herald

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Grand Island Independent

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