Dedrick Mills scores the game's opening points on a 12-yard run.

Wisconsin 37
Nebraska 21

Nov. 16, 2019 • 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • BTN
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First quarter
NEB: Mills 12 run (Pickering kick) 5:27
WIS: Cruickshank 89 kickoff return (Larsh kick) 5:16
Second quarter
WIS: Larsh 31 field goal, 11:22
NEB: Martinez 2 run (Pickering kick) 9:32
WIS: A. Taylor 55 pass from Coan (Larsh kick) 6:39
WIS: J. Taylor 1 run (Larsh kick) 5:03
WIS: Larsh 24 field goal 0:11
Third quarter
WIS: J. Taylor 11 run (Larsh kick) 4:50
NEB: Spielman 23 pass from Martinez (Pickering kick) 3:19
Fourth quarter
WIS: Larsh 30 field goal, 5:25

                            WIS      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 25       23
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 45-320   37-273
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 162      220
  Att-Comp-Int......... 21-13-0  23-13-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 66-482   60-493
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 1-1      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 4-133     3-26
Int. Returns-Yards........ 1-11      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 2-40.0   2-32.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-1      2-0
Penalties-Yards........... 4-36     3-31
Possession Time.......... 34:40    25:20
Third-Down Conv. ....... 3 of 9  6 of 12
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 1 of 1   0 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 5-5      2-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 4-34      0-0

WIS: Taylor, Jonathan 25-204; Davis, Danny 3-48; Watson, Nakia 8-36; Cruickshank, Aron 2-13; Groshek, Garrett 2-10; Stokke, Mason 2-7; Pryor, Kendric 1-6; TEAM 2-minus 4.

NEB: Dedrick Mills 17-188; Adrian Martinez 16-89; Wyatt Mazour 3-0; TEAM 1-minus 4.

WIS: Coan, Jack 13-21-0-162.
NEB: Adrian Martinez 13-23-1-220.

WIS: Pryor, Kendric 3-30; Cephus, Quintez 3-23; Taylor, A.J. 2-65; Taylor, Jonathan 2-11; Ferguson, Jake 1-14; Groshek, Garrett 1-12; Stokke, Mason 1-7.

NEB: JD Spielman 4-71; Kanawai Noa 3-72; Wyatt Mazour 3-29; Jack Stoll 2-43; Austin Allen 1-5.

Attendance: 88,842

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Stats & Recap
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Huskers’ missed opportunities prove costly against Badgers

Nebraska running back Dedrick Mills rushed for a career-high 188 yards, but No. 15 Wisconsin held on for a 37-21 victory.

Mills piled up his total on just 17 carries, averaging 11.1 yards per tote, including a 12-yard touchdown run to open the scoring in the first quarter. Sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez added 89 yards on the ground and 220 yards passing.

The Badgers got 204 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries from running back Jonathan Taylor.

Nebraska finished with more total yards than Wisconsin but missed three golden opportunities to score in the second half.

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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
Adrian Martinez on a first-half run



The long-awaited run game improvement is good to see, and it speaks promisingly for 2020.


The Huskers kept moving it and moving it, but ultimately didn't finish enough to win this kind of game.


Nebraska offers hope and then takes it away. It’s frustrating to watch. But you probably don’t need me to tell you that.

Hail Varsity

Special teams is an area that can make up for deficiencies in other areas. It can't be one of the deficiencies.

Omaha World-Herald

Bully to Nebraska for hanging around and making the afternoon mildly interesting. But when the dust cleared, it felt incredibly … normal.

Lincoln Journal Star

On Saturday, Nebraska showed the great promise and potential of Scott Frost. And the reality of how much work is left to be done.

Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska showed more heart and toughness than it had at any point before throughout this lost season.

Daily Nebraskan

The Huskers have struggled on the ground much of the season, but they found something that would work against the Badgers.

Grand Island Independent

The Huskers failed to produce a sack on Saturday, and they have just six over the last five games.


Frost and Martinez still appear completely committed to each other. Like a father and a son. As for the defense? Well, Frost delivered a postgame message that sounded more like a description of stepchildren.

Omaha World-Herald
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