Lane McCallum kicks the game-winner.

Nebraska 13
North­western 10

Oct. 5, 2019 • 3 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • Fox
1st2nd3rd4th F 
First quarter
NU: Robinson 42 run (McCallum kick) 4:25
Second quarter
NU: McCallum 35 field goal, 8:24
NW: Kuhbander 40 field goal, 5:15
Third quarter
NW: Smith 2 run (Kuhbander kick) 11:20
Fourth quarter
NU: McCallum 24 field goal, 0:00

                             NU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 18       12
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 41-157   40-133
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 136      186
  Att-Comp-Int......... 32-19-1  25-15-0
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 73-293   65-319
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2-3      1-3
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 1-50     1-19
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0     1-11
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 9-35.6  10-41.9
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards........... 6-50     8-74
Possession Time.......... 31:21    28:39
Third-Down Conv. ...... 5 of 16  6 of 19
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 0   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 1-2      2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 1-2      1-1

NW: Smith, Aidan 16-64; Anderson, Drake 13-61; Moten IV, John 4-24; Hull, Evan 7-10; McGowan, Kyric 1-minus 2.

NU: Wan'Dale Robinson 7-44; Noah Vedral 7-33; Dedrick Mills 10-26; Adrian Martinez 9-26; Luke McCaffrey 1-3; Maurice Washington 5-1; Wyatt Mazour 1-0.

NW: Smith, Aidan 19-32-1-136.

NU: Adrian Martinez 13-20-0-145; Noah Vedral 2-5-0-41.

NW: Lees, Riley 7-48; Jefferson, JJ 4-25; Moten IV, John 3-21; Chiaokhiao-Bowman, R 2-27; Holman, Berkeley 2-13; Anderson, Drake 1-2.

NU: Wan'Dale Robinson 7-123; JD Spielman 2-19; Kanawai Noa 2-13; Austin Allen 1-24; Mike Williams 1-5; Jack Stoll 1-4; Maurice Washington 1-minus 2.

Attendance: 89,384

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Walk-on delivers walk-off win

Nebraska walk-on placekicker Lane McCallum booted a 24-yard field goal as time expired to send the Huskers to a 13-10 win over Northwestern.

The winning drive was engineered by reserve quarterback Noah Vedral, who had taken over over for an injured Adrian Martinez. It covered 42 yards in six plays after a Lamar Jackson interception, the game’s only turnover.

A 32-yard strike from Vedral to Wan’Dale Robinson helped set up the winning kick, delivered by McCallum after he waited through three icing timeouts by Northwestern.

Robinson carried the offensive load for the Huskers all afternoon, hauling in seven receptions for 123 yards. The freshman also led Nebraska with seven carries for 44 yards, including a 42-yard burst in the first quarter for Nebraska’s only touchdown.

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2019 schedule
04/13Reds 24, Whites 13
08/31S. AlabamaW 35-21
09/07@ ColoradoL 31-34
09/14N. IllinoisW 44-8
09/21@ IllinoisW 42-38
09/28Ohio St.L 7-48
10/05NorthwesternW 13-10
10/12@ MinnesotaL 7-34
10/26IndianaL 31-38
11/02@ PurdueL 27-31
11/16WisconsinL 21-37
11/23@ MarylandW 54-7
11/29IowaL 24-27
Ben Stille with a tackle



You could call it an ugly kick. But It was a beautiful sight to a tense, hopeful Nebraska crowd which had grown weary of seeing the Huskers lose close games in brutally dispiriting fashion.


The Huskers got there with survival tactics, and a backup quarterback, and a walk-on kicker, and Wan'Dale Robinson – man, where would Nebraska be without him?


Frost needs to get two more wins out of the next six to keep the Huskers from staying home from a bowl three straight years. It won't be easy.

Omaha World-Herald

It’s a good thing the Blackshirts are good. Because the offense sorely needs them to be.

Hail Varsity

I hope for the sake of Nebraska fans' mental health they can learn to enjoy wins like Saturday's.

Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska won a football game that at times it didn’t deserve to, and other times didn’t seem to know how to win.

Omaha World-Herald

What a tough situation for Nebraska to be without Adrian Martinez, JD Spielman and Maurice Washington for a big chunk of this game.


Northwestern looked just as athletic as Nebraska. The only clear difference between the two in that department was Nebraska’s game-changing weapon Wan’Dale Robinson.

Daily Nebraskan

Nebraska managed just 319 total yards against a stingy Northwestern defense. So what? That’s what Northwestern does to you.

Grand Island Independent
Husker Mike

It’s a win, and if there’s one thing we should have learned from the last two seasons, wins are precious.

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