Nebraska beat Northwestern, 29-28, breaking a three-game road losing streak and staying alive in the race for the Big Ten Legends Division race. But it didn’t come easily.
Three turnovers and a host of ill-timed penalties helped Northwestern take a 28-16 lead over Nebraska with 8:16 left to play. Up stepped Taylor Martinez to lead Nebraska on two scoring drives put Nebraska into the lead with 2:08 left to go, and a 53-yard Northwestern field goal attempt sailing just wide right sealed the comeback win.
So let’s take a look at who were the winners and losers in Nebraska’s heart-stopping adventure in Evanston.