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Lee leads late rally to send Nebraska past Purdue 25-24

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) With Nebraska's season in flux, Tanner Lee had some Saturday night fun.

The reads slowed down. The receivers came up big. He made sure the sideline and first down markers were a factor on almost each of those last seven plays. And when that final drive ended, the Cornhuskers two-game losing streak was history.

Lee's second touchdown pass of the night, a 13-yarder to Stanley Morgan Jr. with 14 seconds left, gave Nebraska a season-saving 25-24 victory at Purdue.

''That was a lot of fun,'' Lee said after rallying the Cornhuskers from a 12-point deficit in the final 11 1/2 minutes. ''You don't want to win that way, but we practice every day. It felt good to put it in action and be able to execute.''

Nebraska (4-4, 3-2 Big Ten) took a big step forward by avoiding its first three-game skid since 2008.

So did Lee.

The junior, a transfer from Tulane, started the season with nine interceptions in his first 135 passes. Since then, he's been picked off once in 155 throws.

And he was at his best against the Boilermakers (3-5, 1-4). Lee finished 32 of 50 for 431 yards - all career bests. He also threw two TD passes, the first a 27-yarder to Tyler Hoppes to cut a 24-12 deficit to 24-19, before masterfully driving the Cornhuskers 70 yards in 68 seconds with no timeouts.

The last throw was a perfect third-down strike to the well-covered Morgan at the goal line.

''Tanner was outstanding,'' coach Mike Riley said. ''It was just a quick post to Stanley Morgan off of a tight split. Stan had been running a lot of corners, a lot of out-breakers throughout the game. It was a nice call, change-up, curveball call that got in there for a nice touchdown.''

For the Boilermakers, it hurt.

They outrushed Nebraska, 199 yards to 40. They led 24-12 just 37 seconds into the fourth quarter after David Blough connected with Jackson Anthrop on a 13-yard TD pass. They held the Cornhuskers to field goals on their first four trips into the red zone and even came up with a stop on fourth-and-6 with 3:44 to play.

But after getting the ball back, they couldn't get the last first down to seal it - and the weary defense couldn't come up with one last stop to prevent a third consecutive loss.

''They were able to get it out of bounds too many times,'' coach Jeff Brohm said. ''But we should have found a way to get a first down and that wouldn't have happened.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Nebraska: It wasn't easy and sure didn't go according to plan. But Nebraska survived - and that's all that really matters. The Cornhuskers need two wins to become bowl eligible.

Purdue: After an impressive start, the Boilermakers' bowl hopes have taken a major hit. They need to win three of the last four, and while remaining schedule is manageable (home against Illinois, at Northwestern, at Iowa and home against Indiana), there's no margin for error.

KEY NUMBERS

Nebraska: Morgan caught six passes for 112 yards and Hoppes had five catches for 105 yards. Jaylen Bradley had seven carries for a team-high 42 yards. Drew Brown made four field goals to tie Kris Brown for second in school history (57).

Purdue: Blough was 16 of 28 for 164 yards and one TD while running for another score. Richie Worship had 18 carries for 89 yards, both career bests, and scored on a 4-yard run. D.J. Knox carried nine times for 66 yards. Anthrop led the receivers with six catches for 55 yards. Gelen Robinson had nine tackles, two sacks and 5 1/2 tackles for loss.

THEY SAID IT

Nebraska: ''I think everyone wanted to get it done. I think everyone knew we could,'' Lee said.

Purdue: ''We were saying constantly that we didn't want to be too soft,'' Brohm said, referring to Nebraska's final drive. ''We had some guys in there who and a chance to tackle them, and we let them get out of bounds.''

UP NEXT

Nebraska: Hosts Northwestern on Nov. 4, a team it has beaten five times in the last six games.

Purdue: Will try to snap its losing streak when Illinois visits Ross-Ade Stadium on Nov. 4.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 0:14
13-T.Lee incomplete. Intended for 15-D.Pierson-El.
plays
yds
pos
25
24
Touchdown 0:14
13-T.Lee complete to 8-S.Morgan. 8-S.Morgan runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
70
yds
01:08
pos
25
24
Point After TD 11:03
34-D.Brown extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
19
24
Touchdown 11:03
13-T.Lee complete to 88-T.Hoppes. 88-T.Hoppes runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
70
yds
03:13
pos
18
24
Point After TD 14:23
85-J.Dellinger extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
12
24
Touchdown 14:23
11-D.Blough complete to 33-J.Anthrop. 33-J.Anthrop runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
87
yds
01:45
pos
12
23
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:10
34-D.Brown 25 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
67
yds
04:14
pos
12
17
Field Goal 6:28
13-S.Evans 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
86
yds
03:23
pos
9
17
Field Goal 10:02
34-D.Brown 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
65
yds
04:58
pos
9
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:24
13-S.Evans extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 0:24
11-D.Blough runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
91
yds
03:52
pos
6
13
Field Goal 7:07
34-D.Brown 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
70
yds
05:17
pos
6
7
Point After TD 12:30
85-J.Dellinger extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 12:30
34-R.Worship runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
60
yds
01:38
pos
3
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 11:47
34-D.Brown 44 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
47
yds
02:06
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 25 20
Rushing 5 8
Passing 16 9
Penalty 4 3
3rd Down Conv 6-17 3-13
4th Down Conv 1-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 450 362
Total Plays 77 66
Avg Gain 5.8 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 40 199
Rush Attempts 27 38
Avg Rush Yards 1.5 5.2
Net Yards Passing 410 163
Comp. - Att. 32-50 16-28
Yards Per Pass 8.2 5.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-21 1-1
Penalties - Yards 9-95 7-63
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 4-37.5 8-34.8
Return Yards 59 120
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-59 6-120
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 5/5 4/4
Extra Points 1/1 3/3
Field Goals 4/4 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Nebraska 4-4 3361325
Purdue 3-5 0143724
410 PASS YDS 163
40 RUSH YDS 199
450 TOTAL YDS 362
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Lee 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64% 431 2 0 149.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.6% 2140 15 10 128.7
T. Lee 32/50 431 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Bradley 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 65 0
J. Bradley 7 42 0 20
D. Ozigbo 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
86 359 1
D. Ozigbo 10 8 0 4
M. Wilbon 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
60 257 3
M. Wilbon 1 3 0 3
T. Lindsey 1 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 8 0
T. Lindsey 1 3 0 3
L. McNitt 41 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 8 0
L. McNitt 2 2 0 2
J. Spielman 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 20 0
J. Spielman 1 0 0 0
T. Lee 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 -68 2
T. Lee 5 -18 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Morgan Jr. 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 112 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 652 7
S. Morgan Jr. 6 112 1 46
T. Hoppes 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 105 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 256 2
T. Hoppes 5 105 1 29
J. Spielman 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 70 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 545 2
J. Spielman 6 70 0 26
D. Pierson-El 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 433 4
D. Pierson-El 5 62 0 37
D. Ozigbo 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 94 0
D. Ozigbo 6 39 0 10
J. Bradley 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 31 0
J. Bradley 3 31 0 13
M. Wilbon 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 38 0
M. Wilbon 1 12 0 12
J. Stoll 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
J. Stoll 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
L. Jackson 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
L. Jackson 8-0 0.0 0
J. Kalu 46 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
J. Kalu 6-0 0.0 0
C. Davis 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
C. Davis 4-0 0.0 0
M. Newby 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Newby 4-0 0.0 0
M. Stoltenberg 44 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
M. Stoltenberg 3-0 0.0 0
D. Young II 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Young II 3-0 0.0 0
C. Weber 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
C. Weber 3-1 0.0 0
F. Akinmoladun 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
F. Akinmoladun 2-0 0.0 0
J. Weinmaster 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Weinmaster 2-0 0.0 0
M. Dismuke 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Dismuke 2-0 0.0 0
M. Barry 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Barry 2-1 0.0 0
B. Stille 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
B. Stille 2-1 0.5 0
A. Williams 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
A. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
A. Davis 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Davis 1-0 0.0 0
D. Bootle 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Bootle 1-0 0.0 0
D. Thomas 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Thomas 1-0 0.0 0
K. Davis 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
K. Davis 1-2 0.5 0
E. Lee Jr. 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Lee Jr. 1-0 0.0 0
B. Lingenfelter 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Lingenfelter 1-0 0.0 0
D. Neal 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Neal 1-0 0.0 0
J. Walker 90 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Walker 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Brown 34 K
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 1/1
SEASON FG XP
10/12 24/24
D. Brown 4/4 44 1/1 13
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Lightbourn 35 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 37.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
38 42.6 1
C. Lightbourn 4 37.5 1 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Spielman 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 29.5 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 28.1 31 1
J. Spielman 2 29.5 31 0
J. Stoll 86 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
J. Stoll 1 0.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 164 1 0 118.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.7% 909 9 4 138.4
D. Blough 16/28 164 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Worship 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 89 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 202 2
R. Worship 18 89 1 25
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 66 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
50 302 0
D. Knox 9 66 0 30
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 33 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 87 2
D. Blough 7 33 1 17
M. Jones 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 150 1
M. Jones 3 10 0 6
J. Sparks 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 71 0
J. Sparks 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 55 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 322 5
J. Anthrop 6 55 1 19
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 97 1
D. Knox 1 25 0 25
B. Hopkins 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 247 3
B. Hopkins 1 23 0 23
G. Phillips 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 190 0
G. Phillips 3 22 0 10
T. Wright 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 172 0
T. Wright 2 14 0 11
A. Mahoungou 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 312 2
A. Mahoungou 1 12 0 12
R. Worship 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 26 2
R. Worship 1 7 0 7
J. Sparks 12 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 82 0
J. Sparks 1 6 0 6
I. Zico 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 20 0
I. Zico 0 0 0 0
M. Jones 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 37 0
M. Jones 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
G. Robinson 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 2.0
G. Robinson 9-0 2.0 0
J. Bentley 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 1 0.0
J. Bentley 7-2 0.0 0
K. Hardy 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
K. Hardy 6-2 0.0 0
M. Bailey 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 1.0
M. Bailey 4-1 1.0 0
E. Wilson 7 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
E. Wilson 4-1 0.0 0
G. Hudson 16 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
G. Hudson 3-1 0.0 0
J. Okonye 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Okonye 3-1 0.0 0
A. Blackmon 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Blackmon 3-0 0.0 0
N. Mosley 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
N. Mosley 3-0 0.0 0
D. Ezechukwu 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
D. Ezechukwu 2-1 0.0 0
D. Hunte 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
D. Hunte 2-1 0.0 0
L. Neal 9 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Neal 1-0 0.0 0
A. Larkin 45 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Larkin 1-1 0.0 0
D. Barnes 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Barnes 1-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Dellinger 85 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
5/8 10/10
J. Dellinger 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Schopper 31 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 34.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
43 41.8 2
J. Schopper 8 34.8 2 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 19.8 34 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 19.7 34 0
D. Knox 4 19.8 34 0
R. Worship 34 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 20.5 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 20.5 22 0
R. Worship 2 20.5 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:53 NEB 36 2:06 5 37 FG
9:00 NEB 17 3:44 8 0 Punt
3:27 NEB 17 0:48 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:26 NEB 25 1:13 8 20 Downs
12:24 NEB 31 5:17 12 65 FG
6:00 PURDUE 48 1:37 4 2 Punt
0:23 NEB 25 0:00 1 1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NEB 25 4:58 9 55 FG
6:24 NEB 25 4:14 9 67 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:16 NEB 30 3:13 7 70 TD
10:05 NEB 38 1:07 4 13 Punt
6:52 NEB 21 3:04 9 64 Downs
1:22 NEB 30 1:08 8 70 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PURDUE 25 0:59 3 5 Punt
11:37 PURDUE 20 2:30 7 37 Punt
5:09 PURDUE 35 1:34 3 8 Punt
2:32 PURDUE 39 1:00 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:08 NEB 45 1:38 6 45 TD
6:56 PURDUE 21 0:50 3 1 Punt
4:16 PURDUE 14 3:52 13 86 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:51 PURDUE 26 3:23 11 71 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:00 PURDUE 43 1:45 10 57 TD
10:57 PURDUE 16 0:45 3 5 Punt
8:51 PURDUE 28 1:51 3 9 Punt
3:44 PURDUE 15 2:15 5 11 Punt
0:10 PURDUE 19 0:05 2 37 Game