Minnesota 30
Nebraska 23

Oct. 16, 2021 • 11 a.m. Central
Huntington Bank Stadium •Minneapolis, MN • ESPN2
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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

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.

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

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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Pregame & team info
2021 schedule
05/01White 21, Red 20
08/28@ IllinoisL 22-30
09/04FordhamW 52-7
09/11BuffaloW 28-3
09/18@ OklahomaL 16-23
09/25@ Michigan St.L 20-23
10/02Northwestern*W 56-7
10/09MichiganL 29-32
10/16@ MinnesotaL 23-30
10/30PurdueL 23-28
11/06Ohio St.L 17-26
11/20@ WisconsinL 28-35
11/26IowaL 21-28



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.

HuskerMax/All Huskers

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

St. Paul Pioneer Press

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

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