Huskers claim 13-10 win over Northwestern on late field goal
Nebraska got the 13-10 win over Northwestern Saturday with a field goal as time ran out.
89,384 fans turned out for the Homecoming game between Nebraska and Northwestern on Saturday afternoon.
The Huskers got on the scoreboard in the first quarter, when Wan'Dale Robinson broke free up the middle and raced 42 yards to the end zone. The touchdown by the freshman gave Nebraska a 7-0 lead.
The Huskers drove downfield in the second quarter. The big play was a 24 yard pass from quarterback Adrian Martinez to his tight end Austin Allen.
That pass set up a 35-yard field goal by sophomore placekicker Lane McCallum.
Nebraska led 10 to 0.
But Northwestern answered with a 40-yard field goal from Charlie Kuhbander.
Nebraska still led 10-3 at halftime.
Northwestern came out in the second half and drove 58 yards in just 6 plays. Aiden Smith scored on a two yard touchdown run. The Wildcats tied the game up at 10 all.
Nebraska came up with a big play with 5 minutes left in the third quarter. Martinez passes to Robinson and the freshman goes 49 yards down to the 17 yard line of Northwestern.
The long play set up a 29-yard field goal attempt by McCallum. But the kick hit the pole on the right side. The Huskers failed to get on the scoreboard.
On the final play of the 3rd quarter, Martinez limped off the field with an injury. Backup Noah Vedral came in the game at quarterback.
Nebraska will be looking to get its Big Ten traction back on a soggy day in Lincoln as the Huskers host Northwestern at 3 p.m.
Big Red has some stabilizing to do, coming off last week's battle with the Buckeyes.
The Huskers bring a 3-2 overall record to the field Saturday afternoon and they'll be working without
The Wildcats show up at 1-3 but as Husker Coact Scott Frost said on Thursday, "They play hard, they're physical and they don't make mistakes."
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: Get real-time updates below as the game unfolds.
Good Afternoon! Sports Director Ross Jernstrom here at Memorial Stadium with updates on the game!
Husker defense gets off to a great start--three and out!
Husker offense goes three and out! Back and forth we go. Martinez almost had another interception.
This is a perfect afternoon for football.67 degrees and sunny skies. Wind at 14 mph.
The Wildcats are stopped again! Punt. Nebraska takes over at the 30 yard line.
Dedrick Mills slices through the line for 12 yards.Martinez pass to Stoll for four yards.8 Yard pass to Noa. Under review.
Wandale Robinson rambled 42 yards for a touchdown. Nebraska takes the lead 7-0 with 4:25 left in the 1Q. The drive was 70 yards in just 8 plays.
NEBRASKA 7 NORTHWESTERN 0
Husker defense gets another three and out. Punt.Nebraska takes over at 36.
Nebraska goes three and out. Punt down to 7 yard line..almost a fumble.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: NEBRASKA 7 NORTHWESTERN 0
Husker take over at 21 yard line.
Defensive holding and roughing the passer gives Nebraska a first down at 47. Two Penalties on Wildcats.
24 yard pass to Austin Allen at the 26. Under review. Good catch--the play stands.
FIELD GOAL! Lane McCallum is good. The Huskers lead 10-0 with 8:24 left in 2nd quarter.
NEBRASKA 10 NORTHWESTERN 0
50-yard kickoff return by Northwestern to midfield. Quarterback scramble down to 23 of Nebraska. Fooled blackshirts on third down. Mo Barry sack on quarterback at 24.
40-yard field goal is just barely good. Line drive kick just clears the goal post.
The Huskers still lead 10-3 with 5:15 left in first quarter.
NEBRASKA 10 NORTHWESTERN 3
The Huskers in I formation.Pass to Austin Allen and he drops it. Pass to Robinson and short of first down. Punt.
4th down and 15 at Nebraska 42 yard line. Northwestern will punt.
Nebraska starts on 9-yard line. Pass to Spielman to 23. Husker will punt with 44 seconds left in the half. Wildcats get ball at 41 yard line.
:04 left in the half. Northwestern ball at 46 of the Huskers.
HALFTIME: NEBRASKA 10 NORTHWESTERN 3.
The Wildcats come out with a 58 yard drive and score in just 6 plays.
2-yard touchdown run by Aiden Smith.
Northwestern ties the game up at 10 all with 11 minutes left in 3rd quarter.
NEBRASKA 10 NORTHWESTERN 10
Huskers drive stalls at midfield. Punt down to the 12 yard line.
Northwestern gets out of a big hole with a 23-yard pass to the 31 yard line. Big breakdown by the Husker defense.
Punt to 22 yard line. Nebraska takes over with 6:30 left in third quarter.
Martinez's pass is short to wide receiver. Pass complete to Robinson for 8 yards. Martinez gets first down at 34.
Martinez makes a great shovel pass to Robinson for 49 yards down to the 17 of Northwestern.
The Huskers miss a chance to take the lead. McCallum hits the upright on 29-yard field goal attempt.Where is Barrett Pickering when we need him????
Northwestern keeps drive alive with a pass to 32 on third down.
Fumble by Northwestern. But the Wildcats recover at 38. The ball rolls out of bounds. Punt by Northwestern. Nebraska ball at 9-yard line.
Martinez runs on final play of 3rd quarter and limps off the field. He got yanked on the tackle. We will see his status.
END OF 3RD QUARTER: NEBRASKA 10 AND NORTHWESTERN 10
Noah Vedral in for Martinez at the start of 4th quarter.
Horse collar tackle on Jojo Domann--15 yard penalty moves ball to 38 of Nebraska.
Another penalty on Huskers moves ball to 23. Nebraska is killing itself with penalties.
The Huskers hold. 4th down and 3. Northwestern with a 34-yard field goal attempt and it is wide right.
Penalty on Nebraska. No penalty --- officials call it off. What is going on with these guys.
Nebraska takes over at 20 yard line. McCaffrey in at quarterback for one play. Vedral back in. Vedral gets first down with five yard run.
Vedral passes to Robinson for 9 yards to the 43 yard line.
4th and one--Nebraska will punt. Northwestern takes over at the 25 ayrd line with 5:56 left in the game.
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