No. 22 Michigan dropped its one chance to ascend the rankings and take control of the Legends Division Saturday night, and was beat by Nebraska 23-9 after all-world quarterback Denard Robinson left the game with a nerve injury.
Backup quarterback Russell Bellomy entered the game for the Wolverines and struggled to move the ball or even manage the game. He completed 3 of 16 passing attempts for 38 yards and three interceptions. It actually looked uglier on the TV than on the stat sheet.
Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez completed 14 of 24 passing attempts for 166 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed 14 times for 57 yards. Ameer Abdullah carried the ball 24 times for 101 yards and a score. Receiver Kenny Bell added two receptions for 51 yards and one touchdown.
Michigan (5-3, 3-1 Big Ten) will travel to TCF Bank Stadium next Saturday to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Nebraska (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) will travel to Spartan Stadium to take on Michigan State next weekend.