Nebraska at Iowa game live

Nebraska and Iowa are playing for the Heroes Trophy in Iowa City. Follow the scoring drives here.


Second quarter:

7-0 (Iowa)

Defensive score, 9:07

Iowa safety Johnny Lowdermilk with a 17-yard interception return (Marshall Koehn kick)

Key play: Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong was hit by Iowa senior defensive tackle Carl Davis, the hit caused Armstrong's throw to fly off-route.

10-0 (Iowa)

11 play, 58 yards, 6:08 TOP

22-yard FG by Marshall Koehn

Key play: Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock completed a 25-yard pass to Kevonte Martin-Manley picking up a first down and pushing the Hawkeyes into field goal range.

10-7 (Iowa score)

4 plays, 36 yards, :47 TOP

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong with a 5-yard TD pass to running back Ameer Abdullah (Drew Brown kick).

Key play: On a broken play, Armstrong escaped pressure and found tight end Cethan Carter on the flats. Carter wide open, took it 34 yards down to the Iowa five-yard line. This play was set up by an Iowa fumble around midfield, recovered by Nebraska true freshman Josh Kalu.


Third quarter:

17-7 (Iowa)

5 plays, 53 yards, 2:30 TOP

Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock with a 37-yard TD pass to Teavaun Smith (Marshall Koehn kick).

Key play: On the touchdown pass, Smith was wide open on the sidelines. After the catch, he made Nebraska safety Nate Gerry miss on the tackle. At that point, he was gone. Most of the yards on the play was after the catch.

24-7 (Iowa)

Special teams score

Sam Foltz with a - 31-yard punt that was picked up by Drew Ott and taken in for a touchdown (Marshall Koehn kick)

Key play: Nebraska punter Sam Foltz fumbled the snap on the punt and after picking up, he rushed the punt. It was booted right into the the middle of a shield protector's back. The ball went 31-yards backwards and was picked up by Nebraska native Drew Ott.

24-14 (Nebraska)

5 plays, 64 yards, 1:35 TOP

Armstrong touchdown pass to Taariq Allen for 34 yards (Drew Brown kick).

Key play: Running back Ameer Abdullah rushed it 27 yards on the right side to get the Huskers into field goal position.

24-21 (Iowa)

1 play, 34 yards, :08 TOP

Armstrong 34-yard touchdown pass to receiver Kenny Bell (Drew Brown kick).

Key play: After a series where Nebraska went away from Ameer Abdullah, many felt the Doak Walker finalist would be fed on the drive. Instead, Tim Beck called play-action and got room for Bell.

28-24 (Nebraska)

Special teams score

DeMornay Pierson-El 80-yard punt return touchdown (Drew Brown kick).

Key play: The obvious answer is because of the true freshman's great return, but the Nebraska defense stepped up to force the punt.

28-31 (Iowa)

12 plays, 53 yards, 5:17 TOP

Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock with a 37-yard TD pass to Jordan Canzeri (Marshall Koehn kick).

Key play: Fourth down conversion run by Mark Weisman.

31-31 (Nebraska)

Special teams score

Drew Brown 20-yard field goal.

Key play: Wide receiver Brandon Reilly hauled in a 35-yard reception.


31-34 (Iowa)

Special teams score

Marshall Koehn 25-yard field goal.

Key play: Defensive holding call on Josh Kalu gave Iowa a first and goal.

37-34 (Nebraska)

4 plays, 25 yards

Armstrong touchdown pass to Kenny Bell.

Key play: Kenny Bell makes two receptions to end the game. Bell catches a first down setting up first and goal as well as a touchdown grab in the corner of the endzone.

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