Wildcats Own Halftime Edge

Northwestern owns a 7-3 halftime edge over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The Wildcats own a 7-3 halftime lead over the ninth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, thanks to a strong showing from the defense.

Nebraska posted 181 total yards of offense in the first half, but turnovers kept them from reaching the endzone.

Senior running back Jacob Schmidt has Northwestern's lone touchdown, which came late in the first quarter, giving the team early momentum.

The Huskers' biggest blunder came when Rex Burkhead fumbled inside the five-yard line, giving the Wildcats possession and keeping Nebraska off the board.

Nebraska found the scoreboard in the waning minutes of the second quarter on a Brett Maher field goal.

Dan Persa completed nine of 14 passes for 79 yards, but left the game late in the second quarter with an apparent injury.

The Wildcats' defense has held Nebraska in check thus far. Ibraheim Campbell has eight tackles, while Jordan Mabin has seven, too.

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