Iowa Outlasts Nebraska, ISU Mounts Historic Comeback and UNI Moves On In Playoffs

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Iowa 31, Nebraska 28

The Iowa Hawkeyes made it four straight against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Hy-Vee Heroes Game on Black Friday.  After surrendering a 13-point third-quarter cushion, Iowa won the game on a 41-yard Miguel Recinos Field Goal.

 

The call from the Hawkeye Sports network.

The Huskers trailed 28-13 in the third quarter, but stole momentum after sniffing out a fake field goal, converting four for four on fourth downs including a fake punt inside their own 20 yard line.

Nate Stanley threw for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 16 of 27 passing.  Mekhi Sargent ran for 173 yards on 26 carries and one score.  Iowa awaits their bowl assignment and the Huskers finish the year 4-8.

Iowa State 42, Kansas State 38

Iowa State is up a spot to 24th in the latest Associated Press top 25. The Cyclones improved to 7-4 overall and set a record for conference wins in a season by rallying for three fourth quarter touchdowns in a 42-38 victory over Kansas State. ISU coach Matt Campbell.

 

Campbell says he was pleased to get a win for his 19 seniors.

 

UNI 16, Lamar 13

UNI coach Mark Farley says every win in the playoffs is big. The Panthers survived a slow start and held off upset minded Lamar 16-13 in the opening round of the FCS playoffs.

 

Lamar scored all of its points in the opening quarter.

 

The Panthers visit UC-Davis in the second round on Saturday.