Nebraska 73
Kansas St. 31

Nov. 10, 2007 • 11:37 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • Versus
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1st quarter
KS: J. Nelson 21 pass from J. Freeman (B. Rossman kick) 8:55
NU: C. Grixby 94 kickoff return (A. Henery kick) 8:42
KS: Rossman 31 FG, 4:34
NU: M. Lucky 26 pass from J. Ganz (Henery kick) 0:32
2nd quarter
NU: F. Hardy 36 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 13:09
NU: Henery 27 FG, 6:39
NU: Lucky 5 run (Henery kick) 2:05
NU: T. Peterson 23 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 0:08
3rd quarter
NU: Hardy 8 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 12:00
NU: Hardy 39 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 6:16
KS: Freeman 4 run (Rossman kick) 2:48
4th quarter
NU: T. Nunn 7 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 14:17
NU: Peterson 11 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 10:58
KS: B. Alstatt 1 pass from Freeman (Rossman kick) 10:02
NU: Lucky 3 run (Henery kick) 4:04
KS: J. Johnson 53 run (Rossman kick) 2:19

                            KSU        NU
FIRST DOWNS................. 24        35
  Rushing.................... 8        11
  Passing................... 14        23
  Penalty.................... 2         1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 28-108    37-183
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 320       519
Passes Att-Comp-Int.... 44-26-0   43-31-0
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 72-428    80-702
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 0-0      3-48
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 7-92     5-154
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0       0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 6-42.0    1-36.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 3-0       1-0
Penalties-Yards........... 7-40      6-71
Possession Time.......... 25:49     34:11
Third-Down Conv. ...... 6 of 14   5 of 11
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 0 of 1    3 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 4-4       6-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 3-15      4-40

KS: J. Johnson 16-129; L. Patton 3-15; D. Murphy 2-4; TEAM 1-(-15); J. Freeman 6-(-25).

NU: M. Lucky 16-103; Q. Castille 11-50; J. Ganz 6-18; M. Purify 1-7; R. Helu 2-6; TEAM 1-(-1).
KS: J. Freeman 26/44 320 Yds, 2 TD, 0 INT.

NU: J.Ganz 30/40 510 Yds, 7 TD, 0 INT;
B. Davis 1/1 9 Yds, 0 TD, 0 INT;
TEAM 0/1 0 Yds, 0 INT; M. Lucky 0/1 0 Yds, 0 INT.
KS: J. Nelson 9-125; D. Murphy 5-106; J. Johnson 3-38; J. Mastrud 3-13; D. Gonzalez 2-25; T. Purvis 1-6; C. Wilson 1-5; B. Alstatt 1-1; L. Patton 1-1.

NU: M. Purify 6-108; M. Lucky 6-78; T. Nunn 5-56; T. Peterson 4-85; F. Hardy 3-83; D. Erickson 3-25; N. Swift 2-38; M. Holt 1-35; Q. Castille 1-11.
Attendance: 84,665


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Ganz shatters records in romp over Wildcats

Joe Ganz produced one of the best individual offensive performances in school history to lead a high-powered Nebraska offense to more than 700 total yards in a 73-31 victory over visiting Kansas State in the Big Red’s home finale.

Ganz shattered Nebraska’s single-game records for total offense (528 yards), passing yards (510) and touchdown passes (7).

The junior quarterback from Palos Heights, Ill., completed 30 of 40 passes and did not throw an interception in his second career start.

Nebraska amassed 702 yards of total offense, the first time since 1995 that the Huskers crossed the 700-yard plateau. NU also produced its first 70-point scoring total since hanging 77 on Iowa State in 1997.

The Huskers, who snapped a five-game losing streak to improve to 5-6 overall and 2-5 in Big 12 play, fell behind 7-0 on KSU’s second drive of the game before senior cornerback Cortney Grixby ignited the Husker faithful with a scintillating 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to tie the score midway through the opening quarter.

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Pregame & team info
2007 schedule
04/14Red 38, White 0
09/01NevadaW 52-10
09/08@ Wake ForestW 20-17
09/15Southern CalL 31-49
09/22Ball St.W 41-40
09/29Iowa St.W 35-17
10/06@ MIssouriL 6-41
10/13Oklahoma St.L 14-45
10/20Texas A&ML 14-36
10/27@ TexasL 25-28
11/03@ KansasL 39-76
11/10Kansas St.W 73-31
11/23@ ColoradoL 51-65


Colonel Mustard

Bill clearly ran the score up on Saturday. I think he trying to say to the fans ‘See what you will be missing if I get fired.’


This turned out to be a feel-good day for the Huskers, a day the ugly storm dissipated, if only for a few hours, just in time for Senior Day.

Lincoln Journal Star

What did this mean for Callahan’s future at NU? Was this a reason to reconsider? Or more an indictment of what should have been?

Omaha World-Herald

This was a game for all those fans who wish we could just turn back the clock to better times for Nebraska football.

North Platte Bulletin

Too bad Freeman couldn’t have been the opposing quarterback every week this year.

Husker Dan

What a difference Joey Ganz made in his first home start.


Just when it seems you have [Callahan’s] teams figured out, they pull a fast one on you.


It was like a time machine blast to the past of the scoring explosion team of 1983.


This was arguably the best rebound since Brad Pitt landed Angelina Jolie.

Grand Island Independent

I hadn’t seen them play with this much fire all year long. If you can play at that level once you can play at that level all the time.

Former Husker
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