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Dienhart: 'Huskers are in driver's seat'

LINCOLN, Neb. — This is what Bo Pelini had been waiting for: A big win. And that’s exactly what Saturday night’s 23-9 victory over Michigan was. Oh, Pelini has won some important games since taking over as Nebraska coach in 2008. One of my favorites was at the 2009 victory in the rain at Missouri. But, more often than not, Pelini has come up short when the lights have shined the brightest. Remember the Big 12 championship game losses after the 2009 and 2010 seasons? Sure you do. Tonight’s victory over Michigan, which was making its first trip to Nebraska

Nebraska beats Michigan, injures Robinson

Ameer Abdullah ran for 101 yards and a touchdown and Nebraska took control of the Big Ten Legends Division with a 23-9 victory over No. 20 Michigan on Saturday night. Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson left the game late in the first half with a right elbow injury. Robinson, who spent the second half on the sideline in an overcoat, watched as freshman backup Russell Bellomy threw three interceptions. The Huskers (6-2, 3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Michigan in the Legends but own the tiebreaker. Michigan (5-3, 3-1) generated a season-low 188 yards during its first visit to Memorial

3rd quarter recap: Nebraska 16, Michigan 9

Nebraska’s defense shut down Michigan, allowing only nine yards of offense in the third quarter and the Cornhuskers now lead 16-9. Nebraska held the Wolverines to negative rushing yardage (-3 yards) in the quarter. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has not returned since hurting his throwing arm late in the second quarter. Backup Russell Bellomy replaced the Michigan star and missed his first 10 attempts. The Cornhuskers made it 10-6 after turning P.J. Smith’s interception into a Brett Maher 19-yard field goal. The pick gave the Cornhuskers the ball at the four-yard line, but they could not punch it in for

2nd quarter recap: Nebraska 7, Michigan 6

Nebraska sniffed out Michigan’s rushing attack in the second quarter, holding the Wolverines to 20 rush yards and the Cornhuskers now lead 7-6. Michigan’s Brendan Gibbons made two field goals in the quarter, including a 52-yarder. But the biggest news of the quarter was Denard Robinson’s injury that knocked him out of the game. The Michigan quarterback hurt his throwing arm late in the half and didn’t return before halftime. Nebraska took the game’s first lead after Taylor Martinez and Kenny Bell combined for a 32-yard touchdown on the last play of a six-play, 72-yard drive. The Cornhuskers ran just

1st quarter recap: Michigan 0, Nebraska 0

The two teams combined for more punts than points in a slow first quarter and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. Both teams saw their defenses make stands, forcing three punts in the quarter. Nebraska has the ball on its own 14-yard line to begin the second quarter. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] Read more from’s Tom Dienhart on this game: Player on the spot: Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez. He’s the top-rated passer in the Big Ten and leads the conference

Week 9 Previews: Legends battle comes to Lincoln

In my preview of this Saturday’s six games, I believe most teams will play with a real sense of urgency. Nebraska and Michigan are two good examples, but Ohio State and Penn State each have something to prove, too. Michigan State and Wisconsin have a history, Iowa leads Northwestern in the standings, and Purdue, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois each seek their first conference win. I’ll be in Lincoln to cover Michigan and Nebraska, and you can follow me on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. I’ll track all of the other games with my usual Saturday Snap Reactions. Drop me your questions at the

Week 9: We predict all six Big Ten games

Every week,’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After eight weeks, it’s Dienhart on top, one game ahead of fans and three ahead of Yarina. See our Week 9 predictions and choose your winners in this post. [RELATED: Week 9 Power Rankings | Week 9 Player Rankings | Week 9 Bowl Projections] SEASON RECORDS Tom: 52-16; .765 fans: 51-17; .750 Brent: 49-19; .721 Indiana (2-5, 0-3) at Illinois (2-5, 0-3)

12 Big Questions: My Week 9 Big Ten queries

Saturday is fast approaching. Here are my most pressing questions for each school. The answers may come Saturday, but if you want to tackle them now, let me know in the comments box or via my Big Ten mailbag. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here. And don’t be afraid to drop ask me a question on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart). Illinois Will the offense come to life? Yes, the defense has had its issues, too. But the root of the Fighting Illini’s problems has been on offense. Illinois has lost its three Big Ten tilts by a combined score of

Best of Week 9: Strength vs. strength in Lincoln

This shapes up as a great weekend that is headlined by Michigan’s visit to Nebraska in a huge Legends clash that will go a long way toward determining who will win the division. Ohio State’s visit to Penn State will have no bearing on the Leaders Division race, since each squad is on NCAA probation. But it still will be a heavily watched game, as both are among the hottest teams in the Big Ten and among the best overall. It will be fun to watch the Buckeye offense take on the Nittany Lion defense. And how healthy will Ohio