Michigan 34
Nebraska 3

Nov. 12, 2022 • 2:30 p.m. Central
Michigan Stadium •Ann Arbor, MI • ABC
1st2nd3rd4th F 

First quarter
UM: B. Corum 2 run (J. Moody kick) 4:26
Second quarter
UM: R. Bell 9 pass from J. McCarthy (Moody kick) 8:46
NU: T. Bleekrode 37 field goal, 4:10
UM: Moody 30 field goal, 0:01
Third quarter
UM: McCarthy 3 run (Moody kick) 0:57 
Fourth quarter
UM: A. Anthony fumble recovery in end zone (Moody kick) 9:39 
UM: Moody 43 field goal, 1:17

                         NU        UM
FIRST DOWNS ............. 8        27
  RUSHING ............... 3        20
  PASSING ............... 4         6
  PENALTY ............... 1         1
RUSHES-NET YDS ...... 29-75    49-264
NET YDS PASSING ......   71       148
  COMP-ATT-INT .... 10-20-0   10-20-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ...... 49-146    69-412
FUMBLES-LOST .......... 2-0       1-0
PENALIZED-YDS ........ 4-30      1-15
PUNTS-AVERAGE ........ 7-43      3-40
PUNT RETURNS-YDS ...... 0-0      4-11
KICKOFF RETURNS-YDS .. 3-51      2-55
INTERCEPTIONS-YDS ..... 0-0       0-0
POSSESSION TIME ..... 24:28     35:28
THIRD-DOWN CONV. ..... 5-15      4-10
FOURTH-DOWN CONV. ..... 1-1       2-2
RED ZONE SCORES ....... 1-1       4-4
SACKS BY-YDS ......... 2-11       2-5

NU: Purdy 5-39, Grant 11-22, Johnson 2-13, Ervin 2-6, Jewett 2-6, Smothers 4-1, TEAM 3-minus-12.

UM: Corum 12-162, Stokes 8-68, Dunlap 2-14, Edwards 2-13, Gash 5-12, Franklin 1-3, McCarthy 3-minus-8.

NU: Purdy 6-12-0 56. Smothers 4-8-0 15.

UM: McCarthy 8-17-0 129. Davis 2-3-0 19.

NU: Washington 2-36, Brown 1-13, Palmer 5-12, Boerkircher 1-6, Grant 1-4.

UM: Bell 4-72, Loveland 2-40, Wilson 1-13, Johnson 1-12, Morris 1-7. Corum 1-4.

Attendance: 110,192


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Wolverines dominate in Ann Arbor

It was no contest in Ann Arbor as the Husker offense got nothing going and lost the services of quarterback Chubba Purdy, who was injured during the second quarter.

The third-ranked Wolverines amassed more than 400 total yards to Nebraska’s 146 in wintry conditions at Michigan Stadium. The Huskers generated just eight first downs to Michigan’s 27. The Wolverines’ Heisman trophy candidate, Blake Corum, rushed for 162 yards on 28 carries.

The Huskers’ best possession came in the second quarter with Nebraska trailing 14-0. Purdy, playing in place of the injured Casey Thompson, opened the drive with a 13-yard run. Three plays later, Purdy completed a 13-yard pass on 3rd-and-6 to Alante Brown, who finished the play with a highlight-reel hurdle to convert for a Big Red first down.

On the next play, Nebraska moved 15 yards on a roughing-the-passer penalty before Purdy picked up seven more yards on the ground. Purdy made another third-down play with his legs, scampering eight yards on 3rd and 3 to set up the Huskers with a 1st and 10 at the Michigan 15. But Purdy was injured at the end of the run and did not return.

After Logan Smothers came in at quarterback, Timmy Bleekrode’s 37-yard field goal cut the Michigan margin to 14-3. That was a close as the Huskers got.

Freshman linebacker Ernest Hausmann led the Nebraska defense with a career-high 10 tackles, including a sack, while Luke Reimer matched Hausmann with 10 tackles of his own.

The Huskers fell to 3-7 on the season with games against Wisconsin and Iowa to come.

Alante Brown hurdle
Alante Brown’s attempted hurdle resulted in a hard landing and lots of play on social media. | Michigan Athletics via Twitter

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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 
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Nebraska ... has almost nothing to offer its fans right now except the hope that a new coach can come into Lincoln and breathe life into the program.

All Huskers/HuskerMax

Nebraska’s defense did some good things, but Michigan had more mightiness and dudes.


Four years after suffering an embarrassing loss in the Big House, Nebraska was no closer to going on the road and competing against one of the Big Ten’s flagship programs.

Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska football has taken its lumps the last two decades, but it’s never looked more lost.

Omaha World-Herald

No. 3 Michigan never really got uncomfortable during its 34-3 win. The Huskers, however, were made uncomfortable in ways that are still almost hard to believe.

Hail Varsity

Michigan bullied Nebraska the way Nebraska used to bully Big Eight and Big 12 teams.


A clunker? I guess. Boring? Absolutely. Uninspiring? No doubt.

Lincoln Journal Star

The Huskers slowed the pace down with what they were doing, and the overall possessions were minimized. In the end, it still didn’t matter.


As expected, Nebraska can’t compete in the trenches — with Michigan or other Big Ten heavyweights.

The Athletic
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