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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.