The Nebraska Cornhuskers are seeking to improve to 6-1 as they face the Northwestern Wildcats in their next Big Ten game.
Northwestern is coming off a 24-17 loss to Minnesota, and their record fell to 3-3. This also marks their first loss in Big Ten matchups.
The Wildcats were beaten by the Gophers after they allowed a 100-yard kick return touchdown in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 269 yards and one touchdown with an interception on 32-of-50 passing. Running back Justin Jackson rushed for 106 yards on 23 carries.
The Wildcats will look to pull off an upset win and climb back into Big Ten title contention against No. 19 Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are coming off a bye week after losing 27-22 to No. 8 Michigan State.
The Cornhuskers trailed, 27-3, at the end of the third quarter. They scored 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, but they failed on two two-point conversion attempts.
They had an opportunity to complete the comeback on their final drive, but quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a game-ending interception.
Armstrong was unable to throw a touchdown pass the entire game, and running back Ameer Abdullah was held to 45 rushing yards on 27 carries despite scoring two touchdowns.
The Cornhuskers will be determined to bounce back and stay in the Big Ten title race, and their offense will be too much for the Wildcats.
Prediction: Nebraska 31, Northwestern 17View poll on FanMob