UNDATED (AP) — Nebraska and former Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule strike a deal to make him coach of the Cornhuskers. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press Nebraska made Rhule an offer Thursday that convinced the former Temple and Baylor coach to return to college after more than two years in the NFL. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity as contract details are yet to be worked out. Among those details is how much money the Panthers would owe Rhule. He was fired five games in his third NFL season.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Casey Thompson threw for three touchdowns, and Nebraska ruined Iowa’s chance to take the Big Ten West Division title with a 24-17 win. The Huskers (4-8, 3-6 Big Ten) ended a five-game losing streak and broke a seven-game losing streak against the Hawkeyes (7-5, 5-4). Iowa had broken its four-game winning streak. Thompson threw touchdown passes from Trey Palmer for 87 and 18 yards in the first half and a 14-yarder for Marcus Washington in the third as Nebraska built a 24-0 lead. Iowa had a chance to level the game with two possessions in the final 3:20 but failed to score.
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