3rd quarter recap: Northwestern 23, Nebraska 16

Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Northwestern now leads 23-16. The Wildcats rushed for 98 yards in the third quarter. The Wildcats expanded their lead to 21-10 thanks to a four-play, 93-yard drive that ended when Venric Mark ripped off an 80-yard touchdown run.

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Nebraska closed the gap to 23-16 when Taylor Martinez took a quarterback draw all the way for a three-yard touchdown run to polish off a 51-yard drive. The Cornhuskers tacked on two points instead of one when Braylon Heard ran in from two yards out.

Northwestern’s Mark reached the 100-yard rushing mark for the game thanks to 94 in the quarter, and currently sits with 115 yards in all. Nebraska’s Martinez passed for 47 yards in the quarter to put him over 200 yards for the game. Martinez has 203 yards through the air so far today.

The Cornhuskers have the ball at their own 25-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.

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