Skip to main content

Cornhuskers dominate Gophers 38-14

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Golden Gophers lost their spark from last week's bowl-eligible win over Illinois as the 16th ranked Cornhuskers rolled on to a victory Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., 38-14.

The Gophers were out-matched for nearly the entire first half, as the Cornhuskers jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and added 14 more in the second half.

Minnesota showed some gusto just before half, though, when Nebraska -- with the ball near the goal line with :02 to go in the quarter -- opted to go for a touchdown instead of a field goal and were stopped cold by the Gophers defense.

The Cornhuskers ran the lead up to 38-0 by the fourth quarter, but the Gophers averted a shutout with 7:41 to go in the fourth when quarterback/wide receiver MarQueis Gray -- in as a tailback -- scored a touchdown run from the Wildcat formation.

Gray scored a second touchdown from the Wildcat formation from 6 yards out with 2:59 left, shortly after the Cornhuskers fumbled in their own territory.

The Gophers fell to 6-5 with the loss and 2-5 in the Big Ten.

The team wraps up its regular season next Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

As of last week, the Gophers were being considered to either play in either the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Phoenix or the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston -- where they actually end up depends on how they fare in their last game on the schedule.

Next Up

6874514374_277eba4039_b

After long wait, storms eventually cancel Duran Duran concert

The newly inaugurated Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famers were kicking off their North America tour in Minnesota.

ITT Tech

Student loans cancelled for 1,380 Minnesota ITT Tech students

President Joe Biden moved to cancel the federal debt this week.

Screen Shot 2022-08-19 at 2.17.19 PM

Twine kills 2 young ospreys in Long Lake, Minnesota

One bird was found hanging by its leg from the nest.

Mindy Kiepe

5 Great Danes kill owner on northwest Iowa farm

The dogs were euthanized after the incident.

Becker Public Schools

School district sued by teachers' union over staff 'gag order'

The district has faced heightened scrutiny for months now.

Andrew Luger, former U.S. Attorney of Minnesota

After dozens of arrests, concern over rising 'militaristic' weapons on MN streets

The U.S. Attorney provided an update on the violent crime strategy in collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Screen Shot 2022-08-19 at 1.31.41 PM

Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate

The candidate's comments were recently brought to light in a video recording.

State Patrol

2 killed after driver crosses center line near Silver Lake

A toddler in the vehicle survived the crash.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 4.12.14 PM

The answer to winter woes: St. Paul's upcoming Palm Springs-style supper club

Take a first look at inside the menu at The Apostle Supper Club.

Related

Preview: Gophers vs. Cornhuskers

Minnesota (12-1, 4-6 Big Ten) will play at Nebraska Sunday afternoon for the first time as Big Ten foes. Tubby Smith is looking for more from his leaders, Ralph Sampson III and Rodney Williams. Smith told the Star Tribune "if they're not doing it, we have to find guys that will do it." The two veterans only had four rebounds combined in the tough 63-59 loss at Iowa on Wednesday.

Badgers stomp Gophers, 38-13

Despite a promising start by true freshman quarterback Philip Nelson, the Golden Gophers were buried by the Wisconsin Badgers 38-13 Saturday in Madison, Wis.