Huskers hold off late Wildcat uprising
Nebraska gave up a safety on the opening kickoff to fall behind for the fourth straight week, but recovered to roll up a 38-5 halftime lead over Kansas State.
Then, however, frustration set in. After a scoreless third quarter (scoreless only because K-State fumbled at the Husker three), the Wildcats scored on the first play of the fourth quarter, recovered an onside kick and scored in three plays, recovered another Husker fumble and drove 63 yards in nine plays. With 8:57 still remaining, Kansas State was back in the game at 38-25, but Nebraska responded with two quick drives capped by Turner Gill touchdown runs and iced the game, 51-25.
I-back Mike Rozier had his first 200-yard-plus game of the season with 227 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries, and moved past Oklahoma’s Steve Owens and Joe Washington into second place on the Big Eight career rushing chart with 4,078 yards. He trailed only Oklahoma State’s Terry Miller at 4,582.
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