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Minnesota tops No. 25 Nebraska 34-23; Gophers ground game guides 1st win vs. Huskers since '60

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    Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson, left, and wide receiver Derrick Engel, right, celebrate Engel's touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Minneapolis, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell (80) pulls in a pass from quarterback Taylor Martinez in front of Minnesota defensive back Eric Murray (31) for a 42-yard gain during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota running back David Cobb (27) evades Nebraska linebacker Jared Afalava (33) on a 7-yard gain during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

Philip Nelson rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another, guiding Minnesota to a 34-23 upset Saturday of 25th-ranked Nebraska, the first win by the Gophers since 1960 against the Cornhuskers.

Nelson made all of his seven completions count, totaling 152 yards, and carried the ball eight times for 55 yards. He spun across the goal line from the 1 with 48 seconds left to seal the victory for the Gophers (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten), who became bowl-game eligible and stopped a 16-game losing streak to the Huskers.

Taylor Martinez returned from a turf-toe injury that kept him of the last three games for the Huskers (5-2, 2-1), but he had only 16 yards rushing on eight attempts and 139 yards on 16-for-30 passing, plus one touchdown and one interception.

David Cobb gained 138 yards on 31 rushes for the Gophers, who outgained the Huskers 271-189 on the ground.

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