Minnesota's Kobe McCrary spins and stretches into the end zone.

Minnesota 54
Nebraska 21

Nov. 11, 2017 - 11:01 a.m. Central
TCF Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, MN | FS1
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 7 0 7 21
Minnesota 14 16 10 14 54
1st quarter
MN: Smith 100 kickoff return (Carpenter kick) 14:47
NU: Wilbon 1 run (Brown kick) 8:57
MN: Croft 3 run (Carpenter kick) 3:08
2nd quarter
MN: Croft 73 run (PAT failed) 11:42
MN: McCrary 11 run (Carpenter kick) 6:40
NU: Hoppes 14 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 2:50 Video
MN: Carpenter 36 field goal, 0:04
3rd quarter
MN: McCrary 9 run (Carpenter kick) 5:06
MN: Carpenter 30 field goal, 1:13
4th quarter
NU: Ozigbo 1 run (Brown kick) 10:17
MN: Croft 1 run (Carpenter kick) 7:05
MN: McCraary 43 run (Carpenter kick) 3:21

                            NU       MN
FIRST DOWNS................ 20       24
  Rushing................... 5       17
  Passing.................. 13        5
  Penalty................... 2        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 33-69   45-409
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 311      105
  Att-Comp-Int. .......36-25-0   16-9-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 69-380   61-514
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yds..... 8-162    4-157
Int. Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 3-39.0   1-41.0
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 4-54     3-35
Possession Time......... 31:05    28:55
Third-Down Conv. ..... 5 of 14   5 of 9
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 2 of 6   1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 3-5      6-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards... 1-14     6-41

RUSHING
NU: Ozigbo 10-37; Wilbon 10-28; McNitt 1-2; Pierson-El 1-2; O'Brien 11-0. 

MN: Croft 10-183; Smith 24-134; McCrary 10-93; TEAM 1-minus 1.

PASSING
NU: Lee 13-18-0-174; O'Brien 12-18-0-137.
MN: Croft 9-15-0-105; TEAM 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING
NU: Spielman 9-141; Morgan 4-37; Hoppes 4-33; Pierson-El 3-63; Stoll 2-21; Ozigbo 1-12; Lindsey 1-6; Wilbon 1-minus 2.

MN: Johnson 3-57; Howard 3-29; McCrary 2-9; Smith 1-10.

Attendance: 39,933


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Spielman’s Record Day Comes in Husker Loss: Minnesota returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, an early omen for how this day would go for Nebraska.

Gopher quarterback Demry Croft ran 10 times for 183 yards and three touchdowns, the Gophers rushed for 409 yards, and Minnesota defeated Nebraska 54-21.

As disappointing the outcome, the Huskers had some bright spots, mostly on offense.

Redshirt freshman receiver JD Spielman caught nine passes for 141 yards. Playing in his hometown of Minneapolis, Spielman increased his season receiving totals to 49 receptions and 734 yards to set Nebraska freshman records in both categories.

Junior quarterback Tanner Lee went 13-of-18 passing for 174 yards for Nebraska but fell ill at halftime with what coach Mike Riley said was an impact migraine. Redshirt freshman Patrick O’Brien replaced Lee in the second half and went 12-of-18 for 137 yards.

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JD Spielman had a big day.

Commentary

Christopherson

There was little ‘block destruction’ to be found, and tackling fundamentals rarely seemed present.

Huskers Illustrated
Keeler

Half a hundred against Ohio State hurts. Half a hundred against a .500 Minnesota team is inexcusable.

Land of 10
Vogel

Players this age want to be led, but there’s no indication here that they will be or have been.

Hail Varsity
Sorensen

It’s hard to doubt that Riley had the best of intentions for this game. ... The problem is that those intentions aren’t winning football games.

Land of 10
Stryker

Riley is presiding over a full-system failure in his program. ... His Last Great Adventure is turning into the Vacation From Hell.

HuskerMax
Shatel

If there’s a coach you want — at Central Florida — that the University of Florida is pursuing right now, why not enter the sweepstakes now?

Omaha World-Herald
Callahan

Never once did you feel Diaco's group had an answer to stop the run.

HuskerOnline
Sipple

Granted, the 64-year-old Riley — now 19-17 at Nebraska (12-12 Big Ten) — deserves to be treated with dignity. But so does the proud Husker program.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

Fans were disappointed with the game, disappointed with the season. They aren’t any more disappointed than the players and coaches.

Grand Island Independent
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