NCAA Game Summary - Kansas State at Nebraska|
(Saturday, November 10th)
Final Score: Nebraska 73, Kansas State 31
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Quarterback Joe Ganz set three different school
records for Nebraska, as he led the Cornhuskers to a dominating, 73-31 victory
over the Kansas State Wildcats in a Big 12 matchup at Memorial Stadium.
Ganz completed 30-of-40 pass attempts for Nebraska (5-6, 2-5 Big 12), throwing
for a school-record 510 yards, while also tossing a school-mark seven
touchdowns. Ganz totaled 528 yards in the win, breaking the school record set
back Zac Taylor back in 2005 against Iowa State.
Running back Marlon Lucky, also put forth a solid effort, rushing for 103
yards and two touchdowns, while grabbing six passes for 78 yards and one more
The Wildcats (5-5, 3-4), were led by James Johnson, who rushed for 129 yards
and one touchdown on 8.1 ypc. Quarterback Josh Freeman threw for 320 yards and
two scores on 26-of-44 passing in the setback.
The Wildcats opened the scoring midway through the first quarter when Freeman
hit Jordy Nelson with a 21-yard scoring strike.
However, the Cornhuskers answered back instantly, returning the ensuing kick
off 94 yards to even the score at seven apiece.
Kansas State used a 31-yard field goal by Brooks Rossman to push its lead to
In the closing seconds of the first quarter, Lucky crossed the goal line on a
26-yard run, giving the Huskers a 14-10 edge.
Early in the second stanza, Nebraska needed one play to push its lead to 21-7,
as Ganz hit Frantz Hardy with a 36-yard scoring strike.
A 27-yard field goal by Alex Henery extended Nebraska's lead to 24-7.
With just over two minutes left in the first half, the Huskers found the end
zone two more times, as Lucky rumbled into the end zone from five yards out,
while Ganz hit Todd Peterson with a 23-yard touchdown pass. The two scores
gave Nebraska a 38-10 advantage as the two teams headed into the locker room.
Nebraska continued to flex their offensive muscle in the second half, as Ganz
and Hardy connected for the second and third time, scoring on plays of eight
and 39 yards.
The Wildcats were able to squeeze in a touchdown, as Freeman rumbled into the
end zone from four yards out, cutting KSU's deficit to 52-17.
Unfortunately Nebraska went right back to work and with just seconds off the
clock in the final frame, as Ganz hit Terrence Nunn with a seven-yard scoring
Minutes later Ganz tossed his seventh TD of a game, connecting with Peterson
for an 11-yard strike, extending the Conhuskers lead to a mind-boggling 66-17.
Less than a minute later KSU found the end zone on a one-yard touchdown pass
from Freeman to Brett Alstatt.
With just over four minutes remaining in the contest, the Huskers continued to
pile on the points, as Lucky scampered into the end zone on a three-yard run.
Johnson scored on a 53-yard touchdown run for KSU, but the game was too far
out of reach, as the Wildcats fell by an embarrassing 42-point margin.
11/10 18:20:40 ET