Dedrick Mills stretches for the Huskers' only touchdown of the day.

Northwestern 21
Nebraska 13

Nov. 7, 2020 - 11 a.m. Central
Ryan Field | Evanston, IL | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 13 0 0 13
Northwestern 7 0 7 7 21
First quarter
NW: Anderson 41 run (Kuhbander kick) 8:29
Second quarter
NU: Culp 38 field goal, 11:29
NU: Culp 36 field goal, 8:54
NU: Mills 3 run (Culp kick) 1:25
Third quarter
NW: Raine 2 pass from Ramsey (Kuhbander kick) 9:54
Fourth quarter
NW: Lees 10 pass from Ramsey (Kuhbander kick) 9:53

                          NU       NW
First downs ............. 28       14
 Rushing ................ 14        5
 Passing ................ 10        9
 Penalty ................. 4        0
Rushing Att-Yds ..... 43-224   38-148
Net yards passing ...... 218      169
 Comp-Att-Int ...... 24-45-2  16-27-2
Total offense ....... 88-442   65-317
Punt Returns-Yards .... 2--3     2-44
Kickoff Returns-Yds ... 1-11     1-36
Int. Returns-Yds ...... 2-45      2-5
Punts-Avg ........... 5-40.4   6-43.5
Possession Time ...... 32:27    27:33
Penalties-Yards ....... 9-55     8-64
3rd Down Conv. ........ 4/16     7/16
4th Down Conv. ......... 2/3      1/1
Red-Zone scores ........ 3/6      2/3
Sacks-yards ............ 1-8     1-12
Fumbles-lost ........... 2-0      1-0

RUSHING
NU: Martinez 13-102; Mills 19-59; McCaffrey 8-49; Scott 3-14.

NW: Anderson 18-89; McGowan 3-32; Ramsey 9-28; Hull 4-6; Porter 1-1; Chiaokhiao 1-0; Lees 1-minus 4; Team 1-minus 4.

PASSING
NU: Martinez 12-27-1-125; McCaffrey 12-16-1-93; TEAM 0-2-0-0.

NW: Ramsey 16-27-2-169.

RECEIVING
NU: Mills 6-33; Fleming 5-75; Robinson 4-32; Allen 2-29; Betts 2-17; Vokolek 2-13; Warner 2-13; Falck 1-6.

NW: Raine 4-33; McGowan 3-27; Lees 3-25; Hull 2-27; Chiaokhiao 2-26; Kirtz 1-20; Washington 1-11.


 

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Huskers can’t capitalize against ‘Cats

In another game between Nebraska and Northwestern that went down to the wire, Luke McCaffrey’s pass to Wan’Dale Robinson fell incomplete as the Wildcats escaped with a 21-13 win.

Nebraska lost despite putting up 442 yards of total offense and 28 first downs against Northwestern while holding the Wildcats to 317 total yards.

The Huskers led 13-7 at the half, but Peyton Ramsey threw a pair of second-half touchdowns passes for Northwestern, including a 10-yarder to Riley Lees with 9:53 left.

Nebraska had two chances to get the tying score but couldn’t crack the end zone. McCaffrey drove the Huskers inside the Northwestern 5, but Chris Bergin’s interception ended the threat.

After forcing a punt, the Huskers got the ball back at their 8-yard line with 2:14 remaining. NU eventually got the ball to the Wildcat 14, but McCaffrey’s incompletion on fourth-and-4 with five seconds left ended the Huskers’ chances.

Nebraska’s only touchdown of the day came after Myles Farmer picked off a Peyton Ramsey pass in the second quarter and returned it to the Northwestern 3.

 

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Commentary

Stryker

Frost's offense has become a parody of itself under Adrian Martinez, who can pile up statistics but has a devil of a time getting his team into the end zone.

HuskerMax
Shatel

It’s not time to overreact given the short season, but what we saw Saturday begs a question: Is it time to play for 2021?

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

You too often come away from these games thinking the opponent was more poised and even worse, more hungry.

Lincoln Journal Star
Vogel

If there was something the Huskers knew they could execute and knew would work, it didn’t show up on Saturday.

Hail Varsity
Callahan

It's going to be hard to consistently win in the Big Ten when 67 percent of your rushing offense comes from QB runs and scrambles.

HuskerOnline
Chatelain

At some point, you have to maximize what you have, and clearly Frost isn’t doing that.

Omaha World-Herald
Wirt

Saturday was a sobering wakeup call for Nebraska, wasting an incredible defensive effort.

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