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Nebraska Defeats Minnesota 41-14 - Recap

Nebraska Defeats Minnesota 41-14 - Recap

Nebraska got a 117-yard performance from Rex Burkhead as a key part of its 41-14 victory over the Golden Gophers on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Cornhuskers were a 24-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 57.5.

Taylor Martinez completed 13 of 22 pass attempts for 162 yards for the Cornhuskers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

MarQueis Gray rushed for 67 yards for Minnesota, while Duane Bennett added 55 yards. MarQueis Gray threw for 122 yards for the Golden Gophers, while receivers Da'Jon McKnight and Devin Crawford-Tufts had 77 and 17 yards respectively.

Minnesota was outgained by Nebraska 515-254 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-11 by the Cornhuskers.

The time of possession battle favored Nebraska as their offense was on the field for 31:52, longer than the 28:08 of their opponents.

Next game, Nebraska takes its act home to face Michigan State looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Iowa.