Nebraska 45
Colorado 17

Nov. 26, 2010 - 2:36 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado 0 3 14 0 17
Nebraska 3 14 21 7 45

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1st quarter
NU: Alex Henery 42 field goal, 5:13
2nd quarter
NU: Rex Burkhead 2 run (Henery kick) 13:47
CU: Aric Goodman 22 field goal, 10:22
NU: Brandon Kinnie 26 pass from Burkhead (Henery kick) 0:49
3rd quarter
NU: Kinnie 16 pass from Cody Green (Henery kick) 11:58
NU: Kyler Reed 4 pass from Burkhead (Henery kick) 10:53
CU: Paul Richardson 50 pass from Cody Hawkins (Goodman kick) 8:19
NU: Reed 1 pass from Green (Henery kick) 3:38
CU: Will Jefferson 29 pass from Hawkins (Goodman kick) 0:00
4th quarter
NU: Green 1 run (Henery kick) 12:55
   
                           CU        NU
First downs............... 12        24
  By Rushing............... 4        14
  By Passing............... 5         9
  By Penalty............... 3         1
Rushes-Yards (net)..... 23-99    59-265
Passing yards (net)...... 163       142
  Att-Comp-Int....... 27-10-2   19-15-0
Total offense......... 50-262    78-407
Fumble returns-Yds....... 0-0      1-19
Punt returns-Yds........ 1-11       1-0
Kickoff returns-Yds..... 5-97      3-52
Int. returns-Yds......... 0-0      2-38
Punts-Avgerage........ 5-41.0    4-38.0
Fumbles-Lost............. 1-1       2-0
Penalties-Yards......... 6-55      8-79
Possession time........ 20:30     39:30
Third-down conv. ....... 2/10     11/17
Fourth-down conv. ....... 0/0       1/1
Sacks by-Yards........... 1-8       0-0
   
RUSHING
CU: R. Stewart 20-88; W. Jefferson 3-11.

NU: R. Burkhead 19-101; R. Helu Jr. 15-77; D. Robinson 13-55; C. Green 7-23; A. Jones 4-8; T. Marlowe 1-1.
   
PASSING
CU: C. Hawkins 10-26-2-163; S. McKnight 0-1-0-0.

NU: C. Green 10-13-0-80; Z. Lee 3-4-0-32; R. Burkhead 2-2-0-30.
   
RECEIVING
CU: S. McKnight 3-10; P. Richardson 2-62; L. Walters, 2-43; R. Stewart 2-19; W. Jefferson 1-29.

NU: B. Kinnie 4-48; K. Reed 4-17; J. Broekemeier 3-34; M. McNeill 1-18; J. Long 1-17; D. Robinson 1-8; R. Burkhead 1-0.

Attendance: 85,646

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Huskers punch ticket to Big 12 title game

Rex Burkhead did a little bit of everything in a really big way, leading No. 16 Nebraska to a 45-17 victory over Colorado.

Burkhead’s big day, which included 19 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown on the ground and a pair of TD passes from his I-back position, powered the Huskers to the Big 12 North Division crown and a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game.

Burkhead completed his first two career attempts for touchdowns. The first one covered 26 yards to Brandon Kinnie down the right sideline after a pitch from quarterback Cody Green, who started in place of the injured Taylor Martinez. The second capped a highlight-reel run that started to the right side of the field before ending with a four-yard flip to Kyler Reed in the end zone near the left sideline.

Green also threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a score.

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2010 schedule
04/17 Red 21, White 16
09/04 W. Kentucky W 49-10
09/11 Idaho W 38-17
09/18 @ Washington W 56-21
09/25 South Dakota St. W 17-3
10/07 @ Kansas St. W 48-13
10/16 Texas L 13-20
10/23 @ Oklahoma St. W 51-41
10/30 Missouri W 31-17
11/06 @ Iowa St. W 31-30
11/13 Kansas W 20-3
11/20 @ Texas A&M L 6-9
11/26 Colorado W 45-17
12/04 Oklahoma L 20-23
12/30 @ Washington L 7-19

Commentary

Stryker

On to more important things than beating up on Jealous Little Brother.

HuskerMax
Shatel

It seems the attention from this could have been avoided by sending one unknown Big 12 rep.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

You wonder if the [QB] situation could get sticky.

Lincoln Journal Star
Paige

The Buffs faded like old Big Eight and Big 12 memories.

Denver Post
Bishop

It was just the tonic the Huskers needed to smear the last tumultuous week from the memory banks.

Woelk

Nebraska left Buff faithful with one last reminder of which program actually dominated the series over the years.

Boulder Daily Camera
Husker Mike

Burkhead did just about everything on offense except kick.

McKewon

It's one hot week coming up in the Big 12 fighting pit.

Nebraska StatePaper
McKeever

Are the Huskers too short-handed to beat the Cowboys or Sooners? … Bo Pelini will challenge anybody who thinks so.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

How healthy must Martinez be to earn the start?

Omaha World-Herald
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