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Hail yes! Huskers stun Northwestern on last-second TD

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With one flick of his right wrist, Ron Kellogg III may have saved Bo Pelini‘s job.  For now.

Trailing Northwestern most of the game, and looking miserable doing so, the Cornhuskers were facing a 24-21 deficit with four seconds remaining and sitting at Northwestern’s 49-yard line.  Four seconds of game clock and 49 yards later — and nearly 60 from where Kellogg launched the Hail Mary — the Huskers had themselves an improbable win thanks to Kellogg’s arm, multiple Wildcats failing to “knock it down!” and Jordan Westerkamp‘s fortuitous positioning behind the goal-line scrum.

Thanks to SBNation for the GIF of the stunning turn of events in Lincoln:

Hail Mary GIF

The miraculous win kept the Cornhuskers from dropping its second straight Big Ten game and kept it at least in shouting distance of Legends leader Michigan State.  It will also, at least for another week, keep the pitchforks and torches under wraps in Lincoln as Pelini lives to coach another day.  For now.

The excruciating loss, though, continues Northwestern’s misery.  After starting the season 4-0 and being ranked inside the Top 20, the Wildcats have dropped five straight to put its bowl eligibility in jeopardy.

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6 Responses to “Hail yes! Huskers stun Northwestern on last-second TD”
  1. lanzurrah says: Nov 2, 2013 9:15 PM

    The Big 10 is unwatchable…ugly games.

  2. bender4700 says: Nov 2, 2013 9:15 PM

    Still jumping around! Love it! GBR!

  3. dkhhuey says: Nov 2, 2013 9:42 PM

    That was an amazing last few minutes!!!

  4. polegojim says: Nov 3, 2013 12:21 AM

    Northwestern deserved the win, tough finish

    Nebraska deserves… Pelini… and his mediocrity since they continue to put up with it. Nebraska continues to be irrelevant on a National level… and now even on a conference level.

    I predict… not much of a stretch… that Michigan State will destroy the Corn on Nov 16 and fans can only hope it will assure a new Chapter in Husker Coaching.

  5. 32stork says: Nov 3, 2013 1:07 AM

    What a shame a moron like Pelini and his dedication to being average won a game over a superb academic institution like NW.
    Great rep of Nebraska with his open mouthed gum chomping and screaming at assistants and players! The guy is a gonad. Get rid of him.

    Tom Osborne must be having nightmares.

  6. unlfan says: Nov 6, 2013 1:53 AM

    It was a close but great game

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