Nebraska 24
Iowa 17

Nov. 25, 2022 • 3 p.m. Central
Kinnick Stadium •Iowa City, IA • BTN
1st2nd3rd4th F 

First quarter
NEB: T. Palmer 87 pass from C. Thompson (T. Bleekrode kick) 8:45
NEB: Bleekrode 28 field goal, 3:24
Second quarter
NEB: Palmer 18 pass from Thompson (Bleekrode kick) 10:51
Third quarter
NEB: M. Washington 14 pass from Thompson (Bleekrode kick) 12:15
IOW: K. Johnson 44 run (D. Stevens kick) 8:32
Fourth quarter
IOW: L. Lachey 14 pass from A. Padilla (Stevens kick) 6:49
IOW: Stevens 45 field goal, 5:41

                       NEB       IOWA  
FIRST DOWNS ........... 17         18
  RUSHING .............. 3          9
  PASSING ............. 11          8
  PENALTY .............. 3          1
RUSHES-NET YDS ..... 35-51     33-124
NET YDS PASSING ...... 278        150
  COMP-ATT-INT ... 20-30-0    17-39-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ..... 65-329     72-274
FUMBLES-LOST ......... 2-1        4-3
PENALIZED-YDS ....... 6-50       7-65
PUNTS-AVERAGE ....... 6-39       5-43
PUNT RETURNS-YDS ..... 0-0       2--2
K.O. RETURNS-YDS .... 1-11       3-62
INTERCEPTIONS-YDS .... 1-0        0-0
POSSESSION TIME .... 31:22      28:38
THIRD-DOWN CONV. .... 5-14       6-16
FOURTH-DOWN CONV. .... 0-0        1-3
RED ZONE SCORES ...... 3-4        1-1
SACKS BY-YDS .......  3-39       2-16

NEB: R.Johnson 12-52, Palmer 1-7, Grant 14-6, Ervin 2-2, TEAM 1-minus-1, Thompson 5-minus-15.

IOW: K.Johnson 16-109, L.Williams 9-43, G.Williams 1-5, Bruce 1-0, Petras 1-minus-8, Padilla 5-minus-25.

NEB: Thompson 20-30-0 278.
IOW: Padilla 16-33-1 141; Petras 1-6-0 9.

NEB: Palmer 9-165, Washington 3-52, Brown 2-17, Grant 2-13, Brewington 1-10, Ervin 1-8, Martin 1-7 Boerkircher 1-6.

IOW: Lachey 7-89, Ragaini 7-60, Bruce 1-3, G.Williams 1-2, DeJong 1-minus-4.

Attendance: 69,250


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Huskers hold on, pull off upset in Iowa City

Nebraska jumped ahead early and survived a tense fourth quarter for a 24-17 upset win in Iowa City to thwart the Hawkeyes’ plans for clinching a spot in the Big Ten championship game.

Nebraska quarterback Casey Thompson connected with Trey Palmer on an 87-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead, and the two hooked up again in the second period to make it 17-0 at halftime. The teams traded third-quarter touchdowns, Nebraska’s coming on a 14-yard pass from Thompson to Marcus Washington that made it a 24-0 game.

The Huskers benefited from Iowa miscues, one of them a fumble when quarterback Spencer Petras was sacked in the first quarter on a play that knocked him out of the game.

Palmer broke Nebraska’s single-season record for receiving yards, finishing with 165 for the game and 1,043 for the season. Thompson threw for 278 yards and finished with a passing efficiency rating of 177.51 against an Iowa defense that entered the game No. 4 nationally in that department at 103.10.

Trey Palmer
Trey Palmer scored two of Nebraska’s touchdowns and earned a spot in the Husker record book. | Photo courtesy of
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Pregame & team info

2022 schedule
04/09White 43, Red 39
08/27@ Northwestern*L 28-31 
09/03North DakotaW 38-17 
09/10Georgia SouthernL 42-45 
09/17OklahomaL 14-49 
10/01IndianaW 35-21 
10/07@ RutgersW 14-13 
10/15@ PurdueL 37-43 
10/29IllinoisL 9-26 
11/05MinnesotaL 13-20 
11/12@ MichiganL 3-34 
11/19WisconsinL 14-15 
11/25@ IowaW 24-17 
*Dublin, Ireland



This was a win for Mickey Joseph, whose most notable accomplishment during his nine-game run as interim head coach was to keep the team motivated and focused.

HuskerMax/All Huskers

Go ahead and let yourself enjoy it. Nobody’s coming from behind to take that away.

All Huskers/KLIN

It had been so long since Nebraska had last won a Big Ten Trophy game, most of NU’s players and coaches didn’t know what to do.


Joseph kept this team confident, even through all the losing. Nebraska fans will long remember him for that.


The big lead, against a team that hadn’t come back from more than three points down all season, nearly didn’t hold because nothing with this Nebraska program has been easy of late.

Hail Varsity

A door closed on one era of Husker football on Friday. Another may open as soon as Saturday. Yes, please.

Omaha World-Herald

Perhaps the way Iowa lost here at Kinnick to the Huskers will be a defining reminder that his offense, the worst in the country among Power Five teams, needs to change.

Des Moines Register

Nebraska’s season ended not with a whimper, but with a raucous victory in Iowa City. ... With all things considered, Nebraska could have been a lot worse than 4-8 this season.

Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska improved on last year’s unseemly 0-8 record in one-score games to 2-5 this season. Maybe they can draw even next year.

Daily Nebraskan

Against the nation’s No. 108 defense, Iowa’s No. 130 offense scored 17 points. That’s the number it has averaged this season, and that’s a number that is no good.

Cedar Rapids Gazette

So much about Friday felt as if things had come full circle.

The Athletic
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