Nebraska 48
Kansas St. 13

Oct. 7, 2010 • 6:45 p.m. Central
Bill Snyder Family Stadium •Manhattan, KS • ESPN
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1st quarter
NEB: Taylor Martinez 14 run (Alex Henery kick) 6:22
2nd quarter
KSU: Josh Cherry 46 field goal, 8:47
NEB: Martinez 35 run (Henery kick) 3:54
NEB: Henery 39 field goal, 0:26
3rd quarter
NEB: Martinez 80 run (Henery kick) 14:02
NEB: Roy Helu Jr. 68 run (Henery kick) 11:22
KSU: Josh Cherry 48 field goal, 1:48
NEB: Kyler Reed 79 pass from Martinez (Henery kick) 1:00
4th quarter
NEB: Martinez 41 run (Henery kick) 12:20
KSU: Chris Harper 2 pass from Carson Coffman (Cherry kick) 9:57
NEB: Henery 40 field goal, 4:30 
                              NEB      KSU
First downs..................  21       20
Rushes-Net yards.......... 42-451   44-180
Passing yards (net).......... 136      135
 Att-Comp-Int............. 10-6-0  27-19-1
Total offense ............ 52-587   71-315
Fumble Returns-Yards......... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........... 0-0     1-13
Kickoff Returns-Yards....... 3-48    6-186
Int. Returns-Yards........... 1-0      0-0
Punts-Average............. 2-49.5   5-36.4
Fumbles-Lost................. 2-0      3-0
Penalties-Yards............. 6-48     4-30
Possession Time............ 25:29    34:31
Third-Down Conv. ......... 4 of 9  8 of 18
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 0 of 0   1 of 2
Sacks By-Yards............... 2-9      1-9
NEB: T. Martinez 15-241; R. Helu Jr. 8-110; R. Burkhead 11-57; C. Green 4-28; A. Jones 3-10; D. Robinson 1-5.

KSU: D. Thomas 22-63; C. Coffman 7-45; C. Klein 6-33; S. Lamur 3-20; W. Powell 3-10; T. Thompson 1-8; B. Wilson 1-3; TEAM 1-minus 2.
NEB: T. Martinez 5-7-0-128;
     C. Green 1-3-0-8.
KSU: C. Coffman 14-22-1-91;
     S. Lamur 3-3-0-28;
     C. Klein 2-2-0-16.
NEB: M. McNeill 2-25; K. Reed 1-79; N. Paul 1-17; W. Henry 1-8; B. Cotton 1-7.

KSU: Thomas, Daniel 8-36; A. Quarles 5-57; B. Wilson 2-18; C. Harper 2-13; A. Hilburn 2-11.

Attendance: 51,015

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Huskers leave ‘Cats in dust with big plays

Taylor Martinez produced the best rushing performance by a quarterback in Nebraska football history as the No. 7 Cornhuskers sprinted past previously unbeaten Kansas State, 48-13, in Manhattan.

The freshman from Corona, Calif., finished with 241 yards on just 15 carries after passing the 200-yard mark on Nebraska’s opening drive of the second half with an 80-yard touchdown run to stake the Huskers to a 24-3 lead.

He completed 5 of 7 passes for 128 yards, compiling 369 total-offense yards despite leaving the game with more than 10 minutes remaining.

The dominance of the young quarterback set up his fellow Huskers for big plays as the game progressed. On NU’s next play from scrimmage after Martinez’s 80-yard burst, he handed off to Roy Helu Jr. and the senior I-back exploded for a 68-yard touchdown run. Helu finished with 110 yards on eight carries.

The big plays also included a 79-yard TD reception by Kyler Reed. In all, Nebraska rolled up 587 yards of total offense on just 52 plays for a school-record 11.3 yards per play.

With the win, the Huskers improved to 6-0 all-time in Thursday night ESPN games.

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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
William Powell is brought down.



The hunt for a Big Red October is underway.


Husker fans were given a sentimental last journey into the way this series used to be.

Omaha World-Herald

This was Martinez's finest performance of his young and tantalizingly promising career.

Lincoln Journal Star

Be the hunter, not the hunted. That's Nebraska football the next two months.

Omaha World-Herald

You could say it was over at halftime Thursday because of a handful of decisions and plays.

Lincoln Journal Star

“[It] does remind you of some of the quick-strike Nebraska teams of the past.

CBS Sports

A turn-back-the-clock performance from Nebraska.

Presnap Read

The one-two-three punch of Martinez, Roy Helu Jr. and Rex Burkhead is going to cause major headaches for Big 12 defenses this season.

Grand Island Independent
Husker Mike

It was a great performance, but Martinez can play better.


Watson wisely turned the game over to his athletes.

Nebraska StatePaper

Nebraska doesn’t run over defenses as much as it completely avoids them.

Kansas City Star

In the last year of the conference, Nebraska is going mid-1990s retro on us.

Kansas City Star

Count me as among those bowled over by T Magic.

Kansas City Star

Now, at least the Cats have (Martinez) and the rest of the Huskers right where they want them – in the Big Ten.

Topeka Capital-Journal
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