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Husker Extra rewind: When you can t stop the run, problems pile up quickly

MINNEAPOLIS — Judging solely by the TCF Bank Stadium scoreboard on Saturday night, Minnesota cranked open the floodgates on Nebraska after halftime by outscoring the Huskers 20-0 in the third quarter. Really, though, the Gophers set the stage for the dominating stretch in the second, when they ran the ball at will. Even if the damage — 159 rushing yards on 17 second-quarter carries — didn’t immediately turn into piles of points, it set the tone and also put the Husker defense repeatedly in vulnerable positions that got exploited as the game progressed. All week, Nebraska defenders like senior cornerback Lamar Jackson harped on the need to have good eye disciple and not get caught in the...

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