Cyclones dominate Huskers
Iowa State converted five Husker turnovers into 17 points as the Cyclones downed Nebraska, 36-14.
Quarterback Seneca Wallace accounted for 270 total yards and three touchdowns for 19th-ranked ISU, which registered its first win over Nebraska since 1992. It was the No. 20 Huskers’ first loss in a conference opener since 1974.
After Nebraska fell behind 10-0 in the second quarter, Husker quarterback Jammal Lord hit freshman Ross Pilkington for a 90-yard touchdown pass, the third-longest pass play in school history. ISU answered, however, with a field goal and TD to take a 19-7 advantage into halftime.
Taking the second-half kickoff, the Cyclones drove 80 yards in 11 plays, scoring on a fourth-down plunge for a commanding 26-7 lead.
Freshman cornerback Fabian Washington highlighted Nebraska’s defensive effort with four tackles, a forced fumble and two interceptions, including one in the end zone that snuffed out an ISU drive.
Lord completed 5 of 10 passes for 120 yards as ISU held Nebraska to 273 yards, including just 81 rushing yards.