Brett Maher was busy in the third quarter, making three field goals for all the Nebraska scoring as the Huskers bumped a 7-6 lead to 16-6.
Maher hit from 19, 51 and 31 yards. The senior and 2011 All-Big Ten pick is now 12 of 17 on the season.
Nebraska had first-and-goal from the 4 before settling for Maher’s first kick. The last came with 4:43 left in the quarter.
Michigan got back three with Brendan Gibbons’ third field goal of the game, a 38-yarder with 42 seconds left. The Wolverines got down the field with the help of three NU penalties (targeting, unsportsmanlike conduct, pass interference).
Also in the third:
>> Denard Robinson did not come back after halftime for Michigan. Backup quarterback Russell Bellomy was 0 for 10 before completing his first pass late in the third quarter.
>> Taylor Martinez was 0 for 4 passing in the third quarter before hitting four straight throws on the Huskers’ fourth possession of the quarter.