Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/23/12
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Winning five straight games mostly without him, didn't mean Nebraska doesn't need Rex Burkhead. On a cold and blustery afternoon with a spot in the Big Ten title game on the line, Burkhead proved why he's so valuable to the Huskers. Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown in his return from a knee injury and No. 17 Nebraska beat Iowa 13-7 on Friday to claim the Legends Division's berth in the championship game. The Huskers (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) will face off against Wisconsin next Saturday in Indianapolis after winning six straight since a loss at Ohio State. It'll be a rematch of Nebraska's thrilling 30-27 home win over the Badgers in late September. ''I remember after Ohio State, I said what we needed to do, and you all looked at me like I was a crazy man. I probably thought I was a crazy man that night. I believe in this team. Honestly, I'm proud of those kids in that locker room,'' Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said. Burkhead had to be at the top of Pelini's list. Burkhead, makin...
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