Blackshirts Lead the Way in Narrow Win Over Kansas
Nebraska relied on a stingy defensive performance and the steady play of junior running back Cory Ross to defeat Kansas, 14-8.
Ross produced his third 100-yard rushing effort of 2004, leading the Huskers with 107 yards rushing on 19 carries and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 37 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter that gave Nebraska the lead for good.
Junior wide receiver Ross Pilkington also turned in a notable performance, racking up 113 yards on eight receptions.
Meanwhile, the Blackshirts did not allow a KU touchdown and held the Jayhawks to 305 yards and just 149 in the second half. Junior cornerback Fabian Washington recorded his third interception of the season, and the Husker defense totaled 11 pass breakups, including three each from Washington and junior safety Daniel Bullocks.