They registered the biggest comeback in school history in their first ever Big Ten home game. Yes, the #4 Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1) earned Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.
Nebraska recorded its first ever Big Ten win, 34-27, over Ohio State, rallying from a 27-6 deficit in the third quarter before a NCAA-record 315th consecutive sellout at Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium on Homecoming.
The Huskers took control from the Buckeyes when Lavonte David recovered a fumble that provided a short field for Nebraska. NU scored two plays later to get within 27-13. Single threat QB Taylor Martinez and RB Rex Burkhead the Wonderdog each topped the century mark in rushing, with Burkhead providing the game-winning touchdown with 5:10 left. Martinez finished with two touchdown passes among his season-high 16 completions.
“I thought we left some drives out there. We stayed the course,” Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said after the game. “That’s kind of the motto of our program. It’s about the culture, it’s about the process, about staying the course. There was no panic. I’m proud of how they came out and played the second half.”
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