Cornhuskers vs Golden Gophers Final: 38-14 - Recap
|Cornhuskers vs Golden Gophers Final: 38-14 - Recap|
Taylor Martinez sliced and diced the Golden Gophers defense for 308 yards as Nebraska handed Minnesota a 38-14 defeat on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Cornhuskers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 21 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 52.5.
Ameer Abdullah rushed for 79 yards, while Taylor Martinez added 22 yards in the win. Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner added 136 and 83 receiving yards respectively.
Rodrick Williams rushed for 26 yards for Minnesota, while Max Shortell added 14 yards. Philip Nelson threw for 59 yards for the Golden Gophers, while receivers Andre McDonald and Devin Crawford-Tufts had 26 and 22 yards respectively.
Minnesota was outgained by Nebraska 444-177 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-11 by the Cornhuskers.
Minnesota lost the time of possession battle 34:51/25:09, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Nebraska takes its act on the road to face Iowa looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Michigan State.