SAN ANTONIO -- Zac Taylor threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Nunn with 4:29 left as Nebraska overcame a 9-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat No. 20 Michigan, 32-28, in the Alamo Bowl last night.
The game ended on a bizarre play, with Michigan's Chad Henne throwing a short pass and his teammates lateraling no fewer than five times up and down the field before the play fizzled out with many extra players and coaches on the field.
The Huskers (8-4) won the Alamo for the third time in six years and finished a season with three straight victories for the first time since 1999.
The loss spoiled an outstanding performance by Henne, who threw three touchdown passes and also ran for a score. His 7-yard scramble with 11:40 left gave the Wolverines a 28-17 lead.
But Nebraska used a long punt return and a turnover to end Michigan's season with another disappointment. The Wolverines, ranked as high as No. 3 in September, finished 7-5, with their losses coming by a combined 21 points.
Cory Ross ran 28 times for 161 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown that pulled Nebraska to 28-25 with 8:08 left. That score was set up by Cortney Grixby's 28-yard punt return to the Michigan 38.
The Huskers took the lead after Henne fumbled and Ola Dagundaro returned the ball to the Michigan 17. Three plays later, Taylor connected with Nunn for his third touchdown pass.
Michigan drove to the Nebraska 18, but Zackary Bowman tipped away Henne's fourth-down pass to Mario Manningham.
Taylor was 14 of 31 for 167 yards, with two interceptions. Henne finished 20 of 42 for 219 yards.