Wisconsin 35
Nebraska 28

Nov. 20, 2021 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Camp Randall Stadium | Madison, WI | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 7 28
Wisconsin 14 0 14 7 35

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First quarter
WIS: Bracey 91 kickoff return (Larsh kick) 14:47
NEB: Stepp 1 run (Contreraz kick) 12:41
WIS: Allen 71 run (Larsh kick) 1:59
Second quarter
NEB: Toure 4 pass from Martinez (Contreraz kick) 6:35
Third quarter
WIS: Pryor 17 pass from Mertz (Larsh kick) 11:35
NEB: Martinez 1 run (Contreraz kick) 6:24
WIS: Allen 3 run (Larsh kick) 1:30
Fourth quarter
NEB: Scott 3 run (Contreraz kick) 6:27
WIS: Allen 53 run (Larsh kick) 2:37

                       NEB        WIS
First Downs ........... 23         15
  Rushing .............. 5          7
  Passing ............. 16          7
  Penalty .............. 2          1
Rushes-Net Yds .... 35-101     31-252
Passing Yds (Net)..... 351        145
  Comp-Att-Int ... 23-35-2    12-18-0
Total Offense ..... 70-452     49-397
Fumbles-Lost ......... 1-0        0-0
Penalized-Yds ....... 5-43       4-42
Punts-Avg ......... 2-38.0     2-44.0
Punt Returns-Yds ..... 0-0        0-0
KO Returns-Yds ...... 3-40      3-138
Int. Returns-Yds ..... 0-0       2-43
Possession Time .... 33:17      26:43
3rd. Down Conv. ...... 4/9        3/9
4th. Down Conv. ...... 1/3        1/3
Red-Zone Scoring ..... 4/6        2/3
Sacks-Yds ............ 1-6        0-0

RUSHING
NEB: Belt 7-31; Scott 9-29; Martinez 9-23; Stepp 9-18; Smothers 1-0.

WIS: Allen 22-228; Davis 3-23; Chenal 3-6; Schipper 1-2; TEAM 1-minus-1; Mertz 1-minus-6.

PASSING
NEB: Martinez 23-35-2 351.

WIS: Mertz 12-18-0 145.

RECEIVING
NEB: Allen 7-143; Toure 7-113; Vokolek 2-33; Falck 2-17; Betts 1-12; Manning 1-9; Scott 1-9; Brown 1-8; Belt 1-7.

WIS: Ferguson 8-92; Pryor 2-45; Dunn 1-4; Schipper 1-4.

Attendance: 67,888

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Big-play Badgers edge Huskers in Madison

The Huskers once again hung tough against a top-25 opponent, but too many big plays by the Badgers and a last-second no-call on an apparent pass interference sealed Nebraska’s fate in Madison.

Nebraska outyarded the Badgers and led in time of possession, but the difference in the game ultimately was the very first play: Wisconsin’s return of the opening kickoff for a touchdown. After that, the teams played on even terms up through Braelon Allen’s 53-yard touchdown run with 3:50 remaining which gave Wisconsin a 35-28 lead. It was the third touchdown of the day for Allen, who rushed for 228 yards on 22 carries.

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Commentary

Stryker

It all fits into the theme of the 2021 season, a year in which Nebraska has done whatever it absolutely needed to do to lose the game.

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Vogel

I didn’t expect the Huskers to look drastically different against the Badgers, but the hope for the future is that Nebraska will.

Hail Varsity
Callahan

We saw a ‘no fear of failure’ approach from the Husker offense. NU was 10-of-12 for 174 yards passing on first down alone.

HuskerOnline
Shatel

Adrian Martinez was robbed of the chance to make history. What would have happened? It’s the cliff-hanger we’ll never know.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Next week represents one more chance to flip a script that’s become all too familiar. No matter what, Martinez deserves a standing ovation.

Lincoln Journal Star
McKewon

The same old stuff separated NU from winning a one-score game.

Omaha World-Herald
Washut

Nebraska still failed to get the job done, but maybe the team took a critical step in believing instead of hoping.

HuskerOnline
Polzin

UW kept its poise in this tight game even though it wasn’t always pretty.

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