Nebraska football's report card against the Iowa Hawkeyes

The Nebraska Cornhuskers fell just short of getting a big upset win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday night. [Image source: Elite Sports/YouTube]
The Nebraska Cornhuskers fell just short of getting a big upset win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday night. [Image source: Elite Sports/YouTube]

The Huskers took on the Hawkeyes on Black Friday in the final game of the regular season.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers fell just short of getting a big upset win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday night. After being down 28-13 in the second half, they came all the way back to tie the score at 28 all late in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, a final drive by the Hawkeyes allowed them to hit a field goal as time expired to win 31-28. As usual, there were some performances that contributed to the loss and some that contributed to the near-win.

1

Quarterbacks (A)

Adrian Martinez had one of his best games of the year in his final game of the year. He completed 26-of-38 passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 76 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. The only reason this wasn't an A+ is because he did have one pretty bad interception when he was attempting to find Stanley Morgan on a fade.

2

Running backs (B-)

Iowa's defense bottled up the Husker running attack for most of the game. The play calling also bottled up the running attack for most of the game. Devine Ozigbo had 50 yards on just 10 carries. Maurice Washington, who has looked unstoppable at times , had just nine yards on five carries. This grade is higher than you might expect because Washington demonstrated that he can hurt you multiple ways. Washington led the Huskers in receiving with seven catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.

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