Nebraska 52
Nevada 10

Sep. 1, 2007 - 2:36 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nevada 0 10 0 0 10
Nebraska 7 14 24 7 52
Marlon Lucky

Marlon Lucky stiff-arms a Nevada defender. | Courtesy of Huskers.com
1st quarter
NEB: M. Lucky 16 pass from S. Keller (A. Henery kick) 4:16 
2nd quarter
NEV: B. Jaekle 36 FG, 13:58
NEV: J. Amaya 80 INT return (Jaekle kick) 10:53
NEB: Lucky 1 run (Henery kick) 6:40
NEB: Q. Castille 1 run (Henery kick) 2:22
3rd quarter
NEB: Lucky 17 run (Henery kick) 11:30
NEB: Lucky 3 run (A. Kunalic kick) 8:59
NEB: A. Kunalic 46 FG, 4:45
NEB: Castille 2 run (Henery kick) 0:50
4th quarter
NEB: M. Culbert 17 run (Henery kick) 8:31

                            NEV      NEB
First downs.................. 9       35
  Rushing.................... 3       20
  Passing.................... 5       12
  Penalty.................... 1        3
Rushes-Net Yds........... 24-77   70-413
Net Yds Passing............ 108      212
  Comp-Att-Int.......... 9-27-1  15-26-1
Total Offense.............. 185      625
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 12-86     8-65
Punts-Average.......... 10-40.1   2-44.5
Punt returns-Avg......... 2-7.5    5-5.6
Kickoff returns-Avg..... 3-23.0   3-24.3
Interceptions-Yds-TD.... 1-80-1    1-0-0
Possession Time.......... 19:22    40:38
Third-Down Conv. ......... 1/13     7/15
Fourth-Down Conversions.... 1/1      1/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 1-1      7-8
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 0-0      1-9

RUSHING
NEV: N.Graziano 6-29; V.Taua 3-24; B.Fragger 7-16; A.Rosenblum 1-16; C.Randall 2-6; M.Lippincott 4-(-5); M.Samples 1-(-9)

NEB: M.Lucky 30-233; Q.Castille 18-78; M.Culbert 5-35; C.Glenn 8-29; R.Helu 6-26; J.Ganz 2-15; Team 1-(-3)
 
PASSING
NEV: N.Graziano 8/24 109 Yds, 0 TD, 1 INT;
C.Kaepernick 1/3 -1 Yds, 0 TD, 0 INT

NEB: S.Keller 14/25 193 Yds, 1 INT, 1 TD;
J.Ganz 1/1 19 Yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
 
RECEIVING
NEV: M.McCoy 2-37; M.Mitchell 2-34; A.King Jr. 2-11; K.Sammons 1-19; L.Lippincott 1-8; C.Wellington 1-(-1)

NEB: M.Lucky 3-33; T.Nunn 2-36; N.Swift 2-28; M.McNeill 1-25; F.Hardy 1-24; D.Erickson 1-19; A.Sand 1-15; D.Young 1-14; T.Peterson 1-8; N.Paul 1-6; C.Brooks 1-4
 
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2007 Huskers hit the ground running, pound Wolf Pack

Marlon Lucky erupted for a Nebraska season-opening record 233 rushing yards and three scores to power Nebraska to a 52-10 victory over Nevada.

Lucky stole the show as the featured back in Nebraska’s high-powered rushing attack that racked up 413 yards on 70 attempts against the Wolf Pack. He became the first Husker to score four touchdowns in a game since David Horne did it at Texas A&M in 2002.

Freshman I-back Quentin Castille enjoyed an impressive first game in a Husker uniform by adding two rushing touchdowns of his own while carrying 18 times for 78 yards.

Senior quarterback Sam Keller also produced a solid opening effort at the controls of Nebraska’s West Coast Offense by completing 14-of-25 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and an interception in his highly anticipated Husker debut.

Keller and reserve quarterback Joe Ganz also got plenty of receivers involved in Nebraska’s passing attack, as 11 Huskers recorded at least one reception.

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2007 schedule
04/14 Red 38, White 0
09/01 Nevada W 52-10
09/08 @ Wake Forest W 20-17
09/15 Southern Cal L 31-49
09/22 Ball St. W 41-40
09/29 Iowa St. W 35-17
10/06 @ MIssouri L 6-41
10/13 Oklahoma St. L 14-45
10/20 Texas A&M L 14-36
10/27 @ Texas L 25-28
11/03 @ Kansas L 39-76
11/10 Kansas St. W 73-31
11/23 @ Colorado L 51-65

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

All the backs had a good game because the line was tremendous. This is best our line has looked in long time.

Sipple

Starting next week, the answers — not to mention the yards — won’t come as easily.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

Rest assured, there will be bigger days ahead for Keller.

Grand Island Independent
McKewon

Overall, Keller seemed to be trying too hard – especially in the first half.

Nebraska StatePaper
Leever

It’s hard not to notice the improved depth this team has, particularly on defense.

Chatelain

Nebraska's "pound the rock" motto in 2006 was nice and catchy, but it didn't always hold true in big games. The Huskers may have the horses this time around.

Omaha World-Herald
Husker Mike

Did I see right ... Bill Callahan just used a fullback as more than a blocker?

Corn Nation
Stryker

This was at least a glimpse of Bill Callahan’s West Coast offense as it was meant to be run.

North Platte Bulletin
Husker Dan

If the Huskers can run effectively this fall, they should be in every game. If they can't, well, Bill Callahan might have to wait another year to get his first signature win.

HuskerMax
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