Huskers run over by Wildcats
Nebraska fell behind by 14 points early in the first quarter and was unable to overcome a strong rushing performance by Kansas State in a 45-21 Wildcat win.
KSU quarterback Allen Webb, starting in place of the injured Dylan Meier, carried 34 times for 147 yards and four touchdowns, while running back Darren Sproles added 135 yards and two scores on 22 carries.
The Wildcats outgained NU, 418-222, including a 294-106 edge in rushing yardage. KSU controlled the ball for 37:53 and ran 84 plays, compared with just 22:07 and 46 plays for the Huskers.
Even so, the Huskers trailed just 24-21 midway through the third quarter after strong safety Daniel Bullocks returned a botched Wildcat punt snap 10 yards for a touchdown. But the Huskers could get no closer, as the Nebraska offense stalled throughout the second half. The Huskers enteredo the fourth quarter trailing 31-21 before committing turnovers on four consecutive possessions as KSU pulled away down the stretch.