Tanner Morgan and Chris Autman-Bell highlighted an impressive first half, and Minnesota's defense came up big in the second half.
Tanner Morgan followed a strong first half Saturday with a confounding second half, but the Gophers' defense closed the door on Nebraska.
Minnesota captain Sammy Walker scored the overtime winning goal seconds after a controversial no-call that would have put the Huskies on the power play.
The Gophers scored three times in the first period and won 6-2, their 52nd consecutive game over Minnesota State Mankato.
Adrian Martinez on Saturday was held to minus-17 rushing yards, the worst output of his Nebraska career.
Bryce Williams' 56-yard touchdown put the finishing touches on Saturday's Gophers victory.
The key players, facts and figures from Minnesota's 30-23 victory over the Cornhuskers on Saturday.
Minnesota's season has been marked by inconsistent performances; Nebraska has struggled with defeats in close games.
Minnesota will be without injured wide receiver Daniel Jackson, who leads the team with 14 receptions.
The Gophers won 3-0, scoring a power-play goal in each period.
The Gophers, playing seven underclassmen, dominated play early but fell 2-1 to the veteran-laden Huskies. The same two teams play Saturday in St. Cloud.
Nebraska, under coach Scott Frost, is 15-24 including 3-4 this season. He has a ways to go to turn the program into a national power again.
With the Gophers' top two running backs, Mohamed Ibrahim and Trey Potts, lost for the season, freshman Mar'Keise "Bucky" Irving will get a shot at filling that role.
Levi Falck (Centennial High School) and Bryce Benhart (Lakeville North) will be coming back home as Huskers for Saturday's game at Huntington Bank Stadium.
Minnesota's ability to pressure and contain Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez will be a critical factor Saturday.
The Gophers have only scrimmaged against themselves so far, leading to emergence of walk-on Will Ramberg.
In stark contrast to last year, the team is healthy for preseason practices, helping the players take big strides in preparing for their Nov. 9 opener.
The Perbix brothers aren't speaking to each other — and probably won't for weeks. The Brodzinski have been exchanging trash-talking texts in advance of the weekend series.
McKenna Buisman scored two goals on hustle plays in the first half as the Gophers women's soccer team defeated Illinois 5-0 on Thursday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.
The Gophers play a home-and-home series against St. Cloud State, starting Friday night at 3M Arena at Mariucci.