A week after the Nebraska hail mary miracle against Northwestern, the Cornhuskers were able to produce another thrilling victory at the Big House in Ann Arbor.
Nebraska started off the game on a 10-0 run on an early field goal, followed by an Ameer Abdulah 8 yard touchdown run as he was able to stretch the ball over the goal line. After a Michigan field goal the Huskers led 10-3 at halftime.
The second half turned Michigan’s way when Devin Gardner engineered a scoring drive, hitting Devin Funchess in the back of the end zone for a five yard score midway through the third quarter. Early in the fourth, Nebraska would muff a punt, giving Michigan the ball back inside the 30.
The Husker defense really stepped up to the challenge, as they did most of the night, holding the Wolverines to a field goal, one that bounced off the upright but ended up going through anyway.
Huskers’ quarterback Tommy Armstrong then took them 75 yards in 14 plays for the game winning touchdown. On the drive Armstrong completed a fourth down pass deep in Michigan territory to keep it alive, then converted third and goal from the four yard line with a late forward pitch to Abdullah, who dove into the end zone.
Michigan rushed the ball 36 times for -21 yards, giving them two straight games with a negative rushing total. The sharks will be out for answers this week in Ann Arbor. Meanwhile, Bo Pelini is looking a whole lot better in Lincoln after this huge road win.