Boxscore
Nebraska 38, Minnesota 14
Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 85330

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 0 0 0 14 14
Nebraska 10 14 14 0 38

Recap


No. 14 Nebraska 38, Minnesota 14:
Taylor Martinez threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns and the Cornhuskers moved a step closer to the Big Ten championship game with their 16th straight victory over the visiting Golden Gophers.

Kenny Bell had nine receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns and Imani Cross rushed for two scores for Nebraska (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten), which will play Wisconsin for the Big Ten title Dec. 1 in Indianapolis if it wins at Iowa on Friday or if Michigan loses at Ohio State next Saturday. The Cornhuskers have won five straight.
 
Ameer Abdullah rushed for 79 yards and went over 1,000 for the season and the Cornhuskers outgained the Golden Gophers 306-60 in the first half en route to a 24-0 lead. MarQueis Gray rushed for two touchdowns out of the Wildcat formation in the fourth quarter for Minnesota (6-5, 2-5 Big Ten).

Nebraska scored on its first two possessions as Martinez's 36-yard touchdown pass to Bell made it 10-0. Cross' scoring runs of 1 and 3 yards came 3:25 apart in the second quarter.

Martinez found Bell in the flat and the sophomore did the rest for a 30-yard touchdown and a 31-0 lead in the third quarter. The Cornhuskers' defense got on the scoreboard later in the third when Stanley Jean-Baptiste returned a tipped pass 48 yards for a touchdown to put Nebraska on top 38-0.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead, the sixth-leading rusher in Nebraska history (3,059 yards) missed his fourth straight game - and sixth this season - because of a knee injury suffered in the season opener that he keeps reaggravating. ... Abdullah, a sophomore who has done an admirable job taking over for Burkhead, has 1,021 career yards. ... Freshman quarterback Philip Nelson was 8-of-23 for 59 yards and an interception before being lifted in the fourth quarter for Minnesota, which last defeated Nebraska 26-14 in 1960.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:49
Nebraska   FG  Nebraska 3 - Minnesota 0
1st Quarter - 6:05
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 10 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 7:47
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 17 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 4:22
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 24 - Minnesota 0
3rd Quarter - 8:57
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 31 - Minnesota 0
3rd Quarter - 1:12
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 38 - Minnesota 0
4th Quarter - 7:39
Minnesota   TD  Nebraska 38 - Minnesota 7
4th Quarter - 2:59
Minnesota   TD  Nebraska 38 - Minnesota 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Minnesota Nebraska
W/L 6 - 5 - 0 9 - 2 - 0
Conference 2 - 5 - 0 6 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Minnesota Nebraska
Score 14 38
First Downs 11 25
3rd Down Efficiency 1-for-13
8%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 177 444
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-87 47-133
Average/Rush 3.0 2.8
Passing
Comp-Att 10-28 22-33
Passing Yards 90 311
Average/Pass Play 3.1 8.9
Penalties-Yards 4-37 5-47
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-2
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 25:09 34:51

PLAYER STATS

Minnesota (6 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Nelson 8/23 59 0 2
M. Shortell 2/5 31 0 0
Nebraska (9 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 21/29 308 2 0
R. Kellogg III 1/4 3 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Williams Jr 7 26 3.7 0
M. Shortell 1 14 14.0 0
J. Gillum 4 13 3.2 0
K. Maye 2 12 6.0 0
D. Kirkwood 7 11 1.6 0
M. Gray 2 7 3.5 2
P. Nelson 6 4 0.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Abdullah 18 79 4.4 0
T. Martinez 8 22 2.8 0
I. Cross 10 19 1.9 2
B. Heard 7 18 2.6 0
R. Kellogg III 2 -3 -1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. McDonald 1 26 26.0 0
D. Crawford-Tufts 3 22 7.3 0
D. Engel 1 17 17.0 0
R. Williams Jr 2 14 7.0 0
B. Green 1 7 7.0 0
I. Fruechte 1 4 4.0 0
D. Kirkwood 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Bell 9 136 15.1 2
J. Turner 6 83 13.8 0
Q. Enunwa 4 65 16.2 0
K. Reed 2 24 12.0 0
S. Osborne 1 3 3.0 0
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