Kansas St. 45
Nebraska 21

Oct. 23, 2004 - 1:10 p.m. Central
KSU Stadium | Manhattan, KS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 0 21
Kansas St. 14 10 14 7 45
1st quarter
KSU - Webb 13 run (Rheem kick) 11:29
KSU - Webb 8 run (Rheem kick) 4:00
NEB - Jackson 20 run (DeAngelis kick) 3:00
2nd quarter
KSU - Sproles 1 run (Rheem kick) 12:12
NEB - Jackson 2 run (DeAngelis kick) 8:00
KSU - Rheem 40 field goal, 0:06
3rd quarter
NEB - Bullocks 10 fumble return (DeAngelis kick) 11:19
KSU - Webb 1 run (Rheem kick) 4:00
4th quarter
KSU - Webb 9 run (Rheem kick) 11:13
KSU - Sproles 3 run (Rheem kick) 8:00
  
                            NEB       KSU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 9        24
  Rushing.................... 6        16
  Passing.................... 2         6
  Penalty.................... 1         2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 34-106    61-294
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 116       124
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 12-3-1   23-14-0
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 46-222    84-418
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 1-10       0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2-0      3-31
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 7-93      2-42
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0       1-0
Punts-Avg .............. 7-42.9    5-44.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 3-3       3-2
Penalties-Yards........... 6-45      7-41
Possession Time.......... 22:07     37:53
Third-Down Conv. ......... 2/11      8/16
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/0       0/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 2-2       6-8
Sacks By-Yards............ 3-18      2-29

RUSHING
NEB: B. Jackson 11-57; C. Ross 16-43; T. Green 3-17; J. Dailey 4-minus 11.

KSU: Webb 34-147; Sproles 22-135; Clayton 2-9; Saba 1-5; Mann,Victor 1-3; TEAM 1-minus 5.

PASSING
NEB: J.Dailey 3-12-1-116.
KSU: Webb 14-23-0-124.

RECEIVING
NEB: C. Ross 1-63; T. Nunn 1-55; K. Mann 1-minus 2.

KSU: Moreira 6-46; Dennis 4-26; Polite 2-13; Figurs 1-23; Sproles 1-16.

Attendance: 52,234

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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.

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Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Attitude, confidence, motivation — call it what you will. Our team doesn't look ready to play.

Shatel

Has Callahan lost this team? Did he ever have it to begin with?

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

After losing three straight games to K-State by an average of 30 points and five of the last seven overall, there's no doubt the Huskers know who's their daddy in the North.

Grand Island Independent
McKeever

Nebraska, in the cruelest of ironies, was taken to the woodshed by an offense being driven by a backup quarterback who made the Huskers look clueless trying to stop the option-based offense they once ran.

Lincoln Journal Star
Khus the Red

Poor angles, poor pursuit, poor pressure, poor anticipation, poor technique, poor, poor Nebraskans living in Kansas. This game was disastrously similar to Iowa State 2002.

HuskerMax
Leever

They’re playing like a team that can’t get over 70-10.

Mabry

The Huskers did little Saturday to convince me they are able to win against a solid opponent.

Lincoln Journal Star
Howard

The offense that the NU defense couldn't contain was option oriented. Remember the option? NU gave it up as outdated.

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