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Nebraska leads Minnesota 21-7 At Half

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David McGee

Nebraska is beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 21-7 at the half after the Huskers blocked a field goal and Nate Gerry returned it 85 yards for a touchdown.

Minnesota was set to make it 14-10, but Randy Gregory's vertical leap got the best of Minnesota's kicker. The ball was scooped up by Nate Gerry, who patiently waited for blockers to clear the way before using his speed to complete the ten-point swing. The return was the second-longest scoring play of the season.

The Husker offense is playing reasonably well, with Tommy Armstrong completing 8-of-13 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown to De'Mornay Pierson-El. Armstong has added six rushes for 43 yards.

Kenny Bell leads Nebraska receivers with one reception for 73 yards, but Bell left after the play due to an apparent concussion. Bell's reception was the longest play from scrimmage for the season. Jordan Westerkamp has four receptions for 32 yards, and Pierson-El has three for 39 with that touchdown.

Minnesota's quarterback Mitch Leidner leads the Gophers with 12 carries for 60 yards. He's 4-of-10 passing for 54 yards. David Cobb has been held to 52 yards on 12 carries.