Tanner Lee passes under pressure in the first half.

Nebraska 25
Purdue 24

Oct. 28, 2017 • 6:30 p.m. Central
Ross-Ade Stadium •West Lafayette, IN • BTN
1st2nd3rd4th F 
1st quarter
NEB: Brown 44 field goal, 11:42
2nd quarter
PUR: Worship 4 run (Dellinger kick) 12:30
NEB: Brown 21 field goal, 7:04
PUR: Blough 5 run (Evans kick) 0:24
3rd quarter
NEB: Brown 37 field goal, 9:57
PUR: Evans 20 field goal, 6:24
NEB: Brown 25 field goal, 2:06
4th quarter
PUR: Anthrop 14 pass from Blough (Dellinger kick) 14:23
NEB: Hoppes 27 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 11:03 Video
NEB: Morgan 13 pass from Lee (pass failed) 0:14 Video

                           NEB      PUR
FIRST DOWNS................ 25       20
  Rushing................... 5        8
  Passing.................. 16        9
  Penalty................... 4        3
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 27-40   38-199
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 431      164
  Att-Comp-Int........ 50-32-0  28-16-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 77-471   66-363
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 3-59    6-120
Int. Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 4-37.5   8-34.8
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 9-95     7-63
Possession Time......... 35:00    25:00
Third-Down Conv. ........ 6/17     3/13
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 1/3      0/0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 5-6      4-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 1-3     3-21

NEB: Bradley 7-42; Ozigbo 10-8; Wilbon 1-3; Lindsey 1-3; McNitt 2-2; Spielman 1-0; Lee 5-minus 18.

PUR: Worship 18-89; Knox 9-66; Blough 7-33; Jones 3-10; Sparks 1-1.

NEB: Lee 32-50-0-431
PUR: Blough 16-28-0-164.

NEB: Morgan 6-112; Spielman 6-70; Ozigbo 6-39; Hoppes 5-105; Pierson-El 5-62; Bradley 3-31; Wilbon 1-12.

PUR: Anthrop 6-55; Phillips 3-22; Wright 2-14; Knox 1-25; Hopkins 1-23; Mahoungou 1-12; Worship 1-7; Sparks 1-6.

Attendance: 41,411

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Stats & recap
Complete Stats

Lee Leads Huskers to Comeback Win: Tanner Lee threw a 13-yard touchdown strike to Stanley Morgan Jr. with 14 seconds left to bring Nebraska all the way back from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to earn a 25-24 victory over Purdue.

The throw capped a big night for Lee, who completed 32-of-50 passes for 431 yards and a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. He did not throw an interception, and Nebraska played turnover-free football.

Morgan was one of two Husker receivers to reach the 100-mark on the night. He hauled in six receptions for 112 yards including his game-winning score, while tight end Tyler Hoppes added five receptions for 105 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown catch with 11:03 left in the game that pulled the Huskers within 24-19.


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2017 schedule
04/15Reds 55, Whites 7
09/02Arkansas St.W 43-36
09/09@ OregonL 35-42
09/16N. IllinoisL 17-21
09/23RutgersW 27-17
09/29@ IllinoisW 28-6
10/07WisconsinL 17-38
10/14Ohio St.L 14-56
10/28@ PurdueW 25-24
11/04NorthwesternL 24-31
11/11@ MinnesotaL 21-54
11/18@ Penn St.L 44-56
11/24IowaL 14-56
Pregame links & info
Tyler Hoppes with his 4th-quarter TD



You wanted this team to show fight? It did. You wanted the Huskers to show they cared? They did.

Omaha World-Herald

Many think this is one game Mike Riley had to have. He got it. Barely. But he got it.

Huskers Illustrated

The Nebraska defense tackled poorly much of the night, but came up with critical stops in the fourth quarter. Yeah, those dogs still have some bite.

Lincoln Journal Star

Riley wasn’t going to be fired after the game, but it’s hard to imagine he could have survived another loss at Purdue.

Grand Island Independent

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Pulling this game out of the fire didn’t change what the Huskers have been. Can it change what they will be in November?

Hail Varsity

Nebraska needs to tighten up those fundamentals it spent so much time working on during the bye week.

Hail Varsity

Although things have happened fast in Brohm’s first season, the Boilermakers are still learning. Part of that process is winning close games.

Journal & Courier
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