Nebraska 27
Kansas St. 25

Nov. 12, 2005 • 1:05 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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1st quarter
KS: Allan Evridge 2 run (kick blocked) 6:24
NU: Cory Ross 1 run (Congdon kick) 0:15
2nd quarter
KS: Victor Mann 1 run (extra point failed) 12:04
NU: Jordan Congdon 38 field goal, 8:12
NU: Nate Swift 19 pass from Zac Taylor (Congdon kick) 02:02
3rd quarter
NU: Swift 34 pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 13:26
KS: Evridge 7 run (PAT failed) 10:27
KS: Safety, Porter tackled Ross in end zone, 10:21
KS: Safety, Walker tackled Ross in end zone, 4:03
4th quarter
KS: Schwerdt 27 field goal, 4:18
NU: Congdon 40 field goal, 1:05

                            KSU       NU
FIRST DOWNS..................17       20
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 50-248    35-93
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 103      241
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 30-6-1  38-22-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 80-351   73-334
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 1--4     4-29
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 7-70     2-12
Int. Returns-Yards........ 1-36      1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 8-41.2   6-42.5
Fumbles-Lost............... 3-1      7-2
Penalties-Yards......... 14-108     8-47
Possession Time.......... 28:58    31:02
Third-Down Conv. ...... 7 of 19  5 of 14
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 1   0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 4-7      2-2

KSU: Evridge 30-138, Clayton 13-85, V.Mann 4-32, Nelson 1-(minus 2), Webb 2-(minus 5).

NEB: Ross 26-69, Nunn 1-19, Z.Taylor 3-11, Lucky 2-7, B.Jackson 1-(minus 2), Team 1-(minus 4), Beck 1-(minus 7).

KSU: Evridge 5-27-1-77, Webb 1-3-0-26.

NEB: Z.Taylor 21-31-0-220, Beck 1-6-1-21, To.Peterson 0-1-0-0.

KSU: Dennis 3-43, Nelson 1-43, Figurs 1-10, Norwood 1-7.

NEB: Swift 7-109, Nunn 5-44, Phillips 2-28, Todd 2-23, Mulkey 2-15, Ross 2-(minus 1), Mueller 1-18, To.Peterson 1-5.

Attendance: 77,761


Stats & Recap
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Huskers nip Wildcats on Congdon’s kick

Jordan Congdon kicked a 40-yard field goal with 1:05 remaining to give Nebraska a 27-25 victory over Kansas State, snapping a three-game losing streak and making the Huskers bowl-eligible.

True freshman quarterback Harrison Beck guided Nebraska on a 55-yard drive to set up Congdon’s kick. Beck, making his Nebraska debut after starter Zac Taylor was injured early in the fourth quarter, rifled a 21-yard completion to the KSU 46-yard line while a 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty moved the ball to the KSU 31. The Huskers ran three straight plays to set up Congdon’s winning kick.

Nebraska had taken a 24-12 lead early in the third quarter, but Kansas State battled back, recovering a Husker fumble on the NU 11 to set up a touchdown that brought the Wildcats within six.

On the ensuing kickoff, Marlon Lucky was tackled at the two-yard line, and KSU recorded a safety on the next play, cutting NU’s lead to 24-20.

The Wildcats were driving for the go-ahead score when Corey McKeon intercepted Allen Evridge’s pass on the three-yard line. On Nebraska’s second play, Cory Ross was tackled in the end zone for another safety, bringing the Wildcats within two at 24-22.

With Nebraska driving in the fourth quarter, Beck was intercepted by defensive back Bryan Baldwin, who returned the ball 36 yards to the NU 9. Nebraska held the Wildcats to a 27-yard field goal, but KSU now led 25-24 with 4:18 left.

The Huskers answered by driving to the game-winning field goal.

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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

Bill won the game that he had to win. Going to a bowl game is a big deal for this team and the program in general.


Qualifying for a bowl was crucial for this program in its current state. It’s something that can’t be ignored as you mull the Beck decision.

Lincoln Journal Star

Reviewing the names of players associated with key moments against K-State, it’s hard not to notice something: Many of them are going to be around for quite a while.


This one had a little something for everyone — not to mention the Burning of the Redshirt that could long be debated throughout Husker Nation.


Saturday’s battle (and it was that in every sense) was a testament to how far the Huskers have to go before they become a serious challenger to winning the Big 12 North.

Lincoln Journal Star

As much as some people focus on saving up for the years to come, Callahan was focused on both the future and the present when he threw Beck into the fire.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Mike

Thank goodness this game was not televised; it was a sloppy mess on both sides of the ball.

Husker Dan

What this team lacks in talent, it makes up for in guts and determination.


Can any unbiased observer of Nebraska football make a reasonable argument that things are on the rise?

Daily Nebraskan
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