Nebraska 31
Iowa St. 30

Nov. 6, 2010 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Jack Trice Stadium | Ames, IA | ABC-TV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total
Nebraska 0 7 17 0 7 31
Iowa St. 0 10 0 14 6 30

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2nd quarter
NEB: Roy Helu Jr. 6 run (Alex Henery kick) 13:13
ISU: Jake Williams 13 pass from Austen Arnaud (Grant Mahoney kick) 6:38
ISU: Mahoney 57 field goal, 0:55
3rd quarter
NEB: Henery 25 field goal, 9:25 
NEB: Austin Cassidy 29 int. return (Henery kick) 8:42
NEB: Rex Burkhead 2 run (Henery kick) 0:21 
4th quarter
ISU: Arnaud 1 run (Mahoney kick) 11:29
ISU: Alexander Robinson 14 pass from Arnaud (Mahoney kick) 10:40
Overtime
NEB: Burkhead 19 run (Henery kick)
ISU: Williams 9 pass from Arnaud (pass failed)
   
                             NEB      ISU
First downs                   15       24
Rushes-Yards (net)        52-235   48-157
  By rushing                   9       10
  By passing                   6       12
  By penalty                   0        2
Passing yards (net)           79      203
  Att-Comp-Int            12-7-0  32-21-2
Total offense             64-314   80-360
Fumble returns-Yards         0-0      0-0
Punt returns-Yards           0-0     1-10
Kickoff returns-Yards       3-56     2-44
Int. returns-Yds            2-29      0-0
Punts-Average             6-39.2   3-42.7
Fumbles-Lost                 5-2      2-1
Penalties-Yards             6-54     3-40
Possession time            29:15    30:45
Third-down conv.         7 of 14  7 of 15
Fourth-down conv.         0 of 0   0 of 0
Red-zone scores-Chances      4-4      4-4
Sacks by-Yards              2-10      1-8
   
RUSHING
NEB: R. Burkhead 20-129; R. Helu Jr. 22-99; C. Green 9-10; TEAM 1-minus 3

ISU: A. Robinson 32-101; A. Arnaud 13-63; J. Woody 1-5; TEAM 1-minus 3; D. Reynolds 1-minus 9.
   
PASSING
NEB: C. Green 7-12-0-79.

ISU: A. Arnaud 21-32-2-203; D. Reynolds 0-0-0-0.
   
RECEIVING
NEB: K. Reed 3-52; B. Kinnie 3-22; N. Paul 1-5.

ISU: J. Williams 5-46; D. Darks 5-44; A. Robinson 4-29; C. Franklin 3-28; D. Reynolds 3-25; J. Lenz 1-31.
   
Attendance: 51,159

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Upset averted: Hagg picks off pass in overtime

A leaping interception by Eric Hagg allowed the Cornhuskers to survive overtime against Iowa State with a 31-30 victory.

Hagg’s play thwarted a two-point conversion attempt on a fake PAT kick that would have won the game for ISU.

Nebraska had scored first in overtime on a 19-yard touchdown run by I-back Rex Burkhead. The Cyclones answered with a nine-yard touchdown pass. On the conversion try, the holder took the snap and tried to find Collin Franklin in the end zone. Hagg picked off the pass to snuff out ISU’s upset bid.

With Taylor Martinez and Zac Lee injured, Husker sophomore quarterback Cody Green got his first start of the season, but staggered to the NU sideline after a big hit with about three minutes left in the first quarter. Martinez took the field but didn’t take a snap at quarterback.

Instead, Burkhead took his first snap of the season out of the Wildcat formation and sprinted 29 yards to the ISU 46. He continued in the Wildcat for the rest of the drive, carrying six times for 52 yards. The drive was capped by Roy Helu Jr.’s six-yard TD run early in the second quarter.

Burkhead finished with a 129 yards rushing, including all 25 of Nebraska’s yards in overtime.

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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
Eric Hagg leaps for the game-ending interception.

Commentary

Stryker

On a windy day in Ames, it was Burkhead to the rescue.

Shatel

Momentum was clearly wearing cardinal and gold. Why risk it?

Omaha World-Herald
Bishop

Make no mistake about it; the season was on the line here.

Sipple

I loathe the word swagger. But something was missing.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

Nebraska won on Saturday because of a 5-foot-9 tailback with a patchy beard and receding hairline.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

After this one, the only 'opponent' the Huskers should be looking at is in the mirror.

Lincoln Journal Star
Husker Mike

So Nebraska won ugly on the road? I can think of five other teams in the Big XII that would love that problem this week.

Barfknecht

In the big picture, the call made great sense.

Omaha World-Herald
McKewon

The Huskers found a way to overcome Taylor Martinez's absence. Not so much when it came to corner Alfonzo Dennard.

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