Nebraska 56
Nicholls St. 7

Sep. 9, 2006 - 12:35 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nicholls St. 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 14 14 14 14 56
1st quarter
NU: C.Glenn 1 run (J.Congdon kick) 8:02
NU: D.Todd 1 pass from Z.Taylor (Congdon kick) 0:28
2nd quarter
NU: M.Herian 19 pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 12:54
NU: M.Lucky 1 run (Congdon kick) 0:23
3rd quarter
NU: F.Hardy 14 pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 10:07
NU: M.Purify 42 pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 7:36
4th quarter
NS: B.Cole 1 run (A.Romero kick) 13:33
NU: K.Wilson 14 run (Congdon kick) 11:03
NU: Glenn 7 run (Congdon kick) 5:07

                            NS        NU
FIRST DOWNS................. 7        30
  Rushing................... 7        17
  Passing................... 0        12
  Penalty................... 0         1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 47-187    50-261
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 0       237
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 3-0-0   26-21-0
TOTAL OFFENSE.......... 50-187    76-498
Punt Returns-Yards........ 0-0     8-117
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 7-86      1-23
Int. Returns-Yards........ 0-0       0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 8-38.9    1-41.0
Fumbles-Lost.............. 7-3       1-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 6-46      3-20
Possession Time......... 25:14     33:27
Third-Down Conv. ..... 3 of 13   7 of 12
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 1 of 2    2 of 3

RUSHING
NS: G.Thorne 3-65, M.McLendon 8-48, Z.Morgan 8-27, Dw.Jones 7-19, C.Bunch 11-13, B.Cole 5-12, V.Montgomery 4-9, Team 1-(-6)

NU: Lucky 18-103, K.Wilson 9-79, C.Glenn 11-47, B.Jackson 7-29, J.Ganz 1-10, Z.Taylor 3-(minus 3), Team 1-(-4)

PASSING
NS: C.Bunch 0-3-0-0

NU: Z.Taylor 19-23-0-202, J.Ganz 2-3-0-35

RECEIVING
NS: none

NU: M.Herian 4-38, B.Jackson 3-25, T.Nunn 3-22, J.B.Phillips 3-17, M.Purify 2-61, D.Todd 2-9, T.Peterson 1-31, F.Hardy 1-14, M.Lucky 1-13, D.Erickson 1-7

Attendance: 84,076

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Stats & Recap

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.

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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

The Huskers could have squeegeed the Colonels off the field. ... But exhibition season is over. Time for the real season.

Omaha World-Herald
Leever

A year ago at this time, it was hard envisioning us scoring 56 points on anyone.

McKeever

From the start of Saturday’s contest, it was obvious that Division I-AA Nicholls State was going to amount to nothing more than target practice for the Huskers.

Lincoln Journal Star
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