Sunday, October 08, 2006

Huskers defeat ISU 28-14

Well, what to say? The offense rolled with a heavy dose of Cody Glenn (148 yds, 2 TDS) and Brandon Jackson (116 yds, 1 TD), Taylor was efficient (17-21 for 131 and a TD), and Maurice Purify made the biggest play of the game as time was running out in the first half to give the Huskers a 21-7 lead and some additional momentum. NU controlled the game throughout. Big win for the Big Red, who have definitely had their problems on the road in the Callahan era. It was the first time they have beaten the Clones at their house since 2000.

The Blackshirts showed up to play, holding ISU to 53 yds rushing, with Steve Hicks held to 21 yds and Meyer to 26 on the ground. Meyer passed for 262 on 18 of 39, but had pressure put on him at key times that forced him into several bad plays. NU held on the Clones fake FG attempt and twice held on fourth down in the second half. Coach Coz also introduced Safety Andrew Shanle to the fun of blitzing. They also put in a dime package (about time!) which included frosh Ricky Thenarse and junior Byran Wilson. ISU did have a blown call against them that would have given them a TD in the second half. ISU got a meaningless TD with time expiring to make it look closer than it was.

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