Iowa 13
Nebraska 10

Nov. 24, 2023 • 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • CBS
1st2nd3rd4th F 
Second quarter
IA: Deacon Hill 1 run (Drew Stevens kick) 13:22
IA: Stevens 28 field goal, 5:12
NU: Jaylen Lloyd 66 pass from Chubba Purdy
   (Tristan Alvano kick) 3:43  
Third quarter
NU: Alvano 44 field goal, 6:18
Fourth quarter
IA: Marshall Meeder 38 field goal, 0:00

                         IA         NU
FIRST DOWNS ............ 14         10
  RUSHING ............... 6          3
  PASSING ............... 7          7
  PENALTY ............... 1          0
RUSHES-NET YDS ..... 40-163      30-75
NET YDS PASSING ........ 94        189
  COMP-ATT-INT .... 11-28-1    15-28-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ...... 68-257     58-264
FUMBLES-LOST .......... 2-0        3-2
PENALIZED-YDS ........ 2-10       5-40
PUNTS-AVERAGE ...... 7-42.4     7-39.9
PUNT RETURNS-YDS ..... 2-11       4-12
K.O. RETURNS-YDS ..... 1-25        0-0
INTERCEPTIONS-YDS .... 1-10        1-4
POSSESSION TIME ..... 31:45      28:15
THIRD-DOWN CONV. ..... 6-18       8-17
FOURTH-DOWN CONV. ..... 1-1        0-0
RED ZONE SCORES ....... 3-5        0-0
SACKS BY-YARDS ........ 2-2        1-2

  IA: Williams 16-111; Johnson 10-30; Brown 2-13; Hill 5-10; Patterson 1-6. 
  NU: Purdy 12-42; Johnson 11-27; Grant 4-4; Fleeks 2-2; Kemp 1-0.

  IA: Hill 11-28-1-94.
  NU: Purdy 15-28-1 189.

  IA: Stilianos 2-38; Brown 3-21; Ragaini 2-14; Ostrenga 3-12; Anderson 1-9.
  NU: Lloyd 1-66; Bullock 2-35; Fleeks 1-25; Kemp 4-21; Colaman 2-19; Kpjmspm 1-11; Fidone 2-9; Hahn 1-2; Grant 1-1.

Attendance: 86,183


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Tommi Hill interception
Nebraska defensive back Tommi Hill runs with the ball after making an interception in the final minute of the game. | Kenny Larabee, KLIN

Late pick, field goal sink Huskers

Chubba Purdy threw an interception in the final half-minute, and Iowa converted it into a walk-off field goal and a 13-10 win. Nebraska stays home for the holidays at 5-7 after dropping its fourth consecutive try for a sixth win.

Nebraska had the ball near midfield with half a minute left after Tommi Hill intercepted an Iowa pass. But Purdy gave it right back just two plays later, and the Hawkeyes cashed in for their 10th win of the season, helped by a 22-yard run that set up the 38-yard game-winning kick.

Nebraska might have held a 13-10 lead in the late going if not for Tristan Alvano’s miss on a 44-yard field goal try with a little over five minutes left. Alvano did make a 44-yarder early in the second half to tie the game at 10-10.

Iowa controlled most of the first half, piling up 200 yards of total offense to Nebraska’s 118. The Hawkeyes took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter after a 51-yard drive, then quickly made it 10-0 after a Purdy fumble gave them a short field at the NU 44.

Nebraska’s offense then came up with a huge play. More than half of the Huskers’ first-half yards came when Purdy hooked up with true freshman Jaylen Lloyd for a 66-yard touchdown pass on a third-and-11 play. The Hawkeyes drove to the Nebraska 6 late in the second quarter, but the Huskers’ second field-goal block of the game kept the score at 10-7 heading into intermission.

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2023 schedule
04/22White 21, Red 7
08/31@ MinnesotaL 10-13
09/09@ ColoradoL 14-36
09/16N. IllinoisW 35-11
09/23Louisiana TechW 28-14
09/30MichiganL 7-45
10/06@ IllinoisW 20-7
10/21North­westernW 17-9
10/28PurdueW 31-14
11/04@ Michigan St.L 17-20
11/11MarylandL 10-13
11/18@ WisconsinL 17-24
11/24IowaL 10-13



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