Mertz's late sneak for TD pushes Badgers past Nebraska 15-14

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Graham Mertz scored on a 2-yard quarterback sneak with 35 seconds left to complete Wisconsin's comeback from an 11-point deficit entering the fourth quarter and the Badgers beat Nebraska 15-14 for their ninth straight win in the series.

The Badgers earned their grinding victory on a raw afternoon at Memorial Stadium after losing Big Ten sacks leader Nick Herbig to a targeting penalty in the third quarter and star running back Braelon Allen to a leg injury on their second-to-last possession.

Wisconsin is bowl-eligible for a 21st straight year.

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