Reds 31
Whites 17

Apr. 18, 2009 - 1 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 3 7 0 7 17
Reds 0 14 7 10 31
1st quarter
WHI - A. Kunalic 25 field goal, 3:59 
2nd quarter
WHI - C. Brooks 4 pass from L. Washington (A. Kunalic kick) 5:01
RED - M. Mendoza 21 pass from Z. Lee (A. Henery kick) 1:23
RED - B. Cotton 24 pass from Z. Lee (A. Henery kick) 0:57
3rd quarter
RED - W. Cammack 40 pass from Z. Lee (A. Henery kick) 11:54
4th quarter
RED - A. Henery 40 field goal, 14:40
RED - C. Okafor 33 run (A. Henery kick) 9:50
WHI - K. Reed 71 pass from L. Washington (A. Kunalic kick) 7:28

                            WHI       RED
First downs................. 13        21
  Rushing.................... 5         7
  Passing.................... 7        13
  Penalty.................... 1         1
Rushes-Net yds........... 31-76     25-92
NET YARDS PASSING.......... 197       288
  Comp-Att-Int......... 14-24-0   22-30-0
Total offense........... 55-273    55-380
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-1       1-0
Penalties-Yards........... 3-21      4-50
PUNTS-AVG. YARDS........ 6-43.5    4-43.2
   Net Yards Per Punt..... 27.5      38.0
Punt returns-Yards........ 3-21      5-96
Kickoff returns-Yds...... 6-130      4-78
Possession Time.......... 31:59     28:01
Third-Down Conv. ......... 6/13       0/7
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... . 0/0       0/0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.....2-2       2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 4-27      4-23

RUSHING
WHI: Lester Ward 10-53; Austin Jones 12-38; Cody Green 2-minus-4; Latravis Washington 7-minus-11.

RED: Collins Okafor 11-79; Quentin Castille 7-33; Jeremy Wallace 3-7; Zac Lee 2-minus 12; Cody Green 2-minus 15.
 
PASSING
WHI: Latravis Washington 21-13-0, 190 yds, 2 TDs; Cody Green 3-1-0, 7 yds, 0 TDs.

RED: Zac Lee 18-15-0, 214 yds, 3 TDs;
Cody Green 12-7-0, 74 yds, 0 TDs.
 
RECEIVING
WHI: Chris Brooks 5-48; Dreu Young 3-29; Antonio Bell 2-38; Austin Jones 2-11; Kyler Reed 1-71; Steven Osborne 1-0.

RED: Ben Cotton 4-48; Marcus Mendoza 3-58; Menelik Holt 3-37; Mychael McClure 3-34; Mike McNeill 3-23; Wes Cammack 1-40; Jay Martin 1-12; Quenin Castille 1-11; Tyler Legate 1-9; Curenski Gilleylen 1-8; KC Hyland 1-8.
 

Attendance: 77,670

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Reds overcome slow start

Nebraska ended the 2009 spring practice season as Zac Lee connected on 15 of 18 pass attempts, including three touchdown tosses, to lead the Husker Red team to a 31-17 win in the annual Red-White Spring Game.

The Whites dominated the first quarter but managed just three points on the scoreboard, then extended its lead to 10-0 with five minutes left in the second quarter as converted linebacker Latravis Washington guided the offense.

But the Red offense answered with a seven-play, 73-yard drive that ended with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Lee to Marcus Mendoza with 1:23 left in the half.

On the first play after the ensuing kickoff, Terrence Moore ripped the ball out of Lester Ward’s hands, and the Reds recovered. Two plays later, Lee found Ben Cotton in the middle of the field for a 24-yard score, giving the Reds a 14-10 halftime lead.

A 40-yard scoring pass from Lee to Wes Cammack about three minutes into the third quarter put the Reds ahead by 21-10, and the Whites would get no closer the rest of the way.

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Shatel

Quentin Castille looked faster. If Roy Helu had the spring everyone said, NU could have a monster running game.

Omaha World-Herald
Stryker

Zac Lee is your starter this fall, barring injury or the wheels coming off in some other unforeseen way. Lee looked composed and was productive.

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Sipple

If I took anything away from Saturday, it was a feeling that Nebraska is a legitimate Top 25 outfit talentwise that just might be in the early stages of a return to elite status.

Lincoln Journal Star
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