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Fourth Quarter Collapse Leaves Minnesota With Season-Opening Win Over Nebraska Football


The first game under Matt Rhule had a more familiar feel than anything fresh.

Nebraska lost to Minnesota after senior kicker Dragan Kesich made a 46-yard field goal with seconds left in the contest, which had its highs and lows. The Golden Gophers remained in the game as they have for the past few seasons due to multiple self-inflicted injuries, which made it difficult for the Huskers to win.

The Huskers’ 251 total offensive yards against Minnesota were the fewest they had given up since 2019 against Maryland. Nebraska dominated the time of possession in the second half after only having three possessions in the first.

Prior to senior running back Anthony Grant’s turnover, which allowed the Golden Gophers to tie the game, the Huskers appeared to have the game in hand. Nebraska had an opportunity to regain the lead, but Minnesota was in a position to win when sophomore quarterback Jeff Sims threw his third interception of the game.

The Huskers were only able to make one drive in the first quarter due to Minnesota’s deliberate strategy and the new clock regulations in college football. The Golden Gophers were forced to punt after a promising drive that featured numerous third down conversions. Senior Mark Crawford delivered a beauty, putting the Huskers within their own one-yard line for their first offensive possession of the year.

Corey Crooms Jr., a senior wide receiver for Minnesota, found many vulnerable spots in the Nebraska defense early on and used them to advance the ball on several times. The Huskers held the Golden Gophers to a 34-yard field goal by Kesich after converting two more third downs.

In order to convert a third and short, Nebraska pulled one of their gimmicks, inserting junior backup quarterback Heinrich Haarberg at tight end. As the Huskers advanced into Minnesota territory, Sims forced an errant pass that senior defensive back Tyler Nubin intercepted on a third and six. Sims only had 39 passing yards in the first half, making Minnesota’s secondary a task.

The chains were advanced by Minnesota on third down conversion attempts from nine and eight yards away. Omar Brown, a senior safety, prevented a fourth and long by providing close coverage to a Gopher receiver. Kesich failed to convert a 54-yard field goal to the left, allowing the Golden Gophers to finish their 12-play drive with no points.

A scene similar of prior seasons occurred at the end of the first half when sophomore running back Gabe Ervin Jr. attempted to score but was adjudged to be an inch short. Due to a false start, the Huskers were forced to retreat, and Sims threw his second interception of the game right to Minnesota’s senior defensive back Tre’von Jones.

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