Ohio St. 26
Nebraska 17

Nov. 6, 2021 • 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • FOX
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Samori Toure
Samori Toure speeds downfield on his 72-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. | Kenny Larabee, KLIN
Second quarter
OSU: Ruggles 26 field goal, 11:25
OSU: Olave 3 pass from Stroud (Ruggles kick) 6:41
NEB: Contreraz 39 field goal, 3:52
OSU: Smith-Njigba 75 pass from Stroud (Ruggles kick) 3:34
NEB: Toure 72 pass from Martinez (Contreraz kick) 2:53
Third quarter
OSU: Ruggles 46 field goal, 9:42
OSU: Ruggles 35 field goal, 2:05
NEB: Martinez 1 run (Contreraz kick) 0:22
Fourth quarter
OSU: Ruggles 46 field goal, 1:29

                        OSU       NEB
First Downs ............ 25        18
  Rushing ............... 6         8
  Passing .............. 18         8
  Penalty ............... 1         2
Rushes-Net Yds ...... 30-90    30-113
Passing Yds ........... 405       248
  Comp-Att-Int .... 36-54-2   16-31-1
Total Offense ...... 84-495    65-361
Fumbles-Lost .......... 1-0       1-0
Penalized-Yds ........ 8-65      6-60
Punts-Avg .......... 4-40.5    8-43.1
Punt Returns-Yds ..... 4-32       1-2
KO Returns-Yds ....... 1-24      1-19
Int. Returns-Yds ...... 1-0      2-14
Possession Time ..... 33:52     26:08
3rd. Down Conv. ...... 9/19      2/13
4th. Down Conv. ....... 0/1       0/0
Red-Zone Scoring ...... 3/3       1/2
Sacks-Yds ............ 5-31      2-20

OSU: Henderson 21-92; Teague 2-8; Williams 1-4; TEAM 2-minus-1; Stroud 4-minus-13.

NEB: Johnson 16-62; Martinez 18-51.

OSU: Stroud 36-54-2 405.
NEB: Martinez 16-31-1 248.

OSU: Smith-Njigba 15-240; Olave 7-61; Henderson 6-44; Harrison 2-25; Fleming 2-22; Ruckert 3-13; Rossi 1-0. 

NEB: Toure 4-150; Allen 2-33; Manning 3-26; Betts 2-15; Vokolek 3-14; Johnson 2-10.

Attendance: 84,426


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Huskers don’t go quietly against Buckeyes

The Blackshirts held the potent Ohio State offense to two touchdowns, but field goals were the difference as the kicking game once again bit the Huskers in a valiant effort against a top-10 team.

Ohio State’s Noah Ruggles made all four of his field goal tries, while Nebraska’s Chase Contreraz missed two out of three, including a 31-yarder.

Big plays by receiver Samori Toure sparked the Husker offense, which struggled to move the ball consistently, converting just 2 of 13 third downs.

Ohio State used a ball-control passing game to total 495 yards, including 36-of-54 passing by C.J. Stroud. However, the Blackshirts got interceptions from JoJo Domann and Myles Farmer to stay within striking distance until the closing moments.

Nebraska held OSU to its lowest point total of the season. It was also just the third time in the past four seasons that the Buckeyes were held to two touchdowns.

Nebraska slipped to 3-7 overall and 1-6 in the conference with its seventh single-digit setback of the year, including its fourth to a current Associated Press Top 10 team.

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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
JoJo Domann celebrates his interception.



In the final analysis, Husker players are not breaking through; neither are Husker coaches.

HuskerMax/All Huskers

Nebraska, at least defensively, did everything it needed to do to win and didn’t yet again.

Hail Varsity

We all can agree the win-loss record is not where it needs to be at the four-year mark, but I saw a team Saturday still fighting for their coach.


Stroud missed some throws early, forced too many balls into traffic and had questionable decision-making on the whole.

Yahoo Sports

If your best chance to win is playing on a high-ankle sprain, that says something about your quarterback depth. That it needs to be better.

Omaha World-Herald

If my gut feeling is correct and Nebraska wants Frost back, it should announce it this coming week before Frost’s staff heads out on the road to recruit.

Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska wasted a signature Blackshirt performance, just as it did at Michigan State and Oklahoma.

Omaha World-Herald

The Huskers’ inability to protect the pocket has been just as much of a problem as anything.


Stroud and QB runs are not BFFs. And because of that strained relationship, the Ohio State offense is becoming more predictable and less effective.

Columbus Dispatch

The final statistics won’t reflect this, but Nebraska’s offense and special teams spoiled another masterful performance from defensive coordinator Erik Cihinander’s unit.

Daily Nebraskan
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