Recap: Nebraska 20, Iowa 7

After a Thanksgiving filled with family and general friendliness, Nebraska and Iowa fans made their way to Lincoln for the first game of a conference series that many hope will prove to be a heated Big Ten rivalry. With Husker seniors playing their final home game and after last week’s loss to Michigan, the stakes were high.

Nebraska, and especially Rex Burkhead, certainly delivered, and with a 20-7 score over Iowa, the Huskers finished the regular season with a 9-3 record.


NU’s Rex Burkhead leaps over Iowa defenders in the third quarter. He finished the drive by scoring on a two-yard run. The Iowa defenders, from left, are Omaha native Shaun Prater, Tanner Miller and Jordan Bernstine. JEFF BEIERMANN/THE WORLD-HERALD

I’ve posted some of our best pictures from the Husker win below, but if that’s not enough, check out the following photo showcases:
Nebraska, Iowa fans
Nebraska, Iowa game action


NU’s Kyler Reed, left, celebrates his touchdown with Tim Marlowe in the second quarter. REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD


Nebraska’s Kenny Bell greets fans after the Huskers’ 20-7 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD


And now we await word on the bowl game. I hear sunny Florida might be in Nebraska fans’ future.

Kyle Benecke reported with videos from the trip to Memorial Stadium. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view postgame press conferences from Bo Pelini, Taylor Martinez, Rex Burkhead and Austin Cassidy. Lavonte David and Alfonzo Dennard also spoke.

Also make sure to read the World-Herald’s┬áBig Red coverage.
And in case you missed it the first time, view the photo showcases:
Nebraska, Iowa fans
Nebraska, Iowa game action


Tom Cavanaugh, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, high-fives Herbie Husker with Lewie Curtis, of Underwood, Iowa, at right, before Nebraska’s game against Iowa. The two said Nebraska fans had been very friendly, with the exception of a couple of fans who, teasing, said they were going to shave Cavanaugh’s and Curtis’ “yellow hair.” ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

Alyssa Schukar

About Alyssa Schukar

I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.
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