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Huskers rebound with blanking of Jayhawks
The Nebraska ground attack, held below 200 yards in the previous two contests, rushed for a season-high 466 yards as the Huskers rebounded from their loss to Texas A&M to shut out Kansas, 41-0.
Nebraska opened the scoring on its first possession as sophomore I-back Correll Buckhalter’s 32-yard touchdown run capped a six-play, 47-yard drive to give the Huskers a 7-0 lead four minutes into the game.
NU extended the lead to 10-0 on a 27-yard field goal by Kris Brown. In the closing seconds of the first half, the Huskers drove to the Kansas 1-yard line, where they faced a fourth-and-goal. NU quarterback Bobby Newcombe fumbled the snap and was stopped, but the Jayhawks were offside, giving the Huskers a second chance. Newcombe made the most of the opportunity, sneaking in from the 1 to put Nebraska ahead 17-0 at halftime.
The Huskers broke the game open with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns by Buckhalter, who finished with 133 yards in place of the injured DeAngelo Evans.
The shutout was Nebraska’s third straight on Homecoming. The Huskers held the Jayhawks to 220 yards of total offense and 99 yards rushing.