Huskers prevail in double OT
Quarterback Zac Taylor hit Cory Ross on a wide open screen pass in the second overtime to cap Nebraska’s 27-20 double overtime victory over No. 23 Iowa State.
Taylor’s completion not only moved the Huskers to 4-0 on the season, it also earned several spots in the Nebraska record book. Taylor’s completion allowed him to finish with a school-record 431 yards passing on a school-record 36 completions while tying another school record with 55 attempts.
The reception by Ross also capped a career receiving day, as his eight receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns set school records for receptions and receiving yardage by a Husker running back, while tying the position mark for touchdown receptions in a game held by current Green Bay Packer All-Pro Ahman Green.
After both teams scored rushing touchdowns with the help of defensive pass interference calls on their opening drives of overtime, Taylor drove the Huskers into the end zone, with Ross trotting in untouched for his third score of the day. Nebraska’s defense held the Cyclones on the next drive to send Husker fans into a frenzy.