June 18, 2024

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Heinrich Haarberg ran for a landing and threw for an additional, Nebraska sacked Brendan Sullivan eight instances, and the Cornhuskers beat Northwestern 17-9 on Saturday.

The Huskers (4-3, 2-2 Huge Ten) have received 4 of their final 5 video games beneath first-year coach Matt Rhule and matched their 2022 win complete.

Haarberg scored the go-ahead landing on a brief run late simply earlier than halftime and put the Huskers up 17-6 with an extended move to Malachi Coleman early within the fourth quarter.

Jake Olsen kicked three area targets for the Wildcats (3-4, 1-3), who have been held and not using a landing for the third time in 10 video games.

Haarberg, who was intercepted on two of his first 4 passes, was 8 of 17 for 85 yards. He ran 16 instances for 72 yards.

Emmett Johnson had 12 carries for 73 yards.

Brendan Sullivan began his second straight recreation at quarterback rather than Ben Bryant, who suffered an upper-body damage in opposition to Penn State on Sept. 30.

The Wildcats netted zero yards over their first 4 possessions however got here out of the primary quarter tied 3-all after Haarberg’s second interception set them up on the Nebraska 17.

Anthony Tyus III ran 5 instances for 59 yards throughout a 10-play, 73-yard drive that Olsen ended with a 37-yard area aim for a 6-3 Northwestern lead halfway by means of the second.

Nebraska then went on its go-ahead landing drive, with a Northwestern private foul and Haarberg’s 20-yard run establishing his 3-yard dash to the left pylon for a 10-6 halftime lead.

The Huskers’ first three collection of the second half ended with punts. On the fourth, Haarberg hit Coleman in stride for a 44-yard landing on first down.

Olsen’s third area aim pulled the Wildcats inside eight factors with 11 minutes left. Northwestern netted 13 yards on 12 performs over its final two possessions, with Sullivan getting sacked 4 instances.

THE TAKEAWAY

Northwestern: The Wildcats performed nicely sufficient on protection to win, however the offensive line is among the worst within the nation. The eight sacks allowed matched essentially the most by Northwestern since 2000, and the Wildcats have surrendered 30 by means of seven video games.

Nebraska: The Huskers managed to win with an inconsistent offense that generated solely 248 yards. The protection continues to hold the staff and matched the eight sacks it recorded in opposition to Colorado final month.

ONE PLAY, TWO INJURIES

Nebraska misplaced two starters on the identical play early within the second quarter, a Haarberg run for 16 yards. Season receiving chief Billy Kemp injured his left leg away from the play and offensive lineman Ethan Piper injured his proper leg. Each left the sphere with help.

STADIUM MILESTONE CELEBRATION

The Huskers celebrated the one centesimal anniversary of Memorial Stadium. Three Nebraska Nationwide Guard troopers honored the state’s fallen troopers with a three-volley salute earlier than the nationwide anthem, Corridor of Fame coach Tom Osborne gave a video message and tales in regards to the stadium historical past have been proven throughout breaks within the motion.

Nebraska performed its first recreation within the stadium on Oct. 13, 1923. Saturday marked the 592nd recreation on the stadium and 393rd consecutive sellout since 1962.

UP NEXT

Northwestern: hosts Maryland subsequent Saturday.

Nebraska: hosts Purdue subsequent Saturday.

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