Huskers Destroy Gophers
Lincoln, NE - It was senior day. It was Tom Osborne's last home football game as Athletic Director. It was a chance for the Huskers to go undefeated at home for the first time since 2001. The Huskers didn't waste the opportunity.
Nebraska shot out to a quick lead and never looked back. They held Minnesota under 100 yards passing and under 100 yards rushing. They forced Minnesota freshman quarterback Phillip Nelson into two interceptions. Stanley Jean-Baptiste returned one of those interceptions 48 yards for a touchdown.
The Husker offense also put on a show. Kenny Bell set career marks for receptions in a game with nine and yards in a game with 136. Bell also hauled in two touchdowns. Ameer Abdullah pushed his season rushing total over 1,000 yards. And Taylor Martinez became Nebraska's all-time leading passer overtaking Zac Taylor.
Nebraska will have a shortened week of practice, because they will travel to Iowa City for the annual Heroes Game the day after Thanksgiving.