Nebraska 35
Iowa St. 7

Oct. 18, 2008 • 11:30 a.m. Central
Jack Trice Stadium •Ames, IA • Versus
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2008 Nebraska-Iowa State football, Zach Potter sackZach Potter sacks ISU quarterback Austen Arnaud during the first quarter. · Lincoln Journal Star ·

1st quarter
NEB: N. Swift 19 pass from J. Ganz (A. Henery kick) 5:27
2nd quarter
NEB: M. Lucky 15 run (Henery kick) 8:59
NEB: M. Lucky 4 run (Henery kick) 2:23
3rd quarter
ISU: A. Robinson 67 run (G. Mahoney kick) 14:23
4th quarter
NEB: J. Ganz 1 run (Henery kick) 6:35
NEB: Q. Castille 19 run (Henery kick) 1:55

                           NEB       ISU
FIRST DOWNS ............... 29        11
  Rushing................... 9         5
  Passing.................. 18         5
  Penalty................... 2         1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) .... 41-220    25-105
PASSING YDS (NET) ........ 328       113
  Comp-Att-Int ....... 27-37-0   16-29-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 78-548    54-218
Fumble Returns-Yards .... 1-11       1-8
Punt Returns-Yards ....... 1-1      2-17
Kickoff Returns-Yards ... 1-12      3-39
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 5-36.8    8-44.8
Fumbles-Lost ............. 5-3       3-2
Penalties-Yards ......... 4-45      6-42
Possession Time ........ 37:11     22:49
Third-Down Conv. ........ 7/13      2/13
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 0/0       1/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 5-5       0-1

NEB: M.Lucky 15-74; Q.Castille 11-70; R. Helu Jr. 6-66; N. Swift 1-7; J. Ganz 8-3

ISU: A.Robinson 11-87; A.Arnaud 7-10; J.Bass 5-9; J.Scales 1-2; Team 1-(-3)

NEB: J.Ganz 27-37-0 328

ISU: A.Arnaud 16-29-0 113

NEB: M.Swift 8-112; Me.Holt 5-45; T.Peterson 4-52; M.McNeill 3-39; N.Paul 2-25; M.Lucky 2-16; R.Helu Jr. 1-27; M.Mendoza 1-7; Q.Castille 1-5

ISU: R.Sumrall 6-44; D.Catlett 2-20; M.Hamilton 2-15; H.Jones 2-13; S.Johnson 1-8; C.Franklin 1-7; D.Darks 1-4; A.Robinson 1-2

Attendance: 48,794

2008 Nebraska-Iowa State football, Roy Helu runRoy Helu Jr. breaks into the open on a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter. · Lincoln Journal Star ·


Stats & recap

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Huskers post road victory over Cyclones

Nebraska dominated the first half and put Iowa State away in the fourth quarter as the Huskers snapped their three-game losing streak with a 35-7 win in Ames.

NU improved to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12 to give Bo Pelini his first league victory as the Huskers’ head coach. Nebraska also snapped its overall five-game road losing streak. Iowa State slipped to 2-5 and 0-3.

In perhaps their best half of football of the season, the Huskers amassed 349 yards of total offense in the first half on their way to a 21-0 lead.

Nebraska opened the scoring with Nate Swift’s 19-yard reception from Joe Ganz with 5:27 left in the opening quarter. Swift’s touchdown catch capped a nine-play, 92-yard drive.

Swift finished with eight catches for 112 yards. He also became the second player in school history with more than 2,000 receiving yards, finishing the day with 2,021 yards, trailing only 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers (2,479).

Ganz passed for 328 yards while leading a balanced arsenal that rolled up 548 yards of total offense, including 220 on the ground.

The Nebraska defense held ISU to 218 yards of total offense. Armando Murillo, Cody Glenn and Larry Asante led the Huskers with five tackles each, while Murillo added an 11-yard fumble return and a pass breakup.

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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

Ganz is doing a great job in managing the offense that seems to have discovered its identity.


It looks like the Cornhusker defense, a bleeding Big Red open sore for more than a year, is finally starting to heal.


Winning is a habit. So is losing. NU is trying to shake one and embrace the other. Winning, that is.

Omaha World-Herald

If Iowa State’s players actually practiced for the Huskers last week, they sure had a funny way of showing it.

Des Moines Register

Bo Pelini had to be happy with his team’s response to the program's worst conference start since 1968.

Grand Island Independent

As surely as the wind whips through Jack Trice Stadium every autumn, these Huskers now appear to be eminently bowl-worthy.

Lincoln Journal Star
Husker Dan

It’s probably no coincidence that the return of Phillip Dillard and Cody Glenn made the Husker defense much better Saturday.

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