Maryland 13
Nebraska 10

Nov. 11, 2023 • 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • Peacock
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Nebraska0010010
Second quarter
MD: Tai Felton 16 pass from Taulia Tagovailoa (Jack Howes kick) 2:31
Third quarter
NU: Janiran Bonner 2 run (Tristan Alvano kick) 11:35
NU: Alvano 38 field goal, 8:26 
Fourth quarter
MD: Howes 35 field goal, 12:42 
MD: Howes 24 field goal, 0:00

                           MD        NU
FIRST DOWNS .............. 19        18
  RUSHING ................. 6        13
  PASSING ................ 12         2
  PENALTY ................. 1         3
RUSHES-NET YDS ....... 26-101    40-183
NET YARDS PASSING ....... 283        86
  COMP-ATT-INT ...... 27-40-1   10-21-4
TOTAL OFFENSE ........ 66-384    61-269
FUMBLES LOST ............ 2-2       1-1
PENALIZED-YDS ......... 10-92      1-15
PUNTS-AVERAGE ........ 3-37.3    2-44.5
PUNT RETURNS-YDS ........ 1-6       1-6
KICKOFF RETURNS-YDS ..... 0-0      1-10
INTERCEPTIONS-YDS ...... 4-40       1-0
POSSESSION TIME ....... 28:59     31:01
THIRD-DOWN CONV. ....... 6-12       2-9
FOURTH-DOWN CONV. ....... 0-2       2-3
RED ZONE SCORES ......... 3-5       2-3
SACKS BY-YDS ............ 1-3      1-11

RUSHING
  MD: Hemby 16-74; Tagovailoa 5-27; McDonald 2-5; Littleton 2-1; Smith 1-minus-6.
  NU: E.Johnson 17-84; Purdy 3-33; Sims 10-33; Fleeks 3-11; Boerkircher 1-11; Grant 3-9; Bonner 1-2; Naarnerg 2-3.

PASSING
  MD: Tagovailoa 27-40-1 283.
  NU: Sims 8-13-2 62; Purdy 1-3-1 24; Haarberg 1-5-1 0.

RECEIVING
  MD: Jones 5-86; Felton 5-73; Duches 5-40; Prather 4-39; Hemby 3-15; Howard 2-11; Littleton 1-10; Knotts 1-5; McDonald 1-4.
  NU: Kemp 2-30; Lloyd 1-25; Fleeks 2-11; Fidone 1-9; E.Johnson 3-9, Bullock 1-2.

Attendance: 86,830



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Quarterback Chubba Purdy calls signals during the Huskers’ final possession. | Amarillo Mullen photo

Huskers give away chances to top Terps

Two Maryland turnovers in the third quarter got Nebraska back in the game. Nebraska returned the favor with three of their own in the fourth, and the Huskers’ quest for a sixth win continues for another week.

Three Nebraska quarterbacks threw interceptions, none more costly than Chubba Purdy’s at the goal line late in the fourth quarter. Instead of getting a likely chip-shot go-ahead field goal, the Huskers gave the Terrapins the ball, and Maryland drove 75 yards for the walk-off field goal and a 13-10 win.

Starting quarterback Heinrich Haarberg left the game in the second quarter with an apparent ankle injury. Jeff Sims took his place and helped the Huskers take a 10-7 lead in the third quarter, but he was yanked for Purdy after committing his third turnover of the game. Purdy drove the Huskers from their own 3 to the Maryland 7, where he threw his interception with 3:37 remaining.

Haarberg also turned the ball over with an interception early in the game.

The Huskers dropped to 5-5 on the season and need a win over Wisconsin or Iowa to become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2016. Maryland improved to 6-4.

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Commentary

Stryker

How did Rhule flip the script so disastrously? By failing to make an executive decision he is paid millions of dollars a year to make.

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Stukenholtz

Three quarterbacks. Five turnovers. One injury and one benching. Twenty-one pass attempts, but at least one too many.

All Huskers/KLIN
Feit

I support the decision to go for a touchdown. You play to win.

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Shatel

The coaches and players have squeezed a lot out of this season. How much is left in the tank?

Omaha World-Herald
Just

There are two games left in the regular season, and this Nebraska offense is lost. I’m not so certain these Huskers will find their way before the end of November.

Lincoln Journal Star
Rubek

The Huskers have an enigma at quarterback. Ten games into the season, no progress — perhaps even negative progress — has been made.

Daily Nebraskan
Sherman

Why leave it in the hands of a QB to make a mistake? Satterfield and Rhule saw enough Saturday — and have seen it all season — to know how this situation goes.

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