Wisconsin 24
Nebraska 17

Nov. 18, 2023 • 6:30 p.m. Central
Camp Randall Stadium •Madison, WI • NBC
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Chubba Purdy sprints toward the end zone en route to the game’s opening touchdown.

First quarter
NEB: Chubba Purdy 55 run (Tristan Alvano kick) 11:33
NEB: Jaylen Lloyd 58 pass from Purdy (Alvano kick) 6:00
Second quarter
WIS: Jackson Acker 26 pass from Tanner Mordecai (Nathanial Vakos kick) 6:37
WIS: Vakos 35 field goal, 1:54 
Third quarter
WIS: Braelon Allen 2 run (Vakos kick) 7:47
Fourth quarter
NEB: Alvano 30 field goal, 0:04
WIS: Allen 3 run (Vakos kick)

                        NEB       WIS
FIRST DOWNS ............ 19        19
  RUSHING .............. 11         9
  PASSING ............... 6         9
  PENALTY ............... 2         1
RUSHES-NET YDS ..... 40-195    40-156
NET YARDS PASSING ..... 169       160
  COMP-ATT-INT .... 15-23-1   18-28-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ...... 63-364    68-316
FUMBLES-LOST .......... 1-0       0-0
PENALIZED-YDS ........ 7-54      4-45
PUNTS-AVERAGE ...... 5-35.2    4-46.2
  NET YDS PER PUNT ....29.4      39.8
PUNT RETURNS-YDS ...... 2-6      2-29
K.O. RETURNS-YDS ..... 1-23      4-81
INTERCEPTIONS-YDS ..... 0-0       1-0
POSSESSION TIME ..... 31:20     28:40
THIRD-DOWN CONV. ..... 5-12      7-15
FOURTH-DOWN CONV. ..... 1-3       1-3
RED ZONE SCORES ....... 1-1       3-3
SACKS BY-YARDS ........ 2-9      2-10

  NEB: Purdy 14-105; E.Johnson 13-50; Grant 12-45; Lloyd 1-minus-5.
  WIS: Allen 22-62; Mordecai 9-51; Acker 8-32; Pauling 1-11.

  NEB: Purdy 15-23-1 169.
  WIS: Mordecai 18-28-0 160.

  NEB: Lloyd 1-58; Kemp 8-43; Coleman 2-32; Fidone 3-23; Bullock 1-13.
  WIS: Pauling 8-79; Acker 1-26; Bell 2-16; Burroughs 2-15; Ashcraft 3-15; Anthony 1-9; Dike 1-0.

Attendance: 72,237


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Huskers fall in overtime to Badgers

Nebraska drove 68 yards to tie the game with four seconds left in regulation, but Wisconsin prevailed in overtime for the Badgers 10th victory in a row against the Huskers, 27-17.

A hot first quarter by quarterback Chubba Purdy and the Nebraska offense gave way to three quarters largely controlled by Wisconsin. A 14-0 lead became a 17-14 deficit before Tristan Alvano’s kick tied things up.

Wisconsin got the ball first in overtime. The Badgers converted a fourth-and-1 from the Nebraska 5 before Braelon Allen scored from three yards out. The Huskers’ possession went backwards before Chubba Purdy’s fourth-and-16 pass was intercepted to end the game.

Purdy and the Nebraska offense began the game firing on all cylinders. Purdy’s 55-yard touchdown run on a third-and-3 scramble got the Huskers on the board just 3½ minutes into the game. Less than five minutes later, Purdy hit Jaylen Lloyd on a deep pass to the Badgers’ 35, and the freshman wide receiver took it the rest of the way for a 58-yard touchdown.

Outyarded 162-32 in the first period, Wisconsin’s offense got going in the second quarter with a 66-yard touchdown drive that followed a fourth-and-1 stop. Then a 19-yard punt by Brian Buschini gave the Badgers the ball at their own 48, and they cashed in with a 35-yard field goal, making it a 14-10 game.

In the remaining 1:54, Nebraska drove from its own 25 to the Badgers’ 35, but Tristan Alvano’s 42-yard field goal try sailed wide right as time expired. Wisconsin added a touchdown midway into the third quarter and held a 17-14 lead until Alvano’s late field goal.

It was Nebraska’s seventh consecutive loss in overtime games.

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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



Rhule and his team were left to ponder the big plays they almost made, and the missing half-minute that could have made a huge difference. Doggoned shame.

HuskerMax/All Huskers

Purdy showed last year is old news as far as his game is concerned. He played some serious ball and brought the best play we’ve seen to the QB position this year.


Of all the punch-the-wall losses to Wisconsin the last decade, this one might have been the most agonizing, spellbinding one of the bunch.

Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska showed fight. Nebraska showed some promise. And it did so with a third-string quarterback who was leading the scout team ahead of last week’s game against Maryland.

Lincoln Journal Star

It’s an unfortunate waste of a laudable night from Purdy.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Mike

Chubba Purdy gave us the most complete performance by a Nebraska quarterback in nearly a year.

Corn Nation
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