LINCOLN, Neb. — Lane McCallum kicked a 24-yard field goal at the end of the final quarter to lead Nebraska to a 13-10 victory over Northwestern at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Noah Vedral took over for injured quarterback Adrian Martinez, who completed 13 of 20 passes for 145 yards. Wan’Dale Robinson rushed for seven carries, 44 yards, and one touchdown. He also received for 123 yards.
This was the second win for the Cornhuskers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) over the Wildcats (1-4, 0-3) in their last five meetings. The game marked homecoming for Nebraska.
Nebraska took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter after a touchdown by Robinson. In the second quarter, a field goal by both teams left the score at 10-3 for the half. Aidan Smith had a 2-yard run touchdown in the third quarter, tying the score 10-10. Finally, Lane McCallum’s 24-yard field goal left Nebraska ahead.
Aidan Smith completed 19 of 32 passes for 136 yards and one interception. He also rushed for 16 carries, 64 yards, and one touchdown.
Next week, Nebraska plays at Minnesota. Northwestern has an open week before facing Ohio State on Oct. 18.