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Husker Football: Nebraska - 17 Michigan - 13

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The Huskers defeated Michigan Saturday 17-13 handing the Wolverines their first loss at home under head coach Brady Hoch.

Here are some game notes courtesy of Nebraska Athletics:

With today's win, Nebraska evened the all-time series with Michigan at 4-4-1. The win also marked the Huskers' 10th victory in the last 11 Big Ten regular-season games. Nebraska won for the seventh straight time in the month of November and improved to 18-4 in November under Bo Pelini. The Huskers also improved to 16-7 in road conference games under Pelini, with those 16 wins coming in 14 different opposing stadiums.

 

The four-point win marked Nebraska's seventh straight victory in games decided by seven or fewer points.

Today's crowd of 112,204 marked the second-largest crowd ever for a Nebraska football game. The largest crowd ever to see a Nebraska game the 2011 matchup between Nebraska and Michigan when 113,718 fans were in attendance.

Junior I-back Ameer Abdullah rushed 27 times for 105 yards today to push his season rushing total to 1,213. Abdullah's rushing total is the sixth-most yards for a Nebraska player through nine games. Abdullah's 1,213 yards leave him just 88 yards shy of the top 10 on the NU single-season rushing list (1,301).

Top Nine-Game Nebraska Rushing Totals Since WWII

Player, Year 9-Gm. Rushing Total Final Season Rushing Total (# Games)

1. Mike Rozier, 1983 1,446 2,148 (12)

2. Mike Rozier, 1982 1,379 1,689 (12)

3. Bobby Reynolds, 1950 1,342 1,342 (9)

4. Lawrence Phillips, 1994 1,336 1,722 (12)

5. Ahman Green, 1997 1,287 1,877 (12)

6. Ameer Abdullah, 2013 1,213 --

 Abdullah rushed for 100 yards for the eighth time in nine games in 2013 and the 14th time in his career. The eight 100-yard rushing games ties for the fifth-most in a season in Nebraska history. The 14 career 100-yard rushing games are tied for sixth in school history.

Abdullah increased his career rushing total to 2,500 and moved up four spots to 16th on the NU career rushing list. In today's game, Abdullah passed Roger Craig (2,446), Rick Berns (2,449), Dan Alexander (2,456) and Keith Jones (2,488). Abdullah has moved within 277 yards of the top 10 on the Nebraska career rushing list (2,777). He also became only the eighth player in school history to reach 2,500 career rushing yards before the end of his junior season.

Abdullah totaled 110 all-purpose yards in today's game and moved into third place on the Nebraska career all-purpose yardage list. Abdullah has 4,346 career all-purpose yards, trailing only Heisman Trophy winners Johnny Rodgers (5,586) and Mike Rozier (5,445).

Nebraska held Michigan without a touchdown on its first five drives of the day, giving the Husker defense a streak of 17 straight opponent drives without a touchdown, including the final 12 drives by the Northwestern offense. Michigan ended the streak with a touchdown on the opening drive of the second half.

Nebraska recorded a season-high seven sacks in today's game, marking the sixth time in the past seven games Nebraska has recorded three or more sacks. The Huskers totaled more than five sacks for the first time since the 2012 season against Idaho State.

The Nebraska defense had a season-high 15 tackles for loss in today's game, the most by the Nebraska defense since the Huskers also had 15 TFLs vs. Texas in the 2009 Big 12 Championship Game.

Michigan rushed for negative-21 yards in the game. The negative-21 rushing yards tie for the sixth-fewest rushing yards allowed in school history and are the fewest by a Nebraska opponent since Troy State rushed for negative-25 yards on Sept. 1, 2001.

Nebraska allowed Michigan to convert 3-of-15 third-down attempts into first downs, a week after allowing Northwestern to convert just 2-of-14 on third down. Nebraska entered the game ranked third nationally in opponent third-down percentage at 28.2 percent. Michigan also converted only 1-of-3 fourth downs.

Senior receiver Quincy Enunwa caught career-high-tying six passes for 69 yards in today's game. With his six receptions, Enunwa moved his career receptions total to 104 and became the eighth Nebraska player with 100 career receptions. Enunwa has a streak of 23 straight games with a reception, tying Kenny Bell for the third-longest streak in Nebraska history.

Enunwa's 69 receiving yards increased his career receiving yardage total to 1,309, moving Enunwa up to 10th place on the Nebraska career receiving yardage list. Enunwa passed Matt Herian (1,243 yards) in today's game.

Nebraska failed to rush for 200 yards for the third consecutive game and only the sixth time since the start of the 2012 season. Nebraska is 2-2 this season when not reaching 200 rushing yards.

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