The Nebraska Cornhuskers got perhaps their rudest Big Ten welcome yet, a 28-25 home battering at the paws of the previously 3-5 Northwestern Wildcats. Until a last-minute scoring drive, the Cats outgained the Huskers by 100 yards, by committee every step of the way. Kain Colter, Dan Persa and Trevor Siemian worked together to throw for 261 yards, while Colter led a 209-yard rushing attack that featured six carriers.
The crazy part! Northwestern lost the turnover battle.
The Wildcats won in very Husker fashion, holding the ball for the majority of the game and running the ball 54 times. Taylor Martinez threw for 308 and ran for 53, but Rex Burkhead was held to 50 yards on 21 attempts, and no other Huskers rusher did anything of note.
Things could get even worse for Nebraska, which has to travel to face stern Penn State and talented Michigan before welcoming Iowa.