Nebraska Football: Grading the Cornhuskers' Game Against Iowa

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Nebraska Football: Grading the Cornhuskers' Game Against Iowa
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Nebraska started its new post-Thanksgiving rivalry out in the right way, beating Iowa 20-7 in a game that was never really a blowout but never really in doubt for NU. Injuries on both sides of the ball left Nebraska relying on Rex Burkhead earning his “Superman” nickname on offense and on a “all hands on deck” policy on defense.

So let’s take a look at the grade for each of Nebraska’s units in its final regular season game of 2011 and see if we can get a better understanding of why the inaugural Heroes Game turned out the way it did.

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