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.