Nebraska jumped out to an early lead, before Northwestern QB Ryan Hilinski settled in and gave the Wildcats a 17-14 lead going into halftime. Nebraska came out of halftime firing, forcing a few turnovers to take a 28-17 lead. Then, Scott Frost’s decision to execute a surprise onside kick backfired. The Cornhuskers offense never got back on track, and Northwestern, led by Ryan Hilinski, scored 14 unanswered points to secure the upset win. Ryan Hilinski finished the game 27/38, 312 yards and two touchdowns. Northwestern RB Evan Hull finished the game with 119 rush yards and one touchdown.