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NCAA Game Summary - Kansas at Nebraska



(Saturday, September 30th)

Final Score: (21) Nebraska 39, Kansas 32 (OT)

Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Stewart Bradley's one-yard touchdown run in overtime lifted No. 21 Nebraska to a 39-32 win over Kansas in the Big-12 opener for both teams at Memorial Field.

After Bradley gave the Huskers (4-1, 1-0 Big 12) the lead in overtime, Kansas attempted to even things on its overtime possession. After converting a 4th- and-1 at the Nebraska 16, the Jayhawks (3-2, 0-1 Big 12) faced a 4th-and-5 three plays later. Adam Barmann lofted a pass to the back corner of the end zone, but it fell incomplete as his receiver fell down on the play.

Zac Taylor passed for 393 yards on 16-of-34 passing with four touchdowns for the Cornhuskers, who have won their last two after an 18-point loss to USC.

Frantz Hardy hauled in four balls for 157 yards and two scores, and Maurice Purify made four catches for 91 yards.

Barmann completed 27-of-54 passes for a career-high 405 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Jayhawks, who have lost their last 19 games at Nebraska.

Jon Cornish rushed 32 times for 144 yards and a score, while Brian Murph had eight catches for 129 yards and a TD.

Taylor got the Cornhuskers off to a flying start, as he connected with Terrence Nunn for a 75-yard touchdown on the second play of the game for a 7-0 Nebraska lead.

Less than four minutes later, the Cornhuskers doubled their lead. After Andrew Shanle intercepted Barmann and returned it to the Jayhawks six-yard-line, Taylor found Todd Peterson in the end zone on the next play to make it 14-0.

Jordan Congdon's 21-yard field goal with 23 seconds to go in the opening quarter made it 17-0 before Kansas found the end zone a little over three minutes into the second. Bran McAnderson plunged in from a yard out to cap an eight-play, 95-yard march for the Jayhawks that cut their deficit to 17-7.

Taylor quickly answered with another lengthy scoring toss for Nebraska to make it 24-7. Facing a 2nd-and-8 from his own 22, Taylor rolled out to his right and fired a strike to Hardy at midfield. Hardy took the ball and raced down the right sideline for the final 50 yards to put Nebraska up by 17 with 6:51 to go in the half.

Scott Webb hit a 31-yard field goal on the last play of the half to cut the Kansas deficit to 24-10.

The Jayhawks slowly began to climb back into the game as Cornish dashed across goal line from eight-yards out early in the third, however a missed extra point kept it a 24-16 game.

Webb's 35-yard field goal with 5:47 remaining in the third made it a five- point game before Kansas took the lead in the fourth.

With 6:32 to go, Barmann capped an 11-play, 88-yard march with a one-yard TD toss to Derek Fine. The ensuing two-point conversion failed, keeping the Jayhawks lead at 25-24.

The Huskers went deep once again to take back the lead. Facing a 3rd-and-18 from his own 25, Taylor found Hardy for a 75-yard TD pass to put Nebraska back on top, 30-25. Taylor then zipped a pass to Nate Swift for the two-point conversion, giving the Huskers a 32-25 lead.

Kansas once again battled back to tie the game. With 3:43 to play, the Jayhawks took over at their own 22. With 46 ticks left on the clock, Barmann moved to his right to escape the rush, and threw across his body to Brian Murph, who caught the ball at the 15 and took it into the end zone, sending the game into overtime.

Game Notes

Kansas linebacker Eric Washington was taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter. After he temporarily lost feeling in his arms and legs, he was taken to a local hospital for further examination...Nebraska now owns an 88-22-3 advantage in its series with Kansas, which is the longest continuous series in Division I-A history...The Huskers have seven of their last eight games dating back to last season.

09/30 23:35:38 ET


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