Nebraska 14
Rutgers 13

Oct. 7, 2022 • 6 p.m. Central
SHI Stadium • Piscataway, NJ • FS1
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 0 0 7 7 14
Rutgers 10 3 0 0 13
Trey Palmer TD
Trey Palmer eyes the ball before gathering it in for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. | Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications
First quarter
RUT: Noah Vedral 21 run (Jude McAtamney kick) 12:22
RUT: McAtamney 25 field goal, 2:29
Second quarter
RUT: McAtamney 40 field goal, 6:30
Third quarter
NEB: Travis Vokolek 9 pass from Casey Thompson (Timmy Bleekrode kick) 10:35
Fourth quarter
NEB: Trey Palmer 27 pass from Thompson (Bleekrode kick) 8:54

                      NEB       RUT
FIRST DOWNS .......... 18        14
  RUSHING ............. 4         6
  PASSING ............ 11         8
  PENALTY ............. 3         0
RUSHES-NET YDS .... 29-72    38-115
NET YDS PASSING ..... 232       233
  COMP-ATT-INT .. 24-37-2   12-30-3
TOTAL OFFENSE .... 66-304    68-348
FUMBLES-LOST ........ 0-0       0-0
PENALIZED-YDS ...... 9-67      9-97
PUNTS-AVERAGE ...... 8-35      7-42
PUNT RETURNS-YDS .... 0-0      3-38
K.O. RETURNS-YDS ... 3-40      1-24
INTERCEPTIONS-YDS .. 3-17       2-2
POSSESSION TIME ... 31:38     28:14
THIRD-DOWN CONV. ... 5-14      4-16
FOURTH-DOWN CONV. ... 1-2       0-0
RED ZONE SCORES ..... 1-1       1-1
SACKS BY-YDS ....... 3-16       1-6

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Road rally: Huskers claw back for win

Down 13-0 and looking punchless on offense for the first 30 minutes, the Huskers turned things around in the second half for a 14-13 win over Rutgers in Piscataway.

Myles Farmer’s interception followed by a 27-yard touchdown strike from Casey Thompson to Trey Palmer gave Nebraska the go-ahead points in the fourth quarter.

The Husker defense surrendered a touchdown drive on Rutgers’ first possession but then kept the Scarlet Knights out of the end zone for the remaining 57 minutes of the game.

Rutgers had one last chance to win after taking over at its own 20 with 1:03 left. The Scarlet Knights appeared to have a first down on a pass interference penalty, but a replay review determined that the Huskers’ Ochaun Mathis had tipped the ball at the line of scrimmage, nullifying the flag. On the next play, Husker freshman Malcolm Hartzog intercepted Evan Simon’s third-and-10 pass with 48 seconds left to clinch the win for the Huskers.

Travis Vokolek TD
Travis Vokolek celebrates his third-quarter touchdown. | Scott Bruhn / Nebraska Communications
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Stryker

The ordeal was well worth it if Joseph can successfully continue the process of removing self-doubt from the Huskers.

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Henry

Suddenly, five of the remaining six games look gettable. That’s not something that seemed possible a month ago.

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Christopherson

Give that defensive staff their due. They adjusted. They had a group that kept their poise. They kept this team’s head above water when it looked pretty dang bleak.

Shatel

If the defense keeps making plays, Casey Thompson keeps locating Trey Palmer and Mark Whipple can find Anthony Grant on third-and-one, anything seems possible.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Give Joseph credit. Give Busch credit. Give the team’s leaders credit. The Huskers didn’t cave in.

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Stukenholtz

Where late-Frost-era teams would fold in the fourth quarter, Mickey’s team has hardened and met the moment.

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Politi

This was a bad loss, to a bad team, with as bad an end-game sequence as we’ve seen in Piscataway in long time.

Callahan

Nobody should ever question the toughness of Thompson. He stood in the pocket and took hit after hit.

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Vogel

‘Fake first place’ may indeed be fake, but, over the last two games at least, it’s as good as it gets.

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Just

Instead of letting up and giving up, Nebraska dug deep and believed they could do it.

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Sherman

Say this about the interim coach: He’s got his finger on the pulse of the Huskers.

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Carino

This second half was screaming for a steady diet of Sam Brown runs and Vedral game management. ... Instead they had Simon winging it. Nebraska cashed in.

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