Huskers crush Cyclones with fast start
Quarterback Eric Crouch rushed for 104 yards and four touchdowns and set a career NCAA record as fourth-ranked Nebraska downed Iowa State, 48-14, ending the Cyclones’ six-game winning streak.
Scoring on six of their seven first-half possessions, the Huskers blitzed the Cyclones with 41 first-half points. Nebraska capitalized on a pair of turnovers and a blocked punt, leading directly to 21 first-half points.
Just 1:56 into the contest, Nebraska cornerback Keyuo Craver intercepted a Seneca Wallace pass and returned it 57 yards for a touchdown.
After Nebraska forced a punt on the following possession, DeJuan Groce took the return 34 yards. Nebraska proceeded to march 49 yards in five plays, capped by Dahrran Diedrick’s two-yard touchdown run to give the Huskers a 14-0 advantage.
Groce collected Nebraska’s second interception and returned it nine yards to the ISU 23 to set up Crouch’s first score, a one-yard run that gave NU a 20-0 lead with 1:20 left in the first quarter.
The Huskers then marched 87 and 92 yards on their next two drives, capping both with Crouch TD runs to extend NU’s advantage to 34-0. Crouch finished off the 41-0 half with a one-yard TD run after Troy Hassebroek blocked an ISU punt deep in Cyclone territory.
Recap source: Huskers.com