HUSKERS LIVE-BLOG: Nebraska falls to Indiana 38 - 31

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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Huskers failed on a late fourth down conversion Saturday giving the ball up on downs and Indiana muscled enough of a drive to preserve a 38 - 31 win.

In his postgame news conference, Coach Scott Frost said, "We seem to find new and innovative ways to give a game away here and there, uh, every week."

He said Indiana earned the win Saturday.

Frost said, "I told the team right now, that's where we are. We're just OK. We're just OK right now. Because a lot of the things that are done are just OK. And, um, I'm not going to be happy with just OK. I want a bunch of team players that aren't going to be happy with just OK."



Nebraska gets back to its Big Ten schedule this afternoon following a bye week, by playing host to Indiana in a cross-division matchup at Memorial Stadium.

WHEN: Kick off will be just after 2:30 p.m.
WATCH: The game will be televised by BTN.
LISTEN: Heard coverage on the Husker Sports Network from Learfield-IMG.

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Good afternoon everyone and welcome from Memorial Stadium. This is Sports Director Ross Jernstrom. I will be updating the game this afternoon.

Noah Vedral starts at quarterback.

Big play--45 yard pass from Vedral to Spielman. Great play.
Vedral 4-yard touchdown run. Nebraska leads 7-0 with 13:32 left in first quarter. 5 plays--75 yard drive. Barret Pickering is back and kicks the extra point.

NEBRASKA 7 INDIANA 0

Indiana drives downfield on opening possession. The Hoosiers get to the 3-yard line. 22-yard field goal by Logan Justus is good. Nebraska still leads 7-3 with 8:45 left in first quarter.

NEBRASKA 7 INDIANA 3

Nerbaska starts drive from the 25-yard line. Oh what a trick play! Huskers try a reverse and pass to Vedral. Gain to 32 yard line , after a personal foul on Indiana.

Vedral makes quick pass to Wan'Dale Robinson and he gains 35 yards.
Vedral scores on a 1-yard touchdown run. Nebraska leads 14-3 with 6:57 left in the first quarter. 5-plays 75 yard drive. This is the kind offense we have not seen from the Huskers this season.

NEBRASKA 14 INDIANA 3.

Indiana drives downfield and completes a pass down at the 8 yard line. Officials rule catch is good. Review? Confirmed completed catch.
Peyton Ramsey goes untouched 8 yards for a touchdown. Nebraska still leads 14-9 with 3:23 left in the first quarter. The extra point was no good.

NEBRASKA 14 INDIANA 9

Nebraska in hurry up offense and guess what--on the third play of the drive Indiana's Thomas Allen suddenly drops to the turf to stop play. He is the son of the Head Coach Tom Allen. Great coaching!

Trick play on 4th and one. The ball is snapped to Dedrick Mills and he gets first down. Nebraska is looking sharp and unpredictable.

END OF 1ST QUARTER: NEBRASKA 14 INDIANA 9.

Big turnover. Vedral fumbles and Indiana recovers and has a 68 yard return to the 8 of Nebraska.

Touchdown pass from Ramsey to Ty Fryfogle. Perfect pass to the corner of the end zone. Indiana takes the lead 16-14 with 12:19 left in the second quarter. Big turnover and the Hoosiers cash in.

INDIANA 16 NEBRASKA 14.

Nebraska starts drive at the 37. 34-yard pass from Vedral to Mike Williams down at the 19 yard line of Indiana. The drive stayed alive due to a facemask penalty by the Hoosiers.

Illegal formation on 4th down--penalty moved to 22.Pickering's field goal attempt is low and wide. No good. BIG miss for the Huskers. Penalty and bad kick means zero points for Huskers. 8:44 left in the second quarter.

Indiana makes a third down and one and gets plenty of yard through the middle of the defense.Ben Stille comes up with key sack for a 7 yard loss.
Indiana punts 47 down to the 3 yard line.

Vedral runs and fumbles at the 10 yard line. The Huskers recover the ball.
Freshman Luke McCaffrey comes in at quarterback. Vedral is helped off the field after suffering an ankle injury. Mills no gain so fourth down.

Indiana makes a turnover. Alex Davis intercepts a bobbled pass. Big play by the Blackshirts!

The Huskers drive downfield in the final minutes of the first half. McCaffery does a nice job. Robinson gets a key first down on 11 yard run to 24.
24 yard touchdown pass from McCaffrey to Noa. Nebraska takes the lead 21-16. 6 plays 74 yard drive. 39 seconds left in the half.

NEBRASKA 21 INDIANA 16.

HALFTIME

The Hoosiers driving downfield. No pass rush by Huskers--Ramsey has all day to throw and completes a pass down to 2 yard line. Easy touchdown on end around by Indiana's David Ellis.Indiana goes for two-point conversion. Ramsey to Hendershot. 5 plays 35 yards.
Indiana takes the lead 24-21 with 7:30 left in the 3rd quarter.

INDIANA 24 NEBRASKA 21

McCaffrey looks impressive on the drive downfield. He mixes up runs with a lot of yards. Another Indiana player goes down with an "injury". Stops momentum. Wyatt Mazour with ten yard pass play. Big play from McCaffrey to Robinson down to the 21 yard line.

Field Goal attempt by Nebraska--Pickering hits 30 yard field goal.
The game is tied up at 24 all with 2:53 left in the 3rd quarter.

NEBRASKA 24 INDIANA 24.

Ramsey makes a nice 11 yard run for first down to the 46. Big pass to the tight end Hendershot. 40 yards down to the 14 of Nebraska.

Pass interference--first and goal at the 2 yard line. Touchdown pass to Matt Bjorson. Indiana takes the lead 31-24 with no time left in the third quarter. 6 plays 65 yards.

INDIANA 31 NEBRASKA 24.

The Hoosiers open the 4th quarter with another touchdown. Stevie Scott scores from 9 yards out. Indiana takes a 38-24 lead.

INDIANA 38 NEBRASKA 24.

Nebraska comes back with a long drive for a toruchdown. Robinson runs it in for a td. The Huskers are still in it. Nebraska trails 38-31 with 10:21 left in the 4th quarter.

INDIANA 38 NEBRASKA 31

The Huskers are still alive--Nebraska gets the ball back with 6:36 left in the game. The ball is on the 6 yard line of the Huskers.