Huskers ride dramatic win momentum in preps for Minnesota night game

Lane McCallum kicks winning field goal against Northwestern as time expires - (WOWT Photo)
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- Riding the rising Big Red tide that surged from Lane McCallum's toe last Saturday, the Huskers take their 13-10 win over Northwestern into a week of preparation for a road trip to face an undefeated Minnesota.

McCallum put the winning points on the board as time expired Saturday snapping the 10-10 tie and earning an exalted exit from the field as Nebraska chalked up the win.

Coach Scott Frost joked in his post-game news conference, "I could have jumped as high as he kicked that, but it got through."

The win pushed the Huskers to a 4-2 overall record that they'll pack with their Big Ten 2-1 for the trek to Minnesota this week.

The Gophers are coming off a 40 -17 homecoming victory over the Illini running their season record to 5-0.

Minnesota has relied on an explosive offense, averaging 410 total yards and 35.8 points per game.

The contest is a key early-season matchup in the Big Ten West Division race, with both schools looking to establish themselves as division contenders as the 2019 season reaches the midway point.

Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

Coach Frost will have one last check of the rear view mirror and set his sights on Saturday as he meets with the media Monday afternoon.

Lane McCallum