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Minnesota falls to 7-3 following a road loss to Nebraska

The Gophers took a 17-10 lead to halftime, but they failed to score in the second half and Nebraska was able to complete the come back to end Minnesota's four game winning streak. The Gophers will try to rebound next Saturday at home against Northwestern.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers lead the Nebraska Cornhuskers 17-10 at halftime and the Gophers had a great chance to extend their winning streak to five game. However, the Gophers failed to score in the second half and were outscored 14-0 in route in a 24-17 loss to Nebraska in Lincoln.

The Gophers used the strength of their running game to build their first half lead behind touchdown runs from Rodney Smith and Mitch Leidner, and a field goal at the end of the first half by Emmit Carpenter.

Minnesota had a chance late in the game to send the game to overtime and moved the ball deep into Nebraska territory.  However, a Leidner pass was tipped and intercepted by Kieron Williams and the Cornhuskers sealed the victory.

Minnesota (7-3, 4-3) will look to rebound next weekend as Northwestern (5-5, 4-3) visits TCF Bank Stadium in a battle of 4-3 Big Ten teams.


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