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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - It was supposed to be a Black (and gold) Friday. Instead, Hawkeyes fans went from getting in the holiday spirit to seeing red.

On Friday, the Iowa Hawkeyes were beat by the Nebraska Cornhuskers 37-34 for the Hy-Vee Heroes game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

The first quarter was scoreless, but Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr.'s pass was intercepted for a touchdown run-back by Hawkeye John Lowdermilk in the second quarter.

The Hawks kicked a field goal, but then Nebraska answered with Armstrong Jr. passing to Ameer Abdullah for for a touchdown to bring the score to 10-7.

The Hawks brought it back when Jake Rudock passed to Tevaun Smith for a 37-yard touchdown and boosted their lead to 17-7.

After Nebraska was forced to punt, Drew Ott scored a touchdown and increased the Hawks lead to 24-7.

The Hawks kept putting on the pressure when Nebraska's kicker Drew Brown's 27-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Hawkeye Carl Davis.

Then Nebraska started to turn it around when an Armstrong Jr. pass was complete to Taariq Allen for for a 34-yard touchdown.

The momentum kept with the Cornhuskers for another Armstrong Jr. pass complete to Kenny Bell for a 32-yard touchdown.

Iowa was leading the game at 24-21 when Hawkeye Dillon Kidd's punt was returned by De'Mornay Pierson-El for an 80-yard touchdown.

With less than 2 minutes in the game, Jake Rudock passed to Jordan Canzeri for a touchdown to put the Hawks ahead by 3.

Then Nebraska stormed down the field and Brown kicked a 20-yard field goal to put the game into overtime.

In overtime, Iowa's Marshall Koehn kicked a 25-yard field goal to put the Hawks up by 3.

But Nebraska got the game-winning touchdown with a pass to Kenny Bell.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers claimed the Hy-Vee Heroes game title over the Iowa Hawkeyes as the score ended 37-34.
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