Nebraska 51
Oklahoma St. 41

Oct. 23, 2010 • 2:30 p.m. Central
Boone Pickens Stadium •Stillwater, OK • ABC
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1st quarter
NEB: Brandon Kinnie 45 pass from Taylor Martinez (Alex Henery kick) 11:20
OSU: Dan Bailey 31 field goal, 9:37
OSU: Bailey 44 field goal, 6:40
NEB: Niles Paul 100 kickoff return (Henery kick) 6:27
OSU: Jeremy Smith 1 run (Bailey kick) 2:39
2nd quarter
NEB: Tyler Legate 1 pass from Martinez (Henery kick) 14:07
OSU: Kendall Hunter 8 run (Bailey kick) 7:58
NEB: Henery 52 field goal, 6:11
OSU: Justin Blackmon 80 pass from Brandon Weeden (Bailey kick) 5:59
NEB: Kinnie 9 pass from Martinez (Henery kick) 0:55
3rd quarter
NEB: Henery 32 field goal, 10:57
NEB: Kyler Reed 41 pass from Martinez (Henery kick) 6:35
OSU: Hunter 1 run (Bailey kick) 3:29
4th quarter
NEB: Henery 45 field goal, 11:39
NEB: Kinnie 8 pass from Martinez (Henery kick) 4:29
OSU: Blackmon 25 pass from Weeden (Bailey kick) 1:24
                             NEB      OSU
First downs.................. 25       22
  Rushing.................... 11        9
  Passing.................... 12       12
  Penalty....................  2        1
Rushes-Net yards......... 44-217   36-212
Passing yards (net)......... 323      283
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 35-23-0  35-18-1
Total offense ........... 79-540   71-495
Fumble returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt returns-Yards......... 1-24     2-13
Kickoff returns-Yds....... 4-144    6-164
Int. returns-Yds............ 1-0      0-0
Punts-Average............ 3-50.3   5-60.4
Fumbles-Lost................ 1-1      0-0
Penalties-Yards............ 7-55     8-84
Possession time........... 34:45    25:15
Third-down conv. ....... 8 of 18  3 of 13
Fourth-down conv. ....... 2 of 2   2 of 3
Sacks by-Yards............. 1-10      1-7
NEB: Taylor Martinez 19-112; Roy Helu Jr.
     12-42; Rex Burkhead 10-41; Alex 
     Henery 1-27; TEAM 2-minus 5. 
OSU: Kendall Hunter 26-201; Joseph Randle
     5-22; Jeremy Smith 3-4; TEAM 1-minus
     5; Brandon Weeden 1-minus 10.
NEB: Taylor Martinez 23-35-0-323.
OSU: Brandon Weeden  18-35-1-283.
NEB: Niles Paul 9-131; Mike McNeill 5-61;
     Brandon Kinnie 3-62; Kyler Reed 
     2-58; Roy Helu Jr. 2-10; Tyler 
     Legate 1-1; Rex Burkhead 1-0. 
OSU: Josh Cooper 9-103; Justin Blackmon 
     5-157; Bo Bowling 2-12; Wilson 
     Youman 1-10; Joseph Randle 1-1.

Attendance: 55,935

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Huskers survive road shootout against Cowboys

The No. 14 Cornhuskers outyarded, outscored and outlasted the unbeaten and No. 17 Oklahoma State Cowboys in a 51-41 win in Stillwater.

Nebraska amassed 542 total yards, including 435 total offense yards from quarterback Taylor Martinez that included career bests of 323 passing yards and five passing touchdowns. The Huskers got some huge special teams plays while notching their sixth straight road win.

On Nebraska’s opening possession, Alex Henery surprised the Cowboys by scampering for 27 yards on a punt-run option on 4th-and-8 from the NU 22. Moments later, Martinez connected with Brandon Kinnie on a 45-yard touchdown strike to give the Huskers a 7-0 lead just 3:40 into the game, and the shootout was on.

With a 66-yard touchdown drive that ended shortly before halftime, Nebraska led 31-27 at the break.

The Huskers held the ball for 21 minutes of the second half and made some key stops to limit the potent OSU offense to 14 points after intermission. Nebraska essentially iced the game with a 12-play touchdown drive that ate up nearly 6½ minutes of the fourth quarter and gave the Huskers a 51-34 lead.

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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
Niles Paul returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.



It looked like Martinez did some growing up in Stillwater.


[Martinez's] speed kills. But so can his arm. And now his head is catching up.

Omaha World-Herald

Hey, sometimes all any of us can do is hold on to our backsides and gut through adversity.

Lincoln Journal Star

It showed how much these guys hate losing.

Lincoln Journal Star

Apologies to the optimists, but this day warrants further study.

Omaha World-Herald

Against Oklahoma State, if only for one game, Martinez, Paul and Watson quieted their doubters.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Mike

What really was the deciding factor was the birth of a dual-threat quarterback.


This defense is not in the same league as last year's and it all starts up front.


NU had to survive – and did.

Nebraska StatePaper

Nebraska beat OSU because Taylor Martinez did what he had never done before. He became a passer.

Tulsa World
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