Nebraska rolls while thinking of Texas By ANDREW L0GUE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Lincoln, Neb. — Iowa State was nothing more than a Texas tuneup for Nebraska. The crowd of 77,483 at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon contained its enthusiasm during the home team’s 28-0 thumping of Iowa State. Sure, it cheered every time the Cornhuskers blocked a punt, pummeled a quarterback or pounded the football at a staggering Cyclone defense. But during a scoreless second half, the sea of red-clad faithful seemed to have already shifted its attention toward this weekend’s matchup with the Longhorns. So did the players. “I can’t wait to go out and play a high-caliber team like Texas,” Nebraska offensive lineman Dan Vili Waldrop said.

Sean Keeler: On one hand, you just want to give Marty Fine a big hug. Iowa State had two punts blocked by Nebraska Saturday, and they were massive, but it wasn’t because somebody whiffed an assignment. They just got run over. The Cyclones later had a perfect punt fake on in the second quarter, trailing, 21-0, when Steve Paris took a swing pass from Tony Yelk with nothing but green in front of him. He slipped and fell. Six-yard loss. It was that kind of day. It’s been that kind of season.