Minnesota kicker Dragan Kesich celebrating his game-winning field goal against Nebraska Aug 31, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck and Minnesota Golden Gophers place kicker Dragan Kesich (99) celebrate the win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers after the game at Huntington Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and new head coach Matt Rhule faced off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a game that went down to the wire.

Minnesota faced a seven-point deficit late in the fourth quarter, and things looked very bleak as the Gophers looked to try and tie the game.

They were forced to try and go for a 4th and 10 attempt deep into Nebraska territory with just 2:32 remaining in the fourth quarter. It looked like Minnesota needed a miracle, and that is exactly what it got when receiver Daniel Jackson made a ridiculous catch in the back of the endzone to tie the game.

Nebraska then drove the ball down the field and it looked like likely to be the team to get the final possession and potentially score to win the game. However, Nebraska quarterback Jeff Sims made a costly error when it mattered most, throwing an interception with only a minute left that was returned close to midfield.

This error would come back to cost the Cornhuskers, as they would allow Minnesota to get into field goal range with just three seconds left in the game. And Minnesota kicker Dragan Kesich would close the show by making a 47-yard field goal attempt as time expired.

It’s an unbelievable comeback win for Minnesota and a heartbreaking loss for Nebraska. And fans were thoroughly entertained the entire way.

Minnesota will look to keep their momentum going in a match against Eastern Michigan next week, while Matt Rhule and company will face another tough test against Deion Sanders and Colorado.

[Awful Announcing]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.