Grandson of Gaelic football star playing for Northwestern in Ireland this weekend
This weekend, the Northwestern football team will be taking on Nebraska in Dublin, Ireland, and it's a homecoming of sorts for one local player.
DUBLIN, Ireland - Ryan Hilinski threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns to help Northwestern rally for a 31-28 victory over Nebraska in Saturday's season opener in Ireland.
Northwestern handed the Cornhuskers their seventh consecutive loss going back to last season and added more pressure on embattled coach Scott Frost, who took the blame for a failed onside kick that changed the momentum of the game in the third quarter.
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The Wildcats finished with 527 yards and gained a measure of revenge after their humiliating 56-7 loss to the Huskers last October. Nebraska hasn't won since then.