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Rex Burkhead dives for the go-ahead TD against Ohio State in 2011.
Comeback wins of 12 or more points
1890-2019
Year Opponent Deficit Time‡ Game-Winning Score (Final)
2019 @Illinois 14 3rd, 5:40 4th, 8:00, TD (42-38)
2017 @Purdue 12 4th, 14:23 4th, 0:14, TD (25-24)
2016 Oregon 13 2nd, 2:30 4th, 2:29, TD (35-32)
2015 #UCLA 14 2nd, 7:55 4th, 4:50, TD (37-29)
2015 Mich. St. 12 4th, 4:16 4th, 0:17, TD (39-38)
2014 @Iowa 17 3rd, 8:45 OT, TD (37-34)
2013 NorthwesternN’western 14 2nd, 11:07 4th, 0:00, TD (27-24)
2012 Penn St. 14 2nd, 1:08 4th, 10:57, TD (32-23)
2012 @Northwestern @N’western  12 4th, 8:31 4th, 2:08, TD (29-28)
2012 Wisconsin 17 3rd, 10:29 4th, 9:41, FG, (30-27)
2011 Ohio St. 21 3rd, 10:53 4th, 5:10, TD (34-27)
2009 @Missouri 12 4th, 13:57 4th, 12:59 TD (27-12)
2008 Colorado 14 1st, 5:47 4th, 1:43, FG (40-31)
2002 @Tex. A&M 17 3rd, 7:43 4th, 11:01, TD (38-31)
1994 Wyoming 14 1st, 0:25 3rd, 8:11, TD (42-32)
1991 @Kansas 17 1st, 2:15 3rd, 8:46, TD (59-23)
1991 Oklahoma 14 2nd, 12:39 4th, 2:57, TD (19-14)
1982 @Hawaii 13 3rd, 9:12 4th, 11:27, TD (37-16)
1979 @Iowa 14 3rd, 5:21 4th, 5:52, FG, (24-21)
1979 Penn St. 14 1st, 3:00 2nd, 6:02, TD (42-17)
1977 Colorado 12 2nd, 9:55 2nd, 0:06, TD (33-15)
1968 @Okla. St. 14 3rd, 13:42 4th, 0:57, TD (21-20)
1967 @Kan. St. 14 1st, 3:19 4th, 1:11, FG, (16-14)
1966 @Colorado 12 2nd, 3:39 4th, 0:53, TD (21-19)
1965 @Missouri 14 1st, 0:00 4th, 5:56, FG (16-14)
1960 @Oklahoma 14 2nd, 11:19 4th, 1:38, FG (17-14)
1951 @Iowa St.* 14 2nd, N/A 3rd, N/A, TD (34-27)
1950 Missouri* 14 2nd, N/A 4th, N/A, TD (40-34)
1950 Kansas* 12 1st, N/A 4th, N/A TD (33-26)
1941 Iowa* 13 3rd, N/A 4th, N/A TD (14-13)
1940 Iowa St.* 12 2nd, NA 3rd, 2:56, TD (21-12)
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‡ Quarter and time when opponent took its largest lead

* Scoring details are incomplete

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