Huskers Come From Behind To Beat Northwestern

Garrett Gordon

Huskers Come From Behind To Beat Northwestern

CREATED Oct. 20, 2012

Evanston, IL - With eight and a half minutes to go in the game Northwestern's Mike Trumpy powered into the endzone to give the Wildcats a 28-16 lead.  The Huskers were staring at a second straight loss.  They were staring at the begginning of a downard spiral.

To that point they had turned the ball over three times.  They had ended drives on penalties several more times.  And recently a blocking miscue had forced them to miss out on a fourth down conversion.  It seemed like the game was basically over.

Nebraska did not believe that.  For the second time in their last three games the Huskers dug deep and began a second half rally.  Taylor Martinez began firing darts all over the field.  Quincy Enunwa temporarily channeled his inner-Randy Moss.  And the Huskers formerly dormant offense began to resemble the juggernaut they've been most of the season.

The Huskers stormed back behind the arm of Martinez and eventually pulled ahead 29-28 with about two minutes to go in the game.  They survived a late 53-yard field goal attempt to win by that same score.

Now, the Huskers will return home to face Michigan this coming weekend.

-Garrett Gordon