Huskers start fast, bury Aggies
Quarterback Jammal Lord threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for two more as No. 9/8 (AP/Coaches) Nebraska celebrated its 250th consecutive sellout with a 44-13 victory over Utah State.
The junior from Bayonne, N.J., led Nebraska to scores on six of its first eight first-half possessions as the Huskers, who improved to 3-0 on the season, raced out to a 37-7 halftime lead and cruised to the win over the Aggies, who dropped to 0-2.
Lord rushed for 59 yards on nine carries, scoring on runs of one and 28 yards, while completing 6 of 12 passes for 105 yards, including first-half touchdown tosses to Wilson Thomas and Matt Herian.
While Lord guided the Husker offense with efficiency, the Blackshirts were opportunistic, picking off four passes, including a pair by All-America and Thorpe Award candidate DeJuan Groce. The Blackshirts also recorded six sacks.
The sellout crowd of 78,176 broke the previous Memorial Stadium attendance record of 78,118 set against Notre Dame last season.
The win was the 300th for defensive backs coach George Darlington, who is in his 30th year on the Nebraska coaching staff.