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Huskers Destroy Gophers

Huskers Destroy Gophers

By Garrett Gordon. CREATED Nov 17, 2012

Lincoln, NE - It was senior day.  It was Tom Osborne's last home football game as Athletic Director.  It was a chance for the Huskers to go undefeated at home for the first time since 2001.  The Huskers didn't waste the opportunity.

Nebraska shot out to a quick lead and never looked back.  They held Minnesota under 100 yards passing and under 100 yards rushing.  They forced Minnesota freshman quarterback Phillip Nelson into two interceptions.  Stanley Jean-Baptiste returned one of those interceptions 48 yards for a touchdown.

The Husker offense also put on a show.  Kenny Bell set career marks for receptions in a game with nine and yards in a game with 136.  Bell also hauled in two touchdowns.  Ameer Abdullah pushed his season rushing total over 1,000 yards.  And Taylor Martinez became Nebraska's all-time leading passer overtaking Zac Taylor.

Nebraska will have a shortened week of practice, because they will travel to Iowa City for the annual Heroes Game the day after Thanksgiving.

-Garrett Gordon