World-Herald staff writers Sam McKewon and Rich Kaipust break down the key moments in each quarter from Nebraska's 13-7 win over Iowa on Friday.
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Taylor Martinez: On the game's second play, the Nebraska quarterback busts through the Hawkeyes' defense on a zone read play for 13 yards.
Braylon Heard: Getting the early-game carries that many pundits thought he deserved weeks ago, the NU I-back runs a sweep for 9 yards, showing off a nifty spin move.
NU offensive line: Opening big holes early in Iowa's defense, which is necessary since Nebraska's going against the wind. The Huskers' first drive spans 16 plays and 75 yards.
Brett Maher: The Nebraska kicker finishes off a stalled drive with a 26-yard field goal. After an eight-minute march, NU leads 3-0.
Mark Weisman: Iowa's big back gains 8 yards on his first carry and will be a repeated weapon on the Hawkeyes' opening drive.
C.J. Fiedorowicz: The Hawkeye tight end beats Nebraska safety P.J. Smith on a wheel route, hauling in a 25-yard pass from quarterback James Vandenberg.
Weisman: Gains 6 yards right up the gut on third-and-4. Iowa's offensive line is plowing just as well as NU's line did.
Vandenberg: On third-and-1 from the Husker 4-yard line, he sneaks for a first down. Then he sneaks on consecutive plays to the right side, scoring easily on the second of them. Iowa has come to play and takes a 7-3 lead to end the first quarter.
Maher: After Nebraska's second drive stalls, he uncorks a 61-yard rugby punt to pin Iowa back at its own 4-yard line.
Ameer Abdullah: Gives back the great field position when he fumbles Iowa's punt at the Hawkeye 40-yard line. Iowa's Micah Hyde recovers.
Jason Ankrah: On fourth-and-a-long-1, the Husker defensive end knifes in to redirect Weisman toward Husker linebackers, who stuff the Iowa back for a loss. It's NU's best defensive play of the first half.
Andy Janovich: Right after getting the key block to spring Abdullah on a fourth-down play, the NU fullback knocks the ball out of Martinez's hands. Iowa recovers.
Daimion Stafford: The NU safety breaks up what would have been a sure touchdown pass from Vandenberg to Iowa tight end Zach Derby. The north wind holds up the ball long enough for Stafford to make the play. The Hawkeyes punt.
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Micah Hyde: After Nebraska's drive stalls (again), the Hawkeye cornerback returns Maher's punt 29 yards to put Iowa in scoring position.
Mike Meyer: The Iowa kicker misses a 42-yard field goal to the left just before halftime. Iowa takes a 7-3 lead into the locker room.
Rex Burkhead: He's back! The NU I-back starts the second half — his first game action since re-injuring his left knee at Northwestern — with a 4-yard carry. Later, he picks up a fourth-and-1.
Ben Cotton: The tight end catches a 14-yard pass to put the Huskers in field-goal range.
Maher: After NU's drive stalls again, the Husker kicker slams home a 52-yard field goal to cut the Hawkeyes' lead to 7-6.
Stafford: Intercepts a tipped pass and returns it to the Iowa 49-yard line. But in three plays, Nebraska gains all of one yard and is forced to punt again.
Ciante Evans: The Nebraska defensive back tackles Fiedorowicz short of a first down, forcing another Iowa punt.
Martinez: Makes his first good throw of the day, a 19-yard dart to Cotton in traffic.
Heard: Out of the wishbone diamond formation, he runs for 18 yards down to the Iowa 6.
Burkhead: Scores a 3-yard touchdown to give Nebraska a 13-7 lead.
Fiedorowicz: On third-and-long, he makes a leaping 13-yard grab to extend Iowa's drive as the third quarter ends.
Eric Martin: Iowa is having serious trouble with the Nebraska defensive end, who sacks Vandenberg on the first play of the fourth for a 6-yard loss — and jars the ball loose — on third-and-4 near midfield. Vandenberg recovers, but the Hawkeyes have to punt.
Connor Kornbrath: Iowa pins Nebraska back at its 1-yard line with 12:03 to go after a 61-yard punt by Kornbrath.
Burkhead: Nebraska has second-and-9 from its 2 when the I-back bulls forward with runs of 9 and 8 to get the Huskers out of trouble.
Alonzo Whaley: Iowa is trying to put together one final scoring threat when the Nebraska linebacker jumps in front of Henry Krieger Coble and intercepts a first-down Vandenberg pass at the Iowa 40 with 2:11 to go.