Captains for both squads meet at midfield for the opening coin toss.
Here is another set of shots I took at Kinnick on Black Friday as Iowa played Nebraska for the Heroes Trophy. As always, each shot is clickable to a full screen view.
Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah tries to elude Hawkeye DB BJ Lowery. Nebraska used Abdullah extensively in the first half and then brought in Rex Burkhead to wear down the Hawkeye defense in the second half. Unfortunately for Hawk fans, that strategy worked to perfection for the Cornhuskers.
Here is that Rex Burkhead guy being brought down by defensive lineman Darian Cooper.
Micah Hyde (18) runs upfield during his best punt return of the day.
Hawkeye RB Mark Weisman produces that familiar stiff arm to get himself a few more yards on this carry.
This shot shows the net result from the shot I posted yesterday of Greg Garmon running into the Big Red wall. He did manage a nifty spin move to get a few yards from nothing.
The Husker offensive line showed a lot of versatility in their shifts and power sweeps as this shot shows.
After a Nebraska player was shaken up on a play, Cornhusker coach Bo Pelini comes onto the field to check on his injured player, then offered this glance over to Kirk Ferentz on the Hawkeye sideline. Not quite sure what that was about but it was not the same friendly look he gave during the pre game handshake.
Hawkeye senior QB James vandenberg runs back to the Iowa sideline with Mark Weisman after Vandenberg rushed a yard for his last touchdown as an Iowa Hawkeye.
Nebraska won the game and right to possess the Heroes Game Trophy for another year.