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.