Huskers lose another heartbreaker
In a hard-hitting, four-quarter battle, a late Nebraska fumble and the short field goal by Michigan that followed produced a narrow 32-29 margin for the No. 9 Wolverines to escape from Memorial Stadium.
Trailing 29-26, Michigan’s Jake Moody kicked his third field goal of the night from 31 yards out to tie game with three minutes left.
Nebraska took over, and on 3rd-and-1 from the NU 34, Martinez crossed the 35 and advanced to the 37. But he was stood up and stripped of the ball by Wolverine linebacker Brad Hawkins, who returned the fumble 19 yards to the Michigan 18.
The Blackshirts refused to break. Nebraska pushed the Wolverines back three yards, forcing Moody to boot his fourth field goal of the game, this time from 39 yards, to give Michigan a 32-29 lead.
Nebraska still had time to strike, taking over with 1:28 left and no timeouts. Martinez quickly hooked up with Samori Toure for a 25-yard gain to midfield. But the Huskers could push no farther, as Michigan forced a turnover on downs to end Nebraska’s hopes of an upset