Nebraska 73
Idaho St. 7

Sep. 22, 2012 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | BTN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Idaho St. 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 35 10 21 7 73
1st quarter
NEB - Burkhead 61 run (Maher kick) 11:41 Video
NEB - Abdullah 8 run (Maher kick) 8:31 Video
NEB - Enunwa 35 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 6:03 Video
NEB - Bell 68 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 3:37 Video
NEB - Evans 29 interception return (Maher kick) 2:52 Video
2nd quarter
NEB - Burkhead 2 run (Maher kick) 12:01
NEB - Maher 49 field goal, 0:41
3rd quarter
NEB - Abdullah 81 punt return (Maher kick) 12:19 Video
NEB - Osborne 5 pass from Kellogg (Maher kick) 8:52 Video
NEB - Heard 27 run (Maher kick) 5:25 Video
4th quarter
ISU - Austin 28 pass from Reyes (Garcia kick) 12:31
NEB - Cross 20 run (Maher kick) 8:11 Video

                           ISU        NEB
First downs ............... 14         26
  Rushing .................. 2         21
  Passing .................. 8          3
  Penalty .................. 4          2
Rushes-Yards (net) ..... 29-31     52-385
  Average per rush ....... 1.1        7.4
Passing yards (net) ...... 179        184
  Comp-Att-Int ....... 21-43-2    12-18-1
Total offense ......... 72-210     70-569
  Avg gain per play ...... 2.9        8.1
Fumbles-Lost ............. 2-1        2-2
Penalties-Yards ......... 5-40      9-104
Punts-Average ........ 10-31.8     2-34.5
Punt returns-Average ... 1-8.0     5-22.8
Interceptions-Yards ...... 1-1       2-29
Possession time ........ 30:07      29:53
Third-Down Conv. ..... 2 of 15    5 of 11
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 0 of 2     0 of 0
Sacks by-Yards .......... 2-11       7-35

RUSHING
ISU: A.Prier 7-43; X.Finney 9-19; 
     B.Mitchell 1-2; CJ Reyes 3-1; 
     T.Davis 1-minus-1; K.Yost 8-minus-33
NEB: R.Burkhead 8-119; I.Cross 12-100; 
     B.Heard 7-74; A.Abdullah 8-49; 
     T.Martinez 7-15; C.Zimmerer 3-14;
     M.Marrow 3-7; A.Janovich 3-6; 
     B.Marsh 1-1

PASSING
ISU: K.Yost 16-34-2 123;
     CJ Reyes 5-9-0 56.
NEB: T.Martinez 9-13-0 165;
     R.Kellogg III 3-5-1 19.

RECEIVING
ISU: R.Rumble 6-39; L.Austin 5-79; 
     C.Richmond 3-24; D.Graves 3-12; 
     A.Prier 2-16; X.Finney 1-7; 
     B.Mitchell 1-2.
NEB: S.Osborne 3-18; K.Bell 1-68; 
     Q.Enunwa 1-35; R.Burkhead 1-25; 
     K.Reed 1-13; A.Janovich 1-8; J.Long
     1-6; J.Turner 1-6; B.Cotton 1-4;
     T.Evans 1-1.

Attendance: 84,923


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Burkhead, Blackshirts blow by Bengals: Rex Burkhead returned to spark a 35-point first quarter, and Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense held Idaho State to minus-11 rushing yards through the first three quarters in a 73-7 win.

The 35-point first quarter marked NU’s highest-scoring quarter since a school-record 38 first-quarter points against Baylor in 2000.

Burkhead unleashed a career-long 61-yard run on his third carry to put Nebraska up 7-0 just over three minutes into the game.

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Commentary

Stryker

It is becoming obvious that Burk­head, Ameer Abdullah, Braylon Heard and Imani Cross are the workhorses that will fuel this team.

HuskerMax
Vogel

Hope everyone had fun because now things get real.

Hail Varsity
Whitney

The opponents get much tougher, much bigger, much stronger from here on out.

Shatel

Who invited the Pop Warner team? After the game, I suspect that the buses were taking them to the pizza party.

Omaha World-Herald
Chatelain

Idaho State will be quickly forgotten by fans. ... But not one has walked in Kellogg’s cleats.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Saturday was one of those kind of games – sort of fun, a bit relaxing, but nothing I’d ever pay to see.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

So what did all this teach us about Nebraska’s chances in the Big Ten Conference? Not a thing.

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Husker Mike

Idaho State is probably a Division 2 calibre opponent.

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