Nebraska 30
Colorado 3

Nov. 25, 2005 • 2:37 p.m. Central
Folsom Field •Boulder, CO • ABC
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1st quarter
CU: Crosby 33 yd. field goal 12:25
NU: Congdon 26 yd. field goal 8:06
2nd quarter
NU: Ross 19 yd. pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 13:01
NU: Glenn 1 yd. run (Congdon kick) 9:57
NU: Congdon 30 yd. field goal 4:44
3rd quarter
NU: Swift 21 yd. pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 6:30
4th quarter
NU: Congdon 32 yd. field goal 2:02

                             NU        CU
FIRST DOWNS................. 28        13
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)......... 105        53
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 392       159
  Att-Comp-Int......... 48-27-0   40-20-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 90-497    60-212
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 5-37      2-29
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 0-00     5-116
Int. Returns-Yards......... 1-0       0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 5-54.8    9-47.4
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-0       2-0
Penalties-Yards........... 7-51    10-105
Possession Time.......... 38:03     21:57
Third-Down Conv. ..... 11 of 21   3 of 15
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 0    1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 5-6       1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 4-33      5-30

NU: Lucky, Marlon 10-33; Jackson, B. 4-25; Glenn, Cody 8-18; Taylor, Zac 13-16; Ross, Cory 7-13.

CU: Charles, Hugh 12-78; Ellis, Byron 1-5; Klatt, Joel 7-minus 30.

NU: Taylor, Zac 27-43-0-392; Beck, Harrison 0-4-0-0; Nunn, Terrence 0-1-0-0.

CU: Klatt, Joel 20-40-1-159.

NU: Ross, Cory 9-129; Swift, Nate 4-77; Nunn, Terrence 4-27; Peterson, Todd 3-54; Mulkey, Grant 3-49; Phillips, J.B. 3-21; Hardy, Frantz 1-35.

CU: Sprague, Dusty 5-37; Williams,Patric 5-30; Judge, Evan 3-34; Klopfenstein,Jo 3-26; Vickers,Lawrenc 2-5; Sypniewski,Quin 1-19; Charles, Hugh 1-8.

Attendance: 54,831

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Huskers bury Buffs as defense, QB Taylor shine

Fueled by the second-best passing day in school history and a near-shutout performance by the Blackshirt defense, Nebraska handed Colorado its first home loss of the season with a dominating 30-3 victory.

Nebraska junior quarterback Zac Taylor completed 27-of-43 passes for 392 yards and two touchdowns. His yardage was just 39 shy of his own school record, set against Iowa State on Oct. 1. Taylor’s big day helped lead Nebraska to 497 yards of total offense to 212 for the Buffs, who came into the game favored by two touchdowns.

Taylor’s top target was senior I-back Cory Ross, a Denver native. Ross caught a running back school-record nine passes for 129 yards.

The Blackshirts surrendered 89 yards on the Buffaloes’ first two possessions, but the Buffaloes managed just 54 yards over their next 10 possessions as the Huskers put the game out of reach. The Huskers ran 90 total plays and controlled the clock for 38 minutes.

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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
Zac Taylor passed for 392 yards


Colonel Mustard

Bill figured out the importance of motivation in the college game. The Vermin gave us a huge boost with their pregame antics.


The world saw the sort of bilge – on the field and in the stands – that has become the hallmark of the Bluffs.

Nebraska StatePaper

It’s been a while since we’ve been in a game where our players and coaches made a pretty good opponent look pitiful.

Husker Mike

Every Husker fan has to be amazed by what they saw yesterday. It was a beautiful thing.

Husker Dan

No matter what happens in San Antonio, the Huskers are assured of at least a winning season. And who knows, maybe the Huskers have one more surprise game in them this season.


Restore the Order. Has a bit of a ring to it.

Daily Nebraskan

Folsom Field was uncivil. Unsafe. Unclean. And football again trashed the reputation of a great university.

Denver Post

What direction does the Colorado football program go in the wake of one of the most embarrassing days in Buff football history?

Boulder Camera

This was as complete a rout in its way as the well-remembered and still-amplified 62-36 drubbing by Colorado of Nebraska in 2001

Rocky Mountain News

What I believe really happened to the Buffaloes is they raised the ire of their rival and were made victims to what happens when crisp execution matches desire.

Lincoln Journal Star

The Huskers came into Boulder with a mission to play their best game of the year, and in every aspect of the game, they accomplished just that.

Daily Nebraskan
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