Nebraska 23
Baylor 14

Oct. 15, 2005 • 6:05 p.m. Central
Floyd Casey Stadium •Waco, TX • FSN PPV
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2005 Nebraska-Baylor football photoCortney Grixby returns a second-quarter punt 48 yards as Baylor’s Daniel Sepulveda pursues. · Austin American-Statesman ·

1st quarter
BU: Bell 5 yd. TD run (Havens kick) 7:39
NU: Congdon 41 yd. FG, 0:34
2nd quarter
NU: Taylor 4 yd. TD pass to Nunn (Congdon kick) 5:09
NU: Congdon 29 yd. FG, 0:22
3rd quarter
NU: Taylor 21 yd. TD pass to Peterson (Congdon kick) 11:41
BU: Zeigler fumble recovery in end zone for TD (Havens kick) 6:19
4th quarter
NU: Congdon 22 yd. FG, 9:21

                             NU        BU
FIRST DOWNS................. 25        16
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 51-182     23-51
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 168       202
  Att-Comp-Int......... 32-18-0   31-17-2
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 83-350    54-253
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 1-33       1-2
Punt Returns-Yards........ 4-60      2-24
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 3-43      3-64
Int. Returns-Yards........ 2-12       0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 4-45.2    5-44.6
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-1       2-1
Penalties-Yards........... 5-25     11-82
Possession Time.......... 37:12     22:48
Third-Down Conv. ...... 6 of 16   4 of 10
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 3 of 3    0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 4-5       1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 4-32       0-0

NU: Ross, Cory 26-93; Glenn, Cody 12-41; Taylor, Zac 5-30; Lucky, Marlon 7-18; TEAM 1-0.

BU: Whitaker, Brand 8-54; Mosley, Paul 9-23; Parks, Terrance 1-1; Bell, Shawn 5-minus 27.

NU: Taylor, Zac 18-32-0-168.

BU: Bell, Shawn 15-24-0-180; Parks, Terrance 2-6-2-22; TEAM 0-1-0-0.

NU: Nunn, Terrence 5-49; Mulkey, Grant 4-28; Ross, Cory 3-minus 4; Swift, Nate 2-42; Hardy, Frantz 2-27; Peterson, Todd 1-21; Lucky, Marlon 1-5.

BU: Zeigler, Domini 6-68; Shelton, Trent 3-65; Rochon, Shaun 3-39; Whitaker, Brand 2-minus 6; Smith, Jason 1-15; Vann, Keegan 1-12; Fields, J 1-9.

Attendance: 40,857


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Huskers pass road test against Bears

Quarterback Zac Taylor and I-back Cory Ross kept the Huskers moving efficiently and freshman place-kicker Jordan Congdon booted all three of his field goal attempts to lead Nebraska to a 23-14 win at Baylor.

Playing in the first road game of his Nebraska career, Taylor faced a 7-0 deficit before taking his first snap, as the Bears had driven 81 yards for a touchdown to open the game. Taylor showed his composure by completing 18-of-32 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions.

Nebraska’s West Coast Offense featured its intended balance with 182 yards rushing and 168 through the air on a season-high 83 plays. The Blackshirts held Baylor to 253 total yards on 54 plays, including just 51 yards on the ground. The Huskers enjoyed a nearly 15-minute advantage in time of possession.

Ross just missed the 12th 100-yard rushing effort of his career by carrying 26 times for 93 yards.

Sophomore cornerback Cortney Grixby provided several big plays on defense and special teams, including a 48-yard punt return that set up the Huskers’ first touchdown.

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Pregame & team info
2005 schedule
04/16Red 14, White 42
09/03MaineW 25-7
09/10Wake ForestW 31-3
09/17PittsburghW 7-6
10/01Iowa StateW 27-20
10/08Texas TechL 31-34
10/15@ BaylorW 23-14
10/22@ MissouriL 24-41
10/29OklahomaL 24-31
11/05@ KansasL 15-40
11/12Kansas St.W 27-25
11/25@ ColoradoW 30-3
12/28MichiganW 32-28
Le Kevin Smith sacks Shawn Bell.


Colonel Mustard

The offense played a sluggish game and failed to progress. They were good enough to win and that was about it.


Nebraska keeps defenses off-balance, like a prizefighter deftly switching from a left-handed jab to a right-handed jab.

Lincoln Journal Star

This was, indeed, an admirable, workmanlike road tuneup for what the Huskers will see next week at Missouri.

Lincoln Journal Star

The touchdown drive to start the second half was top-notch and showed character.

Husker Mike

One sight that makes Husker fans cringe was the sight of Cory Ross being helped off the field late in the game.

Khus the Red

This game showed us why you put kickers on scholarship. Congdon had a great outing for a freshman playing his first conference road game.

Husker Dan

Okay, so the road to the Big 12 North probably won't go through Waco, but the Huskers' "W" over an improving Baylor Bear team is significant.


Nebraska did the things it had to do to win on the road.

Daily Nebraskan

Big Red did indeed remain resilient after the Texas Tech loss. ... No cave-in. Instead, this Baylor Bear family got backed in its cave.

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