Special teams help Huskers break away from Sun Devils
Nebraska scored a pair of touchdowns less than two minutes apart in the third quarter to break open a seven-point game, and No. 10/8 Nebraska rolled to a 48-10 victory over Arizona State in the Black Coaches Association Classic.
Jammal Lord opened his career as Nebraska’s starting quarterback by rushing for 103 yards as he led an offense that churned out 316 total yards, including 283 on the ground.
Pat Ricketts helped stifle the Sun Devil passing game with three pass breakups as the Husker defense kept ASU at bay.
The Huskers blocked a pair of Tim Parker punts that led to two easy touchdowns. Linebacker Demorrio Williams got the first block in the third quarter, and the ball was scooped up by Scott Shanle, who raced six yards for a score. Lannie Hopkins blocked a second punt midway through the fourth quarter, and that set up a two-play, nine-yard drive that gave Nebraska a 34-10 edge.
Senior placekicker Josh Brown kicked two field goals, was 6-for-6 on PATs and forced touchbacks on seven of his nine kickoffs.
It was Nebraska’s 17th consecutive season-opening win.
Source: Nebraska Athletics
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