Huskers take care of business vs. Jayhawks
For conference rivals Nebraska and Kansas, it was business as usual. Dahrran Diedrick rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as the second-ranked Huskers cruised to their 33rd straight win over the Jayhawks, 51-7.
Ranked first in the Bowl Championship Series standings, Nebraska (10-0, 6-0 Big 12 North) suffered no letdown after last week’s win over Oklahoma and remained perfect against Kansas since 1968.
The Cornhuskers started slowly but took control with 20 points in the second period. Touchdown runs of 10 yards by Diedrick and 21 yards by Thunder Collins, along with two field goals by Josh Brown, gave Nebraska a 20-0 halftime lead.
Quarterback Eric Crouch scored on a one-yard TD run in the third period to make it 27-0. Crouch completed 14 of 24 passes for 164 yards and ran for 49 yards on 13 carries.
After Brown kicked a 32-yard field goal 52 seconds into the fourth quarter, Ben Cornelson returned a punt 71 yards and Diedrick scored on a 38-yard scamper to give the Cornhuskers a 44-0 lead.
Kansas got its only score on Zach Dyer’s four-yard TD pass to Adrian Jones with just under six minutes to play. Nebraska’s Jammal Lord capped the scoring with a 33-yard TD run just over two minutes later.
Recap source: Huskers.com