Minnesota 30
Nebraska 23

Oct. 16, 2021 - 11 a.m. Central
Huntington Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, MN | ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 3 6 7 7 23
Minnesota 7 14 0 9 30

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First quarter
UM: Spann-Ford 5 pass from Kramer (Trickett kick) 6:33
NU: Culp 50 field goal, 3:59
Second quarter
UM: Brown-Stephens 28 pass from Morgan (Trickett kick) 14:53
NU: Johnson 6 run (kick failed) 5:47
UM: Autman-Bell 7 pass from Morgan (Trickett kick) 1:53
Third quarter
NU: Johnson 1 run (Culp kick) 9:29
Fourth quarter
UM: Safety, intentional grounding from end zone, 4:45
UM: Bryce-Williams 56 run (Trickett kick) 2:12
NU: Allen 9 pass from Martinez (Culp kick) 1:12

                      NEB        MIN
First Downs .......... 19         22
  Rushing ............. 6         12
  Passing ............ 12          9
  Penalty ............. 1          1
Rushes-Net Yds ... 31-136     43-182
Passing Yds ......... 241        214
  Comp-Att-Int .. 18-33-0    21-25-2
Total Offense .... 64-377     68-396
Fumbles-Lost ........ 0-0        0-0
Penalized-Yds ...... 3-25       3-25
Punts-Avg ........ 4-48.2     4-43.2
Punt Returns-Yds .... 1-6        1-3
KO Returns-Yds ...... 0-0       2-31
INT Returns-Yds ..... 2-0        0-0
Possession Time ... 21:59      38:01
3rd. Down Conv. .... 4/12        3/9
4th. Down Conv. ..... 0/2        1/1
Red-Zone Scoring .... 3/5        2/2
Sacks-Yds .......... 1-12       2-19

RUSHING
NU: Johnson 11-83; Betts 1-27; Yant 6-24; Morrison 4-19; Martin 1-0; Martinez 8-minus-17.

UM: Williams 17-127; Irving 7-28; Thomas 7-23; Kramer 6-20; Morgan 3-minus-8.

PASSING
NU: Martinez 18-33-0 241.
UM: MOrgan 20-24-2 209; Kramer 1-1-0 5.

RECEIVING
NU: Allen 5-121; Falck 4-36; Betts 2-35; Manning 3-34; Johnson 1-6; Liewer 1-6; Vokolek 1-2; Toure 1-1.

UM: Autman-Bell 11-103; Brown-Stephens 3-58; Spann-Ford 3-23; Wright 2-17; Boyd 1-12; Irving 1-1.

Attendance: 45,436

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Huskers bow
to Gophers

Porous defense in the first half and missed scoring opportunities after intermission added up to another one-score setback for Nebraska.

The Gophers dominated the first 30 minutes, taking a 21-9 lead into the locker room thanks largely to nearly perfect passing from Tanner Morgan.

Nebraska’s defense rebounded with a pair of third-quarter interceptions, but the offense couldn’t take advantage of the second one, turning the ball over on downs at the goal line and then missing a short field goal. A promising possession in the fourth quarter ended with another turnover on downs.

Minnesota pulled away late on a safety and a 56-yard touchdown run, and Nebraska answered with a quick 75-yard touchdown drive to pull within 7 with 1:12 remaining. The subsequent onside kick was unsuccessful, and the Gophers ran out the clock to seal their third consecutive win over the Huskers.

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Commentary

Stryker

It’s bad enough that the offensive line is unable to grow up, but when the offensive coaching staff shows the same symptoms ... it’s profoundly unsettling.

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Vogel

The entire first half was exactly what Fleck and the Gophers wanted, which was as predictable as Nebraska battling back in the second half and coming up short.

Hail Varsity
Callahan

It simply came down to a flat start and then poor execution in the red zone in the second half.

HuskerOnline
Washut

As they’ve done so many times before, the Huskers sleepwalked out of the gates. That might result in a death blow to their postseason hopes

HuskerOnline
Chatelain

The agony of following this program isn’t just seeing NU lose games in innovative ways. It’s feeling like a damned fool for expecting change.

Omaha World-Herald
Gabriel

Five losses. All by one possession. Dealer’s choice on which one leaves the bitterest taste, but you could make an argument for any of them.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

What happened here wasn’t about one or two or three players. Or plays. This was a program loss. A team loss.

Omaha World-Herald
Shipley

The Gophers weren’t world-beaters on Saturday, but they played an excellent first half of football.

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Wirt

Certain mistakes have, without fail, in nearly the same exact order, happened to Frost’s squad when it falls short.

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