The Huskers will be without IGC
Nebraska receiver Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda will not play Saturday night against Indiana. https://t.co/OBEUgVmkGA— HuskerExtra (@huskerextra) October 1, 2022
Indiana will be without some receivers as well
Looks like Indiana will be without top receivers Cam Camper and DJ Mathews Jr. They've combined for 50 catches and over 600 yards so far this season.— Brady Oltmans (@BradyOltmans) October 1, 2022
Nebraska won the toss and deferred. Touchback.
Indiana had to burn a timeout to avoid a penalty. #ThankYouCrowd
Three and out for the defense. Bill Busch sideline shots show a coach that is FIRED up.
Casey Thompson, Trey Palmer and Oliver Martin made short work of the distance between them and the goal. Touchdown!! #ThreePlaysToPayDirt
Touchdown, Nebraska! Casey Thompson to Oliver Martin — 34 yard TD pass! pic.twitter.com/xzqAKFFY6S— Channel 8 KLKN-TV (@Channel8ABC) October 1, 2022
Nebraska 7 Indiana 0
Okay. The “meh” mood check has gone away. Husker football has pulled me back in again. Sigh.
Another three and out!
The Husker coaching staff was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and flagged for 15.
Anthony Grant appearance! I believe the announcers called him “Spinderella” as he churned and pushed (and spun) forward. Trey Palmer made an appearance to move Nebraska past midfield. Travis Vokolek got in on the action. /Cue Ride of the Valkyries
Trey Palmer had another big gain, but Alante Brown got flagged for a holding to open up the lane. Marcus Washington got in on the catch party (confirmed after review).
An intentional grounding on Casey Thompson moved the Huskers back, leading to a third and 21. Anthony Grant lost 2 (and nearly fumbled the ball to the Hoosiers). Penalties killed a promising drive.
That was a missed opportunity.— Dave Feit (@FeitCanWrite) October 2, 2022
The punt was downed inside the five.
A holding penalty on Tommi Hill gave the Hoosiers a first down. Indiana returned the favor with a delay of game.
Luke Reimer and Ty Robinson had big plays to force third and long, but then pass interference on Quinton Newsome bailed out the Hoosiers.
Newsome and Farmer forced back to back incompletions near midfield and Indiana had to punt. Palmer fair caught the ball at the four or five yard line.
Indiana is forced to punt for a third consecutive possession.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 2, 2022
Nebraska gave the Hoosiers first downs via defensive holding and pass interference, but the Huskers didn't collapse defensively -- as we saw often in four games to open this season.
Gabe Ervin sighting! Six straight plays to the young back netted two first downs. A holding penalty on Indiana assisted one of those. On third and two, Mark Whipple didn’t want to make it seven and Thompson took a sack. Punt.
Indiana was flagged for an illegal block in the back, which negated good field position. Blaise Gunnerson was injured, but walked off the field on his own power.
Indiana had a big screen pass (25 yards to start the drive) but Garrett Nelson notched a sack for a loss of seven.
Garrett Nelson leaping to the other side of the field after a sack as we head to the second quarter. Nebraska up 7-0.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) October 2, 2022
Yards are 132-46 #Huskers so far. NU's third-down defense, which was last in the B1G and 126th nationally, pitched an 0-for-3 in that frame at least.
The Hoosiers converted third and medium to get past midfield. A QB hurry was followed by a run for no gain and incompletion to bring up fourth and 10. Newsome was big on this series.
Punt. Martin fair catch at the 10.
Chubba Purdy is in the game (Casey Thompson was seen getting his wrist taped on the sideline but it was later mentioned he was benched because he held the ball and took a sack on the previous series). The Hukers lost yardage on the first run and it got worse from there as Purdy was chased back into the end zone and fumbled. Indiana recovered. Touchdown Hoosiers.
Nebraska 7 Indiana 7
Husker Nation is bracing for the letdown after the euphoric first (easy) score. It took a quarter plus for Nebraska football to emerge, but here it is, in all its non-glory.
Casey Thompson is back in.
False start, Trey Palmer.
The Eraser (Anthony Grant) is back in. He gains most of the penalty yards back.
Hunter Anthony in the game at right tackle for Nebraska after the sack on Purdy the previous possession.— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) October 2, 2022
Indiana called a timeout on third and eight. The Huskers saw something in the defensive alignment and wanted to take advantage, but Tom Allen saw it too.
Incomplete (nearly a pick by the Hoosiers). Punt.
The Hoosiers got good field position after a short punt by Buschini, but the defense notched another three and out.
THE HUSKERS BLOCK THE PUNT AND RETURN IT FOR A TD!!!! Kolarevic with the block and Hartzog with the scoop and score.
Nebraska 14 Indiana 7
Last blocked punt for a #Huskers TD was 2009 against Baylor. The Cody Green-makes-his-first-start game.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) October 2, 2022
The defense forced a three and out and added an intentional grounding on Indiana for good measure.
Defense playing fast and aggressive, creating havoc. It's been awhile.— Gary Sharp (@GarySharp1620) October 2, 2022
Trey Palmer returned the punt 22 yards. This is not a drill!
Sigh. Another intentional grounding penalty backs Nebraska up.
ANTHONY GRANT DON’T CARE. JUST MORE YARDS TO PAD THE STATS. The RB popped off a big run to set up a short yardage situation. Alante Brown cleaned it up for the first down.
Oliver Martin snags one to set up first and goal.
JAQ YANT TOUCHDOWN!!
Nebraska 21 Indiana 7
Indiana went high tempo and adjusted to the Husker man coverage. Touchdown Hoosiers.
Nebraska 21 Indiana 14
Offsetting penalties on the kickoff forced a re-kick. Touchback. The Huskers have just under three minutes in the half.
Another set of offsetting penalties appeared. The stupid-fest continued as Turner Corcoran threw a punch after the next play and got himself ejected.
Brant Banks is now the left tackle for the third and 20 play.
Not sure I’ve ever seen a player have a personal foul on back-to-back plays. Damn man— Jake Sorensen (@937JakeSorensen) October 2, 2022
The Huskers will punt back to Indiana with 2:15 to play in the first half.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 2, 2022
Something about this Nebraska still doesn't look all that disciplined. Maybe it's the nine penalties for 85 yards.
The Hoosiers take advantage of a reeling Husker team and quickly move toward the red zone and toward the goal line.
First and goal. Short.
Second and goal. Touchdown.
Nebraska 21 Indiana 21
Mickey Joseph didn’t mince words in his interview as he headed toward the locker room. It was something to the effect of “I’m going to talk to them.”
I hope it works.
Notes from the athletic department:
- True freshman cornerback Malcolm Hartzog made his first career start in tonight’s game. Hartzog had played in all four games, primarily on special teams.
- Hartzog had a 30-yard blocked punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter on a punt blocked by Chris Kolarevic. It marked Nebraska’s first blocked punt return for a touchdown since Justin Blatchford had a 25-yard return of a blocked punt for a touchdown at Baylor on Oct. 31, 2009.
- Kolarevic’s blocked punt was Nebraska’s second punt block of the season (Javin Wright vs. North Dakota).
- The blocked punt touchdown marked Nebraska’s first special teams touchdown of any kind since JD Spielman had a 76-yard punt return touchdown vs. South Alabama on Aug. 31, 2019.
Mickey Joseph on Husker Sports Network at halftime: "We had some stupid penalties ... We got to clean up the penalties. We're beating ourselves right now."— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) October 2, 2022
About Casey Thompson, "He's got to trust his eyes... If he trusts what he sees he'll make the plays."
The Huskers get the ball to start the half.
An incomplete pass (Trey Palmer) was reviewed and changed to a complete pass. Second down near midfield.
That was the highlight as the drive stalled there. Punt.
Note: We are already nearly 2 1⁄2 hours into this game and only have just started the third quarter.
An offensive pass interference penalty by Indiana moved them back. Garrett Nelson was injured on a play, but walked off the field on his own. #Whew
A Luke Reimer interception gave Nebraska fans a tense moment when a flag was thrown. The penalty turned out to be holding against the Hoosiers.
That. Was. Beautiful.— Nick Maestas (@nmaestas) October 2, 2022
The officials decided to review Reimer for targeting (it was not).
The Husker high didn’t last long as the Hoosiers intercepted Thompson immediately. Hoosier ball on the one yard line.
the defense pushed Indiana back into the end zone, but the whistle had blown (forward progress). Hoosier third down on the two yard line.
Delay of game. Half the distance.
STUFFED! Dangerous punt upcoming for Indiana.
Trey Palmer returned the ball to midfield.
False start on Nebraska. Sigh. Holding Nebraska. Double Sigh.
STOP THROWING FLAGS NOBODY LIKES YOU— Faux Pelini (@FauxPelini) October 2, 2022
First and 25. Anthony Grant fumbled, but the Huskers recovered.
Second and 23. Marcus Washington was targeted deep, but the Hoosier DB knocked the ball free.
Third and 23. Incomplete. Casey Thompson is injured.
Casey Thompson got crushed on that third-down throw, because, of course he did. Hit square in the right shoulder. Nebraska will punt.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 2, 2022
Buschini COFFIN CORNERS the punt inside the two yard line.
Fourth and one at the eight yard line...Punt. Trey Palmer gets a few yards on the return. Husker ball at the 45ish. Chubba Purdy will likely lead the Husker offense onto the field.
(and he does)
After one play, Thompson is back.
Offensive holding. Good grief.
The third and 18 pass is complete, but very short of the sticks. Punt.
A short punt set up the Hoosiers at the Husker 30. The first play from scrimmage was NEARLY intercepted by Nebraska.
A third and six is converted at midfield. Indiana is going full NASCAR with tempo.
Third and three.
End of the third quarter— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 2, 2022
May we never remember that 15 minutes/9 hours of football.
Another near interception (Mathis tip, Tannor attempt to catch). Fourth down.
Another flag! Shocker!! These officials have bottomless pockets tonight.
Have to admit we didn't expect the refs to play this up-tempo tonight— Go Big Redcast (@GoBigRedCast) October 2, 2022
Third and nine. The long pass to Trey Palmer is...COMPLETE!!! WUT?!?
71 yard touchdown for Nebraska.
Nebraska 28 Indiana 21
Flag on the kickoff!! Indiana unsportsmanlike penalty. #WhoWouldHaveGuessed
An Indiana player made a tough catch, but it was ruled out of bounds. The play is under review because we want this game to last forever.
the good news is after this game is over we won't have to watch election commercials— CornNation (@CornNation) October 2, 2022
because the election will already over
(still not a catch, but a helluva effort)
Punt. Husker ball near midfield. Again.
Are we really just 3 hours and 5 minutes into this game?— Gary Sharp (@GarySharp1620) October 2, 2022
The Thompson to Palmer connection netted a difficult first down at the Hoosier 43ish. Anthony Grant churned forward for a few and then a few more for a first down at the 31.
Mark Whipple put a jumbo package in front of Grant and decided to run the damn ball. #GoodCall
Chancellor Brewington sighting.
Palmer first down.
First and goal. Run the damn ball to the one yard line.
Second and goal. Clock ticking (seven minutes). Casey Thompson touchdown!!
Nebraska 35 Indiana 21
Nebraska goes up 35-21 against Indiana on the 1-yard Casey Thompson run and PAT.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 2, 2022
There's 6:53 left to play at Memorial Stadium.
Mark Whipple...making friends in Lincoln tonight.
The defense allowed a first down, but Issac Gifford made a great tackle in space to force a third and long. Incomplete. Punt.
It may be a mirage. It may not last. But, Husker fans are watching competent coaching for the time being.
With 5 1⁄2 minutes left, Whipple dials up more Anthony Grant.
there is still a lot of time left in this game— CornNation (@CornNation) October 2, 2022
Third and three. Loss of yards. Punt. Buschini’s punt bounces the Hoosier’s way. Indiana ball at the 36.
Ty Robinson sack!! Third and 10. Three and 1⁄2 minutes left.
Fourth down. Indiana goes for it on fourth and 16. Luke Reimer nearly intercepts the ball!
Husker ball at the Hoosier 30.
It was a mostly well-coached performance for Nebraska. The flags were an issue, but that hurt both sides.
Final. Nebraska 35 Indiana 21
This team made serious mistakes. It is still not a good football team but they didn’t fold or make the backbreaking mistake when the going got tough.
A win is a win is a win. I’ll take that every day of the week and twice on Saturday.
Mickey Joseph in his postgame interview...”we had to stop playing small”