Nebraska's defense fended off several long Minnesota drives in the first half, which ended scoreless. After a Minnesota touchdown to open the second half, Nebraska used a 72-yard run to get to Minnesota's three-yard line. However, an interception was returned for a second Gophers touchdown and NU was held scoreless for the rest of the game.
This was the only meeting between Adrian and Nebraska. Both teams played without regular starters due to injury. Three Nebraska starters were out; Harman, Meyer, and Potter. Five Adrian starters did not make the trip from Michigan due to injury leaving a total of 15 players.
Nebraska scored three touchdowns in the first half and sent in many replacements once it was obvious Adrian couldn't keep up. Local news reported that the forward pass was used frequently by both teams. Nebraska completed 4 of 10 attempts for 57 yards while Adrian completed 2 of 5 for 0 yards.