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.