The Nebraska Cornhuskers trail the Michigan Wolverines at the half 13-0. It has been a defensive stand on both sides of the ball thus far with the Huskers failing to get any points thus far, but Michigan being held to just two field goals, including on a drive with short field position off a turnover, and a touchdown helped by a questionable pass interference call.
The Huskers came oh so close to putting points on the board on the opening drive when 43 and 24 yard pass completions helped set up a 78 yard drive to Michigan’s three yard line. However, the coaching staff chose to go for it on fourth and two rather than settle for a chip shot field goal. Then again, with the kicking team the way it is...
The Wolverines, on the other hand, couldn’t convert into the end zone after getting the ball at the Nebraska 35. That great field position was thanks to a pick by UM’s Daxton Miller. The second scoring drive was on an 11 play, 87 yard drive that ended at Nebraska’s three yard line for a chip shot field goal. Then the Wolverines were able to mount a 76 yard, 11 play touchdown that ate 1:28 off the clock and gave the Huskers the ball back with just :09 left in the half.
Nebraska ran the ball on the lone ensuing play of the drive and will receive the ball to start the second half.