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.