NCAA Game Summary - Baylor at Nebraska |
(Saturday, October, 16th)
Final Score: Nebraska 59, Baylor 27
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Joe Dailey threw for five touchdowns and a
school-record 342 yards on 13-of-20 passing to lead the Nebraska Cornhuskers
to a 59-27 rout of the Baylor Bears in a Big 12 matchup from Tom Osborne
Brandon Jackson added two scores and 89 yards on the ground for Nebraska (4-2,
2-1 Big 12), while Isaiah Fluellen registered 72 yards receiving and two
touchdowns on just two catches.
Baylor (2-4, 0-3) was led by Dane King, who completed 23-of-38 pass attempts
for 281 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Marques Roberts had
seven receptions for 99 yards and a score, while Paul Mosley paced the Bears'
ground game with 56 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
After Baylor opened the scoring in the game with a 29-yard field goal from
Kenny Webb, Nebraska reeled off 31 straight points to take control of the game
going into the half.
Dailey hit Steve Kriewald with an 18-yard touchdown pass in the late stages of
the first quarter, and the Huskers went on to add 24 more points in the second
stanza for a 31-3 lead. Sandro DeAngelis booted a 21-yard field goal, Cory
Ross caught a 74-yard TD pass from Dailey, and Fluellen added touchdown
receptions of 27 and 45 yards within the final 1:21 of the first half.
The Bears responded in the third quarter by scoring two quick touchdowns to
cut the deficit to 31-17. Paul Mosley reached paydirt on a one-yard run,
followed by an eight-yard TD toss from King to Dominique Zeigler with 8:18 to
play in the frame. Nebraska answered with a two-yard touchdown run by Jackson
less than two minutes later, pushing its advantage to 38-17.
Closing out a strong third quarter for Baylor, King found Roberts in the end
zone with a one-yard scoring strike to narrow the margin to 38-24.
The Huskers returned to their dominating ways in the fourth quarter, however,
as they scored on a one-yard run by Jackson on the first play of the final
frame. The Bears notched a 39-yard field goal by Kenny Webb to bring the score
to 45-27, but Nebraska closed the game out with two more touchdowns. Dailey
connected with Grant Mule on a 31-yard TD pass, followed by a seven-yard
scoring scamper by Ross to complete the 59-27 mismatch.
The Huskers compiled 511 yards in the victory, while Baylor, which lost its
10th straight Big 12 outing, finished with 400 yards.
10/16 21:03:46 ET