Iowa St. 9
Nebraska 7

Oct. 24, 2009 - 11:40 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa St. 3 6 0 0 9
Nebraska 7 0 0 0 7

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1st quarter
ISU - Grant Mahoney 52 field goal, 13:24
NEB - Dontrayevous Robinson 3 run (Alex Henery kick) 3:26
2nd quarter
ISU - Jake Williams 47 pass from Jerome Tiller (kick blocked) 6:53

                           ISU       NEB
First Downs................ 11        15
  Rushing................... 7         4
  Passing................... 4         9
  Penalty................... 0         2
Rushes-Yards (Net)..... 48-137    28-114
Passing Yards (Net)....... 102       248
  Att-Comp-Int......... 19-9-0   37-20-3
Total Offense.......... 67-239    65-362
Fumble Returns-Yds........ 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yds.......... 2-8      3-11
Kickoff Returns-Yds...... 2-35      3-80
Int. Returns-Yds......... 3-27       0-0
Punts-Avg.............. 9-40.0    4-40.2
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-0       7-5
Penalties-Yards.......... 8-72      3-25
Possession Time......... 33:40     26:20
  1st Quarter............ 6:33      8:27
  2nd Quarter............ 6:42      8:18
  3rd Quarter............ 9:17      5:43
  4th Quarter........... 11:08      3:52
Third-Down Conv. ........ 5/18      5/13
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 1/1       0/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 0-0       1-4
Sacks By-Yards............ 1-4       1-6

RUSHING
ISU: J.Tiller 19-65; J.Schwartz 22-50; M.Brandtner 1-20; J.Lenz, 1-8; TEAM 5-minus 6

NEB: D.Robinson, 15-77; R. Helu Jr. 5-24; M.Mendoza 2-8; Z.Lee 6-5

PASSING
ISU: J.Tiller 9-19-0-102
NEB: Z.Lee 20-37-3-248

RECEIVING
ISU: J.Lenz 3-32; M.Hamilton 3-17; J.Williams 2-49; D.Catlett 1-4

NEB: N.Paul 6-143; B.Kinnie 3-27; C.Gilleylen 3-18; R.Helu Jr. 3-13; M.McNeill 2-22; M.Holt 2-17; M.Mendoza 1-8

Attendance: 85,938


 

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Turnover Binge Haunts Huskers

Halloween came a week early at Memorial Stadium as turnovers and strange plays haunted the Husker offense in a 9-7 loss to Iowa State.

The Huskers were stunned by a school-record negative-eight turnover margin on a school-record-tying eight turnovers, losing five fumbles and throwing three interceptions. Iowa State prevailed by simply hanging onto the football, despite being outgained by 123 yards.

The Cyclones did not commit a turnover and converted NU’s eight miscues into just nine points. However, four of Nebraska’s first five turnovers occurred inside the Iowa State 10, preventing the Huskers from scoring what appeared to be imminent touchdowns or at least field goals.

The barrage of turnovers started on the game’s first play from scrimmage, as Roy Helu Jr. fumbled on his first carry, giving ISU the ball at the NU 39. The Huskers held ISU to just four yards, but Grant Mahoney connected on a career-long 52-yard field goal.

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Menelik Holt loses a fumble at the NU 22.

Commentary

Chatelain

This offense … spends far too much time seeking defensive weaknesses, far too little time identifying its own strengths and conceiving fresh ways to utilize them.

Omaha World-Herald
Hamar

Right now, there is no such thing as an automatic win on the Husker schedule.

Grand Island Independent
McKewon

If Bill Callahan had to be responsible for Kevin Cosgrove's defense, then Pelini has to answer the bell now.

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Stryker

This (offense) is a unit full of players who are all hopefully looking for someone else to step forward and provide a spark.

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McKeever

In their current mental state, the Huskers might be fragile enough to be put on 24-hour watch.

Lincoln Journal Star
Sipple

Whatever happened to the hard-edged Nebraska team we saw in the Gator Bowl?

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

Nebraska has some mental issues now, and it starts with its quarterback.

Omaha World-Herald
Olson

Watson insists the problem on Saturday wasn’t Zac Lee, and he’s right.

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