Nebraska 31
Wake Forest 3

Sept. 10, 2005 • 6:10 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • TSN
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1st quarter
NU: Corey McKeon 38 yd. INT ret. (Congdon kick) 6:24
NU: D. Bullocks 30 yd. Fumble ret.(Congdon kick) 2:45
2nd quarter
WF: Swank 51 yd. field goal 0:01
3rd quarter
NU: Hardy 9 yd. pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 12:52
NU: Congdon 4 yd. field goal 1:41
4th quarter
NU: Bradley 49 yd. INT ret. (Congdon kick) 10:23
                              WF       NU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 19       13
RUSHES-YARDS (NET).......... 130      120
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 117      114
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 12-28-3  14-33-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 80-247   63-234
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0-0   1-30-1
Punt Returns-Yards....... 3-23-0    5-1-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 6-68-0      0-0
Int. Returns-Yards....... 1-41-0  3-109-2
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 8-46.9   8-42.5
Fumbles-Lost................ 3-1      2-0
Penalties-Yards............ 5-48    10-86
Possession Time........... 35:20    24:40
Third-Down Conversions..... 3/16     5/16
Fourth-Down Conversions..... 1/3      1/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 0-2      2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 1-6     5-46

WF: M Andrews 19-64; C Barclay 11-60; R Belton 3-13; D Bryant 7-4; C Davis 1-minus-3; B Mauk 11-minus-8.

NU: Ross, Cory 20-143; Lucky, Marlon 2-3; Jackson, B. 4-3; Taylor, Zac 2 minus 5; Team 2 minus 4.

WF: B Mauk 27-12-3 117; N Morton 1-0-0 0,

NU: Taylor, Zac 33-14-1 114.

WF: N Morton 5-70; C Davis 4-30; R Belton 2-13; W Idlette 1-4.

NU: Nunn, Terrence 4-38; Hardy, Frantz 4-29; Mulkey, Grant 2-28, Ross, Cory 2-7; Sievers, Chad 1-7; Jackson, Brandon 1-5.

Attendance: 77,380

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Stats & Recap
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Defense supplies scoring punch

The Nebraska Blackshirts scored three touchdowns and forced four Wake Forest turnovers to power the Huskers to a 31-3 victory over the Demon Deacons.

the Husker defense fueled Nebraska to a 2-0 start on the season by not only slowing Wake Forest’s potent running game, but by providing plenty of offensive punch.

Sophomore linebacker Corey McKeon opened the Blackshirts’ onslaught by intercepting a Benjamin Mauk pass and racing 38 yards to paydirt to give the Huskers a 7-0 lead with 6:24 remaining in the first quarter.

Less than four minutes later, senior strong safety Daniel Bullocks, who led the defense with 13 total tackles, forced a fumble by Demon Deacon running back Micah Andrews and raced 30 yards untouched into the end zone to give the Huskers a 14-0 lead. It was the first time in more than 40 years that Nebraska had produced a pair of defensive scores in the same quarter.

In the fourth quarter, linebacker Stewart Bradley intercepted another Mauk pass and raced 43 yards into the end zone to produce the final margin.

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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

We must establish an offensive personality of some kind. We have no consistency in the running game. One run has accounted for almost half the rushing yards in each game.


This is no time for Callahan and Co. to panic about offense. Not at 2-0. Nor is this time for Callahan to start shuffling his lineup.

Lincoln Journal Star
Husker Dan

Is it too early to start to calling Kevin Cosgrove's style of attack the West Coast Defense?


The run support from Bullocks against Wake was about as good as I’ve ever seen out of a Husker safety.

Khus the Red

The second half, and the third quarter in particular, showed us a Hemingway-esque tip of the iceberg of the promise the WCO holds


In the third quarter Grant Mulkey caught and hung onto a pass while his head was being rearranged on his neck and shoulders. That was focus.

Husker Mike

Last week's offensive line play was not simply a 'bad game'; they still can't get a push going on a consistent basis.


The good news is Nebraska committed just one turnover (down four from the opener). So as long as the Huskers continue getting 21 points a week, there’s hope.

Lincoln Journal Star
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