Nebraska 49
Louisiana Tech 10

Sep. 2, 2006 - 2:40 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Louisiana Tech 0 10 0 0 10
Nebraska 7 14 7 21 49

Zac Taylor

Zac Taylor completed 22 of 33 passes 287 yards and three TDs. | Courtesy of Huskers.com
1st quarter
NU: M.Herian 13 pass from Z.Taylor (J.Congdon kick) 1:54
2nd quarter
LT: D.Horwedel 23 FG 11:11
NU: M.Lucky 13 run (J.Congdon kick) 5:54
LT: J.Holland 39 pass from Z.Champion (D.Horwedel kick) 2:36
NU: C.Glenn 1 run (J.Congdon kick) 0:07
3rd quarter
NU: JB.Phillips 6 pass from Z.Taylor (J.Congdon kick) 12:31
4th quarter
NU: J.Mueller 6 pass from Z.Taylor (J.Congdon kick) 11:56
NU: B.Jackson 25 run (J.Wesch kick) 7:49
NU: H.Teafatiller 29 pass from Joe Ganz (J.Wesch kick) 3:14

                              LT       NU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 13       30
  Rushing..................... 3       16
  Passing.................... 10       14
  Penalty..................... 0        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)........ 21-67   48-252
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 238      332
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 32-13-1  36-24-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 53-305   84-584
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2-16      4-9
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 8-141     1-14
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 1-7     1-14
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 7-32.0   3-42.3
Fumbles-Lost................ 4-2      3-1
Penalties-Yards............ 5-25     5-45
Possession Time........... 24:55    35:05
Third-Down Conversions..... 5/14    11/16
Fourth-Down Conversions..... 0/0      1/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 1-1      5-7

RUSHING
LT: P.Jackson 9-43, F.Franklin 6-35, Z.Champion 6-minus 11.

NU: C.Glenn 13-88, M.Lucky 13-79, K.Jackson 15-47, B.Jackson 3-36, Z.Taylor 2-9, Team 2-minus 7.

PASSING
LT: Z.Champion 12/27-231 1 TD 1 INT;
    M.Mosley 1/5-7 0 TD 0 INT

NU: Z.Taylor 22/33-287 3 TD 1 INT;
    J.Ganz 2/3-45 1 TD 0 INT

RECEIVING
LT: J.Holland, Johnathan 7-139, J.Wheeler 2-69, E.Newman 1-16, F.Franklin 1-7, B.Carroll 1-7, P.Jackson 1-0.

NU: T.Nunn 5-54, M.Herian 3-61, N.Swift 3-46, M.Lucky 3-42, T.Peterson 2-30, F.Hardy 2-24, J.Mueller 2-10, JB.Phillips 2-8, H.Teafatiller 1-29, M.Purify 1-28.

Attendance: 85,181

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Huskers open season with rout of ’Dogs

Fueled by a flurry of career firsts, a balanced offensive attack and a dominating performance by the Blackshirts, Nebraska rolled past Louisiana Tech, 49-10, in Saturday’s season opener in front of a school-record 85,181 fans.

NU threw for 332 yards and rushed for 252 more in amassing 584 total yards, the most in the Bill Callahan era. Seven players scored touchdowns, including four Huskers who found the end zone for the first time in their career.

Senior quarterback Zac Taylor tied a career high with three touchdown passes, with each goint to a different tight end. Taylor finished the game 22-of-33 for 287 yards.

Sophomore Cody Glenn paced the rushing attack, running for 88 yards on 13 carries. Fellow sophomore Marlon Lucky added 79 yards on 13 carries and scored his first career touchdown. In his Husker debut, Kenny Wilson rushed 15 times for 47 yards, while junior Brandon Jackson totaled 36 yards on three carries, including a spectacular 25-yard touchdown run.

After being scored upon on two consecutive possessions in the second quarter, the NU defense kept the Tech offense in check for the rest of the game, limiting the Bulldogs to 305 yards of total offense while forcing three turnovers and recording two sacks.

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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

Shatel

It's too soon to laugh or guffaw, count chickens or tight ends. But on opening day of his third season, Callahan's WCO delivered like never before.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

Saturday, Nebraska’s offensive rust lasted just a few series. Thereafter ... the Huskers played with a lights-out mentality.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

It wasn't unreasonable to think that the Huskers might stumble out of the gate. But by game's end, the slow start was all but forgotten.

Grand Island Independent
Leever

To have four talented running backs who are all good enough to be on the field could potentially be huge.

Husker Dan

What Husker fans witnessed Saturday may have been the official unveiling of the West Coast Offense, the one Bill Callahan has been telling us about ever since he arrived in Lincoln.

HuskerMax
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