Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NW 468
    • 411 NEB
  • Turnovers

    • NW 3
    • 2 NEB
  • Possession

    NW NEB
    15:31 20:23
  • 1st Downs

    • NW 25
    • 21 NEB

Game Information

Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
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Coverage: BTN
  • Lincoln, NE 68588
11/5/2011 Associated Press

Backup Colter, Northwestern surprise Nebraska

Second-string quarterback Kain Colter ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Northwestern to a 28-25 upset of No. 9 Nebraska on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

BTN1234T
Northwestern7071428
Nebraska0371525
first QuarterNWNEB
TD
2:08
Jacob Schmidt rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 13 plays 80 yards, 04:48 northwstrn td, 4:48
60
XP
2:08
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 13 plays 80 yards, 04:48 northwstrn td, 4:48
70
second QuarterNWNEB
FG
2:26
Brett Maher 36 yard field goal GOOD.
nebraska drive: 5 plays 18 yards, 01:38 nebraska fg, 1:38
73
third QuarterNWNEB
TD
12:13
Kain Colter rush for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 6 plays 59 yards, 02:47 northwstrn td, 2:47
133
XP
12:13
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 6 plays 59 yards, 02:47 northwstrn td, 2:47
143
TD
3:52
Taylor Martinez pass complete to Tim Marlowe for 15 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 8 plays 50 yards, 02:53 nebraska td, 2:53
149
XP
3:52
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 8 plays 50 yards, 02:53 nebraska td, 2:53
1410
fourth QuarterNWNEB
TD
12:16
Kain Colter pass complete to Jeremy Ebert for 81 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 2 plays 84 yards, 00:40 northwstrn td, 0:40
2010
XP
12:16
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 2 plays 84 yards, 00:40 northwstrn td, 0:40
2110
TD
8:55
Rex Burkhead rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 12 plays 74 yards, 03:21 nebraska td, 3:21
2116
2PTC
8:55
Two-point conversion attempt, Taylor Martinez rush GOOD.
nebraska drive: 12 plays 74 yards, 03:21 nebraska td, 3:21
2118
TD
1:34
Kain Colter rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 13 plays 66 yards, 07:21 northwstrn td, 7:21
2718
XP
1:34
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 13 plays 66 yards, 07:21 northwstrn td, 7:21
2818
TD
0:18
Taylor Martinez pass complete to Kenny Bell for 14 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
nebraska drive: 10 plays 74 yards, 01:16 nebraska td, 1:16
2824
XP
0:18
Brett Maher extra point GOOD.
nebraska drive: 10 plays 74 yards, 01:16 nebraska td, 1:16
2825

Research Notes

  • Other than an Auburn upset at 10th-ranked South Carolina, the college football world was calm for the first 7 weeks. That was the only upset before the BCS Standings came out. Since then, we've had a Top 10 team lose to an unranked team in each of the past 4 weeks. 3 of those teams lost at home.

  • Kain Colter's 81-yard TD pass to Jeremy Ebert is tied for the second longest pass play in Northwestern history, and the longest since an 81-yarder from Gavin Hoffman to D'Wayne Bates in 1998.

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