Michigan trainer Jim Harbaugh referred to as the ninth-ranked Wolverines’ come-from-behind victory over Nebraska a “Clint Eastwood win.”
Jake Moody hit a 39-yard box objective with 1:24 ultimate to raise Michigan to a 32-20 win over upset-minded Nebraska 32-29 on Saturday night time.
“It used to be an incredible, super sport, unbelievable in point of fact,’ Harbaugh mentioned after looking at Nebraska come again from a 13-Zero halftime deficit and take the lead best to look Michigan rally for the win with two overdue box objectives. “We’re taking part in it, we’re taking part in the unbelievable.”
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Moody’s fourth box objective got here after Wolverines defensive again Brad Hawkins pressured Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez to fumble, returning it 19 yards to the Nebraska 18 to arrange the game-winner.
“We apply pushing out the ball, stripping the ball, hitting the ball,” Hawkins mentioned. ” That second simply touching the ball, placing the ball got here thru.”
Martinez mentioned he idea the play used to be over when Hawkins took the ball clear of him.
“I’m no longer going to get up right here and make excuses for myself,” Martinez mentioned. “I believed the play used to be over. I used to be status like I’m now and idea the play used to be over. I’ve were given to maintain the ball. That harm our crew.”
Michigan (6-Zero, Three-Zero Giant Ten) has received its first six video games for the primary time since beginning Nine-Zero in 2016.
Nebraska (Three-Four, 1-Three) has misplaced 3 video games in 4 weeks to ranked groups — No. 6 Oklahoma on Sept. 18, No. 11 Michigan State two weeks in the past and Michigan — via a complete of 13 issues. The Huskers have now misplaced 14 instantly video games towards ranked fighters, 9 of them beneath trainer Scott Frost.
“I will’t believe the issues taking place to us all taking place to us,” Frost mentioned. “I believed this night used to be the night time. We’ll get there. We’ve were given a in point of fact just right crew. I’m so happy with them.”
Nebraska got here storming again to take the lead within the 3rd quarter after cornerback Deontai Williams picked off the primary interception of Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara’s occupation.
Martinez hit Levi Faulk on a 13-yard swing cross, then ran the two-point conversion to place Nebraska up 22-19 coming into the overall duration.
Michigan countered with 10-play 75 backyard pressure capped via Blake Corum’s 29-yard landing run best to be matched via an eight-play, 75-yard Nebraska pressure that noticed Martinez rating from the five to make the rating 29-26.
The Wolverines moved down the sector once more, going 69 backyard earlier than the pressure stalled and Moody hit a 31-yarder to knot the rating.
Michigan’s resilience in extremely charged Memorial Stadium full of 87,000 screaming Husker lovers inspired Harbaugh.
“On this surroundings, that confirmed numerous poise and moxie via our guys,” Harbaugh mentioned. “There’s unquestionably that they sought after to typhoon the sector, tear down the goalposts. Now not on our man’s watch this night. That used to be lovely cool.”
Nebraska scored on its first pressure of the second one half of, with Martinez hitting tight finish Austin Allen with a 46-yard landing cross and, after Michigan went up 19-7 on a Hassan Haskin’s Three-yard run, scored once more on a Rahmir Johnson’s 41-yard reception.
“Once we were given that first landing, it used to be the flood gates are open,” Martinez mentioned. “We will be able to rating on those guys.”
Martinez completed 18 for 28 passing with 3 touchdowns and an interception.
Michigan’s Hassan Hawkins completed with 123 yards speeding and two touchdowns, together with a Three-yard dive that gave the Wolverines a 13-Zero halftime lead.
Michigan hadn’t trailed this season till Faulk’s landing gave Nebraska the lead. McNamara’s interception used to be simply the second one turnover of the 12 months via the Wolverines.
Saturday’s win used to be Michigan’s first in Lincoln. The Wolverines tied the Huskers 6-6 in 1911 and misplaced to the Huskers in Memorial Stadium in 2012.
Nebraska miscues returned to hang-out the Huskers Along with Martinez’s overdue fumble, Oliver Martin’s honest catch within the first trapped Nebraska at its 6. At the subsequent play, Martinez threw an interception that resulted in Moody’s first box objective. Hawkins’ half-ending landing got here at the play after a cross interference penalty on Nebraska’s JoJo Domann.
Michigan hosts Northwestern on Ocr. 23.
Nebraska is at Minnesota on Saturday.