Wan'Dale Robinson breaks loose for a long gain.

Minnesota 24
Nebraska 17

Dec. 12, 2020 • 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • FS1
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First quarter
MIN: Ibrahim 26 run (Gelecinskyj kick) 7:26
MIN: Gelecinskyj 31 field goal, 0:14
Second quarter
NEB: Allen 8 pass from Martinez (Culp kick) 13:12
NEB: Martinez 7 run (Culp kick) 2:57
MIN: Spann-Ford 4 pass from Morgan (Gelecinskyj kick) 1:23
Fourth quarter
MIN: Ibrahim 1 run (Gelecinskyj kick) 11:26
NEB: Culp 30 field goal, 4:42

                            MIN      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 19       17
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 43-206   36-197
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 181      111
  Att-Comp-Int......... 30-17-0  29-16-1
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 73-387   65-308
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 2--4      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 1-9     2-43
Int. Returns-Yards......... 1-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 4-39.8   5-38.4
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-0      3-1
Penalties-Yards........... 3-20     3-32
Possession Time.......... 35:48    24:12
Third-Down Conv........ 4 of 13  4 of 13
Fourth-Down Conv........ 2 of 4   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 3-4      3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 1-6      0-0

MIN: Ibrahim, M 20-108; Wiley, Cam 7-81; Morgan, Tanner 2-10; Potts, Treyson 6-9; Williams, Bryce 2-6; Green, Seth 3-minus 1; TEAM 3-minus 7.

NEB: Martinez, A. 15-96; Mills, Dedrick 12-50; Robinson, W. 8-49; Scott, Marvin 1-2.

MIN: Morgan, Tanner 17-30-0-181.

NEB: Martinez, A. 16-27-0-111; McCaffrey, Luke 0-2-1-0.

MIN: Autman-Bell, C 5-82; Geary, Clay 4-32; Jackson, Daniel 3-43; Potts, Treyson 2-14; Williams, Bryce 1-5; Spann-Ford, B 1-4; Brown-Stephens 1-1.

NEB: Robinson, W. 6-41; Stoll, Jack 2-21; Liewer, Wyatt 2-12; Martin, Oliver 1-22; Allen, Austin 1-8; Mills, Dedrick 1-6; Warner, Kade 1-5; Betts, Zavier 1-0; Johnson, R. 1-minus 4.


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Huskers sputter against Gophers

Nebraska could not recover from a slow start as short-handed Minnesota worked its way to a 24-17 win over the Huskers at Memorial Stadium.

In a game that often lacked flow, Minnesota took advantage of a tipped pass that resulted in an interception by Tyler Nubin to set the Golden Gophers up with a short field. Four plays and 35 yards later, Minnesota took a 7-0 lead on a Mohamed Ibrahim 26-yard touchdown run with 7:26 left in the first quarter.

The Gophers added a 31-yard Anders Gelecinskyi field goal near the end of the first quarter to take a 10-0 lead to the second.

Nebraska took the lead with a pair of second-quarter touchdowns but was kept out of the end zone the rest of the way.

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Pregame & team info
2020 schedule
10/24@ Ohio St.L 17-52
11/07@ NorthwesternL 13-21
11/14Penn St.W 30-23
11/21IllinoisL 23-41
11/27@ IowaL 20-26
12/05@ PurdueW 37-27
12/12MinnesotaL 17-24
12/18@ RutgersW 28-21
Nick Henrich with a tackle



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