Nebraska 31
Kansas 17

Nov. 14, 2009 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lawrence, KS | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 3 3 18 31
Kansas 0 10 0 7 17

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1st quarter
NU: Roy Helu Jr. fumble recovery in end zone (Alex Henery kick) 12:05
2nd quarter
NU: Henery 25 field goal, 10:47
KU: Todd Reesing 5 run (Jacob Branstetter kick) 4:58
KU: Branstetter 33 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
NU: Henery 34 field goal, 3:42
4th quarter
NU: Henery 38 field goal, 11:53
KU: Dezmon Briscoe 21 pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick) 7:34
NU: Helu 20 run (Niles Paul pass from Zac Lee) 6:19
NU: Helu 14 run (Henery kick) 0:29

                            NU        KU
First Downs................ 18        21
  Rushing.................. 10         8
  Passing................... 6        11
  Penalty................... 2         2
Rushes-Yards (Net)..... 42-214     29-99
Passing Yards (Net)....... 196       236
  Att-Comp-Int........ 21-13-0   41-19-0
Total Offense.......... 63-410    70-335
Fumble Returns-Yds........ 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yds......... 2-18       1-2
Kickoff Returns-Yds..... 3-112     6-105
Int. Returns-Yds.......... 0-0       0-0
Punts-Avg.............. 4-38.8    6-44.8
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-0       1-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 5-55      4-50
Possession Time......... 31:29     28:31
  1st Quarter............ 9:06      5:54
  2nd Quarter............ 3:17     11:43
  3rd Quarter............ 9:58      5:02
  4th Quarter............ 9:08      5:52
Third-Down Conv. ........ 7/16      6/16
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 0/0       2/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 4-4       2-2
Sacks By-Yards............ 1-9       1-8

RUSHING
NU: Roy Helu Jr. 28-156; Zac Lee 9-53; Dontrayevous Robinson 4-10; TEAM 1-minus 5.

KU: Toben Opurum 15-43; Todd Reesing 9-42; Jake Sharp 3-10; Kale Pick 1-5; Dezmon Briscoe 1-minus 1.

PASSING
NU: Lee, Zac 13-21-0-196.
KU: Reesing, Todd 19-41-0-236.

RECEIVING
NU: Niles Paul 4-154; Mike McNeill 4-27; Khiry Cooper 3-5; Brandon Kinnie 1-8; Dreu Young 1-2.

KU: Kerry Meier 10-127; Dezmon Briscoe 4-77; Jonathan Wilson 2-24; Tim Biere 1-9; Jake Sharp 1-4; Toben Opurum, 1-minus 5.

Attendance: 51,525


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NU’s strong finish downs Jayhawks

Niles Paul and Roy Helu Jr. made big plays when the Huskers needed them most as Nebraska posted a 31-17 road victory over Kansas.

Paul caught four passes for a career-high 154 yards and returned two kickoffs for 72 yards, including a fourth-quarter return into KU territory that set up the Huskers’ go-ahead score.

Helu carried the ball 28 times for 156 yards and scored three times. Eighty-two of his yards came in the fourth quarter, including touchdowns runs of 20 and 14 yards.

The Huskers used a balanced attack, rushing for 214 yards on 42 carries, while Zac Lee completed 13 of 21 passes for 196 yards, giving the Huskers 410 yards of total offense.

On the other side of the ball, the Blackshirts held the KU rushing attack to 99 yards on 29 carries. Quarterback Todd Reising was forced to put the ball in the air 41 times, completing only 19 passes for 236 yards.

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Commentary

Stryker

A performance like this gives the offense a sense that it’s part of the band, not just the background singers.

HuskerMax
McKewon

Lee needed to be part of the solution from the opening play. Shawn Watson made sure of it.

Nebraska StatePaper
Shatel

They say young people are resilient. Nebraska's kids picked a pretty good time to remind us.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

The Huskers appear to be on the brink of winning the North, warts and all.

Lincoln Journal Star
McKeever

It’s easy to picture the Huskers in a lot worse shape had Gomes not forced the game’s only turnover.

Lincoln Journal Star
Kerkhoff

By following a defensive masterpiece triumph over Oklahoma with Saturday’s where-did-that-come-from offensive performance, the Cornhuskers have become the first division team to show some stretch.

Kansas City Star
Chatelain

He had seen Watson transitioning to more power sets the past month, so Osborne offered a few pointers. The message: You may want to try some of this old stuff.

Omaha World-Herald
York

Maybe it’s time to focus on what Nebraska has instead of what it doesn’t have.

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