Michigan 45
Nebraska 7

Sept. 30, 2023 • 2:40 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • FOX
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First quarter
UM: Roman Wilson 29 pass from J.J. McCarthy (James Turner kick) 5:40
UM: Kalel Mullings 20 run (Turner kick) 7:15
Second quarter
UM: McCarthy 21 run (Turner kick) 11:22
UM: Wilson 16 pass from McCarthy (Turner kick) 0:23
Third quarter
UM: Blake Corum 1 run (Turner kick) 5:58
Fourth quarter
UM: Turner 30 field goal 14:17
UM: Peyton O'Leary 8 pass from Jayden Denegal (Turner kick) 4:37
NU: Joshua Fleeks 74 run (Tristan Alvano kick) 4:17

                        UM        NU
FIRST DOWNS ........... 26        10
  RUSHING ............. 15         3
  PASSING ............. 10         7
  PENALTY .............. 1         0
RUSHES-NET YARDS .. 51-249    21-106
NET YARDS PASSING .... 187       199
  COMP-ATT-INT ... 16-23-0   14-25-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ..... 74-436    46-305
FUMBLES-LOST ......... 1-0       3-0
PENALIZED-YDS ........ 0-0      4-30
PUNTS-AVERAGE ....... 1-65      3-46
PUNT RETURNS-YDS .... 2-41       0-0
K.O. RETURNS-YDS ..... 0-0      2-42
INTERCEPTIONS-YDS ... 1--3       0-0
POSSESSION TIME .... 38:01     21:59
THIRD-DOWN CONV. .... 8-13      3-10
FOURTH-DOWN CONV. .... 2-3       1-3
RED ZONE SCORES ...... 5-5       0-2
SACKS BY-YDS ........ 4-24       0-0

  UM: Blake Corum 16-74; Donovan Edwards 14-48; Kalel Mullings 5-43; M.J. McCarthy 2-30; Leon Franklin 6-26; Tavierre Dunlap 4-14; Jayden Denegal 2-10; Davis Warren 1-4; Jack Tuttle 1-0.
  NU: Josh Fleeks 1-74; Anthony Grant 6-16; Emmett Johnson 2-9; Janiran Bonner 2-5; Billy Kemp 1-4; Heinrich Haarberg 9-minus-2.

  UM: J.J. McCarthy 12-16-0 156; Jack Tuttle 3-4-0 23; Jayden Denegal 1-1-0 8; Davis Warren 0-2-0 0.
  NU: Heinrich Haarberg 14-25-1 199.

  UM: Roman Wilson 4-58; Cornelius Johnson 2-32; Darrius Clemons 2-29; AJ Barner 2-26; Colston Loveland 1-13; Peyton O'Leary 1-8; Semaj Morgan 1-8; Max Bredeson 1-5; Tyler Morris 1-5; Donovan Edwards 1-3. 
  NU: Billy Kemp 4-61; Marcus Washington 1-56; Thomas Fidone 2-31; Emmett Johnson 2-20; Jaylen Lloyd 1-19; Nate Boerkircher 1-7; Josh Fleeks 1-2; Heinrich Haarberg 1-2; Anthony Grant 1-1.

Attendance: 87,134


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Fleeks’ long touchdown run saves Huskers from a shutout

Nebraska’s Joshua Fleeks ran 74 yards for a touchdown with 4:17 left in the game to spoil a Michigan shutout. It was one of the few bright spots as the Huskers fell to the second-ranked Wolverines, 45-7.

Michigan controlled the game from start to finish and improved to 5-0 with the victory, while the Huskers slipped to 2-3 with their first home loss of the season.

The temperature at kickoff was 93 degrees and matched the hottest at game time inside Memorial Stadium since 1985 against Florida State.

Nebraska totaled 305 yards on the day, including 199 yards on 14-of-25 passing by Heinrich Haarberg. The Huskers added 106 on the ground, including 74 by Fleeks on his lone carry of the game. Billy Kemp led Nebraska’s receivers with four receptions for 61 yards, while Marcus Washington added a 56-yard grab early in the third quarter.

Michigan put up 436 total yards, including 249 on the ground and 187 through the air. J.J. McCarthy led an efficient Wolverine offense by completing 12-of-16 passes for 156 yards with two touchdowns. Blake Corum led the Michigan rushing attack with 74 yards on 16 carries, while Donovan Edwards added 14 carries for 48 yards.

Michigan scored on the game’s opening drive, covering 75 yards on 11 plays capped by an outstanding 29-yard touchdown catch by Roman Wilson over the top of Isaac Gifford in the back of the end zone.

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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
Billy Kemp gains 34 yards on a first-quarter catch. | Kenny Larabee, KLIN



The loss was not a surprise, but the utter domination by Michigan was a sober reminder of how steep a climb the Husker program has in front of it.

HuskerMax/All Huskers

The Wolverines just picked the Huskers apart whether by land or air.


Haarberg can make a play or two. But he’s limited by the lack of playmakers around him and an offensive line still trying to figure out a lot of stuff.

Omaha World-Herald

If I were to write on everything that looked bad for Nebraska, I’d have a short novel.

Lincoln Journal Star

It was an all-around disappointment for the Blackshirts and the first time they looked vulnerable from start to finish.

Daily Nebraskan

These Wolverines are talented, maybe as talented as any roster coach Jim Harbaugh has put together in Ann Arbor.

Detroit Free Press

What’s concerning is that Michigan added injury for Nebraska to the insult of emptying its stadium before the evening air began to provide relief.

The Athletic

The sheer ease in which the Wolverines dispatched a Big Ten foe playing in front of a sold-out crowd shows the focus and confidence Michigan has.

Michigan Insider
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