Huskers: 38 Northwestern: 17 is in Evanston bringing you the latest from Nebraska's matchup with Northwestern.

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First Quarter

7-0 Northwestern

16 plays, 89 yards, 5:41 TOP

Justin Jackson 2-yard rushing touchdown (Jack Mitchell kick)

Key play: Northwestern quarterback Trevor Semian found superback Dan Vitale on third down and nine deep in their zone for a first down.

Second Quarter


7 plays, 80 yards, 2:38 TOP

Ameer Abdullah 1-yard rushing touchdown (Drew Brown kick)

Key play: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong showed great patience in the red zone, taking a designed quarterback run for 17 yards down to the 1-yard line. Abdullah was his lead blocker, who looked like he had the ball briefly on the play.

14-7 Northwestern

10 plays, 88 yards, 3:07 TOP

Justin Jackson 5-yard rushing touchdown (Jack Mitchell kick)

Key play: On the 23-yard line, facing third down and six, Siemian completed a 13-yard pass to Miles Shuler. On the play Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was flagged for roughing the passer (he hit Siemian in the head with his hand). It got the Wildcats down to the 5-yard line.


3 plays, 73 yards, :38 TOP

Freshman wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El took the double-reverse and found quarterback Tommy Armstrong wide open for a 16-yard touchdown.

Key play: On the first play of the drive, Armstrong hit Pierson-El over the middle for 46-yards into Northwestern territory.

17-14 Northwestern

8 plays, 54 yards, 1:11 TOP

Jack Mitchell 29-yard field goal.

Key play: Siemian completed a 23 yard pass to Treyvon Green down to the Nebraska 13 yard line.


Third quarter

21-17 Nebraska

11 plays, 55 yards, 4:52 TOP

Abdullah with a 1-yard rushing touchdown (Drew Brown kick)

Key play: On third down and 13, Armstong hit Pierson-El on an 18-yard out-route to the sideline that was caught at the 1-yard line.

Fourth quarter

28-17 Nebraska

7 plays, 77 yards, 3:05 TOP

Abdullah with a 1-yard rushing touchdown (Drew Brown kick)

Key play: Moments after former Creighton basketball star and current Chicago Bull Doug McDermott tried to pump up the Northwestern crowd on the Wildcats video board, Ameer Abdullah found a lane for a 50+ yard run, cutting back over the middle and getting a great block by Jordan Westerkamp down to the 1-yard line.

35-17 Nebraska

9 plays, 53 yards, 4:27 TOP

Abdullah with a 1-yard rushing touchdown (Drew Brown kick)

Key play: Armstrong on a quarterback keeper, rushed for 17-yards down to the 1-yard line, almost finding the end zone on a highlight play where he hurdled a defender. The play was reviewed and it was deemed he was down at the 1-yard line.

38-17 Nebraska

4 plays, 3 yards, 1:33 TOP

Drew Brown 35-yard field goal

Key play: Was on the defensive series before Nebraska took possession. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams recorded a sack, pushing Northwestern back to their 3-yard line. It forced a short punt by the Wildcats.

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