The Minnesota Gophers stunned the Nebraska Cornhuskers with a 28-24 comeback win, and they improved to 8-3.
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No. 25 Minnesota was able to stay in the rankings despite losing their third game of the season to No. 6 Ohio State, and they proved that they deserve to by beating No. 23 Nebraska, 28-24.
The Gophers trailed the Cornhuskers, 24-14, in the third quarter, but they trimmed the lead to three and completed the comeback in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Mitch Leidner ran for a two-yard touchdown with just over three minutes remaining, and the Cornhuskers fumbled on the final drive. They appeared to be well on their way to winning the game, but wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El lost a fumble at the two-yard line after a long gain.
Leidner was not very active in the passing game, but he led the Gophers in rushing with 111 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. David Cobb added 80 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw for 223 yards and a touchdown on 12-of-19 passing, and running back Ameer Abdullah ran for 98 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.