Nebraska 17
South Dakota St. 3

Sep. 25, 2010 - 6:08 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN PPV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
South Dakota St. 0 0 3 0 3
Nebraska 0 14 0 7 17

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2nd quarter
NEB: Burkhead 3 run (Henery kick) 14:31
NEB: Reed 33 pass from Martinez (Henery kick) 10:46
3rd quarter
SDS: Harris 35 field goal, 5:11
4th quarter
NEB: Henery 30 field goal, 14:57
   
                           SDS        NEB
First downs ............... 10         15
  Rushing .................  6          9
  Passing .................  4          4
  Penalty .................  0          2
Rushes-Net yards ...... 37-141     48-205
Net yards passing ......... 95        140
  Comp-Att-Int ....... 12-28-2     6-16-2
Total offense ......... 65-236     64-345
Fumbles-Lost ............. 0-0        4-1
Penalties-Yards ......... 7-73       6-47
Punts-Average ......... 8-39.6     6-47.3
Punt returns-Avg ...... 5-12.0      3-1.0
Kickoff returns-Avg ... 2-22.0     1-15.0
Int. returns-Yards ...... 2-21        2-0
Possession Time ........ 29:49      30:11
Third-Down Conv. ..... 5 of 17    4 of 13
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 0 of 3     0 of 0
Sacks By-Yards ........... 0-0        0-0
   
RUSHING
SDS: Kyle Minett 28-112; Tyler Duffy 8-24; Tyrel Kool 1-5.

NEB: Taylor Martinez 13-75; Rex Burkhead 14-66; Roy Helu Jr. 19-59; Cody Green 2-5.
   
PASSING
SDS: Thomas O'Brien 12-28-2-95.
NEB: Taylor Martinez 6-14-2-140; Cody Green 0-2-0-0.
   
RECEIVING
SDS: Kyle Minett 5-14; Tyrel Kool 2-34; Colin Cochart 2-24; Brandon Hubert 2-15; Aaron Rollin 1-8.

NEB: Brandon Kinnie 3-34; Mike McNeill 1-64; Kyler Reed 1-33; Rex Burkhead 1-9.
   
Attendance: 85,573

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Huskers struggle to put away feisty Jackrabbits

In a game dominated by the defenses, No. 6 Nebraska survived a spirited effort by visiting South Dakota State for a 17-3 victory on Homecoming at Memorial Stadium.

Just days after Blackshirts were handed out to Nebraska’s top-unit defenders, Lavonte David notched one of the top tackle efforts in school history. The junior linebacker registered 19 tackles to tie for seventh on NU’s all-time list, while adding a pair of pass breakups.

Alfonzo Dennard and P.J. Smith both notched their third interceptions of the season to help hold the Jackrabbits to 236 yards of total offense. Ricky Thenarse pitched in 10 tackles for NU, while DeJon Gomes added nine.

The Jacks threw down some defense of their own against a Nebraska offense that entered the game averaging 47.7 points and 513.3 yards per game. SDSU limited NU to 345 total yards, including a season-low 205 rushing yards on 48 carries.

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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
Mike McNeill's 64-yard reception set up the first touchdown.

Commentary

Stryker

You can bet that Bill Snyder will review this game film quite carefully.

HuskerMax
Chatelain

Nebraska looked weak and timid – eerily similar to some of Callahan's outfits.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Maybe the Huskers learned they can't afford to play down to their competition, and just maybe the timing is perfect.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

This takes the edge off what looked like the start of something big.

Omaha World-Herald
Bishop

The glowing reviews from a week earlier seemed a light-year away.

McKEever

Congratulations to the Jackrabbits for coming to play.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

If Derek Domino’s 66-yard interception return for an apparent TD hadn’t been called back because of an illegal block, things could have been really interesting in the final minutes.

Grand Island Independent
Smith

If Nebraska has a repeat performance of the SDSU game against the Wildcats, they'll lose. They needed a wake-up call.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Mike

Today's game could be explained as simply the 'perfect storm' of motivation.

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