Nebraska Post Game Notes

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4Nebraska overcame a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to rally for a 29-28 win. The comeback tied for the largest fourth quarter comeback in school history (also 12 points at Missouri in 2009 and in 1966 at Colorado). With the win, Nebraska snapped a four-game losing streak away from Lincoln and improved to 5-1 following a bye week under Bo Pelini. The Huskers' win also gave them a 4-2 lead in the all-time series with Northwestern. 

 

4Nebraska rushed for 201 yards, marking the seventh straight game to open the season with at least 200 rushing yards. This marks the first time Nebraska has rushed for 200 or more yards in each of the first seven games of the season since 2000. The Huskers improved to 29-4 under Bo Pelini when rushing for 200 yards. 

 

4Nebraska finished with 543 yards of total offense and has topped 400 yards in each of the first seven games of the season. The last time Nebraska topped 400 yards in seven straight games was a seven-game stretch during the 2008 season. This marks the first time Nebraska has topped 400 yards of offense in each of the first seven games of the season since the 1997 team reached that plateau in all 13 games.

 

4Nebraska was held to 29 points in today's game, ending a streak of six straight 30-point games to open the season. The six-game 30-point streak was Nebraska's longest to open a season since 1995. It was also NU's longest 30-point streak at any point since a seven-game stretch including the final three games of 2007 and the first four games in 2008.  

 

4Junior quarterback Taylor Martinez passed for 342 yards in today's game, 12 shy of his career high set in the season opener against Southern Miss. It was Martinez's third career 300-yard passing game and second of the season. The 342 yards pushed his career passing total to 5,335 yards. Martinez is the fourth player in school history with 5,000 career passing yards and his total of 5,335 career passing yards moved him into second place on the Nebraska career passing list, moving past Dave Humm (5,035 yards) and Joe Ganz (5,125 yards) in today's game.

 

4Martinez became the 18th player in FBS history with 5,000 career passing yards and 2,000 career rushing yards and just the seventh player to reach that milestone before their senior season.

 

4Sophomore I-back Ameer Abdullah ran 19 times for 101 yards. The 101 yards marked Abdullah's third 100-yard rushing game of the season (also at UCLA and vs. Arkansas State).

 

4Sophomore receiver Kenny Bell had six receptions for 77 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. With his 77 receiving yards today, Bell became the 20th player in school history to crack the 1,000-yard receiving mark. Bell reached the 1,000-yard plateau in his 20th career game, the second-fastest in school history trailing only 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers (16 games). .

 

4Today marked Bell's 19th straight game with a reception, including three or more catches in 11 of those games. Bell's six receptions moved him up 11 spots into a tie for 24th place with Tracey Wistrom on the Nebraska career receptions list. Bell now has 58 career receptions, including 26 in 2012.

 

4Junior receiver Quincy Enunwa had six catches for 110 yards in the game, setting career highs in both categories. In the fourth quarter alone, Enunwa had four catches for 74 yards.

 

4Redshirt freshman receiver Taariq Allen caught his first career touchdown catch with 5:55 remaining in the game. His touchdown reception cut Northwestern's lead to 28-23. 

 

4Senior punter Brett Maher downed four of his eight punts inside the Northwestern 20, including four punts inside the Wildcat 7-yard line. Maher had two punts of 50 yards or more, including a 58-yarder in the third quarter.

 

4Today's game captains were senior tight end Kyler Reed, sophomore defensive back Corey Cooper, senior safety Courtney Osborne and senior long snapper P.J. Mangieri.

 

4Nebraska returns home next Saturday for a Legends Division matchup against Michigan at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Lincoln, and the contest will mark Michigan's first visit to Nebraska since the 1911 season.