Boxscore
Nebraska 20, Iowa 7
Friday, November 25, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 85595

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Iowa 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 0 10 3 7 20

Recap


Rex Burkhead enjoyed one of the finest games of his career and Nebraska’s defense turned in a dominant effort en route to a 20-7 victory over Iowa on Friday.
 
A junior running back, Burkhead broke a school record with 38 carries and rushed for 160 yards, 10 short of his career high for the Huskers (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten), who outgained the Hawkeyes (7-5, 4-4) 385-270, with many of those yards coming against relaxed coverage in the final minutes.
 
Burkhead secured the game – and the first-ever Corn Bowl Trophy awarded for this new conference rivalry – on his only touchdown run of early in the fourth quarter to increase the lead to 20-0. He became only the seventh player in school history to score at least 17 touchdowns in a single season.
 
However, he was pulled down awkwardly on the score and did not return until the final snap of the game in order to break the record.
 
Iowa entered this contest averaging over 30 points and nearly 400 yards, but could not solve a Nebraska defense that forced seven punts and two turnovers – a solid rebound effort after surrendering 45 points and 418 total yards in a loss to Michigan last Saturday.
 
With their regular season complete, the Huskers are likely bound for a New Year’s Day bowl game, possibly the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2.
 
Marcus Coker, the second-leading rusher in the Big Ten prior to this game, finished with 87 rushing yards and scored a late touchdown for Iowa to avoid the shutout.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 11:22
Nebraska   FG  Nebraska 3 - Iowa 0
2nd Quarter - 0:32
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 10 - Iowa 0
3rd Quarter - 4:42
Nebraska   FG  Nebraska 13 - Iowa 0
4th Quarter - 11:25
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 20 - Iowa 0
4th Quarter - 3:26
Iowa   TD  Nebraska 20 - Iowa 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Iowa Nebraska
W/L 7 - 5 - 0 9 - 3 - 0
Conference 4 - 4 - 0 5 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Iowa Nebraska
Score 7 20
First Downs 18 25
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-12
17%
10-for-21
48%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 270 385
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 24-88 61-222
Average/Rush 3.7 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 16-35 12-22
Passing Yards 182 163
Average/Pass Play 5.1 7.4
Penalties-Yards 5-50 9-74
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 22:13 37:47

PLAYER STATS

Iowa (7 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Vandenberg 16/35 182 0 1
Nebraska (9 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 12/22 163 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Coker 18 87 4.8 1
J. Vandenberg 4 4 1.0 0
M. McNutt 1 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Burkhead 38 160 4.2 1
A. Abdullah 12 35 2.9 0
T. Martinez 4 20 5.0 0
T. Legate 1 5 5.0 0
T. Marlowe 2 3 1.5 0
A. Green 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Davis 4 41 10.2 0
C. Fiedorowicz 3 41 13.7 0
M. Coker 3 39 13.0 0
M. McNutt 4 29 7.2 0
B. Herman 1 22 22.0 0
K. Martin-Manley 1 10 10.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Bell 5 93 18.6 0
Q. Enunwa 3 41 13.7 0
R. Burkhead 1 12 12.0 0
B. Kinnie 2 11 5.5 0
K. Reed 1 6 6.0 1
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