Normally I save the "OVER REACTION" headline for losses, but because of an ugly fourth quarter, Nebraska fans have something to complain about.
It certainly wasn't the performance of the first three quarters in which Nebraska pummeled Minnesota in every way possible. The Gophers didn't convert a third down until late in the fourth, and then scored two touchdowns to make the game look closer than it did.
Nebraska racked up 444 yards of total offense, 133 yards rushing and 311 passing.
Taylor Martinez was brilliant, going 21-for-29 for 304 yards and two touchdowns. Kenny Bell had nine receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns, and Ameer Abdullah went over 1000 yards on the season, rushing 18 times for 179 yards. Imani Cross stole a couple touchdowns, rushing 10 times for 19 yards with a long of six yards.
Minnesota starting quarterback Philip Nelson was treated badly by the Blackshirt defense, going eight-for-23 for 58 yards and two interceptions. He was relieved by Max Shortell in the fourth, and Shortell didn't do much better, going two-for-five for 32 yards. The Gophers were held to 177 total yards, 87 yards rushing and 90 yards passing.
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