Nebraska 28
Colorado 20

Nov. 27, 2009 - 2:36 p.m. Central
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 14 0 7 28
Colorado 0 7 7 6 20

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1st quarter
NU: Niles Paul 59 punt return (Alex Henery kick) 3:34
2nd quarter
NU: Ben Cotton 24 pass from Zac Lee (Henery kick) 14:53
CU: Jake Behrens 2 pass from Tyler Hansen (Aric Goodman kick) 5:39
NU: Matt O’Hanlon 20 interception return (Henery kick) 3:16
3rd quarter
CU: Scotty McKnight 6 pass from Hansen (Goodman kick), 6:59
4th quarter
NU: Rex Burkhead 7 run (Henery kick) 6:43
CU: McKnight 56 pass from Hansen, 0:00

                            NU        CU
First Downs................ 14        20
  Rushing................... 9         8
  Passing................... 5         9
  Penalty................... 0         3
Rushes-Yards (Net)..... 40-144    28-134
Passing Yards (Net)........ 73       269
  Att-Comp-Int......... 14-9-0   44-21-3
Total Offense.......... 54-217    72-403
Fumble Returns-Yds........ 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yds......... 4-71      3-20
Kickoff Returns-Yds...... 1-21      3-49
Int. Returns-Yds......... 3-65       0-0
Punts-Average.......... 6-50.7    5-42.6
Fumbles-Lost.............. 2-1       2-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 7-49      7-34
Possession Time......... 31:10     28:50
  1st Quarter............ 9:02      5:58
  2nd Quarter............ 5:09      9:51
  3rd Quarter............ 7:21      7:39
  4th Quarter............ 9:38      5:22
Third-Down Conv. ........ 3/10      7/16
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 0/0       0/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 1-1       2-5
Sacks By-Yards........... 1-17      3-15

RUSHING
NU: Rex Burkhead 18-100; Roy Helu Jr. 14-54; Cody Green 2-4; Zac Lee 6-minus 14. 

CU: Rodney Stewart 21-110; Brian Lockridge 2-20; Tyler Hansen 5-4.
		
PASSING
NU: Zac Lee 9-14-0-73.
CU: Tyler Hansen 21-44-3-269.

RECEIVING
NU: Ben Cotton 3-33; Niles Paul 2-20; Brandon Kinnie 1-8; Dreu Young 1-7; Mike McNeill 1-3; Kyler Reed 1-2.

CU: Scotty McKnight 7-114; Markques Simas 6-108; Ryan Deehan 2-14; Patrick Devenny 2-13; Demetriu Sumler 2-12; Rodney Stewart 1-6; Jake Behrens 1-2.

Attendance: 52,817

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Huskers fend off Buffs in Boulder

Nebraska produced a touchdown in each of the three phases of the game and the Huskers never trailed while picking up their fifth straight victory with a 28-20 win over the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field.

The win completed a 4-0 conference road record for the Huskers, who improved to 9-3 on the season.

In building a 21-7 halftime lead, the Huskers scored on a 58-yard punt return by Niles Paul, a 24-yard pass from Zac Lee to Ben Cotton and a 20-yard interception return by Matt O’Hanlon.

The Buffaloes narrowed the gap to 21-14 in the third quarter with a 59-yard TD drive, but several other CU forays into Nebraska territory were turned back by the Blackshirts. Nebraska put the game out of reach with a 13-play, 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter that ended with a seven-yard touchdown run by Rex Burkhead, who finished with 100 yards rushing.

Nebraska totaled only 217 yards on offense but turned the ball over just once, while the Blackshirts forced three turnovers to offset Colorado’s 403 yards of total offense, 56 of which came on a touchdown pass on the game’s final play.

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Commentary

Stryker

For at least the second time this season, the NU offense muscled up and bailed out the winded Blackshirts with a big touchdown drive.

HuskerMax
Shatel

It was a litmus test for the Pelini Way: Show up and do the job every week.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

Pelini’s team may have done enough wrong Friday to leave the window open for a CU comeback, but it wasn’t because it had lost interest.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

No, Bo isn’t happy with a vacation to Jerry World. He wants to blitz the BCS.

Omaha World-Herald
McKewon

The CU game … served as an excellent microcosm of the whole season. Sweet, sour, sweet and an ohjustgetitoverwith as a topper.

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Sipple

Next season can wait. Next week is what matters right now. And at this moment, Nebraska has forged an identity as a team.

Lincoln Journal Star
Woelk

There will be no more mulligans for Hawkins or his staff.

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Paige

Nebraska is rushing back to greatness. Colorado has remained inconsequential.

Denver Post
Williams

After 2009 began with so much optimism, it ended with frustration and downright futility. And it begs the question: Where do the Buffs go from here?

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