Kansas 40
Nebraska 15

Nov. 5, 2005 • 12:10 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lawrence, KS
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1st quarter
KU: Swanson 40 pass to Simmons (Webb kick) 10:45
NU: Swanson tackled for safety 7:05
KU: Rus 15 blocked punt return (Webb kick) 1:16
2nd quarter
KU: Webb 21 FG 4:46
NU: Taylor 30 pass to Nunn (Congdon kick) 1:47
3rd quarter
NU: Ross 2 run (Congdon kick) 6:19
KU: Cornish 72 run (Webb kick) 5:35
4th quarter
KU: Taylor tackled for safety 14:45
KU: Swanson 12 pass to Simmons (Webb kick) 8:33
KU: Kane 41 int. return (Webb kick) 5:23

                             NU       KU
FIRST DOWNS.................  7       17
RUSHES-YARDS (NET).......... 21      213
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 117      215
Passes Att-Comp-Int.... 27-14-1  27-16-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 49-138   71-428
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 2-17     6-60
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 5-127     2-50
Int. Returns-Yards........ 1-19     1-40 
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 10-42.8   4-39.5
Fumbles-Lost............... 0-0      2-1
Penalties-Yards........... 6-32     6-45
Possession Time.......... 25:11    34:49
Third-Down Conv. ...... 2 of 12  7 of 16
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 1   1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 1-1      2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 1-2     3-19

NU: Ross, Cory 16-30; Glenn, Cody 2-0; Taylor, Zac 4-minus-9.

KU: J. Cornish 10-101; C. Green 22-100; J. Swanson 10-11; B. McAnderson 2-1.

NU: Taylor 14-26-1 117; Ross 0-1-0-0.

KU: Swanson 27-16-1 215.

NU: Nunn, Terrence 3-47; Swift, Nate 3-26; Phillips, J.B. 2-14; Hardy, Frantz 1-13; Mulkey, Grant 1-8; Todd, Dane 1-5; Peterson, Todd 1-5; Ross, Cory 1-3; Taylor, Zac 1 (-4).

KU: M. Simmons 6-100; C. Green 4-46; B. Murph 3-46; D. Roux 2-22; J. Cornish 1-1.

Attendance: 51,750


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

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.

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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


Colonel Mustard

Clearly our program has regressed and the decline is much sharper than it was from Tom to Frank.


The dethronement and humanization of Nebraska's proud dynasty in the old Big Eight is now officially complete.

Omaha World-Herald

It’s become clear Nebraska players aren’t responding well to the second-year coaching staff.

Lincoln Journal Star

Most good folks just want to know what happened to the program they used to identify with.

Husker Mike

This Husker program is staring 5-6 in the face for the second consecutive year.

Khus the Red

We were bested in the worst way, and not even the Kansas Board of Education could convince themselves that this three-game tailspin was intelligently designed.


Surrendering the Big 12 to the likes of Kansas and Missouri can't be a good sign for Callahan's future.

Daily Nebraskan

There was much rejoicing when it ended, and another set of goal posts was dismantled at the expense of Husker pride.

Lincoln Journal Star
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