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.