Nebraska 32
Baylor 20

Oct. 25, 2008 • 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • Versus
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2008 Nebraska-Baylor football, Robert Griffin III and Larry AsanteWith Nebraska leading 24-20, Larry Asante stops a Baylor threat early in the fourth quarter by sacking quarterback Robert Griffin III on a fourth-and-four play from the Nebraska 31. · Lincoln Journal Star ·

1st quarter
NU: R. Hill 6 pass from J. Ganz (A. Henery kick) 7:42
BU: J. Finley 43 run (B. Parks kick) 7:03
BU: R. Griffin 47 run (Parks kick) 2:26
2nd quarter
NU: Henery 27 FG, 5:41
NU: M. Lucky 18 run (Henery kick) 2:06
BU: J. Jones 1 run (Parks kick blocked) 0:17
3rd quarter
NU: N. Swift 9 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 1:15*
4th quarter
NU: Swift 53 pass from Ganz (Henery kick failed) 12:11
NU: Safety (C. Koehler tackled Finley in end zone), 6:59

                             BU        NU
FIRST DOWNS................. 16        26
  Rushing.................... 8         9
  Passing.................... 5        17
  Penalty.................... 3         0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 33-216    37-161
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 134       336
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 20-9-0   46-32-0
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 53-350    83-497
Punt Returns-Yards......... 0-0      2-29
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 3-40      4-59
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 6-44.5    3-43.3
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-0       3-1
Penalties-Yards........... 6-39      6-70
Possession Time.......... 21:23     38:37
Third-Down Conv. ......... 0/10     11/17
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 1 of 2    0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 1-2       4-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 2-5      3-22

BU: R.Griffin 16-121; J.Finley 14-88; K.Wright 2-6; J.Jones 1-1. 

NU: M.Lucky 16-83; J.Ganz 11-42; Q.Castille 7-31; R.Helu Jr. 2-6; TEAM 1-minus 1.

BU: R.Griffin 9-20-0-134. 
NU: J.Ganz 32-46-0-336. 
BU: K.Wright 3-60; T.White 3-18; J.Fenty 2-21; E.Smith 1-35. 

NU: N.Swift 11-121; T.Peterson 6-57; N.Paul 5-34; M.McNeill 4-24; M.Lucky 3-82; M.Holt 1-8; R.Hill 1-6; D.Young 1-4. 
Attendance: 85,104

2008 Nebraska-Baylor football, Marlon LuckyMarlon Lucky sprints away from Baylor defenders in the fourth quarter. · Lincoln Journal Star ·


Stats & recap

Huskers rule second half, subdue Bears

Nate Swift broke Nebraska’s career receptions record and scored a pair of second-half touchdowns to lead Nebraska to a come-from-behind 32-20 win over Baylor.

Swift became NU’s career receptions leader on a nine-yard touchdown pass from Joe Ganz late in the third quarter. The play gave NU a 24-20 lead and moved Swift ahead of 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers’ 143 career catches.

It was Swift’s eighth reception of the day, but he wasn’t done. After the Husker defense held Baylor on its next drive, Ganz hit Swift on a 53-yard TD strike to put NU ahead 30-20.

Although Swift took center stage, Nebraska’s win was a team effort. Ganz completed 32 of 46 passes for 336 yards while connecting with eight different receivers.

The Huskers put the game away when Ganz hooked up with Marlon Lucky for 69 yards on 3rd-and-17 midway through the fourth quarter. Ganz’s short throw and Lucky’s scintillating run set Nebraska up at the Baylor 5. The Bears gained possession on a fumble two plays later, but NU’s Colton Koehler tackled Baylor’s Jay Finley in the end zone for a safety on the next play to put the Huskers up 32-20.

It was the third straight game that NU controlled the ball for more than 37 minutes. The Huskers improved to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12, while Baylor slipped to 3-5 and 1-3.

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Pregame & team info
2008 schedule
04/19Reds 24, Whites 14
08/30W. MichiganW 47-24
09/06San Jose St.W 35-12
09/13New Mexico St.W 38-7
09/27Virginia TechL 30-35
10/04MissouriL 17-52
10/11@ Texas TechL 31-37
10/18@ Iowa St.W 35-7
10/25BaylorW 32-20
11/01@ OklahomaL 28-62
11/08KansasW 45-35
11/15@ Kansas St.W 56-28
11/28ColoradoW 40-31
01/01ClemsonW 26-21


Colonel Mustard

We have become a ball-control offensive team. This strategy has been effective for three straight games and suits our personnel very well.


Junior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who leads the Big 12 in tackles by an interior lineman, is beginning to fulfill his promise and disrupt enemy offenses.


Are the Big 12 refs out to get Pelini? It's a nice theory. But who knows? They're human. They might not give the Huskers the benefit of the doubt.

Omaha World-Herald

The Bears punched hard. But the new-and-improved Huskers punched back harder in the second half.

Lincoln Journal Star

It seems Nebraska is taking steps toward climbing into that category of “good” teams in the Big 12. This week, the Huskers won without their A-game.

Grand Island Independent
Husker Dan

That the Huskers were able to shut out the Bears in the second half was further evidence of the progress this year’s Husker team has made.


Putting the poor officiating aside, the team played through that adversity and came through when it mattered.

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