Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah tries to break a tackle by Iowa linebacker James Morris Friday during the first half in Iowa City. Nebraska beat the Hawkeyes 13-7.
Iowa fullback Mark Weisman tries to break a tackle by Nebraska cornerback Andrew Green Friday during the first half in Iowa City. Nebraska beat the Hawkeyes 13-7.
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Winning five straight games mostly without him, didn't mean Nebraska doesn't need Rex Burkhead. On a cold and blustery afternoon with a spot in the Big Ten title game on the line, Burkhead proved why he's so valuable to the Huskers. Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown in his return from a knee injury and No. 17 Nebraska beat Iowa 13-7 on Friday to claim the Legends Division's berth in the championship game.