Nebraska 45
Kansas 35

Nov. 8, 2008 • 1:37 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • FSN PPV
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2008 Nebraska-Kansas football, Suh touchdownHusker defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh scores on a short pass from Joe Ganz in the fourth quarter after lining up as a fullback. · Lincoln Journal Star ·

1st quarter
NU: M. McNeill 4 pass from M. Lucky (A. Henery kick) 4:47
KU: Kerry Meier 28 pass from Todd Reesing (J. Branstetter kick) 3:17
2nd quarter
KU: D. Briscoe 53 pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick) 4:39
NU: C. Brooks 25 pass from J. Ganz (Henery kick) 2:17
3rd quarter
NU: Henery 35 field goal 08:31
KU: D. Field 11 pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick) 4:32
NU: R. Helu Jr. 10 run (Henery kick) 0:08
4th quarter
NU: Helu 52 run (Henery kick) 14:01
KU: J. Sharp 7 run (Branstetter kick) 9:56
NU: N. Suh 2 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 5:58
NU: N. Swift 14 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 3:48
KU: Reesing 14 run (Branstetter kick) 2:15

                            KU       NU
FIRST DOWNS................ 22       24
  Rushing................... 8        8
  Passing.................. 13       16
  Penalty................... 1        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 39-118   35-167
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 304      328
  Att-Comp-Int........ 30-15-1  38-29-1
TOTAL OFFENSE.......... 69-422   73-495
Punt Returns-Yards....... 1-18     5-89
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 6-89     5-59
Int. Returns-Yards........ 1-5      1-0
Punts-Average.......... 7-36.4   2-46.0
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-0      5-3
Penalties-Yards.......... 5-31     4-30
Possession Time......... 25:14    34:46
Third-Down Conv. ........ 3/12     6/14
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 0/1      2/3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 3-3      5-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards... 2-23     5-42

KU: J. Sharp, 22-90; T. Reesing, 16-35; K. Meier, 1-minus 7

NU: R. Helu Jr., 16-115; Q. Castille, 5-49; A. Henery, 1-9; M. Lucky, 6-7; TEAM 3-minus 5; J. Ganz, 4-minus 8

KU: T. Reesing, 15-30-1-304.

NU: J. Ganz, 28-37-1-324; M. Lucky, 1-1-0-4

KU: D. Briscoe, 6-176; K. Meier, 3-52; J. Wilson, 3-51; J. Sharp, 2-14; D. Fields, 1-11.

NU: R. Helu Jr., 8-61; N. Swift, 7-111; T. Peterson, 5-72; M. McNeill, 4-37; M. Lucky, 2-3; C. Brooks, 1-25; Q. Castille, 1-17; N. Suh, 1-2

Attendance: 85,486


Stats & recap

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Strong finish seals victory over Jayhawks

Behind big plays from sophomore I-back Roy Helu Jr. and junior defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska scored 21 fourth-quarter points and held on for a 45-35 victory over the Kansas on a chilly and windy afternoon in Lincoln.

The victory made the Huskers bowl eligible and tied with Kansas at 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the Big 12.

In the fourth quarter, Helu and Suh both shined to highlight terrific performances. Helu rushed for 78 yards and one touchdown in the final period. He finished with 115 yards rushing and a game-high eight catches. It was his second straight 100-yard rushing game.

Suh scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter when he lined up at fullback and caught his first career pass for a two-yard touchdown that put Nebraska up by 10 with less than six minutes remaining. The Portland, Ore., native recorded a career-high 12 tackles, including four tackles for loss, 2½ sacks and a quarterback hurry.

The battle of two of the nation’s most efficient quarterbacks did not disappoint. Nebraska’s Joe Ganz completed 28 of 37 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns, while Kansas’ Todd Reesing connected on 15 of 30 attempts for 304 yards and three TDs.

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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



This one may not have been a signature win, to use the trendy vernacular of the college football world, but it was a pivotal one.


Nebraska’s 45-35 win was as satisfying and timely for Huskers fans as a cup of steaming coffee on a frigid day.

Lincoln Journal Star

After spending the majority of his career seemingly destined to be a career backup, Ganz is now the poster boy for the Nebraska football program’s revival.

Grand Island Independent
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