Nebraska 56
Kansas St. 28

Nov. 15, 2008 - 2:35 p.m. Central
Bill Snyder Family Stadium | Manhattan, KS | FSN PPV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 14 21 0 21 56
Kansas St. 7 7 7 7 28

2008 Nebraska-Kansas State football, Quentin Castille touchdown funQuentin Castille runs past KSU defensive back Courtney Herndon for a first-quarter touchdown. · St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press · Newspapers.com

1st quarter
KSU: C. Herndon 57 interception return (B. Rossmann kick) 11:51
NEB: R. Helu Jr. 1 run (A. Henery kick) 7:13
NEB: Q. Castille 37 run (Henery kick) 2:28
2nd quarter
KSU: E. Pierce 63 pass from J. Freeman (Rossman kick) 14:07
NEB: Helu 24 run (Henery kick) 11:33
NEB: T. Peterson 5 pass from J. Ganz (Henery kick) 7:05
NEB: M. McNeill 18 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 0:44
3rd quarter
KSU: C. Coffman 1 run (Rossman kick) 2:52
4th quarter
NEB: Ganz 25 run (Henery kick) 14:47
KSU: B. Banks 98 kickoff return (Rossman kick) 14:33
NEB: Ganz 14 run (Henery kick) 11:57
NEB: M. Mendoza 31 run (Henery kick) 3:05

                           NEB       KSU 
FIRST DOWNS ................29        13
  Rushing.................. 18         6
  Passing.................. 11         5
  Penalty................... 0         2
RUSHES-NET YARDS ...... 53-340     32-59
NET YARDS PASSING ........ 270       188
 Comp-Att-Int ........ 16-25-1   12-26-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 78-610    58-247
Fumbles-Lost ............. 1-1       3-1
Penalties-Yards ......... 7-56      5-25
Punts-Average ......... 4-37.8    6-39.5
Punt returns-Avg ....... 5-9.6     2-2.0
Kickoff returns-Avg ... 4-18.2    6-30.2 
Interceptions-Yds ........ 0-0      1-57
Possession Time ........ 36:35     23:25
Third-Down Conv. ........ 7/13      2/13
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 1/1       1/4
Red-Zone Scores-Chances .. 4-6       1-2
Sacks By-Yards .......... 4-49       1-2

RUSHING
NEB: J. Ganz 11-95, R. Helu 13-72, M. Mendoza 10-58, Q. Castille 6-51, M. Lucky 11-47, Z. Lee 2-17.

KSU: L. Brown 13-49, L. Dold 9-19, B. Banks 2-13, C. Coffman 2-5, J. Freeman 6-(minus 27).

PASSING
NEB: J. Ganz 16-25-1-270.
KSU: J. Freeman 7-18-0-114, C. Coffman 5-8-0-74.

RECEIVING
NEB: N. Swift 4-98, T. Peterson 4-47, M. McNeill 3-52, N. Paul 3-31, D. Young 2-42.

KSU: E. Pierce 4-94, D. Murphy 4-65, B. Banks 3-16, J. Mastrud 1-13.

Attendance: 48,444

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Stats & recap

Huskers breeze past ’Cats with 600-plus yards

Joe Ganz rushed for a career-high 95 yards while adding 270 yards through the air to lead a balanced Nebraska offense in the Huskers’ 56-28 victory over Kansas State in Manhattan.

Ganz scored twice on the ground and threw for two more scores while directing a Nebraska offense that amassed over 600 total yards. His 270 yards passing gave him 3,103 yards through the air this season, as he joined Zac Taylor as the only quarterbacks in school history to throw for 3,000 yards in a single season.

Ganz completed 16 of 25 passes to give him 247 completions in 2008, good for a new Nebraska record. Taylor held the previous record of 237 in 2005.

Nate Swift was Ganz’s favorite target, catching four balls for 98 yards, just missing his second straight 100-yard receiving game.

The Huskers’ rushing game was the highlight of Saturday’s strong offensive performance. Ganz rushed for a game-high 95 yards on only 11 carries as NU finished with a season-high 340 yards rushing. Roy Helu Jr. added 72 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, while Marcus Mendoza tallied 58 yards, Quentin Castille added 51 yards and Marlon Lucky finished with 47.

The Wildcats managed just 247 total yards, and 14 of their 28 points came via defensive and special teams touchdowns.

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2008 schedule
04/19 Reds 24, Whites 14
08/30 W. Michigan W 47-24
09/06 San Jose St. W 35-12
09/13 New Mexico St. W 38-7
09/27 Virginia Tech L 30-35
10/04 Missouri L 17-52
10/11 @ Texas Tech L 31-37
10/18 @ Iowa St. W 35-7
10/25 Baylor W 32-20
11/01 @ Oklahoma L 28-62
11/08 Kansas W 45-35
11/15 @ Kansas St. W 56-28
11/28 Colorado W 40-31
01/01 Clemson W 26-21

Commentary

Stryker

With Chase Daniel, Graham Harrell, Robert Griffin, Sam Bradford and Todd Reesing finally in the rearview mirror, the Husker defensive back­field showed some improvement.

HuskerMax
Sipple

The Huskers have proven to be a resilient bunch, bouncing back nicely after blowout losses to Missouri and Oklahoma.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

There wasn’t much drama. But there was plenty of sweet irony as Nebraska’s 56-28 victory over Kansas State played out.

Omaha World-Herald
Husker Dan

Ganz seems to maximize every once of talent he has. All season long, Joe has been the sparkplug of the Husker offense.

HuskerMax
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