World-Herald staff writers Sam McKewon and Rich Kaipust take a look at the highlights, lowlights and key moments of Nebraska's win over Michigan.
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Kenny Bell: After a Michigan punt to start the game, Nebraska's top wide receiver catches a 19-yard pass on third down to sustain the Huskers' first drive. NU still punts, but pins the Wolverines at their own 13.
Denard Robinson: Michigan's star quarterback appears to throw a 55-yard strike to Roy Roundtree, but replay officials rule that Roundtree let the ball hit the ground. Undaunted, Robinson scrambles to convert two straight third downs with his feet, getting the Wolverines in Husker territory.
Brady Hoke: Michigan's coach chooses to try a 53-yard field goal instead of going for a fourth-and-8. Sophomore Matt Wile leaves the attempt 10 yards short.
Brett Maher: After another Husker three-and-out, Nebraska's punter uncorks a rugby punt that Michigan receiver Jeremy Gallon muffs out of bounds at his own 2-yard line.
Sean Fisher: On a Wolverine third down, the Nebraska senior linebacker snakes in and tackles Michigan running back Fitz Toussaint for a 1-yard loss. UM punts to end a first quarter dominated by defense.
Jamal Turner: Nebraska's flashy wide receiver picks up a first down with a 12-yard gain on a quick screen.
Taylor Martinez: NU's quarterback finds a wide-open Steven Osborne on third-and-3 for a 19-yard gain. The Huskers' no-huddle offense is moving fast.
Bell: Catches a 32-yard touchdown from Martinez, diving the last 3 yards to the pylon. Bell gets open on a wheel route, streaking down the sideline. NU leads 7-0.
Jeremy Jackson: The Michigan receiver makes two tough catches on third downs to extend the Wolverines' drive.
P.J. Smith: The senior Husker safety picks up a 15-yard personal foul when he's flagged for a helmet-to-helmet hit. Later in the drive, Brendan Gibbons, Michigan's other kicker, nails a 52-yarder to cut Nebraska's lead to 7-3.
Robinson: Hits Roundtree for a 32-yard gain on the Wolverines' next drive. Then he completes a 10-yard pass for a first down. Then he scrambles for an 8-yard gain and another first down. But on that scramble, Robinson gets hurt and clutches his hand. Michigan must settle for a field goal. NU leads 7-6.
Martinez: As Nebraska tries to get a two-minute drill going, the quarterback runs a draw play up the middle — and is met by UM tackle Quinton Washington, who strips Martinez of the ball. Though Martinez appeared down, referees rule it a fumble and the Wolverines recover.
Eric Martin: Nebraska's best pass rusher ends the half with a 9-yard sack of Robinson's backup, Russell Bellomy. The Huskers lead 7-6 at the break.
Robinson: Michigan's quarterback wears a big coat to start the second half. Bellomy warms up. The Wolverines turn to a backup with virtually no game experience.
Desmond Morgan: The Wolverine linebacker tips a Martinez pass in the air, which is intercepted by UM defensive end Mario Ojemudia. It's a great play by Morgan. If he doesn't tip it, Martinez hits wide receiver Tim Marlowe for a big gain.
Vincent Smith: Michigan's running back can't corral a Bellomy pass, and it ricochets off of him to Nebraska's P.J. Smith, who picks off the pass and takes it 53 yards to the Michigan 4. Smith is run down by Bellomy.
Tim Beck: Given three chances to score from the Wolverine 4, the NU offensive coordinator never once calls for a handoff to the running back. Martinez runs once and throws wide of his targets twice. NU settles for a 19-yard Brett Maher field goal and leads 10-6.
Maher: After Nebraska forces a punt — and Michigan commits a personal foul to put NU in field-goal position — Maher boots a 51-yarder to give the Huskers a 13-6 lead.
Martinez: After Michigan punts again, the Husker quarterback completes three straight passes to reach the Wolverine 25. But he misfires on three passes to the end zone, and NU must settle for another Maher field goal and a 16-6 lead.
Josh Mitchell: NU appears ready to force another three-and-out when the sophomore Husker corner is flagged for targeting. It appears the refs missed the call, but Nebraska's sideline compounds the penalty with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct flag. The Wolverines get 30 free yards into NU territory.
Fisher: Makes his seventh tackle of the night on a third-and-6 option play that forces a Michigan field goal. The Wolverines cut the lead to 16-9 and the third quarter ends with that score.
Craig Roh: Nebraska is in field-goal position until the Michigan defensive end bowls over Ameer Abdullah and sacks Taylor Martinez for a 10-yard loss on third down.
Daimion Stafford: The rough night continues for Bellomy, who throws short into double coverage and is intercepted by Stafford.
Abdullah: It takes Nebraska just three plays to score after the turnover, helped by Martinez carrying for 29 yards before Abdullah scores on a 12-yard run. The Huskers' lead is 23-9 with 10:19 remaining.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste: The junior cornerback comes up with Nebraska's third interception of the second half, picking off Bellomy in the end zone with 6:54 to go.
Abdullah: The sophomore I-back picks up a pair of first downs and goes over 100 yards for the fourth time this season as Nebraska is able to erase the rest of the time on the clock.