Nebraska took control of the Big Ten Legends Division, and all Denard Robinson could do was watch.
Ameer Abdullah ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, and Nebraska's defense dominated after Robinson left with an injury late in the first half in a 23-9 victory over Michigan on Saturday night.
The Huskers (6-2, 3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Michigan in the Legends but own the tiebreaker.
The Wolverines' chances of overtaking the Huskers and getting to the conference championship game could hinge on how their star quarterback responds to an elbow injury that knocked him out of the game.
Three weeks after a humiliating 25-point loss at Ohio State, the Huskers are playing some of their best football heading into next week's game at Michigan State.
''Every game we win from here on out raises the stakes more and more,'' offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles said. ''Roll this into next week and they keep getting more and more big.''
The right-handed Robinson aggravated an injury in...