Roy Helu Jr. was Nebraska's top rusher, with 85 yards.

Nebraska 20
Kansas 3

Nov. 13, 2010 • 6 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • FSN-PPV
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1st quarter
NU: Rex Burkhead 4 run (Alex Henery kick) 0:33
2nd quarter
NU: Roy Helu Jr. 20 run (Henery kick) 3:05
3rd quarter
NU: Henery 42 field goal, 6:46
KU: Jacob Branstetter 42 field goal, 3:36
4th quarter
NU: Henery 24 field goal, 3:44
                           KU        NU
First downs................ 5        20
  By rushing............... 3        11
  By passing............... 1         9
  By penalty............... 1         0
Rushes-Yards (net)..... 34-72    49-230
Passing yards (net)....... 15       167
  Att-Comp-Int........ 13-3-1   26-14-1
Total offense ......... 47-87    75-397
Fumble returns-Yds....... 0-0       0-0
Punt returns-Yards....... 1-1       0-0
Kickoff returns-Yds.... 5-139      2-63
Int. returns-Yds......... 1-8       1-0
Punts-Average......... 9-40.3    6-43.2
Fumbles-Lost............. 0-0       2-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 1-9      6-54
Possession Time........ 23:32     36:28
Third-down conv. ....... 2/13      9/17
Fourth-down conv. ....... 0/1       0/0
Sacks by-Yards........... 1-5      6-28
KU: B. McDougald 4-27; J. Sims 9-24; D.J. Beshears 5-13; A. Quigley 6-10; Q. Mecham 10-minus 2

NU: R. Helu Jr. 18-85; R. Burkhead 19-77; T. Martinez 11-71; TEAM 1-minus 3
KU: Quinn Mecham 3-13-1-15
NU: Taylor Martinez 14-26-1-167
KU: Angus Quigley 1-12; Daymond Patterson 1-2; James Sims 1-1

NU: Niles Paul 7-79; Brandon Kinnie 6-67; Mike McNeill 1-21

Attendance: 85,587


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Blackshirts smother Jayhawks

The Huskers used a suffocating defense to secure their third straight nine-win season under coach Bo Pelini, holding Kansas to 87 yards of total offense in a 20-3 victory over the Jayhawks.

Freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez returned to the starting lineup to guide a Nebraska offense that rolled up 397 total yards but lacked its usual explosiveness. Each of NU’s four scoring drives lasted at least nine plays, covered at least 40 yards and lasted at least 3:40.

The Husker defense made sure the first-half touchdown runs by Rex Burkhead and Roy Helu Jr. were more than enough for the victory. Kansas quarterback Quinn Mecham was held to 15 yards on 3-of-13 passing with one interception. He was also sacked him six times for 28 yards in losses.

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Pregame & team info
2010 schedule
04/17Red 21, White 16
09/04W. KentuckyW 49-10
09/11IdahoW 38-17
09/18@ WashingtonW 56-21
09/25South Dakota St.W 17-3
10/07@ Kansas St.W 48-13
10/16TexasL 13-20
10/23@ Oklahoma St.W 51-41
10/30MissouriW 31-17
11/06@ Iowa St.W 31-30
11/13KansasW 20-3
11/20@ Texas A&ML 6-9
11/26ColoradoW 45-17
12/04OklahomaL 20-23
12/30@ WashingtonL 7-19
Graham Stoddard stops KU's Daymond Patterson.



The pass defense has been good all year, and now the run defense may be coming around.


Martinez returned to the starting lineup. His speed is still playing catch-up.

Omaha World-Herald

If you're Nebraska, you take this win, wrap a tidy bow around it today, and move on quickly.

Lincoln Journal Star

If you look closely, you can see a foundation being laid that figures to bode well for the Jayhawks.

Lincoln Journal Star

A private man made a very public homecoming Saturday night.

Omaha World-Herald

This was not an entertaining sendoff.

Lawrence Journal-World
Husker Mike

Since Martinez left the Missouri game, the Husker offense has seemed to stagnate.


The Husker offense was adequate at best, but on this night that was enough.

Grand Island Independent

Shawn Watson's bunch rolled up 397 yards, but you almost wish he had dialed down his plan, too.

Nebraska StatePaper
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