Huskers take historic beating
Nebraska fell behind 21-3 at halftime and was unable to overcome a high-flying Texas Tech offense in the second half in a 70-10 loss to the Red Raiders.
The Huskers were victimized by the hot hand of Texas Tech quarterback Sonny Cumbie, who completed 44 of 56 passes for 436 yards and five touchdowns. Cumbie moved the Red Raiders consistently down the field against the Huskers with five scoring drives of 64 or more yards.
Texas Tech’s 70 points were the most ever scored against Nebraska, and the 60-point margin of defeat was also the worst in Husker history.
The Huskers produced 292 yards of total offense, including 199 passing yards and 93 rushing. Joe Dailey completed 14 of 34 passes for 187 yards with one touchdown and one interception before true freshman quarterback Beau Davis made the first appearance of his career late in the third quarter. Davis completed just one of his seven throws and had three passes intercepted.
Defensively, Nebraska senior linebacker Barrett Ruud reach a milestone with nine total tackles on the night to break the school record of 342 career tackles held by Jerry Murtaugh.