Briean Boddy-Calhoun strips the ball away from De'Mornay Pierson-El in the final 90 seconds. | Video

Minnesota 28
Nebraska 24

Nov. 22, 2014 - 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Minnesota 7 14 3 0 28
Nebraska 7 0 14 7 24
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

RUSHING
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.

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

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

RECEIVING
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.

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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.

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Nate Gerry returns a blocked field goal for a touchdown.

Commentary

Muessel

Nebraska has a systemic issue in execution and funda­mentals, and break­downs in those areas have transformed from gimmicks and hiccups to predictable trends.

Hail Varsity
Hayes

Look closely at what you just saw, Nebraska. Your next coach was the guy standing on the other sideline.

Sporting News
Callahan

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

HuskerOnline
Vogel

Nebraska had its shot - 205 seconds to go 75 yards. And on that drive, Abdullah ... touched the ball once.

Hail Varsity
Johnson

Minnesota made Nebraska’s offense look like amateur hour.

HuskerMax
Shatel

I’d say it’s embarrassing that Nebraska football is now getting schooled by the same style that it mastered all those years. But you can’t really be embarrassed anymore, can you?

Omaha World-Herald
Staples

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

Sports Illustrated
Sipple

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

Lincoln Journal Star
Stryker

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.

HuskerMax
Sherman

This is the new normal at Nebraska, and even the coach won’t argue.

Chatelain

The Blackshirts are lost and Pelini’s vision is fading further and further away, as distant as Chimney Rock. It’s someone else’s turn.

Omaha World-Herald
Hamar

The loss Saturday wasn’t due to a lack of effort. It was due to a lack of execution. That’s nothing new for this team.

Grand Island Independent
Pernell

It is finally time to move on from head coach Bo Pelini.

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