Huskers cruise past Colonels; L.A. trip next
With a steady rain falling, No. 21 Nebraska created a downpour of points on its way to a 56-7 win over Nicholls State.
The Huskers, 2-0, received impressive balance for the second straight game, both rushing and passing for more than 200 yards on their way to scoring 49 or more points for the second consecutive week.
Nebraska scored on six of its first seven possessions.
Senior quarterback Zac Taylor produced one of the most efficient and productive passing efforts by a Nebraska quarterback in school history, connecting on 19-of-23 passes, including 12 straight completions in the first half, for 202 yards and four touchdowns in three quarters of football before giving way to No. 2 quarterback Joe Ganz in the fourth quarter.
Taylor’s 213.77 NCAA pass efficiency rating ranked as the eighth best day by a Husker in the Nebraska record books.
While the Husker offense rolled, Nebraska’s defense silenced Nicholls State through the air, holding the Colonels to no passing yards, the first time that has been achieved by the Blackshirts since the 1992 Oklahoma State game.