By ground and by air, Reds romp past Whites
The Reds raced to a 35-7 victory over the Whites in Nebraska’s spring game.
Zac Taylor led an impressive performance by the first-team offense in the first half. Nebraska’s returning starter at quarterback, Taylor completed 14 of 21 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns as the Reds jumped out to a 28-0 halftime advantage.
Freshman I-backs Cody Glenn and Marlon Lucky also contributed impressive efforts. Glenn led all rushers with 16 carries for 98 yards, while Lucky pitched in 15 carries for 84 yards.
Lucky put the Reds on the scoreboard with 8:06 remaining in the first half with a four-yard touchdown run that capped an 11-play, 62-yard drive. On the drive, Lucky carried five times for 36 yards, while Glenn added a 13-yard burst.
Taylor’s passing sparked the Reds’ second drive. He opened the possession with 34-yard pass to Terrence Nunn before capping the drive three plays later with a 23-yard connection with Todd Peterson.
Taylor tossed his second touchdown pass early in the second quarter, hooking up with fullback Dane Todd on a three-yard toss to cap a nine-play, 65-yard drive.
The Reds closed the half on a high note as Taylor hit tight end Josh Mueller with a seven-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left.
Linebacker Steve Octavien set up the Reds’ only second-half touchdown with his interception and five-yard return of a Beau Davis pass.
Titus Brothers provided the game’s most electrifying highlight and the only score for the White squad with his 100-yard kickoff return with 3:45 left in the third quarter.