Boxscore
Nebraska 29, Northwestern 28
Saturday, October 20, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Ryan Field
Attendance - 47330

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Nebraska 3 7 6 13 29
Northwestern 7 7 7 7 28

Recap


Nebraska 29, Northwestern 28: Taylor Martinez threw two touchdown passes in the final 5:55 to lead the visiting Cornhuskers to a comeback win.

Martinez's 7-yard pass to Ben Cotton with 2:08 remaining capped Nebraska's rally from a 12-point deficit and gave the Huskers a one-point lead. Martinez hit Taariq Allen on an 8-yard scoring pass with 5:55 left to cut Northwestern's lead to 28-23.

The Wildcats drove to Nebraska's 36-yard line, but Jeff Budzien's 53-yard field goal attempt with 58 seconds remaining was wide to the right for his first miss of the season.

Nebraska (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) won despite losing three fumbles in the first half. Rex Burkhead, the Cornhuskers' top running back, left the game in the first half with a knee injury and didn't return. Venric Mark scored on an 80-yard run and Trevor Siemian threw for two touchdowns to lead Northwestern (6-2, 2-2).

The Huskers outgained the Wildcats in total yardage 543-301. Martinez completed 27 of 39 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Trumpy's 3-yard run with 8:31 remaining in the game gave the Wildcats a 28-16 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nebraska was 3 of 14 third down conversions. ... Mark gained 118 yards on 16 carries. ... The Huskers had the advantage in first downs 26-14.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:21
Nebraska   FG  Northwestern 0 - Nebraska 3
1st Quarter - 1:35
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 7 - Nebraska 3
2nd Quarter - 8:25
Nebraska   TD  Northwestern 7 - Nebraska 10
2nd Quarter - 1:25
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 14 - Nebraska 10
3rd Quarter - 12:17
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 21 - Nebraska 10
3rd Quarter - 1:09
Nebraska   TD  Northwestern 21 - Nebraska 16
4th Quarter - 8:31
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 28 - Nebraska 16
4th Quarter - 5:55
Nebraska   TD  Northwestern 28 - Nebraska 23
4th Quarter - 2:08
Nebraska   TD  Northwestern 28 - Nebraska 29
TEAMS

Team Records

  Nebraska Northwestern
W/L 5 - 2 - 0 6 - 2 - 0
Conference 2 - 1 - 0 2 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Nebraska Northwestern
Score 29 28
First Downs 26 14
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-14
21%
5-for-20
25%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 543 301
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-201 38-180
Average/Rush 4.6 4.7
Passing
Comp-Att 27-39 16-37
Passing Yards 342 121
Average/Pass Play 8.1 3.2
Penalties-Yards 8-62 5-45
Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 32:25 27:35

PLAYER STATS

Nebraska (5 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 27/39 342 3 0
Northwestern (6 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Siemian 15/35 116 2 0
K. Colter 1/2 5 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Abdullah 19 101 5.3 0
T. Martinez 18 65 3.6 1
B. Heard 1 18 18.0 0
R. Burkhead 4 13 3.2 0
I. Cross 1 3 3.0 0
K. Bell 1 1 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Mark 16 118 7.4 1
K. Colter 14 35 2.5 0
M. Trumpy 6 16 2.7 1
T. Siemian 2 11 5.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Enunwa 6 110 18.3 0
K. Bell 6 77 12.8 1
J. Turner 3 56 18.7 0
K. Reed 2 36 18.0 0
T. Marlowe 2 23 11.5 0
A. Abdullah 5 21 4.2 0
T. Allen 1 8 8.0 1
B. Cotton 1 7 7.0 1
S. Osborne 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Lawrence 4 41 10.2 0
T. Jones 3 36 12.0 1
K. Colter 3 17 5.7 0
D. Vitale 2 14 7.0 1
C. Jones 2 5 2.5 0
K. Prater 1 4 4.0 0
C. Dickerson 1 4 4.0 0
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