Nebraska loses by two to Northwestern
Another heartbreaking loss on Saturday brings the Huskers to a measly 3-5 record on the season and 1-3 in conference play. The Northwestern Wildcats won 30-28 over the Cornhuskers in an ugly game that featured many penalties and dropped passes.
The Wildcats scored 10 points in the final 12 minutes of the game and ran out the last 4:18 on the game clock just after the Huskers failed to tie the game on a two-point conversion.
The Cornhuskers have now lost 5 games by a total of 13 points.
Freshman quarterback Clayton Thorson led Northwestern on two scoring drives in the final period and racked up 177 yards passing and 126 yards on the ground.
Northwestern improves to a record of 6-2 and has now won for the second time in three visits to Memorial Stadium since Nebraska has joined the big ten.
Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong threw for 291 yards and one touchdown. He also had an interception in Saturdays loss.
Next week the Huskers head to West Lafayette, Indiana, to face the Purdue Boilermakers at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.