Jayhawks snap 36-year drought vs. Huskers
After battling back from a 17-2 second-quarter deficit to cut the lead to two points in the third quarter, Nebraska gave up 23 unanswered points and lost to Kansas, 40-15, ending the Huskers’ 36-game series winning streak in the series.
Senior I-back Cory Ross cashed in for the Huskers with a one-yard touchdown run to trim KU’s lead to 17-15 with 6:19 left in the third quarter. The score was set by Adam Carriker’s recovery of a Kansas fumble at the KU 16. Nebraska’s two-point conversion attempt to tie the score was intercepted, and the Huskers didn’t threaten the rest of the way.
Kansas outgained Nebraska 428-138 in a strong all-around effort on offense, defense and special teams. NU managed just seven first downs while being held to 21 rushing yards and 117 yards passing.
The Huskers fell to 5-4 overall and 2-4 in Big 12 play as Kansas notched its first victory over Nebraska since a 23-13 win in Lincoln in 1968.