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Iowa football vs. Nebraska: Final score, highlights, postgame coverage

(The Gazette)
(The Gazette)

Miguel Recinos kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired and Iowa beat Nebraska 31-28 to claim the Heroes Trophy for the fourth straight year.

Iowa converted a fourth-and-8 with 42 seconds left at the Nebraska 37 with a 10-yard pass from Nate Stanley to T.J. Hockenson to set up the winning kick.

The Hawkeyes led 21-13 at halftime and extended the lead to 15, but the Cornhuskers rallied with 15 fourth-quarter points to tie it.

Mekhi Sargent rushed for a career-high 173 yards on 26 carries for Iowa, while Nate Stanley completed 16 of 27 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns.

Nebraska (4-8, 3-6) quarterback Adrian Martinez was 26 of 38 passing for 260 yards, two TDs and a pick and rushed for 76 yards and a score on 17 attempts.

The Hawkeyes finish the regular season 8-4 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten.

Postgame coverage

» Iowa 31, Nebraska 28: Hawkeyes survive one nutty fourth quarter

» Hlas column: Miguel Recinos' final Kinnick feat was a victory kick

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» Iowa got the 'look' on 4th-and-8 and got the game against Nebraska

» Game Report: Grades, numbers, notes and more

» Iowa makes it a Black Friday for Nebraska's Blackshirts with strong running game

» Photo gallery: Iowa vs. Nebraska

Scoring summary

Iowa 31, Nebraska 28

IOWA — Brandon Smith 15 pass from Nate Stanley; Miguel Recinos kick (7-0, 9:37 1st)

NEB — Jack Stoll 4 pass from Adrian Martinez; Barret Pickering kick (7-7, 5:55 1st)

IOWA — Toren Young 4 run; Recinos kick (14-7, 14:21 2nd)

NEB — Pickering 27 field goal (14-10, 11:30 2nd)

IOWA — Mekhi Sargent 15 run; Recinos kick (21-10, 0:45 2nd)

NEB — Pickering 46 field goal (21-13, 0:00 2nd)

IOWA — Sargent 5 pass from Stanley; Recinos kick (28-13, 9:13 3rd)

NEB — Maurice Washington 28 pass from Martinez; Pickering kick (28-20, 13:57 4th)

NEB — Martinez 3 run; Martinez pass to Cade Warner (28-28, 3:22 4th)

IOWA — Recinos 41 field goal (31-28, 0:00 4th)

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