Nebraska 37
Colorado 14

Nov. 24, 2006 - 2:36 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado 7 0 7 0 14
Nebraska 7 7 7 16 37
Barry Turner
Barry Turner dives for CU quarterback Bernard Jackson. | Courtesy of Huskers.com
1st quarter
NU: Nunn 15 pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 5:08 
CU: Geer 14 pass from Jackson (Crosby kick) 1:31
2nd quarter
NU: B. Turner 30 pass from Ganz (Congdon kick) 4:14
3rd quarter
CU: Holliday 44 run (Crosby kick) 11:51
NU: Jackson 3 run (Congdon kick) 4:49 
4th quarter
NU: Holliday tackled by Carriker for safety 14:22
NU: Jackson 15 pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 10:16
NU: Wilson 8 run (Congdon kick) 0:23

                              CU       NU
First downs................   14       24
  Rushing...................   5       11
  Passing...................   9       11
  Penalty...................   0        2
Rushes-net yards......... 31-166   46-190
Net yards passing.........   131      278
Comp.-Att.-Int.......... 23-11-0  29-20-0
Total offense.............   297      468
Fumbles-lost..............   1-0      2-2
Penalties-yards...........  8-74    10-70
Punts-average............ 6-41.8   4-39.0
Punt returns-yards........   2-2      1-0
Kickoff returns-yards.....  5-89     3-35
Possession time........... 24:11    35:49
Third-down conversions..... 5/13     8/15
Fourth-down conversions....  0/1      3/3
Red-zone scores-chances...   1-1      4-5
Sacks by-yards............   1-8     4-40

RUSHING
CU: M.Holliday 8-67; H.Charles 5-61; B.Ellis 6-22; B.Jackson 12-56.

NU: B.Jackson 34-142; M.Lucky 4-21; K.Wilson 3-16; Z.Taylor 2-11; T.Green 1-7; M.Purify 1-1; J.Ganz 1-0.
 
PASSING
CU: B.Jackson 11/23 131 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT.
NU: Z.Taylor 19/28 249 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT;
    J.Ganz 1/1 29 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT.
 
RECEIVING
CU: C.Crawford 5-79; P.Williams 2-13; A.Barnett 2-10; N.Holz 1-15; R.Geer 1-14.

NU: B.Jackson 6-42; T.Nunn 4-52; M.Purify 3-51; N.Swift 2-23; D.Erickson 1-57; B.Turner 1-29; F.Hardy 1-18; J.Mueller 1-5; H.Teafatiller 1-1.
 
Attendance: 85,800

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Trickery helps Huskers pull away from Buffs

It may have been the day after Thanksgiving, but Nebraska made it seem more like Halloween, turning trick plays into touchdown treats in a 37-14 victory over Colorado.

The Huskers (9-3, 6-2 Big 12) relied on outstanding special teams play and deception throughout the day. Defensive end Barry Turner’s 29-yard TD catch from reserve quarterback Joe Ganz on a fake field goal gave NU a 14-7 lead at halftime after a first-quarter blocked punt led to Nebraska’s first score.

A punt by Jordan Congdon downed at the CU 1 by Turner led to a safety to help the Huskers take a 23-14 lead, and Nebraska was on its way to a third straight victory heading into the Big 12 Championship Game.

The Huskers received strong performances from quarterback Zac Taylor and I-back Brandon Jackson.

Taylor completed 18 of 29 passes for 249 yards and two scores, tying Tommie Frazier’s school record for career TD passes (43) while breaking the single-season record for passing yards for the second straight year (2,789).

Jackson was a workhorse, finishing with 190 all-purpose yards and a pair of touchdowns. He totaled a career-high 34 carries for 142 rushing yards while becoming only the second CU opponent to reach the century mark this season.

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2006 schedule
04/15 Reds 35, Whites 7
09/02 Louisiana Tech W 49-10
09/09 Nicholls St. W 56-7
09/16 @ S. California L 10-28
09/23 Troy W 56-0
09/30 Kansas W 39-32
10/07 @ Iowa St. W 28-14
10/14 @ Kansas St. W 21-3
10/21 Texas L 20-22
10/28 @ Oklahoma St. L 29-41
11/04 Missouri W 34-20
11/11 @ Texas A&M W 28-27
11/24 Colorado W 37-14
12/02 Oklahoma L 7-21
01/01 Auburn L 14-17

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

I hope it was not a situation that we felt we needed the tricks to win the game.

McKeever

News flash: There’s no such thing as saving trick plays for a special opponent. You save them for situations.

Lincoln Journal Star
Woelk

Quite simply, Nebraska outplayed and outcoached the Buffs. No question — none.

Boulder Daily Camera
Bland

The normally exciting Nebraska-Colorado battle was reduced to little more than a nationally televised exhibition game.

Daily Nebraskan
Dempsey

Sloppiness defined CU’s latest foray into Lincoln. The Buffs committed too many penalties and allowed too many soft plays to be successful.

Denver Post
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