Nebraska 38
Wyoming 14

Sep. 24, 2011 - 6:38 p.m. Central
War Memorial Stadium | Laramie, WY | Versus
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 7 10 14 38
Wyoming 0 7 0 7 14

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1st quarter
NEB: Burkhead 45 run (Maher kick) 8:29
2nd quarter
NEB: Martinez 8 run (Maher kick) 6:28
WYO: Ogbonna 48 pass from Smith (Sullivan kick) 3:37
3rd quarter
NEB: Burkhead 16 run (Maher kick) 13:39 
NEB: Maher 20 field goal, 8:06 
4th quarter
NEB: Bell 8 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 13:55
WYO: Herron 10 pass from Smith (Sullivan kick) 8:13
NEB: Heard 1 run (Maher kick) 3:57

                             NEB      WYO
First downs ................. 24       18
  Rushing ................... 15        5 
  Passing .................... 7       11 
  Penalty .................... 2        2
Rushes-Yards (net) ...... 49-333   31-137
Passing yds (net) .......... 157      168
  Att-Comp-Int ......... 21-12-0  34-18-1
Total offense ........... 70-490   65-305
Fumble returns-Yards ....... 0-0      0-0
Punt returns-Yards ......... 1-4      1-9
Kickoff returns-Yards ..... 1-24     1-20
Int. returns-Yards ......... 1-0      0-0
Punts-Average ........... 3-53.0   6-44.0
Fumbles-Lost ............... 4-1      0-0
Penalties-Yards ........... 5-48     7-68
Possession time .......... 28:32    31:28
Third-down conv. ....... 7 of 13  7 of 17
Fourth-down conv. ....... 0 of 0   1 of 2
Red-zone scores-Chances .... 5-6      1-2
Sacks by-Yards ............. 1-3      1-3

RUSHING
NEB: R.Burkhead 15-170; A.Jones 4-38; T.Martinez 12-37; A.Abdullah 3-36; B.Heard 9-33; A.Green 3-19; T.Legate 1-4; TEAM 2-minus 4.

WYO: A.Alexander 14-55; B.Miller 10-38; G.Muhammad 3-21; R.Herron 1-21; B.Smith 3-2.

PASSING
NEB: Martinez, T. 12-21-0-157
WYO: B.Smith 17-33-1-166; A.McCoy 1-1-0-2

RECEIVING
NEB: B.Kinnie 3-31; J.Turner 2-23; K.Bell 2-20; K.Reed 1-44; Q.Enunwa 1-30; A.Abdullah 1-11; T.Legate 1-2; R.Burkhead 1-minus 4.

WYO: R.Herron 4-35; D.Rufran 3-26; J.Doctson 3-17; M.Ogbonna 2-54; C.McNeill 2-18; G.Muhammad 2-11; D.Lester 2-7.

Attendance: 32,617

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Huskers buck Cowboys; big night for Rex

I-back Rex Burkhead rushed for 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns to carry No. 9 Nebraska to a 38-14 win at previously unbeaten Wyoming.

The Huskers rolled up 333 rushing yards and 490 yards of total offense.

Burkhead’s big night started early, as he raced 45 yards for a TD on the first play of NU’s second possession of the game to put the Huskers up 7-0.

Quarterback Taylor Martinez gave the Huskers a 14-0 edge with an eight-yard touchdown run to cap an 80-yard drive in the second quarter. The Cowboys responded with a 48-yard TD pass to cut Nebraska’s lead to 14-7 with 3:37 left in the half.

The Huskers seized control after taking the second-half kickoff and starting at the Wyoming 41. Burkhead capped NU’s short drive with a 16-yard scoring run to make it 21-7. Brett Maher boosted the margin to 24-7 with a 20-yard field goal with 8:06 left in the quarter.

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2011 schedule
04/16 Red 32, White 29
09/03 Chattanooga W 40-7
09/10 Fresno St. W 42-29
09/17 Washington W 51-38
09/24 @ Wyoming W 38-14
10/01 @ Wisconsin L 17-48
10/08 Ohio St. W 34-27
10/22 @ Minnesota W 41-14
10/29 Michigan St. W 24-3
11/05 Northwestern L 25-28
11/12 @ Penn St. W 17-14
11/19 @ Michigan L 17-45
11/25 Iowa W 20-7
01/02 @ South Carolina L 13-30
Rex Burkhead rushed for 170 yards on just 15 carries.

Commentary

Stryker

The offensive unit is where the Huskers’ speed advantage resides.

HuskerMax
Shatel

This is a Nebraska team that is very happy to be 4-0 right now.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Most folks are picking Wisconsin to prevail next week. Evidence suggests that's a safe pick.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

Nebraska's slew of miscues is hard to overlook.

Omaha World-Herald
HuskerMike

It's time to stop making excuses and start executing.

Jarecke

This offense is looking very clever and unpredictable.

HuskerMax
Feit

It is reassuring to know the O Line is capable of taking big chunks of time off the clock.

HuskerMax
Zatechka

Week five is dawning and we haven't yet had that definitive performance.

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