Cornhuskers’ ground game buries ‘Cats
Two weeks after a dominant victory over then-No. 2 Washington, Nebraska returned to action against No. 17 Kansas State, and the Huskers took control from the outset.
Nebraska marched 80 yards in 10 plays to open the game, capped by Ahman Green’s 25-yard touchdown run. The Wildcats responded with a scoring drive to cut the lead to 7-6, but after that the Husker offense cut loose.
Kris Brown connected on two field goals to give the Huskers a 13-6 lead, and Scott Frost’s four-yard TD run gave the Huskers a comfortable 20-6 halftime margin.
In the third quarter, the Huskers broke the game wide open behind the running of Green. The junior I-back scored touchdowns on runs of 7, 59 and 50 yards to give Nebraska a 41-6 edge. The two teams traded late touchdowns to account for the final margin.
Green rushed for 193 yards on 20 carries, while Frost carried 17 times for 98 yards. The Huskers piled up 473 total yards, including 379 on the ground.
The Blackshirt defense limited the Wildcats to 260 total yards, many of which came long after the game had been decided.