Braelon Allen rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns – together with a tiebreaking 53-yarder with 3:50 remaining – to assist No. 19 Wisconsin outlast Nebraska 35-28 for its seventh consecutive victory Saturday.
Nebraska drove to Wisconsin’s 11-yard line within the last minute however ended up dropping the ball on downs on the 21. Faion Hicks broke up Adrian Martinez’s fourth-down move to Zavier Betts with 4 seconds left.
The Badgers (8-3, 6-2 Massive Ten, No. 15 School Soccer Playoffs) handed Nebraska (3-8, 1-7) its fifth straight loss and moved a step nearer to enjoying for a convention title.
Wisconsin will clinch its fourth Massive Ten championship recreation look within the final six years if it wins its regular-season finale at Minnesota. Wisconsin is tied with No. 18 Iowa for first place within the West however owns the tiebreaker benefit as a result of it beat the Hawkeyes 27-7 on Oct. 30.
Allen, who had 22 carries Saturday, has rushed for over 100 yards in every of Wisconsin’s final seven video games. The 17-year-old had totaled 12 carries throughout Wisconsin’s 1-3 begin.
He had a career-long 71-yard landing within the first quarter and a 3-yard rating late within the third quarter. After Nebraska tied the sport with 6:27 left within the recreation on Marvin Scott’s 3-yard landing, Allen put Wisconsin again forward with another breakaway.
Allen went by means of the appropriate facet of the road, headed towards the sideline and simply shed security Myles Farmer’s sort out try contained in the 30.
Nebraska obtained a primary down from the Wisconsin 11 within the last minute. However after proper sort out Bryce Benhart dedicated a holding penalty that pushed the Cornhuskers again 10 yards, Martinez threw 4 straight incompletions.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost acquired an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after the fourth-down incompletion, maybe believing Hicks made contact with the receiver earlier than the throw arrived.
Martinez went 23 of 35 for 351 yards with one landing and two interceptions, each by Collin Wilder. He grew to become Nebraska’s all-time chief in profession complete offense with 10,792 yards. Tommy Armstrong Jr. had 10,690 yards in complete offense with 10,690.
Nebraska: In its first recreation since Frost fired 4 offensive assistants, the Cornhuskers gained 452 yards, probably the most Wisconsin’s top-ranked protection had allowed all season. Nevertheless it nonetheless added as much as another shut loss towards a top quality workforce. Nebraska is 5-19 in one-score video games throughout Frost’s teaching tenure.
Wisconsin: The Badgers had three scoreless journeys inside Nebraska’s 35-yard line however nonetheless confirmed their offense is nice sufficient to win video games when their protection is not dominant.
Wisconsin might transfer up just a few spots however in all probability will not get into the highest 15.
Nebraska: Hosts Iowa on Friday.
Wisconsin: Visits Minnesota on Saturday.