Records tumble as Jayhawks rout Huskers
Kansas’ offense proved virtually unstoppable as the Jayhawks blew out the Huskers in Lawrence, 76-39, producing the highest point total ever by a Nebraska opponent.
After a three-and-out to start the game, the Jayhawks never again punted. They carried a 48-24 lead into halftime after scoring touchdowns on seven consecutive possessions.
The 48-point total at the break was also a Nebraska opponent record.
In his first career start as Nebraska’s quarterback, Joe Ganz completed 25 of 50 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns to lead Nebraska to the biggest offensive output allowed by KU’s defense this season. Ganz was intercepted four times, however, while the Jayhawks played turnover-free football.
Nebraska receiver Maurice Purify had a huge day with seven catches for 158 yards and three scores. I-back Marlon Lucky added six catches for 83 yards, including a 62-yard catch and run for a touchdown that gave NU a 14-7 first-quarter lead.
KU quarterback Todd Reesing orchestrated a fine-tuned Kansas onslaught by completing 30 of 41 passes for 354 yards and six touchdowns. Three of the scoring strikes went to Dezmon Briscoe.