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2-2, 1st in Big Ten - West
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Nebraska shakes off Rutgers in 2nd half for 27-17 victory

Tanner Lee led Nebraska on a 97-yard scoring drive for the go-ahead touchdown after Rutgers returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Cornhuskers shook off the Scarlet Knights in the second half for a 27-17 win Saturday.

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Nebraska reclaims lead on passing TD (0:18)
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Pierson-El puts Nebraska in great position after electrifying punt return (0:44)
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Nebraska draws even with Spielman TD (0:23)
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Hard times for once-proud Huskers

Under Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, Nebraska was a perennial juggernaut, dominating the Big Eight and Big 12 and competing annually for national titles. But since the Huskers' last national championship game appearance, the 2001 Rose Bowl drubbing by Miami, things have gone downhill.

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3dMitch Sherman

Did Nebraska just make Mike Riley a lame-duck coach?

With the firing of AD Shawn Eichorst, the future of Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley became the center of conversation in college football. While Riley remains relentlessly positive, the only sure thing is he's no sure thing to survive after this season.

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4dESPN.com

Huskers football community reacts to firing of AD Eichorst

A number of former Nebraska football players tweeted their disdain for ousted athletic director Shawn Eichorst, while others expressed shock, uncertainty and an eagerness for the program to turn things around.

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Nebraska AD firing not surprising (1:31)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Chancellor Ronnie Green refutes the notion that Nebraska fired its athletic director now in order to clear a path for the new AD to make a decision about the football coach after this season. That's going to be a tough position to uphold if this season continues in a downward direction.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Interim AD expected to be named shortly at Nebraska. University leadership offers no timetable for naming a permanent athletic director. The school will use a search firm to assist in the hiring process. "We're going to take time to find the right person," chancellor Ronnie Green said.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds said he expects Mike Riley and the football team to continue to "compete" in the wake of the firing of AD Shawn Eichorst. "This is not about Mike Riley right now," Bounds said at a press conference with Chancellor Ronnie Green.

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4dMitch Sherman

Huskers fire AD Eichorst amid football woes

Citing efforts that "have not translated into on-field performance," Nebraska fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst, effective immediately, and will begin a search for his replacement.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The University of Nebraska announced athletic director Shawn Eichorst has been let go. The Chancellor, Ronnie Green, said the fans and student athletes deserve leadership that drives highest levels of competitiveness, as well as excellence across all facets of Husker athletics.

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5dAdam Rittenberg and Mitch Sherman

What's wrong with Nebraska, and can Mike Riley fix it?

Coming off a disastrous loss at home to Northern Illinois has left the college football world, specifically Husker Nation, wondering how the Cornhuskers have fallen so far so fast.

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Nebraska AD voices frustration after second straight loss (0:52)
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Huskers AD backs Riley, but 'angry,' 'frustrated'

Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst said Saturday's loss to Northern Illinois was "not acceptable" and "we've got to get it fixed." Nebraska is 16-13 under coach Mike Riley.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Nebraska's surprising loss to Northern Illinois Saturday, the Cornhuskers have just a 34% chance of getting to six wins, down from 63% before kickoff.

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Riley era in Lincoln stuck in a rut

With Saturday's upset loss to Northern Illinois, Nebraska has now started 1-2 for the second time in three seasons under Mike Riley. In their previous 54 seasons, the Cornhuskers started 1-2 just once -- in 1981, a team that went on to win the Big 8 outright. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Team Stats

Passing Yards224.572nd
Rushing Yards154.079th
Points For30.5Tied-65th
Points Against29.0Tied-88th

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