Nebraska 38
Arkansas St. 9

Sep. 12, 2009 - 1:10 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN PPV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Arkansas St. 0 6 0 3 9
Nebraska 14 10 7 7 38
1st quarter
NEB: Tyler Legate 3 pass from Zac Lee (Alex Henery kick) 11:40
NEB: Mike McNeill 13 pass from Lee (Henery kick) 1:15
2nd quarter
NEB: Niles Paul 30 run (Henery kick) 13:59
ASU - Reggie Arnold 1 run (Josh Arauco kick failed) 5:30
NEB: Henery 26 field goal, 0:09 
3rd quarter
NEB: McNeill 32 pass from Lee (Henery kick) 9:47
4th quarter
ASU: Arauco 42 field goal, 12:05
NEB: Paul 2 pass from Lee (Henery kick) 8:14

                           ASU       NEB
First downs................ 15        27
  Rushing.................. 11         7
  Passing................... 3        19
  Penalty................... 1         1
Rushes-yards........... 38-143    28-136
Net yards passing......... 131       358
  Comp-Att-Int........ 11-20-0   30-41-0
Total offense.......... 58-274    69-494
Fumbles-lost.............. 2-1       0-0
Penalties-yards.......... 3-20      3-40
Punts-Avg ............. 5-45.0    3-42.7
Punt returns-Avg ...... 1-14.0     4-7.8
Kickoff returns-Avg ... 2-17.0    2-26.5
Interceptions-yards....... 0-0       0-0  
Fumble returns-yards...... 0-0       0-0  
Possession Time......... 28:22     31:38
Third-Down Conv. ........ 2/10      8/13
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 1/2       0/0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 1-1       4-4
Sacks By-Yards........... 2-16      4-33

RUSHING
ASU: Arnold, Reggie 14-83; Lawson, Derek 9-37; Leonard, Corey 11-22; Jones, Don 2-9; TEAM 2-minus 8.

NEB: Helu Jr., Roy 14-60; Paul, Niles 1-30; Burkhead, Rex 3-18; Lee, Zac 7-11; Ward, Lester 1-8; Green, Cody 1-7; Jones, Austin 1-2.
 
PASSING
ASU: Leonard, Corey 11-20-0-131.
NEB: Lee, Zac 27-35-0-340; Green, Cody 3-6-0-18.
 
RECEIVING
ASU: McLennan, J. 7-69; Murry, Kedric 1-43; Gillott, Trevor 1-9; Lawson, Derek 1-8; Clements, T. 1-2.

NEB: Paul, Niles 6-69; Holt, Menelik 5-40; McNeill, Mike 4-57; Helu Jr., Roy 4-44; Brooks, Chris 2-30; Gilleylen, C. 1-43; Young, Dreu 1-27; Burkhead, Rex 1-11; Reed, Kyler 1-9; Cotton, Ben 1-7; Hill, Ryan 1-7; Cooper, Khiry 1-6; Kinnie, Brandon 1-5; Legate, Tyler 1-3.
 
Attendance: 85,035

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Lee Leads Huskers Past Red Wolves

Quarterback Zac Lee engineered an efficient and balanced Nebraska offense, while the Nebraska defense continued to flex its muscles as No. 22 Nebraska rolled to a 38-9 victory over visiting Arkansas State.

Lee completed 27 of 35 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns in his second career start. The junior from San Francisco connected with 11 Husker receivers while powering Nebraska to more than 490 yards of total offense for the second straight game.

Wide receiver Niles Paul was Lee’s favorite target, hauling in a career-high six catches for 69 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a TD on a 30-yard reverse.

Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense slowed a potent Arkansas State offense, holding the Red Wolves to 272 total yards, including 141 on the ground and 131 through the air.

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Mike McNeill scores on a 32-yard pass from Zac Lee.

Commentary

Shatel

There isn’t going to be any quarterback controversy.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

Am I being too picky about a defense that has yet to allow an opponent to score in double figures? I don’t think so.

HuskerMax
Douglass

The tuneups are in the books. Now, it’s time for Nos. 18- and 22-ranked Nebraska to see what it really has.

Grand Island Independent
McKeever

Essentially, Watson is playing more pieces in his chess game, because his unit can see two and three moves down the road.

Lincoln Journal Star
Sipple

Just how good is this Nebraska team? Beamerball should provide some definitive answers

Lincoln Journal Star
McKewon

Lee dazzled Husker fans with every tool in his box.

Nebraska StatePaper
Neeley

Nebraska fans will be biting their nails wondering just what this team can do when the heat is turned up.

Hastings Tribune
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