It was a record-setting day for Roy Helu Jr.

Nebraska 31
Missouri 17

Oct. 30, 2010 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC/ESPN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 0 7 10 0 17
Nebraska 24 0 7 0 31
1st quarter
NU: Roy Helu Jr. 66 run (Alex Henery kick) 13:46
NU: Henery 41 field goal, 9:37
NU: Kyler Reed, 41 pass from Taylor  Martinez (Henery kick) 5:17
NU: Helu 73 run (Henery kick) 2:46
2nd quarter
MU: De'Vion Moore 33 run (Grant Ressel kick) 11:27
3rd quarter
MU: T.J. Moe 23 pass from Gabbert (Ressel kick) 7:30
NU: Helu 53 run (Henery kick) 6:38
MU: Ressel 23 field goal 1:35
   
                              MU       NU
First downs.................. 21       17
  Rushing....................  8       11
  Passing.................... 10        6
  Penalty....................  3        0
Rushes-Yards (net)....... 34-142   47-328
Passing yards (net)......... 199      126
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 42-18-1   12-7-0
Total offense ............76-341   59-454
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 3-47      2-4
Kickoff Returns-Yards....... 0-0     3-84
Int. Returns-Yds............ 0-0     1-15
Punts-Average............ 8-43.8   5-41.6
Fumbles-Lost................ 1-0      2-0
Penalties-Yards............ 7-40     6-53
Possession Time........... 29:11    30:49
  1st Quarter.............. 9:27     5:33
  2nd Quarter.............. 6:30     8:30
  3rd Quarter............. 11:25     3:35
  4th Quarter.............. 1:49    13:11
Third-down conv. ........7 of 19  2 of 11
Fourth-down conv. ........1 of 1   1 of 1
Sacks by-Yards............. 3-14     6-44
  
RUSHING
MU: Blaine Gabbert 22-74; De'Vion Moore
    6-55; Kendi Lawrence 2-7; Henry 
    Josey 4-6
NU: Roy Helu Jr. 28-307; Taylor Martinez
    12-16; Zac Lee 2-11; Rex Burkhead 2-4;
    TEAM 3-minus 10

PASSING
MU: Blaine Gabbert 18-42-1-199
NU: Taylor Martinez 6-9-0-115;
    Zac Lee 1-3-0-11
  
RECEIVING
MU: Michael Egnew 7-70; T.J. Moe 5-71;
    Jarrel Jackson 2-19; Wes Kemp 2-19;
    Brandon Gerau 1-14; Rolan Woodland
    1-6
NU: Kyler Reed 2-51; Ben Cotton 1-22;
    Niles Paul 1-21; Roy Helu Jr. 1-14;
    Brandon Kinnie 1-13; Rex Burkhead 1-5

Attendance: 85,907


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Record-setting Helu shows Mizzou his heels

Roy Helu Jr. raced untouched on a trio long touchdown runs on his way to a school-record 307 yards to power No. 14 Nebraska to a 31-17 victory over No. 7 Missouri.

The senior I-back electrified the crowd with a 66-yard scoring sprint on NU’s first play from scrimmage. Eleven minutes later, he unleashed a career-long 73-yard burst to push Nebraska to a 24-0 first-quarter lead. He added a 53-yard scoring run in the third quarter while carrying the offensive load in the second half in the absence of quarterback Taylor Martinez, who left the game with an injury.

It was Nebraska’s second straight victory over an unbeaten, top-15 team. It was also the Huskers’ first win over a top-10 team during the Bo Pelini-era.

Helu’s huge day eclipsed the previous Nebraska rushing mark set by Calvin Jones with 294 yards against Kansas on Nov. 9, 1991.

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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

It appears Nebraska is learning to make opponents pay for being too focused on their speedy freshman quarterback.

HuskerMax
Shatel

This was more than one quarter. This was Pelini’s finest moment - all 60 minutes.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Pelini and his staff took Pinkel and his coaches to the proverbial woodshed.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

Finally, Memorial Stadium let her hair down and had some fun.

Omaha World-Herald
Barfknecht

It should cause every Missouri fan major discomfort to know five days of practice can be negated by a routine front-four tweak.

Omaha World-Herald
Husker Mike

The Tigers were one-dimensional today, and that made the Pelini brothers' job that much easier.

McKewon

The game felt momentous, a throwback to days when Memorial Stadium bustled and hummed with big contests.

Nebraska StatePaper
Hayes

There’s not another team in the Big 12 that can match up with Nebraska.

Sporting News
Bishop

No carry was more important than [Helu's] final touchdown.

Mellinger

The problem with this loss is it feels more permanent than most.

Kansas City Star
Walljasper

In virtually every way, the game was played on Nebraska’s terms.

Columbia Tribune
Myerberg

Nebraska’s best punch was too much for Missouri to handle.

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Dickson

On one play Blaine Gabbert was running around in the pocket so long he switched his commitment to three different schools.

Omaha World-Herald
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