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.