Husker football: They were off and running

Quaterback Nate Stanley was off target, and Cam Taylor-Britt was running all the way to end zone for a pick-six. This second-quarter pass was originally sniffed out by linebacker JoJo Domann, who deflected Stanley’s pass — and nearly picked it off himself. But the ball was tipped a few yards back to Taylor-Britt, in coverage on Ihmir Smith Marsette. The Husker defender darted toward the ball in front of the Iowa receiver, tipped it again and corralled it for what turned into a 38-yard interception return. And just like that, Nebraska cut its deficit to 17-10 and made it a one-possession game — for seven seconds. Marsette took the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a score in a dizzying turn that kept momentum on Iowa’s side the rest of the first half. But the game tightened up, and turned into another nail-biter similar to last year. And similar to last year, Iowa won with a last-second field goals.

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