Melvin Gordon breaks free for a long gain in the third quarter.

Wisconsin 59
Nebraska 24

Nov. 15, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Camp Randall Stadium | Madison, WI | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 7 0 7 24
Wisconsin 3 21 28 7 59
1st quarter
NEB: Brown 22 field goal, 12:24
NEB: Bell 12 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 9:21 
WIS: Gaglianone 26 field goal, 6:10
2nd quarter
NEB: Armstrong 5 run (Brown kick) 14:12
WIS: Gordon 62 run (Gaglianone kick) 12:21
WIS: Clement 17 run (Gaglianone kick) 7:21
WIS: Arneson 5 pass from Stave (Gaglianone kick) 3:31
3rd quarter
WIS: Gordon 1 run (Gaglianone kick) 8:06
WIS: Gordon 6 run (Gaglianone kick) 5:46
WIS: McEvoy 11 run (Gaglianone kick) 1:00
WIS: Gordon 26 run (Gaglianone kick) 0:00
4th quarter
WIS: Ogunbowale 8 run (Gaglianone kick) 5:34
NEB: Newby 1 run (Brown kick) 2:54

                           NEB      WIS
FIRST DOWNS................ 11       20
  Rushing................... 6       17
  Passing................... 3        3
  Penalty................... 2        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 46-118   53-581
PASSING YDS (NET).........  62       46
Passes Att-Comp-Int.... 18-6-1   11-7-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 64-180   64-627
Fumble Returns-Yards.....  1-3      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards....... 1-14      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yds..... 7-146     3-66
Int. Returns-Yds.......... 0-0     1-14
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 8-46.9   3-26.3
Fumbles-Lost.............. 5-4      5-4
Penalties-Yards.......... 7-55     6-55
Possession Time......... 28:40    31:20
Third-Down Conv. ..... 3 of 14   3 of 8
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 0 of 0   0 of 0
Sacks By: Number-Yds...... 1-5     4-31

NEB: A.Abdullah 18-69; T.Armstrong Jr. 20-17; S.Foltz 1-14; T.Newby 5-11; I.Cross 2-7

WIS: M.Gordon 25-408; D.Ogunbowale 10-62; T.McEvoy 6-56; K.Doe 2-37; C.Clement 5-22; B.Houston 1-4; Team 3-minus 3; J.Stave 1-minus 5

NEB: T.Armstrong Jr. 6-18-1-62
WIS: J.Stave 7-11-0-46

NEB: K.Bell 2-14; A.Abdullah 1-26; B.Reilly 1-14; J.Westerkamp 1-6; D.Pierson-El 1-2

WIS: K.Doe 2-16; A.Erickson 2-13; J.Fredrick 1-11; S.Arneson 1-5; T.Fumagalli 1-1.

Attendance: 80,539

Ameer Abdullah
Ameer Abdullah fights for yardage in the first quarter.


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Gordon, Wisconsin rout Huskers: Nebraska capitalized on three early fumbles by Wisconsin to jump to an early 17-3 lead, but the No. 22 Badgers took control in the second quarter at Camp Randall Stadium to hand the Huskers a 59-24 loss.

Melvin Gordon ran for an NCAA FBS record 408 yards and four TDs on 25 carries, as Wisconsin rushed for 581 yards and reeled off 56 unanswered points. Gordon set the record despite sitting out the fourth quarter.

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Terrell Newby fumbles in the second quarter



Plain and simple, Pelini did not field a competitive team. Both the Husker offensive and defensive lines looked atrocious in the spotlight.


The latest embar­rassment is frankly inexplicable for a pro­gram with Nebraska’s wide array of resources and energy poured into the program.

Lincoln Journal Star

In many ways, this loss to the Badgers was worse than the previous worst loss you thought you had ever seen from Nebraska.

Hail Varsity

After the first four drives, there was not a single Nebraska defensive lineman who beat a Wisconsin offen­sive lineman straight off the ball. Not one.


This can’t keep happening. It’s not just humiliating the program nationally, it’s splintering the fan base, extinguishing hope and fostering apathy.

Omaha World-Herald

We’ve seen it before. Huskers go on the road. Maybe play well for awhile, and then things fall apart.

Grand Island Independent

Somebody needs to collect those sacred black practice jerseys and lock them up for as long as so-called defensive guru Bo Pelini is the head coach.

Omaha World-Herald

The issue here cuts to the core of the program. When you get there, as these big games often do, you see that Pelini’s program is fragile in the center.

Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska’s young team needs a strong finish to remain among college foot­ball’s top 20 and the possibility to climb even higher than that by January.
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