Gophers-Nebraska game replay

  • Updated: October 27, 2013 - 8:49 PM

Gophers replay

Gophers 34, No. 25 Nebraska 23

The recap: After falling behind 10-0, the Gophers dominated the final 3 ½ quarters, stopping a 16-game losing streak against the Cornhuskers.

What was learned: The Gophers started Mitch Leidner at quarterback and gave him a quick hook for the second consecutive week, as Philip Nelson guided them to another victory.

YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

• The turning point came when Theiren Cockran sacked Taylor Martinez, forcing Nebraska to settle for a field goal on its second drive. It was the first of four sacks for the Gophers against a team that had allowed just three in its first six games.

• It’s no longer running back by committee. David Cobb had 31 carries for 138 yards. The only other running back to get a carry — Donnell Kirkwood — had three rushes for 12 yards.

• Nelson completed seven of 15 passes for 152 yards, numbers that would have been better if not for fourth-quarter drops by Mike Henry, Derrick Engel and Maxx Williams.

UP NEXT: at Indiana

11 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium

TV: BTN • Radio: 100.3-FM

Records: Gophers 6-2, 2-2 Big Ten; Indiana 3-4, 1-2

The skinny: The Hoosiers rank second in the Big Ten in total offense (514 yards per game) and last in total defense (498 yards per game). The Hoosiers’ strengths and weaknesses were on full display Oct. 19 in a 63-47 loss at Michigan. Indiana trailed just 49-47 with seven minutes remaining before Michigan scored two late touchdowns. The Hoosiers have several talented receivers, led by Cody Latimer. Nate Sudfeld is among the top passers in the Big Ten, and another quarterback, Tre Roberson, gives the Hoosiers more of a running threat.

JOE CHRISTENSEN

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