Iowa 28
Nebraska 21

Nov. 26, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa 0 6 3 19 28
Nebraska 7 7 7 0 21

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First quarter
NEB: Smothers 2 run (Contreraz kick) 9:18
Second quarter
IOW: Shudak 51 field goal, 10:39 
NEB: Yant 1 run (Contreraz kick) 4:20
IOW: Shudak 48 field goal, 0:39 
Third quarter
NEB: Smothers 1 run (Contreraz kick) 5:54
IOW: Shudak 36 field goal, 0:27
Fourth quarter
IOW: Fisher 14 return of blocked punt (Shudak kick) 14:16
IOW: Safety, intentional grounding in end zone, 9:56
IOW: Shudak 44 field goal, 7:21
IOW: Petras 2 run (Shudak kick) 2:58

                      IOWA      NEB
First Downs ........... 19       18
  Rushing .............. 7        8
  Passing .............. 9        9
  Penalty .............. 3        1
Rushes-Net Yds .... 37-186   43-129
Passing Yds (Net) .... 178      198
  Comp-Att-Int ... 13-27-0  16-22-1
Total Offense ..... 64-364   65-327
Fumbles-Lost ......... 3-1      2-1
Penalized-Yds ....... 4-25     5-50
Punts-Avg ......... 2-44.0   4-30.5
Punt Returns-Yds .... 2-26      0-0
KO Returns-Yds ...... 1-25      0-0
Int. Returns-Yds ..... 1-0      0-0
Possession Times ... 31:53    28:07
3rd. Down Conv. ..... 7/14     6/14
4th. Down Conv. ...... 0/1      3/3
Red-Zone Scoring ..... 2/4      3/3

RUSHING
IOW: Goodson 12-156; Pottebaum 2-29; Williams 6-10; TEAM 1-minus-1; Johnson 1-minus-4; Padilla 2-minus-10.

NEB: Smothers 24-64; Yant 13-44; Belt 2-14; Scott 2-7; Manning 1-1; Toure 1-minus-1.

PASSING
IOW: Petras 7-13-0 102; Padilla 6-14-0 30.

NEB: Smothers 16-22-1 198.

RECEIVING
IOW: LaPorta 3-61; Jones 3-31; Lachey 1-27; Ragaini 1-24; Williams 2-16; Johnson 1-11; Bruce, 1-6; Goodson 1-2.

NEB: Toure 6-67; Allen 2-55; Manning 1-40; Belt 2-10; Falck 2-8; Betts 1-7; Vokolek 1-6; Yant 1-5.

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Hawkeyes roar back for the win

A fourth-quarter collapse turned what was once a 15-point advantage into another one-score loss, sending Nebraska to its sixth consecutive loss and wrapping up a 3-9 season.

Iowa scored 28 points despite registering just one touchdown on offense. A blocked punt, a safety and field goals accounted for the rest of the Hawkeyes’ scoring.

After falling behind for the first time all game, the Huskers drove inside the Iowa 30 in the final minute, but an interception of a Logan Smothers pass at the goal line iced the game for the Hawkeyes. It was Iowa’s seventh consecutive win in the series.

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Garrett Nelson tackles Tyler Goodson in the fourth quarter.

Commentary

Stryker

It’s time for Frost to write himself out of his role as play caller. He failed badly in those duties as the Black Friday game came down the homestretch.

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Henry

Frost being able to admit that the game was over once the other team got a single game-changing play is telling.

All Huskers
Vogel

In reality, this was the only way this game could’ve ended in 2021 — big, out-of-nowhere change, doubt creeps in, Nebraska loses

Hail Varsity
Callahan

Let this be the final reminder of 2021 to Nebraska why special teams play matters.

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Christopherson

They’ve got to overhaul special teams and it’s as big as the OC hire in many ways. It’s lost them how many games this year?

Washut

Smothers definitely changed the conversation about Nebraska's 2022 quarterback situation with his impressive debut.

HuskerOnline
Shatel

Frost needs to hire four new assistants and an exorcist.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

There’s a difficult bottom line for Frost and his staff to swallow: Nebraska is much better than its final record. More than anything, that’s a coaching issue.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

The Huskers (and their fans) can’t keep spinning these heart­breakers as honorable results. You play to win — and Big Red just lost more games than any season since 1957.

Omaha World-Herald
Wirt

It’s an unceremonious way to go out for a senior class that experienced little success, and it’s another perplexing defeat in a season full of them.

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