Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    Nebraska Cornhuskers 2011-2012 Schedule/Results


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    2010-2011 Recruiting Class​


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    QB Josh Dudley 61 :2stars: Redshirt
    FB P.J. Daniels 62 :2stars:
    WR Noah Castillo 61 :2stars: Redshirt
    LG Teddy Carpenter 77 :5stars:
    RG Anthony Bryant 76 :4stars:
    RG Victor Leslie 61 :2stars: Redshirt
    LE Marcus Bowman 77 :4stars:
    RE James Howell 78 :5stars:
    CB Carlos Carter 78 :5stars:
    CB Tyler Thompson 76 :4stars: Redshirt
    FS Kaleb Gaither 77 :4stars:
    SS Daniel Morgan 77 :4stars: Redshirt
    K Blake Key 62 :1stars: Starter
    P Tim Holmes 79 :3stars: Starter
    P David Wright 65 :2stars:
     
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    Season 2, Week 1 -

    Nebraska 34, Louisiana Tech 17
    Huskers overcome sloppy start, score 34 unanswered on Bulldogs

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    Brandon Kinnie makes a great diving grab in the endzone for a TD


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    Lincoln, NE -- Things weren't looking good for the Cornhuskers with 6:18 left in the second quarter. Cody Green had just thrown an interception that was returned 90 yards for a touchdown, and Nebraska was down 17-0. The Huskers weren't clicking at all. Green was inconsistent, with 2 picks within the first 10 minutes, both of which led to points for the Bulldogs: one returned for a TD, the other returned into FG range.​



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    A. Cole intercepts a Cody Green pass



    Burkhead was having a hard time breaking tackles and getting into open space, and the defense wasn't being agressive enough. That all changed rather quickly, as Nebraska flipped the switch and closed out the half with 17 points in 5 minutes to tie the game heading into the locker room. In the second half, Nebraska completely dominated Tech, holding them scoreless and running the ball all over the field.​

    To start the third, Nebraska had a long drive that was capped with a diving catch by B. Kinnie in the endzone for Green's first and only passing TD of the day (he ran for one earlier in the first half). After a quick 3-and-out, Nebraska got the ball back and on the first play of the drive Burkhead ran for a 73 yard touchdown, putting the Huskers up 31-17 and placing all the pressure on Louisiana Tech.​



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    R. Burkhead breaks a tackle on his 73-yard TD run



    The Bulldogs couldn't get in scoring range in the second half, thanks to a stout Cornhusker defense. QB C. Cameron of Louisiana Tech was sacked 6 times, 5 in the second half, and defensive star Jared Crick had 3 on his own. Offensively, Tech managed only 97 yards, with Cameron going 13-21 for 132 yards and an INT. The real shocker was the rush defense of Nebraska. They will easily be the #1 rush defense in the nation after their performance on Saturday, as the Louisiana Tech offense had -35 yards rushing. That's right, negative 35.

    Their starting HB, T. Duplessis, led the team in rushing before he suffered what appears to be a season-ending injury to his shoulder with 6 rushes for 5 yards. The only real playmakers for Tech were on the defensive side, with A. Cole collecting 10 tackles to go with his 90-yard pick six. J. Dudley had 6 tackles with 2 fumble recoveries, one for a TD.​




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    Cody Green threw for 201 yards, and ran for 78



    For Nebraska, Green was 18-25 for 201 yards, with a TD and 2 INTs, and 10 rushes for 78 yards and a TD. Unfortunately, in the 4th quarter Green sprained his elbow and will be out for 3 weeks, including games against Minnesota and USC. The player of the game, though, was Ryan Burkhead. His slow start definitely turned around in the second half, and he finished the day with 25 carries for 229 yards and 2 TDs, along with 3 receptions for 7 yards.

    As long as he keeps running like this, Nebraska should feel confident in their offense. Green is an impact player, but backup Martinez is capable, especially if Burkhead carries the load. We'll see how things shape up next week against the Golden Gophers, in what should be an exciting game where both teams feel like they can win.​




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