By Mike Marut
With both teams trading punts throughout the beginning of the second half, Nebraska finally broke the scoring barrier with a touchdown with 4:27 remaining in the 3rd quarter. Northwestern defense has struggled on 2nd and 3rd down, allowing conversions at crucial points in the drive. To respond, the Wildcats started at their own 24 yard line and marched down the field and seemed to pick up momentum after a long injury timeout as Miles Shuler was taken care of. NU gained two first downs and then stalled at midfield and were forced. Nebraska picked up at their own 23 and began to march down the field as the quarter ended.