NCAA Game Summary - Nebraska at Kansas |
(Saturday, November 5th)
Final Score: Kansas 40, Nebraska 15
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Jason Swanson threw for 215 yards and two
touchdowns to lead the Kansas Jayhawks to a 40-15 rout of the Nebraska
Cornhuskers in a Big 12 battle from Memorial Stadium.
The victory snapped a 36-game winning streak for Nebraska in the all-time
series, which has been played for the past 100 seasons consecutively.
Swanson went 16-of-27 with one interception, while Mark Simmons caught both of
Swanson's TD tosses and finished with six receptions for 100 yards. Kansas
(5-4, 2-4 Big 12) was paced on the ground by Jon Cornish, who carried 10 times
for 101 yards and a touchdown. Clark Green added 100 rushing yards on 22
carries, as the Jayhawks had two runners and a receiver reach the century mark
in the same game for the first time since 1980.
Zac Taylor guided Nebraska (5-4, 2-4), going 14-of-26 through the air for 117
yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Kansas opened the scoring at the 10:45 mark of the first quarter with a 40-
yard touchdown pass from Swanson to Simmons. Following a safety by the
Huskers, the Jayhawks increased their lead to 14-2 late in the frame when
Darren Rus returned a blocked punt 20 yards for the score.
Scott Webb kicked a 21-yard field goal in the second quarter to increase the
Jayhawks' advantage with 4:46 to play in the half. Nebraska found the end zone
in the final two minutes of the frame, as Taylor hit Terrence Nunn with a 30-
yard pass to cut the Huskers' deficit to 17-9.
Nebraska scored again midway through the third quarter on a one-yard run by
Cory Ross, but the two-point conversion attempt failed. Less than a minute
later, Cornish broke loose on a 72-yard touchdown run to increase the
Jayhawks' advantage to 24-15.
The final quarter was all Kansas, which reeled off 16 unanswered points to win
going away. The Jayhawks' scores came from a safety, a 12-yard touchdown
reception by Simmons, and a 40-yard interception return by Kevin Kane.
Kansas amassed 428 total yards in the contest, while holding Nebraska to just
138 yards. The Huskers were especially dismal running the ball, netting just
21 rushing yards on 22 attempts.
11/05 19:04:57 ET