Ross Dzuis sacks Clayton Thorson for a four-yard loss and a safety.

Northwestern 30
Nebraska 28

Oct. 24, 2015 - 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Northwestern 7 10 3 8 30
Nebraska 5 7 7 9 28
1st quarter
NEB: Brown 43 field goal, 10:26
NWN: Thorson 1 run (Mitchell kick) 8:45
NEB: Safety, Thorson sacked in end zone, 5:19
2nd quarter
NWN: VanHoose 72 interception return (Mitchell kick) 7:17
NEB: Reilly 10 pass from Armstrong (Brown kick) 1:07
NWN: Mitchell 28 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
NEB: Armstrong 4 run (Brown kick) 8:59
NWN: Mitchell 18 field goal, 5:18
4th quarter
NEB: Brown 48 field goal, 14:55
NWN: Vitale 37 pass from Thorson (Mitchell kick) 9:53
NWN: Mitchell 27 field goal, 7:27
NEB: Armstrong 3 run (pass failed) 4:23
 
                             NWN      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.................. 15       22
  Rushing..................... 5        6
  Passing..................... 8       13
  Penalty..................... 2        3
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 28-156    38-82
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 177      291
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 28-13-0  48-24-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 56-333   86-373
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2-27     1--1
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 5-120     3-38
Int. Returns-Yards ........ 1-72      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 5-38.4   6-50.7
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards............ 5-58     6-64
Possession Time........... 21:02    38:58
Third-Down Conv. ....... 5 of 13  9 of 20
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 0   1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 4-5      3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 2-18     2-13

RUSHING
NWN: Thorson 9-126; Jackson 14-40; Vault, 2-2; TEAM 3-minus 12

NEB: Newby 16-52; Cross 7-14; Armstrong 12-13; Janovich 2-4; Pierson-El 1-minus 1

PASSING
NWN: Thorson, C. 13-28-0-177
NEB: Armstrong 24-48-1-291

RECEIVING
NWN: Vitale 5-55; Jackson 2-55; Vault, 2-12; McHugh 1-22; Carr 1-15; Dickerson 1-14; Roberts 1-4

NEB: Westerkamp 5-92; Pierson-El 5-31; Reilly 4-83; Newby 3-18; Carter 2-17; Turner 1-20; Hovey 1-15; Moore 1-7; Morgan 1-6; Cross 1-2

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Huskers Nipped by Cats: In a another game that went down to the wire, Nebraska watched a two-point conversion attempt bound incomplete with 4:23 left, allowing Northwestern to escape from Memorial Stadium with a 30-28 win

It was Nebraska’s fifth loss of the season, all by five or fewer points. Tommy Armstrong struggled through the air in the first half but finished 24-of-49 for 291 yards. He added 12 carries for 13 yards and two touchdowns, but Nebraska managed just 82 rushing yards on 38 carries

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Commentary

Hamar

People like to harp on play calling, but there’s not much a coach can do when the running game isn’t working and the receivers are dropping passes.

Grand Island Independent
Dixon

Nebraska is nothing more than what its record would indicate: a 3-5 team that’s lost its ability to win a close game.

Daily Nebraskan
Shatel

I was fooled last week in Minne­apolis. That “new” Nebraska team was a one-week wonder.

Omaha World-Herald
Vogel

If Nebraska doesn’t beat Purdue on the road next week, there’s a real chance it will finish last in its division ... a fate even the 2004 and 2007 teams avoided.

Hail Varsity
Sipple

One of the program’s biggest challenges at the moment is to avoid feeling anything close to OK about being 3-5.

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Callahan

After eight games, the reality has sunk in that this is not a very good football team.

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Stryker

It will take focused effort to extricate the Huskers from this bog and it will not happen overnight because simply put, Nebraska is not a physical team.

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Dienhart

Forty-eight passes! Remember when the Huskers used to run the ball, then run it again, and again, and again?

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