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TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts, Schedule .....................................................1 Spring Roster/Returning Letterwinners and Starters ....2-4 Nebraska Coaching Staff ............................................ 6-12 Spring Notes/Position Outlook ................................ 13-19 Returning Letterwinner Biographies ........................ 20-39 2010 Newcomers .................................................. ...40-45 2009 Honors, Recap, Statistics ................................. 46-67 2009 Big 12 Statistics ............................................... 68-70 2009 Nebraska Seniors ............................................ 71-75 Nebraska Record Book............................................. 76-83 Series Results vs. 2010 Opponents........................... 84-91 Spring Game Results/Records ....................................... 92

HUSKER FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF Head Coach ............................ Bo Pelini (Ohio State, 1990) Record ..............................................20-8, third season Assistant Coaches Barney Cotton............Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line Ted Gilmore ........................ Assistant Head Coach (offense) ......................... Wide Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator Carl Pelini................. Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Shawn Watson............Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Tim Beck ........................................................Running Backs Ron Brown ........................................................... Tight Ends Mike Ekeler ........................................................ Linebackers John Papuchis ...............................................Defensive Ends Marvin Sanders ...... Asst. Head Coach (defense)/Secondary Jeff Jamrog ....................Assistant A.D./Football Operations Curt Baldus .............................Offensive Graduate Assistant Ross Watson .......................... Defensive Graduate Assistant James Dobson....................... Head Football Strength Coach

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Lincoln, Neb., 68588-0123 Population: 251,624 Founded: 1869 Enrollment: 24,100 Football Stadium/Field: Memorial Stadium (1923)/ Tom Osborne Field (1998) Capacity: 81,091 Surface: FieldTurf Nickname: Cornhuskers or Huskers Colors: Scarlet and Cream Conference: Big 12 Chancellor: Harvey S. Perlman, J.D. Institutional Rep.: Josephine Potuto, J.D. Athletic Director: Tom Osborne Assistant A.D./Media Relations (Football Contact): Keith Mann Media Relations Director of Operations: Jeff Griesch Associate MRD: Shamus McKnight, Jerry Trickie Assistant MRD: Matt Smith Media Relations Admin. Assistant: Vicki Cartwright Athletic Department Photographer: Scott Bruhn Design Specialist: Annie Wood Interns: Jeremy Foote, Brandon Gries Student Assistants: Tyler DeBoer, BreAnna Haessler, Nate Pohlen, Scott Pulverenti, Jess Schwager, Natalie Sorenson, Hilary Winter

ADMINISTRATION President: J.B. Milliken Board of Regents Timothy Clare, District 1 Howard Hawks, District 2 Chuck Hassebrook, District 3 Bob Whitehouse, District 4 Jim McClurg, Ph.D., District 5 Kent Schroeder, J.D., District 6 Bob Phares, District 7 Randolph Ferlic, M.D., District 8 Student Regents Megan Collins, UN-LIncoln Cade Craig, UN-Kearney Michael Crabb, UN-Omaha Andrew Klutman, UN-Medical Center

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Site Stadium Series Sept. 4 Western Kentucky......... Lincoln, Neb. .............. Memorial Stadium .................. first meeting Sept. 11 Idaho ............................ Lincoln, Neb................ Memorial Stadium .................. first meeting Sept. 18 at Washington ................Seattle, Wash............... Husky Stadium .......................... Tied, 3-3-1 Sept. 25 South Dakota State (HC) . Lincoln, Neb................ Memorial Stadium .................. NU, 1-0 Oct. 7 at Kansas State (ESPN) ....Manhattan, Kan. .......... Bill Snyder Family Stadium ....... NU, 77-15-2 Oct. 16 Texas ............................ Lincoln, Neb................ Memorial Stadium .................. UT, 9-4 Oct. 23 at Oklahoma State ..........Stillwater, Okla............. Boone Pickens Stadium ............ NU, 36-5-1 Oct. 30 Missouri ....................... Lincoln, Neb................ Memorial Stadium .................. NU, 64-36-3 Nov. 6 at Iowa State...................Ames, Iowa .................. Jack Trice Stadium .................... NU, 85-17-2 Nov. 13 Kansas .......................... Lincoln, Neb................ Memorial Stadium .................. NU, 90-23-3 Nov. 20 at Texas A&M..................College Station, Texas .. Kyle Field .................................. NU, 10-3 Nov. 26/27 Colorado ....................... Lincoln, Neb................ Memorial Stadium .................. NU, 48-18-2 Dec. 4 Big 12 Championship ......Arlington, Texas ........... Cowboys Stadium ..................... Five appearances For more information on Nebraska’s series history against 2010 opponents, see pages 84-91.

2009 NEBRASKA SCHEDULE AND RESULTS (10-4, 6-2 in BIG 12) Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 8 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Dec. 5 Dec. 30

Opponent (Rank) Television Florida Atlantic FSN PPV Arkansas State FSN PPV at Virginia Tech (13) ABC Louisiana-Lafayette FSN PPV at Missouri (24) ESPN Texas Tech ABC Iowa State FSN at Baylor Versus Oklahoma (20) ABC at Kansas ABC Kansas State ESPN at Colorado ABC Big 12 Championship (Arlington, Texas) vs. Texas (3) ABC Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (San Diego, Calif.) vs. Arizona (22) ESPN

Result W, 49-3 W, 38-9 L, 16-15 W, 55-0 W, 27-12 L, 31-10 L, 9-7 W, 20-10 W, 10-3 W, 31-17 W, 17-3 W, 28-20

Attendance 85,719 85,035 66,233 86,304 65,826 86,107 85,938 31,702 86,115 51,525 85,998 52,817

L, 13-12

76,211

W, 33-0

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2009 BIG 12 STANDINGS

General

North Division

Overall Record: 10-4 Big 12 Record: 6-2 (lost Big 12 Championship Game) Home: 5-2; Away: 4-1; Neutral: 1-1 Total Attendance: 933,926 Average Attendance: 66,709 Home Attendance: 601,216 Average Home Attendance: 85,888

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Team Nebraska Missouri Kansas State Iowa State Colorado Kansas

Offense (National Rank)

South Division

Yards Rushing/Game: 147.1 (62) Yards Rushing/Att.: 4.0 Passing Yards/Game: 175.1 (101) Passing Yards/Att./Comp.: 2,460/364/210 Total Net Yards/Game: 322.8 (99) Total Net Yards/Att.: 5.2 Points/Game: 25.1 (75) Turnover Margin/Game: +0.36 (33)

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Defense (National Rank) Yards Rushing/Game: 93.1 (9) Passing Yards/Game: 178.9 (18) Total Net Yards/Game: 272.0 (7) Total Net Yards/Attempt: 4.0 Points/Game: 10.4 (1) Pass Efficiency Defense: 87.28 (1)

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Texas Oklahoma State Texas Tech Oklahoma Texas A&M Baylor

Big 12 6-2 4-4 4-4 3-5 2-6 1-7

Overall 10-4 8-5 6-6 7-6 3-9 5-7

8-0 6-2 5-3 5-3 3-5 1-7

13-1 9-4 9-4 8-5 6-7 4-8

Big 12 Championship Game Texas 13, Nebraska 12 (Arlington, Texas) Nebraska's 2010 Non-Conference Opponents Team Overall Bowl Western Kentucky 0-12 Idaho 8-5 Humanitarian Washington 5-7 South Dakota State 8-4 FCS Playoffs

Spring Football Guide Credits

Mission Statement

The 2010 Nebraska Football Spring Guide and Game Program was written by Media Relations Director Keith Mann and Associate Director Jerry Trickie. Editing assistance provided by members of the Nebraska Media Relations Office. Cover design by Design Specialist Annie Wood. The book was printed by the University of Nebraska Printing Services. Cost is $5.

The mission of the University of Nebraska Athletic Department is to serve our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans by: Displaying INTEGRITY in every decision and action; Building and maintaining TRUST with others; Giving RESPECT to each person we encounter; Pursuing unity of purpose through TEAMWORK; Maintaining LOYALTY to student-athletes, co-workers, fans and the University of Nebraska.

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NEBRASKA 2010 SPRING FOOTBALL ROSTER NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 1 *** 1 * 2 * 2 3 3 *** 4 5 * 5 *** 7 * 7 8 * 8 *** 9 9 10 *** 10 11 ** 11 12 12 * 13 * 14 ** 14 * 15 ** 15 *** 16 16 17 * 21 *** 21 22 * 22 23 ** 24 *** 25 * 26 * 27 27 * 28 *** 28 * 29 29 30 ** 31 * 31 32 32 * 34 * 35 35 * 36 ** 37 37 38 * 39 * 41 *** 41 42 42 * 43 44 44 *** 45 46 * 47 48 * 49 49 ***

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Name ...................... Position Adi Kunalic.......................PK Khiry Cooper .................. WR Antonio Bell ................... WR Lazarri Middleton ..............DB Taylor Martinez .................QB Rickey Thenarse ................. S Ty Kildow ..........................WR Zac Lee............................ QB Anthony West ..................CB Dejon Gomes .................. DB Kody Spano .......................QB Austin Cassidy.................... S Will Henry...................... WR Jason Ankrah ..................... DE Joe Broekemeier ..............WR Roy Helu Jr. .......................IB Dijon Washington..............DB Curenski Gilleylen .......... WR Andrew Green ................... CB Ron Kellogg III ...................QB Courtney Osborne.............. S P.J. Smith ........................... S Anthony Blue ...................CB Lester Ward ......................IB Alfonzo Dennard ..............CB Latravis Washington........ QB Wil Richards ......................DB Adam Watson ...................DB Cody Green ..................... QB Prince Amukamara ..........CB Steven Osborne................WR Rex Burkhead....................IB Joseph Camarata ................LB Lance Thorell .................. DB Niles Paul ....................... WR Kyler Reed ....................... TE Tim Marlowe ................. WR Jon Damkroger ...............P/PK Dontrayevous Robinson ....IB Eric Hagg......................... DB Austin Jones......................IB Seth Jameson ....................DB Collins Okafor ..................... IB Mike Hays ........................ FB Jase Dean.........................CB C.J. Zimmerer .................... FB Jim Ebke ...............................S Marcus Mendoza ..............IB Cameron Meredith ..........DE Nick Failla .........................WR Matt Holt ......................... LB Mathew May ................... LB Tyrone Lewis ......................LB Kevin Thomsen.................. DE Graham Stoddard............. LB Justin Blatchford ............. DB Thomas Grove.................. LB Jake Long............................TE Tyson Clark .......................WR Sean Fisher ...................... LB Brent Moravec ..................DB Micah Kreikemeier .............LB Mike McNeill ............ TE/WR Alonzo Whaley ...................LB Eric Martin ....................... LB Brett Wells .........................TE Tyler Legate ..................... FB Matt Manninger .................LB Dreu Young ...................... TE

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Lettermen in Bold; *-Indicates Letters Earned; Class indicates 2010 fall eligibility) No. 95 21 70 9 70 91 2 39 14 9 22 22 58 8 51 77 42 71 51 1 81 94 95 27 31 15 87 32 92 35 42 11 7 11 17 41 99 28 50 30 10 90 74 8 80 35 57 85 58 29 28 73 52 78 67 12 89 4 84 85 44 1 5 48 37 75 41 61 96

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Name Allen, Pierre Amukamara, Prince Anderson, Kenny Ankrah, Jason Ash, Nick Barry, Robert Bell, Antonio Blatchford, Justin Blue, Anthony Broekemeier, Joe Burkhead, Rex Camarata, Joseph Caputo, Mike Cassidy, Austin Chapek, Brandon Choi, Seung Hoon Clark, Tyson Coffey, Jesse Compton, Will Cooper, Khiry Cotton, Ben Crick, Jared Daake, Tyler Damkroger, Jon Dean, Jase Dennard, Alfonzo Dixon, Taylor Ebke, Jim Fahie, Tyrone Failla, Nick Fisher, Sean Gilleylen, Curenski Gomes, DeJon Green, Andrew Green, Cody Grove, Thomas Guy, Jay Hagg, Eric Hardrick, Jermarcus Hays, Mike Helu Jr., Roy Henery, Alex Henry, Ricky Henry, Will Hill, Ryan Holt, Matt Hron, Mitch Hyland, KC Jackson, Justin Jameson, Seth Jones, Austin Jones, D.J. Jones, Dwight Jones, Marcel Kanne, Colin Kellogg III, Ron Kerr, J.T. Kildow, Ty Kinnie, Brandon Klingelhoefer, Faron Kreikemeier, Micah Kunalic, Adi Lee, Zac Legate, Tyler Lewis, Tyrone Lingenfelter, Luke Long, Jake Long, Spencer Maher, Brett

Pos. DE CB DE DE OL TE WR DB CB WR IB LB OL S OL OL WR OL LB WR TE DT P/PK P/PK CB CB WR S DE WR LB WR DB CB QB LB DL DB OL FB IB PK/P OL WR TE LB LB WR DL DB IB OL OL OL OL QB TE WR WR DL LB PK QB FB LB OL TE OL P/PK

Ht. 6-5 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-8 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-2 6-2 6-6 6-6 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-6 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-7 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-6 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-5 6-4 6-7 6-4 6-1 6-4 5-7 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-0

Wt. 265 205 255 260 275 240 190 200 185 210 210 225 275 210 305 295 205 290 225 195 255 285 210 190 190 195 190 210 255 185 235 215 200 190 225 225 305 210 320 235 220 175 305 215 255 210 230 210 270 195 210 310 275 315 280 210 240 175 220 265 220 190 215 235 205 280 235 285 185

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Hometown (High School/College) Denver, Colo. (Thomas Jefferson) Glendale, Ariz. (Apollo) Omaha, Neb. (Millard West) Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard) Keller, Texas Battle Creek, Neb. Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland) Ponca, Neb. Cedar Hill, Texas Aurora, Neb. (Aurora) Plano, Texas Overland Park, Kan. (Rockhurst) Omaha, Neb. (Millard North) Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest) Wahoo, Neb. (Bishop Neumann) Lincoln, Neb. (Christian) Lincoln, Neb. (East) Denton, Texas (Guyer) Bonne Terre, Mo. (North County) Shreveport, La. (Calvary Baptist Academy) Ames, Iowa Cozad, Neb. Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk Catholic) Firth, Neb. (Norris/Nebraska-Omaha) Bridgeport, Neb. Rochelle, Ga. (Wilcox County) Wauneta, Neb. (Wauneta-Palisade) Lincoln, Neb. (East/South Dakota State) Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Omaha, Neb. (Millard North) Omaha, Neb. (Millard North) Leander, Texas Hayward, Calif. (Logan/City College of San Francisco) San Antonio, Texas (James Madison) Dayton, Texas Arlington, Neb. Houston, Texas (Eisenhower) Peoria, Ariz. (Ironwood) Batesville, Miss. (South Panola/Fort Scott CC) Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-LaVista) Danville, Calif. (San Ramon Valley) Omaha, Neb. (Burke) Omaha, Neb. (Burke/N.D. State College of Science) El Paso, Texas (J.M. Hanks) Arvada, Colo. (West) Lee’s Summitt, Mo. (West) Schuyler, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X) Roca, Neb. (Norris) Southlake, Texas (Southlake Carroll) Aurora, Colo. Omaha, Neb. (Central) Gretna, Neb. Phoenix, Ariz. (Trevor Browne) Omaha, Neb. (Millard West) Omaha, Neb. (Westside) San Diego, Calif. (Scripps Ranch) Omaha, Neb. (Millard South) Kansas City, Mo. (Grandview/Fort Scott CC) Amherst, Neb. (Amherst/Nebraska-Kearney) West Point, Neb. (Central Catholic) Fort Worth, Texas (North Crowley) San Francisco, Calif. (St. Ignatius Prep/City College of San Francisco) Neligh, Neb. (Neligh-Oakdale/South Dakota) Lincoln, Neb. (North Star) Plainview, Neb. Elkhorn, Neb. Elkhorn, Neb. Kearney, Neb.

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Pos. LS LB WR LB DE QB LB TE DE DE TE/WR LS/LB IB DE DB DT DT DB OL IB S WR WR LB OL OL DL TE DB IB DL OL OL S QB LB DT LB S OL DE DB OL IB DB QB DB TE CB LB DE OL TE FB

Ht. 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-7 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-6 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-6 6-2 6-0 6-6 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-0

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Hometown (High School/College) Peoria, Ill. (Dunlap) Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep) Youngstown, Ohio (Cardinal Mooney) Moreno Valley, Calif. (Rancho Verde) Waverly, Neb. Corona, Calif. (Centennial) Imperial, Neb. (Chase County) Wisner, Neb. (Wisner-Pilger) Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep) Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep) Kirkwood, Mo. Lincoln, Neb. (East) Houston, Texas (Spring Woods) Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei) Long Beach, Calif. (Poly) Omaha, Neb. (Skutt Catholic) New Orleans, La. (McDonogh 35) Grand Island, Neb. (Central Catholic) Alliance, Neb. Omaha, Neb. (Westside) Garland, Texas (South Garland) Garland, Texas (South Garland) Omaha, Neb. (North) Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Christian) Lincoln, Neb. (Northeast) Williston, N.D. Galena Park, Texas (North Shore) Shawnee, Kan. (St. Thomas Aquinas) Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit West) Euless, Texas (Trinity) Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge) Lakewood, Colo. (Bear Creek) Las Vegas, Nev. (Palo Verde) River Ridge, La. (John Curtis) Stephenville, Texas Sterling, Colo. Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest) Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest) Los Angeles, Calif. (Jordan) The Woodlands, Texas Elkhorn, Neb. Loomis, Neb. Omaha, Neb. (Millard North) Brenham, Texas Lawndale, Calif. (Leuzinger) Bradenton, Fla. (Bayshore) Lincoln, Neb. (Niwot [Colo.]) St. Paul, Neb. San Diego, Calif. (Point Loma) Madisonville, Texas Denton, Texas (Ryan) Florissant, Mo. (McClure North) Cozad, Neb. Omaha, Neb. (Gross)

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Jermarcus Hardrick ........... OL Brandon Chapek................ OL Will Compton................... LB Dwight Jones ..................... OL Thaddeus Randle .............. DL Baker Steinkuhler.............DT Devin Paulsen.....................LB Mitch Hron .........................LB Jeremiah Sirles .................. OL Mike Caputo ....................OL Justin Jackson .................... DL Colby Starkebaum ..............LB Brian Thorson.................... OL Spencer Long .................... OL Cole Pensick ...................... OL Colin McDermott .............. DE Mike Smith ......................OL Conor McDermott ............. DE Sam Meginnis................LS/LB Colin Kanne ....................... OL Josh Molek ........................ DT Keith Williams..................OL Brodrick Nickens ............... OL Kenny Anderson ................ DE Nick Ash ............................ OL Jesse Coffey ....................... OL D.J. Jones .........................OL Ricky Henry......................OL Luke Lingenfelter............... OL Brent Qvale ....................... OL Seung Hoon Choi............... OL Marcel Jones ....................OL Brandon Thompson .......... OL Ryan Hill .......................... TE Ben Cotton....................... TE Brandon Kinnie .............. WR KC Hyland .........................WR Faron Klingelhoefer ........... DL Mychael McClure ...............TE Taylor Dixon .....................WR Jay Martin........................DE J.T. Kerr ...............................TE Alex Henery ................. PK/P Terrence Moore ...............DT Robert Barry.......................TE Tyrone Fahie...................... DE P.J. Mangieri .....................LS Jared Crick .......................DT Pierre Allen ......................DE Tyler Daake ....................P/PK Brett Maher ................. P/PK Chase Rome ...................... DL Josh Williams .................... DE Jay Guy .............................. DL

HUSKER COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Bo Pelini, 20-8, third season at Nebraska Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line: Carl Pelini; Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Shawn Watson; Running Backs: Tim Beck; Tight Ends: Ron Brown; Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line: Barney Cotton; Assistant Head Coach (Offense)/ Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator: Ted Gilmore; Linebackers: Mike Ekeler; Defensive Ends: John Papuchis; Assistant Head Coach (Defense)/Secondary: Marvin Sanders; Graduate Assistant/Offense: Curt Baldus; Graduate Assistant/Defense: Ross Watson; Head Football Strength Coach: James Dobson; Associate A.D./Football: Jeff Jamrog; Head Football Trainer: Mark Mayer; Equipment Manager: Jay Terry.

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HUSKER EXPERIENCE RETURNING/LOST EXPERIENCE RETURNING/LOST Total Starters Returning: 19 (10 offense, 7 defense, 2 kickers) Total Starters Lost: 6 (1 offense, 5 defense) Offensive Starters Returning (No. of 2009 starts): 10–WR Niles Paul (14); TE Mike McNeill (14); TE Dreu Young (9); WR/FB Khiry Cooper (4)/Tyler Legate (4); QB Zac Lee (12); IB Roy Helu Jr. (14); OT Mike Smith (14); OG Ricky Henry (14); OT Marcel Jones (11); OG Keith Williams (11) Other Offensive Players with 2009 Starting Experience (No. of starts): OT D.J. Jones (3); QB Cody Green (2); WR Curenski Gilleylen (2); WR Brandon Kinnie (2); TE Kyler Reed (1); TE Ben Cotton (1). Offensive Starters Lost: 1–C Jacob Hickman (14) Other Offensive Players with 2009 Starts Lost: WR Menelik Holt (5); OG Derek Meyer (3). Defensive Starters Returning (No. of 2009 starts): 7–DE Pierre Allen (14); DT Jared Crick (14); LB Will Compton (8); LB Sean Fisher (8); CB Prince Amukamara (14); CB Alfonzo Dennard (9); NIckel Eric Hagg (10). Other Defensive Players with 2009 Starting Experience (No. of starts): CB Anthony West (5); DB Dejon Gomes (6); DB Lance Thorell (1). Defensive Starters Lost: 5–DT Ndamukong Suh (14); DE Barry Turner (13); LB Phillip Dillard (9); S Matt O’Hanlon (14); S Larry Asante (14). Other Defensive Players with 2009 Starts Lost: DE David Harvey (1); LB Blake Lawrence (2). Starting Kickers Returning: 2–PK Alex Henery, P Alex Henery Starting Kickers Lost: none Starting Specialists Returning: KOR Niles Paul; KOR Tim Marlowe; PR Niles Paul; LS P.J. Mangieri; H Brett Maher; KO Adi Kunalic Starting Specialists Lost: none Total Lettermen Returning: 59 (29 offense, 26 defense, 4 specialists) Total Lettermen Lost: 15 (6 offense, 9 defense)

LETTERMEN RETURNING (59)/LOST (15) Starters in Bold (Number of 2009 starts)

OFFENSE

DEFENSE (26 Lettermen Returning/7 Starters) DL:

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Antonio Bell* Khiry Cooper* (4) Curenski Gilleylen** Will Henry*** Brandon Kinnie* (2) Tim Marlowe* Niles Paul*** (14) Mike Caputo** Ricky Henry* (14) D.J. Jones** (3) Marcel Jones** (11) Mike Smith*** (14) Keith Williams*** (11) Ben Cotton* (1) Ryan Hill** Mike McNeill*** (14) Kyler Reed* (1) Dreu Young*** (9) Cody Green* (2) Zac Lee* (12) Latravis Washington*** Mike Hays** Tyler Legate* (4) Rex Burkhead* Roy Helu Jr.*** (14) Austin Jones* Marcus Mendoza* Dontrayevous Robinson* Lester Ward*

Pierre Allen*** (14) Jared Crick** (14) Cameron Meredith* Terrence Moore** Baker Steinkuhler* Will Compton* (8) Sean Fisher* (6) Thomas Grove*** Matt Holt* Eric Martin* Jay Martin* Mathew May** Graham Stoddard* Prince Amukamara*** (14) Justin Blatchford* Anthony Blue** Austin Cassidy* Jase Dean* Alfonzo Dennard** (9) Dejon Gomes* (6) Eric Hagg*** (10) Courtney Osborne* P.J. Smith* Rickey Thenarse*** Lance Thorell** (1) Anthony West*** (5)

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David Harvey* (1) Ben Martin* Ndamukong Suh**** (14) Barry Turner**** (13) Phillip Dillard**** (9) Colton Koehler** Blake Lawrence*** (2) Larry Asante*** (14) Matt O’Hanlon**** (14)

KICKERS/SPECIALISTS (4 Lettermen Returning) PK:

Alex Henery*** (14 as PK) Adi Kunalic*** (14 as KO specialist) P: Alex Henery*** (14) LS: P.J. Mangieri* (14) Holder: Brett Maher* (14)

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HEAD COACH BO PELINI NEBRASKA RECORD: 20 8, THIRD SEASON AT NEBRASKA

Tradition. Passion. Discipline. Those are a few of the trademarks that define Nebraska football and are characteristics that have made Nebraska one of the most storied and decorated programs in college football history. The words can also be used to describe Bo Pelini - the man entering his third season in charge of the Cornhusker football program. THE PELINI FILE The youngest of eight children, Born: Dec. 13, 1967 Pelini grew up in the hard-nosed town Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio of Youngstown, Ohio. Pelini’s parents Wife: Mary Pat instilled the discipline at a young age Children: Patrick, Kate and Caralyn that has guided Bo to success both in High School: Cardinal Mooney, 1986 and out of athletics. College: Ohio State, 1990 Pelini’s passion for athletics began in Youngstown. After a standout Coaching Experience prep career at Cardinal Mooney High Nebraska, 2008-present School, Pelini went on to Ohio State. Head Coach A hard-hitting safety, Pelini was known LSU, 2005-07 for his passionate and relentless play. defensive coordinator Teammates recognized his leadership and elected him a team captain as Oklahoma, 2004 a senior. co-defensive coordinator, defensive The tradition of being part of backs winning programs did not end after Pelini’s playing career. His coaching Nebraska, 2003 career has featured success at every defensive coordinator, stop along the way. A Super Bowl interim head coach for Alamo Bowl ring and a national championship are Green Bay Packers, 2000-02 part of the 42-year-old’s impressive linebackers resume. That coaching resume included New England Patriots, 1997-99 a one-year stop as defensive linebackers coordinator at Nebraska. During the 2003 season, Pelini quickly learned San Francisco 49ers, 1994-96 the traditions of Nebraska football assistant secondary and its passionate fan base. In turn, Cardinal Mooney High School, 1993 Husker fans recognized the discipline quarterbacks and passion instilled by Pelini in the Blackshirt defense. Iowa, 1991 After four years as the nation’s most graduate assistant successful defensive coordinator, Pelini returned to Lincoln in December Playing Experience of 2007. Nebraska Athletic Director 1987-90, Ohio State, free safety and Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne named Pelini the 28th head coach in Nebraska football history on Dec. 2, 2007. In his first two years in charge of the Nebraska program, Pelini has stayed true to his disciplined, no-nonsense attitude. The result has been two Cornhusker teams that reflected the mentality of its head coach, continued to improve throughout the season and played its best football at the end of both seasons. In 2010, Pelini guided Nebraska to a 10-4 record and the Big 12 North Championship. The Huskers posted their first 10-win season in six years and were ranked No. 14 in both final national polls, NU’s highest ranking at the end of the season since 2001. Nebraska fell just one point and one second short of its first Big 12 title in a decade, dropping a 13-12 decision to second-ranked Texas in the Big 12 Championship. Nebraska capped the year with a dominant 33-0 shutout of Arizona in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, giving Pelini a 3-0 bowl record as NU’s head coach. Nebraska’s path to the conference title game was not an easy one. After a pair of disappointing October losses, Nebraska stood 4-3 overall and just 1-2 in Big 12 play. Pelini did not waver using his steady, one-day-at-a-time approach to get his team back on track. Nebraska reeled off five straight wins to end the regular season, including three road victories and captured the division title by two games. Pelini became the first coach in the 14-year history of the Big 12 Conference to win at least a share of a division title in each of his two seasons. Pelini has joined Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne and Frank Solich as coaches who have won at least nine games in each of their first two seasons at Nebraska. Pelini’s 19 wins over the past two

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seasons place him second in victories among coaches NEBRASKA UNDER BO PELINI 20-8 who were hired at their Overall vs. AP Ranked Teams ............................................. 3-5 respective schools in 2008. vs. AP Top 10 Teams ............................................. 0-4 The resurgence of the vs. Unranked Teams ............................................ 17-3 Nebraska program under vs. Big 12 Teams .................................................. 11-6 Pelini has been due in Home .................................................................. 11-4 large part to remarkable Road ...................................................................... 6-3 defensive improvement– Neutral .................................................................. 3-1 Pelini’s area of expertise In August ............................................................... 1-0 before taking over as head In September. ........................................................ 5-2 coach. Just two seasons In October ............................................................. 4-4 removed from ranking near In November.......................................................... 7-1 the bottom of several Big In December.......................................................... 2-1 12 and national defensive In January .............................................................. 1-0 categories, the Blackshirts Bowl Games .......................................................... 3-0 ascended to a position as When Rushing for 200 or more yards ................... 6-2 one of the nation’s most When Rushing for 300 or more yards ................... 2-0 dominant defenses in 2009. When Passing for 200 or more yards .................. 11-6 When Passing for 300 or more yards .................... 6-1 Nebraska led the nation When NU player rushes for 100 yards .................. 9-2 in scoring defense, allowing When NU has two 100-yard rushers ..................... 0-0 just 10.4 points per game, When NU player has 100 yards receiving.............. 6-1 while pitching a pair of When Opponent has 100 Yd. Rusher ................... 2-2 shutouts. The 10.4 points When Scoring 35 or More Points ........................ 10-0 per game marked the When Holding Opponent to 10 Pts. or less ........... 9-1 lowest average allowed When forcing three or more turnovers ................. 8-1 by Nebraska since the When Nebraska scores first ................................ 13-1 Blackshirts also led the When Nebraska leads at halftime ....................... 13-1 nation by allowing 9.5 When Nebraska trails at halftime......................... 3-7 points per game in 1984. When Nebraska is tied at halftime ........................ 3-0 The 2009 season also Games decided by 11 points or more ................. 13-3 marked the first time NU Games decided by 10 or less................................. 6-3 posted two shutouts since Games decided by 7 or less................................... 2-3 2003 when Pelini served as Games decided by 3 or less................................... 0-3 defensive coordinator, and Overtime games .................................................... 0-1 the 2009 Huskers held eight of 14 opponents to 10 or fewer points. The Blackshirts also topped the pass efficiency defense list and ranked in the top 10 nationally in sacks, rushing defense and total defense. Nebraska’s 272.0 yards per game allowed ranked as the school’s best since 1999. Under Pelini’s guidance, senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was one of the most decorated defensive players in college football history. The first defensive lineman to be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 15 seasons, Suh finished fourth in the voting. He was also the first defensive player to be named the Associated Press Player of the Year, and was a unanimous AllAmerican. Suh’s hardware haul also included the Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik awards. The award-winning season for Suh came just two seasons after LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey won three major national awards and was an AllAmerican while Pelini served as the Tigers’ defensive coordinator. Pelini guided the Huskers to a 9-4 record in 2008, capped by victories in the Huskers’ final four games and six of the season’s final seven contests. The late-season surge allowed Nebraska to earn a share of the Big 12 North championship, and the Huskers picked up their ninth win with a 26-21 come-from-behind victory over Clemson in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. The win was a fitting conclusion for a team that developed a toughness that was a direct extension of its head coach. Pelini’s nine wins were the most nationally among first-time head coaches in 2008. Nebraska won its final four games of 2008 to carry the longest winning streak into a season since 2000. The 6-1 run to close the year tied for the best by an NU team since 1997, and Nebraska won its final four games for just the second time since 1997. The success under Pelini in 2008 was attributed to both sides of the football. The Husker offense continued to rank among the nation’s best, finishing in the nation’s top 20 in passing offense, scoring offense and total offense. The biggest gains were made on the defensive side of the ball where Pelini implemented his proven defensive system. Nebraska improved its total defensive average by 126.9 yards per game and finished second in the Big 12 in total defense. The run defense allowed 116.5 yards per game, nearly cutting its average from 2007 in

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL half and finishing in the top 25 nationally in that category. The Blackshirts also posted 35 sacks, nearly tripling the total of the previous season. The successful first season for Pelini came as a result of his ability to quickly implement his attitude and leadership into the program. After taking over the Huskers, Pelini wasted no time instilling a disciplined approach on and off the field, while also embracing the traditions of the Cornhusker football program. Pelini built a coaching staff that had close ties to both the Pelini family and the Nebraska football family. The Nebraska staff includes three former Husker players, and six full-time assistant coaches with previous experience at Nebraska. Seven coaches have worked alongside Pelini, including five members of the 2003 Husker staff. His Youngstown roots are also represented with three Cardinal Mooney grads among the Husker coaches. The Nebraska staff hired by Pelini enters its third season fully intact. Nebraska is one of only 11 schools who will enter the 2010 season with the same full-time coaching staff for a third consecutive season. Pelini immediately showed the discipline to handle multiple tasks following his hiring. While quickly taking charge of all aspects of the Nebraska program, Pelini was also committed to finishing what he had started at LSU. Pelini returned to Baton Rouge in mid-December of 2008 and successfully orchestrated the Tigers’ defensive game plan for the BCS National Championship game against Ohio State. The 38-24 win was keyed by a defense that forced three turnovers and had five sacks. Following the championship victory, Pelini turned his full focus to Nebraska. His first order of business in Lincoln was to pull together the Huskers’ 2008 recruiting class. Pelini successfully organized and led a recruiting charge that allowed Nebraska to sign a talented and balanced recruiting class in February. Pelini also understands the importance of the storied Nebraska walk-on program, and has integrated it as a key part of the Huskers’ recruiting plan. The Cornhusker staff has welcomed nearly 70 walk-ons to the program in the first three seasons, and will continue to make the walk-on program a focus in future years. Pelini has also reached out to two groups that form the backbone of the traditionrich Nebraska program–its former players and its passionate fan base. Former Cornhuskers have rallied behind Pelini’s blue-collar approach. In turn the head coach has opened his door to those who helped build the program. Pelini has made a strong effort to connect with former players and those past Cornhuskers have become a fixture in the football offices and at practices. Pelini has made regular public appearances around the state, reaching out to the nation’s most loyal fans. The widespread support for Pelini has been evident at every stop and his simple, humble approach is a perfect fit with Nebraskans. The support for Pelini has been evident since his arrival, beginning with 80,000 fans at the Red-White Spring Game in April of 2008 to loyal followings on the road, at bowl games in Jacksonville and San Diego and the 2009 Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington, Texas.

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While devoting time to former players, fans and attracting talented future Huskers, Pelini’s No. 1 professional priority has been, and always will be, the current players in his program. Players have responded to his straight-forward message: Work hard, do the right thing and success will follow. That approach has worked for Pelini at each of his previous stops. In his three seasons as the defensive coordinator at LSU, Pelini’s dominant defenses helped the Tigers compile a 34-6 record, including the 2007 BCS national championship and the Southeastern Conference championship. The BCS title game in January of 2008 marked the third time in four years that Pelini was a part of a team that played in a BCS game. The play of Pelini’s defenses was a key part of LSU’s success. The Tigers ranked third in the nation in total defense in 2007, surrendering an average of 288.8 yards per game. LSU also ranked in the top 25 nationally in pass efficiency defense (3rd), passing yards allowed per game (9th), rush defense (14th) and scoring defense (17th). Senior defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey was the nation’s most decorated defender in 2007, earning the Outland Trophy, the Lombardi Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, while safety Craig Steltz earned All-America honors. Pelini’s defenses have a history of swarming to the football. LSU forced 36 turnovers in 2007, the third-most takeaways in the country. The Tigers’ 2007 defensive success was the standard for Pelini at LSU, as each of his three LSU defenses ranked No. 3 nationally in total defense. Pelini’s 2006 unit surrendered just 242.8 yards per game, the fewest by a Tiger team since 1976. A pair of Tigers earned first-team All-America honors, including Dorsey and safety LaRon Landry, who went on to become the sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. In 2005, the Tigers allowed just 266.9 yards per game, and ranked in the top 10 nationally in all four major defensive categories, including third in total defense, scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. Kyle Williams and Claude Wroten were both first-team All-America selections. Pelini served as the co-defensive coordinator on Bob Stoops’ staff at Oklahoma in 2004, helping the Sooners win a Big 12 title and reach the national championship game against USC. Oklahoma finished the season ranked sixth nationally in rush defense, 11th in scoring defense and 13th in total defense. Pelini’s first collegiate full-time job came at Nebraska in 2003, when he engineered a dominant Blackshirt defense. Pelini led an energized unit that finished among the Big 12 and nation’s best in nearly every defensive category. Nebraska finished the year ranked first nationally in pass efficiency defense, second in scoring defense and 11th in total defense. The Huskers set a school and Big 12 record with 32 interceptions and tied an NU record with 47 takeaways, helping Nebraska lead the nation in turnover margin. Pelini began his second tour of duty at Nebraska with a victory on his resume. His first tenure in Lincoln was capped by serving as the interim head coach for Nebraska’s dominant 17-3 win over Michigan State in the 2003 Alamo Bowl. In the win, the defense held MSU to just 174 total yards and a first-quarter field goal. Overall, the seven college teams Pelini has been a part of have compiled an impressive 74-18 record, winning at least nine games every season. His defenses have posted nine shutouts and held the opposition to seven points or less 32 times. Before joining the Huskers in 2003, Pelini had nine years of NFL experience, one season at a Division I university, and one year in the high school ranks. Pelini broke into the NFL in 1994 as assistant secondary coach the San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers, Pelini coached in the Super Bowl, helping San Francisco to a 49-26 win over San Diego in Super Bowl XXIX. Pelini held that position for three years before moving to the Patriots. He spent three years as New England’s linebackers coach under coach Pete Carroll, helping the Patriots to a 27-21 record and two playoff appearances. After three years with the Patriots, Pelini moved to the Packers, coaching linebackers for three seasons. In three years in Green Bay with head coach Mike Sherman, the Packers posted a 33-15 record and advanced twice to the playoffs. In 2002, the Packer defense ranked fourth in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 188.4 yards per game. Pelini got his start in coaching in 1991, serving as a graduate assistant coach at Iowa under Hayden Fry. From there he moved into the high school ranks, serving as quarterbacks coach at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio in 1993 before taking the leap to the 49ers. A standout free safety at Ohio State from 1987 to 1990, Pelini earned four letters for the Buckeyes. He was coached by Earle Bruce in 1987 and John Cooper his final three seasons. Pelini helped the Buckeyes to a 15-8 record over his final two seasons as a starter, and he was a three-time selection to the Academic All-Big Ten team. As a senior co-captain Pelini received the “Bo Rein Award,” given annually to the Buckeyes’ most inspirational player. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Ohio State in 1990, Pelini completed his master’s degree in sports administration at Ohio University in 1992. Pelini and his wife, Mary Pat, have three children, an 11-year-old son, Patrick, and two daughters, Kate, 9 and Caralyn, 7.

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

CARL PELINI

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR OFFENSIVE

DEFENSIVE LINE

QUARTERBACKS

THIRD SEASON

Carl Pelini enters his third season on his brother’s Nebraska coaching staff, serving as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. In his first two seasons on NU’s staff, Carl Pelini has played a leading role in a dramatic resurgence for the Husker defense. After being one of the nation’s most improved defenses in 2008, Nebraska featured a dominant defensive unit under Pelini’s direction last fall. The Huskers led the nation in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense, while also ranking in the top 10 nationally in sacks, rushing defense and total defense. The Huskers surrendered just 10.4 points per game, posted two shutouts and allowed only two opponents to reach 20 points. Pelini’s defense led the nation by holding eight opponents to 10 or fewer points, including seven in single digits. Nebraska allowed only 14 offensive touchdowns during the 2009 season, and six opponents failed to score an offensive touchdown. The Blackshirts also forced 28 turnovers, scored two defensive touchdowns and produced 80 points off turnovers. By contrast, opponents scored only 23 points off Nebraska’s 23 turnovers, with 14 of those points coming directly off defensive scores. The Huskers average of 272.0 yards per game allowed ranked seventh nationally and second in the Big 12. At one point, the Blackshirts held seven straight opponents under 300 yards of total offense, the longest streak at Nebraska since 1996, and its total defensive average was the best for Nebraska in a decade. Each of the Huskers’ 14 opponents failed to reach their season average in points and only one opponent reached its season average in total offense. Several individuals set school records in 2009, especially on the defensive line that Pelini coaches. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was a Heisman Trophy finalist and the winner of the Associated Press National Player of the Year, Bronko Nagurski Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award. Suh moved up to second place on the NU career chart in tackles for loss, including a school-record tying seven TFL in the Big 12 Championship Game. Suh’s fellow defensive tackle Jared Crick set the school record with 5.0 sacks at Baylor, while safety Matt O’Hanlon intercepted a school-record three passes against Oklahoma. In Pelini’s first season in 2008, the Nebraska defense finished second in the Big 12 in total defense and ranked among the top 25 nationally in rushing defense. After creating 13 sacks in 2007, a re-energized Blackshirt defense had 35 sacks in 2008. The Blackshirts also finished tops in the conference on third downs, allowing opposing teams to convert only 33.7 percent. Suh thrived under Pelini, leading the team and all Big 12 defensive linemen in tackles with 76. Suh also posted a team-high 19 tackles for loss, and led the team in sacks (7.5) and interceptions (2). For his performance Suh was a first-team All-Big 12 selection. When hired by his brother in December of 2007, Pelini was no stranger to Lincoln, having served as Nebraska’s defensive graduate assistant in 2003, when Bo was the defensive coordinator. Carl Pelini worked with the defensive line and helped a unit that ranked second nationally in scoring and takeaways and finished 11th in total defense. Following his one season with Nebraska, Pelini spent 2004 as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Minnesota State Mankato, under Jeff Jamrog. Pelini was then hired to coach the defensive line at Ohio and helped turn the program around. In 2006, the Bobcats won the Mid-American Conference Eastern Division while winning nine games for the first time since 1968. In 2007, Ohio ranked in the top 30 nationally in scoring and total defense. Pelini was an accomplished high school coach prior to his first stint at Nebraska. He was the head coach at Fitch High School in Austintown, Ohio, from 2000 to 2002. Pelini was also the head coach and athletic director at Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, Mo., from 1996 to 2000. Pelini played two seasons at Columbia University, before transferring to Youngstown State. While working toward his bachelor’s degree, Pelini was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Cardinal Mooney High School. He became a defensive graduate assistant coach on Bill Snyder’s staff at Kansas State in 1989 and 1990, then served as a restricted earnings coach for KSU in 1991. Pelini earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature from Youngstown State in 1989. He added a master’s degree in journalism from Kansas State in 1991 and a master’s in education from Ohio State University in 1993.

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SHAWN WATSON

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

FIFTH SEASON

Shawn Watson is in his fifth season at Nebraska and his fourth as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Watson has a proven track record as a Big 12 coordinator and has 28 years of college coaching experience, including three years as a head coach. Nebraska returns 10 offensive starters for the 2010 season, a large contrast to last season when the Huskers lost most of its offensive experience, especially at the skill positions. As a result, firsttime starters accounted for 22 of Nebraska’s 40 touchdowns in 2009, including 10 scores from the Huskers’ freshman class. Three true freshmen scored for Nebraska in 2009, a program record. In the season opener, I-back Rex Burkhead and quarterback Cody Green each rushed for a touchdown to become the first pair of Husker true freshmen to ever score in a season opener. Green later went on to start games at Baylor and at home against Oklahoma to join Tommie Frazier as the only true freshmen to start at quarterback for the Huskers. Although an inexperienced offense did not match the elite offensive numbers of the previous two seasons - including top-25 total offense rankings in both 2007 and 2008 - the unit helped Nebraska capture the Big 12 North crown and post its first 10-win season since 2003. The Nebraska offense helped a dominant defense by limiting its turnovers. Despite the lofty national rankings in 2007 and 2008, the Huskers turned the ball over 28 times both seasons as NU ranked 117th nationally in turnover margin in 2007 and 107th in 2008. In 2009, Nebraska turned the ball over only 23 times, including just one game with more than two turnovers. The Huskers, who had a positive turnover margin for the first time since 2003, finished 33rd in turnover margin. Nebraska averaged 147.1 rushing yards per game in 2009, and junior I-back Roy Helu Jr. posted a 1,000-yard rushing season, and surpassed 2,000 career rushing yards. The Huskers are averaging 175.7 yards through the air, and first-year starter Zac Lee completed nearly 60 percent of his passes. Watson’s balanced attack in 2008 averaged 169.8 yards per game on the ground and 281.0 yards in the air, as the Huskers’ 450.8 yards of total offense per game ranked 12th nationally. Nebraska also ranked in the top 20 nationally in passing offense and scoring offense, finished second nationally in time of possession and was in the top 20 in the country in third-down conversion percentage. Senior quarterback Joe Ganz set single-season school records for total yards with 3,826 and passing yards with 3,568. He threw for 25 touchdowns while completing 67.9 percent of his passes and gained 258 yards on the ground with five touchdowns, finishing his career with more than 20 Nebraska records. Watson was promoted to offensive coordinator before the 2007 season and wasted little time making an impact on the Nebraska offense. The Huskers threw for a schoolrecord 3,886 yards, including the top three passing days in school history. The offense ranked ninth nationally at 468.2 yards per game, the best average at Nebraska since 1997. NU ranked seventh nationally in passing, averaging a school-record 323.8 yards per game in 2007. In his first season at Nebraska in 2006, Watson coached the Nebraska tight ends and was the recruiting coordinator. Under Watson, Matt Herian finished his career with a Nebraska tight end record for receptions (65) and reception yardage (1,243). Watson came to Nebraska after seven seasons on Gary Barnett ’s Colorado coaching staff from 1999 to 2005, including the last six as the Buffs’ offensive coordinator. Watson was on the staff of four Colorado teams that won the Big 12 North Division, including a conference championship in 2001. Prior to his time at CU, Watson worked at Northwestern in 1997 and 1998, serving as quarterbacks coach. He earned his spot with the Wildcats following a three-year stint as head coach at Southern Illinois, his alma mater. During his three years at the helm, SIU compiled an 11-22 record, and produced 20 all-conference players. Before Southern Illinois, Watson had a seven-year run as an assistant coach at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His first full-time assistant coaching job came at Illinois, where he first served as a graduate assistant in 1983 and 1984, then worked with the offensive tackles and tight ends in 1985, before serving as the wide receivers coach in 1986. Watson began his playing career at Illinois in 1978, but transferred to Southern Illinois in 1979 for his final two seasons. He earned a bachelor’s degree from SIU in 1982, then served for one season as a graduate assistant with SIU in 1982.

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

TIM BECK

RON BROWN

RUNNING BACKS

TIGHT ENDS

ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

THIRD SEASON

THIRD SEASON

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Tim Beck is in his third season as the Huskers’ running backs coach. In 2009, Nebraska averaged 147.1 rushing yards per game, and outrushed 11 of 14 opponents, including the final six foes of the season. Roy Helu Jr. rushed for 1,147 yards, and ranked fourth in the Big 12 in rushing to earn secondteam All-Big 12 honors. Fellow backs Rex Burkhead and Dontrayevous Robinson each played a key role as true freshmen. Burkhead ran for 346 yards, while Robinson had 165 rushing yards, and the duo became the first pair of true freshmen Husker I-backs to each score a pair of touchdowns since 1993. In his first season, Beck coached a prolific running game that averaged 169.8 yards per game, including three running backs who topped 450 rushing yards. Under Beck, Nebraska’s running game continued to improve throughout 2008. Nebraska had five games with more than 200 rushing yards in conference play, including a season-high 355 yards against Kansas State. In conference games, Nebraska ranked No. 3 in the Big 12 at 182.5 yards per game, tops in the North division. Beck came to Nebraska with excellent knowledge of the conference after a three-year stint at Kansas. Beck was KU’s receivers coach each of his three seasons on the staff, and was promoted to pass game coordinator in 2007. The KU passing game flourished under Beck’s leadership in 2007, and helped lead the Jayhawks to a 12-1 record and a No. 7 final national ranking. Kansas finished the year ranked second nationally in scoring offense (42.8 ppg), eighth in total offense (479.8 ypg) and 17th in passing offense (291.0 ypg). Before joining KU, Beck spent three seasons as head coach at Summit High in Mansfield, Texas. He was the 2003 District Coach of the Year after leading Summit to its first-ever playoff appearance and district championship. In 2004, SHS defended its title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Beck served as the head coach at R.L. Turner High in Carrollton, Texas, from 1999 to 2001. He led the school to back-to-back playoff appearances and consecutive winning seasons for the first time in 25 years. Prior to coaching in the Texas high school ranks, Beck worked at Missouri State for three seasons from 1996 to 1998, including one season as the offensive coordinator. In 1998, the MSU offense racked up 4,542 total yards. Beck was hired at Missouri State after leading Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., to the 1995 4A state championship—the first state title in the school’s 30-year history. Beck was named the regional coach of the year in 1994 and compiled a 23-4 record career record at Saguaro, compared to a 5-43 mark in the five seasons prior to his arrival. Among the standouts Beck coached at Saguaro was former Nebraska All-America safety Mike Brown. Beck first gained experience in the Big 12 as a graduate assistant at Kansas State in 1991 and 1992. Beck worked on the KSU staff at the same time as Husker defensive coordinator Carl Pelini. Before his one season with the Wildcats, Beck coached the outside linebackers and punters at Illinois State in 1990. He worked in 1988 and 1989 as an assistant coach at Miramar High School in Miramar, Fla. Beck played collegiately at Central Florida and earned his bachelor’s degree from UCF in 1988.

Veteran college assistant Ron Brown re-joined the Nebraska coaching staff in 2008 and is in his third season as the Huskers’ tight ends coach. The 2010 campaign is Brown’s 20th overall season as a Nebraska assistant after serving as an assistant for 17 seasons from 1987 to 2003. In 2009, Brown’s tight ends unit combined for 46 catches, 442 yards and six touchdowns. Five different tight ends caught a pass, including three with a touchdown reception. Overall, tight ends grabbed six of Nebraska’s 18 touchdown catches. Mike McNeill enjoyed his second straight strong season under Brown’s tutelage. McNeill tied for the team lead with four touchdown catches, while ranking second with 26 catches and third with 259 receiving yards. He was a second-team AP All-Big 12 selection and enters his senior season poised to shatter the NU record for career receptions by a tight end. In his first season back in the collegiate game in 2008, Brown assisted with an NU offense that finished 12th nationally in total offense. McNeill set a Nebraska tight end season record with 32 receptions, including six touchdown grabs, while Dreu Young averaged a team-leading 15.6 yards per catch. Brown served as receivers coach for his entire first tenure with the Huskers and also tutored the tight ends. During his first stint, the blocking of Brown’s receivers played a key role in nine NU NCAA rushing titles. Brown was the most veteran member of Frank Solich’s final Nebraska coaching staff in 2003. The 53-year-old Brown spent the four years prior to his return to coaching serving as the Nebraska State Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. During his time away from coaching, Brown also worked as an internet, television and radio college and high school analyst for ESPN and Sports Spectrum. Although Brown enjoys wide respect for his work away from football, he is also nationally respected for his ability as an intense teacher on the gridiron. Despite featuring a run-based attack, Brown’s receivers and tight ends led the Big 12 in touchdown receptions three times from 1996 to 2003. Twenty-seven of Brown’s former pupils have gone on to professional careers, including tight end Johnny Mitchell, the New York Jets’ first-round pick in 1992; Tyrone Hughes, a two-time Pro Bowl selection with the New Orleans Saints, and tight end Sheldon Jackson, a second-team All-America selection and 1999 draft pick of the Buffalo Bills. Brown coached 34 academic all-conference players and two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans during his two tenures with the Huskers. Brown originally joined Tom Osborne’s staff after four years of coaching at Brown University in Providence, R.I., from 1983 to 1986. Brown’s first season was as Brown’s head freshman coach, while his last three seasons were spent as the defensive backfield coach. Brown was a two-time first-team All-Ivy League performer as a defensive back. He was selected to Brown University’s All-Century team and the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. Brown received his bachelor’s degree from Brown in 1979, then earned his master’s degree in health administration from Columbia University in 1982.

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BARNEY COTTON Barney Cotton is in his third season as the Nebraska offensive line coach. The Omaha native is in his fourth season overall as a Nebraska assistant, having previously served as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2003, a position Cotton has tutored for 21 years. Cotton also serves as Nebraska’s associate head coach, assisting Head Coach Bo Pelini with a number of administrative issues. Under Cotton’s leadership in 2009, three Husker linemen (Ricky Henry, Jacob Hickman and Keith Williams) earned All-Big 12 accolades from the Associated Press. The line helped pave the way for I-back Roy Helu Jr. to earn All-Big 12 honors while posting the 29th 1,000yard rushing season in Husker history. The unit also surrendered only 19 sacks to rank 31st nationally. Cotton helped the Nebraska offense post impressive numbers in 2008, as the Huskers finished among the top 20 nationally in total offense, scoring offense and passing offense. Senior offensive guard Matt Slauson was a second-team All-Big 12 pick under Cotton’s guidance, while Hickman was an honorable-mention pick by the coaches and tackle Lydon Murtha was named honorablemention by the Associated Press. As the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2003, Cotton’s offensive unit helped Nebraska to a 10-3 record and a victory over Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl. Nebraska ranked among the top 10 nationally in rushing offense and four Husker offensive linemen earned all-conference accolades. Following his one-year stint with the Huskers, Cotton served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Iowa State from 2004 to 2006. Before his four-year run as a Big 12 offensive coordinator, Cotton spent the previous six seasons as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at New Mexico State. Under Cotton’s direction, the Aggie offense ranked in the top 25 nationally in total offense three times in six seasons—13th in 1998, 17th in 2000 and 23rd in 2002. NMSU ranked in the top 25 in rushing offense in each of Cotton’s six seasons, and six Aggie linemen earned all-conference accolades. Cotton went to NMSU from Hastings College, where he was head coach in 1995 and 1996. In 1995, Cotton was named the Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after the Broncos won the NIAC championship and made an appearance in the NAIA playoffs. Cotton spent six seasons as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at St. Cloud State (Minn.) from 1989 to 1994. In 1989, St. Cloud won the North Central Conference championship and averaged more than 400 yards per game of total offense. An all-state selection as a senior at Omaha Burke High School, Cotton played for Nebraska from 1975 to 1978. He earned second-team All-Big Eight honors as a guard in 1978 on Osborne’s Big Eight championship team. A participant in the 1979 East-West Shrine Game, Cotton was a third-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1979 and went on to play four seasons in the NFL before a knee injury forced his retirement. Cotton earned a bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in 1983 and a master’s degree in athletic administration from St. Cloud State in 1994.

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

MIKE EKELER

TED GILMORE

LINEBACKERS

ASST. HEAD COACH OFFENSE

DEFENSIVE ENDS

THIRD SEASON

WIDE RECEIVERS

THIRD SEASON

Mike Ekeler is in his third season on the NU defensive staff. A native Nebraskan, Ekeler serves as linebackers coach. His linebacking corps has earned numerous honors in 2009, including second-team All-Big 12 accolades for Phillip Dillard and All-Big 12 freshman team honors for both Will Compton and Sean Fisher. After switching to WILL linebacker and starting the final nine games, Dillard totaled 83 tackles and 11 tackles for loss, including three sacks, while forcing one fumble and adding one interception. The unit played a key role in Nebraska leading the nation in scoring defense. In his first season with Nebraska, Ekeler molded a young linebacking corps that helped the Huskers rank second in the Big 12 in total defense in 2008, a dramatic improvement from 2007. Nebraska allowed 126 fewer yards per game than in 2008 and cut its rushing defense average nearly in half. The defensive accomplishments came despite the linebacking corps battling numerous injuries that forced Ekeler to use six different linebackers in the starting lineup throughout the year. Ekeler joined NU after spending the previous four seasons working alongside Bo Pelini at LSU. Ekeler spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as a graduate assistant coach working for the Tiger defense. Ekeler then served as an intern for the LSU football team in 2007, helping the Tigers win the SEC championship and the national title. The 2007 season marked the third time in five years Ekeler was part of team that played in the BCS title game. Overall, LSU finished 34-6 in Ekeler’s three seasons, including a perfect 3-0 record in bowl games. In each of Ekeler’s three seasons with the LSU defense, the Tigers finished third nationally in total defense. In 2006, LSU led the SEC in six defensive categories and ranked in the top five nationally in four major categories. LSU finished in the top 10 nationally in 2005 in all four major defensive categories. Ekeler spent the 2003 and 2004 seasons as a defensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma. In both of his seasons at OU, the Sooners participated in the national championship game and posted a combined record of 24-3. In 2004, Ekeler worked alongside Bo Pelini, who served as the Sooners’ co-defensive coordinator in OU’s Big 12 title season. The Blair (Neb.) graduate got his start in coaching by serving as a volunteer assistant at Omaha Skutt High School from 1999 to 2001. The following season, Ekeler served as an assistant coach at Manhattan (Kan.) High School, before moving into the college game. Prior to his stint in the high school ranks, Ekeler spent seven years in private business, owning a sales company based in Omaha. Ekeler earned a reputation as a hard-nosed, fiery competitor during his playing days at Kansas State from 1991 to 1994. A four-year letterman, Ekeler was a linebacker and special teams standout for Coach Bill Snyder’s teams. Snyder appointed Ekeler a captain in 1994, the only self-appointed captain during Snyder’s 18 seasons as Wildcat head coach. Ekeler was also honored in the classroom, earning academic allconference honors. Ekeler played a key role in Blair High School’s 1988 Class B state championship as a junior wide receiver and linebacker.

Ted Gilmore enters his sixth year on the Nebraska coaching staff. He has served as the receivers coach throughout his tenure with the Huskers, while also handling the role of recruiting coordinator the past four years. The 43-year-old Gilmore added the title of assistant head coach-offense in 2008. Husker receivers have posted record-setting numbers under Gilmore’s direction, helping the NU passing game rank among the nation’s top 15 in passing and total offense in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, Gilmore guided first-year starter Niles Paul to a breakout season, highlighted by his All-Big 12 accolades. Paul accounted a team-leading 121.2 allpurpose yards per game, and caught 40 passes for 796 yards. He averaged a Big 12-best 19.9 yards per catch, the third-best yards per catch average in school history for receivers with at least 20 receptions. Nate Swift capped a record-breaking career in 2008. Swift broke 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers’ school record for career receptions (166), while ranking second with 2,476 career receiving yards. Swift also caught a wide receiver-record 63 passes as a senior. Todd Peterson also excelled under Gilmore, ranking among the NU top five in career receptions and receiving yards. His 62 catches in 2008 rank third in Husker history. Peterson also picked up second-team academic AllAmerica honors in 2008. In 2007, Terrence Nunn and Maurice Purify finished their careers as two of the most prolific receivers in school history. Nunn ranks third in NU history with 136 career catches and third in career receiving yardage with 1,762. Purify caught 57 passes as a senior, the second-best total in school history and finished his two-year NU career with 16 touchdowns to rank second on that all-time list. Gilmore came to Nebraska after spending two seasons at Colorado, where he also served as receivers coach. Gilmore guided D.J. Hackett, who set the school record with 78 receptions as a senior. Before his stint in Boulder, Gilmore spent two years as the wide receivers coach at Purdue. Gilmore coached the top receiving tandem in the Big Ten in Taylor Stubblefield and John Standeford in 2002. A 2004 AllAmerican, Stubblefield became the NCAA career leader with 316 receptions after catching at least one pass in all 47 collegiate games. Standeford finished his career as the all-time Big Ten leader with 266 receptions and 3,788 yards, while also earning two first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America certificates. Gilmore also had assistant coaching stints at Houston (2000), Kansas (1999) and his alma mater Wyoming (1997-98). He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Wyoming from 1994 to 1996. Gilmore worked with Biletnikoff Award winner Marcus Harris, who was the first receiver in NCAA history to record at least 1,400 receiving yards in three consecutive seasons and set the NCAA record with 4,518 career receiving yards. Gilmore played his final two college seasons at Wyoming, lettering as a receiver in 1988 and 1989, after transferring from Butler County (Kan.) Community College. He was a second-team All-Western Athletic Conference pick as a senior after posting 32 receptions for 445 yards and two touchdowns. Gilmore earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wyoming in 1991.

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JOHN PAPUCHIS John Papuchis is in his third season on the Nebraska coaching staff. Papuchis tutors the Nebraska defensive ends and also plays a key role with the Husker special teams. In 2009, his defensive ends combined for 127 tackles, including 33 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. With 16 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, Barry Turner was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2009, while Pierre Allen racked up five sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Nebraska also owned one of the nation’s top special teams units in 2009. The Huskers’ kickoff and punt return units both ranked in the top 30 nationally, while All-Big 12 punter and place-kicker Alex Henery had an NU record 24 field goals, while also placing a Big 12-leading 30 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line. The Huskers also ranked in the top 15 nationally in kickoff return defense and third in touchbacks. In 2008, Papuchis saw starting defensive ends Zach Potter and Allen combine for 26 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks, with Potter earning honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades. The special teams unit had a banner year in 2008, headlined by Henery’s school-record 57-yard field goal against Colorado. Henery finished the year 18-of-21 on field goals and missed just one extra point. He was chosen as a second-team All-Big 12 pick. The Huskers also ranked in the top 25 nationally in punt returns, and returned both a kickoff and punt for a touchdown in the same season for the first time since 1998. Papuchis joined the Nebraska coaching staff after spending the previous four seasons on the football staff at LSU. Papuchis worked closely with Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini during their time together in Baton Rouge. Papuchis served as a defensive intern for the Tigers, assisting in every aspect of the defensive gameplan and scouting reports. The efforts of Papuchis helped the Tigers rank among the nation’s top defenses throughout his time with LSU. The Tigers ranked third nationally in total defense each season from 2005 to 2007. In 2007, the Tiger defense helped LSU to SEC and national titles. The Tigers had a pair of consensus All-Americans in defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and safety Craig Steltz. Dorsey was one of the nation’s most decorated players, collecting the 2007 Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award and Nagurski Trophy. In 2006, the LSU defense surrendered just 242.8 yards per game, the fewest by a Tiger defense since 1976. LSU led the SEC in six defensive categories and ranked in the top five nationally in four major categories. LSU also finished in the top 10 nationally in all four major defensive categories in 2005. Papuchis also coached the Tiger punters. In 2007, punter Patrick Fisher led the SEC in punting with a 44.5-yard average and earned first-team All-SEC honors. Papuchis had a three-year stint as a graduate assistant at Kansas from 2001 to 2003. In 2001, he worked with the Jayhawk secondary and then assisted with the linebackers. In his final season in Lawrence, Papuchis helped the Jayhawks earn a berth in the Tangerine Bowl. Papuchis graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Kansas in 2003.

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MARVIN SANDERS

JEFF JAMROG

JAMES DOBSON

ASST. HEAD COACH DEFENSE

ASSISTANT A.D. FOR FOOTBALL

SECONDARY

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HEAD FOOTBALL STRENGTH COACH THIRD SEASON

THIRD SEASON

Marvin Sanders is in his third season as the secondary coach and second with the title of assistant head coach-defense. Sanders has 17 years of experience in the college ranks, including previously serving as the NU defensive backs coach in 2003. The secondary was one of the nation’s best in 2009, helping Nebraska lead the nation in pass efficiency defense and scoring defense. NU also ranked in the top 10 nationally in sacks, rushing defense and total defense. Sanders’ defensive backs picked off 18 passes, while allowing only seven touchdown passes and 178.9 yards per game. NU also limited 10 opponents to 50 percent or less passing and opponents’ 47.8 pass completion mark was fourth in the country. The national pass efficiency defense crown marked Nebraska’s second in three years with Sanders as secondary coach--also in 2003. Sanders had a pair of first-team All-Big 12 picks in 2009, and five defensive backs earn all-league accolades. Senior safety Larry Asante and junior cornerback Prince Amukamara were first-team selections, while the trio of Matt O’Hanlon, who finished second in the Big 12 in interceptions, Dejon Gomes and Eric Hagg earned honorable-mention honors. In 2008, Sanders developed a young Nebraska secondary that helped the Huskers rank second in the Big 12 Conference in total defense. In a loaded conference that included five of the nation’s top eight passing offenses, the Husker secondary rose to the occasion, ranking second in the Big 12 in pass defense (233.4 ypg). In his first NU coaching stint, the Huskers set a school record with 47 takeaways in 2003. The Blackshirts set a school and Big 12 record with 32 interceptions, led the nation in pass efficiency defense, and were second in scoring defense. Safety Josh Bullocks recorded a schoolrecord 10 interceptions and became just the second NU sophomore in school history to earn All-America honors. Following his one season with the Huskers, Sanders was an assistant for three seasons at North Carolina. Sanders was the secondary coach in each of his three years at UNC and after sharing defensive coordinator duties in his first season, he was the sole defensive coordinator for his final two years. UNC improved more than 60 spots in the national defensive rankings in 2005, while posting its highest s interception total since 1999. Sanders had an accomplished record as a collegiate assistant before he joined the Nebraska staff in 2003. He came to Lincoln after a two-year stint as the secondary coach at Colorado State. Before his two seasons at CSU, Sanders spent one season at New Mexico State, where he coached defensive ends and outside linebackers. Sanders’ first stint as an assistant coach in the state of Nebraska came from 1995 to 1999, when he spent five seasons at Nebraska-Omaha. Sanders was the Mavericks’ secondary coach for all five seasons and was the team’s defensive coordinator for his final three years in Omaha. A native of Markham, Ill., Sanders was the secondary coach at Minnesota-Morris in 1994, where he also served as sports information director. Sanders coached at Nebraska Wesleyan in 1992 and 1993. Sanders earned three letters as a defensive back at Nebraska from 1987 to 1989. Sanders finished 1989 with 26 tackles and two interceptions in only nine games and earned honorable-mention All-Big Eight honors for the Fiesta Bowl squad. Sanders received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nebraska in 1990.

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Former Nebraska player and assistant coach Jeff Jamrog is in his third year as the Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations for the Husker program. Jamrog plays a key role in the administrative aspects of the football program and serves as a liaison with other parts of the athletic department. He works closely with Coach Bo Pelini and Athletic Director Tom Osborne on all football operations and assists with NU’s recruiting efforts. Jamrog also coordinates the travel, budget and staffing for the football office, assists with football scheduling, oversees the compliance, strength training, equipment and academic support units regarding football issues and also supervises football support staffs. Jamrog returned to NU after spending four seasons as the head coach at Minnesota State-Mankato. He guided the Mavericks to a 17-27 overall record, including a 6-5 mark in 2004, the school’s first winning season since 1994. The increase of six wins from 2003 to 2004 tied for the fifth-largest single-season jump in NCAA Division II history. His four-year run at Minnesota State came after a brief stint as the defensive coordinator at Western Illinois University in the spring of 2004. Prior to that appointment, Jamrog had spent the previous four seasons as the defensive line coach on Frank Solich’s staff at Nebraska. In his final season, Jamrog also coached the defensive ends and was named special teams coordinator. During Jamrog’s time with the Huskers, NU played for the national championship in the 2002 Rose Bowl. Before his fist tenure on the NU coaching staff, Jamrog spent three years as defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at New Mexico State. Jamrog was the defensive coordinator at NebraskaOmaha from 1994 to 1996, and helped the Mavs to the 1996 North Central Conference title–the first outright NCC title in school history. UNO earned a No. 4 national ranking, and improved by seven wins over 1995, the second-largest turnaround in Division II history. He was the inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at South Dakota from 1990 to 1993. He began his coaching career at Nebraska in 1988 and 1989 as a graduate assistant. Originally a walk-on for the Huskers, Jamrog lettered for three years as a defensive end. Jamrog was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1987. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nebraska in 1987 and his master’s in business administration in 1990.

James Dobson joined the Nebraska football staff in January 2008 as Head Football Strength Coach. He oversees all aspects of the Husker strength and conditioning program for football, which includes winter conditioning, summer workouts and in-season training. In Dobson’s first two seasons directing Nebraska’s strength and conditioning efforts, the Huskers have had impressive gains both on and off the field. Outstanding conditioning has been a key factor in NU ranking among the nation’s top fourth-quarter squads the past two seasons. In 2008, Nebraska outscored its opponents 155-52 in the fourth quarter. Nebraska’s point total and scoring differential in the fourth quarter were both second best in the nation. The Huskers again dominated the fourth quarter in 2009. Nebraska outscored its opponents 9632 in the fourth quarter. The 32 points allowed in the fourth quarter tied for the best in the nation, while the 64-point differential was fourth. Overall in the second half, Nebraska outscored its opponents 154-55, as the 55 second-half points were the fewest allowed by any team in the nation. Prior to Nebraska, Dobson was part of the Iowa Hawkeye football program. He was in Iowa City during one of the most successful periods in school history. Iowa appeared in bowl games in six of seven seasons and won 38 games from 2002 to 2005. Iowa won 25 Big Ten games in that same period, including Big Ten titles in 2002 and 2004. With the Hawkeye program, Dobson worked under Chris Doyle, who is regarded as one of the nation’s top strength coaches. Dobson has had a history of woking with some of the top college football players in the country over the past decade. Top pupils Dobson has worked with include defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh at Nebraska along with safety Bob Sanders, tight end Dallas Clark, offensive tackle Robert Gallery and linebacker Chad Greenway at Iowa. Suh was a Heisman finalist and the most decorated defensive lineman in nearly two decades while earning national player-of-the-year honors for the Cornhuskers in 2009. Sanders earned All-America honors at Iowa in 2003, and was the 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year with the Indianapolis Colts. Clark began his Hawkeye career as a walk-on linebacker, but moved to tight end and went on to earn All-America honors in 2002, before being a first-round draft pick. Gallery came to Iowa as a 240-pound tight end, and through the strength program, he left as a 320-pound offensive tackle, won the 2003 Outland Trophy and was the second overall selection in the 2004 draft. Greenway earned All-America honors as a senior in 2005, and was a first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. In addition to his experience at Iowa, Dobson worked for two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Southern Methodist, working with the football, volleyball and basketball teams. Dobson attended the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a student assistant with the Badger football team for three seasons. He earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Wisconsin in 1996, and his master’s of science and administration degree from Central Michigan in 2004.

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NEBRASKA FOOTBALL SUPPORT STAFF

Curt Baldus

Ross Watson

Austen Everson

Aaryn Kearney

Wince Morris

Megan Rogers

Mike Nobler

Graduate Assistant Coach–Offense

Graduate Assistant Coach–Defense

Dir. of High School Relations & Player Development

Recruiting Staff Assistant

Assistant Director of Football Operations

Coordinator of On-Campus Recruiting

Football Video Coordinator

Matt Schilling

Joni Duff

Linda Leupold

Teri Riggins

Doug Colman

Brett Diersen

Joe Ganz

Assistant Video Coordinator

Assistant to the Defense

Assistant to Coach Pelini

Assistant to the Offense

Football Intern

Football Intern

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Jon Garrison

Scott Johnston

Jake Wesch

Dr. Lonnie Albers

Mark Mayer

Patrick Spieldenner

Jerry Weber

Football Intern

Football Intern

Football Intern

Assistant A.D for Athletic Medicine

Head Football Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Head Athletic Trainer

Jay Terry

Chris McQuillan

Josh Hingst

Tyler Clarke

Willie Jones

Chad Wade

Head Equipment Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

Sports Nutritionist

Assistant Strength Coach

Assistant Strength Coach

Assistant Strength Coach

2010 BIG RED FOOTBALL CAMPS June 4-6

Husker Youth Camp (grades 4-8)

June 13-14

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June 7-9 June 10-12

(entering grades 9-12)

June 13-15

Elite Quarterback Academy (entering grades 9-12)

June 16-18

Parent-Child Youth Football Camp

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL SPRING NOTEBOOK NEBRASKA ENTERS SPRING PRACTICE WITH MOMENTUM

NEBRASKA CARRIES WIN STREAK INTO 2009

Nebraska enters its 2010 spring practice session with strong momentum following a good finish to the 2009 season. For the second consecutive year, Nebraska entered the off-season as winners of six of its final seven games, including an impressive bowl victory. HUSKER SPRING SCHEDULE The late-season surge allowed Nebraska Week 1–March 24, 26, 27 to finish with a 10-4 record in 2009, its first Week 2–March 29, 31, April 2, 3 10-win season since 2001. The Huskers have Week 3–April 5, 7, 19, 10 also posted back-to-back nine-win seasons for Week 4–April 12, 14, 15 the first time since the 2000 and 2001 seasons. RED-WHITE SPRING GAME Nebraska gets back on the field for 15 Saturday, April 17, 1 p.m. spring practices between March 24 and the Spring Game on Saturday, April 17. The Huskers KEY FALL DATES capped an eight-week winter conditioning Friday, Aug. 6–Players report program the week of March 8, and began Saturday, Aug. 7–Fan Day; First day of practice spring drills following Spring Break. Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini will Monday, Aug. 23–First Day of Classes welcome back 19 starters for his third season at Saturday, Sept. 4–Season Opener vs. the helm, including 10 on offense, 7 on defense Western Kentucky, Memorial Stadium and specialist Alex Henery, who doubles as the place-kicker and punter. Nebraska’s 19 returning starters is its most in recent memory.

The first two Nebraska teams led by Head Coach Bo Pelini have clearly played their best football late in the season. Pelini’s 2008 team began 3-3, then won six of its final seven games to post a 9-4 record. In 2009, the Huskers stood at 4-3 in late October, but again went on to post a 6-1 record down the stretch to finish at 10-4, good for Nebraska’s first 10-win season since 2003. Nebraska’s 6-1 second-half records each of the past two seasons are the school’s best seven-game finishes since also going 6-1 in 1999. Nebraska is one of only 12 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision to win six of its final seven games last season. NU is 10-2 under Pelini in games played on or after Nov. 1, including a 3-0 record in bowl games. The only losses were at No. 4 Oklahoma in 2008 and against No. 3 Texas in the 2009 Big 12 title game. Nebraska owns a 7-1 record in games played in November under Head Coach Bo Pelini, including a 4-0 record in 2009. NU’s seven-game November win streak is the program’s longest since winning 19 straight games in November from 1992 to 1998.

NEBRASKA LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SPRING SELLOUT In recent years, Nebraska fans have turned out in large numbers for the Red-White Spring Game, another example of the loyalty of the Husker fan base. During each of the past six years, Nebraska has drawn at least 54,000 fans for the spring game, highlighted by a sellout crowd of 80,149 in 2008 and last year’s capacity crowd of 77,670. The demand for spring game tickets led Nebraska to once again sell all tickets for the 2010 game on a reserved basis. As of March 17, more than 60,000 tickets had been sold for the contest, making another capacity crowd likely. More than 41,000 tickets were snapped up on the first day of sales in February, including more than 8,400 tickets in the first 15 minutes of sales. Overall Nebraska has drawn 394,355 fans for its past five spring games at Memorial Stadium, an average of nearly 66,000 per game.

Red-White Game Attendance Figures Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Attendance 61,417 63,416 57,415 54,288 80,149 77,670

HUSKERS SIGN WELL-ROUNDED RECRUITING CLASS Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini and his staff put together another solid recruiting class capped on Signing Day on Feb. 3. The Huskers added 21 scholarship players, with another 16 prep standouts joining the program as walk-on athletes. Nebraska’s 2010 recruiting class included four in-state prospects. Three of those players were the first players to sign with the Huskers from their respective high schools in at least 24 years. The Huskers continued to mine the state of Texas for talent, signing five players from the Lone Star State. Pelini’s first three recruiting classes at Nebraska have included 22 signees from Texas. Nebraska signed players from Illinois and Minnesota for the first time since 2004.

THREE SIGNEES JOIN HUSKERS IN JANUARY Three members of the 2010 signing class joined the Nebraska program for the second semester in January. All three players will participate in spring practice. Offensive tackle Jermarcus “Yoshi” Hardrick joined the Huskers from Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. The 6-7, 315-pound Hardrick is expected to contend for immediate playing time on the offensive line. Also joining Nebraska at semester were a pair of freshmen defensive linemen–Jay Guy of Houston, Texas and Chase Rome of Columbia, Mo. Both players graduated high school early in order to take part in NU’s winter conditioning program and 2010 spring drills.

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NU’s Record in Final Seven Games 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

6-1 6-1 1-6 3-4 4-3 2-5 5-2 2-5 5-2 5-2 6-1 4-3 7-0

SURGE CARRIES NEBRASKA TO LOFTY RANKING Nebraska’s late-season run, capped by an impressive performance in the Holiday Bowl, shot the Huskers up the final national polls. Nebraska finished 14th in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls, the Huskers’ highest final ranking since the 2001 campaign when NU finished 8th in the AP poll and 7th by the coaches. Early preseason polls indicate that Nebraska could crack the top 10 in this fall’s preseason rankings. Nebraska last appeared in the top 10 after a 5-0 start to the 2003 season placed the Huskers 10th in the AP poll.

COACHING STAFF REMAINS INTACT FOR THIRD SEASON Nebraska was long known for coaching staff continuity and Head Coach Bo Pelini appears to embrace that philosophy. Nebraska will be in its third straight season with its staff intact in 2010, as all nine full-time assistants enter at least their third season on the Husker sideline. Nebraska is one of only 11 schools nationally to have the same full-time coaching staff for at least the past three years, including only Baylor and Texas in the Big 12. Prior to last season, Nebraska had not had its full coaching staff remain the same from one season to the next since 2001 to 2002 when Frank Solich’s staff was unchanged.

PELINI STACKS UP WELL AGAINST PEERS, NU LEGENDS In guiding Nebraska to an 19-8 record the past two seasons, Head Coach Bo Pelini has put himself in some impressive company. Pelini is the fourth Nebraska head coach to win nine games in each of his first two seasons with the Cornhuskers. The others to reach that win plateau were Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne and Frank Solich. Pelini’s nine victories in 2008 tied for the most among 18 coaches in their first season at their respective school that year. Among first-time head coaches, Pelini’s victory total was the best in the nation. Pelini’s 19 victories in his first two seasons are second among the hiring class of 2008. Pelini was just the eighth BCS Conference (since 1998) first-time head coach to post nine or more victories in his first season. He was just the second first-year head coach in that span to win nine games after inheriting a team with a losing record the previous year. Nebraska shared the Big 12 North crown in 2008, and Pelini became the first coach in Big 12 history to lead his team to at least a share of a division championship in his first season. He has added an outright division title in 2009 to become the only Big 12 coach to win at least a share of a division title in each of his first two seasons.

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL Nebraska became just the second team in the 13-year history of the Big 12 to finish last in its division one season and earn at least a share of the division title the following year in 2008. Best Record Among Coaches Hired Prior to 2008 Season Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech 20-7 Bo Pelini, Nebraska* 19-8 Bill Stewart, West Virginia* 18-8 Houston Nutt, Ole Miss 18-8 Kevin Sumlin, Houston* 18-9 *first-time head coach

SEASON OPENING WIN STREAK Nebraska will look to continue a nation-leading streak when it opens the 2010 season against Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 4. Last year’s 49-3 win over Florida Atlantic marked the Huskers’ 24th straight victory in a season opener. The streak leads the nation, bettering Florida’s 20 straight season-opening wins. The Huskers have won each of their last 24 season openers by 10 or more points, and have scored 40 or more points in the opener 17 of the past 24 seasons. In the win streak, NU has limited opponents to 14 points or less 16 times.

2009 HUSKERS FIND SUCCESS AGAINST RANKED FOES Nebraska posted a 33-0 victory over No. 22 Arizona in the Holiday Bowl for its third win of the 2009 season against a ranked opponent. The Huskers were 3-2 against ranked teams last season, defeating No. 24 Missouri 27-12 and 20th-ranked Oklahoma, 10-3. Nebraska also suffered a pair of one-point setbacks, losing at No. 13 Virginia Tech 16-15 and to No. 3 Texas, 13-12, in the Big 12 Championship Game. Nebraska’s three victories over ranked teams in 2009 was its most since NU posted four wins over ranked foes during a 12-1 campaign in 1999.

BLACKSHIRTS LOOK TO BUILD ON 2009 DOMINANCE Nebraska returns nine defensive players who made at least five starts last season, and the 2010 Blackshirts will look to build on the impressive effort of the 2009 Nebraska defense. In 2009, Nebraska led the nation in scoring defense, pass efficiency defense and red-zone defense and ranked second in sacks, seventh in total defense and ninth against the run.

POINTS AT A PREMIUM VS. HUSKERS The Huskers finished last year first nationally in scoring defense at 10.4 points per game. Nebraska held seven foes to single digits and eight teams to 10 or fewer points, with both of those totals leading the nation. Nebraska also posted two shutouts in a season for the first time since 2003.

NEBRASKA DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENT Nebraska has made remarkable defensive improvements over the past three seasons. In 2009, NU led the nation in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. » Total Defense 2007 2008 Improvement 476.8 ypg 349.9 ypg 126.9 ypg » Rushing Defense 2007 2008 Improvement 232.2 ypg 116.5 ypg 115.7 ypg » Scoring Defense 2007 2008 Improvement 37.9 ppg 28.5 ppg 9.1 ppg » Sacks 2007 2008 Improvement 13 35 22 (1.7 pg) » Opponent 3rd-Down Conversion Percentage 2007 2008 Improvement 50.3 % 33.7 % 16.6 %

2009 272.0 ypg

Improvement 77.9 ypg

2009 93.1 ypg

Improvement 23.4 ypg

2009 10.4 ppg

Improvement 18.1 ppg

2009 44 (3.1 pg)

Improvement 9 (.45 pg)

2009 32.3%

Improvement 1.4 %

 Nebraska’s 10.4 points per game allowed was the fewest since the 1984 Nebraska defense also led the nation by allowing just 9.5 points per game. Nebraska had not allowed less than 15 points per game since 2003. NU allowed just 25 trips into the red zone by its opponents, the second-fewest red-zone chances in the nation. Only 11 of those drives ended in touchdowns and Nebraska’s 64 percent rank in red zone defense was the nation’s best. Nebraska allowed just 44 points in five games against ranked teams–an average of 8.8 points per game. NU allowed just four touchdowns against ranked teams. The Huskers had a streak of 11 straight quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown, between a second-quarter touchdown pass by Iowa State on Oct. 24 and a second-quarter TD run by Kansas on Nov. 14. Nebraska allowed only 10 offensive touchdowns in eight Big 12 games.  Nebraska did not allow a touchdown in the final 10 quarters at Memorial Stadium and four of NU’s seven opponents in Lincoln did not reach the end zone.  Nebraska held its first five opponents under 20 points for the first time since the 2003 season and held 12 of 14 opponents to 17 or fewer points. To put that accomplishment in perspective, Nebraska held just six opponents to less than 20 points in 2007 and 2008 combined.

NO FREE PASSES Nebraska also had the best pass defense in the nation, leading the country in the pass efficiency defense category in 2009.  NU allowed just seven passing touchdowns, the second-fewest nationally, intercepted 20 passes to tie for seventh and opponents’ 47.8 completion percentage was the fourth-best in the nation.  Ten of Nebraska’s 14 opponents completed 50 percent or less of their pass attempts, and five opponents had less than 150 yards passing. Nebraska allowed an average of 178.9 yards per game through the air, NU’s best pass defense since allowing 177.8 yards per game in 2003.

TOTAL DEFENSIVE DOMINANCE Nebraska ranked seventh nationally in total defense at 272.0 yards per game, NU’s best defensive average since allowing 252.3 yards per game in 1999. Nebraska held seven straight foes to fewer than 280 total yards from games 2-8. That was the longest sub-300-yard streak for an NU defense since 1996. Four of those games were against Big 12 foes, the longest such streak by the Blackshirts in league play since 1996.  NU held 13 of 14 opponents to fewer total offensive yards than their season average.

AMAZING BLACKSHIRT IMPROVEMENT CONTINUES

Defensive tackle Jared Crick earned All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore with 15 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries.

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Nebraska was one of the nation’s most improved defenses in 2008, finishing second in the Big 12 in total defense just one season after ranking last in the Big 12 and 112th nationally in total defense. As impressive as the progress was in 2008, the Blackshirts made even larger strides as a unit in 2009. Two seasons after ranking 116th nationally in scoring defense (37.9 ppg), NU led the nation in that category at 10.4 points per game. NU allowed 28.5 points per game in 2008 and its 18.4 ppg improvement last fall easily led the nation. In two seasons, Nebraska’s sack total has increased from 13 to 35 to 44 in 2009. Against the run, Nebraska cut its per game average nearly in half in 2008, then shaved another 23 yards per game off its average allowed in 2009.

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NU BUILDING FOURTH QUARTER REPUTATION

PAUL, MCNEILL MOVING UP RECEIVING CHARTS

Nebraska has been among the nation’s best fourth-quarter teams each of the past two seasons. In 2008, NU ranked second nationally in fourth-quarter points scored (155) and fourth-quarter point differential (+103). The 2009 season was no different as NU outscored the opposition 96-32, with the 32 points allowed tying Alabama for the lowest in the nation. The 64-point differential in the fourth quarter was the fourth-best nationally. The fourth-quarter highlight was at No. 24 Missouri. NU trailed 12-0 entering the fourth quarter, before scoring 27 unanswered points. The rally from a 12-point fourthquarter deficit tied a school record, and the 27 points were the most by NU in any quarter since the 2004 season opener, and the most in the fourth quarter since 2001. Nebraska allowed nine Big 12 opponents just 23 fourth-quarter points and held eight foes without a fourth-quarter point. Nebraska outscored its opponents 154-55 in the second half in 2009. The 55 secondhalf points were the fewest allowed by any team in the nation. Only two opponents scored more than seven points in the second half in 2009 (Baylor-10, Colorado-13), and NU allowed only five offensive TDs in the second half.  Under Bo Pelini, Nebraska is 19-2 when leading at any point in the fourth quarter. The lone losses were one-point setbacks against Virginia Tech and Texas in 2009.

Nebraska returns 10 starters on offense, including a pair of senior receiving targets who have made an impact in the passing game. Wide receiver Niles Paul was the leader of NU’s receiving corps in 2009, catching 40 passes for 796 yards and four touchdowns. Paul’s receiving yardage total was the fifth-best in school history and his 19.9 yards per catch led the Big 12 Conference. His per-catch average also ranked third in school history among players with at least 20 receptions and top among players with 40 catches in a season.  Paul tied the NU school record in 2009 with four 100-yard receiving games, including three in Big 12 play and against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl. His 154 yards on four catches at Kansas was the sixth-best receiving day in NU history, while his 143 yards vs. Iowa State ranked ninth. Paul earned Holiday Bowl Offensive WHAT RETURNS MVP honors by accounting for 237 all- FOR THE 2010 HUSKERS... purpose yards, including 123 receiving yards. He had a career-long 74-yard OFFENSE Category................... Pct. of 2009 Total touchdown catch in the third quarter to Rushing Yards ............................... 100 % cap the scoring in a 33-0 rout. Passing Yards ................................ 100 % Paul had 11 catches of at least 20 Receiving Yards .............................. 86 % yards, with nine of those covering 35 yards Total Offense Yards ....................... 100% or more. His 38.5 yards per catch at Kansas All-Purpose Yards ........................... 91 % was the second-best single-game effort in Scoring ............................................ 93 % the Big 12 in 2009. Paul ranked second in the Big 12 DEFENSE in both kickoff return and punt return Category................... Pct. of 2009 Total average and his 121.2 all-purpose yards Tackles ............................................ 58 % Tackles for Loss .............................. 50 % per game was ninth in the Big 12. Paul enters his senior year positioned to Sacks ............................................... 49 % move to lofty heights on the Huskers’ career Interceptions .................................. 50 % receiving charts. His 64 career receptions Pass Breakups ................................. 61 % Fumble Recoveries ......................... 63 % are 17th on the NU career list and he is 36 Fumbles Forced .............................. 57 % catches from becoming the sixth player in school history with 100 catches. His 1,016 SPECIAL TEAMS career receiving yards is 18th in NU history Category................... Pct. of 2009 Total and he is less than 500 yards from moving Field Goals .................................... 100 % to fourth on that list. Extra Points .................................. 100 % Mike McNeill has been a signature Punt Return Yards ........................ 100 % at tight end for the Huskers the past two Kickoff Return Yards ..................... 100 % seasons. The 6-4, 235-pound McNeill will Punting Yards ............................... 100 % actually work at receiver to start spring ball, and enters his senior year with impressive credentials. McNeill was second on the team with 28 catches for 259 yards last season. He also tied with Paul for the team lead with four touchdown catches.  In 2008, McNeill set a position season record with 32 receptions, while his six touchdown receptions were just one shy of the position record.  McNeill has six career games with at least 50 receiving yards. McNeill has 13 career games with three or more receptions.  McNeill has 61 career catches to rank 19th on the Nebraska career list. McNeill could shatter the Nebraska career tight ends reception record of 65 by Matt Herian from 2002 to 2006. McNeill is 274 yards from becoming the 19th Husker to reach 1,000 career receiving yards.

CRICK POISED FOR BIG THINGS IN 2010 Ndamukong Suh rightfully grabbed the majority of the individual headlines for the Nebraska defense in 2009. However, he was far from the only dominant performer for the Blackshirts. In fact, the player who could step into the spotlight this season is junior defensive tackle Jared Crick who lined up alongside Suh last fall. In 2010, the 6-6, 285-pound Crick will be the experienced veteran on the defensive interior who will anchor one of the nation’s best defenses. Crick pushed Suh for team statistical leads in tackles, sacks and tackles for loss all season. Crick finished the year with 73 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 16 quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries. Like Suh’s performance against Texas in the Big 12 title game, Crick had one of the most prolific defensive days in school history with a record-setting performance at Baylor. Crick had a school-record five sacks for 24 yards in the game. Five NU players had previously registered four sacks in a game. Crick’s five sacks were the most in a single game by any player in the nation in 2009, just ahead of Suh’s 4.5 sacks against Texas. Crick had seven tackles for loss, tying the NU school record also held by Jim Skow (1985 vs. Missouri) and Suh (2009 vs. Texas). The seven TFLs by Crick and Suh were three more than any other Big 12 player in 2009. Crick had 13 tackles in the game, including 10 solo stops. The 13 tackles were the most by a Husker in 2009, as were the 10 unassisted tackles. The last time a Nebraska defensive lineman had more than 13 tackles was Patrick Kabongo (15 in 2002). Crick earned Big 12 and national defensive player-of-the-week honors for his performance, before going on to first-team All-Big 12 honors. Crick’s 5.2 tackles per game ranked second only to Suh among Big 12 defensive interior linemen. Crick had at least one tackle for loss in eight games and had a sack in seven games.

SECONDARY RETURNS STARTING EXPERIENCE The Nebraska secondary played the key role in the Huskers leading the nation in pass efficiency defense. Two key members of that secondary–starting safeties Larry Asante and Matt O’Hanlon–finished their eligibility in 2009, and the process of replacing them will begin this spring. However, Nebraska does return five players who made at least five starts in 2009.   Cornerback Prince Amukamara ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 19th nationally in passes defended. He had a team-high 11 pass breakups to go along with five interceptions. His five picks were second on the team behind safety Matt O’Hanlon, and the most by a Nebraska cornerback since Barron Miles also had five in 1994. Amukamara also had 64 tackles and three tackles for loss. His play earned Amukamara first-team All-Big 12 honors.   Senior Eric Hagg has essentially been a starter for the past two seasons. Hagg has served as NU’s nickel back and has been in the starting lineup for 20 of 27 games the past two seasons. Hagg could continue at nickel, but could also be tried at one of the safety spots. He earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors last season and has 81 career tackles, including 12 for loss.   Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard took over the starting job opposite Amukamara during conference play and finished the season with 31 tackles and eight pass breakups. Senior-to-be Anthony West started the other five games at corner and enters 2010 with 16 career starts and 13 breakups. Dime back Dejon Gomes had 46 tackles, four interceptions and a team-high three fumbles caused in his first season at Nebraska. Like Hagg, he could also figure into the safety plans, but could continue in his 2009 role.

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HELU JR. PACES NU RUSHING ATTACK Nebraska I-back Roy Helu Jr. emerged as one of the Big 12’s top backs in 2008, and battled through injuries to surpass 1,000 rushing yards as a junior in 2009. Helu’s effort earned him second-team All-Big 12 honors and the 6-0, 220-pounder could be poised for big things in 2010. Helu posted four 100-yard rushing games last season and he has seven career 100yard games. His best games seemed to come against top competition as he surpassed the century mark against Florida Atlantic, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and Kansas with a career-high 169 yards against the Hokies. Helu’s 81.9 yards per game ranked fourth in the Big 12 last fall and his 1,147 rushing yards was the 16th-best single-season effort in NU history. Helu enters 2010 with 2,159 career rushing yards, good for 22nd position on the career rushing chart. He is just 540 yards from the career top 10 and if he were to post a second 1,000-yard rushing season he would finish fourth on the Huskers’ career list.  Helu has shined against top competition and in road environments. Helu has three 100-yard rushing games in NU’s last seven contests against ranked opponents and has averaged 6.2 yards per carry. In eight road games since the beginning of the 2008 campaign, Helu has rushed for 811 yards on 133 carries, 6.1 yards per tote.

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL Helu had a Big 12-best 12 runs of 20+ yards in 2010 and 20 rushes of at least 20 yards over his past 18 games. Helu had three of the nine 150-yard rushing games by Big 12 players in 2009, and four of the top 13 rushing efforts in the league.  Nebraska is 7-1 in November the past two seasons in large part because of Helu. He has five 100-yard rushing games in the eight November games and has rushed for 953 yards, an average of 119.1 yards per game. Helu has averaged 6.1 yards per carry in the last two Novembers and scored nine touchdowns. Helu is complemented in the Nebraska backfield by good depth. True freshmen Rex Burkhead and Dontrayevous Robinson both played key roles last season, combining for 511 yards and five touchdowns. Burkhead missed five games during Big 12 play with a foot injury, but was key down the stretch by rushing for 100 yards at Colorado and 89 yards and a touchdown in the Holiday Bowl win. Robinson filled in nicely in Burkhead’s absence and finished with 165 yards. True freshman quarterback Cody Green also scored a rushing touchdown, giving NU three true freshmen with rushing touchdowns for the first time in school history.

HENERY AMONG NATION’S MOST ACCURATE KICKERS Alex Henery enters his senior season poised to make an assault on the Nebraska record book, while challenging Big 12 and NCAA records. The senior from Omaha also emerged as one of the conference’s top punters in 2009. Henery was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award last season and should be one of the leading contenders for the award in 2010.  Henery connected on a school-record 24-of-28 field goals in 2009, including three games with at least four field goals. He hit 5-of-5 field goals at Virginia Tech, the second highest field goal total in school history, trailing only Dale Klein’s school record seven field goals in 1985. He also supplied all the scoring by hitting 4-of-4 field goals in a 13- NEBRASKA CAREER SCORING Points 12 loss to Texas in the Big 12 title game, and Player, Years 1. Kris Brown, 1995-98 388 finished the year with a perfect 4-of-4 effort 2. Eric Crouch, 1998-2001 368 against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl. 3. Josh Brown, 1999-2002 315 Henery has six career games with four 4. Mike Rozier, 1981-83 312 or more field goals, an accomplishment that 5. Alex Henery, 2007-present 289 has already tied an NCAA record. He has 11 NEBRASKA CAREER FG MADE multiple-FG games in his career. FGs Henery’s 24 field goals in 2009 shattered Player, Years 1. Kris Brown, 1995-98 57 the Nebraska record and gave him 50 career 2. Alex Henery, 2007-present 50 field goals in 57 attempts, making him the 3. Josh Brown, 1999-2002 43 most accurate kicker in school history. His 50 field goals are just seven field goals from the NEBRASKA SEASON FG MADE school record, held by 11-year NFL veteran Player, Year FGs Kris Brown. 1. Alex Henery, 2009 24 Henery is the second-most accurate 2. Jordan Congdon, 2005 19 returning field goal kicker in the nation. He is 3. Alex Henery, 2008 18 Kris Brown, 1997 18 also the most accurate kicker in NU history on extra points, hitting 139-of-140 in his career, a 99.3 percent accuracy rate. He has made 62 straight PATs heading into 2010, including 38-of-38 as a junior. Among Henery’s seven career missed field goals, just two have come from less than 50 yards. In fact, Henery had a streak of 25 straight made field goals from inside 50 yards. Henery has 289 career points entering 2010, good for fifth on the NU career list. He has posted 110 points each of the past two seasons, eighth on the single season list. Henery’s two 110-point seasons trail only Kris Brown (116 in 1997) for season scoring by a kicker. A third 100-point season this fall would move Henery to the top of Nebraska’s career scoring list. Henery’s point total is also third nationally among players returning for the 2010 season. Henery averaged 41.4 yards in his first season as Nebraska’s starting punter in 2009, making him one of only thre players nationally to rank in the top 50 in both field goals and punting average. Henery led the Big 12 with 30 punts downed inside the 20, including an impressive eight inside the three-yard line.

800 WIN CLUB Nebraska is one of seven programs with 800 all-time victories, joining Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, Ohio State, Penn State and Alabama. Nebraska’s 827 all-time victories rank fourth nationally. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Michigan Texas Notre Dame Nebraska Ohio State Alabama Penn State

877 845 837 827 819 813 811

Nebraska is entering its 121st season of college football, and owns an 827-341-40 all-time record in 1,208 games (.701). Since the first season of Nebraska football in 1890, Husker teams have won 11 or more games 12 times, including seven times since 1993. Nebraska has won 12 or more games seven times, including three seasons with 13 wins (1971, 1994, 1997). NU (702), Michigan (705), Alabama (728) and Notre Dame (736) were the only programs to win 700 games in the 1900s.

NATION’S BEST SINCE ‘70 Nebraska easily ranks as the nation’s winningest program since the start of the 1970s, when Bob Devaney guided NU to back-to-back national titles in 1970 and 1971. During the past four decades, the Huskers have compiled a 393-100-5 record, for a .794 winning percentage in 498 games. NU’s 393 wins in that time period are 27 more than any other school since 1970. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Nebraska Ohio State Oklahoma Michigan Penn State

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Nebraska has 37 nine-win seasons and 22 10-win seasons since 1970. Nebraska posted its first 10-win season since 2003 last fall, and has posted back-to-back ninewin seasons for the first time since 2000-2001. Nebraska was the first team in college football history to win 100 or more games in consecutive decades, ranking first in the 1980s (103-20) and second in the 1990s (108-16-1). NU narrowly missed 100 wins in the 1970s (98). Nebraska posted 84 wins in the recently completed decade.

NCAA RECORD SELLOUT STREAK CONTINUES IN 2010 One of the most remarkable streaks in collegiate sports reached another milestone on Sept. 26, 2009, against Louisiana-Lafayette when Nebraska celebrated the 300th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium. A Memorial Stadium record crowd of 86,304 fans were on hand for the historic event, and the streak reached 304 games by seasons’ end. The sellout streak dates back to Hall of Fame Coach Bob Devaney’s first year in 1962 (vs. Missouri on Nov. 3). Notre Dame is second in all-time consecutive sellouts with 214, 91 fewer than Nebraska. The sellout streak at Memorial Stadium is expected to reach 311 by the end of the 2010 season.

NU OWNS DOMINANT EDGE AT MEMORIAL STADIUM Nebraska has rewarded the loyalty of its fans with incredible success at Memorial Stadium through the years.  Nebraska has won at least six home games in 19 of the past 23 seasons. Nebraska is 129-18 at home in the last 21 seasons (since 1989).  During Nebraska’s run of success at home in the past 25 years, Nebraska has had three home winning streaks of 20 or more games, and has posted 40 unbeaten and untied home seasons.  The Huskers are 498-137-20 (.776, 655 games, 120 years) in Lincoln, and 373114-13 (.759, 500 games, 87 years) in Memorial Stadium (since 1923). Nebraska has had 41 straight winning home seasons.

NU CRACKS TOP 10 IN AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE Nebraska ranked 10th nationally in average attendance in 2009, and second among Big 12 Conference schools. Nebraska averaged a school-record 85,888 fans for seven home games, including a school-record 86,304 fans against Louisana-Lafayette. Five Big 12 teams ranked in the top 30 nationally in attendance, led by Texas who was fourth at 101,175 fans per game.

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A LOOK AHEAD TO 2010 THE SCHEDULE Nebraska’s 2010 schedule will feature contests against six teams that appeared in bowl games in 2009. Included in that group is BCS Championship game participant Texas, along with other bowl teams Idaho (Humanitarian), Oklahoma State (Cotton), Missouri (Texas), Iowa State (Insight) and Texas A&M (Independence). The remainder of Nebraska’s non-conference schedule includes matchups in Lincoln with Western Kentucky and South Dakota State, and a trip to Washington on Sept. 18. In Big 12 action, Nebraska will face Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, while Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Baylor rotate off the schedule for the next two seasons. Nebraska’s Big 12 opener at Kansas State has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 7 to accommodate an ESPN national telecast.

TEAM OVERVIEW Nebraska returns 19 starters from its 10-4 Big 12 North championship team, including 10 on offense, seven on defense and specialist Alex Henery who doubles as the starting place-kicker and punter. The Huskers have numerous other players with significant starting experience. Nebraska had just 13 seniors on its 2009 team, however, six of those players logged at least 15 career start, including five defensive standouts. Below is a quick breakdown of NU’s returning starting experience for 2009.

THE OFFENSE Nebraska returns four starters on the offensive line, in addition to starters at quarterback, fullback, I-back, both receiver spots, and a pair of veteran tight ends. Only center Jacob Hickman, a three-year starter, is lost from regular 2009 starters. Nebraska did struggle offensively during Big 12 play, but finished the year with an impressive outing in the Holiday Bowl against Arizona. I-back Roy Helu Jr., tight end Mike McNeill and receiver Niles Paul each have an opportunity to make a lasting impression in the Nebraska record book, while Mike Smith and Keith Williams have each started the past two seasons. Here is a position-by-position look at the offense heading into spring practice.

OFFENSIVE LINE Returning Letterwinners: Mike Caputo**, Jr., C–Former walk-on has been reliable backup at center past two years Ricky Henry*, Sr., OG–Omaha native was one of three OL to start all 14 games in 2009 D.J. Jones**, Sr., OT–Versatile veteran has ability to play tackle or guard Marcel Jones**, Jr., OT–Started first 11 games before missing final three with injury Mike Smith***, Sr., OT–Has held down left tackle spot the past two seasons Keith Williams***, Sr., OG–Teamed with Smith to give NU continuity on left side Lost: Andy Christensen***–Nebraska native made nine career starts at guard Jacob Hickman****–Three-year starter including 2008 and 2009 at center Derek Meyer*–Walk-on transfer from K-State made three starts in his one year at NU

Nebraska returns four starters on the offensive line, including senior guard Keith Williams and senior tackle Mike Smith who will be making a bid to be in the starting lineup for the third straight season. Williams has brought a physical presence to the left guard spot and fought off early-season injuries for a productive 2009 season. Smith’s mobility has made him effective at left tackle and he also has the versatility to move around on the line. Ricky Henry stepped into the lineup at right guard last season and started every game. He brings tenacity and toughness to the line on every snap. Junior Marcel Jones started the first 11 games at right tackle last season, before being injured. In his absence D.J. Jones filled in and finished the season at right tackle. D.J. Jones has good versatility and could move around during the spring. Junior Mike Caputo is the leading contender to replace Jacob Hickman at center. Caputo is undersized, but makes up for any physical limitations with great technique. Nebraska will also use the spring to evaluate a talented group of young linemen who are expected to push for playing time. Redshirt freshmen Nick Ash, Jess Coffey, Brent Qvale and Jeremiah Sirles all have great size and ability and impressed in their first season in the program. Both Qvale and Sirles may have earned playing time in 2009 had their seasons not been cut short by injury. Sophomore Brandon Thompson also continues to push for a role on the line, while junior college transfer Jermarcus “Yoshi” Hardrick is expected to immediately battle for a starting tackle spot.

QUARTERBACKS Returning Letterwinners: Cody Green*, So.–Became the first true freshman to start a game at NU since 1992 Zac Lee*, Sr.–Posted fifth-best passing season in school history; will miss spring practice Latravis Washington***, Sr.–Converted LB provided depth at QB in 2009 Lost: None

As always, the quarterback position will be one of the most watched by fans during spring practice. Incumbent starter Zac Lee will miss spring ball following offseason surgery on his throwing arm. Lee threw for more than 2,000 yards while starting 12 games last fall and certainly will have an opportunity to retain his job in the fall. Sophomore Cody Green started two games in his first year in the program, and figures to make a strong push for the starting job this fall. Green flashed his impressive running skills and strong arms as a true freshman last fall. Senior Latravis Washington saw spot action behind Lee and Green last fall and hopes to compete for time. Sophomore Kody Spano has suffered a pair of knee injuries, but is healthy entering the spring. He brings good throwing and running ability to the offense and could battle for time. Freshman Taylor Martinez redshirted last season and figures to make his case for playing time in the spring. Martinez is one of the better athletes on the team and could add explosiveness to the quarterback spot. Walk-on Ron Kellogg III was Nebraska’s Scout Team MVP and looks to get into the picture in the spring.

RUNNING BACKS Returning Letterwinners: Rex Burkhead*, So., IB–Came back from injury late in season to play key role on offense Mike Hays**, Jr., FB–Provides a big option at fullback, while excelling on special teams Roy Helu Jr.***, Sr., IB–Fourth in Big 12 in rushing in 2009; 10 TDs led Nebraska Austin Jones*, Jr., IB–Added depth at IB and saw action with Helu and Burkhead injured Tyler Legate*, Jr., FB–Emerged as starting fullback and was Nebraska’s walk-on MVP Marcus Mendoza*, Jr., IB–Versatile player could be in backfield or used at receiver Dontrayevous Robinson*, So., IB–At 230 pounds, provides NU with physical runner Lester Ward*, So., IB–Made most of limited snaps in a reserve role last season Lost: None

Senior Roy Helu Jr. enters 2010 as a key to the Nebraska offensive attack. Helu Jr. racked up more than 1,100 rushing yards during his junior season and has the opportunity to crack the top five on Nebraska’s career rushing list.

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Nebraska returns 100 percent of its rushing yardage from the 2009 season, including a talented group of I-backs. Senior-to-be Roy Helu Jr. ranked among the Big 12’s best running backs for the second straight year and earned second-team all-league honors. The 220-pound Helu battled a shoulder injury for much of the season, but managed 1,147 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns. He has also shown his receiving ability for the past two seasons. A pair of true freshmen emerged last fall to play a key role at I-back. Rex Burkhead started strong in 2009, then missed five games with a broken foot. However, when he returned late in the season he provided a glimspe of his future potential. After rushing for 100 yards at Colorado, Burkhead led the NU running game in the Holiday Bowl. Fellow Texan Dontrayevous Robinson was forced into duty at mid-season with both Helu and Burkhead injured. Robinson answered the call with impressive work in the second half of the year. He provides NU with a big, bruising runner from the I-back spot. Juniors Austin Jones and Marcus Mendoza and sophomore Lester Ward all saw snaps at I-back last fall, and hope to use spring practice to work their way into the I-back rotation. NU also returns starting fullback Tyler Legate. In addition to giving NU a lead blocking presence, Legate also showed

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RECEIVERS Returning Letterwinners: Antonio Bell*, So.–Speedy receiver who saw limited action as a true freshman Khiry Cooper*, So.–Became a go-to-target at mid-season; playing baseball this spring Curenski Gilleylen**, Jr.–Has proven ability as a deep threat in Husker passing game Will Henry***, Sr.–Senior hopes to use spring to work his way into playing rotation Brandon Kinnie*, Jr.–Emerged late in season and is poised for bigger things in 2010 Tim Marlowe*, So.–Starting return man saw limited snaps at receiver as redshirt frosh Niles Paul***, Jr.–Quietly had one of most explosive receiving seasons in NU history Lost: Chris Brooks**–Reserve most of career, before playing key receiving role as senior Wes Cammack****–Special teams standout throughout his NU career Menelik Holt***–Part-time starter as senior and had more than 50 career catches Like most of the offensive spots, Nebraska has a number of returning options at receiver. The group is clearly led by senior Niles Paul who caught 40 passes for 796 yards and four touchdowns in 2009. Paul’s 19.9 yards per catch was the third-best average ever among NU players with at least 20 receptions and the Omaha native has the size, speed and experience to be one of the Big 12’s top receivers . Junior Brandon Kinnie could be a front-runner to be the top receiving option behind Paul. The 6-3, 220-pound Kinnie emerged late in the season as a reliable target and has the size to be a key factor this fall. Sophomore Khiry Cooper was among NU’s top options in the middle of the year and figures to be a prominent factor in 2010. Cooper will spend the spring with the Husker baseball team before heading back to the gridiron in the fall. Curenski Gilleylen was one of NU’s top targets early in the 2009, and has the skills to once again be a key factor in the Husker passing game. Both Antonio Bell and Tim Marlowe saw action as freshmen last fall and hope to use spring to increase their role in the offense. Senior Will Henry is NU’s tallest receiving target at 6-5 and looks for increased action in 2009. Sophomore Steven Osborne leads an additional group of young receivers who will look to impress this spring. Possibly the most intriguing story of the spring could be the addition of senior Mike McNeill to the receiving corps. One of the most prolific tight ends in school history, the 6-4, 235-pound McNeill will start the spring with the receivers and try his skills on the perimeter. McNeill has 10 career receiving touchdowns and is poised to become NU’s top receiving tight end.

TIGHT ENDS Returning Letterwinners: Ben Cotton*, So.–Role in offense continued to grow as a redshirt freshman Ryan Hill**, Jr.–Powerful blocker and capable receiving target for Huskers Mike McNeill***, Sr.–Two-year starter plans to start spring ball at wide receiver Kyler Reed*, So.–One of team’s most talented athletes should play bigger role in ‘10 Dreu Young***, Sr.–Three-year letterwinner owns good receiving and blocking skills

THE DEFENSE Nebraska lost five senior starters from last year’s Blackshirt unit, including AllAmerican Ndamukong Suh, three-year starter Larry Asante and three other four-year letterwinners in defensive end Barry Turner, linebacker Phillip Dillard and safety Matt O’Hanlon. Despite those losses, Nebraska expects to again field one of the nation’s top defenses with the return of nine players who started at least five games in 2009.

DEFENSIVE LINE Returning Letterwinners: Pierre Allen***, Sr., DE–Two-year starter battled through injuries for 12 TFL in 2009 Jared Crick**, Jr., DT–Earned All-Big 12 honors in first season as starter Cameron Meredith*, So., DE–Excellent as third DE last season and poised for starting role Terrence Moore**, Jr., DT–Will be counted on for added playing time on interior Baker Steinkuhler*, So., DT–Impressive in 2009 as Nebraska’s third defensive tackle Lost: David Harvey*–Provided depth along defensive line throughout career Ben Martin*–Injuries end career of Lincoln native Ndamukong Suh****–Most decorated defensive player in Nebraska history Barry Turner****–Finished NU career with 17 sacks and 34 tackles for loss Nebraska must replace All-American Ndamukong Suh at tackle and two-year starter Barry Turner at defensive end, but the front four should remain among the nation’s best in 2010. Junior Jared Crick teamed with Suh to give Nebraska the nation’s best defensive tackle duo last season. The 6-6, 285-pound Crick was a first-team All-Big 12 performer after posting 9.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss, and he provides a disruptive force in the middle of the NU defense. Baker Steinkuhler saw significant action while spelling Crick and Suh last fall, and the Lincoln native is the leading contender to step into the starting role alongside Crick in 2010. Junior Terrence Moore has provided depth on the inside each of the past two seasons and will make his bid for an increased role this spring. Sophomore Justin Jackson has been impressive in practice while adding depth the past two seasons and will push for playing time. Redshirt freshman Thaddeus Randle made the most of his redshirt season and is poised to work his way into the tackle rotation this fall. Senior Pierre Allen is the veteran leader of the defensive end group. Allen has started the past two seasons and has made an impact both as a pass rusher and run stopper. He should be among the Big 12’s best at defensive end in 2010. Sophomore Cameron Meredith showed flashes of his future potential in 2009. While backing up Allen and Turner, Meredith regularly found his way into opposing backfields to make plays. Fellow sophomore Josh Williams saw limited action as a reserve last fall, but should push for more action in spring ball. Redshirt freshman Jason Ankrah is expected to emerge in 2010. Coaches considered using the talented Ankrah as a true freshman, but NU’s depth at the position allowed Ankrah to develop during a redshirt season. Freshmen Jay Guy and Chase Rome joined the Nebraska program in January and will spend the spring looking to make a strong first impression on the coaching staff. Guy is projected to line up on the inside, while Rome could play tackle or end.

Lost: None Tight end is one of Nebraska’s deepest and most talented postions. That depth will allow Nebraska to try McNeill at wideout this spring, leaving tight end to four other proven veterans. Senior Dreu Young has been in the regular rotation with McNeill the past two seasons and is possibly NU’s most well-rounded tight end with good receiving and blocking skills. Junior Ryan Hill has seen his most extensive action in short-yardage situations where he uses his powerful blocking skills, but Hill also can be an effective receiver. Both Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed played big roles as redshirt freshmen and figure to see more action in 2010. Cotton has prototype tight end size at 6-6 and 255 pounds, while Reed provides an explosive athlete at the tight end position who can line up on the line or in the slot. Sophomore Mychael McClure and redshirt freshman J.T. Kerr will look to push for action this spring, and Nebraska will also add junior college product Chase Harper before fall drills.

Senior cornerback Prince Amukamara earned first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2009 after recording five interceptions and 11 pass breakups.

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL LINEBACKERS Returning Letterwinners: Will Compton*, So.–Earned eight starts at Mike linebacker as redshirt freshman Sean Fisher*, So.–Started six games and made 35 tackles as redshirt freshman Thomas Grove***, Sr.–Has earned three letters primarily playing on special teams Matt Holt*, So.–Missed 2009 season after shoulder surgery Eric Martin*, So.–Poised to rise at linebacker after strong special teams showing in ‘09 Jay Martin*, Jr.–Has contributed primarily on special teams during career Mathew May**, Jr.–Worked through injury to be special teams standout in 2009 Graham Stoddard*, So.–One of top special teams tacklers as a redshirt freshman Lost: Phillip Dillard****–Capped career with 83 tackles and 11 tackles for loss in 2009 Colton Koehler**–Walk-on was strong contributor at linebacker in 2008 and 2009 Blake Lawrence***–Forced to sidelines after series of concusssions The Nebraska linebacking corps should be an area of strong competition during spring practice. The Huskers return a pair of starters in sophomores Will Compton and Sean Fisher, who lined up at the MIKE and BUCK linebackers, respectively, last season. Both players regularly gave way to extra defensive backs in Nebraska’s nickel and dime packages. However, despite their youth both Compton and Fisher were strong when they were on the field and will be among the favorites for extensive playing time in 2010. Junior Mathew May was expected to play a key role at WILL linebacker before an injury slowed him for much of the year. May still contributed as a reserve linebacker and was one of the top special teams players, and will try to get back into the starting linebacker mix during spring ball. Sophomore Matt Holt contributed as a linebacker in Nebraska’s nickel package as a true freshman in 2008, and was expected to make an impact last fall. However, he was sidelined for the year by a shoulder injury, but should be back in the mix this spring. Sophomore Eric Martin was a true difference-maker on Nebraska’s special teams as a true freshman. This spring he will be expected to bring the same energy to the linebacking corps and compete for significant playing time. Sophomore Graham Stoddard and senior Thomas Grove have made their presence felt on special teams and hope to work their way into the linebacking mix this spring. Sophomore Alonzo Whaley has also shown promise in practice the past two years and has the ability to make a move for playing time this spring. Fellow sophomore Micah Kreikemeier has battled injuries during his time in the program, but hopes to stay healthy this spring and battle for playing time. Junior college product Lavonte David will join Nebraska in the fall and could figure into the plans at linebacker.

SECONDARY Returning Letterwinners: Prince Amukamara***–First-team All-Big 12 performer led team in PBUs with 11 Justin Blatchford*–Special teams standout is a player to watch in secondary this spring Anthony Blue**–Fully recovered from knee injury, Blue looks to push for time at cornerback Austin Cassidy*–Special teams standout last season will battle for safety job in spring Jase Dean*–Showed outstanding skills on special teams before mid-season injury Alfonzo Dennard**–Moved into starting role at mid-season and had eight PBU Dejon Gomes*–Earned Blackshirt as NU’s dime back and had four interceptions Eric Hagg***–Starting nickel back past two seasons made 40 tackles and 7 TFL in 2009 Courtney Osborne*–Earned reserve time at safety as a redshirt freshman P.J. Smith*–Backed up veteran safeties last fall and should push for starting role in spring Rickey Thenarse***–Back for fifth season after season-ending knee injury Lance Thorell**–Has played role in NU’s specialty defensive packages past two years Anthony West***–Veteran has started 16 career games at corner, including 5 in 2009 Lost: Larry Asante***–Finished third among Nebraska defensive backs in career tackles Matt O’Hanlon****–Capped career with team-high six interceptions in 2009 Nebraska must replace a pair of outstanding veteran safeties in Larry Asante and Matt O’Hanlon, but despite those losses the secondary could be the deepest position group for the Huskers. It starts with a pair of returning starters at cornerback who helped Nebraska lead the nation in pass efficiency defense. Senior Prince Amukamara led the team with 11 pass breakups and added five interceptions to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2009. He could be poised for bigger honors as a senior. On the other side, Alfonzo Dennard emerged at mid-season as the starter and was an outstanding complement to Amukamara. Dennard finished the year with eight breakups and 31 tackles, including four for loss. Senior Anthony West could again figure into the mix at cornerback. West started the first four games before giving way to Dennard, but maintained his Blackshirt status and is expected to play a prominent role in 2010. Junior Anthony Blue played on special teams and in a backup corner role last season, but should push for playing time in the spring. Sophomore Jase Dean also showed

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his athleticism on special teams before a season-ending knee injury five games into the 2009 season. Redshirt freshman Andrew Green was among Nebraska’s top scout team performers last season and could also make a push this spring for playing time at cornerback. Senior Eric Hagg has been a mainstay in the Nebraska secondary the past two seasons as the Blackshirts’ starting nickel back. Hagg is sure to play a prominent role again in 2010, and could compete for one of the starting safety jobs, but he also might continue in his nickel role. Dejon Gomes enters his senior year in a similar situation as Hagg. Gomes emerged as a play-maker as Nebraska’s dime back in 2009, and will be a key player in the secondary. He could stay in the same role or make a push at safety. Junior Lance Thorell has also seen playing time the past two seasons as a nickel and dime back and figures to push for a role in the secondary in 2010. Several other players figure to play into the battle for safety spots this fall. The most experienced of the group is senior Rickey Thenarse, who returns for a fifth season after missing the final 10 games last year with a knee injury. Thenarse has seen extensive action in the secondary and brings a hard-hitting presence to the position. Sophomore P.J. Smith worked into the rotation last fall as Nebraska’s third safety and performed well spelling Asante and O’Hanlon. Junior Austin Cassidy also saw action in the secondary in 2009, while emerging as one of the Huskers’ special teams leaders. Justin Blatchford excelled on special teams last season and was a backup cornerback, but is expected to get a look at safety in 2010. Sophomore Courtney Osborne also saw reserve snaps at safety last fall and should figure into the competition this spring. Redshirt freshmen Lazarri Middleton and Dijon Washington also showed good work on the scout unit last fall and will have their first opportunity to push for playing time this spring.

THE SPECIAL TEAMS KICKERS/PUNTERS Returning Letterwinners: Alex Henery**, Sr., PK/P–One of nation’s best performers in both kicking and punting Adi Kunalic**, Sr., PK–Has excelled as kickoff specialist the past three years Lost: None

SPECIALISTS Returning Letterwinners: P.J. Mangieri*, So., LS–Walk-on handled long-snapping duties as true freshman Brett Maher*, So., H–Served as holder in 2009 and also backs up Henery at punter Lost: None

RETURNERS Returning Letterwinners: Tim Marlowe, KOR, So.–Averaged 23.7 yards in first year as starting kickoff returner Niles Paul**, KOR/PR, Sr.–Second in Big 12 in both punt returns and kickoff returns Lost: None Nebraska returns its key special teams players intact for the 2010 season. Leading the way is senior Alex Henery who doubles as the Huskers’ starting place-kicker and punter. Henery has been one of the nation’s most dependable place-kickers over the past three seasons and could challenge Nebraska’s career scoring mark in 2010. He also emerged as an outstanding punter in 2009, leading the Big 12 in punts downed inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. Henery figures to challenge for Big 12 and national honors as both a place-kicker and punter. Senior Adi Kunalic has backed up Henery at place-kicker the past three seasons and also effectively handles Nebraska’s kickoff chroes, helping Nebraska feature one of the top kickoff coverage units in the country. Sophomore Brett Maher provides a backup option at punter, and also adeptly handled the holding chores in 2009. P.J. Mangieri had a solid first season as Nebraska’s starting long snapper in 2009, and is expected to return to that role this year. In addition to being one of the Big 12’s top receivers, senior Niles Paul also brings his explosive playmaking ability to Nebraska’s return game. Sophomore Tim Marlowe teamed with Paul on kickoff returns and should be a factor in that role once again. Spring practice will also be a time to evaluate other potential return options.

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KHIRY COOPER #1 SOPHOMORE* 6ͳ2 l 195

WIDE RECEIVER

SHREVEPORT, LA. ΈCALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMYΉ

ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore wideout Khiry (pronounced KY-ree) Cooper became an integral part of the Nebraska passing game in 2009 and figures to play a more promient role in 2010. For the second straight year, Husker coaches will wait until the fall to gauge Cooper’s progress, as the two-sport standout will spend the spring with the Nebraska baseball team. The 6-2 Cooper provides Nebraska with a tall target in the passing game and showed flashes of his play-making ability as a redshirt freshman. He is one of four returning receivers who started at least two games last season.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Cooper played in 12 games with four starts and tallied 13 catches for 80 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown against Texas Tech. He made his first career catch against Arkansas State, then had two for 26 yards, including a season-long 17-yarder vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. He had three receptions each against Texas Tech, Baylor and Kansas and added a single reception against Kansas State.

2008 (Redshirt) Cooper redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2008.

Nebraska Baseball Team Cooper turned down a baseball contract from the Los Angeles Angels after the organization selected him in the fifth round of the 2008 MLB Draft. Cooper played in 35 games and made 20 starts in the outfield. He hit .229 with two homers and nine RBI, and added three stolen bases.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009

G/S

No.

12/4

13

Yds. Y/R Redshirt 80 6.2

Y/G

Long

TDs

6.7

17 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

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Single-Game Highs ͫ Receptions–3 vs. Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas, 2009 ͫ Yards–26 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009 ͫ Touchdowns–1 vs. Texas Tech, 2009

ROY HELU JR. #10 SENIOR*** 6ͳ0 l 220

IͳBACK DANVILLE, CALIF. ΈSAN RAMON VALLEYΉ

ͫ Second-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, KC Star, Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com) ͫ 2009 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP) ͫ 2009 Nebraska Offensive MVP ͫ 2009 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches)

I-back Roy Helu Jr. returns for his senior season as one of the most productive rushers in the Big 12 Conference. Helu has amassed more than 2,000 rushing yards over the past three seasons, including a 1,000-yard rushing campaign as a junior in 2009. In 2010, he will be the veteran leader of a Nebraska running back corps that returns fully intact for the upcoming season. The 6-0, 220-pound Helu combines his good size and speed with excellent vision and elusiveness. The California native is just the 25th Cornhusker to surpass 2,000 career rushing yards and his effort last fall mark the 29th 1,000-yard rushing season in Nebraska history. A second 1,000-yard season in 2010 would move Helu into the top five on Nebraska’s career rushing list. Last season, Helu earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches, and he was an honorable-mention All-Big 12 choice during his sophomore campaign. He was also voted as Nebraska’s Offensive MVP by his teammates in 2009. Helu has also been among the conference leaders in yards per carry each of the past two seasons. He averaged 5.2 yards per tote last fall after picking up 6.4 yards per attempt in 2008.

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2009 (Junior) Helu eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark four times and ranked fourth in the Big 12 in rushing at 81.9 yards per game. Helu was also adept at finding the end zone, leading the team with 10 touchdowns, including three touchdown efforts against Florida Atlantic and Kansas. He also continued to be a receiving threat with 19 receptions, the third-highest total on the team. Helu opened the year in impressive fashion with 152 yards on 16 carries against Florida Atlantic. He ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns on five second-half carries and had three TDs in the 49-3 win. Helu accounted for 104 yards against Arkansas State with 60 rushing yards and four receptions. He continued his impressive play away from Lincoln with a career-high 169 yards on a career-high 28 carries at Virginia Tech. Against the stout Hokie defense, Helu averaged 6.0 yards per carry and had four runs of at least 20 yards. He also led the team with four catches for 33 yards. Helu led the team with 83 yards and two rushing touchdowns against LouisianaLafayette. Battling the flu at Missouri, Helu ran for 88 yards and a five-yard touchdown to help NU to a come-from-behind victory. He gained 68 yards against Texas Tech, before a nagging shoulder injury slowed him significantly the next two weeks, limiting him to just 12 combined carries against Iowa State and Baylor. He got back on track against Oklahoma, posing another impressive performance against a ranked team. Helu had 20 carries for 138 yards, including a career-long 63yard run, in the defensive struggle. He also had three catches and accounted for 158 of the team’s 180 total yards. Helu posted a second straight 100-yard rushing effort with 156 yards on a season-high-tying 28 carries at Kansas. He rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a third score. Helu also closed the game with 85 yards and a pair of scores on NU’s final two drives of the game. Helu just missed a third straight 100-yard rushing game against Kansas State, finishing with 95 yards on 26 carries, including a 14-yard third quarter touchdown. In the game he also passed 1,000 yards for the season and 2,000 yards in his career. Helu had 54 rushing yards at Colorado, 28 yards in the Big 12 title game against Texas and was slowed by injury in the Holiday Bowl, limiting him to just two carries.

2008 (Sophomore) Helu played in all 13 games with starts in the final two contests of the season. His play after November 1 earned him honorable-mention all-conference honors. For the year, Helu rushed for a team-high 803 yards and avearged 6.4 yards per carry, the best average by a Husker in seven years. He also caught 25 passes out of the backfield. Helu topped 50 rushing yards seven times, including 100-yard games against Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. He finished 10th in the Big 12 in rushing and his 80.0 yards per game in Big 12 play ranked fifth in the conference. Helu rushed for 510 yards in the final four games of the regular season, helping NU average 211.6 rushing yards per game over the final half of 2008. He also showed explosiveness with eight runs of 20 yards or more in the final four games. Helu ran for 157 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries at Oklahoma, including a season-long 57-yard run. He added 115 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas, while setting career bests with eight catches for 61 yards. The back-to-back 100-yard games marked the first time an NU back had accomplished that feat in Big 12 play since 2006. He added 72 yards and two touchdowns at Kansas State and capped the year 25 carries for 166 yards against Colorado. He also caught five passes for 49 yards to total a career-high 215 all-purpose yards.

2007 (Freshman) Helu was one of 11 true freshmen to play, appearing in seven games. He finished as NU’s third-leading rusher with 45 carries for 209 yards, while adding five receptions. Helu had a season-high 14 carries for 55 yards against Oklahoma State, added 39 yards against Texas A&M and carried nine times for a season-high 56 yards at Kansas.

Career Statistics Year G/S 2007 7/0 2008 13/2 2009 14/14 Totals 34/16

Att. Gain Loss Net 45 212 3 209 125 839 36 803 220 1,193 46 1,147 390 2,244 85 2,159

Y/A 4.6 6.4 5.2 5.5

Y/G 29.9 61.8 81.9 63.5

Long 24 at Kansas 57 at Oklahoma 63 vs. Oklahoma 63 vs. Oklahoma

TDs 0 7 10 17

Receiving: 49-455-0 total; 19-149-0, long-27 in 2009; 25-266-0, long-27 in 2008; 5-40-0, long-21 in 2007

Single-Game Highs ͫ Rushes–28 at Virginia Tech, 2009, at Kansas, 2009 ͫ Rushing Yards–169 at Virginia Tech, 2009 ͫ Long Rush–63 yards vs. Oklahoma, 2009 ͫ Rushing Touchdowns–3 vs. Florida Atlantic, 2009

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RICKY HENRY #74 SENIOR* 6ͳ4 l 305

OFFENSIVE LINE

SENIOR* 6ͳ2 l 215

OMAHA, NEB. ΈBURKE/N.D. STATE COLL. OF SCIENCEΉ

ͫ Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP)

Ricky Henry was one of three offensive linemen to start all 14 games for Nebraska in 2009, and the senior guard figures to play a prominent role again this fall. He enters spring ball as one of four returning offensive line starters and the Omaha native will look to retain his position at right guard. The 6-4, 305-pound Henry brings a physical presence and tenacity to the Nebraska offensive line, and now also has Big 12 experience under his belt. Henry’s play during the 2009 season earned him honorable-mention All-Big 12 recogniation from the Associated Press. Henry joined the Nebraska program in 2008 after two productive seasons at the junior college level.

2009 (Junior) Henry secured a starting spot during fall camp and went on to start every game at right guard. His play helped ease the transition for first-year starting quarterback Zac Lee, and also aided Nebraska junior I-back Roy Helu Jr. to the 29th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history. Nebraska also ranked in the top 40 nationally in fewest sacks allowed per game.

2008 (Redshirt) Henry sat out his first season at Nebraska as a redshirt.

Career Stats ͫ Games Played–14 in 2009 ͫ Games Started–14 in 2009

MARCEL JONES #78 JUNIOR** 6ͳ7 l 315

OFFENSIVE LINE PHOENIX, ARIZ. ΈTREVOR BROWNEΉ

ͫ Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009) ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008) ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009) ͫ 2009 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

Junior offensive tackle Marcel Jones is part of an impressive group of returning offensive linemen for the 2010 Nebraska offense. This spring the 6-7, 315-pounder will look to earn a starting spot for a second straight season. Jones started the first 11 games in 2009 at right tackle before missing the final three games of the year with an ankle injury. Jones’ impressive stature and athletic ability make him a natural fit at the tackle position in the Nebraska offense. In addition to his on-field talents, Jones is a two-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection, and was a second-team academic all-district selection last fall.

2009 (Sophomore) Jones started the first 11 games at right tackle, but suffered an ankle injury against Kansas State. The injury forced Jones to miss the Colorado, Texas and Arizona contests to end the season. Jones’ play helped I-back Roy Helu Jr. post four 100-yard rushing days and put together a 1,000-yard rushing season. Jones also helped protect Nebraska quarterbacks, as the Huskers ranked among the top 40 nationally in sacks allowed.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Jones emerged during spring practice and went on to play in all 13 games in 2008, including a start against Western Michigan. He helped Nebraska rank in the top 20 nationally in total and scoring offense. He also served on NU’s PAT and field goal units. Jones redshirted in 2007.

2007 (Redshirt) Jones sat out his first season as a redshirt and worked on the scout team, while adding muscle to his 6-7 frame.

Career Stats ͫ Games Played–24 (13 in 2008, 11 in 2009) ͫ Games Started–12 (1 in 2008, 11 in 2009)

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ZAC LEE #5 QUARTERBACK SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. ΈST. IGNATIUS/C.C. OF SAN FRAN.Ή

ͫ 2009 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009) ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009) ͫ 2007 Scout Team Offensive MVP

Quarterback Zac Lee took the reins of the Nebraska offense during fall camp in 2009 and went on to start 12 games as a junior. Lee surpassed 2,100 passing yards, while completing nearly 59 percent of his passes during the season. The 6-2, 215-pound Lee is a leading contender to once again assume the starting role for the 2010 season, but he will be very limited this spring. Lee underwent surgery on his throwing arm shortly after an impressive showing in Nebraska’s Holiday Bowl victory, and his status for spring ball is uncertain. He is expected to be full speed for summer workouts and fall camp. Lee has quarterbacking in his blood, as his father, Bob, played quarterback in the NFL for 12 seasons from 1969 to 1980.

2009 (Junior) Lee passed for 2,143 yards to post the fifth-highest single-season passing total in Nebraska history. He connected on 58.6 percent of his pass attempts and threw for 14 touchdowns. Lee also showed the ability to make an impact as a runner, finishing third on the team with 171 rushing yards. Lee was effective in his first career start against Florida Atlantic, throwing for 213 yards on 15-of-22 passing including two touchdowns. A week later, he threw for a career-best 340 yards against Arkansas State. Lee connected on 27-of-35 passes and threw for four touchdowns. He accounted for 174 yards of total offense at Virginia Tech, including rushing for 38 yards. Lee was efficient against Louisiana-Lafayette, completing 15-of-18 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown. Lee guided Nebraska to a fourth-quarter comeback in difficult conditions at Missouri. He threw for 158 yards including three touchdown passes in less than three minutes in the fourth quarter. He threw for 128 yards against Texas Tech, then threw for 248 yards, but was intercepted a season-high three times against Iowa State. Lee did not play at Baylor, then came off the bench to lead NU to a 10-3 win over No. 20 Oklahoma, including throwing for the game’s only TD. Lee regained his starting job for the stretch run and led NU to three wins. At Kansas, he had four passes of at least 35 yards and threw for 196 yards, while also rushing for 53 yards on nine carries. Lee connected on 13-of-19 passes and threw for a touchdown in the Big 12 North-clinching win over Kansas State, then threw for 73 yards and another score at Colorado. He accounted for 51 total offensive yards against Texas. Lee had his most complete game in three months against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl. He connected on 13-of-23 passes for 173 yards, including a career-long 74-yard touchdown pass to Niles Paul. He also posted career highs in the run game, toting the ball 18 times for 65 yards in the 33-0 rout of the Wildcats.

2008 (Sophomore) Lee played in games against Western Michigan and Kansas State. He completed one pass for five yards and rushed twice for 17 yards.

2007 (Redshirt) Lee redshirted in his first season in the program in 2007, after spending two seasons at the City College of San Francisco.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009 Totals

G/GS 2/0 13/12 15/12

Comp-Att-Int 1-2-0 177-302-10 178-304-10

Pct. 50.0 58.6 58.6

Yds. Y/G 5 2.5 2,143 164.8 2,148 143.2

LP 5 74 74

TD 0 14 14

Eff.R. 71.00 126.89 126.52

Rushing: 105-188-1 total; 2-17-0 in 2008; 103-171-1 TD in 2009

Single-Game Highs ͫ Pass Attempts–37 vs. Iowa State, 2009 ͫ Pass Completions–27 vs. Arkansas State, 2009 ͫ Passing Yards–340 vs. Arkansas State, 2009 ͫ Passing Touchdowns–4 vs. Arkansas State, 2009 ͫ Rushes–18 vs. Arizona, 2009 Holiday Bowl ͫ Rushing Yards–65 vs. Arizona, 2009 Holiday Bowl ͫ Total Offense Yards–351 yards vs. Arkansas State, 2009

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TYLER LEGATE #48 JUNIOR* 5ͳ10 l 235

FULLBACK NELIGH, NEB. ΈNELIGHͳOAKDALE/SOUTH DAKOTAΉ

ͫ Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2009 Nebraska Walk-On MVP ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Junior Tyler Legate looks to continue to play a key role in the Nebraska offense in the 2010 season. The 5-10, 235-pound Legate heads into the spring as the Huskers’ returning starter at fullback. The Neligh, Neb. native earned starts in four games when NU opened in power sets and his work as a lead blocker played an important part in Nebraska’s late-season success. His effort earned Legate recognition as Nebraska’s walk-on MVP.

2009 (Sophomore) Legate used a strong effort during spring practice to earn a role in the Nebraska offense. He played in all 14 games with four starts. He was primarily used as a lead blocker for the Husker I-backs, but Legate also caught three passes for 27 yards and one touchdown. Legate scored the first touchdown of his career against Arkansas State, hauling in a three-yard pass from quarterback Zac Lee.

2008 (Sophomore) McNeill burst onto the scene as a sophomore, catching a Nebraska tight end record 32 passes for 442 yards and six touchdowns. His receptions total bettered the 31 catches by Johnny Mitchell in 1991, and his six touchdowns were just one shy of Mitchell’s season tight end record. McNeill was one of seven Huskers who caught at least 20 passes, helping Nebraska finish 14th nationally in passing offense and 12th in total offense. McNeill was in the starting lineup for all 12 regular-season games. He averaged 13.8 yards on his 32 catches and had eight games with three or more receptions, including the final four games of the season. He also caught seven passes of 20 yards or more , including a career-long 53-yard touchdown grab against Colorado. McNeill had just one catch in the first two games, but had two catches for 57 yards and a 32-yard touchdown against New Mexico State. He then added three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown against Virginia Tech. McNeill set a career high with four catches against Baylor, then had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown against Kansas. He added three catches against K-State and had a career-high 70 yards on three receptions against Colorado. McNeill was also on Nebraska’s kickoff return unit.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman) McNeill played in eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2007 and had one catch for 25 yards against Nevada. He had a nine-yard kickoff return vs. Texas.

2006 (Redshirt)

2008 (Redshirt) Legate redshirted at Nebraska in 2008 and worked on the scout team. He began his career at South Dakota in 2007 before transferring to Nebraska. ͫ Games Played–14 in 2009 ͫ Games Started–4 in 2009 ͫ Receptions–3-27-1 in 2009, 3-yard TD vs. Arkansas Statew

MIKE MCNEILL #44 SENIOR***

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

Career Stats

6ͳ4 l 235

McNeill redshirted in his first season in Lincoln.

TIGHT END/WIDE RECEIVER

G/S 8/0 13/12 14/14 35/26

No. 1 32 28 61

Yds. 25 442 259 726

Y/R 25.0 13.8 9.2 11.9

Y/G 3.1 34.0 18.5 20.7

Long 25 vs. Nevada 53 vs. Colorado 32 vs. Arkansas State 53 vs. Colorado, 2008

TDs 0 6 4 10

Single-Game Highs ͫ Receptions–4 four times, once in 2008 and three times in 2009 ͫ Yards–70 vs. Colorado, 2008

KIRKWOOD, MO.

ͫ 2009 Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP) ͫ 2009 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) ͫ 2009 John Mackey Award Mid-Season Watch List ͫ Nebraska Season Record Holder for Receptions by a Tight End (32) ͫ 2006 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Tight end Mike McNeill is expected to be a key threat in the Nebraska passing game for a third consecutive season in 2010. The 6-4, 235-pound McNeill is the most experienced and game-tested veteran in a deep and talented Nebraska tight end corps. He is also expected to work at receiver receiver during spring drills. McNeill started all 14 games during his junior season and finished second on the team in receptions, while tying for the team lead in touchdown catches. McNeill earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press as a junior, and he could be poised to push for bigger accolades in 2010. McNeill also figures to leave a prominent imprint on the Nebraska record book. He already holds the season record for catches by a tight end with his 32-reception effort as a sophomore and this fall he should break the career tight ends reception record. McNeill has 61 career receptions, just four shy of the NU tight end record of 65 held by Matt Herian. McNeill is tied for 19th among all players on the career receptions list.

2009 (Junior) McNeill finished with 28 catches for 259 yards and his four touchdown catches tied Niles Paul for the team lead. McNeill had at least one catch in 12 of 14 games, including five games with three or more receptions. In the opener against Florida Atlantic he led the team with four catches for 51 yards. A week later, McNeill caught four balls for 57 yards and had the first two-TD game of his career, with touchdown grabs of 13 and 32 yards. His third touchdown of the season came at Missouri in a key situation. His eight-yard scoring grab gave NU a 20-12 lead early in the fourth quarter. McNeill’s streak of 17 straight games with a catch ended at Baylor, however his production picked up again late in the season. He tied his career high with four catches at Kansas, then had three catches, including a 17-yard touchdown in a 17-3 win over Kansas State in Lincoln. He had just one combined catch against Colorado and Texas, but capped the year with three catches in the Holiday Bowl win over Arizona.

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NILES PAUL #24 SENIOR*** 6ͳ1 l 220

WIDE RECEIVER OMAHA, NEB. ΈNORTHΉ

ͫ Second-Team All-Big 12 (Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio News-Express, Dallas Morning News) ͫ Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 Punt Returner (Coaches, AP) ͫ 2009 Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP ͫ Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (2008 vs. San Jose St.) ͫ 2008 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Niles Paul developed into one of the Big 12’s most explosive and diverse players as a junior in 2009. The Omaha native showed game-breaking ability both as a receiver and returner, producing five of NU’s eight longest plays of 2009. Paul figures to play an even larger role in the Nebraska offense during his senior campaign. Paul was Nebraska’s leading receiver in 2009, and ranked among the top two in the Big 12 in yards per reception, kickoff return average and punt return average. His 40 catches were just outside the top 10 on the Nebraska single-season list, and his 796 receiving yards ranked fifth on the school’s season chart. Paul enters 2010 with 64 career receptions and he is poised to push for a spot in the top five on Nebraska’s career receptions and receiving yardage lists. The 6-1, 220-pound Paul was equally explosive in the return game, particularly late in the season. Paul averaged 27.9 yards per kickoff return and 10.7 yards on punt returns. His play earned him second-team All-Big 12 honors from several outlets and honorable-mention accolades from the conference coaches.

2009 (Junior) Paul was extremely productive on his 40 receptions, averaging 19.9 yards per catch. That average ranked third in school history among players with at least 20 receptions in a season. He had nine receptions of 35 yards or longer. In the return game his 27.9-yard average on kickoff returns was second in the Big 12 and the best by a Husker in two decades, while his 10.7 yards per punt return ranked second in the league. He added 48 yards and a touchdown on three rushes and was the only Husker to reach the end zone by rush, reception and return. He finished with a team-high 121.2 all-purpose yards per game, good for ninth in the Big 12. Paul’s first big game came against Arkansas State when he had a career-high six catches for 69 yards, including his first career touchdown catch. He also had his second career rushing touchdown from 30 yards out, and accounted for 169 all-purpose yards. He tallied 176 all-purpose yards at Virginia Tech, including a 55-yard punt return. Paul produced his first 100-yard receiving game at Missouri, with six catches for 102 yards and a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. He helped NU’s fourth-quarter outburst, coming up with 69 receiving yards in the final quarter. He produced his third six-catch game against Iowa State, good for 143 yards–the ninth-best receiving day in school history. His effort included a 72-yard reception and Paul totaled 208 all-purpose yards. At Kansas, Paul had a career-high 154 yards on four catches, with each of his receptions covering at least 35 yards. His 154 receiving yards ranked as the sixth-best total in school history. He added 82 yards in returns for a career-high 244 all-purpose yards. He had four catches for 82 yards against Kansas State, including a 47-yarder. Against Colorado, Paul opened the scoring with a 59-yard punt return touchdown. He continued to be a factor in the return game against Texas with a 43-yard punt return to set up a field goal and a 42-yard kickoff return. Paul earned Offensive MVP honors in the Holiday Bowl victory over Arizona. He totaled 123 receiving yards on four catches, including a career-long 74-yard touchdown to cap the scoring. He added a 20-yard rush, a season-long 49-yard kickoff return and 45 yards on three punt returns for 237 all-purpose yards.

2008 (Sophomore) Paul played in all 13 games with four starts, and finished with 23 catches for 214 yards, including six games with multiple catches. He also averaged 23.6 yards on 41 kickoff returns, including an 85-yard touchdown against San Jose State. His average ranked 11th in the Big 12 and his 969 kickoff return yards were the third-most in NU history. He had three games with three or more receptions, including four catches for 25 yards at Texas Tech, season highs of five catches for 34 yards against Baylor and three receptions for 31 yards at Kansas State. Paul added two receptions each against San Jose State, Iowa State and Clemson. He supplied a highlight early in the season, returning a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown against San Jose State to earn Big 12 Special Teams Player-of-the-Week honors. The score extended NU’s lead to 21-12 early in the fourth quarter and Nebraska went on to win by a 35-12 margin. The San Jose State game was Paul’s first of four games with at least 100 kickoff return yards, including a season-high 156 yards on five returns at

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Texas Tech, when he added a 69-yard return. Paul also returned seven punts for 77 yards, including a season-long 28-yarder vs. Western Michigan. Paul played on NU’s coverage units and made eight tackles, including three against Kansas. He also recovered fumbles on punt coverage at Iowa State and at Kansas State. Both recoveries led to Nebraska touchdowns.

2007 (Freshman) Paul played in seven games as a reserve receiver in 2007 and had one catch for six yards against Nevada. He also served on NU’s kickoff coverage unit, and had an eight-yard kickoff return against Kansas State.

Career Statistics Year G/S 2007 7/0 2008 13/4 2009 14/14 Totals 34/18

No. Yds. 1 6 23 214 40 796 64 1,016

Y/R 6.0 9.3 19.9 15.9

Y/G 0.9 16.5 56.9 29.9

Long 6 vs. Nevada 21, twice 74 vs. Arizona 74 vs. Arizona, 2009

TDs 0 0 4 4

Rushing: 4-42-1 TD total; 1-(-6)-0 in 2008; 3-48-1 TD in 2009, long-30 vs. Arkansas St. in 2009 Punt Returns: 346-487-1 TD total; 8-80-0 in 2008; 38-407-1 TD in 2009 Kickoff Returns: Career: 58 returns- 1,423 yards - 1 TD- 24.5 average- Long of 85 yards 2007: 1 return- 8 yards- 0 TD- 8.0 average- Long of 8 yards vs. Kansas State 2008: 41 returns- 969 yards- 1 TD- 23.6 average- Long of 85 yards vs. San Jose State (TD) 2009: 16 returns- 446 yards- 0 TD- 27.9 average- Long of 49 yards vs. Arizona

Single-Game Highs ͫ Receptions–6 vs. Arkansas State, at Missouri, vs. Iowa State, 2009 ͫ Yards–154 at Kansas, 2009 ͫ Touchdowns–2 at Missouri, 2009 ͫ Punt Return yards–86 at Virginia Tech, 2009 ͫ Kickoff Return yards–156 at Texas Tech, 2008 ͫ All-Purpose yards–244 yards at Kansas, 2009

MIKE SMITH #65 SENIOR*** 6ͳ6 l 285

OFFENSIVE LINE LAS VEGAS, NEV. ΈPALO VERDEΉ

ͫ 2006 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Senior Mike Smith has been a mainstay on the left side of the Nebraska offensive line for the past two seasons and figures to play a prominent role again in 2010. The 6-6, 285-pound Smith is one of four returning starters on the offensive line and one of 10 starters returning to the Nebraska offense. Smith held down the left tackle spot for all 14 games in 2009, one of three lineman to start every game. He has made 26 career starts and his mobility allows him to play multiple positions, and also be effective both in pass protection and as a run blocker.

2009 (Junior) Smith played an integral part in helping running back Roy Helu Jr. achieve a 1,000yard rushing season. In consecutive games to end the Big 12 North season, Smith helped the Huskers to 214 rushing yards at Kansas, three scoring drives versus Kansas State and a 144-yard rushing performance at Colorado. He also helped protect the Nebraska quarterbacks, as Nebraska ranked in the top 40 nationally in sacks allowed.

2008 (Sophomore) Smith won the starting left tackle job during 2008 fall camp and was in the starting lineup for 12 games. The offensive line powered Nebraska to more than 400 total yards nine times, while NU scored at least 30 points in 10 of 13 games. Nebraska passed for at least 200 yards in every game and ranked in the top 15 nationally in passing offense and total offense. Smith protected the blindside of quarterback Joe Ganz who threw for a school-record 3,568 yards and 25 touchdowns.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman) Smith played in all 12 games as a reserve tackle and often blocked on the perimeter on screen plays. He helped NU rank in the top 10 nationally in both total offense and passing offense, and was also utilized on a few occasions as a tight end in power sets. Smith was also on NU’s PAT and field-goal units.

2006 (Redshirt) Smith came to NU as a defensive end, but redshrited in 2006 and moved to offense.

Career Stats ͫ Games Played–39 (12 in 2007, 13 in 2008, 14 in 2009) ͫ Games Started–26 (12 in 2008, 14 in 2009)

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KEITH WILLIAMS #68 SENIOR*** 6ͳ5 l 310

DREU YOUNG #49

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SENIOR***

FLORISSANT, MO. ΈMCCLURE NORTHΉ

ͫ 2009 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP) ͫ 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Keith Williams is one of four returning starters in the Nebraska offensive line and joins fellow senior Mike Smith as two-year returning starter on the left side of the line. The 6-5, 310-pound Williams has brought a physical presence to the left guard spot over the last two seasons and he should once again play a prominent role in 2010. Williams rebounded from early-season injury to start each of the final 11 games in 2009, helping Nebraska transition to more of a power running attack later in the season. Williams earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors for his performance as a junior.

2009 (Junior) Williams sat out the season opener, then came off the bench the following two weeks, before regaining his starting job for the remainder of the season. He helped Nebraska I-back Roy Helu Jr. rush for 1,147 yards and 10 touchdowns, while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Williams also helped protect Nebraska quarterback Zac Lee, who finished fifth on the Nebraska single-season passing chart.

2008 (Sophomore) Williams started the final nine games and helped Nebraska top 30 points 10 times, while gaining at least 400 yards in nine games. NU finished 12th nationally in total offense at 450.8 yards per game, and made big strides in the run game in the second half of the year. The Huskers averaged better than 210 yards rushing over the final six regular-season games. Williams also provided protection for quarterback Joe Ganz who set NU season records for passing yards, total offense and completion percentage.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman) Williams played in 10 games as a reserve guard in 2007, and also served on the PAT and field-goal units. The line was the driving force behind NU finishing in the top 10 nationally in passing and total offense.

2006 (Redshirt) Williams redshirted and was impressive on the NU scout team.

Career Stats ͫ Games Played–35 (10 in 2007; 13 in 2008; 13 in 2009) ͫ Games Started–19 (9 in 2008; 11 in 2009)

TIGHT END

6ͳ4 l 255

COZAD, NEB.

ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Tight end Dreu Young has been a key part of the Nebraska offense over each of the past three seasons and he is a key part of a talented group of tight ends heading into 2010. The 6-4, 255-pound Young has the ability to stretch the field as a receiver, but also the power to be an effective blocker at the point of attack. Originally a walk-on for the Huskers, Young earned significant playing time as both a redshirt freshman and sophomore, and was placed on scholarship prior to the 2009 season. He enters 2010 having seen action in 34 career games, including 13 starts.

2009 (Junior) Young underwent back surgery missed the season opener, but played in each of the final 13 games, including nine starts when NU opened with two tight ends. Young caught five passes for 78 yards, including catches of 27 yards (Arkansas State) and 34 yards (Louisiana-Lafayette). He added single catches against Kansas, Kansas State and Colorado in the final three games of the regular season.

2008 (Sophomore) Young saw action in all 13 games, including four starts. He caught nine passes for 140 yards, and his 15.6 yards per catch led all NU receivers. He opened the year with a career-long 55-yard catch against Western Michigan. Young caught a career-best two passes each against Texas Tech and Kansas State, and scored a nine-yard TD against the Red Raiders to tie the score at 24-all in the fourth quarter. His blocking skills also helped Nebraska average more than 200 rushing yards over the second half of the year.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman) Young played in eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2007. He had a 14-yard catch against Nevada.

2006 (Redshirt) He redshirted in 2006.

Career Statistics Year G/S 2007 8/0 2008 13/4 2009 13/9 Totals 34/13

No. 1 9 5 15

Yds. 14 140 78 232

Y/R 14.0 15.6 15.6 15.5

Y/G 1.8 10.8 6.5 7.0

Long 14 vs. Nevada 55 vs. Western Michigan 34 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 55 vs. Western Michgan

TDs 0 1 0 1

Single-Game Highs ͫ Receptions–2 at Texas Tech, at Kansas State, 2008 ͫ Yards–55 vs. Western Michigan, 2008 ͫ Touchdowns–1 vs. Western Michigan, 2008

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PRINCE AMUKAMARA #21 SENIOR***

PIERRE ALLEN #95 SENIOR*** 6ͳ5 l 265

DEFENSIVE END DENVER COLO. ΈTHOMAS JEFFERSONΉ

ͫ 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

CORNERBACK

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GLENDALE, ARIZ. ΈAPOLLOΉ

ͫ First-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, KC Star, SA Express-News, Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com, ESPN.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ͫ Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP) ͫ 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Defensive end Pierre Allen has been a key force on one of the nation’s best defensive lines each of the past two seasons. In 2010, the 6-5, 265-pound Allen is expected to be in his third season as a Blackshirt and a key leader on a defense that returns seven starters for the upcoming season. Allen was a key part of a defensive front that provided the push behind Nebraska featuring one of the nation’s dominant defenses in 2009. The Huskers finished second in the nation in sacks, while ranking first nationally in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. Allen has been a consistent threat for opposing offenses, recording five sacks each of the past two seasons. In addition to his ability to get to the quarterback, Allen has the strength to be an effective run stopper.

Prince Amukamara (prounounced ah-moo-kuh-mara) emerged as one of the Big 12’s best cornerbacks in his first season as a starter in 2009. Amukamara earned first-team All-Big 12 honors from nearly every media outlet after helping Nebraska become one of the nation’s most complete defenses in 2009. A former high school running back, the 6-1, 205-pounder has great athletic ability and has developed outstanding ball skills. Amukamara led the team in pass breakups and was second in interceptions, helping the Blackshirts lead the nation in pass efficiency defense and scoring defense. Nebraska held 10 of 14 opponents to 50 percent or less in passing percentage and allowed just seven passing touchdowns. Nebraska finished with 20 interceptions to rank seventh in the nation.

2009 (Junior)

2009 (Junior)

Allen was in the starting lineup for all 14 games and finished with 51 tackles, five sacks and 12 tackles for loss, despite battling nagging injuries for much of the year. He also added five pass breakups and eight quarterback hurries. Allen’s sacks contributed to Nebraska’s team total of 44, 32 of which were produced by the Huskers’ starting front four. Allen posted five tackles and recorded his first sack of the season at Virginia Tech. He produced five tackles, two quarterback hurries and a tackle for loss in Nebraska’s key win at Missouri. Against Texas Tech, Allen had a season-high seven tackles, including three tackles for loss and posted the first two-sack game of his career. Allen produced a pair of tackles for loss at Baylor, then had two pass breakups in NU’s win over Oklahoma. In the Big 12 Championship game against Texas, Allen recorded a pair of tackles and a pass breakup that resulted in a first-quarter interception. He capped the year in strong fashion, tying his career high with two sacks against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl, while posting four total tackles and causing a fumble.

2008 (Sophomore) Allen emerged as a strong defensive force as a sophomore. A backup to start the year, Allen was forced into a starting role when Barry Turner went down in game two with a broken leg. Allen went on to start the final 11 games and responded with 52 tackles, five sacks and 10 tackles for loss. His average of 4.0 tackles per game ranked fourth among all Big 12 defensive linemen. His play sparked one of the nation’s most improved defenses. NU ranked second in the Big 12 in total defense, while recording 35 sacks, a 22-sack improvement. Allen had a career-high 10 tackles against San Jose State, including three for loss. He posted nine tackles and his first career sack against Virginia Tech. He finished the year strong with seven tackles and a sack in NU’s win over Kansas and his fourth sack of the year at Colorado. He added his fifth sack of 2008 in the Gator Bowl vs. Clemson.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman) Allen made 16 tackles, including three for losses as a reserve end in 2007. He had 15 of his 16 tackles in the final six games, including four tackles and a TFL against Oklahoma State. He had three tackles at Texas and a season-high six tackles and a tackle for loss against Kansas. He finished the year with a TFL at Colorado.

2006 (Redshirt) He redshirted in 2006 and added about 40 pounds of muscle to his frame.

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 11/0 13/11 14/14 38/25

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 6 10 6 3-5 21 31 52 10-37 19 32 51 12-55 46 73 109 25-97

Sacks 0.0-0 5.0-27 5.0-43 10.0-70

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 1-0 0 1-0 0 2-0 0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–10 vs. San Jose State, 2008 ͫ Solo Tackles–3, four times ͫ Tackles for Loss–3 vs. San Jose State, 2008; vs. Texas Tech, 2009 ͫ Sacks–2.0 vs. Texas Tech, 2009; vs. Arizona, 2009 Holiday Bowl

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QB PBU INT Hry. 1 0 2 1 0 2 5 0 8 7 0 12

Amukamara registered five interceptions to rank second on the team behind Matt O’Hanlon. Amukamara had a team-high 11 pass breakups, including four games with at least a pair of breakups. Amukamara finished 19th nationally in passes defended at 1.14 per gamee. He also contributed 64 tackles, including a pair of sacks, and had at least five tackles in five games. Amukamara recorded his first career interception and had six tackles in the opener against Florida Atlantic. He added seven tackles, a sack and two breakups in a 38-9 win over Arkansas State, then posted six tackles, including four solo stops and a tackle for loss, at Virginia Tech. He forced a fumble in Nebraska’s shutout of Louisiana-Lafayette, then had a team-high nine tackles and two pass breakups in a key win at Missouri. Amukamara had a big game at Baylor with four tackles, a career-high three breakups and his second interception of the season. Amukamara picked off his third pass of the season and returned it 22 yards to the Oklahoma 1, setting up the game’s only touchdown in a 10-3 NU win. He also had two breakups in the game. Amukamara added his second career sack against Kansas, then recovered a fumble against Kansas State. He nabbed his fourth pick of the season at Colorado, then had a big game against Texas. Amukamara recorded a first-quarter interception to set up a Nebraska field goal and had seven tackles, including six solo stops. He closed the year with three tackles in the Holiday Bowl shutout of Arizona.

2008 (Sophomore) Amukamara played in all 13 games with starts against Western Michigan, New Mexico State and Virginia Tech. He had 34 tackles, including 21 solo stops, and added three pass breakups and caused a pair of fumbles on punt coverage at Kansas State. He also had two tackles for loss and an 11-yard sack against Baylor. He had a season-high eight tackles against Western Michigan, and added six stops against New Mexico State. He had four games with at least three tackles.

2007 (Freshman) Amukamara played for Nebraska as a true freshman, serving in a reserve role in the secondary, while also providing standout special teams play. He did not play in the first three games, but appeared in eight of the final nine games. He totaled four tackles, including two against Kansas State.

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 8/0 13/3 14/14 35/17

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 2 2 4 0-0 21 13 34 2-12 41 23 64 3-13 64 38 102 5-25

Sacks 0.0-0 1.0-11 2.0-11 3.0-22

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 2-0 0 1-1 0 3-1 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0 3 0 1 11 5 0 14 5 1

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–9 at Missouri, 2009 ͫ Solo Tackles–6 vs. Texas, 2009 ͫ Tackles for Loss–1 five times, twice in 2008 and three times in 2009 ͫ Sacks–1.0 three times, once in 2008 and twice in 2009 ͫ Pass Breakups–3 at Baylor, 2009

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JARED CRICK #94

WILL COMPTON #51 SOPHOMORE* 6ͳ2 l 225

ͫ Second-Team National All-Freshman Team (Phil Steele) ͫ All-Big 12 Freshman Team (ESPN.com, Sporting News) ͫ First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Will Compton became a key performer in the Nebraska linebacking corps as a redshirt freshman in 2009. Compton won the starting Mike linebacker job during fall camp and played in all 14 games with eight starting assignments. The 6-2, 225-pound Compton is one of several talented young linebackers who will look to make a push for 2010 playing time during spring ball. Compton’s efforts in his first season as a starter netted him freshman All-Big 12 honors from ESPN.com and The Sporting News. He also picked up academic All-Big 12 honors for his performance in the classroom.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Compton finished his first season of action with 40 tackles, including 17 solo stops. He added a tackle for loss, shared a sack, and had a pair of pass breakups. Compton saw significiant action, but often left the field when NU went to its nickel and dime packages. Compton made five tackles in his debut against Florida Atlantic, while adding a breakup. He posted a season-high seven tackles and a quarterback hurry at Virginia Tech. He made five tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette and six tackles against his homestate Missouri Tigers. Compton was in on his first career sack against Texas Tech, and added four tackles against Iowa State. He had five tackles, including four solo stops at Colorado, then recorded two tackles against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl.

2008 (Redshirt) Compton redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2008.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009

G/S 14/8

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 17 23 40 1-2

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–7 at Virginia Tech ͫ Solo Tackles–4 at Colorado ͫ Tackles for Loss–1 vs. Texas Tech ͫ Sacks–0.5 vs. Texas Tech

JUNIOR**

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Sacks

Fum. C-R BK

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0-0

0

QB PBU INT Hry. 2

0

2

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

6ͳ6 l 285

BONNE TERRE, MO. ΈNORTH COUNTYΉ

COZAD, NEB. ΈCOZADΉ

ͫ First-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches) ͫ Second Team All-Big 12 (AP, KC Star, SA Express-News, Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ͫ Walter Camp and Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (at Baylor) ͫ Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (at Baylor) ͫ NU Single-Game Records for Sacks (5) and TFLs (7) (at Baylor)

Jared Crick entered the 2009 season known mostly as the defensive tackle who would play alongside senior All-American Ndamukong Suh. However, by mid-season Crick’s name stood on its own as he racked up huge numbers to earn a spot in the Nebraska record books. With Suh headed to the professional ranks, Crick is expected to step into the spotlight during his junior season, and be one of the leaders of a Nebraska defense that returns seven starters for 2010. Crick’s play as a sophomore helped the Nebraska defense rank as one of the nation’s most complete units. The Blackshirts finished first nationally in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense and ranked second in the nation in sacks. Crick and the starting front four accounted for 32 sacks and 67 tackles for loss. The Big 12 Coaches honored Crick as a first-team all-conference choice, while nearly every other outlet listed him as a second-team all-conference selection in a league stacked with outstanding linemen.

2009 (Sophomore) Crick posted 73 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. His sack total ranked second on the team behind Suh and sixth in the Big 12, while his 15 tackles for loss were third on the team. Crick also had 16 quarterback hurries, four breakups and forced a pair of fumbles. In the conference statistics, Crick was second only to Suh in tackles per game among interior defensive linemen, averaging 5.2 per contest. His most memorable game came at Baylor when Crick made a Nebraska record five sacks and tied the school record with seven tackles for loss. His sacks total was the most in the country in 2009, edging out Suh’s 4.5 sacks against Texas. For his effort in that game, Crick was the national and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. Crick opened the year with three tackles, his first career TFL and a blocked field goal against Florida Atlantic. He made five tackles and had his first career sack against Arkansas State. At Virginia Tech, Crick helped the front four dominate the Hokie offense with seven tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry. In the Big 12 opener at Missouri, Crick had seven tackles, a nine-yard sack and recovered a fumble. He had five tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack against Texas Tech, while also posting three quarterback hurries. He added eight tackles and three quarterback hurries against Iowa State before his record-setting day at Baylor. In addition to his school record sack and tackle for loss totals, Crick also had a careerhigh 13 tackles, the most by an NU defensive tackle in seven seasons. He also had a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. Crick made eight tackles, two tackles for loss, shared a sack and had three hurries in a 10-3 win over Oklahoma. He posted five tackles against Kansas State, and had three tackles, shared a sack and added two hurries in the Big 12 title game against Texas. Crick capped the year with three tackles in the Holiday Bowl shutout of Arizona.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Crick played in nine games as a reserve defensive tackle and made two tackles, a solo stop against New Mexico State and an assist at Oklahoma. He added a pass breakup against Western Michigan.

2007 (Redshirt) Crick redshirted in 2007 and after working as a defensive end on the scout team, he moved inside to tackle in the spring of 2008.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 9/0 14/14 23/14

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 1 1 2 0-0 31 42 73 15-63 32 43 75 15-63

Sacks 0.0-0 9.5-57 9.5-57

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 0-2 0 0-2 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 0 0 4 0 16 5 0 16

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ͫ Tackles–13 at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Solo Tackles–6 vs. Oklahoma, 2009 ͫ Tackles for Loss–7 at Baylor, 2009 (tied school record) ͫ Sacks–5.0 at Baylor, 2009 (school record)

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ALFONZO DENNARD #15 JUNIOR** 5ͳ10 l 195

CORNERBACK ROCHELLE, GA. ΈWILCOX COUNTYΉ

Alfonzo Dennard (pronounced DEN-ard) moved into the starting lineup at cornerback at the start of Big 12 Conference play last fall, and his development helped Nebraska become one of the nation’s top passing defenses. The 5-10, 195-pound Dennard returns for 2010 and is expected to team with senior Prince Amukamara to give Nebraska one of the nation’s top cornerback tandems. Dennard started nine of the final 10 games last fall and he helped Nebraska rank first nationally in pass efficiency defense and scoring defense. The Blackshirts also held 10 opponents to 50 percent or less in pass completion percentage and allowed just seven passing touchdowns.

2009 (Sophomore) Dennard was a key reserve early in the season before moving into the starting lineup against Missouri. He finished the season with 31 tackles, including four tackles for loss, and his eight pass breakups were third on the team. Dennard totaled four tackles in non-conference play as the top reserve at cornerback. He made his first career start at Missouri and had four tackles, including three solo stops and a tackle for loss, and added a breakup. Against Iowa State, Dennard made five tackles, had a tackle for loss and a career-best two breakups. Dennard suffered a shoulder injury at Baylor that would hamper him for the reaminder of the regular season. Despite the injury, Dennard had a career-best six tackles, a tackle for loss and a breakup against Oklahoma. He had five solo stops at Kansas, before sitting out the Kansas State game to rest his injury. Dennard combined for four tackles against Colorado and Texas, before closing the year with a PBU against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Fisher started at linebacker in six games and saw extensive playing time throughout year despite often giving way to an extra defensive back. Fisher had four games with at least five tackles on the season, beginning with a six-tackle effort in the opener against Florida Atlantic. He made six tackles and two solo stops, along with a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry at Virginia Tech. In a 55-0 shutout of Louisana-Lafayette, Fisher had six tackles, a pair of quarterback hurries and a 21-yard fumble return. Fisher had a career-high nine tackles against Iowa State and also returned a blocked field goal 34 yards. He added three tackles and his first career sack at Baylor. Fisher compiled three tackles over the season’s final six games.

2008 (Redshirt) Fisher appeared on special teams against Western Michigan, but a shoulder injury sidelined him the rest of the season and he received a medical hardship.

Career Statistics (----------Tackles---------) Fum. Year G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK 2008* 1/0 0 0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 2009 14/6 10 25 35 2-5 1.0-3 0-1 0 Totals 15/6 10 25 35 2-5 1.0-3 0-1 0 *Fisher was granted a medical hardship following the 2008 season

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–9 vs. Iowa State, 2009 ͫ Solo Tackles–2 vs. Florida Atlantic, at Virginia Tech, vs. Iowa State, 2009 ͫ Tackles for Loss–1 at Virginia Tech, at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Sacks–1.0 at Baylor, 2009

ERIC HAGG #28

2008 (Freshman) Dennard played in 12 games as a true freshman, one of three true freshmen to play in 2008. The majority of his action came on special teams. Dennard formed an explosive kickoff return combination with Niles Paul, and had eight returns for 150 yards, an average of 18.8 yards per return. He had a 29-yard return against Colorado and a season-long 31-yarder vs. Clemson in the Gator Bowl. Dennard had five tackles, including four solo stops, with a season-high two tackles against Kansas State.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 12/0 13/9 25/9

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 4 1 5 0-0 21 10 31 4-10 25 11 36 4-10

Sacks 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 0-1 0 0-1 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0 8 0 3 8 0 3

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–6 vs. Oklahoma, 2009 ͫ Solo Tackles–5 at Kansas, 2009 ͫ Tackles for Loss–1 four times in 2009 ͫ Pass Breakups–2 vs. Iowa State, 2009

SEAN FISHER #42 SOPHOMORE* 6ͳ6 l 235

LINEBACKER OMAHA, NEB. ΈMILLARD NORTHΉ

ͫ Third-Team National All-Freshman Team (Phil Steele) ͫ All-Big 12 Freshman Team (ESPN.com) ͫ First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009) ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Linebacker Sean Fisher saw extensive playing time in his first season of action with the Nebraska defense in 2009. Fisher won the starting Sam linebacker job during fall camp and went on to play in all 14 games, including six starts. The 6-6, 235-pound Fisher has good quickness and the ability to play against both the run and the pass and he is part of a talented young linebacking corps for 2010. Fisher finished the season with 35 tackles, including a pair of tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries. His play earned Fisher first-team freshman All-Big 12 honors. In addition to his work on defense, Fisher also plays on several special teams units. A leader in the classroom, he maintains a 4.0 grade-point average and was one of just three players to earn first-team academic All-Big 12 honors with a perfect GPA.

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SENIOR*** 6ͳ2 l 210

DEFENSIVE BACK PEORIA, ARIZ. ΈIRONWOODΉ

ͫ Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) ͫ 2008 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Eric Hagg has been a fixture in the Nebraska starting lineup the past two seasons as the nickel back and has proven to be a consistent play-maker for the Blackshirts. The 6-2, 210-pound Hagg has made 20 starts over the past two seasons and his combination of size and speed adds great versatility to the Nebraska defense. Hagg will be counted on to play a key role for the Huskers in 2010. The spring practice session will help define that role as Hagg could continue in his nickel back role, but also has the ability to step into a starting role at either of Nebraska’s safety spots. His play last season helped Nebraska lead the nation in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense, while allowing just seven passing touchdowns in 14 games. Despite not officially being in the regular starting lineup, Hagg was chosen as an honorable-mention All-Big 12 selection by league’s coaches.

2009 (Junior) Hagg played in all 14 games with 10 starts, helping NU rank among the nation’s best defenses. He finished with 40 tackles, including seven for loss, along with two sacks. Hagg also intercepted a pass, broke up four others, forced a fumble, and had three quarterback hurries. Hagg also continued to play a role on NU’s special teams. Hagg posted his second career sack against Arkansas State, and had a tackle for loss for a second straight game at Virginia Tech. Hagg led Nebraska with six tackles in the shutout of Louisiana-Lafayette and also forced a fumble in the game. He had a tackle for loss at Missouri, before a five-tackle effort against Texas Tech. Hagg tied his season high with six solo tackles at Baylor, and also added a tackle for loss and a PBU in the game. In a 10-3 win over Oklahoma, Hagg had a key tackle for loss on a Sooner fourthdown rush and added a pass breakup and a hurry. Against Kansas State, Hagg had four tackles, including a 14-yard sack and added a season-high two breakups. Hagg recorded his first career interception in the first quarter against Texas, setting up a field goal for the game’s first points. He finished the year with a tackle for loss in the Holiday Bowl win over Arizona.

2008 (Sophomore) Hagg played in all 13 games with 10 starts, and had 39 tackles, including 29 solo stops and five tackles for loss, a sack and ranked among the team leaders with seven

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2007 (Freshman) Hagg played in seven games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams, and made two assisted tackles in the win over Kansas State.

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 7/0 13/10 14/10 34/20

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 0 2 2 0-0 29 10 39 5-28 30 10 40 7-32 59 22 81 12-60

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 1-1 0 1-0 0 2-1 0

Sacks 0.0-0 1.0-16 2.0-22 3.0-38

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0 7 0 2 4 1 3 11 1 5

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–10 vs. New Mexico State, 2008 ͫ Solo Tackles–9 vs. New Mexico State, 2008 ͫ Tackles for Loss–2 vs. Clemson, 2009 Gator Bowl ͫ Sacks–1.0 three times, once in 2008, twice in 2009 ͫ Pass Breakups-2 three times, twice in 2008, once in 2009

RETURNING STARTERS͵KICKERS

ALEX HENERY #90 SENIOR*** 6ͳ2 l 175

PLACEͳKICKER/PUNTER OMAHA, NEB. ΈBURKEΉ

ͫ First-Team All-Big 12 Punter (KC Star, ESPN.com) ͫ First-Team All-Big 12 Place-kicker (Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com) ͫ Second-Team All-Big 12 Place-kicker (AP, Coaches, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ͫ Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 Punter (Coaches) ͫ Lou Groza Award Semifinalist ͫ Ray Guy Award Watch List ͫ Nebraska Special Teams MVP (2008, 2009) ͫ Nebraska Special Teams Captain ͫ Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Virginia Tech, Kansas, 2009, vs. Colorado, 2008) ͫ Lou Groza Award Star of the Week (Virginia Tech, Kansas) ͫ Nebraska Season Record for Field Goals (24 in 2009) ͫ 2008 Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News, SA Express-News) ͫ 2008 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) ͫ Nebraska & Memorial Stadium Record Holder for Longest FG (57 yards vs. CU, 2008) ͫ Nebraska Record Holder for Season FG Percentage (1.000 in 2007) ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Alex Henery heads into his senior season as one of the top special teams performers in the country. Henery has provided Nebraska with accurate place-kicking since 2007, and as a junior last fall he also became one of the nation’s top punters. The Omaha native is likely to continue in both roles in 2010, and has the ability to contend for All-America honors in either specialty. Henery has All-Big 12 honors as both a kicker and punter entering his senior season, and has been Nebraska’s Special Teams MVP the past two seasons. He is poised to not only leave a lasting mark in the Nebraska record book, but is also in position to put his name in impressive position on conference and national charts. Henery was one of only three players nationally to rank in the top 50 in both field goals and punting average in 2009. He enters his senior season 50-of-57 on field goals, tops in accuracy in NU school history and he is the second-most accurate returning field goal kicker in the nation. His 24 field goals as a junior shattered the NU season record and he is just seven field goals from the career record, held by Kris Brown with 57. Henery has 289 career points entering 2010, good for fifth on the NU career list. He has posted 110 points each of the past two seasons, good for eighth on the single-season list. A third 100-point season this fall would move Henery to the top of Nebraska’s career scoring list. Henery’s point total is also third nationally among

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players returning for the 2010 season. He has six career games with four or more field goals, an accomplishment that has already tied an NCAA record. He also enters 2010 with a 139-of-140 success rate on extra points, the most accurate career mark for a Nebraska kicker. In his first season as punter, he also led the Big 12 with 30 punts downed inside the 20, including an impressive eight inside the three-yard line.

2009 (Junior) Henery connected on a school-record 24 field goals in 28 tries, including six multiple field goal games, including five at Virginia Tech and four each against Texas and Arizona. Henery was also perfect on 38 extra-point tries, the second perfect PAT season of his career. Henery also handled the puting chores and averaged 41.4 yards per attempt to rank fifth in the Big 12, while leading the league in punts downed inside the 20. Henery began the year a perfect 7-of-7 on PAT attempts against Florida Atlantic, then made five PATs and his first field goal of the year against Arkansas. Henery supplied all of Nebraska’s points at Virginia Tech, hitting on 5-of-5 field goals in a 16-15 loss. The five FG were the second-most in NU history. He also booted six punts for a 41.5 average against the Hokies, including a first-quarter punt of 76 yards while side-stepping VT pressure. The punt tied for fourth-longest in school history. His effort at Virginia Tech earned him Big 12 Player-of-the-Week honors. He had two field goals against Louisiana-Lafayette and averaged better than 45 yards on three punts, with two downed inside the ULL 5. Henery had just one field goal over the next three games, but had three punts inside the 20-yard line against Iowa State. Henery made two field goals at Baylor, before his streak of field goals made inside 50 yards ended at 25 straight against Oklahoma. He did average nearly 44 yards on 11 punts vs. OU, including a 66-yarder. He made three field goals at Kansas in a 31-17 win. His punting helped NU to a 17-3 win over K-State, as Henery averaged 45.5 yards on six kicks, downed two punts inside the KSU 5 and had a 61-yard punt. Henery averaged a career-best 50.7 yards on six punts at Colorado, including punts of 58 and 62 yards. He also placed four punts inside the 20. Henery scored all of Nebraska points with four field goals in the Big 12 title game against Texas. He made a season-long 52-yarder in the first quarter and his 42-yarder with 1:44 remaining gave NU a 12-10 lead before a late Texas rally. Henery added another four-field goal outing against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl, including a 50-yarder and two others from beyond 40 yards. His four field goals tied his own bowl record and were a Holiday Bowl record.

2008 (Sophomore) Henery was a second-team All-Big 12 pick as a sophomore. He connected on 18-of21 field goals, including three games with 4-of-4 efforts. He also made 56-of-57 extra points and his 110 total points were the most by a Nebraska player in seven seasons. Henery ranked fifth in the Big 12 scoring at 8.5 points per game and second among kickers. His 85.7 percent field goal accuracy was tops in the league and among the top 12 nationally. He also ranked in the top 25 nationally in scoring and field goals per game. Henery capped his season with a signature moment in the regular-season finale against Colorado, hitting a school-record 57-yard field goal to provide the decisive points in the final minutes of a 40-31 victory. The kick was two yards longer than the previous NU record held by three players, and was also Henery’s fourth field goal of the game. He capped the year with another 4-of-4 field goal effort against Clemson in the Gator Bowl. Henery’s third four field goal game had come in the opener against Western Michigan when he hit four 44-yarders, marking the second time in school history a player made four field goals from 40-plus yards in the same game. Henery’s four field goals tied the Memorial Stadium record and extended the perfect start to his career to 12 straight field goals, the most ever to start a Husker career. Henery had his first career miss against New Mexico State, but had at least one field goal in games 3-6. His only other misses of the season came from beyond 50 yards (vs. Texas Tech, Baylor), and he made all six field goals from 40-49 yards, including a 48-yarder against Virginia Tech. Henery also made a key play against Kansas, rushing nine yards for a first down on a fourth-quarter fake field goal to set up an insurance score in a 45-35 Husker victory.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman) Henery had a perfect place-kicking season as a redshirt freshman, connecting on all eight field goals and 45 extra points. His performance was the ninth perfect PAT season in school history and he became the first player at Nebraska with at least five field goal attempts in a season without a miss. He earned first-team freshman All-Big 12 honors from Sporting News. Henery made two field goals in NU’s 20-17 win at Wake Forest, added a 37-yarder against USC and connected on two field goals at Missouri, including a season-long 39-yarder. He had single field goals against Texas, Kansas and Kansas State, and made a season-high 10 extra points against the Wildcats. His only punt was a 32-yarder against USC that was downed at the Trojan 5.

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Henery sat out his first season in Lincoln as a redshirt in 2006.

Career Statistics Place-Kicking Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S PAT FG Pct. TP PPG 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 12/12 45-45 8-8 1.000 69 5.75 0-0 5-5 3-3 0-0 13/13 56-57 18-21 .857 110 8.46 1-1 7-7 3-4 6-6 14/14 38-38 24-28 .857 110 7.86 1-1 8-8 6-6 7-8 39/39 139-140 50-57 .877 289 7.41 2-2 20-20 12-13 13-14

50+ 0-0 1-3 2-5 3-8

Lg 39 57 52 57

Punting Year G/S 2007 12/0 2008 13/0 2009 14/14 Totals 39/14

No. 1

Yds. Avg. Long 32 32.0 32 No Attempts 77 3,187 41.4 76 78 3,219 41.3 76

TB 0

FC 0

I20 1

Blk. 0

7 7

8 8

30 31

1 1

Single-Game Highs

ANTONIO BELL #2 SOPHOMORE*

Sophomore Antonio Bell is part of an impressive group of young receivers in the Nebraska program who will look to make an impact this spring. The battle for playing time alongside senior Niles Paul at receiver is wide open, and the 6-2, 190-pound Bell has the speed and size to become a factor for the Huskers. Bell joined the Nebraska program in January of 2009, after originally signing with the Huskers in 2008. He was one of six true freshmen to see action last fall. Bell appeared in six games and had a catch for three yards against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Career Statistics Year 2009

G/S 6/0

No. 1

ADI KUNALIC #1 6ͳ0 l 190

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. ΈMAINLANDΉ

2009 (Freshman)

ͫ Field Goals–5 at Virginia Tech, 2009 ͫ Long Field Goal–57 yards vs. Colorado, 2008 (school record) ͫ PAT Made–10 vs. Kansas State, 2007 ͫ Punts–11 vs. Oklahoma, 2009 ͫ Long Punt–76 yards at Virginia Tech, 2009

SENIOR***

WIDE RECEIVER

6ͳ2 l 190

2009 (Junior) Kunalic had 29 touchbacks in 73 kickoffs, helping Nebraska to one of the nation’s top kickoff coverage units. The 29 touchbacks were the third-most of any team in the country. Kunalic had at least one touchback in 13 of 14 games, including a season-high six against Louisiana-Lafayette. His work helped Nebraska to a +7.1-yard advantage in starting field position for the season.

2008 (Sophomore) Kunalic posted 29 touchbacks in 81 attempts with at least three touchbacks in five games and Nebraska was fifth in the country in touchbacks. Kunalic had a season-high five touchbacks in the opener against Western Michigan and four against San Jose State.

2007 (Freshman) Kunalic showed from game one that he would be a factor in the kicking game. He had six touchbacks in his first games as a true freshman against Nevada and never look back. He added four touchbacks each against Ball State, Iowa State and Kansas State and finished the year with 28 touchbacks in 66 attempts. He also made a 46-yard field goal against Nevada, his only career field goal attempt.

Y/G 0.5

Long 3 vs. La.-Lafayette

SOPHOMORE*

FORT WORTH, TEXAS ΈNORTH CROWLEYΉ

Adi Kunalic has played a major role in Nebraska’s special teams success the past three seasons, handling the Huskers’ kickoff chores. He has ranked among the national leaders in touchbacks for three straight seasons and enters 2010 with 86 career touchbacks. Kunalic also provides Nebraska with a strong backup to place-kicker Alex Henery. Kunalic’s performance in 2009 helped Nebraska rank 15th nationally in kickoff return defense, including second in the Big 12. Kunalic is also a standout off the field and has been chosen as a first-team academic All-Big 12 selection each of the past two seasons.

Y/R 3.0

TDs 0

REX BURKHEAD #22

PLACEͳKICKER

ͫ First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009) ͫ Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll ͫ 2009 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

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5ͳ11 l 210

IͳBACK PLANO, TEXAS ΈPLANOΉ

ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Rex Burkhead made an immediate impact in the Nebraska offense as a true freshman in 2009, and he figures to play a prominent role in the backfield this fall. The 5-11, 210-pound Burkhead was in the rotation at I-back from the start of the season, but missed five games during Big 12 play with a broken foot. He returned late in the season and sparked the NU ground game, capped by an impressive showing in the Holiday Bowl. Burkhead is part of a deep group of I-backs that should make the Husker running game a strength in 2010. NU returns 100 percent of its rushing yards for the upcoming season and Burkhead figures to form a strong 1-2 rushing punch with senior Roy Helu Jr.

2009 (Freshman) Burkhead was one of six true freshmen to see action in 2009, and he finished as the Huskers’ second-leading rusher with 346 yards and three rushing touchdowns. Burkhead posted his numbers in nine games after missing five Big 12 games with a broken foot. Burkhead showed his ability from the outset of the season with nine carries for 39 yards and a touchdown in the opener against Florida Atlantic. He had three rushes for 18 yards and had an 11-yard catch against Arkansas State. He had a 16-yard catch at Virginia Tech, then made a big impact against Louisiana-Lafayette. Burkhead had six carries for 27 yards against the Rajin’ Cajuns and added four catches for 26 yards, including a 24-yard TD reception. He also had two punt returns for 59 yards. Burkhead provided a spark off the bench at Missouri with five carries for 34 yards. However, he suffered a foot injury the following week and missed the next five games. He returned against Kansas State and ran for 17 yards, while adding a nine-yard reception. Burkhead rushed 18 times for 100 yards and a touchdown vs. Colorado. His touchdown came in the fourth quarter, capping a drive that saw Burkhead rush nine times for 55 yards. He ran for 22 yards and had two catches against Texas. In the Holiday Bowl, Burkhead had 17 carries for 89 yards and scored a touchdown. Several of his carries came out of a Wildcat set with Burkhead taking a direct snap. He also had two catches.

Career Statistics Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–39 (12 in 2007, 13 in 2008, 14 in 2009) ͫ Touchbacks–86 (28 in 2007, 29 in 2008, 29 in 2009) ͫ Field Goals–1-1, 46-yarder vs. Nevada in 2007

Year G/S Att. Gain Loss Net Y/A Y/G 2009 9/0 81 360 14 346 4.3 38.4 Receiving: 13-90- 1 TD- 6.9 average Punt Returns: 4-73- 18.2 average; Kickoff Returns: 1- 15

Long 34 vs. Arizona

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Single-Game Highs ͫ Rushes–18 at Colorado ͫ Rushing Yards–100 at Colorado ͫ Long Rush–34 vs. Arizona, 2009 Holiday Bowl ͫ Touchdowns–1 vs. Florida Atlantic, Colorado, Arizona ͫ Receptions–4 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ͫ Receiving Yards–26 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ͫ Long Reception–24 yards vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (TD)

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MIKE CAPUTO #58 JUNIOR**

CURENSKI GILLEYLEN #11

OFFENSIVE LINE

6ͳ1 l 275

JUNIOR**

OMAHA, NEB. ΈMILLARD NORTHΉ

Center Mike Caputo has been a reliable backup for Nebraska the past two seasons. The Omaha native will now head into spring practice looking to push for the starting center position vacated by three-year starter Jacob Hickman. The 6-1, 275-pound Caputo is undersized by Big 12 offensive line standards, but Caputo uses outstanding technique to compensate. Nebraska coaches have regularly expressed their confidence in Caputo’s ability, and rewarded the former walk-on with a scholarship before the start of last season.

2009 (Sophomore) Caputo appeared in six games as Hickman’s backup at center and saw important playing time with Hickman battling nagging injuries for much of the season. He played in three non-conference games, then saw his most extensive action against Iowa State when Hickman was sidelined with a leg injury.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Caputo played in seven games and helped the NU offense rank among the top 20 nationally in scoring, passing and total offense.

WIDE RECEIVER

6ͳ0 l 215

LEANDER, TEXAS ΈLEANDERΉ

ͫ 2008 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Curenski Gilleylen has shown the ability to provide Nebraska with a big-play threat in the passing game. The 6-0, 215-pound Gilleylen has a good blend of size and speed and was a difference maker for the Huskers early in the 2009 season. He is one of several receivers who will look to make a strong impression this spring in hopes of earning playing time alongside senior Niles Paul.

2009 (Sophomore) Gilleylen played in 11 games with starts against Arkansas State and Missouri. He provided Nebraska with a deep threat early in the year, catching five passes of at least 35 yards in the season’s first four games. He finished the year with 17 catches for 302 yards and his 17.8 yards per catch ranked second on the team. Gilleylen opened the year with four catches for 92 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown, against Florida Atlantic. He had a 43-yard catch against Arkansas State and a 35-yarder at Virginia Tech, before grabbing two passes for 85 yards against LouisianaLafayette. Gilleylen also had three catches against both Missouri and Iowa State.

2007 (Redshirt) 2008 (Redshirt Freshman)

A walk-on, Caputo redshirted in his first season.

Gilleylen played in 11 games as a reserve receiver and special teams performer. He caught two passes for 11 yards, one for five yards vs. Virginia Tech and a six-yard catch at Oklahoma. He had two kickoff returns for 48 yards.

Career Stats ͫ Games Played–13 (7 in 2008; 6 in 2009)

BEN COTTON #81 SOPHOMORE*

2007 (Redshirt) Gilleylen sat out his first season at Nebraska as a redshirt.

TIGHT END

6ͳ6 l 255

AMES, IOWA ΈAMESΉ

ͫ All-Big 12 Freshman Team (ESPN.com, Sporting News) ͫ First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commisioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009) ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Ben Cotton emerged as a key part of a talented group of Nebraska tight ends during his redshirt freshman season in 2009. The 6-6, 255-pound Cotton provides a big receiving threat, while also providing a physical blocking presence in the Nebraska running game. Cotton is one of five tight ends who saw extensive acton last season and each of those players returns for 2010. Cotton is the son of Nebraska offensive line coach Barney Cotton, and Ben will be joined in the NU program by his younger brother, Jake, this fall.

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S

No.

11/0 11/2 22/2

2 17 19

2008 (Redshirt) Cotton redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009

G/S

No.

14/1

5

Yds. Y/R Redshirt 43 8.6

Single-Game Highs ͫ Receptions–3 at Colorado ͫ Yards–33 at Colorado ͫ Touchdowns–1 at Colorado

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Y/G

Long

TDs

3.4

24 at Colorado

1

Y/R Redshirt 11 5.5 302 17.8 313 16.5

Y/G

Long

TDs

1.0 27.5 14.2

6 vs. Oklahoma 51 vs. Florida Atlantic 51 vs. Florida Atlantic

0 1 1

Kickoff Returns: 2-48-0 in 2008, long-26

Single-Game Highs ͫ Receptions–4 vs. Florida Atlantic, 2009 ͫ Yards–92 vs. Florida Atlantic, 2009 ͫ Touchdowns–1 vs. Florida Atlantic, 2009

CODY GREEN #17

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Cotton played in every game and made his only start at Baylor. He totaled five receptions for 43 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown catch at Colorado. Cotton finished that contest with three catches for 33 yards. He also had single receptions against Florida Atlantic and Arkansas State. Cotton also scored a touchdown against Louisiana-Lafayette by recovering a Roy Helu Jr. fumble in the end zone. Cotton also served on Nebraska’s kickoff return unit.

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SOPHOMORE* 6ͳ4 l 225

QUARTERBACK DAYTON, TEXAS ΈDAYTONΉ

Quarterback Cody Green heads into spring practice with an opportunity to make his case for Nebraska’s starting job in 2010. Green started two games as a freshman, while spending the majority of the year as the backup to Zac Lee. However, Lee’s status for spring ball is uncertain after offseason surgery, meaning Green should see plenty of repetitions with the top offensive unit. The 6-4, 225-pound Green saw enough action to flash his ability as a threat in both the passing and running game. Green has a strong arm and outstanding running ability, making him a dual threat for the Nebraska offense.

2009 (Freshman) Green was NU’s No. 2 signal caller for most of the season, but earned starts against Baylor and Oklahoma, while appearing in nine games overall. Green’s two starts were the first by a true freshman quarterback at Nebraska since Tommie Frazier in 1992. Green finished the season with 317 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns, while connecting on 33-of-62 passes. He also ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Green saw his first action in the opener against Florida Atlantic and hit on 2-of-3 passes, while unleashing a season-long 49-yard run on his first career carry. Green completed 3-of-6 passes against Arkansas State, then hit on 7-of-8 passes for 62 yards and a 24-yard TD to Rex Burkhead against Louisiana-Lafayette. Green came off the bench in the second half against Texas Tech and threw for 87 yards, including a 14-yard TD to Khiry Cooper. In his first career start at Baylor, Green hit on 12-of-21 passes for 128 yards with one interception. He had a career-long 45-yard

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Career Statistics Year G/GS Comp-Att-Int Pct. Yds. Y/G LP TD 2009 8/2 33-60-2 55.0 317 39.6 45 2 Rushing: 31 rushes- 158 yards- 2 TDs- 5.1 average; long 49 vs. Florida Atlantic

Eff.R. 103.71

Single-Game Highs ͫ Pass Attempts–21 at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Pass Completions–12 at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Passing Yards–128 at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Passing Touchdowns–1 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas Tech, 2009 ͫ Rushes–8 at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Rushing Yards–50 vs. Florida Atlantic, 2009

JUNIOR**

SENIOR***

WIDE RECEIVER

6ͳ5 l 215

EL PASO, TEXAS ΈJ.M. HANKSΉ

ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2006, 2008) ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll ͫ 2007 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

Will Henry heads into the spring with the goal of earning playing time at wide receiver during his senior season. Henry is one of seven returning letterwinners in the Huskers’ wide receiving corps and at 6-5 he is the tallest of the group. In addition to pushing for playing time at receiver, Henry has also been a special teams contributor, and is likely to continue in that role this fall.

2009 (Junior) Henry played in six games, both as a receiver and on special teams. He had a oneyard reception in Nebraska’s win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

2008 (Sophomore)

MIKE HAYS #30 6ͳ1 l 235

WILL HENRY #8

Henry played in nine games, primarily on special teams. He did not have a catch.

FULLBACK PAPILLION, NEB. ΈPAPILLIONͳLAVISTAΉ

Junior Mike Hays has played a prominent role on Nebraska’s special teams units each of the past two seasons. The Papillion, Neb., native was a member of the Huskers’ punt and kickoff return teams in 2009 and should be a special teams contributor again this fall. The 6-1, 235-pound Hays also served as the Huskers’ No. 2 fullback last fall.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman) He played in games againt Iowa State and Ball State, but did not have a catch.

2006 (Redshirt) Henry redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–17 (2 in 2007; 9 in 2008; 6 in 2009) ͫ Receptions–1-1 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009

2009 (Sophomore)

RYAN HILL #80

Hays saw limited action at fullback, but played in all 14 games on special teams. He finished with five tackles, including two unassisted stops. He had two tackles each at Missouri and at Baylor.

JUNIOR**

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Hays played in all 13 games on kickoff, kickoff return and punt units in 2008. He had three tackles on special teams. He made unassissted tackles against Kansas and Colorado and had an assist vs. San Jose State.

2007 (Redshirt) A walk-on, Hays redshirted and worked as fullback and linebacker on the scout team.

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–27 (13 in 2008; 14 in 2009) ͫ Tackles–4 UT, 4 AT, 8 TT, 2 UT, 1 AT, 3 TT in 2008; 2 UT, 3 AT, 5 TT in 2009

TIGHT END

6ͳ3 l 255

ARVADA, COLO. ΈWESTΉ

ͫ Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009) ͫ Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009) ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009)

Junior Ryan Hill is part of a deep and talented group of tight ends who are again expected to make a signficant impact in the Nebraska offense in 2010. At 6-3 and 255 pounds, Hill provides a physical presence as a perimeter blocker, but he also has the receiving skills to help Nebraska in the passing game. In addition to his role at tight end, Hill has also regulary served on Nebraska’s kickoff return unit. Hill is also a standout in the classroom and has earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors each of the past two years.

2009 (Sophomore) Hill played in 13 games and caught two passes for eight yards. He had a seven-yard catch at Arkansas State, and nabbed a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter against Oklahoma, for the only touchdown in a 10-3 win. Hill also had a tackle at Missouri.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Hill played in all 13 games in 2008 and finished with three catches for nine yards, including a six-yard TD catch to open the scoring against Baylor. He also had two catches for three yards against Missouri.

2007 (Redshirt) Hill redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season in Lincoln.

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S

No.

13/0 13/0 26/0

3 2 5

Yds.

Y/R Redshirt 9 3.0 8 4.0 17 3.4

Y/G

Long

TDs

0.7 0.6 0.7

6 vs. Baylor 7 vs. Arkansas State 7 vs. Arkansas State

1 1 2

Single-Game Highs ͫ Receptions–2 vs. Missouri, 2008 ͫ Yards–7 vs. Arkansas State, 2009 ͫ Touchdowns–1, vs. Baylor, 2008, vs. Oklahoma, 2009

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BRANDON KINNIE #84

AUSTIN JONES #28 JUNIOR* 5ͳ10 l 210

JUNIOR*

IͳBACK

6ͳ3 l 220

CENTENNIAL, COLO. ΈSMOKY HILLΉ

ͫ 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Junior Austin Jones has provided depth at running back for Nebraska the past two seasons, and will bid for playing time at the spot this spring. The 5-10, 210-pound Jones saw action in five games last season and his role increased at mid-season when both Roy Helu Jr. and Rex Burkhead were slowed with injuries. Jones originally earned a spot on the Nebraska roster through a walk-on tryout in 2007.

2009 (Sophomore) Jones played in five games as a reserve I-back and finished with seven carries for 18 yards. He had two carries for nine yards against Louisiana-Lafayette, and two rushes for four yards at Baylor. He had a two-yard reception vs. Texas Tech.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Jones was a reserve I-back, but did not see game action.

2007 (Redshirt) Jones joined NU during the season and sat out as a redshirt.

WIDE RECEIVER KANSAS CITY, MO. ΈGRANDVIEW/FORT SCOTT CCΉ

Brandon Kinnie emerged as one of Nebraska’s top receiving threats over the second half of the 2009 campaign. This spring the 6-3, 220-pound wideout will look to continue to build his role in the Nebraska offense, as the Huskers return seven players who made at least 10 receptions last fall. After catching just one pass in the season’s first six games, Kinnie had at least one reception in each of the season’s final eight contests after his playing time increased. Kinnie joined the Nebraska program last season after a year of action in the junior college ranks.

2009 (Sophomore) Kinnie caught 15 passes for 141 yards, with 14 of those receptions coming in the final eight games. Kinnie had a five-yard catch against Arkansas State for the first reception of his career. He had a season-high three catches for 27 yards against Iowa State, then added two-reception efforts against Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas and Arizona. His 16-yard reception against Texas set up a fourth-quarter field goal that gave Nebraska a 12-10 lead, and he totaled a season-high 30 receiving yards against the Longhorns. He added two catches for 12 yards against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl.

Career Statistics

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–5 (5 in 2009) ͫ Rushing–7-18-0 in 2009, 2.6 avg., long-8 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ͫ Receiving–1-2 vs. Texas Tech, 2009

D.J. JONES #73 SENIOR** 6ͳ5 l 310

Year 2009

G/S 13/2

No. 15

Jones played in all 14 games, including starts at right tackle against Colorado, Texas and Arizona when Marcel Jones was sidelined with an ankle injury. Jones spent the majority of the year as the top backup at both tackle spots, while also serving as a blocker on Nebraska’s place-kicking unit. Jones’ play helped Nebraska junior I-back Roy Helu Jr. post the 29th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history.

2008 (Sophomore) Jones played in two games as a reserve guard in 2008.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman) He played in nine games as a backup guard in 2007, including each of the final eight contests of the season. While most of his time was spent at guard, he did see a few snaps at tackle and helped Nebraska rank in the top 10 nationally in passing and total offense.

2006 (Redshirt) Jones redshirted in 2006 and helped form an impressive scout team line.

Y/G 10.8

Long 16 vs. Texas

TDs 0

ͫ Receptions–3 vs. Iowa State, 2009 ͫ Yards–30 vs. Texas, 2009

TIM MARLOWE #26

OFFENSIVE LINE

2009 (Junior)

Y/R 9.4

Single-Game Highs

OMAHA, NEB. ΈCENTRALΉ

Senior D.J. Jones brings great versatility to the Nebraska offensive line and is poised to make a significant impact for the Huskers in 2010. Jones served as Nebraska’s top reserve at offensive tackle last season, but has also seen action at guard during his Nebraska career. The 6-5, 310-pound Jones appeared in every game last season and earned three starting assignments. The Omaha native is one of six returning letterwinners on the offensive line.

Yds. 141

SOPHOMORE* 5ͳ10 l 175

WIDE RECEIVER YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO ΈCARDINAL MOONEYΉ

ͫ 2008 Nebraska Offensive Scout Team MVP

Tim Marlowe brings great speed and explosiveness to the Nebraska receiving corps and return units. The 5-10, 175-pound sophomore saw significant action as a kickoff return man in 2009, and this spring he looks to continue in that role while also looking to build his role as a receiver. Marlowe is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and a product of Cardinal Mooney High School, the same school that produced Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini and assistant coaches Carl Pelini and Tim Beck.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Marlowe played in all 14 games, teaming with Niles Paul on NU’s top kickoff return unit. He also saw action at receiver. Marlowe had 12 returns for 284 yards, an average of 23.7 yards per return, helping Nebraska rank 19th nationally in kickoff return average. Marlowe had two returns of 30 or more yards, including a season-long 40-yarder on the opening kickoff at Kansas that set up a touchdown.

2008 (Redshirt) Marlowe redshirted the 2008 season and was selected as the Offensive Scout Team Co-MVP.

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–14 in 2009 ͫ Kickoff Returns–12-284-0, 23.7 average, long-40 at Kansas

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–25 (9 in 2007, 2 in 2008, 14 in 2009) ͫ Games Started–3 (3 in 2009)

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MARCUS MENDOZA #32 JUNIOR*

DONTRAYEVOUS ROBINSON #27

IͳBACK

5ͳ10 l 195

SOPHOMORE*

HOUSTON, TEXAS ΈSPRING WOODSΉ

ͫ Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009) ͫ 2009 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

Marcus Mendoza brings outstanding speed and explosiveness to the Nebraska offense and has the ability to make an impact both in the backfield and at receiver. The 5-10, 195-pound Mendoza began 2009 as a receiver, but moved back to running back at mid-season when injuries hit the I-back corps. Mendoza is expected to line up at running back this spring, and has has the ability to make an impact in the return game.

2009 (Sophomore) Mendoza played in seven games, caught seven passes for 45 yards and carried the ball four times for 10 yards. Mendoza saw his most extensive action against Texas Tech, where he caught a career-high five passes for 32 yards. He added single receptions against Iowa State and Baylor, and ran twice for eight yards against ISU.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Mendoza played in four games as a reserve I-back and rushed 15 times for 103 yards and a touchdown and had two catches for seven yards. His touchdown came on a 31-yard run at Kansas State, when he had 10 carries for 58 yards. He rushed three times for 33 yards against New Mexico State, including a career-long 35-yard run.

IͳBACK

6ͳ1 l 230

EULESS, TEXAS ΈTRINITYΉ

I-back Dontrayevous Robinson stepped into a big role as a freshman, earning significant playing time at midseason while Roy Helu Jr. and Rex Burkhead battled injuries. Robinson was a workhorse for the Huskers in games against Iowa State and Baylor and added depth for the remainder of the season. The 6-1, 230-pound Robinson is the biggest of Nebraska’s options at I-back and he figures to push for signficant action in 2010. The running attack is expected to be a strength for the Huskers as NU returns 100 percent of its rushing yards.

2009 (Freshman) Robinson did not play in the first five games, but appared in eight of the season’s final nine games and rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries, while adding four receptions. He rushed for a season-high 77 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries against Iowa State, then had 61 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries at Baylor. He also caught three passes for 22 yards against the Bears. Robinson added 11 rushing yards against Oklahoma, 10 at Kansas and six vs. Arizona.

Career Statistics Year G/S Att. Gain Loss Net 2009 8/0 39 176 11 165 Receiving: 4-26-0 in 2009, long-19 at Baylor

Y/A 4.2

Y/G 20.6

Long 23 at Baylor

TDs 2

Single-Game Highs

2007 (Redshirt) Mendoza graduated early from high school and joined the Huskers in January of 2007, before sitting out as a redshirt.

Career Statistics Year G/S Att. Gain Loss Net Y/A Y/G Long 2007 Redshirt 2008 4/0 15 110 7 103 6.9 25.8 35 vs. NMSU 2009 7/0 4 11 1 10 2.5 1.4 7 vs. Iowa State Totals 11/0 19 121 8 113 5.9 10.3 35 vs. NMSU Receiving: 9-52-0 total; 2-7-0 in 2008, 7-45-0 in 2009 long-9 vs. Texas Tech

TDs

ͫ Rushes–15 vs. Iowa State, 2009 ͫ Rushing Yards–77 vs. Iowa State, 2009 ͫ Long Rush–23 at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Touchdowns–1 vs. Iowa State, Baylor, 2009 ͫ Receptions–3 at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Receiving Yards–22 at Baylor, 2009

LESTER WARD #14

1 0 1

SOPHOMORE*

6ͳ3 l 225

Single-Game Highs

ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

ͫ Rushes–10 at Kansas State, 2008 ͫ Rushing Yards–58 at Kansas State, 2008 ͫ Receptions–5 vs. Texas Tech, 2009 ͫ Receiving Yards–32 vs. Texas Tech, 2009

Sophomore Lester Ward enters spring practice looking to make a push for playing time in a deep stable of Nebraska running backs. Ward saw reserve action as a redshirt freshman in 2009, with his most prominent action coming late in the game at Baylor with three Husker I-backs sidelined by injury. The 6-3, 225-pound Ward brings good size and speed to the position giving Nebraska another solid option out of the backfield.

KYLER REED #25 SOPHOMORE* 6ͳ3 l 230

IͳBACK

BRENHAM, TEXAS

TIGHT END SHAWNEE, KAN. ΈST. THOMAS AQUINASΉ

ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore Kyler Reed is one of the most talented athletes on the Nebraska roster and a key part of a talented group of tight ends. The 6-3, 230-pound Reed is one of five returning letterwinners at tight end. He adds an explosive receiving threat to the Nebraska offense and has the ability to create mismatches for opposing defenses.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Reed played in 11 games with a start against Florida Atlantic and had six receptions for 54 yards. Reed had a season-long 22-yard catch at Baylor, and had single receptions in five other games, with four of his catches coming in Big 12 action. Reed also saw action on Nebraska’s kickoff return unit.

2008 (Redshirt)

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Ward played in five games and rushed 10 times for 38 yards. The majority of his work came at Baylor when he had seven carries for 18 yards. He added two carries for 14 yards in the Holiday Bowl, and had a single carry against Arkansas State.

2008 (Redshirt) Ward redshirted in 2008 and worked with the scout team.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009

G/S 5/0

Att. Gain Loss Net Redshirt 10 44 6 38

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

3.8

7.6

9 vs. Arizona

0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Rushes–7 at Baylor, 2009 ͫ Rushing Yards–18 at Baylor, 2009

Reed redshirted in 2008. He briefly moved to linebacker late in the year before going back to tight end.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009

G/S

No.

11/1

6

Yds. Y/R Redshirt 54 9.0

Y/G

Long

TDs

4.9

22 at Baylor

0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Receptions–1, six times in 2009 ͫ Yards–22 at Baylor, 2009

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ANTHONY BLUE #14

LATRAVIS WASHINGTON #15 SENIOR*** 6ͳ3 l 230

QUARTERBACK

JUNIOR**

BRADENTON, FLA. ΈBAYSHOREΉ

5ͳ10 l 185

ͫ 2008 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Latravis Washington made a move from linebacker to quarterback before the start of spring practice in 2009, and added depth for the Huskers as a junior. This spring, the 6-3, 230-pound Washington hopes to increase his role at quarterback. The high school quarterback possesses impressive arm strength, and he saw action in four games behind Zac Lee and Cody Green last season. Washington was a reserve linebacker and special teams performer for the Huskers in 2007 and 2008.

2009 (Junior) Washington played in wins over Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, Colorado and Arizona. He did not have a pass attempt, but did have three rushes for 17 yards, including two for 10 yards against Louisiana-Lafayette.

CORNERBACK CEDAR HILL, TEXAS ΈCEDAR HILLΉ

ͫ 2007 First-Team Freshman All-Big 12 (Sporting News) ͫ 2009 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

Anthony Blue returned to action in 2009 after sitting out 2008 following a knee injury. Blue returned to near full strength last fall and provided depth at cornerback, but made his biggest impact on special teams where he excelled on the punt and kickoff coverage units. The 5-10, 185-pound Blue possesses good speed and coverage skills and this spring he will look to push for playing time in a deep and talented group of cornerbacks.

2009 (Sophomore) Blue appeared in each of the final 11 games. He made four unassisted tackles with one each against Iowa State, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona. Blue served as the gunner on the punt team and played a key role in punter Alex Henery leading the Big 12 in punts downed inside the 20, as Blue was often the first man in position to down the punt.

2008 (Redshirt) 2008 (Sophomore) Washington was slowed by injury early in the year, but returned to provide depth at Buck linebacker and played in 10 games, primarily on special teams. His play on the punt return unit helped Nebraska rank 21st nationally in that category.

2007 (Freshman) Washington played in six games, both on kickoff coverage and as a reserve linebacker. He had two tackles against Kansas State.

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–20 (6 in 2007, 10 in 2008, 4 in 2009) ͫ Rushing–3-17-0 in 2009, long-7 vs. Florida Atlantic ͫ Tackles–1 UT, 1 AT, 2 TT in 2007

SOPHOMORE*

DEFENSIVE BACK

6ͳ1 l 200

PONCA, NEB. ΈPONCAΉ

ͫ 2009 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore Justin Blatchford made an impact as one of the Cornhuskers’ top special teams performers in 2009, and this spring he will look to make a bid for playing time in the Nebraska secondary. The 6-1, 200-pound Blatchford served as a reserve cornerback last fall, but has the ability to fit into the plans at safety. Blatchford is also a standout in the classroom, being named a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection last year.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Blatchford played in 12 games on Nebraska’s punt return and kickoff coverage teams. He finished with three unassisted tackles, one each vs. Colorado, Baylor and Arizona. His biggest play of the season came in the 20-10 win against Baylor, when he returned a block punt 25 yards for a touchdown after the Bears’ opening series, giving NU a 7-0 advantage. A walk-on, Blatchford redshirted in 2008.

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–12 in 2009 ͫ Tackles–3 UT in 2009 ͫ Other–25-yard return of blocked punt for TD at Baylor, 2009

2007 (Freshman) Blue emerged as a true freshman, playing in all 12 games with starts against Kansas State and Colorado. Blue made 18 tackles, including nine solo stops. He made 13 tackles in the final three games, including three at Kansas, and a season-high five stops against both Kansas State and Colorado. He added a pass breakup against the Wildcats. His play earned him freshman All-Big 12 honors from Sporting News.

Career Statistics

OTHER RETURNING DEFENSIVE LETTERWINNERS JUSTIN BLATCHFORD #39

2008 (Redshirt)

Blue redshirted in 2008, after suffering a knee injury during winter conditioning. He returned to the practice field in October.

Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 12/2 11/0 23/2

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 9 9 18 0-0 Redshirt 4 0 4 0-0 13 9 22 0-0

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 0-0 0-0

0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 0 0 0 1

0 0

0 0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–5 vs. Kansas State, at Colorado, 2007 ͫ Pass Breakups–1 vs. Kansas State, 2007

AUSTIN CASSIDY #8 JUNIOR* 6ͳ1 l 210

SAFETY LINCOLN, NEB. ΈSOUTHWESTΉ

ͫ First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District VII ͫ Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009) ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009)

Austin Cassidy emerged as one of Nebraska’s special teams leaders as a sophomore in 2009, helping the Huskers’ special teams units rank among the nation’s best. The 6-1, 210-pound Cassidy was a starter on all four of Nebraska’s coverage and kicking units. He also saw reserve action at safety and with both starting safeties having graduated, Cassidy is poised to push for playing time in the secondary this fall. Cassidy is a standout in the classroom, as he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VII team and was one of just three players in the Big 12 selected to the academic all-conference team with a perfect 4.0 semester grade-point average.

2009 (Sophomore) Cassidy played in all 14 games and had nine tackles, including six solo stops and three assists. Nebraska ranked 13th nationally in kickoff coverage, while also leading the Big 12 in punts downed inside the 20-yard line. Cassidy had two tackles each against Louisiana-Lafayette and Oklahoma. He added a pass breakup against the Ragin’ Cajuns.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Cassidy played against New Mexico State and Kansas State and had an unassisted tackle against the Aggies.

2007 (Redshirt) Cassidy sat out as a redshirt and worked on the scout team.

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G/S 2/0 14/0 16/0

Bowl against Arizona. (----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 0 1 1 0-0 6 3 9 0-0 6 4 10 0-0

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma, 2009 ͫ Pass Breakups–1 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009

Career Statistics Year 2009

G/S 13/6

6ͳ0 l 190

QB PBU INT Hry. 5 4 3

ͫ Tackles–8 at Kansas ͫ Solo Tackles–5 at Kansas ͫ Tackles for Loss–2 vs. Texas

SENIOR*** CORNERBACK BRIDGEPORT, NEB.

Jase Dean is a talented athlete who brings good size and speed to the Nebraska secondary and the Huskers’ special teams units. The 6-0, 190-pound Dean made an impact on Nebraska’s coverage units early last season, before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Missouri. Dean should be back to full strength for spring ball and could challenge for playing time in a deep Nebraska secondary.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Dean played in the first five games before his injury, and had four tackles, including three solo stops. Dean had three tackles against Florida Atlantic, and one stop against Louisiana-Lafayette. He added a fumble caused against the Ragin’ Cajuns.

2008 (Redshirt)

6ͳ2 l 225

LINEBACKER ARLINGTON, NEB. ΈARLINGTONΉ

ͫ First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009) ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll ͫ Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)

Thomas Grove has been a mainstay on Nebraska’s special teams units over the past three seasons. Last fall he was a starter on Nebraska’s kickoff coverage, kickoff return and punt return units. He will likely continue in that role this fall, while also battling for playing time at linebacker. Grove is also a standout in the classroom, being chosen as a first-team Academic All-Big 12 performer each of the past two years.

2009 (Junior) Grove played in 13 games, and had three tackles, including a solo stop at Baylor and assisted tackles against Missouri and Texas Tech.

2008 (Sophomore)

A walk-on, Dean redshirted in 2008.

Grove played in all 13 games as a regular on kickoff coverage. He had an assisted tackle against Western Michigan and an unassisted stop vs. Clemson in the Gator Bowl.

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–5 in 2009 ͫ Tackles–3 UT, 1 AT in 2009

2007 (Freshman)

DEJON GOMES #7 SENIOR*

DEFENSIVE BACK HAYWARD, CALIF. ΈLOGAN/CITY COLL. OF SAN FRANCISCOΉ

Grove was the only non-scholarship freshman on the fall camp roster. He was one of 11 true freshmen to see action, working on the kickoff coverage team in three games.

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–29 (3 in 2007, 13 in 2008, 13 in 2009) ͫ Tackles–2 UT, 3 AT, 5 TT total; 1 UT, 2 AT, 3 TT in 2009, UT, AT, 2 TT in 2008

ͫ Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches)

Defensive back DeJon Gomes emerged in 2009 and became a key factor for one of the nation’s top defenses. The 6-0, 200-pound Gomes played sparingly in the first four games, but moved into a leading role at Missouri and served as the Huskers’ dime defensive back the rest of the season. Gomes’ play earned him a coveted Blackshirt practice jersey and helped Nebraska lead the nation in pass efficiency defense and scoring defense. His play also earned him honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches. Gomes is a versatile performer who could continue in a nickel or dime role this fall, but he could also contend for starting roles at either cornerback or safety. Gomes joined the program in January of 2008 after two seasons at the junior college level.

2009 (Junior) Gomes played in 13 games, including six starts in the final nine games. He finished with 46 total tackles, including 26 solo stops and four tackles for loss. Gomes also intercepted four passes to rank third on the team, helping NU rank seventh nationally with 20 interceptions. Gomes ranked 10th in the conference in interceptions per game. Gomes played in three of four non-conference games and totaled four tackles and had a forced fumble against Louisiana-Lafayette. At Missouri, he came off the bench to post five tackles, including three solo stops, including a TFL for two yards and a pass breakup. He made a huge play in the fourth quarter, setting up NU’s third TD in four minutes with a 40-yard interception return to the MU 10. Gomes made his first start against Texas Tech and had six tackles. He picked off his second pass at Baylor and also forced a fumble against the Bears. He had five tackles and a breakup in a 10-3 win over Oklahoma. At Kansas, Gomes had a team-high eight tackles, including five solo stops and a tackles for loss. He also forced a fumble deep in NU territory to stop a KU drive and had two breakups and a quarterback hurry. Gomes had five tackles against Kansas State, then made two stops and picked off his third pass at Colorado. He made five tackles, and a season-high two TFL against Texas. Gomes also picked off a fourth-quarter pass that ended a UT scoring threat and resulted in a field goal that gave NU a 12-10 lead. He had one tackle in the Holiday

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Fum. C-R BK 3-0 0

THOMAS GROVE #41

ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

6ͳ0 l 200

Sacks 0.0-0

Single-Game Highs

JASE DEAN #31 SOPHOMORE*

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 26 20 46 4-7

MATT HOLT #35 SOPHOMORE*

LINEBACKER

6ͳ0 l 210

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. ΈWESTΉ

ͫ Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009) ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore Matt Holt burst onto the scene as a true freshman in 2008, playing a key role at linebacker in the middle of the season, before missing the final three games with a shoulder injury. Holt returned to the practice field for spring ball, but suffered a second shoulder injury last summer, forcing him to the sidelines in 2009. This spring the 6-0, 210-pound Holt will be part of a wide-open race for playing time at linebacker. Holt has outstanding speed and could be a factor in Nebraska’s nickel or dime packages.

2009 (Redshirt) Holt sat out the season after off-season shoulder surgery.

2008 (Freshman) Holt played in nine games, first on kickoff coverage, then at linebacker. He finished with 14 tackles, including 11 solo stops. Holt had three unassisted tackles against Missouri and eight tackles, including seven solo stops, in NU’s overtime loss at No. 7 Texas Tech.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009

G/S 9/0

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 11 3 14 0-0 Redshirt

Sacks 0-0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–8 at Texas Tech, 2008 ͫ Solo Tackles–7 at Texas Tech, 2008

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ERIC MARTIN #46 SOPHOMORE* 6ͳ2 l 240

LINEBACKER

2009 (Freshman) Martin played in all 14 games and was one of six true freshmen to see action. He finished with 15 tackles, with 10 of those coming on special teams. Martin started his NU career with a career-high four tackles against Florida Atlantic and finished with three unassisted tackles on kickoff coverage against Arizona. He also showed his play-making ability with a pair of blocked punts. His first blocked punt at Baylor was returned for a touchdown to open the scoring. He also had a blocked punt against Texas and was the first Husker to block two punts in a season since Lannie Hopkins blocked three in 2002.

Career Statistics G/S 14/0

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 8 7 15 0-0

Sacks 0-0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 2

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0

DEFENSIVE END WAVERLY, NEB.

ͫ First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009) ͫ Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)

Jay Martin has spent time on both offense and defense during his Nebraska career, while also contributing on Nebraska’s special teams. Last fall, Martin moved to linebacker and provided depth at that position. He saw action in eight games primarily on NU’s kickoff return unit, helping the Huskers rank among the top 20 nationally in that category. Martin is also a standout in the classroom and earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 accolades in 2009.

2009 (Sophomore) Martin played in eight games in 2009 as a member of the Huskers’ kickoff return team. He helped the Huskers average 24.1 yards per return.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Martin switched to tight end for the 2008 season, but did not see any game action.

2007 (Redshirt) Martin redshirted , and worked on the scout team as a linebacker and defensive end. ͫ Games Played–8 in 2009

ͫ 2009 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009) ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Mathew May was hampered by injury during the 2009 season, preventing him from making a significant impact at linebacker. However, May continued to play a major role for the Huskers, seeing action in every game as a special teams standout. This spring the walk-on from Imperial, Neb., will battle for playing time in a deep Nebraska linebacking corps. May also is a solid performer in the classroom, earning second-team academic All-Big 12 honors in 2009.

2009 (Sophomore) May saw action in every game, and finished the year with 10 tackles, and was among the team leaders with nine special teams stops. May had a career-best four tackles in the Huskers’ win over Missouri in Columbia.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) May played in eight games, and moved from the secondary to linebacker for the final three games. He finished with six tackles, including three at Kansas State, when he was credited for a forced fumble and sack of KSU quarterback Josh Freeman. He also recovered a fumble against Colorado, and was a special teams contributor.

Career Statistics

JAY MARTIN #88

Career Statistics

IMPERIAL, NEB. ΈCHASE COUNTYΉ

May sat out as a redshirt and worked with the scout team.

ͫ Tackles–4 vs. Florida Atlantic, 2009 ͫ Blocked Punts–1 at Baylor, vs. Texas, 2009

6ͳ2 l 230

LINEBACKER

6ͳ1 l 215

2007 (Redshirt)

Single-Game Highs

JUNIOR*

JUNIOR**

MORENO VALLEY, CALIF. ΈRANCHO VERDEΉ

Eric Martin made his presence known as a true freshman with an immediate impact on Nebraska’s special teams units. Martin played on the Huskers’ punt and kickoff coverage units and brought a high level of intensity to those squads. Martin also served as a reserve linebacker as a true freshman, and he is expected to make a significant push for playing time this fall. The 6-2 Martin has added about 25 pounds of muscle since his arrival in Lincoln last summer, and he now checks in at 240 pounds.

Year 2009

MATHEW MAY #36

Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 8/0 14/0 22/0

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 5 1 6 1-8 1 9 10 0-0 6 10 16 1-8

Sacks 1-8 0-0 1-8

Fum. C-R BK 1-1 0-0 1-1

0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–4 at Missouri, 2009

CAMERON MEREDITH #34 SOPHOMORE* 6ͳ4 l 265

DEFENSIVE END HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. ΈMATER DEIΉ

Defensive end Cameron Meredith is a player to watch on the 2010 Nebraska defense. Meredith made an impact as the Huskers’ top reserve at defensive end last fall, and he is a strong contender to earn a starting job this season. The 6-4, 265-pound Meredith has made big strides in the weight room in his first two years in Lincoln. Meredith has the quickness to rush opposing quarterbacks and the strength to hold up against the run.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Meredith played in every game and had 21 tackles as the top reserve behind Pierre Allen and Barry Turner at end. Meredith had five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, while adding two quarterback hurries. Meredith also recorded a pass breakup and had a fumble recovery in the opener against Florida Atlantic. He had a season-high five stops, including five solo against Louisiana-Lafayette, with three tackles vs. Kansas. He had two tackles for loss and a sack against ULL and shared a sack vs. Texas.

2008 (Redshirt) Meredith appeared in Nebraska’s 2008 win over New Mexico State, but suffered an injury and sat out the remainder of the season. He was awarded a medical hardship.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009

G/S 1/0 14/0

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Sacks Medical Hardship 13 8 21 5-18 1.5-12

Fum. C-R BK 0-1

0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1

0

2

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–5 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009 ͫ Tackles for Loss–2-10 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009 ͫ Sacks–1-9 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009

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P.J. SMITH #13

TERRENCE MOORE #90 JUNIOR** 6ͳ3 l 285

SOPHOMORE*

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

Defensive tackle Terrence Moore has provided depth in the Nebraska defensive line each of the past two seasons. This spring the 6-3, 285-pound Moore is expected to contend for more significant playing time following the graduation of All-American Ndamukong Suh. The New Orleans native has the strength and quickness to make an impact alongside fellow junior Jared Crick and sophomore Baker Steinkuhler. Moore spent time in both New Orleans and Texas in high school. He and his mother were displaced following Hurricane Katrina, but Moore returned to his hometown for his senior year.

2009 (Sophomore) Moore played in four games as a sophomore and recorded a pair of tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman)

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) One of the Huskers’ best special teams players, Smith played in all 14 games and totaled 15 tackles, including eight solo stops. Smith ranked among the team leaders with 10 tackles on coverage units, including seven solo stops. Smith finished the year strong with at last one stop in each of the final six games. Included in that stretch was a four-tackle effort against Oklahoma. He had two tackles each against Arkansas State and Missouri. He had a pass breakup against Arizona, helping secure an NU shutout.

2008 (Redshirt)

2007 (Redshirt)

Year 2008 2009

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 7/0 4/0 11/0

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 3 5 8 2-11 1 1 2 0-0 4 6 10 2-11

Sacks

Fum. C-R BK

2-11 0-0 2-11

0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Smith redshirted the 2008 season.

Career Statistics G/S 14/0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0

0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1

0

0

BAKER STEINKUHLER #55 SOPHOMORE*

DEFENSIVE TACKLE LINCOLN, NEB. ΈSOUTHWESTΉ

ͫ Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 Freshman Team (ESPN.com)

SAFETY GARLAND, TEXAS ΈSOUTH GARLANDΉ

ͫ 2008 Scout Team Defensive Co-MVP

Sophomore Courtney Osborne earned limited playing time in 2009, both as a reserve safety and on Nebraska’s special teams units. The 6-3, 200-pound Osborne will look to push for more significant playing time this spring in a secondary that lost both of its starting safeties to graduation. Osborne and his brother, Steven, are one of three sets fo twins on the Nebraska football roster. Steven is a sophomore receiver.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Osborne played in six games, with five of those appearances coming in the second half of the year. He had an unassisted tackle against Louisiana-Lafayette.

2008 (Redshirt) Osborne redshirted in 2008, and earned co-MVP honors on the defensive scout team. ͫ Games Played–6 in 2009 ͫ Tackles–1 UT in 2009

0-0

6ͳ6 l 290

COURTNEY OSBORNE #12

Career Statistics

Sacks

ͫ Tackles–4 vs. Oklahoma, 2009 ͫ Solo Tackles–3 vs. Oklahoma, 2009 ͫ Pass Breakups–1- vs. Arizona, 2009

ͫ Tackles–3 vs. Western Michigan, 2008 ͫ Tackles for Loss–2-11 vs. Western Michigan, 2008 ͫ Sacks–2-11 vs. Western Michigan, 2008

SOPHOMORE*

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 8 7 15 0-0

Single-Game Highs

Single-Game Highs

6ͳ3 l 200

RIVER RIDGE, LA. ΈJOHN CURTISΉ

Redshirt freshman P.J. Smith was one of the leaders of Nebraska’s special teams in 2009, helping the Huskers rank among the nation’s best in several areas. He also served as a backup safety, and performed well when called on in the secondary. With the graduation of senior safeties Larry Asante and Matt O’Hanlon, Smith is a leading contender for a starting role in 2010.

Moore played in seven games, helping Nebraska nearly triple its sack total from the previous season. He finished with eight tackles, including six in the first three games. Moore had three tackles and two sacks for 11 yards against Western Michigan. He added two tackles against San Jose State. Moore sat out his first season as a redshirt and worked on the scout team.

SAFETY

6ͳ2 l 210

NEW ORLEANS, LA. ΈMCDONOGH 35Ή

Baker Steinkuhler spent the 2009 season as the top reserve defensive tackle behind All-American Ndamukong Suh and All-Big 12 performer Jared Crick. This spring the 6-6, 290-pound Steinkuhler (pronounced stine-cooler) will be expected to step into a more prominent role following Suh’s graduation. The son of 1983 Outland and Lombardi Award winner Dean Steinkuhler, Baker was solid in his action last season, racking up 17 tackles and helping Nebraska lead the nation in scoring defense.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Steinkuhler totaled 17 tackles, while seeing action in 13 of 14 games. He had a career-best five-tackle performance against Florida Atlantic and produced one tackle for loss at Virginia Tech. He added four tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette and three each vs. Arkansas State and Baylor. Steinkuhler also had two pass breakups on the year.

2008 (Redshirt) Steinkuhler redshirted in 2008 and decided on the defensive line after being recruited with the possibility of playing on either side of the ball.

Career Statistics Year 2008 2009

G/S 13/0

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 6 11 17 1-2

Sacks 0-0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0

0

QB PBU INT Hry. 2

0

0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–5 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009 ͫ Tackles for Loss–2-10 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009 ͫ Sacks–1-9 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009

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GRAHAM STODDARD #38 SOPHOMORE* 6ͳ2 l 235

LINEBACKER LINCOLN, NEB. ΈSOUTHWESTΉ

ͫ Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

Lincoln native Graham Stoddard appeared in every game as a redshirt freshman in 2009 and became one of Nebraska’s top performers on special teams. Stoddard’s play helped Nebraska feature one of the nation’s most complete group of special teams units. He also served as a reserve linebacker and the 6-2, 235-pound Stoddard could push for playing time on defense this spring.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Stoddard finished with 10 total tackles, and he ranked among the team leaders in special teams tackles with nine stops on coverage. Stoddard had three tackles in the opener against Florida Atlantic and had two unassisted stops at Kansas.

Thenarse had a season-high four tackles, including three solo, against Colorado, and he also forced a fumble against the Buffs. He grabbed his first career interception at Kansas State, and returned the pick 25 yards.

Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 14/0 12/0 11/5 4/0 41/5

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 5 4 9 0-0 18 10 28 0-0 17 7 24 6-25 3 8 11 1-2 43 29 72 7-27

Sacks 0-0 0-0 2-21 0-0 2-21

Fum. C-R BK 1-0 0 2-0 0 1-0 0 1-0 0 5-0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–8 vs. Colorado, 2008, vs. Florida Atlantic, 2009 ͫ Solo Tackles–5 vs. Colorado, 2008 ͫ Tackles for Loss–2 vs. Colorado, 2008 ͫ Interceptions–1 at Kansas State, 2006, at Oklahoma, 2008

LANCE THORELL #23

2008 (Redshirt) A walk-on, Stoddard redshirted in 2008 and made a strong impression on the NU scout team.

JUNIOR**

DEFENSIVE BACK

6ͳ1 l 200

Career Statistics ͫ Games Played–14 in 2009 ͫ Tackles–7 UT, 3 AT, 10 TT in 2009

RICKEY THENARSE #3 SENIOR*** 6ͳ0 l 210

SAFETY LOS ANGELES, CALIF. ΈJORDANΉ

ͫ Two-Time Nebraska Special Teams MVP (2006, 2007)

Safety Rickey Thenarse (pronounced tuh-NARSE) heads into his fifth season in the Nebraska program in 2010. Thenarse has been a special teams standout for the Huskers throughout his career, while also being a key player in the Nebraska secondary. A year ago, Thenarse was playing a large role for the Huskers before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the season’s fourth game. The 6-0, 210-pound Thenarse received a medical hardship from the Big 12 Conference and has a fifth season of eligibility in 2010. He is near full strength heading into the spring and is expected to push for a starting safety job following the graduation of senior starters Larry Asante and Matt O’Hanlon.

2009 (Medical Redshirt) Thenarse played in the first four games of the season before being injured against Louisiana-Lafayette. He made 11 tackles before the injury, incuding three solo stops. Thenarse tied his career-high with eight tackles against Florida Atlantic and had two stops against Arkansas State. He had a two-yard TFL against Florida Atlantic.

2008 (Junior) Thenarse played in 11 games, including five starts and had 24 total tackles, including 17 solo stops, six tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. Thenarse missed two games with a shoulder injury, but returned with three tackles and two tackles for loss against Virginia Tech. He made his first career start against Missouri and had three tackles and a TFL. He made two tackles and forced a key fumble on punt coverage at Iowa State. Thenarse made his second career interception at Oklahoma, then moved into the starting lineup. He had four solo tackles, including a 14-yard sack at Kansas State, and led the team against Colorado with a career-high eight tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack. He was also a major contributor on Nebraska’s special teams in 2008.

2007 (Sophomore) Thenarse earned Special Teams MVP honors for the second straight year while also playing a reserve role in the secondary. He played in all 12 games and made 28 tackles, including 18 solo stops. Thenarse had four games with at least three tackles, including four tackles and a forced fumble against USC. He had a season-high five tackles in backto-back road games at Texas and Kansas, and forced a fumble against the Longhorns.

LOOMIS, NEB.

ͫ 2009 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ 2008 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 ͫ Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008) ͫ 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll ͫ 2009 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

Lance Thorell has been an important player in the Nebraska secondary each of the past two seasons, while also pitching in on the Huskers’ special teams units. Thorell was Nebraska’s starting dime back as a redshirt freshman in 2008, and handled that role for part of the 2009 campaign. The 6-1, 200-pound Thorell brings versatility to the secondary with the ability to play both cornerback and safety and also in specialty defensive packages. Thorell is also a standout in the classroom, earning academic All-Big 12 honors each of the pat two seasons.

2009 (Sophomore) Thorell saw action in all 14 games and finished with seven tackles, including four solo stops, while adding a pass breakup. Thorell made his only start of the season at Missouri and had two tackles against the Tigers. He also had two tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman) Thorell had a strong freshman season, as he played in 11 games with five starts as a sixth defensive back. He finished with 24 tackles, including 15 solo stops, and had a career-high eight tackles against New Mexico State. Thorell had a career-high five solo stops at Texas Tech, added five tackles against Missouri and finished the regular season with three tackles against Colorado. He added his first career pass breakup against the Buffs.

2007 (Redshirt) A walk-on performer, Thorell redshirted in his first season with the Huskers.

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 11/5 14/1 25/6

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 15 9 24 0-0 4 3 7 0-0 19 12 31 0-0

Sacks 0-0 0-0 0-0

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 1 1 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–8 vs. New Mexico State, 2008 ͫ Solo Tackles–5 at Texas Tech, 2008

2006 (Freshman) Thenarse was the only true freshman to paly in all 14 games and was named Special Teams MVP. He finished the season with nine tackles, including five solo stops and his play on kickoff coverage helped NU rank among the nation’s best in that category.

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ANTHONY WEST #5 SENIOR*** 6ͳ0 l 205

CORNERBACK SAN DIEGO, CALIF. ΈPOINT LOMAΉ

OTHER RETURNING SPECIALIST LETTERWINNERS

ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

Senior Anthony West has been a valuable contributor in the Nebraska secondary each of the past three seasons. The 6-0, 205-pound West has started 16 games at cornerback over the past two seasons, and should play a major role again in 2010. West could compete with returning starters Prince Amukamara and Alfonzo Dennard for a cornerback job. West’s play over the past two seasons has helped Nebraska make the biggest improvements in the nation on defense. A year ago, Nebraska finished first nationally in both pass efficiency defense and scoring defense.

2009 (Junior) West played in 13 games with five starts, starting the first four games and the Kansas State game. Despite not being in the starting lineup, West was considered a first-teamer and was one of seven defensive backs with a Blackshirt. He finished the year with 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, and he added four breakups. West had three tackles against both Virginia Tech and Kansas State, and had a season-high two pass breakups at Baylor. In addition to his work in the secondary, West also started on Nebraska’s punt return unit.

2008 (Sophomore) West was Nebraska’s starting right corner and played in 12 games with 11 starts. He finished with 29 tackles, including 23 solo stops and tied for the team lead with nine pass breakups. He had six games with at least three tackles. West had his first career interception against Western Michigan in the opener, returning the pick 26 yards. His second career sack came against San Jose State. West had four tackles at Oklahoma, then had a career day against Kansas with three breakups, six tackles and five solo stops, all career bests. He had two breakups at Kansas State and picked off his second pass against Clemson in the Gator Bowl.

BRETT MAHER #96 SOPHOMORE*

A walk-on from Kearney, Neb., Brett Maher was a vital member of the Husker special teams as a redshirt freshman. Maher served as the holder on extra points and field goals, helping Groza Award semifinalist Alex Henery to a school-record 24 field goals and a perfect season on extra points. Maher is expected to return to his holding role this season, and also serves as Henery’s backup at punter. Maher is accomplished in the classroom where he was a second-team academic All-Big 12 selection. Maher has also spent time as a pole vaulter with the Nebraska track and field team.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman) Maher played in all 14 games as the Huskers’ holder for PATs and field goal attempts, while also serving as the back-up punter to starter Alex Henery. On the year, the Huskers were 38-of-38 on PAT tries and Henery hit on 24-of-28 field goals.

Career A walk-on, Maher redshirted for the Huskers in 2008.

P.J. MANGIERI #92 SOPHOMORE*

2007 (Redshirt Freshman)

2006 (Redshirt) West redshirted in his first season in 2006.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 11/0 12/11 13/5 36/16

LONG SNAPPER PEORIA, ILL. ΈDUNLAPΉ

ͫ 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

A walk-on from Peoria, Ill., P.J. Mangieri played a major role on Nebraska’s special teams units in 2009. The only true freshman walk-on to play last fall, Mangieri served as the Huskers’ long snapper. His snapping abilities helped Alex Henery to all-conference honors as both a place-kicker and punter. Mangieri is expected to continue in his long snapping roles in 2010.

2009 (Freshman)

Career Statistics (----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 4 2 6 2-11 23 6 29 1-2 9 2 11 0-0 36 10 46 3-13

KEARNEY, NEB.

ͫ Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

6ͳ4 l 245 West was a reserve cornerback and saw significant special teams action. His most extensive action came when NU went to five and six defensive backs. West finished with six tackles, including four solo stops. He made three tackles at Missouri, before adding two tackles for 11 yards in losses against Texas A&M, including a nine-yard sack. He had two hurries against Kansas State.

PUNTER/PK/HOLDER

6ͳ0 l 185

Sacks

Fum. C-R BK

1-9 1-2 0-0 2-11

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 9 4 13

0 2 0 2

Mangieri was one of six true freshmen to see playing time in 2009 and the only walk-on newcomer to see the playing field. Mangieri was the long snapper for punts, PATs and field goal attempts. Mangieri helped starting punter/place-kicker Alex Henery connect on 24 of his 28 field goal attempts, while Henery also averaged 41.4 yards per punt.

2 0 0 2

Single-Game Highs ͫ Tackles–6 vs. Kansas, 2008 ͫ Solo Tackles–5 vs. Kansas, 2008 ͫ Tackles for Loss–2-11 vs. Texas A&M, 2007 ͫ Sacks–1-9 vs. Texas A&M, 2007; 1-2 vs. San Jose State, 2008 ͫ Pass Breakups–3 vs. Kansas, 2008 ͫ Interceptions–1-26 vs. Western Michigan, 2008, 1-0 vs. Clemson, 2009 Gator Bowl

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS ALPHABETICAL LISTING: Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Walker Ashburn DE 6-3 245 Kenny Bell WR 6-2 175 Brion Carnes QB 6-1 180 Corey Cooper DB 6-2 200 Jake Cotton DL 6-7 265 Lavonte David LB 6-0 215 Quincy Enunwa WR 6-2 200 Ciante Evans DB 6-0 170 Tyler Evans WR 6-1 180 Jay Guy* DT 6-1 305 Jermarcus "Yoshi" Hardrick** OL 6-7 320 Chase Harper TE 6-5 250 Braylon Heard RB 5-11 180 Harvey Jackson DB 6-1 185 Bronson Marsh ATH 6-0 200 Josh Mitchell DB 5-11 165 Mike Moudy OL 6-6 295 Tobi Okuyemi DE 6-3 250 Andrew Rodriguez OL 6-6 300 Chase Rome* DL 6-3 280 Donovan Vestal DE 6-5 250 *-enrolled at Nebraska in January; **-Indicates mid-year signee;

Hometown Kenner, La. Boulder, Colo. Bradenton, Fla. Maywood, Ill. Lincoln, Neb. Miami, Fla. Moreno Valley, Calif. Arlington, Texas Waverly, Neb. Houston, Texas Batesville, Miss. Pflugerville, Texas Youngstown, Ohio Fresno, Texas Omaha, Neb. Corona, Calif. Castle Rock, Colo. Maple Grove, Minn. Marquette, Neb. Columbia, Mo. Arlington, Texas

High School/Junior College John Curtis HS Fairview HS Manatee HS Proviso East HS Southeast HS Northwestern HS/Fort Scott (Kan.) CC Rancho Verde HS Juan Seguin HS Waverly HS Eisenhower HS South Panola HS/Fort Scott (Kan.) CC Connally HS/Navarro JC Cardinal Mooney HS Hightower HS Millard South HS Eleanor Roosevelt HS Douglas County HS Wayzata HS Aurora HS Rock Bridge HS Bowie HS

THE CLASS BREAKDOWN: Total: 21; Freshmen: 18; Junior College Transfers: 3 By State: Texas (5): Ciante Evans (Arlington); Guy (Houston); Harper (Pflugerville); Jackson (Fresno); Vestal (Arlington); Nebraska (4): Cotton (Lincoln); Tyler Evans (Waverly), Marsh (Omaha); Rodriguez (Marquette); California (2): Enunwa (Moreno); Mitchell (Corona); Colorado (2): Bell (Boulder); Moudy (Castle Rock); Florida (2): Carnes (Bradenton), David (Miami); Illinois (1): Cooper (Maywood); Louisiana (1): Ashburn (Kenner); Minnesota (1): Okuyemi (Maple Grove); Mississippi (1): Hardrick (Batesville); Missouri (1): Rome (Columbia); Ohio (1): Heard (Youngstown). By Position (First Position Listed): Offense (9): QB-Carnes; WR-Bell, Enunwa, T. Evans; OL-Hardrick, Moudy, Rodriguez; TE-Harper, RB-Heard Defense (11): DL-Ashburn, Cotton, Guy, Okuyemi, Rome, Vestal; DB-Cooper, C. Evans, Jackson, Mitchell; LB-David Athlete (1): Marsh

WALK ON STUDENT ATHLETES The following student-athletes have accepted admission to the University of Nebraska and plan to join the Husker football program as walk-ons in the fall. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School Josh Bart DB 6-1 170 Aurora, Neb. Aurora HS Jason Dann PK/P 6-0 170 Richardson, Texas Lake Highlands HS Joey Felici DB 5-9 165 Omaha, Neb. Millard South HS Derek Foster DB 5-11 175 Elm Creek, Neb. Elm Creek HS Andy Gdowski DE 6-3 235 Grand Island, Neb. Grand Island HS Keegan Hughes WR 6-1 175 Roswell, Ga. Roswell HS Tyson McGill LB/FB 6-1 225 Norfolk, Neb. Norfolk HS JC Moore DE 6-3 240 Fremont, Neb. Fremont HS Mark Pelini OL 6-1 290 Youngstown, Ohio Cardinal Mooney HS Trevor Roach LB/RB 6-3 230 Omaha, Neb. Elkhorn HS Dillon Schrodt WR 6-2 175 Lincoln, Neb. North Star HS Zach Taylor RB 6-0 195 Lincoln, Neb. Southeast HS Jeff Uher DL/OL 6-2 270 Omaha, Neb. Creighton Prep HS Yusef Wade DB/RB 5-10 170 Lincoln, Neb. North Star HS Austin Williams DB 6-2 190 Omaha, Neb. Burke HS Tyler Wullenwaber WR 6-1 180 Utica, Neb. Centennial HS

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WALKER ASHBURN

COREY COOPER

6-3, 245, DE, Kenner, La. (John Curtis HS)

6-2, 200, DB, Maywood, Ill., (Proviso East HS)

Walker Ashburn is part of an impressive class of recruits who are expected to begin their Nebraska playing careers on the defensive line. The 6-3, 245-pound Ashburn comes to Nebraska from John Curtis High School in River Ridge, La., one of the dominant prep programs in the state of Louisiana. Ashburn’s play as a senior helped Coach J.T. Curtis’ team to a runner-up finish in the Class 2A state playoffs. The loss in the state title game prevented John Curtis from winning a sixth straight state title. Ashburn was a key player in the success, racking up 95 tackles and 16 sacks in 2009. His play earned him Louisiana Class 2A Defensive MVP honors. He also earned first-team all-state honors, as well as first-team all-metro and all-district accolades. Ashburn also excelled as a junior, helping his team to a state championship. Asburn made 90 tackles, had 12 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2008. Ashburn was a four-year starter for John Curtis, and as a sophomore he was named MVP of the state championship game. Ashburn is regarded as one of the top 40 players in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com and among the top 25 players in the state by SuperPrep Magazine. Ashburn was a high school teammate of Nebraska sophomore safety P.J. Smith. Ashburn also competes for his high school track team and is strong in the classroom, carrying better than a 3.6 grade-point average. He only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers including Oklahoma State and Stanford. Ashburn is the son of Terry and Desiree Ashburn, and he was born on May 22, 1991. Walker's father works in the New Orleans Saints organization.

Corey Cooper is a talented defensive back prospect who joins the Nebraska program from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Ill. Cooper is regarded as one of the top overall prospects in Illinois and among the nation’s top safety prospects. He is the first scholarship signee from the Illinois high school ranks since Joe Ganz and Santino Panico in 2004. The 6-2, 200-pound Cooper was a dominant presence in the Proviso East defensive backfield, making about 70 tackles, while breaking up 16 passes and adding two interceptions. Offensively, Cooper was a dangerous receiver, pulling down 43 catches for 852 yards and nine touchdowns for Coach Aaron Peppers. Cooper earned West Suburban all-conference honors and was a Chicago Tribune first-team all-state selection. As a junior, Cooper helped his team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. From his defensive back spot, he had 61 tackles, 14 pass breakups, an interception and forced three fumbles. Offensively, he caught 41 passes for 814 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also a two-way starter as a sophomore when he caught 35 passes for 500 yards and four touchdowns. Cooper has also competed in basketball and track for Proviso East. He is regarded as the fourth-best prospect in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com, which ranks him among the nation’s top 20 safety prospects. Scout.com lists him among the top dozen safeties in the country and the top 125 overall players in the country, while SuperPrep ranks him among the top five players in Illinois and top 20 players in the Midwest region. Cooper chose Nebraska after also visiting Arizona, Illinois and Notre Dame. He is the son of Corey Sr. and Rose Cooper and was born on July 2, 1992.

KENNY BELL 6-2, 175, WR, Boulder, Colo. (Fairview HS) Talented athlete Kenny Bell joins Nebraska's 2010 class after a highly productive career in the Colorado prep ranks. The 6-2, 175-pound Bell played both offense and defense for Coach Tom McCartney at Fairview High School in Boulder. Bell missed much of his senior season with an injury, but scored five touchdowns in his first five games back in action. He helped Fairview High to a 12-1 record and a state semifinal appearance in 2009. Bell caught 18 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns, and had added an interception and kickoff return for a touchdown. Despite his limited action, Bell’s impact was recognized as he was a first-team All-Colorado selection and first-team Class 5A allstate pick by the Denver Post. As a junior, Bell earned first-team All-Front Range League honors, playing wingback and rushing for 958 yards and 12 touchdowns, while splitting carries. Bell is ranked among the top 10 players in Colorado according to Rivals.com, and the service also ranks him among the top 70 “athlete” prospects in the country. Bell chose Nebraska after also visiting Minnesota and Texas Tech. He also had offers from several other schools including Colorado, California, Arizona and Arizona State. In addition to his football skills, Bell was also a standout athlete in basketball, where he helped the team to the state title game as a senior, and on the track (long jump) for Fairview High. He is the son of Tami Campbell and his stepfather is Dan Campbell. Kenny's father, Ken Bell, played professionally for the Denver Broncos from 1986 to 1989, excelling as a kickoff return specialist with more than 2,000 yards in kickoff returns. Kenny Bell was born on Feb. 25, 1992.

BRION CARNES 6-1, 180, QB, Bradenton, Fla. (Manatee HS) Quarterback Brion Carnes (pronounced Bree-on) joins the Nebraska program after a highly successful prep career at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla. The 6-1, 180-pound Carnes is the cousin of Nebraska All-America quarterback Tommie Frazier, who also starred at Manatee High before his Husker career from 1992 to 1995. Carnes has been the starting quarterback for Coach Jo Kinnan at Manatee since his freshman season and compiled a 39-12 record as a starter. A dual-threat quarterback, Carnes threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for another 440 yards and 12 touchdowns. His performance helped Manatee to its first appearance in the state championship game in 16 years. Carnes was a first-team all-area pick by the Bradenton Herald and was selected to play in the FACA North-South All-Star Football Classic in December. During his junior season, Carnes completed 84-of-148 passes for 1,227 yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for another 243 yards and five touchdowns. In his career, Carnes threw for better than 6,000 yards and nearly 50 touchdowns, while rushing for more than 1,100 yards and 23 touchdowns. He quickly excelled when taking over the Manatee High offense, leading his team to a state semifinal appearance as a freshman in 2006. Rivals.com ranks Carnes as the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and among the top 50 players in the state of Florida. Carnes chose Nebraska over Western Kentucky and South Florida. Brion is the son of Lorenzo and Faith Carnes, and was born on May 27, 1991.

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JAKE COTTON 6-7, 265, DL, Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast HS) Lincoln Southeast product Jake Cotton is a second-generation Cornhusker who will join his father and brother in the Nebraska football program. Cotton is the son of Nebraska associate head coach and offensive line coach Barney Cotton, while his older brother, Ben, will be a sophomore tight end for the Huskers in 2010. Barney Cotton also played at Nebraska, earning three letters for the Huskers from 1976 to 1978, as both an offensive and defensive lineman. Jake Cotton has shown similar versatility as his father, excelling on both the offensive and defensive lines at Southeast for Coach John Larsen. As a senior, Cotton helped the Knights to a 9-2 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. Cotton provided a physical presence at offensive tackle, while on defense he made 58 tackles, including 12 sacks and added a pair of fumble recoveries. Cotton’s play in 2009 earned him first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and first-team Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star. Both papers selected him to their all-state teams as an offensive lineman. Cotton is the first scholarship signee for Nebraska from Lincoln Southeast since Bo Ruud and Andy Birkel joined the program in 2003. Cotton gained more than 40 pounds between his junior and senior season. As a junior, he played tight end and defensive end for the Knights. Cotton is ranked among the top 50 players in the Midlands Region by Super Prep Magazine. Cotton is the son of Barney and Christine Cotton and was born on July 11, 1991.

LAVONTE DAVID 6-0, 215, LB, Miami, Fla. (Fort Scott (Kan.) CC/Northwestern HS) Lavonte David comes to Nebraska as one of the most highly sought-after junior college defenders in the country. The 6-0, 215-pound David has spent the last two years as a leader for Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College, helping his team rank among the nation’s best each of the past two years. David will have three years to complete two seasons of eligibility at NU, and is one of two members of the 2010 class from Fort Scott, joining offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick. In 2009, Fort Scott went through the regular season undefeated before losing in the JUCO national championship game. David ranked among the Jayhawk Conference leaders in total tackles and tackles for loss in 2009, racking up nearly 10 tackles per game, while recording 19.5 tackles for loss totaling 65 yards. David excelled in the narrow loss to Blinn Junior College in the national championship game and was named Defensive MVP of the contest. During his first season under Coach Jeff Sims at Fort Scott in 2008, David led the Jayhawk Conference with 93 tackles. His play helped the team to a 9-2 record and No. 6 final national ranking. For his strong play the past two seasons, David was a two-time first-team All-Jayhawk Conference pick and was a Region VI All-American in 2009. He is ranked as the No. 7 overall junior college prospect in the country by Rivals.com, which also lists him as the No. 2 linebacker. SuperPrep lists him among the top 40 JUCO prospects in the country. David is originally from Miami, where he played at national prep powerhouse Miami Northwestern. While he was at the school, Northwestern won back-to-back state titles in 2006 and 2007, while finishing with unbeaten records each year. In 2007, Northwestern was listed as the No. 1 team in the country by USA Today. David also considered South Florida, Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor and Tennessee among others. David is the son of Lynette David and was born on Jan. 23, 1990.

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QUINCY ENUNWA

JAY GUY

6-2, 200, WR, Moreno Valley, Calif. (Rancho Verde HS)

DT, 6-1, 305, Houston, Texas (Eisenhower HS)

Quincy Enunwa (pronounced uh-NUN-wa) is one of two members of the 2010 Nebraska class to join the Husker program from the state of California. Enunwa comes to the Huskers from Rancho Verde High in Moreno Valley, marking the second straight year the program has produced a Nebraska recruit. Linebacker Eric Martin joined the Nebraska program last summer from the same high school program. Enunwa was a key offensive weapon for Coach Pete Duffy’s 11-1 Rancho Verde team that advanced to the second round of the California state playoffs. Enunwa caught more than 40 passes for approximately 600 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. His play earned him first-team All-Inland Valley League honors, and he was selected to play in the Inland Empire All-Star Game. Enunwa first exploded as a threat in 2008, when he was also a key part of the Rancho Verde offense. Enunwa is ranked among the nation’s top 70 wide receivers by Rivals.com and among the top 85 players in the state of California by the recruiting service. In addition to his football talents, Enunwa is also an accomplished high jumper. Last spring, he finished third in the league with a jump of 6-5. Enunwa also visited Washington State. He is the son of Henry and Ngozi Enunwa and was born on May 31, 1992.

Houston area product Jay Guy is among a talented group of newcomers added to the Nebraska defensive line. The 6-1, 305-pound Guy joined the Husker program in January, enrolling at Nebraska for the spring semester. Guy was a dominant presence on the defensive line for Coach Ray Evans at Eisenhower High School. Guy made 74 tackles as a senior, including 50 solo stops, and five sacks. His play helped the Eagles to a 6-5 record in 2009 and a berth in the Class 5A state playoffs. Guy received numerous honors for his standout play. He was the District 19 5A Defensive MVP and one of 10 finalists for the Touchdown Club of Houston Defensive Player of the Year. Guy was a first-team all-district pick as both a junior and senior, was chosen second-team all-greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle and was an honorable-mention Class 5A all-state selection. Guy has been a key player for Eisenhower since his sophomore year when he was a second-team all-district selection. Guy is regarded as one of the top 40 defensive tackles in the country by Scout.com, while SuperPrep ranks him among the top 70 overall players in the state of Texas. Guy also visited UCLA and California and had scholarship offers from numerous other schools. Guy is the son of Jesse and Deborah Guy, and he was born on April 9, 1992.

CIANTE EVANS

JERMARCUS "YOSHI" HARDRICK

6-0, 170, DB, Arlington, Texas (Juan Seguin HS)

OT, 6-7, 320, Batesville, Miss. (Fort Scott (Kan.) CC/South Panola HS)

Defensive back Ciante Evans (pronounced SEE-on-tay) is one of five Texans in Nebraska’s 2010 recruiting class, as the Huskers continue to find impressive talent in the Lone Star State. Evans was a standout defender for Coach Carlos Lynn at Juan Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas. As a senior, Evans made 46 tackles, while adding three interceptions and breaking up seven passes to help his team reach the state playoffs. For his efforts, Evans was a first-team all-district pick as a senior, while also being named to the Dallas Morning News’ first-team all-area squad. He was also a second-team Class 4A all-state pick in 2009. Evans also enjoyed a standout junior season when he made 28 tackles and had four interceptions to earn first-team all-district honors. Evans is ranked among the top 50 cornerbacks in the nation by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. The Dallas Morning News lists him as the No. 35 overall prospect in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and among the top 70 players in the state of Texas, while SuperPrep and Rivals.com both rank him among the state’s top 100 overall prospects. Evans was also a standout for the Cougars' basketball team as he helped the squad to the regional semifinals in Class 5A as a senior after averaging double figures as a junior. Evans only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers including Oklahoma State, Kansas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and TCU. Evans is the son of Cedric and Tonia Evans and was born on Oct. 14, 1992.

Jermarcus Hardrick is one of three players from the junior college ranks in the 2010 Nebraska recruiting class. He is also one of three members of the recruiting class to join the Huskers at semester, enrolling at Nebraska in January. “Yoshi” Hardrick is originally from Batesville, Miss., and will have three years to complete two seasons of eligibility at Nebraska. He is the first Mississippi native to sign with Nebraska since Brandon Jackson in 2004. The 6-7, 320-pound Hardrick is the largest member of this year’s recruiting class and is regarded as one of the nation’s top offensive line prospects. His play this past season helped Fort Scott and Coach Jeff Sims to an 11-1 record, and a national runner-up finish. Hardrick was a key figure for an offense that averaged better than 30 points per game and led the Jayhawk Conference in total offense, averaging more than 420 yards per game. Hardrick was a first-team all-conference pick for his efforts in 2009, as well as an All-Region VI pick. As a freshman at Fort Scott, Hardrick was a second-team All-Jayhawk Conference pick, helping the school to a 9-2 record and a No. 6 final national ranking. Hardrick was a dominant offensive lineman at South Panola High School where he played for one of the nation’s most dominant prep programs. South Panola did not lose a game while Hardrick was in high school, winning Mississippi 5A state titles in each of his three seasons on the team. Hardrick is regarded by Rivals.com as the third-best offensive line prospect in the country from the junior college ranks and among the top 15 overall junior college prospects. Hardrick was ranked as the No. 10 overall junior college prospect by SuperPrep Magazine. Hardrick also visited LSU, and had offers from Arkansas, South Florida, Southern Miss and Ole Miss among others. Hardrick was born on May 30, 1990, and is the son of Delores Hardrick.

TYLER EVANS 6-1, 180, WR, Waverly, Neb. (Waverly HS) Standout athlete Tyler Evans is one of four in-state signees in Nebraska’s 2010 recruiting class and was one of the first players to commit to the Cornhuskers. Evans is a threesport standout at Waverly High School, excelling in football, basketball and track. Evans was the first scholarship signee from Waverly since at least 1973. On the gridiron, Evans starred on both sides of the football, helping Coach Mike Johnson’s Vikings to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class B state quarterfinals. Offensively, Evans guided Waverly from his quarterback spot, rushing for 651 yards and 13 touchdowns, while passing for nearly 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. From his defensive back spot, the 6-1, 180-pound Evans made 25 tackles and had two interceptions. Evans was named a first-team All-Nebraska defender by the Omaha World-Herald and a first-team Super-State defensive back by the Lincoln Journal Star. Evans was also a standout for Waverly as a junior. He accounted for 1,200 yards of total offense, including 900 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, while racking up 61 tackles and eight interceptions on defense. His play earned Evans firstteam Class B all-state honors in 2008, and second-team Super State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as an athlete. Evans is regarded as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Nebraska by Rivals.com, while SuperPrep lists him among the top 70 players in the Midlands Region. Evans was a first-team all-state pick in basketball as a junior when he averaged 20 points per game, and again as a senior with 20.8 ppg in 2010. On the track, Evans won the Class B 100 meters as a junior and was sixth in the 200 meters, while helping Waverly to a runner-up finish in the 400-meter relay. Evans is a standout in the classroom as well, carrying a 4.0 grade-point average. He also had offers from Ohio and Princeton, but only visited Nebraska. Evans was born on March 28, 1992, and is the son of Doug and Angie Evans.

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CHASE HARPER 6-5, 250, TE, Pflugerville, Texas (Navarro JC/Connally HS) Tight end Chase Harper joins the Nebraska program from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, where he starred for Coach Nick Bobeck in 2009. The 6-5, 250-pound Harper brings an excellent combination of receiving and blocking skills to the Huskers’ tight end position, and he will have three seasons of eligibility at Nebraska. Harper was a dominant run blocker in a predominantly rushing offense. He caught just seven passes, but averaged better than 21 yards per catch and had two touchdowns. Harper redshirted in his first season at Navarro in 2008, but joined the basketball team in the second semester. As a sophomore, he helped Navarro Junior College to a 28-7 record while reaching the final four at the 2010 NJCAA national tournament. Harper is ranked among the top 30 junior college prospects in the nation by both SuperPrep Magazine (No. 16) and Rivals.com (No. 28). Harper was a standout performer at Connally High School in Pflugerville, Texas. As a senior, he caught 37 passes for 731 yards (19.7 ypc), while hauling in seven touchdown receptions. As a senior, he led the basketball team in points (17.9 ppg), rebounds (7.1 rpg), steals (1.8 spg) and blocks (1.3 bpg). Harper, who originally committed to Iowa State out of high school, also had offers from the Cyclones, Baylor, Miami and Kansas State, but only visited Nebraska. He is the son of Rhonda Austin, and was born on Nov. 2, 1989.

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BRAYLON HEARD 5-11, 180, RB, Youngstown, Ohio (Cardinal Mooney HS) Ohio prep star Braylon Heard adds a talented running back prospect to Nebraska’s 2010 recruiting class. The 5-11, 180-pound Heard was a standout performer for Coach P.J. Fecko at Ohio prep power Cardinal Mooney High School. Heard rushed for 1,973 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, while he also caught a pair of touchdown passes and returned kickoffs and punts for the Cardinals. His play helped Cardinal Mooney to a perfect 15-0 record and the Division III state championship. In the state title game against St. Francis DeSales, Heard rushed for 178 yards on 28 carries, including touchdown runs of 53 and 26 yards. He also had a touchdown pass and an interception. His play as a senior earned Heard first-team All-Ohio honors as a running back. During his junior season, Heard excelled on both sides of the ball. He rushed for 959 yards and eight touchdowns, while playing a big role in the secondary, including a pair of interceptions. His defensive effort earned Heard Division IV All-Ohio honors as a cornerback. Heard is rated among the top five running backs in the country according to Rivals.com. The service also ranks him among the top five players in Ohio and the top 60 overall recruits nationally. Scout.com also ranks him among the top 35 running backs in the country. This marks the second time in three years NU has signed a player from the school, as NU inked receiver Tim Marlowe in 2008. Heard was also part of a state champion 4x100 meter relay team at Mooney. Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini, defensive coordinator Carl Pelini and running backs coach Tim Beck are all graduates of Cardinal Mooney High. Heard chose Nebraska over offers from numerous schools, including Penn State, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and West Virginia to name a few. Heard is the son of Michelle Sullivan and was born on Oct. 11, 1991.

HARVEY JACKSON 6-1, 185, DB, Fresno, Texas (Hightower HS) Houston area product Harvey Jackson adds to an impressive group of signees from the Lone Star State, as well as a strong collection of defensive backs in Nebraska’s 2010 class. Jackson is one of five signees from Texas in the class and one of at least four players expected to debut with the Huskers in the secondary. The 6-1, 185-pound Jackson starred at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas. As a senior, he collected 53 tackles, while intercepting two passes and breaking up another seven passes. His play helped Coach Shane Halmark’s team to a perfect 10-0 regular-season record, before a loss in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Jackson’s play earned him first-team all-district honors as a senior. Jackson also excelled as a junior, when he registered more than 30 tackles, while adding an interception and four pass breakups. His play as a junior helped Hightower to a 13-1 record and a trip to the 5A state title game. Jackson is ranked among the top 60 safeties in the country by Rivals.com, while Scout.com ranks him among the nation’s top 30 safety prospects and one of the top 300 overall players in the nation. SuperPrep Magazine lists him among the top 100 players in the state of Texas. Jackson only visited Nebraska, but had numerous other offers, including Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Utah and Arizona State to name a few. Jackson was born on Oct. 24, 1991.

BRONSON MARSH ATH, 6-0, 200, Omaha, Neb. (Millard South HS) Bronson Marsh is one of four in-state players in Nebraska’s 2010 class of signees. Marsh comes to Nebraska after a record-setting prep career at Omaha’s Millard South High School. He is Nebraska’s first scholarship signee from Millard South since 1974, when the school was Millard High. Marsh capped his high school career by leading the Patriots to a 13-0 record and the Class A state title in 2009. Marsh excelled as a quarterback in high school, and has the ability to play on either side of the football at Nebraska. The 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year in Nebraska, Marsh finished as Nebraska’s 11-man career leader in passing yardage and total offense. He threw for just under 7,000 career yards, breaking former Husker quarterback Scott Frost’s state record. A dual threat as a quarterback, Marsh finished with 2,415 passing yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior, while completing 147-of-254 passes. On the ground, Marsh rushed for 895 yards and 13 touchdowns on 100 carries. He also played in the secondary for the Patriots and intercepted a pass in Millard South’s 45-17 state title victory over Millard West. For his efforts as a senior, Marsh was chosen as a first-team All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald and a Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star. He was the honorary offensive captain on both of those teams. Marsh was also named to the OWH’s All-Decade team. Marsh has been on the varsity for Coach Andy Means at Millard South since his freshman season when he served as the second-string quarterback. He took over as the starter during his sophomore year, throwing for more than 2,400 yards. As a junior, Marsh led Millard South to a Class A state runner-up finish, throwing for more than 2,200 yards. He was a second-team Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star and an honorable-mention all-state pick by the Omaha World-Herald. Marsh is also

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a standout on the track at Millard South. He finished third in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2009 state track meet and was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles, after finishing sixth as a junior. Marsh is the son of Frank and Karen Marsh, and was born on April 14, 1991.

JOSH MITCHELL 5-11, 165, DB, Corona, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt HS) Josh Mitchell is one of two Nebraska signees from California, continuing a recent trend of players from the West Coast. Over the past three seasons, Nebraska has signed 11 players from the state of California. The 5-11, 165-pound Mitchell had an impressive 2009 campaign, recording 41 tackles and five interceptions from his cornerback position. A versatile performer, Mitchell added a pair of punt returns for touchdowns, helping the Mustangs to an 8-3 record. His play as a senior earned Mitchell first-team All-Big VIII honors. A starter since his freshman season for Coach Bill Stacy at Eleanor Roosevelt High, Mitchell had a big 2008 campaign with 74 tackles and an interception. He finished his career with 14 total interceptions. Mitchell is ranked among the top 55 cornerback prospects in the country by Rivals.com and among the top 150 players in the state of California by SuperPrep Magazine. Mitchell also visited Colorado State and UTEP and had several other offers. Mitchell is the son of Gwenn Church and Mario Mitchell, and he was born on Jan. 7, 1993.

MIKE MOUDY 6-6, 295, OL, Castle Rock, Colo. (Douglas County HS) Mike Moudy (pronounced Mouw-dee) was a dominant offensive lineman in the Colorado prep ranks and will bring an excellent combination of size, strength and agility to the Cornhusker offensive line. The 6-6, 295-pound Moudy excelled for Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colo. As a senior, Moudy averaged double figures in pancakes per game, helping Coach Jeff Ketron’s team to the Class 5A state playoffs. Moudy’s play earned him first-team all-conference and first-team all-state honors from the Denver Post. Moudy was also selected to play in the USA vs. the World all-star game in Miami in January. As a junior, Moudy helped Douglas County High to eight victories and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. Moudy earned first-team honors in the Southern League for his play during the 2008 campaign. Moudy is ranked among the top 10 players in the state of Colorado by Rivals.com, and the service also lists him among the top 35 offensive tackles in the country. Scout.com ranks Moudy among the nation’s top 300 overall prospects and among the top 30 tackles in the nation, while SuperPrep Magazine lists Moudy in the top 60 players in the Midlands Region. Moudy committed to Nebraska early in the recruiting process and did not take any other visits, but he did have offers from several other schools, including Stanford, Kansas and Kansas State. Moudy is the son of David and Shannon Moudy, and he was born on Feb. 4, 1992.

TOBI OKUYEMI 6-3, 250, DE, Maple Grove, Minn. (Wayzata HS) Defensive end prospect Tobi Okuyemi (pronounced Oh-KU-yem-ee) joins the Nebraska program after an impressive prep career at Wayzata High School in Minnesota. Okuyemi is the first signee from the state of Minnesota since Nate Swift and Lydon Murtha joined the Huskers in 2004. The 6-3, 250-pound Okuyemi had an impressive senior season, recording 61 total tackles, including 32 unassisted stops. A disruptive force in opposing backfields, Okuyemi had 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks, helping Coach Brad Anderson’s team to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class 5A state quarterfinals. Okuyemi’s play earned him first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and the Minnesota Coaches Association. He was also a first-team all-conference pick and first-team all-metro selection in 2009. During his junior season, Okuyemi had 58 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss, and nine sacks. For his efforts, he was an honorablemention all-state selection, while earning first-team all-conference and first-team all-metro accolades. Rivals.com ranks Okuyemi among the top five players in the state of Minnesota, while Scout.com ranks him among the top 40 defensive end prospects in the nation. He is also among the top 70 players in the Midwest region according to SuperPrep Magazine. Okuyemi only visited Nebraska, but had numerous other offers, including Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State. Okuyemi is the son of Kola and Funke Okuyemi and was born on Sept. 23, 1991.

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ANDREW RODRIGUEZ

WALK ON STUDENT ATHLETES

6-6, 300, OL, Marquette, Neb. (Aurora HS)

The following student-athletes have accepted admission to the University of Nebraska and plan to join the Husker football program as walk-ons in the fall.

Offensive line prospect Andrew Rodriguez is generally regarded as the top prospect in the state of Nebraska in 2010. The 6-6, 300-pound Rodriguez led Aurora High School to back-to-back Class B state championships and is one of the most decorated offensive line prospects in the country. Rodriguez is one of four in-state prospects in the class, and was the first commitment to Nebraska’s 2010 class, pledging to join the Cornhusker program in November of 2008. He is the first scholarship signee from Aurora High since Jim Wanek in 1986. As a senior Rodriguez’s physical presence on both lines helped the Huskies and Coach Randy Huebert to a perfect 13-0 record. Offensively, Rodriguez paved the way for a powerful offense that averaged nearly 40 points a game, and defensively he made 38 tackles. Rodriguez was a first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald as an offensive lineman, while the Lincoln Journal Star made him a first-team Super State pick as a defensive lineman. Rodriguez was also honored on the national level, being selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-America Game in San Antonio in January. Rodriguez also excelled as a junior in 2008, helping the Huskies to a 12-1 record and a Class B state title. He was a second-team Super State selection as a junior after first playing with the Husky varsity in 2007, when Aurora reached the state quarterfinals. Rodriguez is ranked as the top prospect in Nebraska by Rivals.com who also lists him among the nation’s top 25 offensive tackles and top 250 overall prospects. SuperPrep also recognizes him as the state’s No. 1 player, among the top 10 offensive linemen in the country and the No. 11 player in the Midlands region, while Scout.com lists him as the nation’s No. 105 overall prospect and among the top 15 offensive tackles. Rodriguez also played basketball for Aurora and excelled in track. As a junior, Rodriguez finished third in Class B in the shot put and was seventh in the discus. Rodriguez was born to Myrna Castellar in Harlem, and lived in New York until 2003. He then moved to Nebraska where he lives with guardians Eric and Nicole Collazo. Andrew was born on May 15, 1991.

CHASE ROME DL, 6-3, 280, Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge HS) Missouri prep standout Chase Rome is part of an impressive group of signees who will begin their Cornhusker careers on the defensive line. Rome is also one of three players to get a jumpstart on their NU career by enrolling at Nebraska in January. This marks the seventh straight year Nebraska has had at least one signee from the state of Missouri. The 280-pound Rome was a dominant force for Rock Bridge High in Columbia, Mo., where he racked up 74 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior in 2009. Rome is a versatile player who has played both defensive tackle and defensive end during his prep career. His play helped Rock Bridge and Coach A.J. Ofodile to a 5-5 record in 2009. As a junior, Rome recorded 77 tackles, including 41 unassisted stops, while adding four sacks and four fumble recoveries. Rome has been honored for his play each of the past two seasons, being named a first-team Class 6 all-state pick in both 2008 and 2009. Rome is regarded as one of the top 10 players in the state of Missouri by Rivals.com, which also lists him among the top 30 defensive tackles in the nation. SuperPrep magazine lists Rome as the second-best player in the state of Missouri, among the top 15 players in the Midlands Region and one of the nation’s top 30 defensive line prospects. Scout.com lists Rome among the nation’s top 200 overall prospects and as one of the top 25 defensive end recruits nationally. Rome only visited Nebraska, but he had offers from dozens of schools including Oklahoma State, Missouri, Oklahoma and Florida. He is the son of Wade and Kathleen Rome and was born on Jan. 16, 1992.

DONOVAN VESTAL 6-5, 250, DE, Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS) Donovan Vestal is one of five Texans in the Cornhuskers’ 2010 recruiting class, and part of an impressive group of defensive linemen to join the Nebraska program. The 6-5, 250-pound Vestal is one of five players expected to begin their Nebraska careers on the defensive line. Vestal comes to the Huskers from Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, where he was a standout the past two seasons for Coach Kenny Perry. Vestal registered 55 tackles, 7.5 sacks and an interception during his senior season. His play helped Bowie to an 11-3 record and a trip to the Class 5A state playoffs, while Vestal earned him honorable-mention all-district honors. Vestal has played both defensive end and defensive tackle during his prep career and his play as a junior helped Bowie to an 11-2 record. Vestal is regarded as one of the top 30 defensive ends in the country by Rivals.com, who also lists him among the top 100 overall prospects in the Lone Star State. The Dallas Morning News ranks him among the top 50 players in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, while SuperPrep ranks him among the top 110 prospects in the state. Vestal is also a standout for Bowie’s basketball team. Vestal did not take any other visits, but had numerous offers, including Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Baylor in the Big 12. He is the son of Donald and Sonja Vestal, and was born on Aug. 22, 1991.

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JOSH BART 6-1, 170, DB, Aurora, Neb. (Aurora HS) After helping Aurora to two straight Class B Nebraska state high school football championships, Josh Bart will join the Husker program as a defensive back. Bart was named a first-team Class B all-state selection by the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald in both 2008 and 2009. He had a productive 2009 season for the Huskies, corralling 33 catches for 583 yards and five touchdowns as a senior. Bart also carried the ball 11 times for 156 yards. Bart was a teammate of 2010 scholarship signee Andrew Rodriguez.

JASON DANN 6-0, 170, PK/P Richardson, Texas (Lake Highlands HS) Jason Dann joins the Nebraska football program as the only kicking recruit in this year’s class. Playing Texas Class 5A football, Dann assumed the role of both kicker and punter for Lake Highlands High his senior season and helped the team to a 9-3 record. As a punter, Dann averaged 40 yards on 18 attempts, while downing two inside the 20-yard line. He also connected on 11 field goals and 46 PAT tries, while booting more than 40 percent of his kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks. Dann was named to the AllDistrict 5A-9 team as a punter by MaxPreps, and chose to walk on at NU after receiving interest from several Division I programs.

JOEY FELICI 5-9, 165, DB, Omaha, Neb. (Millard South HS) After helping the Millard South Patriots to two straight Class A State Championship appearances, Joey Felici will walk on at Nebraska as a defensive back after starring on both sides of the ball as senior. A 2009 first-team All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha WorldHerald and a first-team Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star, Felici produced 57 tackles on defense and also caught 29 passes for 635 yards and six touchdowns at wide receiver. Felici was part of an offense that set Class A records for points in a season with 624 and average points per game (48). Felici is the son of former Nebraska defensive end Tony Felici, who lettered from 1980 to 1982, and twice earned All-Big Eight honors.

DEREK FOSTER 5-11, 175, DB, Elm Creek, Neb. (Elm Creek HS) After one of the most decorated high school careers in Elm Creek High School history, Derek Foster will join the Husker football program as a defensive back. As a senior, Foster was named a first-team Class-C-2 all-state pick as a running back by the Omaha World-Herald and a defensive back by the Lincoln Journal Star. Foster rushed for about 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns in his senior season. Foster holds multiple school records at Elm Creek, including career rushing yards (3,955), career points scored (324) and career interceptions (17). On the defensive side of the ball, Foster intercepted three passes as a senior and six passes his junior season. In addition to his play on offense and defense, Foster also contributed heavily on special teams, where he returned three kickoffs and one punt for scores during his senior season. Foster also stars on the track where he finished second in Class C-2 in the 300-intermediate hurdles and third in the 110-high hurdles as a junior.

ANDY GDOWSKI 6-3, 235, DE, Grand Island, Neb. (Grand Island HS) Andy Gdowski will join the Husker program after a dominating senior season at Grand Island High School. Gdowski finished his senior season with 58 tackles, five sacks and one fumble recovery from his defensive tackle position. Named a first-team Class A all-state performer by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, Gdowski helped his team to a 7-3 record and an appearance in the Class A quarterfinals. Gdowski was named second-team All-Nebraska by the Omaha World-Herald and a second-team Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star.

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KEEGAN HUGHES

ZACH TAYLOR

6-1, 175, WR, Roswell, Ga. (Roswell HS)

6-0, 195, RB, Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast HS)

Keegan Hughes will join the Husker program from Roswell (Ga.) High School. A standout at the wide receiver position, Hughes helped Roswell to a 10-1 record and a berth in the playoffs in Georgia’s largest football class. Hughes caught 25 passes for 750 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior and has total 75 receptions for more than 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns over the past three seasons. Hughes earned first-team All-North Fulton County as a junior and senior. He also started at safety as a freshman. Hughes is also a standout on his high school’s baseball team, starting since his freshman season. Hughes, who was coached by Leo Barker, is one of three wide receivers who are walking on at NU in this year’s class. Hughes turned down a scholarship offer from the Air Force Academy.

Zach Taylor joins the Nebraska football program as a running back after a successful prep career at Lincoln Southeast. A second-team Super-State pick at running back by the Lincoln Journal Star, Taylor rushed for 1,205 yards and 12 scores as a senior helping the Knights reach the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs. Taylor was also a standout on defense where he was a first-team Class A pick by the Omaha World-Herald as a defensive back. Taylor also returned kickoffs for Southeast and averaged 38 yards per return, including one for a 95-yard score.

TYSON MCGILL 6-1, 225, LB/FB, Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk HS) After being named a first-team all-Nebraska performer by the Omaha World-Herald and a first-team Super State member by the Lincoln Journal Star, Tyson McGill will walk on at NU after starring for Norfolk from his linebacker spot. As a senior, McGill was responsible for causing seven turnovers, including four interceptions. McGill also produced 29 tackles and one quarterback sack, while leading his team to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the Nebraska state high school football championships. On offense, McGill rushed for 514 yards and four touchdowns at fullback, while averaging five yards per carry. He also caught 15 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown. McGill was receiving interest from several Division II schools before deciding to walk on at NU.

JC MOORE 6-3, 240, DE, Fremont, Neb. (Fremont HS) Coming out of Fremont High School, JC Moore will walk on to the Nebraska program after he put together a solid senior season that saw him produce 45 tackles and one fumble recovery from his defensive end position. Coached by Kevin Meyer at Fremont, Moore was a standout on defense for a team that finished with a 1-8 record. Moore will come in as a defensive end, but has the ability to move inside to the defensive tackle position.

MARK PELINI 6-1, 290, OL, Youngstown, Ohio (Cardinal Mooney HS) Mark Pelini will walk on to the Husker football program after helping Cardinal Mooney High School to a perfect 15-0 record and a victory in the Ohio Division III state championship game as a senior. At Cardinal Mooney, Pelini helped pave the way for fellow NU recruit Braylon Heard, who rushed for 1,973 yards and 24 touchdowns last season. Mark is the nephew of head coach Bo Pelini and defensive coordinator Carl Pelini.

TREVOR ROACH 6-3, 230, LB/RB, Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn HS) After missing the majority of his junior year with a knee injury suffered in the first game of the season, Trevor Roach came back to star for the Class A Elkhorn Antlers on both sides of the football his senior season. Roach comes to Nebraska as a linebacker/running back. He amassed 100 tackles for the Antlers in 2009, and also starred on the offensive side of the ball where he rushed for 1,042 yards and 17 touchdowns. A first-team all-Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald) and second-team Super State (Lincoln Journal Star) selection, Roach chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers Northwest Missouri State and Nebraska-Omaha, and a walk-on invitation from Iowa State.

DILLON SCHRODT 6-2, 175, WR, Lincoln, Neb. (North Star HS) Dillon Schrodt is one of two players to walk on at Nebraska from Lincoln North Star, joining teammate Yusef Wade in this year’s class. Schrodt was named to the SuperState second team by the Lincoln Journal Star and was an honorable-mention Class A all-state selection by the Omaha World-Herald for his production at wide receiver. As a senior, Schrodt caught 21 passes for approximately 250 yards and nine touchdowns, while also rushing for one touchdown. Schrodt was also used on special teams, where he returned both a kickoff and punt for scores. Schrodt has also made a name for himself on the track after establishing himself as one of the top 300-meter hurdlers in the state. Schrodt chose to walk on at NU over several Division I track scholarship offers and football offers from Drake and South Dakota.

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JEFF UHER 6-2, 270, DL/OL, Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep HS) A three-year starter at Class A powerhouse Omaha Creighton Prep, Jeff Uher will join current NU players Colin and Conor McDermott and Matt Manninger as walk ons from Creighton Prep in the Husker program. Uher was a second-team all-state performer on the defensive line according to the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star in 2009. At his defensive tackle spot, Uher produced five sacks to help Creighton Prep to a 7-3 record. Uher also starred in wrestling for the Junior Jays, where he finished fifth in the 285-pound weight division in Class A as a senior.

YUSEF WADE 5-10, 170, DB/RB, Lincoln, Neb. (North Star HS) Yusef Wade was a two-way standout for Lincoln North Star his senior season. Wade rushed for 1,580 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009 to help his team finish with a 7-3 record. On the defensive side of the ball, Wade was a ballhawk for the Gators, as he finished with 59 total tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception. A first-team Class A selection by the Omaha World-Herald and second-team Super-State selection by the Lincoln Journal star at defensive back, Wade will walk on at Nebraska after turning down a scholarship offer from North Dakota.

AUSTIN WILLIAMS 6-2, 190, DB, Omaha, Neb. (Burke HS) Contributing on both offense and defense for the Omaha Burke Bulldogs, Austin Williams will walk on to the Nebraska football team as a defensive back after a stellar senior season. Williams, who was an honorable-mention Class A all-state selection by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, finished his senior year with 102 total tackles, 22 tackles for loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and six pass breakups from his linebacker spot. On the offensive side of the ball, Williams rushed 48 times for 450 yards and seven touchdowns and also caught seven passes for 60 yards and three scores. Williams chose to walk on at Nebraska over several Division II scholarship offers and walk-on invitations from Iowa State and Kansas State.

TYLER WULLENWABER 6-1, 180, WR, Utica, Neb. (Centennial HS) Tyler Wullenwaber will walk on at Nebraska after a successful career at Centennial High School. He set school records for career receiving yards (1,994), season receiving yards (954), career receptions (101), career touchdowns (26) and touchdowns in a season (13). As a senior, the talented wide receiver had his best season as he caught 41 passes for 954 yards and 13 scores. A first-team Class C-1 all-state selection by the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald, Wullenwaber chose to walk on at NU after being recruited by several Division II schools, including Northwest Missouri State, Nebraska-Omaha and Wayne State. Wullenwaber also stars in track and field where he won the long jump at the 2009 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships with a jump of 23-8 1/4.

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2009 HUSKER HONORS NATIONAL AWARDS

Heisman Trophy Finalist Ndamkong Suh, DT Associated Press National Player of the Year Ndamkong Suh, DT Outland Trophy Winner Ndamkong Suh, DT Rotary Lombardi Award Winner Ndamkong Suh, DT Chuck Bednarik Award Winner Ndamkong Suh, DT Bronko Nagurski Award Winner Ndamkong Suh, DT Bill Willis Award Winner Ndamkong Suh, DT Lott Trophy Finalist Ndamkong Suh, DT Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Finalist Ndamkong Suh, DT John Mackey Award Mid-Season Watch List Mike McNeill, TE Rimington Trophy Watch List Jacob Hickman, C Lou Groza Award Semifinalist (1 of 20) Alex Henery, PK/P Ray Guy Award Watch List Alex Henery, PK/P Doak Walker Award Watch List Roy Helu Jr., IB Maxwell Award Watch List Roy Helu Jr., IB

ALL AMERICA HONORS

Unanimous first-team selection: Ndamukong Suh, DT (AP, Walter Camp, FWAA, AFCA, Sporting News)

BIG 12 HONORS

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Ndamukong Suh (AP, Coaches, Kansas City Star, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News, Dallas Morning News, CBSSports.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year Ndamukong Suh (Coaches) First Team Prince Amukamara (Coaches, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com, ESPN.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) Larry Asante (Coaches, Rivals.com) Jared Crick (Coaches) Alex Henery (Place-Kicker -- Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com) Alex Henery (Punter -- Kansas City Star, ESPN.com) Mike McNeill (Phil Steele) Ndamukong Suh (Coaches, AP, Kansas City Star, Austin-American Statesman, San Antonio Express-News, Dallas Morning News, CBSSports.com, Rivals.com, ESPN.com) Second Team Prince Amukamara (AP) Larry Asante (San Antonio Express-News, Dallas Morning News, Phil Steele) Jared Crick (AP, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com, Fort Worth Star Telegram) Phillip Dillard (AP, Coaches, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Rivals.com, Phil Steele) Roy Helu Jr. (Coaches, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com, Phil Steele) Alex Henery (Place-Kicker -- AP, Coaches, Forth Worth Star-Telegram, Phil Steele) Jacob Hickman (AP, Kansas City Star) Mike McNeill (AP) Niles Paul (Punter Returner -- Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Phil Steele; All Purpose -- San Antonio Express-News, Dallas Morning News) Third Team Prince Amukamara (Phil Steele) Mike McNeill (Coaches) Fourth Team Matt O’Hanlon (Phil Steele) Barry Turner (Phil Steele) Niles Paul (Wide Receiver --- Phil Steele)

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Honorable Mention Larry Asante (AP) Dejon Gomes (Coaches) Eric Hagg (Coaches) Roy Helu Jr. (AP) Alex Henery (Punter --- AP, Coaches) Ricky Henry (AP) Jacob Hickman (Coaches) Matt O’Hanlon (AP, Coaches) Niles Paul (AP, Coaches) Barry Turner (Coaches) Keith Williams (AP) All-Freshman Will Compton (ESPN.com, Sporting News) Ben Cotton (ESPN.com) Sean Fisher (ESPN.com, Sporting News) Honorable-Mention All-Freshman Baker Steinkuhler (ESPN.com)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Ndamukong Suh, DT, vs. Missouri Jared Crick, DT, vs. Baylor Matt O’Hanlon, S, vs. Oklahoma Larry Asante, S, vs. Kansas State Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week Alex Henery, PK/P, vs. Virginia Tech, Kansas State FWAA/Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week Ndamukong Suh, DT, vs. Missouri Jared Crick, DT, vs. Baylor Matt O’Hanlon, S, vs. Oklahoma Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week Ndamukong Suh, DT, vs. Missouri Jared Crick, DT, vs. Baylor Lott Trophy Impact Player of the Week Ndamukong Suh, DT, vs. MU, ISU, KSU Groza Award Star of the Week: Alex Henery, PK/P, vs. Virginia Tech, Kansas

NEBRASKA TEAM SEASON AWARDS Team MVP: Ndamukong Suh, DT Offensive MVP: Roy Helu Jr, IB Defensive MVP: Ndamukong Suh, DT Special Teams MVP: Alex Henery, PK/P Walk-On MVP: Tyler Legate, FB Scout Team Offensive MVPs: Ron Kellogg III, QB; Nick Ash, OL Scout Team Defensive MVPs: Jim Ebke, S; Kenny Anderson, DE NEBRASKA SENIOR AWARDS Novak Trophy: Phillip Dillard, LB Chamberlin Trophy: Ndamukong Suh, DT Cletus Fischer Native Son Award: Matt O’Hanlon, S Bobby Reynolds Award: Matt O’Hanlon, S Pat Clare Award: Barry Turner, DE NEBRASKA SCHOLARSHIPS Brook Berringer Memorial Scholarship: David Harvey Jake Young Memorial Scholarship: D.J. Jones George Sullivan Endowed Scholarship: Adi Kunalic NEBRASKA SEASON CAPTAINS Offensive Captain: Jacob Hickman, C Defensive Captain: Ndamukong Suh, DT Special Teams Captain: Alex Henery, PK/P 2009 HOLIDAY BOWL HONORS Defensive MVP: Matt O’Hanlon, S Offensive MVP: Niles Paul, WR

CoSIDA ACADEMIC HONORS CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team Austin Cassidy CoSIDA Academic All-District VII Second Team Wes Cammack Marcel Jones Blake Lawrence

ACADEMIC ALL BIG 12 22 First-Team Football Academic All-Big 12 (15): Name Yr. Major Justin Blatchford Fr. Undeclared Wes Cammack*** Sr. Agricultural Engineering #Austin Cassidy So. Psychology Andy Christensen** Sr. Construction Management Will Compton Fr. Undeclared Ben Cotton Fr. Undeclared #Sean Fisher Fr. Undeclared Thomas Grove** Jr. Biological Sciences Ryan Hill** So. Business Administration Marcel Jones** So. Construction Management Colton Koehler Sr. Business Administration Adi Kunalic** Jr. Advertising Zac Lee Jr. Business Administration Jay Martin So. Business Administration Matt O’Hanlon*** Sr. History Second-Team Football Academic All-Big 12 (7): Name Yr. Major Jacob Hickman Sr. Construction Management Tyler Legate So. Elementary Education Brett Maher Fr. Undeclared Mathew May So. Business Administration Graham Stoddard Fr. Nutrition, Exercise & Health Science Ndamukong Suh Sr. Construction Management Lance Thorell** So. Agribusiness * - number of honors

Hometown Ponca, Neb. DeWitt, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Bennington, Neb. Bonne Terre, Mo. Ames, Iowa Omaha, Neb. Arlington, Neb. Arvada, Colo. Phoenix, Ariz. Harvard, Neb. Fort Worth, Texas San Francisco, Calif. Waverly, Neb. Bellevue, Neb.

Hometown Bakersfield, Calif. Neligh, Neb. Kearney, Neb. Imperial, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Portland, Ore. Loomis, Neb.

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2009 Nebraska Schedule and Results DATE

OPPONENT

RESULT

SCORE

RECORD

CONFERENCE

TIME

ATTEND

Sept. 5, 2009 Sept. 12, 2009 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 26, 2009 Oct. 8, 2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Oct. 24, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009 Nov. 7, 2009 Nov. 14, 2009 Nov. 21, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 Dec. 5, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009

Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at No. 13 Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 24 Missouri * Texas Tech * Iowa State * at Baylor * No. 20 Oklahoma * at Kansas * Kansas State * at Colorado * vs. No. 3 Texas (Big 12 Championship) vs. Arizona (Holiday Bowl)

W W L W W L L W W W W W L W

49-3 38-9 15-16 55-0 27-12 10-31 7-9 20-10 10-3 31-17 17-3 28-20 12-13 33-0

1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 4-3 5-3 6-3 7-3 8-3 9-3 9-4 10-4

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-2 4-2 5-2 6-2 6-2 6-2

3:02 2:47 3:20 2:51 3:28 3:19 3:09 3:20 3:23 3:07 3:01 3:13 3:17 3:16

85,719 85,035 66,233 86,304 (stadium record) 65,826 86,107 85,938 31,702 86,115 51,525 85,998 52,817 76,211 64,607

* Big 12 conference game

Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS

NU

OPP

SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games

352 25.1 226 98 111 17 2059 2363 304 512 4.0 147.1 20 2460 210-364-12 6.8 11.7 175.7 16 4519 876 5.2 322.8 33-795 44-510 20-296 24.1 11.6 14.8 21-11 100-894 63.9 78-3210 41.2 34.7 30:30 77/201 38% 5/8 62% 44-312 34 40 24-28 0-0 38-47 81% 25-47 53% 38-38 100% 1202432 14/85888

146 10.4 228 84 112 32 1304 1709 405 465 2.8 93.1 7 2504 234-490-20 5.1 10.7 178.9 7 3808 955 4.0 272.0 49-951 31-366 12-128 19.4 11.8 10.7 26-8 84-678 48.4 93-3849 41.4 35.3 29:30 72/223 32% 10/22 45% 19-121 1 16 12-24 0-0 16-25 64% 11-25 44% 12-14 86% 536206 10/53621 4/70409

SCORE BY QUARTERS

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

TOTAL

Nebraska Opponents

87 27

111 64

58 23

96 32

352 146

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2009 Nebraska Individual Statistics RUSHING Helu Jr., Roy Burkhead, Rex Lee, Zac

G 14 9 13 Robinson, Dontrayevous 8 Green, Cody 9 Paul, Niles 14 Ward, Lester 5 Jones, Austin 5 Washington, Latravis 4 Mendoza, Marcus 7 Okafor, Collins 1 Cotton, Ben 14 TEAM 10 Total.......... 14 Opponents...... 14 PASSING Lee, Zac Green, Cody Total.......... Opponents......

G 13 9 14 14

ATT 220 81 103 39 31 3 10 7 3 4 1 0 10 512 465 EFFIC 126.89 100.37 122.37 87.23

GAIN 1193 360 315 176 170 50 44 18 17 11 9 0 0 2363 1709

LOSS 46 14 144 11 12 2 6 0 0 1 0 0 68 304 405

NET 1147 346 171 165 158 48 38 18 17 10 9 0 -68 2059 1304

AVG 5.2 4.3 1.7 4.2 5.1 16.0 3.8 2.6 5.7 2.5 9.0 0.0 -6.8 4.0 2.8

TD 10 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 20 7

LONG 63 34 32 23 49 30 9 8 7 7 9 0 0 63 46

AVG/G 81.9 38.4 13.2 20.6 17.6 3.4 7.6 3.6 4.2 1.4 9.0 0.0 -6.8 147.1 93.1

COMP ATT INT 177-302-10 33-62-2 210-364-12 234-490-20

PCT 58.6 53.2 57.7 47.8

YDS 2143 317 2460 2504

TD 14 2 16 7

LNG 74 45 74 81

AVG/G 164.8 35.2 175.7 178.9

LONG 74 32 27 51 30 16 26 24 17 9 22 34 24 19 13 7 3 2 2 1 74 81

AVG/G 56.9 18.5 10.6 27.5 12.5 10.8 14.9 10.0 6.7 6.4 4.9 6.0 3.1 3.2 1.9 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.2 175.7 178.9

RECEIVING Paul, Niles McNeill, Mike Helu Jr., Roy Gilleylen, Curenski Holt, Menelik Kinnie, Brandon Brooks, Chris Burkhead, Rex Cooper, Khiry Mendoza, Marcus Reed, Kyler Young, Dreu Cotton, Ben Robinson, Dontrayevous Legate, Tyler Hill, Ryan Bell, Antonio Cammack, Wes Jones, Austin Henry, Will Total.......... Opponents......

G 14 14 14 11 14 13 12 9 12 7 11 13 14 8 14 13 6 9 5 6 14 14

NO. 40 28 19 17 15 15 14 13 13 7 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 210 234

YDS 796 259 149 302 175 141 179 90 80 45 54 78 43 26 27 8 3 2 2 1 2460 2504

AVG 19.9 9.2 7.8 17.8 11.7 9.4 12.8 6.9 6.2 6.4 9.0 15.6 8.6 6.5 9.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 11.7 10.7

TD 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 7

PUNT RETURNS Paul, Niles Burkhead, Rex May, Mathew Martin, Eric Blatchford, Justin Total.......... Opponents......

NO. 38 4 1 1 0 44 31

YDS 407 73 -4 9 25 510 366

AVG 10.7 18.2 -4.0 9.0 0.0 11.6 11.8

TD 1 0 0 0 1 2 0

LONG 59 33 0 0 25 59 62

INTERCEPTIONS O’Hanlon, Matt Amukamara, Prince Gomes, Dejon Asante, Larry Dillard, Phillip Suh, Ndamukong Hagg, Eric Total.......... Opponents......

NO. 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 20 12

YDS 105 63 45 74 9 0 0 296 128

AVG 17.5 12.6 11.2 37.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 14.8 10.7

TD 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1

LONG 37 40 40 74 9 0 0 74 45

KICK RETURNS Paul, Niles Marlowe, Tim Cotton, Ben Dennard, Alfonzo Stoddard, Graham Burkhead, Rex Legate, Tyler Total.......... Opponents......

NO. 16 12 1 1 1 1 1 33 49

YDS 446 284 2 25 1 15 22 795 951

AVG 27.9 23.7 2.0 25.0 1.0 15.0 22.0 24.1 19.4

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LONG 49 40 2 25 1 15 22 49 76

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FUMBLE RETURNS Amukamara, Prince Meredith, Cameron Fisher, Sean Total.......... Opponents...... FIELD GOALS Henery, Alex

NO. 1 1 1 3 1 FGM FGA 24-28

FG SEQUENCE Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Louisiana Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado Texas Arizona

YDS 4 4 21 29 82

AVG 4.0 4.0 21.0 9.7 82.0

TD 0 0 0 0 1

LONG 4 4 21 21 82

PCT 85.7

0119 1-1

2029 8-8

3039 6-6

NEBRASKA (26),54 (40),(27),(19),(38),(38) (39),(46) (21),51 (45),(22) (28),43 (25),(34),(38) (34) 50 (45),(52),(28),(42) (47),(50),(41),(22)

4049 7-8

5099 2-5

LG BLK 52 0

OPPONENTS 46, (21) (42) (39) 50 43,(33) (32) (52),49 (41),29 46,45,(28),42 (33) (44),51,32 52,37 (39),(46) -

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

PUNTING Henery, Alex TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

NO. 77 1 78 93

YDS 3187 23 3210 3849

AVG 41.4 23.0 41.2 41.4

LONG 76 23 76 60

TB 7 0 7 3

FC 8 0 8 13

I20 30 0 30 26

BLKD 1 0 1 2

KICKOFFS Kunalic, Adi Henery, Alex Total.......... Opponents......

NO. 78 1 79 38

YDS 5318 50 5368 2371

AVG 68.2 50.0 67.9 62.4

TB 29 0 29 4

OB 1 0 1 1

RETN

NET

YDLN

951 795

48.6 39.4

21 30

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SCORING Henery, Alex Helu Jr., Roy Paul, Niles Burkhead, Rex McNeill, Mike Cotton, Ben Green, Cody

TD 0 10 6 4 4 2 2 Robinson, Dontrayevous 2 Brooks, Chris 1 Blatchford, Justin 1 Hill, Ryan 1 Holt, Menelik 1 Legate, Tyler 1 Cooper, Khiry 1 Asante, Larry 1 O’Hanlon, Matt 1 Lee, Zac 1 Gilleylen, Curenski 1 Total.......... 40 Opponents...... 16

FGS 24-28 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 24-28 12-24

| KICK 38-38 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 38-38 12-14

PATS RUSH 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

| RCV 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PASS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 1-2 0-1

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTAL OFFENSE Lee, Zac Helu Jr., Roy Green, Cody Burkhead, Rex Robinson, Dontrayevous Paul, Niles Ward, Lester Jones, Austin Washington, Latravis Mendoza, Marcus Okafor, Collins TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

G 13 14 9 9 8 14 5 5 4 7 1 10 14 14

PLAYS 405 220 93 81 39 3 10 7 3 4 1 10 876 955

RUSH 171 1147 158 346 165 48 38 18 17 10 9 -68 2059 1304

PASS 2143 0 317 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2460 2504

TOTAL 2314 1147 475 346 165 48 38 18 17 10 9 -68 4519 3808

AVG/G 178.0 81.9 52.8 38.4 20.6 3.4 7.6 3.6 4.2 1.4 9.0 -6.8 322.8 272.0

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SAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

PTS 110 60 38 24 24 12 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 352 146

ALL PURPOSE Paul, Niles Helu Jr., Roy Burkhead, Rex Gilleylen, Curenski Marlowe, Tim McNeill, Mike Robinson, Dontrayevous Brooks, Chris Holt, Menelik Lee, Zac Green, Cody Kinnie, Brandon O’Hanlon, Matt Cooper, Khiry Young, Dreu Asante, Larry Amukamara, Prince Mendoza, Marcus Reed, Kyler Legate, Tyler Gomes, Dejon Cotton, Ben Ward, Lester Blatchford, Justin Dennard, Alfonzo Jones, Austin Washington, Latravis Okafor, Collins Dillard, Phillip Martin, Eric Hill, Ryan Bell, Antonio Cammack, Wes Stoddard, Graham Henry, Will May, Mathew TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

G 14 14 9 11 13 14 8 12 14 13 9 13 14 12 13 14 14 7 11 14 13 14 5 12 13 5 4 1 12 14 13 6 9 14 6 14 10 14 14

RUSH 48 1147 346 0 0 0 165 0 0 171 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 18 17 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -68 2059 1304

REC 796 149 90 302 0 259 26 179 175 0 0 141 0 80 78 0 0 45 54 27 0 43 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 3 2 0 1 0 0 2460 2504

PR 407 0 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 -4 0 510 366

KOR 446 0 15 0 284 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 2 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 795 951

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 105 0 0 74 63 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 296 128

TOT 1697 1296 524 302 284 259 191 179 175 171 158 141 105 80 78 74 63 55 54 49 45 45 38 25 25 20 17 9 9 9 8 3 2 1 1 -4 -68 6120 5253

AVG/G 121.2 92.6 58.2 27.5 21.8 18.5 23.9 14.9 12.5 13.2 17.6 10.8 7.5 6.7 6.0 5.3 4.5 7.9 4.9 3.5 3.5 3.2 7.6 2.1 1.9 4.0 4.2 9.0 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.3 -6.8 437.1 375.2

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Defensive Statistics DEFENSIVE LEADERS

GP/GS

| TACKLES SOLO AST

93 Suh, Ndamukong 52 Dillard, Phillip 4 Asante, Larry 94 Crick, Jared 33 O’Hanlon, Matt 21 Amukamara, Prince 95 Allen, Pierre 99 Turner, Barry 7 Gomes, Dejon 51 Compton, Will 28 Hagg, Eric 42 Fisher, Sean 15 Dennard, Alfonzo 34 Meredith, Cameron 55 Steinkuler, Baker 46 Martin, Eric 13 Smith, P.J. 5 West, Anthony 3 Thenarse, Rickey 40 Lawrence, Blake 38 Stoddard, Graham 36 May, Mathew 8 Cassidy, Austin 23 Thorell, Lance 30 Hays, Mike 54 Koehler, Colton 24 Paul, Niles 31 Dean, Jase 14 Blue, Anthony 41 Grove, Thomas 39 Blatchford, Justin 98 Williams, Josh 85 Klingelhoefer, Faron 90 Henery, Alex 90 Moore, Terrence 80 Hill, Ryan 15 Washington, Latravis 82 Cammack, Wes 22 Burkhead, Rex 55 Jackson, Justin 12 Osborne, Courtney 80 Harvey, David Total.......... Opponents......

14-14 12-9 14-14 14-14 14-14 14-14 14-13 14-14 13-6 13-8 14-10 14-6 13-9 14-0 13-0 14-0 14-0 13-5 4-0 3-2 14-0 14-0 14-0 14-1 14-0 4-0 14-14 5-0 11-0 13-0 12-0 3-0 2-0 14-0 4-0 13-0 4-0 9-0 9-0 2-0 6-0 2-1 14-0 14-0

52 45 42 31 39 41 19 28 26 17 30 10 21 13 6 8 8 9 3 6 7 1 6 4 2 2 4 3 4 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 . . 1 . 1 1 500 -

33 38 37 42 30 23 32 23 20 23 10 25 10 8 11 7 7 2 8 4 3 9 3 3 3 3 . 1 . 2 . 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 . . 427 -

| TOTAL 85 83 79 73 69 64 51 51 46 40 40 35 31 21 17 15 15 11 11 10 10 10 9 7 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 927 -

TFL/YDS

| SACKS | NO YARDS

| PASS DEF | INT YDS BRUP

QBH

| FUMBLES | RCV YDS FF

BLKD KICK SAF

24-93 11-45 1-2 15-63 2-19 3-13 12-55 16-50 4-7 1-2 7-32 2-5 4-10 5-18 1-2 . . . 1-2 . . . . . . 1-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *93-419 -

12.0-77 3.0-27 . 9.5-57 2.0-19 2.0-11 5.0-43 5.5-39 . 0.5-2 2.0-22 1.0-3 . 1.5-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-312 19-121

1-0 1-9 2-74 . 6-105 5-63 . . 4-45 . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-296 12-128

26 4 . 17 . . 9 14 3 2 3 3 . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 25

. . . 2-0 2-0 1-4 . 1-0 . . . 1-21 . 1-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-29 11-82

3 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1

10 3 7 4 5 11 5 5 5 2 4 . 8 1 2 . 1 4 . . . . 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 41

1 1 2 . 1 1 1 1 3 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 10

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

*total team TFL (team stops behind line of scrimmage; not total number of individual TFL)*total team TFL (team stops behind line of scrimmage; not total number of individual TFL)

SPECIAL TEAMS TACKLES Martin, Eric Smith, P.J. Stoddard, Graham May, Mathew Cassidy, Austin Gomes, Dejon O’Hanlon, Matt Blue, Anthony Thenarse, Rickey Hays, Mike Blatchford, Justin Grove, Thomas Dennard, Alfonzo Fisher, Sean Henery, Alex Dean, Jase Asante, Larry Cammack, Wes Burkhead, Rex Hill, Ryan Dillard, Phillip Thorell, Lance

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A S/TOT 3-7/10 3-7/10 3-6/9 8-1/9 5-3/8 4-3/7 4-2/6 1-3/4 2-2/4 4-0/4 0-3/3 1-2/3 3-0/3 1-1/2 1-1/2 1-1/2 0-1/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1

FAU 2-1/3 1-0/1 1-0/1 2-0/2 1-1/2 2-0/2 1-1/2 -

ASU 0-1/1 1-0/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 -

VT 1-0/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 -

ULL 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 DNP -

MU 1-1/2 1-1/2 3-1/4 DNP 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 -

TTU 1-0/1 DNP 0-1/1 DNP 0-1/1 -

ISU 0-1/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 DNP DNP -

BU 0-1/1 1-0/1 DNP 2-0/2 0-1/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 DNP 1-0/1 -

OU 0-1/1 0-2/2 0-2/2 0-1/1 DNP DNP DNP -

KU 1-1/2 0-1/1 0-2/2 1-0/1 0-1/1 DNP DNP DNP 1-0/1

KSU 1-0/1 1-0/1 1-0/1 3-0/3 DNP DNP 1-0/1 1-0/1 DNP -

CU 0-1/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 DNP 0-1/1 DNP -

UT 0-1/1 0-1/1 -

UA 0-3 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 -

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Individual Game By Game RUSHING Helu Jr., Roy Burkhead, Rex Lee, Zac Robinson, Dontrayevous Green, Cody Paul, Niles Ward, Lester Jones, Austin Washington, Latravis Mendoza, Marcus Okafor, Collins TEAM

NO YDS/TD 220-1147/10 81-346/3 103-171/1 39-165/2 31-158/2 3-48/1 10-38/0 7-18/0 3-17/0 4-10/0 1-9/0 10--68/0

FAU 16-152/3 9-39/1 2-14/0 DNP 2-50/1 DNP 1-7/0 1--1/0 DNP 1--2/0

ASU 14-60/0 3-18/0 7-11/0 DNP 1-7/0 1-30/1 1-8/0 1-2/0 DNP DNP DNP

VT 28-169/0 8-38/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP -

ULL 15-83/2 6-27/0 3--2/0 DNP 3-22/1 2-9/0 2-10/0 1-9/0 2--25/0

MU 18-88/1 5-34/0 8-7/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2--24/0

TTU 16-68/0 DNP 9-0/0 2-1/0 1--2/0 DNP 1-0/0 DNP 1-3/0 DNP DNP

ISU 5-24/0 DNP 6-5/0 15-77/1 DNP DNP DNP DNP 2-8/0 DNP -

BU 7-24/0 DNP DNP 13-61/1 8-43/0 7-16/0 2-4/0 DNP DNP 1--3/0

OU 20-138/0 DNP 10--13/0 6-11/0 6-8/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1--3/0

KU 28-156/3 DNP 9-53/0 4-10/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1--5/0

KSU 26-95/1 6-17/0 11--5/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2--6/0

CU 14-54/0 18-100/1 6--14/0 DNP 2-4/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

UT 10-28/0 17-22/0 6-12/0 2-5/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP -

UA 3-8/0 17-89/1 18-65/1 1-6/0 5-18/0 1-20/0 2-14/0 1-3/0 DNP DNP DNP

RECEIVING Paul, Niles Gilleylen, Curenski McNeill, Mike Brooks, Chris Holt, Menelik Helu Jr., Roy Kinnie, Brandon Burkhead, Rex Cooper, Khiry Young, Dreu Reed, Kyler Mendoza, Marcus Cotton, Ben Legate, Tyler Robinson, Dontrayevous Hill, Ryan Bell, Antonio Cammack, Wes Jones, Austin Henry, Will

NO YDS/TD 40-796/4 17-302/1 28-259/4 14-179/1 15-175/1 19-149/0 15-141/0 13-90/1 13-80/1 5-78/0 6-54/0 7-45/0 5-43/1 3-27/1 4-26/0 2-8/1 1-3/0 1-2/0 1-2/0 1-1/0

FAU 2-13/0 4-92/1 4-51/0 1-15/0 3-45/1 1-3/0 1-9/0 DNP 1-3/0 DNP DNP -

ASU 6-69/1 1-43/0 4-57/2 2-30/0 5-40/0 4-44/0 1-5/0 1-11/0 1-6/0 1-27/0 1-9/0 1-7/0 1-3/1 DNP 1-7/0 -

VT 1-19/0 1-35/0 1-4/0 2-16/0 1-13/0 4-33/0 DNP 1-16/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP -

ULL 1-9/0 2-85/0 2-26/0 3-50/1 2-11/0 4-26/1 2-26/0 1-34/0 1-16/0 1-11/0 DNP 1-3/0 1-2/0 1-1/0

MU 6-102/2 3-14/0 1-8/1 2-26/0 1-4/0 1-4/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

TTU 1-4/0 2-12/0 2-14/0 5-66/0 2-34/0 1-27/0 DNP 3-23/1 1-1/0 5-32/0 1-2/0 -

ISU 6-143/0 3-18/0 2-22/0 DNP 2-17/0 3-13/0 3-27/0 DNP DNP DNP 1-8/0 DNP DNP

BU 2-54/0 DNP DNP 1-3/0 1-10/0 DNP 3-12/0 1-22/0 1-5/0 3-22/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

OU DNP 1-2/0 3-15/0 2-21/0 DNP DNP 1-1/1 DNP DNP DNP DNP

KU 4-154/0 DNP 4-27/0 1-8/0 DNP 3-5/0 1-2/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

KSU 4-82/0 3-26/1 2-20/0 1-9/0 1-8/0 1-8/0 DNP 1-13/0 DNP DNP DNP

CU 2-20/0 1-3/0 1-8/0 1-7/0 1-2/0 DNP 3-33/1 DNP DNP DNP DNP

UT 1-4/0 2-30/0 2-1/0 DNP 1-4/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

UA 4-123/1 1-3/0 3-19/0 1-2/0 2-12/0 2-14/0 DNP DNP -

PASSING #5 Lee, Zac Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Louisiana Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado Texas Arizona TOTALS

Att 22 35 30 18 33 22 37 9 21 19 14 19 23 302

Comp 15 27 11 15 14 16 20 5 13 13 9 6 13 177

Int 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 10

Pct 68.2 77.1 36.7 83.3 42.4 72.7 54.1 55.6 61.9 68.4 64.3 31.6 56.5 58.6

Yards 213 340 136 238 158 128 248 35 196 166 73 39 173 2143

TD 2 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 14

Long 51 43 35 43 56 27 72 16 45 47 24 16 74 74

Sack 0 2 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 2 3 1 0 18

Yds 0 16 0 6 7 19 4 11 8 24 15 8 0 118

Effic 170.4 196.5 61.4 212.7 112.6 121.6 94.1 124.9 140.3 148.7 131.7 17.2 134.1 126.9

#17 Green, Cody Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Louisiana Texas Tech Baylor Oklahoma Colorado Texas Arizona TOTALS

Att 3 6 8 16 21 5 0 1 2 62

Comp 2 3 7 7 12 2 0 0 0 33

Int 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2

Pct 66.7 50.0 87.5 43.8 57.1 40.0 00.0 0.0 0.0 53.2

Yards 18 18 62 87 128 4 0 0 0 317

TD 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Long 15 7 24 30 45 8 0 0 0 45

Sack 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Yds 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3

Effic 117.1 75.2 193.9 97.6 98.8 46.7 00.0 0.0 0.0 100.4

PUNT RETURNS Paul, Niles Burkhead, Rex Martin, Eric May, Mathew

NO YDS 38-407 4-73 1-9 1--4

FAU -

ASU 3-17 1-14 -

VT 6-86 -

ULL 2-8 2-59 -

MU 2--1 1-0 1--4

TTU 5-64 DNP -

ISU 3-11 DNP -

BU 1-17 DNP 1-9 -

OU 2-19 DNP -

KU 2-18 DNP -

KSU 2-3 -

CU 4-71 -

UT 3-49 -

UA 3-45 -

KICK RETURNS Paul, Niles Marlowe, Tim Dennard, Alfonzo Legate, Tyler Burkhead, Rex Cotton, Ben Stoddard, Graham

NO YDS 16-446 12-284 1-25 1-22 1-15 1-2 1-1

FAU 2-49 -

ASU 2-53 -

VT 3-71 1-15 -

ULL 1-21 -

MU 1-2 -

TTU 3-61 1-25 1-22 DNP -

ISU 2-54 1-26 DNP -

BU 1-14 2-41 DNP -

OU 1-26 DNP 1-1

KU 2-72 1-40 DNP -

KSU 2-53 DNP -

CU 1-21 -

UT 1-42 2-37 -

UA 1-49 DNP -

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Defense Game By Game TOTAL TACKLES Suh, Ndamukong Dillard, Phillip Asante, Larry Crick, Jared O’Hanlon, Matt Amukamara, Prince Allen, Pierre Turner, Barry Gomes, Dejon Hagg, Eric Compton, Will Fisher, Sean Dennard, Alfonzo Meredith, Cameron Steinkuhler, Baker Smith, P.J. Martin, Eric Thenarse, Rickey West, Anthony Lawrence, Blake Stoddard, Graham May, Mathew Cassidy, Austin Thorell, Lance Koehler, Colton Hays, Mike Blue, Anthony Dean, Jase Paul, Niles Blatchford, Justin Grove, Thomas Williams, Josh Moore, Terrence Klingelhoefer Henery, Alex Jackson, Justin Burkhead, Rex Osborne, Courtney Washington, Latravis Hill, Ryan Cammack, Wes Harvey, David

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UA A 52-33 45-38 42-37 31-42 39-30 41-23 19-32 28-23 26-20 30-10 17-23 10-25 21-10 13-8 6-11 8-7 8-7 3-8 9-2 6-4 7-3 1-9 6-3 4-3 2-3 2-3 4-0 3-1 4-0 3-0 1-2 2-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0

TOT 85 83 79 73 69 64 51 51 46 40 40 35 31 21 17 15 15 11 11 10 10 10 9 7 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

FAU 4-3 DNP 3-4 0-3 1-4 3-3 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-0 2-3 2-4 1-2 0-1 1-4 1-3 3-5 2-0 3-3 1-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 DNP 2-1 DNP 1-1 DNP DNP 0-1 DNP DNP

ASU 4-1 DNP 7-1 1-4 2-3 4-3 0-3 2-1 2-0 1-2 0-2 1-0 1-2 1-1 0-2 3-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

VT 1-7 1-4 3-3 2-5 3-2 4-2 3-2 2-4 DNP 1-1 1-6 2-4 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 2-1 DNP 1-0 0-1 DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

ULL 1-5 3-0 2-0 0-1 1-3 1-1 1-3 3-1 1-1 2-4 3-2 1-5 4-1 1-3 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-0 0-1 1-1 0-2 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 1-0

MU 5-1 1-2 1-5 2-5 3-2 2-7 3-2 1-2 3-2 1-1 2-4 3-1 0-2 0-1 1-1 1-1 DNP DNP DNP 1-3 1-1 DNP 2-0 DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP

TTU 4-0 8-4 0-3 2-3 2-2 2-2 2-5 1-2 2-4 4-1 0-1 1-1 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1 DNP

ISU 6-2 5-7 1-2 5-3 2-2 2-1 1-0 2-2 1-1 0-1 1-3 2-7 3-2 2-1 DNP DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

BU 3-2 1-4 3-3 10-3 2-2 4-0 0-2 3-1 1-2 6-0 DNP 1-2 1-0 1-0 2-1 DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP 0-2 DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

OU 1-3 5-3 5-3 2-6 9-3 2-0 2-2 1-1 3-2 2-0 4-2 3-1 1-0 DNP DNP 2-0 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

KU 2-1 2-4 2-3 2-1 2-0 4-0 1-3 3-2 5-3 4-0 5-0 2-1 1-0 1-1 DNP DNP 2-0 0-1 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

KSU 4-5 6-2 4-6 1-4 2-3 1-2 0-2 0-3 3-2 3-1 1-1 1-0 DNP 0-1 0-1 DNP 3-0 DNP 0-1 0-1 DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP -

CU 5-0 4-4 5-1 2-0 2-2 4-0 2-2 3-0 2-0 1-1 4-1 0-1 2-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 DNP DNP 1-0 0-1 DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1 -

UT 10-2 4-2 4-2 1-2 4-1 6-1 0-2 5-2 3-2 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP 3-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

UA 2-1 5-2 2-1 1-2 4-1 2-1 3-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 0-1 3-0 DNP DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 -

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Defense Game By Game TACKLES FOR LOSS Suh, Ndamukong Turner, Barry Crick, Jared Allen, Pierre Dillard, Phillip Hagg, Eric DB Meredith, Cameron Gomes, Dejon Dennard, Alfonzo Amukamara, Prince Fisher, Sean O’Hanlon, Matt Koehler, Colton Compton, Will Steinkuhler, Baker Thenarse, Rickey Asante, Larry

UA A 17-7 8-8 10-5 5-7 10-1 6-1 4-1 2-2 4-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1

TOT 24 16 15 12 11 7 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

FAU 1-1 1-0 1-1 DNP 1-2 -

ASU 3-18 1-1 1-6 DNP 1-8 1-2 -

VT 1-1 3-4 1-1 1-13 1-1 1-1 DNP 1-2 1-2 1-8 DNP 1-2 -

ULL 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-5 2-10 1-1 -

MU 1-6 1-9 1-5 1-2 1-2 1-4 DNP DNP -

TTU 2-10 2-20 2-12 3-10 4-6 1-1 DNP 1-2 DNP DNP -

ISU 1-6 1-2 1-1 DNP DNP -

BU 3-5 1-1 7-28 2-3 1-3 1-3 DNP DNP DNP 1-2

OU 1-3 1-3 2-18 1-2 1-4 DNP DNP -

KU 2-2 1-2 1-3 1-3 1-9 DNP DNP -

KSU 2-6 1-1 1-9 1-14 DNP DNP DNP -

CU 1-17 DNP DNP -

UT 7-22 4-17 1-4 2-6 1-3 2-2 1-11 DNP DNP -

UA 1-1 2-20 1-2 DNP -

SACKS Suh, Ndamukong Crick, Jared Turner, Barry Allen, Pierre Dillard, Phillip Hagg, Eric Amukamara, Prince O’Hanlon, Matt Meredith, Cameron Fisher, Sean Compton, Will

UA A 10-4 8-3 3-5 4-2 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-0 0-1

TOT 12.0 9.5 5.5 5.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5

FAU DNP -

ASU 1.5-17 0.5-6 DNP 1.0-8 1.0-2 -

VT 0.5-1 1.0-1 0.5-2 1.0-13 1.0-8 -

ULL 1.0-5 1.0-9 -

MU 1.0-6 1.0-9 -

TTU 1.0-10 1.5-20 2.0-10 0.5-2

ISU 1.0-6 -

BU 1.0-3 5.0-24 1.0-3 DNP

OU 0.5-3 0.5-3 1.0-13 -

KU 1.0-9 -

KSU 1.5-6 0.5-1 1.0-9 1.0-14 -

CU 1.0-17 -

UT 4.5-21 0.5-4 2.5-13 1.0-11 0.5-3 -

UA 2.0-20 -

INT RETURNS O’Hanlon, Matt Amukamara, Prince Gomes, Dejon Asante, Larry Dillard, Phillip Suh, Ndamukong Hagg, Eric

NO YDS 6-105 5-63 4-45 2-74 1-9 1-0 1-0

FAU 1-18 1-0 DNP -

ASU DNP -

VT DNP -

ULL 1-74 -

MU 1-40 1-0 -

TTU -

ISU -

BU 1-1 1-0 -

OU 3-30 1-22 1-9 -

KU -

KSU 1-0 -

CU 1-20 1-40 1-5 -

UT 1-0 1-0 1-0

UA 1-37 -

FUMBLES RECOVERED O’Hanlon, Matt Crick, Jared Meredith, Cameron Turner, Barry Amukamara, Prince Fisher, Sean

NO YDS 2 2 1 1 1 1

FAU 1 -

ASU 1 -

VT -

ULL 1 1

MU 1 -

TTU -

ISU -

BU 1 -

OU -

KU 1 -

KSU 1 -

CU -

UT -

UA -

FORCED FUMBLES Gomes, Dejon Asante, Larry Hagg, Eric Thenarse, Rickey Suh, Ndamukong O’Hanlon, Matt Dean, Jase Turner, Barry Amukamara, Prince Dillard, Phillip Allen, Pierre

NUMBER 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

FAU 1 1 DNP -

ASU 1 DNP -

VT DNP -

ULL 1 1 1 1 -

MU DNP 1 -

TTU DNP DNP -

ISU DNP DNP 1 -

BU 1 DNP DNP -

OU DNP DNP -

KU 1 DNP DNP -

KSU 1 DNP DNP 1 -

CU DNP DNP -

UT DNP DNP -

UA DNP DNP 1

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Nebraska Team Game By Game DATE Sept. 5, 2009 Sept. 12, 2009 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 26, 2009 Oct. 8, 2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Oct. 24, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009 Nov. 7, 2009 Nov. 14, 2009 Nov. 21, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 Dec. 5, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009

OPPONENT Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona Totals Opponent

| RUSHING | NO. YDS TD 32 259 5 28 136 1 36 207 0 34 133 4 33 105 1 30 70 0 28 114 1 38 145 1 43 141 0 42 214 3 45 101 1 40 144 1 35 67 0 48 223 2 512 2059 20 465 1304 7

DATE Sept. 5, 2009 Sept. 12, 2009 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 26, 2009 Oct. 8, 2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Oct. 24, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009 Nov. 7, 2009 Nov. 14, 2009 Nov. 21, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 Dec. 5, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009

OPPONENT Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona Totals Opponent

| SOLO 33 32 27 34 34 29 35 43 43 39 30 43 46 32 500 546

*total team TFL DATE Sept. 5, 2009 Sept. 12, 2009 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 26, 2009 Oct. 8, 2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Oct. 24, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009 Nov. 7, 2009 Nov. 14, 2009 Nov. 21, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 Dec. 5, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009

OPPONENT Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona Totals Opponent

| NO 3 3 6 3 8 5 4 7 11 4 6 6 8 4 78 93

LG 49 30 31 39 41 11 21 23 63 32 18 15 17 34 63 46

TACKLES | AST TOTAL TFL YDS 56 89 3-4 28 60 6-35 46 73 9-35 40 74 6-18 44 78 6-28 30 59 13-61 34 69 3-9 24 67 13-45 26 69 5-30 20 59 6-19 36 66 5-30 15 58 1-17 18 64 15-65 10 42 4-23 427 927 *93-419 391 937 86-252 YDS 97 128 249 137 315 176 161 295 481 155 273 304 297 142 3210 3849

PUNTING AVG LONG 32.3 43 42.7 49 41.5 76 45.7 55 39.4 55 35.2 46 40.2 49 42.1 57 43.7 66 38.8 52 45.5 61 50.7 63 37.1 42 35.5 44 41.2 76 41.4 60

BLKD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

| RECEIVING NO. YDS 17 231 30 358 11 136 22 300 14 158 23 215 20 248 12 128 7 39 13 196 13 166 9 73 6 39 13 173 210 2460 234 2504

| TD 2 4 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 16 7

| SACKS | NO YDS 0.0-0 4.0-33 4.0-25 2.0-14 2.0-15 5.0-42 1.0-6 7.0-30 2.0-19 1.0-9 4.0-30 1.0-17 9.0-52 2.0-20 44.0-312 19.0-121

| FUMBLE | FF FR YDS 2 1-4 1 1-0 0 0-0 4 2-21 1 1-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 1 1-0 2 1-4 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 14 8-29 10 11-82

| TB 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 7 3

FC 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 8 13

50+ 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 0 0 13 24

LG 51 43 35 43 56 30 72 45 16 45 47 24 16 74 74 81

I20 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 1 2 4 2 2 30 26

| PASSING ATT CMP INT 17-25-1 30-41-0 11-30-2 22-26-0 14-33-0 23-38-1 20-37-3 12-21-1 7-14-0 13-21-0 13-19-1 9-14-0 6-20-3 13-25-0 210-364-12 234-490-20 INT YDS 2-18 0-0 0-0 1-74 2-40 0-0 0-0 2-1 5-61 0-0 1-0 3-65 3-0 1-37 20-296 12-128

| YDS 231 358 136 300 158 215 248 128 39 196 166 73 39 173 2460 2504 QBH 3 7 5 6 7 8 9 3 8 6 5 4 7 3 83 25

| FIELD GOALS | ATT MADE LG 0-0 0 2-1 26 5-5 40 2-2 46 0-0 0 2-1 21 0-0 0 2-2 45 2-1 28 3-3 38 1-1 34 1-0 0 4-4 52 4-4 50 28-24 52 24-12 52

TD 2 4 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 16 7

| KICK RET NO YDS 2 49 2 53 4 86 1 21 1 2 5 108 3 80 3 55 2 27 3 112 2 53 1 21 3 79 1 49 33 795 49 951

LG 51 43 35 43 56 30 72 45 16 45 47 24 16 74 74 81

PASS BRK 6 3 5 3 9 1 4 10 12 5 8 4 3 7 80 41

BLKD KICK 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 1

BLKD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

| TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

| PUNT RET NO YDS 0 0 4 31 6 86 4 67 4 -5 5 64 3 11 2 51 2 19 2 18 2 3 4 71 3 49 3 45 44 510 31 366

LG 32 29 27 21 2 30 33 24 26 44 28 21 42 49 49 76

| KICKS XPTS | ATT MAD RUN 7-7 0 5-5 0 0-0 0 7-7 0 3-3 0 1-1 0 1-1 0 2-2 0 1-1 0 2-2 0 2-2 0 4-4 0 0-0 0 3-3 0 38-38 0 14-12 0

RCV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

| KICKOFFS | NO YDS AVG 8 552 69.0 7 486 69.4 6 415 69.2 10 700 70.0 6 380 63.3 3 204 68.0 2 140 70.0 5 346 69.2 3 210 70.0 7 448 64.0 4 279 69.8 5 349 69.8 5 340 68.0 8 519 64.9 79 5368 67.9 38 2371 62.4

TB 2 5 3 6 1 1 0 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 29 4

SAF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

| TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

LG 0 14 55 33 0 18 7 25 19 10 2 59 43 28 59 62

ALL PURP 490 494 343 433 263 285 362 273 180 410 267 217 106 396 4519 3808

| TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

LG 6 14 6 0 27 9 6 62 35 2 22 13 5 0 62 59

ALL PURP 358 274 278 222 225 259 239 276 325 335 293 403 202 109 3808 4519

PTS 49 38 15 55 27 10 7 20 10 31 17 28 12 33 352 146

OB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

Opponent Team Game By Game DATE Sept. 5, 2009 Sept. 12, 2009 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 26, 2009 Oct. 8, 2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Oct. 24, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009 Nov. 7, 2009 Nov. 14, 2009 Nov. 21, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 Dec. 5, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009

OPPONENT Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona Opponent totals Nebraska

|---RUSHING | NO. YDS TD 35 132 0 38 143 1 37 86 1 37 102 0 35 91 1 25 25 2 48 137 0 32 54 0 29 80 0 29 99 1 34 140 0 28 134 0 38 18 1 20 63 0 465 1304 7 512 2059 20

DATE Sept. 5, 2009 Sept. 12, 2009 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 26, 2009 Oct. 8, 2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Oct. 24, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009 Nov. 7, 2009 Nov. 14, 2009 Nov. 21, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 Dec. 5, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009

OPPONENT Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona Opponent totals Nebraska

| SOLO 28 42 34 38 38 42 34 34 38 38 38 52 36 54 546 500

*total team TFL DATE Sept. 5, 2009 Sept. 12, 2009 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 26, 2009 Oct. 8, 2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Oct. 24, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009 Nov. 7, 2009 Nov. 14, 2009 Nov. 21, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 Dec. 5, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009

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OPPONENT Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona Opponent totals Nebraska

| NO 4 5 8 8 8 6 9 6 5 6 5 5 9 9 93 78

LG 23 20 46 12 23 21 20 12 14 17 24 28 14 36 46 63

TACKLES | AST TOTAL TFL YDS 32 60 2-3 26 68 3-17 42 76 8-9 30 68 6-17 12 50 6-28 34 76 5-22 28 62 6-12 32 66 8-13 26 64 11-22 36 74 6-16 38 76 13-43 20 72 4-19 22 58 5-19 13 67 3-12 391 937 86-252 427 927 *93-419 YDS 143 225 375 345 357 216 360 175 245 269 197 213 355 374 3849 3210

PUNTING AVG LONG 35.8 50 45.0 57 46.9 59 43.1 53 44.6 57 36.0 47 40.0 60 29.2 44 49.0 60 44.8 57 39.4 51 42.6 52 39.4 51 41.6 55 41.4 60 41.2 76

BLKD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

| RECEIVING NO. YDS 20 236 11 131 12 192 15 120 17 134 23 234 9 102 19 222 26 245 19 236 12 153 21 269 20 184 10 46 234 2504 210 2460

| TD 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 7 16

| SACKS | NO YDS 0.0-0 2.0-16 0.0-0 1.0-6 1.0-7 5.0-22 1.0-4 0.0-0 2.0-11 1.0-8 2.0-24 3.0-15 1.0-8 0.0-0 19.0-121 44.0-312

| FUMBLE | FF FR YDS 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 1 2-0 0 1-82 5 5-0 1 1-0 0 1-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 10 11-82 14 8-29

| TB 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7

FC 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 2 13 8

50+ 1 1 3 3 1 0 3 0 3 2 2 1 2 2 24 13

LG 38 43 81 32 38 58 47 41 33 28 27 58 25 13 81 74

I20 0 0 3 1 4 0 5 2 1 2 1 0 4 3 26 30

| PASSING ATT CMP INT 20-41-2 11-20-0 12-27-0 15-27-1 17-43-2 23-32-0 9-19-0 19-38-2 26-58-5 19-41-0 12-33-1 21-44-3 20-36-3 10-31-1 234-490-20 210-364-12 INT YDS 1-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-7 3-27 1-45 0-0 0-0 1-42 0-0 3-4 0-0 12-128 20-296

| YDS 236 131 192 120 134 234 102 222 245 236 153 269 184 46 2504 2460 QBH 2 2 8 1 0 1 0 2 1 5 0 0 3 0 25 83

| FIELD GOALS | ATT MADE LG 2-1 21 1-1 42 1-1 39 1-0 0 2-1 33 1-1 32 2-1 52 2-1 41 4-1 28 1-1 33 3-1 44 2-0 0 2-2 46 0-0 0 24-12 52 28-24 52

TD 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 7 16 PASS BRK 2 4 2 0 4 7 4 2 3 4 2 2 4 1 41 80

BLKD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

| KICK RET NO YDS 6 97 2 34 3 114 4 67 5 82 2 58 2 35 2 53 2 37 6 105 3 50 3 49 2 22 7 148 49 951 33 795

LG 38 43 81 32 38 58 47 41 33 28 27 58 25 13 81 74 BLKD KICK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6

| TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

| PUNT RET NO YDS 3 10 1 14 1 6 1 0 4 63 1 9 2 8 4 101 6 102 1 2 2 27 3 20 1 5 1 -1 31 366 44 510

LG 27 19 76 20 21 40 21 31 23 23 19 24 22 35 76 49

| KICKS XPTS | ATT MAD RUN 0-0 0 1-0 0 1-1 0 0-0 0 1-1 0 4-4 0 1-0 0 1-1 0 0-0 0 2-2 0 0-0 0 2-2 0 1-1 0 0-0 0 14-12 0 38-38 0

RCV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

| KICKOFFS | NO YDS AVG 2 157 78.5 3 196 65.3 4 265 66.2 1 64 64.0 2 92 46.0 6 327 54.5 3 194 64.7 3 196 65.3 2 112 56.0 3 173 57.7 2 135 67.5 3 203 67.7 3 192 64.0 1 65 65.0 38 2371 62.4 79 5368 67.9

TB 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 29

SAF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PTS 3 9 16 0 12 31 9 10 3 17 3 20 13 0 146 352

OB 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

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Team Comparison OPPONENT Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona Totals

SCORE 49-3 38-9 15-16 55-0 27-12 10-31 7-9 20-10 10-3 31-17 17-3 28-20 12-13 33-0 352-146

1ST DNS RUN/PASS/PEN. 22/23 (13/9, 8/11, 1/3) 27/15 (7/11, 19/3, 1/1) 18/11 (9/2, 7/9, 2/0) 21/14 (7/8, 13/5, 1/1) 14/15 (6/4, 6/7, 2/4) 16/15 (4/2, 11/10, 1/3) 15/11 (4/7, 9/4, 2/0) 11/18 (5/3, 6/11, 0/4) 7/23 (4/7, 2/13, 1/3) 18/21 (10/8, 6/11, 2/2) 19/19 (7/9, 9/7, 3/3) 14/20 (9/8, 5/9, 0/3) 5/17 (2/3, 3/10, 0/4) 19/6 (11/3, 7/2, 1/1) 226/228 (98/84, 111/112, 17/32)

RUSHING 32-259/35-132 28-136/38-143 36-207/37-86 34-133/37-102 33-105/35-91 30-70/25-25 28-114/48-137 38-145/32-54 43-141/29-80 42-214/29-99 45-101/34-140 40-144/28-134 35-67/38-18 48-223/20-63 512-2059/465-1304

PASSING 17-25-1/20-41-2 30-41-0/11-20-0 11-30-2/12-27-0 22-26-0/15-27-1 14-33-0/17-43-2 23-38-1/23-32-0 20-37-3/9-19-0 12-21-1/19-38-2 7-14-0/26-58-5 13-21-0/19-41-0 13-19-1/12-33-1 9-14-0/21-44-3 6-20-3/20-36-3 13-25-0/10-31-1 210-364-12/234-490-20

PASS YDS 231/236 358/131 136/192 300/120 158/134 215/234 248/102 128/222 39/245 196/236 166/153 73/269 39/184 173/46 2460/2504

TOTAL OFFENSE 57-490/76-368 69-494/58-274 66-343/64-278 60-433/64-222 66-263/78-225 68-285/57-259 65-362/67-239 59-273/70-276 57-180/87-325 63-410/70-335 64-267/67-293 54-217/72-403 55-106/74-202 73-396/51-109 876-4519/955-3808

RET YDS 71/97 84/48 172/123 183/67 37/145 172/156 91/70 107/199 107/139 130/107 60/119 157/69 128/31 131/147 1630/1527

T/O 1/3 0/1 2/0 0/3 2/3 2/0 8/0 2/3 1/5 0/1 1/2 1/3 3/3 0/1 23/28

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category

OPPONENT Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona Totals

3RD DOWN 4-10/6-15 8-13/2-10 6-17/8-18 6-11/5-16 8-17/5-18 6-15/6-14 5-13/5-18 5-15/5-16 1-14/5-18 7-16/6-16 7-16/3-14 3-10/7-16 2-16/6-19 9-18/3-15 77-201/72-223

4TH DOWN 2-2/0-2 0-0/1-2 0-0/0-1 0-0/1-1 0-1/1-2 1-2/1-1 0-1/1-1 0-0/1-2 0-0/0-3 0-0/2-2 1-1/1-2 0-0/0-1 1-1/0-0 0-0/1-2 5-8/10-22

TIME POSS 27:42/32:18 31:38/28:22 29:46/30:14 29:57/30:03 29:32/30:28 30:04/29:56 26:20/33:40 29:52/30:08 31:42/28:18 31:29/28:31 31:30/28:30 31:10/28:50 28:00/32:00 38:12/21:48 426:54/413:06

MARGIN -4:36 3:16 -0:28 0:06 0:56 0:08 -7:20 0:16 3:24 2:58 3:00 2:20 -4:00 16:24 13:48

YDS/RUSH 8.1/3.8 4.9/3.8 5.8/2.3 3.9/2.8 3.2/2.6 2.3/1.0 4.1/2.9 3.8/1.7 3.3/2.8 5.1/3.4 2.2/4.1 3.6/4.8 1.9/0.5 4.6/3.2 4.0/2.8

YDS/PASS 9.2/5.8 8.7/6.6 4.5/7.1 11.5/4.4 4.8/3.1 5.7/7.3 6.7/5.4 6.1/5.8 2.8/4.2 9.3/5.8 8.7/4.6 5.2/6.1 2.0/5.1 6.9/1.5 6.8/5.1

YDS/PLAY 8.6/4.8 7.2/4.7 5.2/4.3 7.2/3.5 4.0/2.9 4.2/4.5 5.6/3.6 4.6/3.9 3.2/3.7 6.5/4.8 4.2/4.4 4.0/5.6 1.9/2.7 5.4/2.1 5.2/4.0

PUNTING 3-32.3/4-35.8 3-42.7/5-45.0 6-41.5/8-46.9 3-45.7/8-43.1 8-39.4/8-44.6 5-35.2/6-36.0 4-40.2/9-40.0 7-42.1/6-29.2 11-43.7/5-49.0 4-38.8/6-44.8 6-45.5/5-39.4 6-50.7/5-42.6 8-37.1/9-39.4 4-35.5/9-41.6 78-41.2/93-41.4

PENALTIES 9-86/11-67 3-40/3-20 9-60/7-53 6-54/3-14 12-108/8-100 12-95/4-40 3-25/8-72 6-65/4-25 11-104/9-64 5-55/4-50 3-34/7-69 7-49/7-34 7-64/7-45 7-55/2-25 894/678

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category

Nebraska Red Zone Chart NEBRASKA INSIDE OPPONENTS RED ZONE DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

TIMES IN RZ

TIMES SCORED

PTS

TOTAL TDS

RUSH TDS

PASS TDS

FGS MADE

FGA

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 8 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Dec. 5 Dec. 30

Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona

W, 49-3 W, 38-9 L, 15-16 W, 55-0 W, 27-12 L, 10-31 L, 7-9 W, 20-10 W, 10-3 W, 31-17 W, 17-3 W, 28-20 L, 12-13 W, 33-0

4 4 5 4 3 5 4 2 3 4 4 1 1 3

4 4 4 4 3 2 1 2 2 4 3 1 1 3

28 24 12 28 20 10 7 10 10 20 17 7 3 17

4 3 0 4 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 2

4 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2

0 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1* 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

47

38

213

25

16

9

13

0

2

3

4

0

0

Totals 38 of 47 (80.9%)

FAILED TO SCORE INSIDE RZ DOWNS INT FUMB HALF GAME

*Punted on fourth down

OPPONENT INSIDE NEBRASKA RED ZONE DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

TIMES IN RZ

TIMES SCORED

PTS

TOTAL TDS

RUSH TDS

PASS TDS

FGS MADE

FGA

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 8 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 27 Dec. 5 Dec. 30

Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado vs. Texas vs. Arizona

W, 49-3 W, 38-9 L, 15-16 W, 55-0 W, 27-12 L, 10-31 L, 7-9 W, 20-10 W, 10-3 W, 31-17 W, 17-3 W, 28-20 L, 12-13 W, 33-0

2 1 2 1 2 4 0 1 1 2 2 5 1 1

1 1 2 0 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0

3 6 13 0 10 24 0 0 3 10 0 14 7 0

0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0

0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

25

16

90

11

7

4

5

4

2

1

2

0

0

Totals 16 of 25 (64.0%)

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Miscellaneous Numbers LONG SEASON PLAYS 20 OR MORE YARDS

HUSKER LONG PLAYS RUSH PASS RET. Florida Atlantic 3 4 1 Arkansas State 1 5 2 Virginia Tech 4 1 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 2 6 5 Missouri 1 1 1 Texas Tech 0 3 3 Iowa State 1 2 4 Baylor 1 3 2 Oklahoma 2 0 3 Kansas 3 4 3 Kansas State 0 1 2 Colorado 0 1 4 Texas 0 0 3 Arizona 2 2 3 Totals 20 33 40

DRIVE SUPERLATIVES Most Yards (Result) Most Plays (Result) Most Time (Result)

NEBRASKA LONG PLAYS

YARDS

74 74 72 63 59 56 55 51 49 49 47 45 45 44 44 43 43 43 42 42 41 40 40 40 39 37 37 37 35 35 34 34 34 33 33 32 32 32 31 30 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

56

OPPONENT

Arizona Louisiana-Lafayette Iowa State Oklahoma Colorado Missouri Virginia Tech Florida Atlantic Arizona Florida Atlantic Kansas State Kansas Baylor Kansas Florida Atlantic Texas Louisiana-Lafayette Arkansas State Texas Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Colorado Kansas Missouri Louisiana-Lafayette Arizona Kansas Kansas Kansas Virginia Tech Arizona Iowa State Louisiana-Lafayette Iowa State Louisiana-Lafayette Kansas Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Kansas Oklahoma Texas Tech Texas Tech Arkansas State Virginia Tech Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Arizona Kansas State Kansas Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic Texas Tech Virginia Tech Arkansas State Oklahoma Iowa State Texas Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Florida Atlantic Kansas State Oklahoma Baylor Texas Tech Colorado Baylor Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Arkansas State Arizona Baylor Oklahoma Baylor Texas Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Colorado Iowa State Iowa State Iowa State Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Arizona Texas Colorado Kansas Arkansas State Arkansas State Virginia Tech Virginia Tech

TOTAL 8 8 9 13 3 6 7 6 5 10 3 5 3 7 93

OPPONENT LONG PLAYS RUSH PASS RET. 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 5 0 2 3 0 3 3 2 2 2 1 4 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 10 28 24

Nebraska 89 vs. Arizona (TD) 16 vs. TTU (Downs), vs. KSU (FG) 9:29 vs. Texas Tech (Downs)

PLAY

Pass (Lee to Paul) IR (Asante) Pass (Lee to Paul) Rush (Helu Jr.) PR (Paul) Pass (Lee to Paul) PR (Paul) Pass (Lee to Gilleylen) KOR (Paul) Rush (Green) Pass (Lee to Paul) Pass (Lee to Paul) Pass (Green to Paul) KOR (Paul) Rush (Helu Jr.) PR (Paul) Pass (Lee to Gilleylen) Pass (Lee to Gilleylen) KOR (Paul) Pass (Lee to Gilleylen) Rush (Helu Jr.) IR (Amukamara) KOR (Marlow) IR (Gomes) Rush (Helu Jr.) IR (O’Hanlon) Pass (Lee to Paul) Pass (Lee to Paul) Pass (Lee to Paul) Pass (Lee to Gilleylen) Rush (Burkhead) BLKR (Fisher) Pass (Lee to Young) KOR (Paul) PR (Burkhead) Rush (Lee) KOR (Paul) Pass (Lee to McNeill) Rush (Helu Jr.) Rush (Helu Jr.) IR (O’Hanlon) KOR (Marlowe) Pass (Green to Holt) Rush (Paul) Rush (Helu Jr.) PR (Paul) Pass (Lee to McNeill) PR (Paul) KOR (Marlowe) KOR (Paul) Rush (Helu Jr.) Pass (Lee to Holt) Pass (Lee to Helu Jr.) KOR (Paul) Pass (Lee to Young) KOR (Marlowe) KOR (Marlowe) Pass (Lee to Brooks) PR (Burkhead) Pass (Lee to Gilleylen) KOR (Marlowe) Rush (Helu Jr.) PR (Blatchford ... blocked punt) KOR (Dennard) Pass (Lee to Cotton) KOR (Marlowe) Pass (Green to Burkhead) Rush (Green) Pass (Lee to Brooks) PR (Paul) Pass (Lee to Paul) Rush (Robinson) IR (Amukamara) Pass (Green to Reed) KOR (Legate) Pass (Lee to Brooks) KOR (Paul) KOR (Paul) KOR (Paul) Pass (Lee to Paul) Rush (Robinson) KOR (Paul) PR (Paul) FR (Fisher) Rush (Paul) KOR (Marlowe) IR (O’Hanlon) Rush (Helu Jr.) Pass (Lee to Paul) Pass (Lee to Brooks) Rush (Helu Jr.) Rush (Helu Jr.)

TOTAL 5 3 4 3 6 6 3 8 5 6 6 6 3 3 62

Opponent 89 at Kansas (TD) 14 vs. OU (downs), vs. KSU (downs) 7:12 vs. Iowa State (Punt)

RESULT

Touchdown Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-G 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-G 1st-G 1st-G 1st-10 1st-10 1st-G 1st-10 1st-10 1st-G 1st-G 1st-G 1st-10 1st-G 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-G 1st-10 1st-10 1st-G 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-G 1st-10 1st-G 1st-10 1st-10 1st-G 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10

OPPONENT LONG PLAYS YARDS OPPONENT

82 81 70 62 58 58 56 47 46 45 43 42 41 40 40 38 38 36 35 35 34 34 33 32 31 30 28 28 28 27 27 27 27 26 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Texas Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Baylor Colorado Texas Tech Colorado Iowa State Virginia Tech Baylor Arkansas State Kansas State Baylor Baylor Texas Tech Missouri Florida Atlantic Arizona Arizona Oklahoma Arizona Texas Tech Oklahoma Louisiana-Lafayette Baylor Baylor Colorado Kansas Baylor Kansas State Missouri Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic Louisiana-Lafayette Texas Oklahoma Florida Atlantic Colorado Kansas State Kansas State Kansas State Colorado Kansas Oklahoma Missouri Florida Atlantic Texas Kansas State Oklahoma Baylor Texas Tech Kansas Kansas Iowa State Texas Tech Missouri Virginia Tech Arkansas State Texas Colorado Kansas Kansas Iowa State Missouri Missouri Arkansas State Louisiana-Lafayette

PLAY

RESULT

FR (Howard) Pass (Taylor to Coale) KOR (Roberts) PR (Casey ... lateral on return) Pass (Hansen to Simas) Pass (Sheffield to Lewis) Pass (Hansen to McKnight) Pass (Tiller to Williams) Rush (Williams) IR (Odom) Pass (Leonard to Murry) IR (Hartman) Pass (Florence to Gettis) Pass (Florence to Gettis) KOR (Stephens) Pass (Gabbert to Perry) Pass (VanCamp to Rose) Rush (Antolin) KOR (Wright) PR (Broyles) KOR (Wright) Pass (Sheffield to Leong) Pass (Jones to Miller) Pass (Masson to Green) KOR (Williams) PR (Buerck) Rush (Stewart) Pass (Reesing to Briscoe) Pass (Florence to Wright) Pass (Klein to Thomas) PR (Gettis) Pass (Smith to Gent) KOR (Polo) Pass (Masson to Green) Pass (McCoy to Newton) PR (Broyles) KOR (Rolle) KOR (Lockridge) Rush (Thomas) Pass (Gregory to Snipes) Rush (Thomas) Pass (Hansen to Simas) KOR (Stuckey) KOR (Madu) Rush (Washington) Rush (Morris) KOR (Goodwin) PR (Banks) Pass (Jones to Broyles) KOR (Williams) Pass (Sheffield to Lewis) Pass (Reesing to Meier) Pass (Reesing to Briscoe) KOR (Johnson) Rush (Jeffers) KOR (Jasper) Pass (Taylor to Boyce) Pass (Leonard to McLennan) Pass (McCoy to Williams) Pass (Hansen to McKnight) KOR (McDougald) KOR (McDougald) Rush (Brandtner) Pass (Gabbert to Perry) KOR (Jasper) Rush (Arnold) KOR (Miller)

Touchdown 1st-Goal 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown Touchdown 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-Goal 1st-Goal 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 Touchdown 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-Goal 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10 1st-10

GAME OPENING DRIVES Opponent Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado Texas Arizona

[----- Nebraska ----- ] Pts. 1st Dwn 0 0 7 3 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 2 3 5 0 1 3 1 7 0

Yds (-2) 80 1 71 10 (-1) 3 44 0 58 56 8 13 5

[----- Opponent ----- ] Pts. 1st Dwn 0 0 0 3 7 2 0 1 0 2 7 4 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0

Yds 5 47 24 22 14 80 4 14 16 2 58 9 15 0

Yds 62 67 2 73 (-11) 19 52 7 6 79 70 9 9 41

[----- Opponent ----- ] Pts. 1st Dwn 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 7 4 0 0 0 1

Yds 22 19 2 3 4 16 12 18 5 73 79 59 (-17) 25

SECOND HALF OPENING DRIVES Opponent Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado Texas Arizona

[----- Nebraska ----- ] Pts. 1st Dwn 7 4 7 3 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 4 7 2 0 1 0 0 3 3

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL SCORING DRIVES Game Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado Texas Arizona

OPPONENT SCORING DRIVES Scoring Drives 7 6 5 9* 4 2 1 4# 2 6 3 4@ 4 7

[---Time---] Total Avg. 20:57 2:59 20:05 3:21 14:57 2:59 19:22 2:09 8:00 2:00 6:25 3:13 4:06 4:06 11:00 2:45 3:20 1:40 22:56 3:49 11:56 3:59 9:58 2:29 9:28 2:22 24:15 3:28

Totals 64 3::05:45 Opponents 28^ 1::29:04 *includes one defensive score with drive of 0:00 ^includes two defensive scores with drive of 0:00

[--Plays--] Total Avg. 43 6.2 44 7.3 35 7.0 44 4.9 19 4.8 18 9.0 9 9.0 26 6.5 8 4.0 52 8.7 27 9.0 19 4.8 24 6.0 52 7.4

5 or less 5 2 2 6 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 2 1

1 or 0 None None None 1 None None None 1 1 None None 2 None None

2:54 410 6.4 27 5 3:07 198 7.1 5 2 #includes one blocked punt return with drive of 0:00 @includes one defensive and one special team score with drive of 0:00

NEBRASKA SCORING DRIVES Opponent

[-----Drive-----] Plays Yds Time

Score

Qtr./Time

Play

Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Arkansas State Arkansas State Arkansas State Arkansas State Arkansas State Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Texas Tech Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor Oklahoma Oklahoma Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas State Kansas State Kansas State Colorado Colorado Colorado Colorado Texas Texas Texas Texas Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona

5 4 15 4 4 4 7 8 11 3 11 4 7 4 6 10 4 10 11 3 6 4 3 0 10 5 2 6 2 3 8 11 7 9 0 11 12 3 1 7 6 6 13 13 4 10 16 7 4 0 6 0 13 8 4 4 8 2 7 7 7 12 11 6

7-0 14-0 21-3 28-3 35-3 42-3 49-3 7-0 14-0 21-0 24-6 31-6 38-9 3-7 6-7 9-7 12-10 15-10 3-0 10-0 13-0 20-0 27-0 34-0 41-0 48-0 55-0 7-12 13-12 20-12 27-12 3-21 10-24 7-3 7-0 10-0 13-0 20-0 7-0 10-3 7-0 10-0 13-10 16-10 24-17 31-17 3-3 10-3 17-3 7-0 14-0 21-7 28-14 3-0 6-0 9-10 12-10 7-0 10-0 17-0 20-0 23-0 26-0 33-0

1st/7:41 2nd/13:43 2nd/00:51 3rd/12:36 3rd/7:26 3rd/00:00 4th/6:03 1st/11:40 1st/1:15 2nd/13:59 2nd/00:09 3rd/9:47 4th/8:14 1st/0:56 2nd/12:49 2nd/5:23 2nd/0:18 4th/4:33 1st/7:06 1st/5:03 1st/0:08 2nd/12:00 2nd/11:11 2nd/6:16 3rd/8:36 4th/11:04 4th/8:46 4th/13:56 4th/12:59 4th/10:34 4th/0:56 2nd/6:56 4th/8:40 1st/3:26 1st/13:31 1st/5:43 2nd/12:16 2nd/9:28 2nd/13:36 3rd/5:38 1st/12:05 2nd/10:47 3rd/3:42 4th/11:53 4th/6:19 4th/0:29 1st/1:44 2nd/12:02 3rd/13:21 1st/3:34 2nd/14:53 3:16/2nd 4th/6:43 1st/11:04 1st/6:32 4th/11:34 4th/1:44 1st/13:45 1st/8:53 2nd/11:57 2nd/8:25 2nd/0:35 3rd/10:07 3rd/3:39

Holt 28-yd. pass from Lee Gilleylen 51-yd. pass from Lee Helu Jr. 1-yd. run Helu Jr. 7-yd. run Helu Jr. 44-yd. run Burkhead 8-yd. run Green 1-yd. run Legate 3-yd. pass from Lee McNeill 13-yd. pass from Lee Paul 30-yd. run Henery 26-yd. FG McNeill 32-yd. pass from Lee Paul 2-yd. pass from Lee Henery 40-yd. FG Henery 27-yd. FG Henery 19-yd. FG Henery 38-yd. FG Henery 38-yd. FG Henery 39-yd. FG Cotton 0-yd fumble recovery Henery 46-yd. FG Brooks 4-yd. pass from Lee Helu Jr. 2-yd. run Asante 74-yd. interception return Helu Jr. 2-yd. run Burkhead 24-yd. pass from Green Green 24-yd. run Paul 56-yd. pass from Lee Paul 13-yd. pass from Lee McNeill 7-yd. pass from Lee Helu 5-yd. run Henery 21-yd. FG Cooper 13-yd. pass from Green Robinson 3-yd. run Blatchford 25-yd. blocked punt return Henery 45-yd. FG Henery 22-yd. FG Robinson 1-yd. run Hill 1-yd. pass from Lee Henery 28-yd. FG Helu Jr. 0-yd. fumble recovery Henery 25-yd. FG Henery 34-yd. FG Henery 38-yd. FG Helu Jr. 20-yd. run Helu Jr. 14-yd. run Henery 34-yd. FG McNeill 17-yd. pass from Lee Helu Jr. 14-yd. run Paul 59-yd. punt return Cotton 24-yd. pass from Lee O’Hanlon 20-yd. interception return Burkhead 7-yd. run Henery 45-yd. FG Henery 52-yd. FG Henery 28-yd. FG Henery 42-yd. FG Lee 4-yd. run Henery 47-yd. FG Burkhead 5-yd. run Henry 50-yd. FG Henery 41-yd. FG Henery 22-yd. FG Paul 74-yd. pass from Lee

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44 72 82 62 68 55 80 80 80 46 58 67 66 (-1) 48 77 50 54 71 43 38 27 26 0 73 41 41 69 18 10 68 74 40 42 0 44 75 46 1 33 58 70 79 51 31 74 56 57 70 0 56 0 80 13 9 (-1) 43 5 31 82 14 44 41 89

2:32 1:49 7:16 2:17 1:49 2:00 3:14 3:20 5:20 0:51 5:14 1:36 3:44 1:29 1:49 4:32 2:06 5:01 4:55 0:45 2:16 1:59 0:42 0:00 6:18 1:51 0:36 2:29 0:45 0:58 4:28 5:02 1:23 4:06 0:00 5:04 4:56 1:00 0:23 2:57 2:55 1:56 7:15 5:50 1:04 4:46 7:37 2:46 1:33 0:00 3:06 0:00 6:52 3:20 1:35 1:21 3:12 0:48 3:08 3:41 2:26 6:07 4:53 3:12

Opponent

[-----Drive-----] Plays Yds Time

Score

Qtr./Time

Play

Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Arkansas State Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Missouri Missouri Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech Iowa State Iowa State Baylor Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas State Colorado Colorado Colorado Texas Texas Texas

11 6 8 7 7 5 7 7 9 0 12 5 9 4 7 7 0 9 13 12 10 10 7 12 8 9 6 5

3-14 6-21 9-31 7-0 10-9 16-15 9-0 12-0 7-0 14-0 21-0 24-3 31-10 3-0 9-7 3-20 10-20 3-7 7-10 10-10 17-16 3-0 7-14 14-21 20-28 7-6 10-6 12-13

2nd/13:33 2nd/5:30 4th/12:05 1st/11:15 2nd/2:30 4th/0:21 2nd/0:00 3rd/1:26 1st/10:21 1st/4:42 2nd/6:56 2nd/0:11 4th/3:30 1st/13:24 2nd/6:53 3rd/9:22 3rd/3:27 2nd/0:24 2nd/4:58 2nd/0:00 3rd/7:34 1st/9:26 2nd/5:39 3rd/6:50 4th/0:00 2nd/2:19 3rd/1:40 4th/00:00

Gornall 21-yd. FG Arnold 1-yd. run Arauco 42-yd. FG Williams 1-yd. run Waldron 39-yd. FG Roberts 11-yd. pass from Taylor Gabbert 1-yd. run Ressell 33-yd. FG Batch 16-yd. pass from Sheffield Howard 82-yd. fumble return Sheffield 1-yd. run Williams 32-yd. FG Sheffield 1-yd. run Mahoney 52-yd. FG Williams 47-yd. pass from Tiller Parks 41-yd. FG Odom 45-yd. INT return Way 28-yd. FG Reesing 5-yd. run Branstetter 33-yd. FG Briscoe 21-yd. pass from Reesing Cherry 44-yd. FG Behrens 2-yd. pass from Hansen McKnight 6-yd. pass from Hansen McKnight 56-yd. pass from Hansen McCoy 2-yd. run Lawrence 39-yd. FG Lawrence 46-yd. FG

71 32 39 24 58 88 44 19 80 0 65 67 54 4 83 18 0 59 80 64 89 58 67 59 80 42 30 31

5:20 3:12 2:39 3:45 2:53 1:23 0:48 2:16 4:39 0:00 6:40 1:39 5:00 1:20 2:56 4:00 0:00 3:14 5:49 3:37 4:11 5:30 3:15 4:49 1:30 4:41 2:16 1:44

NEBRASKA POINTS OFF TURNOVERS Game

TOs Gained

TDs

FG-FGA

Pts.

(NU Fumbles/Lost, INT)

Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado Texas Arizona Totals Opponents

3 (5/1 F/L, 2 Int) 1 (2/1 F/L, 0 Int) 0 (0/0 F/L, 0 Int) 3 (4/2 F/L, 1 Int) 3 (2/1 F/L, 2 Int) 0 (1/0 F/L, 0 Int) 0 (1/0 F/L, 0 Int) 3 (2/1 F/L, 2 Int) 5 (2/0 F/L, 5 Int) 1 (1/1 F/L, 0 Int) 2 (3/1 F/L, 1 Int) 3 (2/0 F/L, 3 Int) 3 (0/0 F/L, 3 Int) 1 (1/0 F/L, 1 Int) 28 (26/8 F/L, 20 Int) 23 (21/11 F/L, 12 Int)

2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 9 3

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-0 6-6 1-3

14 0 0 14 13 0 0 3 10 3 0 7 9 7 80 23

1 (1/0 F/L, 1 Int) 0 (0/0 F/L, 0 Int) 2 (0/0 F/L, 2 Int) 0 (2/0 F/L, 0 Int) 2 (5/2 F/L, 0 Int) 2 (1/1 F/L, 1 Int) 8 (7/5 F/L, 3 Int) 2 (1/1 F/L, 1 Int) 1 (1/1 F/L, 0 Int) 0 (1/0 F/L, 0 Int) 1 (0/0 F/L, 1 Int) 1 (2/1 F/L, 0 Int) 3 (0/0 F/L, 3 Int) 0 (0/0 F/L, 0 Int) 23 (21/11 F/L, 12 Int) 28 (26/8 F/L, 20 Int)

STARTING FIELD POSITION* Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado Texas Arizona Totals

NU Avg. Start

Opp. Avg. Start

(yards/drives/in 20/past 50)

(yards/drives/in 20/past 50)

35.0 (420/12/1/1) 28.4 (284/10/1/1) 30.6 (398/13/4/2) 42.6 (511/12/1/5) 33.6 (504/15/6/2) 42.9 (515/12/0/3) 30.6 (398/13/5/2) 31.5 (410/13/3/2) 31.6 (537/17/4/3) 29.4 (294/10/3/1) 27.9 (307/11/3/1) 34.7 (382/11/0/0) 36.1 (541/15/4/4) 38.2 (458/12/4/5) 33.9 (5,959/176/39/32)

22.8 (273/12/3/0) 22.0 (242/11/4/1) 29.8 (387/13/3/1) 18.3 (238/13/5/0) 35.4 (566/16/2/4) 25.7 (283/11/5/0) 27.9 (391/14/6/3) 29.1 (378/13/2/2) 31.9 (510/16/3/3) 24.9 (274/11/2/0) 23.5 (259/11/2/2) 20.7 (272/13/6/1) 31.6 (506/16/3/3) 24.8 (297/12/6/1) 26.8 (4,876/182/52/21)

NU lead +12.2 +6.4 +0.8 +24.3 -1.8 +17.2 +2.7 +2.4 -0.3 +4.5 +4.4 +14.0 +4.5 +13.4 +7.1

*does not include drives with time of 0:00 (ie, defensive and special teams touchdowns, end of half turnovers, overtime, etc.)

PENALTY NUMBERS Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State Baylor Oklahoma Kansas Kansas State Colorado Texas Arizona Totals (Avg/Penalty) Avg/G

NU Pen.-Yds. 9-86 3-40 9-60 6-54 12-108 12-95 3-25 6-65 11-104 5-55 3-34 7-49 7-64 7-55 100-894 (8.9) 7.1-63.9

Opp. Pen.-Yds 11-67 3-20 7-53 3-14 8-100 4-40 8-72 4-25 9-64 4-50 7-69 7-34 7-45 2-25 84-678 (8.1) 6.0-48.4

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Individual Career/Season Superlatives SEASON AND CAREER, MOST PASSING YARDS Player Zac Lee Cody Green Latravis Washington

SEASON AND CAREER, LONGEST PASS

2009 340 vs. Arkansas State 128 at Baylor None

Career same same None

2009 74* vs. Arizona (Paul) 45 at Baylor (Paul) None

Career same same None

* - indicates touchdown pass

SEASON AND CAREER, MOST RECEIVING YARDS Player Chris Brooks Rex Burkhead Wes Cammack Khiry Cooper Ben Cotton Roy Helu Jr. Ryan Hill Menelik Holt Curenski Gilleylen Brandon Kinnie Tyler Legate Mike McNeill Marcus Mendoza Niles Paul Kyler Reed Dontrayevous Robinson Dreu Young

2009 66 vs. Texas Tech 26 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 26 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 33 at Colorado 44 vs. Arkansas State 7 vs. Arkansas State 45 vs. Florida Atlantic 92 vs. Florida Atlantic 30 vs. Texas 13 vs. Kansas State 57 vs. Arkansas State 32 vs. Texas Tech 154 at Kansas 22 at Baylor 22 at Baylor 34 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

SEASON AND CAREER, LONGEST CATCH Career same same 5 vs. New Mexico State, 2008 same same 61 vs. Kansas, 2008 same 67 vs. Missouri, 2008 same same same 70 vs. Colorado, 2008 same same same same 55 vs. W. Michigan, 2008

2009 26 vs. Texas Tech (Lee) 24* vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Green) 2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 17 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Green) 24* at Colorado (Lee) 27 vs. Texas Tech (Lee) 7 vs. Arkansas State (Lee) 30 vs. Texas Tech (Green) 51* vs. Florida Atlantic (Lee) 16 vs. Texas (Lee) 13 vs. Kansas State (Lee) 32* vs. Arkansas State (Lee) 9 vs. Texas Tech 74* vs. Arizona (Lee) 22 at Baylor (Green) 19 at Baylor (Green) 34 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (Lee)

Career same same same same same 58 at Kansas State same same same same

2009 34 vs. Arizona 49 vs. Florida Atlantic 63 vs. Oklahoam 9 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 32 at Kansas 7 vs. Iowa State 30* vs. Arkansas State 23 at Baylor 8 vs. Arkansas State 7 vs. Florida Atlantic

Career same same 5 vs. New Mexico State (Lee), 2008 same same 27 four times (three by Ganz, one by Lee) same 35 vs. Kansas State (Ganz), 2007 same same same 53* vs. Colorado (Ganz), 2008 same same same same 55 vs. W. Michigan (Ganz), 2008

*Indicates touchdown scored

SEASON AND CAREER, MOST RUSHING YARDS Player Rex Burkhead Cody Green Roy Helu Jr. Austin Jones Zac Lee Marcus Mendoza Niles Paul Dontrayevous Robinson Lester Ward Latravis Washington

SEASON AND CAREER, LONGEST RUN

2009 100 at Colorado 50 vs. Florida Atlantic 169 at Virginia Tech 9 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 65 vs. Arizona 8 vs. Iowa State 30 vs. Arkansas State 77 vs. Iowa State 16 at Baylor 10 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Career same same same same same 35 vs. New Mexico State, 2008 same same same same

*Indicates touchdown scored

SEASON AND CAREER DEFENSE HIGHS Player

Tackles (2009)

Career

TFL (2009)

Career

Sacks (2009)

Career

Pierre Allen Prince Amukamara Larry Asante Austin Cassidy Will Compton Jared Crick Jase Dean Alfonzo Dennard Phillip Dillard Sean Fisher Dejon Gomes Eric Hagg Justin Jackson Faron Klingelhoefer Colton Koehler Blake Lawrence Eric Martin Mathew May Cameron Meredith Terrence Moore Matt O’Hanlon P.J. Smith Baker Steinkuhler Graham Stoddard Ndamukong Suh Rickey Thenarse Lance Thorell Barry Turner Anthony West Josh Williams

7 vs. Texas Tech 9 at Missouri 10 vs. KSU 2 vs. ULL, vs. OU 7 at Virginia Tech 13 at Baylor 3 vs. Florida Atlantic 6 vs. Oklahoma 12 vs. Texas Tech, Iowa State 9 vs. Iowa State 8 at Kansas 6 vs. ULL, at BU 1 vs. Florida Atlantic 1 vs. ASU, vs. ULL 3 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 6 vs. Florida Atlantic 4 vs. Florida Atlantic 4 at Missouri 5 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 12 vs. Oklahoma 4 vs. Oklahoma 5 vs. Florida Atlantic 3 vs. Florida Atlantic 12 vs. Texas 8 vs. Florida Atlantic 2 vs. La.-Lafayette, at Missouri 7 vs. Texas 3 at VT, vs. KSU 2 vs. Florida Atlantic

10 vs. San Jose St., 2008 same 13 at Oklahoma, 2008 same same same same same same same same 10 vs. New Mexico St., 2008 same same 8 at Kansas State, 2008 same same same same 3 vs. W. Michigan, 2008 same same same same 12 two times, last 2009 8, two times (last vs. FAU) 8 vs. New Mexico St., 2008 same 6 vs. Kansas, 2008 Same

3 vs. Texas Tech 1 vs. ASU, at VT, at KU 1 at Baylor None 1 vs. Texas Tech 7 at Baylor (Ties School Record) None 1 four times 4 vs. Texas Tech 1 at VT, at BU 2 vs. Texas 1 six times None None 1 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette None None None 2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette None 1 at VT, vs. Texas None 1 at Virginia Tech None 7 vs. Texas 1 vs. Florida Atlantic None 4 vs. Texas None None

3 two times 1 five times, last 2009 2 vs. Baylor, 2008 same same same same same same same same 1 six times same same 1 two times, last 2009 same same same same 2 vs. W. Michigan, 2008 1 four times, last 2009 same same same same 2 vs. Colorado, 2008 same same 2 vs. Texas A&M, 2007 same

2.0 vs. Texas Tech, vs. Arizona 1.0 vs. ASU, at KU None None 0.5 vs. Texas Tech 5.0 at Baylor (School Record) None None 1.0 vs. ULL, vs. OU, vs. KSU 1.0 at Baylor None 1.0 vs. ASU, vs. KSU None None None None None None 1.0 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette None 1.0 at VT, vs. Texas None None None 4.5 vs. Texas None None 2.5 vs. Texas None None

same 1.0 three times, last 2009 1.0 vs. Baylor, 2008 same same same same same same same same same same same same same same same same 2.0 vs. W. Michigan, 2008 same same same same same 1.0 two times, 2008 same same 1.0 two times same

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Nebraska Statistical Highs and Lows NEBRASKA TOTALS

HIGHS

LOWS

Points Scored First Downs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Passes Attempted Passes Completed Had Intercepted Passing Yards Total Plays Total Yards Possession Time Fumbles Fumbles Lost Turnovers Turnover Margin Penalties Yards Penalized Sacks By-Yards Lost Team Tackles for Loss-Yards

55 (Louisiana-Lafayette) 27 (Arkansas State) 48 (Arizona) 259 (Florida Atlantic) 41 (Arkansas State) 30 (Arkansas State) 3 (Iowa State, Texas) 358 (Arkansas State) 73 (Arizona) 494 (Arkansas State) 38:12 (Arizona) 7 (Iowa State) 5 (Iowa State) 8 (Iowa State) +4 (Oklahoma) 12 (at Missouri, Texas Tech) 108 (at Missouri) 9-52 (Texas) 15-65 (Texas)

7 (Iowa State) 5 (Texas) 28 (Arkansas State, Iowa State) 67 (Texas) 14 (Oklahoma) 6 (Texas) 0 (Seven times) 39 (Oklahoma, Texas) 54 (at Colorado) 106 (Texas) 26:20 (Iowa State) 0 (Arkansas State, at Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Texas, Arizona) 0 (Eight times) 0 (Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, at Kansas, Arizona) -8 (Iowa State) 3 (Arkansas State, Iowa State, Kansas State) 25 (Iowa State) 0-0 (Florida Atlantic) 1-17 (at Colorado)

OPPONENT TOTALS

HIGHS

LOWS

Points Scored First Downs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Passes Attempted Passes Completed Had Intercepted Passing Yards Total Plays Total Yards Possession Time Fumbles Fumbles Lost Turnovers Turnover Margin Penalties Yards Penalized Sacks By-Yards Lost Team Tackles for Loss-Yards Lost

31 (Texas Tech) 23 (Florida Atlantic, Oklahoma) 48 (Iowa State) 143 (Arkansas State) 58 (Oklahoma) 26 (Oklahoma) 5 (Oklahoma) 245 (Oklahoma) 87 (Oklahoma) 403 (at Colorado) 33:40 (Iowa State) 5 (Florida Atlantic) 2 (Louisiana-Lafayette) 5 (Oklahoma) +8 (Iowa State) 11 (Florida Atlantic) 100 (Missouri) 5-22 (Texas Tech) 10-43 (Kansas State)

0 (Louisiana-Lafayette, Arizona) 6 (Arizona) 20 (Arizona) 18 (Texas) 19 (Iowa State) 9 (Iowa State) 0 (Arkansas State, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Kansas) 46 (Arizona) 51 (Arizona) 109 (Arizona) 21:48 (Arizona) 0 (Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Texas) 0 (Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona) 0 (Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Iowa State) -4 (Oklahoma) 2 (Arizona) 14 (Louisiana-Lafayette) 0-0 (Florida Atlantic, Virginia Tech, Baylor, Arizona) 2-3 (Florida Atlantic)

NEBRASKA INDIVIDUAL HIGHS Most Rushing Attempts..........................................................28; Roy Helu Jr. at Virginia Tech, at Kansas Most Net Rushing Yards .........................................................169; Roy Helu Jr. at Virginia Tech Most Rushing TDs ...................................................................3; Roy Helu Jr. vs. Florida Atlantic Longest TD Run.......................................................................44; Roy Helu Jr. vs. Florida Atlantic Longest Run, No TD ................................................................63; Roy Helu Jr. vs. Oklahoma Most Pass Attempts ...............................................................35; Zac Lee vs. Arkansas State Most Completed Passes .........................................................27; Zac Lee vs. Arkansas State Most Passing Yards.................................................................340; Zac Lee vs. Arkansas State Longest TD Pass ......................................................................74; Zac Lee to Niles Paul vs. Arizona Longest Pass, No TD ...............................................................72; Zac Lee to Niles Paul vs. Iowa State Most Pass Receptions.............................................................6; Niles Paul vs. Arkansas State, at Missouri, vs. Iowa State Most Receiving Yards .............................................................154; Niles Paul at Kansas Most TD Receptions ...............................................................2; Mike McNeill vs. Arkansas State; Niles Paul at Missouri Most Total Offense Attempts .................................................42; Zac Lee vs. Arkansas State (36 pass, 7 rush) Most Total Offense Yards .......................................................351; Zac Lee vs. Arkansas State (340 passing, 11 rushing) Most All Purpose Attempts ....................................................32; Roy Helu Jr. at Virginia Tech (28 rush, 4 rec.) Most All Purpose Yards ..........................................................244; Niles Paul at Kansas (154 receiving, 72 kickoff return, 18 punt return) Most Touchdowns Scored ......................................................3; Roy Helu Jr. vs. Florida Atlantic (3 rush), at Kansas (2 rush, 1 fumble recovery) Most Field Goals Attempted ..................................................5; Alex Henery at Virginia Tech Most Field Goals Made...........................................................5; Alex Henery at Virginia Tech Longest Field Goal Made ........................................................50; Alex Henery vs. Arizona Longest Field Goal Attempted ................................................54; Alex Henery vs. Arkansas State Most Interceptions .................................................................3; Matt O’Hanlon vs. Oklahoma (TIES SCHOOL RECORD) Longest Interception TD Return .............................................74; Larry Asante vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Longest Interception Return, No TD.......................................40; Dejon Gomes at Missouri; Prince Amukamara at Colorado Longest Fumble TD Return .....................................................None (NOTE: Ben Cotton vs. ULL and Roy Helu Jr. at Kansas each had an offensive fumble recovery TD in endzone which were not fumble returns) Longest Fumble Return, No TD ..............................................4; Cameron Meredith vs. Florida Atlantic; Prince Amukamara vs. Kansas State Longest Punt Return, TD ........................................................59; Niles Paul at Colorado Longest Punt Return, No TD ...................................................55; Niles Paul at Virginia Tech Most Punt Return Yardage .....................................................86; Niles Paul at Virginia Tech Longest Kickoff Return, TD .....................................................None Longest Kickoff Return, No TD ...............................................49; Niles Paul vs. Arizona Most Kickoff Return Yardage..................................................72; Niles Paul at Kansas (2 returns) Most Punts .............................................................................11; Alex Henery vs. Oklahoma (43.7 avg.) Highest Punting Average ........................................................50.7; Alex Henery at Colorado (6 punts) Longest Punt...........................................................................76; Alex Henery at Virginia Tech

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Nebraska Statistical Highs and Lows NEBRASKA INDIVIDUAL HIGHS.... CONTINUED

Most Total Tackles..................................................................13; Jared Crick at Baylor (10 solo, 3 assist) Most Solo Tackles ...................................................................10; Jared Crick at Baylor Most Tackles for Loss .............................................................7; Jared Crick at Baylor (28 yards); Ndamukong Suh vs. Texas (22 yards) .... TIES SCHOOL RECORD FOR TFL Most Yards Lost ......................................................................28; Jared Crick at Baylor (7 TFL) Most Quarterback Sacks.........................................................5.0; Jared Crick at Baylor (24 yards)... SCHOOL RECORD FOR SACKS Most Yards Lost ......................................................................24; Jared Crick at Baylor (5.0 sacks) Most Pass Breakups ...............................................................4; Ndamukong Suh at Virginia Tech Most Blocked Field Goals .......................................................1; Jared Crick vs. Florida Atlantic, Ndamukong Suh vs. Iowa State and vs. Oklahoma Most Blocked Punts................................................................1; Eric Martin at Baylor, vs. Texas Most Blocked PAT ..................................................................1; Ndamukong Suh vs. Iowa State

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL HIGHS Most Yards Rushing ................................................................110; Rodney Stewart (Colorado) Most Rushing Attempts..........................................................22; Jeremiah Schwartz (Iowa State) Most Yards Passing.................................................................269; Tyler Hansen (Colorado) Most Passing Attempts ..........................................................58; Landry Jones (Oklahoma) Most Pass Completions ..........................................................26; Landry Jones (Oklahoma) Most Pass Receptions.............................................................10; Kerry Meier (Kansas) Most Yards Receiving .............................................................127; Kerry Meier (Kansas)

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL LONGEST PLAYS Rush ........................................................................................46; Ryan Williams (Virginia Tech) Pass.........................................................................................81; Tyrod Taylor (Virginia Tech) Field Goal................................................................................52; Grant Mahoney (Iowa State) Punt Return ............................................................................62; Chance Casey (Baylor... continuation of lateral on return) Kickoff Return .........................................................................76; Dyrell Roberts (Virginia Tech) Fumble Return........................................................................82; Dwight Howard (Texas Tech) Interception Return ................................................................45; Clifton Odom (Baylor) Punt ........................................................................................60; Mike Brandtner (Iowa State), Tress Way (Oklahoma)

Nebraska Starting Lineups HUSKER OFFENSIVE STARTERS GAME BY GAME Opponent

WRX

WRZ

TE

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

QB

IB

FB

PK

Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado Texas Arizona

Me. Holt Me. Holt Me. Holt Me. Holt Me. Holt Cooper ^Young Cooper Cooper Cooper ^Young Kinnie Kinnie ^Young

Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul Paul

McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill McNeill

Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith

Meyer Meyer Meyer Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams

Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman Hickman

R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry R. Henry

M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones M. Jones D.J. Jones D.J. Jones D.J. Jones

Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Green Green Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee

Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr. Helu Jr.

^Reed #Gilleylen ^Young ^Young #Gilleylen ^Young Legate ^Cotton ^Young ^Young Legate ^Young Legate Legate

Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery

^ - NU opened in two tight end formation # - NU opened in three wide receiver formation

HUSKER DEFENSIVE STARTERS GAME BY GAME Opponent

Open End

NT

DT

Base End

BUCK

MIKE

WILL

L CB

FS

SS

R CB

P

Florida Atlantic Arkansas State at Virginia Tech Louisiana-Lafayette at Missouri Texas Tech Iowa State at Baylor Oklahoma at Kansas Kansas State at Colorado Texas Arizona

Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen

Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh Suh

Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick Crick

Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Harvey Turner Turner

Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher #Hagg #Hagg Fisher &Gomes &Gomes &Gomes *Hagg Fisher &Gomes &Gomes

Compton Compton Compton Compton Compton Compton *Hagg &Hagg &Hagg &Hagg Compton Compton &Hagg &Hagg

Lawrence Lawrence Dillard *Hagg #Thorell #Gomes Dillard Dillard Dillard Dillard Dillard Dillard Dillard Dillard

West West West West Dennard Dennard Dennard Dennard Dennard Dennard West Dennard Dennard Dennard

O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon O’Hanlon

Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante Asante

Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara Amukamara

Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery Henery

* - NU opened with nickel package # - NU opened with dime packages & - opened with six (6) defensive backs

Overall Participation PLAYER GAMES :

Allen (14); Amukamara (14); Asante (14); Bell (6); Blatchford (12); Blue (11); Brooks (12); Burkhead (9); Cammack (9); Caputo (5); Cassidy (14); Choi (2); Christensen (5); Compton (13); Cooper (12); Cotton (14); Crick (14); Dean (5); Dennard (13); Dillard (12); Fisher (14); Gilleylen (11); Glassman (1); Gomes (13); C. Green (9); Grove (13); Hagg (14); Harvey (2); Hays (14); Helu Jr. (14); Henery (14); R. Henry (14); W. Henry (6); Hickman (14); R. Hill (13); Me. Holt (14); J. Jackson (2); A. Jones (5); D.J. Jones (14); M. Jones (11); Kinnie (13); Klingelhoefer (2); Koehler (4); Kunalic (14); Lawrence (3); Lee (13); Legate (14); Lingenfelter (2); Maher (14); Mangieri (14); Marlowe (13); E. Martin (14); J. Martin (8); May (14); McClure (2); McNeill (14); Mendoza (7); Meredith (14); Meyer (13); Moore (4); O’Hanlon (14); Okafor (1); C. Osborne (6); S. Osborne (2); Paul (14); Reed (11); Robinson (8); M. Smith (14); P.J. Smith (14); Steinkuhler (13); Stoddard (14); Suh (14); Thenarse (4); Thompson (3); Thorell (14); Thorson (2); Turner (14); Ward (5); Washington (4); Watson (1); West (13); J. Williams (3); K. Williams (13); D. Young (13).

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Game 1 Nebraska 49, Florida Atlantic 3 SCORE BY QUARTERS Florida Atlantic No. 24 Nebraska

1 0 7

2 3 14

3 0 21

4 0 7

FINAL 3 49

Lincoln (Sept. 5) --- Roy Helu Jr. rushed for 152 yards in just over one half of football, and Nebraska’s Blackshirts grounded Florida Atlantic’s high-powered passing game, as the Cornhuskers rolled to a 49-3 victory over the Owls in front of the NCAA record 298th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium. Playing in front a season-opening crowd of 85,719 - the third-largest crowd in Memorial Stadium history and an FSN pay-per-view audience, Nebraska notched its NCAA-leading 24th consecutive season-opening victory while stretching its active winning streak to five games dating back to last season. It was the Huskers’ mostlopsided season-opening win since 1993, despite playing a 2008 bowl eligible team that was loaded with returning offensive starters. After rushing 11 times for 57 yards and a score in the first half, Helu showed another gear in third quarter by carrying five times for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the first eight minutes of the second half. Helu finished with 16 carries for 152 yards for the third-highest rushing total of his career, while his three touchdowns were a career best. In his last five regular-season games, he has rushed for 662 yards and eight touchdowns on 86 carries with an average average of 7.7 yards per carry. While Helu led NU’s ground assault, Nebraska quarterback Zac Lee was solid through the air in his starting debut, completing 15-of-22 passes for 213 yards and two TDs. The 6-2, 215-pound junior from San Francisco, Calif., helped the Huskers cruise to a 21-3 halftime lead before leading to three impressive third-quarter scoring drives. Sophomore wide receiver Curenski Gilleylen and sophomore tight end Mike McNeill were Lee’s favorite targets, as each hauled in four catches on the night. Gilleylen, who entered the game with only two career catches for 11 yards, finished with 92 yards receiving, including his first career touchdown grab. McNeill, who has caught at least three passes in five straight games, finished with 51 yards receiving.

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 2nd

3rd

4th

07:41 13:43 08:13 00:51 12:36 07:26 00:00 06:03

NU NU FAU NU NU NU NU NU

Holt, Me. 28 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Gilleylen 51 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Gornall 21 yd field goal Helu Jr. 1 yd run (Henery kick) Helu Jr. 7 yd run (Henery kick) Helu Jr. 44 yd run (Henery kick) Burkhead 8 yd run (Henery kick) Green 1 yd run (Henery kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

FAU

NU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

23 35-132 236 41-20-2 76-368 0-0 3-10 6-97 1-0 4-35.8 5-1 11-67 32:18 6 of 15 0 of 2 1-2 0-0

22 32-259 231 25-17-1 57-490 1-4 0-0 2-49 2-18 3-32.3 1-0 9-86 27:42 4 of 10 2 of 2 4-4 0-0

RUSHING: Florida Atlantic-Morris, Alfred 18-95; Rose, Willie 6-19; Rolle, Avionne 6-8; Holley, Avery 1-7; VanCamp, Jeff 2-6; Stinson, Xavier 1-4; TEAM 1-minus 7. Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 16-152; Green, Cody 2-50; Burkhead, Rex 9-39; Lee, Zac 2-14; Washington, Latravis 1-7; Mendoza, Marcus 1-minus 1; TEAM 1-minus 2. PASSING: Florida Atlantic-Smith, Rusty 15-31-2-164; VanCamp, Jeff 5-10-0-72. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 15-221-213; Green, Cody 2-3-0-18. RECEIVING: Florida Atlantic-Gent, Cortez 5-58; Grant, Jamari 5-43; Rose, Willie 3-59; Bonner, Chris 2-27; Jean, Lester 2-12; Williams, D. 1-18; Holley, Avery 1-11; Harmon, Jason 1-8. Nebraska-Gilleylen, Curenski 4-92; McNeill, Mike 4-51; Holt, Menelik 3-45; Paul, Niles 2-13; Brooks, Chris 1-15; Burkhead, Rex 1-9; Cotton, Ben 1-3; Helu Jr., Roy 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: Florida Atlantic-Hill, Tarvoris 1-0. Nebraska-O’Hanlon, Matt 1-18; Amukamara, Prince 1-0. FUMBLES: Florida Atlantic-McIntosh, Erick 2-0; TEAM 1-1; Rolle, Avionne 1-0; Morris, Alfred 1-0. Nebraska-TEAM 1-0. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Florida Atlantic- none. Nebraska- none. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Florida Atlantic-Lockley, Michael 4-5. Nebraska-Thenarse, Rickey 3-5.

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Game 2 Nebraska 38, Arkansas State 9 SCORE BY QUARTERS Arkansas State No. 22 Nebraska

1 0 14

2 6 10

3 0 7

4 3 7

FINAL 9 38

Lincoln (Sept. 12) --- Quarterback Zac Lee engineered an efficient and balanced offense, while the Blackshirt defense continued to flex its muscles, as No. 22 Nebraska rolled to a 38-9 victory over visiting Arkansas State at Memorial Stadium. Playing in front of the NCAA-record 299th consecutive sellout with 85,035 fans on hand at Memorial Stadium, Lee helped the Huskers improve to 2-0 by completing 27-of-35 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns in his second career start. The junior from San Francisco, Calif., connected with 11 Husker receivers, while powering Nebraska to more than 490 yards of total offense for the second straight game. Wide receiver Niles Paul was Lee’s favorite target on the day, hauling in a career-high six catches for 69 yards with his first career touchdown reception. The junior from Omaha added the first touchdown run of his career on a 30-yard reverse. Paul added 53 kickoff return yards and 17 punt return yards to close with 169 allpurpose yards on the afternoon. Overall, 14 different Husker receivers caught passes on the afternoon, as NU finished with 358 passing yards and 136 rushing yards. Redshirt freshman Tyler Legate caught his first career pass with a three-yard TD catch to open the scoring while Khiry Cooper, Kyler Reed and Brandon Kinnie all each record their first career catches. Junior tight end Mike McNeill added a pair of touchdown catches on the day, while bringing down four receptions for 57 yards. Menelik Holt added a career-best five catches for 40 yards, while Roy Helu Jr. pulled down four receptions for 44 yards. Helu added 60 yards on 14 carries on the ground, as Nebraska managed 121 rushing yards on the afternoon. Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense slowed a potent Arkansas State offense, holding the Red Wolves to 272 total yards, including 141 on the ground and 131 through the air. Senior safety Larry Asante led the Blackshirts with eight tackles, including seven solos, while forcing the game’s only turnover with a fumble-causing hit to stop an ASU drive inside the NU 20. Prince Amukamara added seven tackles, including a tackle-for-loss, while senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh notched five tackles, including three tackles for loss with 1.5 sacks (17 yards).

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 2nd

3rd 4th

11:40 01:15 13:59 05:30 00:09 09:47 12:05 08:14

NU NU NU ASU NU NU ASU NU

Legate 3 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) McNeill 13 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Paul 30 yd run (Henery kick) Arnold 1 yd run (Arauco kick failed) Henery 26 yd field goal McNeill 32 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Arauco 42 yd field goal Paul 2 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

ASU

NU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

15 38-143 131 20-11-0 58-274 0-0 1-14 2-34 0-0 5-45.0 2-1 3-20 28:22 2 of 10 1 of 2 1-1 2-16

27 28-136 358 41-30-0 69-494 0-0 4-31 2-53 0-0 3-42.7 0-0 3-40 31:38 8 of 13 0 of 0 4-4 4-33

RUSHING: Arkansas State-Arnold, Reggie 14-83; Lawson, Derek 9-37; Leonard, Corey 11-22; Jones, Don 2-9; TEAM 2-minus 8. Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 14-60; Paul, Niles 1-30; Burkhead, Rex 3-18; Lee, Zac 7-11; Ward, Lester 1-8; Green, Cody 1-7; Jones, Austin 1-2. PASSING: Arkansas State-Leonard, Corey 11-20-0-131. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 27-35-0-340; Green, Cody 3-6-0-18. RECEIVING: Arkansas State-McLennan, J. 7-69; Murry, Kedric 1-43; Gillott, Trevor 1-9; Lawson, Derek 1-8; Clements, T. 1-2. Nebraska-Paul, Niles 6-69; Holt, Menelik 5-40; McNeill, Mike 4-57; Helu Jr., Roy 4-44; Brooks, Chris 2-30; Gilleylen, Curenski 1-43; Young, Dreu 1-27; Burkhead, Rex 1-11; Reed, Kyler 1-9; Cotton, Ben 1-7; Hill, Ryan 1-7; Cooper, Khiry 1-6; Kinnie, Brandon 1-5; Legate, Tyler 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: Arkansa State-None. Nebraska-None. FUMBLES: Arkansas State-TEAM 1-0; McLennan, J. 1-1. Nebraska-None. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Arkansas State- two players with one. Nebraska- Ndamukong Suh, 1.5-17. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Arkansas State-Davis, Demario 8-2. Nebraska-Asante, Larry 7-1.

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Game 3 Virginia Tech 16, Nebraska 15 SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 19 Nebraska No. 13 Virginia Tech

1 3 7

2 9 3

3 0 0

4 3 6

FINAL 15 16

Game 4 Nebraska 55, La.-Lafayette 0 SCORE BY QUARTERS Louisiana-Lafayette No. 25 Nebraska

1 0 13

2 0 21

3 0 7

4 0 14

FINAL 0 55

Blacksburg, Va. (Sept. 19)--- In a game featuring two of the best special teams units in college football, Nebraska’s Alex Henery took center stage by booting a career-high five field goals, but Tyrod Taylor’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Dyrell Roberts with 21 seconds left allowed the No. 13 Hokies to escape with a 1615 win over the No. 19 Huskers at Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Playing in front of 66,233 fans and an ABC television audience, the Huskers got off to a slow start in the first quarter but controlled the action until Virginia Tech’s final drive. Henery’s five field goals appeared to be enough to give the Huskers their first road win over a top-20 team since 1997, while also giving NU its first win without scoring a touchdown since beating Kansas State, 3-0 in Manhattan, on Nov. 27, 1937. But Taylor, who had been stymied by a relentless Blackshirt defense throughout the game, connected with Danny Coale on an 81-yard pass with 1:11 left to take the Hokies to the NU 3. Matt O’Hanlon made a game-saving tackle on the play, then registered an eight-yard sack of Taylor on Virginia Tech’s next snap to take the Hokies back to 2nd-and-goal from the NU 11. The Blackshirts blitzed again and forced Taylor to throw the ball away to set up 3rd-and-goal. With the clock running and pressure coming, Taylor scrambled for several seconds before finding Roberts in the end zone for the winning score with 21 seconds left. Henery, a junior from Omaha, went 5-for-5 on field goal attempts on the day, covering 40, 27, 19, 38 and 38 yards, extending his streak of consecutive field goals made under 50 yards to 19. The Lou Groza Award candidate also unleashed the fourth-longest punt in Nebraska history with a 76-yard bomb in the first quarter. For the game, Henery punted six times for a 41.5-yard average, including two punts inside the 20 and two touchbacks. Offensively, the Huskers scored four times in five trips in the red zone, but did not have a touchdown. Roy Helu Jr. paced the Husker offense by romping for a career-best 169 yards on the ground on 28 carries.

Lincoln, Neb. (Sept. 26)--- The Nebraska offense scored early and often, and the Blackshirt defense notched its first shutout since 2006, as the Cornhuskers celebrated the NCAA-record 300th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium with a 55-0 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Playing in front of a Memorial Stadium record crowd of 86,304, No. 25 Nebraska improved to 3-1 on the season after racing to a 34-0 halftime lead against the Ragin’ Cajuns. Husker quarterback Zac Lee marched Nebraska efficiently and consistently, completing 15-of-18 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown in less than three quarters. Freshman Cody Green completed 7-of-8 passes for 62 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown connection with fellow freshman Rex Burkhead. Green added a 24-yard scoring run of his own to cap Nebraska’s scoring. The Big Red racked up 433 yards of total offense, including 83 yards on 15 carries from junior I-back Roy Helu Jr., who ran for two TDs. Lee and Green distributed the ball effectively, as 13 Husker receivers caught at least one pass with Burkhead leading NU with four receptions for 26 yards, while Chris Brooks added a career-best three catches for 50 yards and a score. The Huskers were just as dominant on the defensive side, shutting out the Ragin’ Cajuns while forcing three turnovers. The Blackshirts got into the scoring column when senior safety Larry Asante snatched a Chris Masson pass and sprinted 74 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. It was the first INT return for a touchdown by a Nebraska defensive back since 2002. Alex Henery and Adi Kunalic also combined for a dominant special teams effort in the kicking game. Henery hit both of his first-quarter field goal attempts to stretch his streak to 21 straight made fields goals of less than 50 yards. The Lou Groza Award candidate also punted three times for a 45.7-yard average, including a 55-yard moonshot that rolled dead at the UL 2, before he buried the Ragin’ Cajuns at their own 1 on his only punt of the fourth quarter. Kunalic recorded six touchbacks on his 10 kickoffs and none of the four returns got past the UL 20.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st

1st 2nd

4th

11:15 00:56 12:49 05:23 02:30 00:18 04:33 00:21

VT NU NU NU VT NU NU VT

Williams 1 yd run (Waldron kick) Henery 40 yd field goal Henery 27 yd field goal Henery 19 yd field goal Waldron 39 yd field goal Henery 38 yd field goal Henery 38 yd field goal Roberts 11 yd pass from Taylor (Taylor pass failed)

SCORING SUMMARY

2nd

3rd 4th

07:06 05:03 00:08 12:00 11:11 06:16 08:36 11:04 08:46

TEAM STATISTICS TEAM STATISTICS

NU

VT

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

18 36-207 136 30-11-2 66-343 0-0 6-86 4-86 0-0 6-41.5 0-0 9-60 29:46 6 of 17 0 of 0 4-5 4-25

11 37-86 192 27-12-0 64-278 0-0 1-6 3-114 2-3 8-46.9 0-0 7-53 30:14 8 of 18 0 of 1 2-2 0-0

RUSHING: Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 28-169; Lee, Zac 8-38. Virginia Tech-Williams, R. 21-107; Oglesby, J. 3-7; Roberts, D. 1-minus 2; Wilson, D. 3-minus 4; Taylor, T. 9-minus 22. PASSING: Nebraska-Lee, Zac 11-30-2-136. Virginia Tech-Taylor, T. 12-27-0-192. RECEIVING: Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 4-33; Brooks, Chris 2-16; Gilleylen, Curenski 1-35; Paul, Niles 1-19; Burkhead, Rex 1-16; Holt, Menelik 1-13; McNeill, Mike 1-4. Virginia Tech-Boykin, J. 4-43; Coale, D. 2-89; Boyce, X. 1-21; Wheeler, S. 1-14; Roberts, D. 1-11; Jefferson, K. 1-7; Boone, G. 1-5; Williams, R. 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Nebraska-None. Virginia Tech-Carmichael, R. 1-6; Chancellor, K. 1-minus 3. FUMBLES: Nebraska-None. Virginia Tech-None. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Nebraska-Allen, Pierre 1.0-13; O’Hanlon, Matt 1.0-8; Crick, Jared 1.0-1; Turner, Barry 0.5-2; Suh, Ndamukong 0.5-1. Virginia Tech-None. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Nebraska-Suh, Ndamukong 1-7. Virginia Tech-Rivers, B. 3-7.

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NU NU NU NU NU NU NU NU NU

Henery 39 yd field goal Cotton 0 yd fumble recovery (Henery kick) Henery 46 yd field goal Brooks 4 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Helu Jr. 2 yd run (Henery kick) Asante 74 yd interception return (Henery kick) Helu Jr. 2 yd run (Henery kick) Burkhead 24 yd pass from Green (Henery kick) Green 24 yd run (Henery kick)

UL

NU

FIRST DOWNS 14 21 RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 37-102 34-133 PASSING YDS (NET) 120 300 Passes Att-Comp-Int 27-15-1 26-22-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 64-222 60-433 Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 1-21 Punt Returns-Yards 1-0 4-67 Kickoff Returns-Yards 4-67 1-21 Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 1-74 Punts (Number-Avg) 8-43.1 3-45.7 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-0 Penalties-Yards 3-14 6-54 Possession Time 30:03 29:57 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 16 6 of 11 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 0-1 4-4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 1-6 2-14 RUSHING: Louisiana-Sails, Undrea 10-41; Walker, Yobes 12-37; Gautier, Blaine 6-13; McGuire, Brad 5-13; Booker, Draylon 1-4; Shankle, Julian 1-1; Masson, Chris 2-minus 7. Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 15-83; Burkhead, Rex 6-27; Green, Cody 3-22; Washington, Latravis 2-10; Okafor, Collins 1-9; Jones, Austin 2-9; Lee, Zac 3-minus 2; TEAM 2-minus 25; Cotton, Ben 0-0. PASSING: Louisiana-Masson, Chris 13-22-1-102; McGuire, Brad 2-5-0-18. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 15-18-0238; Green, Cody 7-8-0-62. RECEIVING: Louisiana-Green, Ladarius 5-68; Aubrey, Luke 4-27; Lee, Louis 1-9; Booker, Draylon 1-8; Joseph, Andrew 1-4; Wolfe, Vernon 1-3; Sails, Undrea 1-1; Miller, Marlin 1-0. Nebraska-Burkhead, Rex 4-26; Brooks, Chris 3-50; Gilleylen, Curenski 2-85; Cooper, Khiry 2-26; McNeill, Mike 2-26; Helu Jr., Roy 2-11; Young, Dreu 1-34; Reed, Kyler 1-16; Legate, Tyler 1-11; Paul, Niles 1-9; Bell, Antonio 1-3; Cammack, Wes 1-2; Henry, Will 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: Louisiana-None. Nebraska-Asante, Larry 1-74. FUMBLES: Louisiana-Green, Ladarius 1-1; McGuire, Brad 1-0; Lee, Louis 1-0; Booker, Draylon 1-1. Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 2-0. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Louisiana-McCoy, Daylon 0.5-3; Gaddies, Tyrell 0.5-3. Nebraska-Meredith, Cameron 1.0-9; Dillard, Phillip 1.0-5. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Louisiana-McCoy, Daylon 4-5. Nebraska-Hagg, Eric, 2-4.

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Game 5 Nebraska 27, Missouri 12 SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 21 Nebraska No. 24 Missouri

1 0 0

2 0 9

3 0 3

4 27 0

Game 6 Texas Tech 31, Nebraska 10 FINAL 27 12

SCORE BY QUARTERS Texas Tech No. 17 Nebraska

1 14 0

2 3 3

3 0 0

4 7 7

FINAL 31 10

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 8) --- Preseason All-American defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and the Blackshirts kept Nebraska in the game, and quarterback Zac Lee and the Husker offense came alive with 27 unanswered points in the fourth quarter as No. 21 Nebraska stormed back for a 27-12 victory at No. 24 Missouri. The two teams played in a torrential downpour for nearly three full quarters with 65,826 fans on hand and a Thursday night ESPN primetime national television audience watching at home. “We showed a lot of character when things weren’t going our way in some tough conditions,” Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini said. “But we made some plays, got some turnovers and I’m really proud of our guys. That was a crazy football game and I’m thrilled we won.” Nebraska’s comeback against the Tigers matched the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history. It joined a 1966 win over Colorado in Boulder when NU trailed 19-7 after three quarters. After slipping and sliding their way for less than 100 yards of total offense through the first three quarters, Nebraska erupted for more than 150 yards and touchdowns on each of its four fourth-quarter possessions. Lee gave the Huskers life with his 56-yard touchdown strike to Niles Paul with 13:56 left in the game. On Missouri’s ensuing possession, Suh intercepted a Blaine Gabbert pass at the line of scrimmage. The crucial defensive play set the Husker offense up at the MU 18, and Lee and Paul wasted little time, connecting on a 13-yard pass play with 12:59 left to give Nebraska its first lead of the game. Lee’s two-point conversion pass failed, but the Huskers still held a 13-12 edge. That lead grew 2:25 later, after the Blackshirts struck again when Dejon Gomes intercepted a Gabbert pass and returned it 40 yards to the MU 10. Three plays later, Lee hit tight end Mike McNeill on an eightyard pass to push Nebraska’s lead to 20-12 with 10:34 remaining. Despite a subsequent long MU possession, the Blackshirts held before Lee and the NU offense marched 68 yards on eight plays. Roy Helu Jr. rolled out right and scampered 41 yards before scoring a player later on a five-yard touchdown run with 56 seconds left to end any late-game drama. Nebraska held Missouri to 225 yards of total offense, including 134 passing and 91 rushing. The Blackshirts also forced three MU turnovers. The Blackshirts’ front-four harassed Gabbert all night, keeping him on the run and limiting him to just 17-of-43 passing for 134 yards while being sacked twice and giving up the first two interceptions of his career. Suh finished with just six tackles, including five solos and a sack, a forced fumble and the pivotal fourth-quarter interception.

Lincoln, Neb. (Oct. 17) --- No. 15 Nebraska outgained a potent Texas Tech offense, but two long scoring drives and an 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the first half were enough to give the Red Raiders a 31-10 win over the Huskers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Playing in front of 86,107 fans in the NCAA-record 301st consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium and an ABC regional television audience, the Huskers penetrated the Red Raider red zone three times in the first three quarters without scoring points. One of the red zone stops came in the first quarter, when Daniel Howard scooped up a fumble by Niles Paul on a backward lateral from quarterback Zac Lee and raced 82 yards for a TD with 4:52 left in the quarter. That play provided the winning score for the Red Raiders, who began the game with a nine-play, 80-yard scoring drive on the opening possession. Baron Batch scored Tech’s first touchdown on a 16-yard screen pass from Steven Sheffield. The Red Raiders’ opening drive included a pair of third-and-long conversions when the Blackshirts appeared to have Tech on the brink of a punt. The first came with a 34-yard pass completion after NU deflected the pass to convert 3rd-and-13. The second came with a 22-yard completion on 3rd-and-17, which allowed TTU to overcome a pair of Husker sacks on the drive. The Red Raiders carried a 14-0 lead into the second quarter that increased the lead to 21-0 on Sheffield’s one-yard touchdown run to cap a 65-yard drive. Nebraska managed a field goal to trim the lead to 21-3 with less than two minutes remaining in the first half, but Sheffield marched the Red Raiders into scoring position again, culminating with Matt Williams’ 32-yard field goal with three seconds left. The Huskers went to the halftime locker room trailing 24-3, then dominated the third quarter, but NU was unable to put points on the scoreboard. Nebraska outgained Tech 72-(-3) in the third quarter, as the Red Raiders never approached the Huskers’ half of the field. NU finally found the end zone with 8:03 left in the game, cutting Tech’s lead to 24-10 when freshman quarterback Cody Green hit Khiry Cooper on a 13-yard touchdown pass to cap a seven-play, 40-yard drive. It was Cooper’s first career touchdown catch, and he finished with three receptions for 23 yards. Led by Phillip Dillard’s 12 tackles and four TFL, the Husker defense held Texas Tech to 259 total offense yards, including just 25 yards on the ground. Nebraska finished with 13 team TFL and added 5.0 sacks on the day.

SCORING SUMMARY

2nd

2nd 3rd 4th

14:01 00:00 01:26 13:56 12:59 10:34 00:56

MU MU MU NU NU NU NU

TEAM safety Gabbert 1 yd run (Ressel kick) Ressel 33 yd field goal Paul 56 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Paul 13 yd pass from Lee (pass failed) McNeill 8 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Helu Jr. 5 yd run (Henery kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

NU

MU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

14 33-105 158 33-14-0 66-263 0-0 4--5 1-2 2-40 8-39.4 5-2 12-108 29:32 8 of 17 0 of 1 3-3 2-15

15 35-91 134 43-17-2 78-225 0-0 4-63 5-82 0-0 8-44.6 2-1 8-100 30:28 5 of 18 1 of 2 2-2 1-7

RUSHING: Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 18-88; Burkhead, Rex 5-34; Lee, Zac 8-7; TEAM 2-minus 24. MissouriWashington, Derrick 20-80; Moore, De’Vion 6-9; Gabbert, Blaine 9-2. PASSING: Nebraska-Lee, Zac 14-33-0-158. Missouri-Gabbert, Blaine 17-43-2-134. RECEIVING: Nebraska-Paul, Niles 6-102; Gilleylen, Curenski 3-14; Holt, Menelik 2-26; McNeill, Mike 1-8; Reed, Kyler 1-4; Burkhead, Rex 1-4. Missouri-Alexander, Dana 6-43; Perry, Jared 4-68; Washington, Derrick 3-10; Jackson, Jerrel 2-11; Moore, De’Vion 1-4; Kemp, Wes 1-minus 2. INTERCEPTIONS: Nebraska-Gomes, Dejon 1-40; Suh, Ndamukong 1-0. Missouri-None. FUMBLES: Nebraska-May, Mathew 1-1; Burkhead, Rex 1-0; Lee, Zac 1-0; TEAM 1-1; Paul, Niles 1-0. Missouri-Gabbert, Blaine 2-1. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Nebraska- Crick, Jared 1-9; Suh, Ndamukong 1-6. Missouri-Gachkar, Andrew 1-7. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Nebraska-Amukamara, Prince 2-7. Missouri-Lambert, Luke 4-1.

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SCORING SUMMARY 1st

4th

10:21 04:52 06:56 01:47 00:03 08:40 03:30

TT TT TT NU TT NU TT

Batch 16 yd pass from Sheffield (Williams kick) Howard 82 yd fumble recovery (Williams kick) Sheffield 1 yd run (Williams kick) Henery 21 yd field goal Williams 32 yd field goal Cooper 13 yd pass from Green (Henery kick) Sheffield 1 yd run (Williams kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

TTU

NU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

15 25-25 234 32-23-0 57-259 1-82 1-9 2-58 1-7 6-36.0 1-0 4-40 29:56 6 of 14 1 of 1 4-4 5-22

16 30-70 215 38-23-1 68-285 0-0 5-64 5-108 0-0 5-35.2 1-1 12-95 30:04 6 of 15 1 of 2 2-5 5-42

RUSHING: Texas Tech-Batch, Baron 12-38; Jeffers, Harrison 2-19; Sheffield, Steven 11-minus 32. Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 16-68; Mendoza, Marcus 1-3; Green, Cody 2-1; Jones, Austin 1-0; Lee, Zac 9-0; Paul, Niles 1-minus 2. PASSING: Texas Tech-Sheffield, Steven 23-32-0-234. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 16-22-0-128; Green, Cody 7-161-87. RECEIVING: Texas Tech-Batch, Baron 6-25; Lewis, Detron 5-100; Jeffers, Harrison 4-8; Leong, Lyle 3-46; Torres, Alex 2-18; Franks, Jacoby 1-18; Britton, Edward 1-16; Swindall, Tramain 1-3. Nebraska-Brooks, Chris 5-66; Mendoza, Marcus 5-32; Cooper, Khiry 3-23; Holt, Menelik 2-34; McNeill, Mike 2-14; Gilleylen, Curenski 2-12; Helu Jr., Roy 1-27; Paul, Niles 1-4; Jones, Austin 1-2; Reed, Kyler 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: Texas Tech-Mitchem, Franklin 1-7. Nebraska-None. FUMBLES (No.-Lost): Texas Tech-Sheffield, Steven 1-0. Nebraska-Paul, Niles 1-1. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Texas Tech-Sharpe, Brandon 4.0-19; Henley, Rajon 1.0-3. Nebraska-Allen, Pierre 2.010; Turner, Barry 1.5-20; Crick, Jared 1.0-10; Compton, Will 0.5-2. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Texas Tech-Duncan, Brian 3-5. Nebraska-Dillard, Phillip 8-4.

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Game 7 Iowa State 9, Nebraska 7 SCORE BY QUARTERS Iowa State Nebraska

1 3 7

2 6 0

3 0 0

4 0 0

Game 8 Nebraska 20, Baylor 10 FINAL 9 7

Lincoln, Neb. (Oct. 24)--- Halloween came a week early at Memorial Stadium, as bizarre, strange and odd plays haunted the Husker offense in a 9-7 loss to Iowa State. The Huskers fell to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the Big 12 as they were stunned by a school-record negativeeight turnover margin on a school-record-tying eight turnovers. Overall, NU lost five fumbles and tossed three interceptions. Iowa State improved to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the league by simply hanging onto the football, despite being outgained by 123 yards (362-239). The Cyclones did not commit a turnover and converted NU’s eight miscues into just nine points. However, four of Nebraska’s first five turnovers occurred inside the Iowa State 10, preventing the Huskers from scoring what appeared to be imminent touchdowns or at least field goals. The barrage of turnovers started on the game’s first play from scrimmage, as Roy Helu Jr. fumbled on his first carry, giving ISU the ball at the NU 39. The Huskers held ISU to just four yards, but Grant Mahoney connected on a career-long 52-yard field goal with 13:24 left in the first quarter. After NU’s second drive stalled past midfield, Alex Henery buried the Cyclones at their own 2 on a punt. The Blackshirts forced a three-and-out and took over at the ISU 42. The Huskers cashed in nine plays later as Dontrayevous Robinson scored his first career rushing touchdown, covering three yards to give NU a 7-3 lead with 3:26 left in the opening quarter. Robinson finished the day with a team-best 77 yards on 15 carries while quarterback Zac Lee was 20-of-37 for 248 yards. Niles Paul led the Husker receiving corps with six catches for a career-best 143 yards, although his 72-yarder fumbled into the end zone resulted in a touchback for ISU on another odd play. In a first-half filled with bizarre plays, Iowa State ran to the locker room with a 9-7 lead. The Cyclones scored their lone touchdown on a 47-yard pass from Jerome Tiller to Jake Williams midway through the second quarter. It was ISU’s longest touchdown hookup of the season, and it followed a fourth-down conversion on a fake punt that turned into a 20-yard run by punter Mike Brandtner. Although the Cyclones found paydirt, Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh blocked Mahoney’s extra-point kick to keep the Huskers within 9-7 with 6:53 left in the half. Suh also blocked a fourth-quarter field-goal attempt and finished with a season-high tying eight tackles to go with a sack, three QB hurries and two blocked kicks. Phillip Dillard led the Blackshirts with a career-high tying 12 tackles for the second time this season.

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

2 10 0

3 0 10

4 0 0

FINAL 20 10

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

TEAM STATISTICS

ISU

NU

3rd

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

11 48-137 102 19-9-0 67-239 0-0 2-8 2-35 3-27 9-40.0 1-0 8-72 33:40 5 of 18 1 of 1 0-0 1-4

15 28-114 248 37-20-3 65-362 0-0 3-11 3-80 0-0 4-40.2 7-5 3-25 26:20 5 of 13 0 of 1 1-4 1-6

ISU NU ISU

RUSHING: Iowa State-Tiller, Jerome 19-65; Schwartz, Jeremiah 22-50; Brandtner, Mike 1-20; Lenz, Josh 1-8; TEAM 5-minus 6. Nebraska-Robinson, Dontrayevous 15-77; Helu Jr., Roy 5-24; Mendoza, Marcus 2-8; Lee, Zac 6-5. PASSING: Iowa State-Tiller, Jerome 9-19-0-102. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 20-37-3-248. RECEIVING: Iowa State-Lenz, Josh 3-32; Hamilton, Marquis 3-17; Williams, Jake 2-49; Catlett, Derrick 1-4. Nebraska-Paul, Niles 6-143; Kinnie, Brandon 3-27; Gilleylen, Curenski 3-18; Helu Jr., Roy 3-13; McNeill, Mike 2-22; Holt, Menelik 2-17; Mendoza, Marcus 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: Iowa State-Sims, David 1-16; O’Connell, Michael 1-11; Smith,Jesse 1-0. NebraskaNone. FUMBLES (total-lost): Iowa State-Tiller, Jerome 1-0. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 2-0; Helu Jr., Roy 2-2; Holt, Menelik 1-1; Robinson, Dontrayevous 1-1; Paul, Niles 1-1. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Iowa State-Raven, Josh 1-4. Nebraska-Suh, Ndamukong 1-6. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Iowa State-Smith, Jesse 7-5. Nebraska-Dillard, Phillip 5-7.

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Waco, Texas (Oct. 31)--- True freshman quarterback Cody Green picked up a win in his first career start, but it was sophomore defensive tackle Jared Crick who stole the show in Nebraska’s 20-10 victory over Baylor at Floyd Casey Stadium. Playing in front of a Husker-dominated crowd on the road and a national television audience on Versus, Crick led the Huskers with a school-record five sacks for 24 yards lost. The Cozad, Neb., native also tied Jim Skow’s 24-year school record with seven tackles for 28 yards lost on the day, while registering 13 total tackles, including 10 solos. He also recovered a fourth-quarter fumble and added a pass breakup. While Crick and the rest of the defensive line supplied suffocating pressure in the Baylor backfield all day long, Dejon Gomes and Prince Amukamara both grabbed first-half interceptions to help Nebraska race to a 20-0 halftime lead. Gomes’ interception in the endzone followed a Crick sack and stopped a Baylor drive. Green and the NU offense then marched 75 yards on 12 plays capped by junior Alex Henery’s 22-yard field goal to give the Huskers a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter. Nebraska began the scoring on special teams as freshman Eric Martin broke through and blocked Derek Epperson’s punt following the Bears’ opening possession. Redshirt freshman Justin Blatchford caught the batted ball and raced 25 yards to paydirt to give Nebraska a 7-0 lead with 13:31 left in the first quarter. The Blackshirts came up with a stop on BU’s second possession, and Green took the field for the first time as a starter with 10:47 left in the first quarter. On his first drive, Green engineered an 11-play march that covered 44 yards and consumed 5:04 on the clock, culminated by Henery’s 45-yard field goal to push Nebraska’s lead to 10-0 with 5:43 left in the opening quarter. Gomes’ interception in the endzone stopped Baylor’s next drive and eventually led to another Henery field goal to push the lead to 13-0 early in the second quarter. The Blackshirts then came through with their first three-and-out, and a 17-yard Niles Paul punt return set up the the Husker offense with a short field starting at the BU 46. On the first play from scrimmage of the possession, Green connected with Paul on a 45-yard pass play to put the Huskers on the Bears’ doorstep. Two plays later, freshman Dontrayevous Robinson found the endzone to put the Big Red ahead 20-0 with 9:28 left in the first half. Robinson finished the day with 61 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while adding 22 yards on three receptions. Green completed 12-of-21 passes for 128 yards and an interception, while adding eight carries for 43 yards. Paul led the NU receivers with two catches for 54 yards.

Mahoney 52 yd field goal Robinson 3 yd run (Henery kick) Williams 47 yd pass from Tiller (Mahoney kick blockd)

2nd

13:24 03:26 06:53

SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Baylor

2nd

13:31 05:43 12:16 09:28 09:22 03:27

NU NU NU NU BU BU

Blatchford 25 yd blocked punt return (Henery kick) Henery, Alex 45 yd field goal Henery, Alex 22 yd field goal Robinson 1 yd run (Henery kick) Parks 41 yd field goal Odom 45 yd interception return (Parks kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

NU

BU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

11 38-145 128 21-12-1 59-273 0-0 2-51 3-55 2-1 7-42.1 1-1 6-65 29:52 5 of 15 0 of 0 2-2 7-30

18 32-54 222 38-19-2 70-276 0-0 4-101 2-53 1-45 6-29.2 2-1 4-25 30:08 5 of 16 1 of 2 0-1 0-0

RUSHING: Nebraska-Robinson, Dontrayevo 13-61; Green, Cody 8-43; Helu Jr., Roy 7-24; Ward, Lester 7-16; Jones, Austin 2-4; TEAM 1-minus 3. Baylor-Finley, Jay 8-19; Wright, Kendall 4-15; Ganaway, Terran 2-10; Florence, Nick 16-8; Salubi, Jarred 2-2. PASSING: Nebraska-Green, Cody 12-21-1-128. Baylor-Florence, Nick 19-38-2-222. RECEIVING: Nebraska-Robinson, Dontrayevo 3-22; Cooper, Khiry 3-12; Paul, Niles 2-54; Reed, Kyler 1-22; Kinnie, Brandon 1-10; Mendoza, Marcus 1-5; Helu Jr., Roy 1-3. Baylor-Gettis, David 7-124; Wright, Kendall 4-49; Smith, Ernest 2-21; Finley, Jay 2-14; Salubi, Jarred 2-minus 5; Taylor, Brad 1-12; Akers, Justin 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS: Nebraska-Amukamara, Prince 1-1; Gomes, Dejon 1-0. Baylor-Odom, Clifton 1-45. FUMBLES (total-lost): Nebraska-Green, Cody 1-1. Baylor-Smith, Ernest 1-0; Florence, Nick 1-1. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Nebraska-Crick, Jared 5-24; Suh, Ndamukong 1-3; Fisher, Sean 1-3. Baylor-None. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Nebraska-Crick, Jared 10-3. Baylor-Pawelek, Joe 2-7.

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Game 9 Nebraska 10, Oklahoma 3 SCORE BY QUARTERS Oklahoma Nebraska

1 0 0

2 3 7

3 0 3

4 0 0

Game 10 Nebraska 31, Kansas 17 FINAL 3 10

Lincoln, Neb. (Nov. 7)--- Nebraska brought home a sweet victory over an old rival, as the Blackshirt defense hauled in five interceptions and shut down No. 20 Oklahoma in a 10-3 victory at Memorial Stadium. In a game that harkened back to the classic battles of the Big Red of the past four decades, Nebraska held the Sooners out of the end zone and mustered enough offense to improve to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the Big 12. The Huskers dropped the 20th-ranked Sooners to 5-4 and 3-2 in front of 86,115 fans and ABC television audience. In a game dominated by one of the nation’s best defensive units, Blackshirt safety Matt O’Hanlon played the biggest game of his career to help the Huskers erase a two-game home skid while erasing the memory of committing eight turnovers in a loss to Iowa State at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 24. O’Hanlon, a senior from Omaha, Neb., tied a Nebraska record with three interceptions while erupting for a career-high 12 tackles. The last of his interceptions ended the Sooners’ last chance at the end zone with 27 seconds left in the game. O’Hanlon’s huge game also erased any memories Husker fans had of a last second touchdown scored by Virginia Tech in a road loss against the Hokies in September. O’Hanlon played big from start to finish, achieving his career-best in tackles with nine in the opening half. O’Hanlon helped the Huskers carry a 7-3 lead into the locker room at halftime, but he was far from alone. Defensive back Prince Amukamara hauled in NU’s first inteception of the night, picking off a Landry Jones pass and returning it 22 yards to the OU 1. One play later, junior quarterback Zac Lee hit tight end Ryan Hill on a one-yard scoring pass to give the Huskers a 7-0 lead with 13:36 left in the first half. The Huskers also got big plays in the special teams from senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and junior punter Alex Henery. Suh blocked Tress Way’s 45-yard field goal with 6:50 left in the first quarter. It was Way’s second unsuccessful attempt of the quarter, following a 46-yard miss on OU’s opening possession. Henery punted 11 times for a 43.7-yard average, pinning OU inside its 20 twice. Offensively, the Huskers struggled, picking up just seven first downs and 180 total yards. Roy Helu Jr. added the only offensive punch as he recorded 138 yards on 20 carries, including a career-long 63-yard run. He accounted for 153 of the Huskers’ total yards.

SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Kansas

3rd

13:36 00:24 05:38

NU OU NU

Hill 1 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Way 28 yd field goal Henery 28 yd field goal

TEAM STATISTICS

OU

NU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

23 29-80 245 58-26-5 87-325 0-0 6-102 2-37 0-0 5-49.0 2-0 9-64 28:18 5 of 18 0 of 3 1-2 2-11

7 43-141 39 14-7-0 57-180 0-0 2-19 2-27 5-61 11-43.7 1-1 11-104 31:42 1 of 14 0 of 0 2-3 2-19

RUSHING: Oklahoma-Brown, Chris 12-50; Murray, DeMarco 14-47; Jones, Landry 3-minus 17. NebraskaHelu Jr., Roy 20-138; Robinson, Dontrayevo 6-11; Green, Cody 6-8; TEAM 1-minus 3; Lee, Zac 10-minus 13. PASSING: Oklahoma-Jones, Landry 26-58-5-245. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 5-9-0-35; Green, Cody 2-5-0-4. RECEIVING: Oklahoma-Broyles, Ryan 8-74; Miller, Dejuan 5-69; Murray, DeMarco 5-37; Brown, Chris 3-20; Kenney, Cameron 2-33; Hanna, James 2-8; Mensik, Eric 1-4. Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 3-15; Kinnie, Brandon 2-21; McNeill, Mike 1-2; Hill, Ryan 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: Oklahoma-None. Nebraska-O’Hanlon, Matt 3-30; Amukamara, Prince 1-22; Dillard, Phillip 1-9. FUMBLES (total-lost): Oklahoma-Jones, Landry 2-0. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 1-1. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Oklahoma-Beal, Jeremy 1.0-3; Clayton, Keenan 0.5-4; Alexander, Fran 0.5-4. Nebraska-Dillard, Phillip 1.0-13; Turner, Barry 0.5-3; Crick, Jared 0.5-3. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Oklahoma-Beal, Jeremy 6-0. Nebraska-O’Hanlon, Matt 9-3.

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2 3 10

3 3 0

4 18 7

FINAL 31 17

Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 14) --- Nebraska picked up its third Big 12 Conference road win of the year with a 31-17 victory at Kansas that moved the Huskers to 7-3 overall and 4-2 in conference. The game was highlighted by Niles Paul and Roy Helu Jr., who each made big plays when the Huskers needed them most. Paul caught four passes for a career-high 154 yards and also returned two kickoffs for 72 yards, including a fourth-quarter return into KU territory that set up the Huskers’ go-ahead score. For Helu, he carried the ball 28 times for 156 yards and scored three times. But more importantly, 82 of Helu’s yards came in the fourth quarter, including touchdowns runs of 20 and 14 yards. The Huskers used a balanced attack, rushing for 214 yards on 42 carries, while Zac Lee completed 13-of-21 passes for 196 yards, giving the Huskers 410 yards of total offense. On the other side of the ball, the Blackshirts held the KU rushing attack in check, as the Jayhawks were held to 99 yards on 29 carries. Todd Reising was forced to put the ball in the air 41 times, completing 19 passes for 236 yards. Nebraska jumped ahead early, scoring on the first drive of the game and made it a 10-0 lead on Henery’s field goal with 10:47 left in the first half. Kansas answered twice before the intermission, going into the locker room tied at 10-10 after a Reesing 5-yard rushing score and a 33-yard field goal as time expired in the quarter. Henery added a pair of field goals to put Nebraska ahead 16-10 early in the fourth period. After being silenced for most of the second half, the KU offense caught fire with 11:45 remaining the game, as it drove 68 yards on nine plays, with Reesing hitting Dezmon Briscoe for a 21-yard touchdown pass to give KU its first lead of the game, 17-16. Following a Paul 44-yard kickoff return to the Kansas 36-yard line, Nebraska got into a third-down situation before Lee connected with Khiry Cooper for no gain, but a 15-yard personal foul for a face mask on the tackle gave the Huskers 1st-and-10 on the 20-yard line. Helu dashed around the right side on the next play for his second touchdown of the game and eventual game winner. With the score now 22-17, the Huskers went for two, with Lee scrambling to his left and then to his right, before finding Paul in the back of the end zone to give the Huskers the lead, 24-17. After forcing KU into a 3-and-out, Nebraska sealed the win with a 10-play, 74-yard drive over 4:46 to earn the victory.

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 2nd

SCORING SUMMARY 2nd

1 7 0

3rd 4th

12:05 10:47 04:58 00:00 03:42 11:53 07:34 06:19 00:29

NU NU KU KU NU NU KU NU NU

Helu Jr. 0 yd fumble recovery (Henery kick) Henery 25 yd field goal Reesing 5 yd run (Branstetter kick) Branstetter 33 yd field goal Henery 34 yd field goal Henery 38 yd field goal Briscoe 21 yd pass from Reesing (Branstetter kick) Helu Jr. 20 yd run (Paul pass from Lee) Helu Jr. 14 yd run (Henery kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

NU

KU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

18 42-214 196 21-13-0 63-410 0-0 2-18 3-112 0-0 4-38.8 1-0 5-55 31:29 7 of 16 0 of 0 4-4 1-9

21 29-99 236 41-19-0 70-335 0-0 1-2 6-105 0-0 6-44.8 1-1 4-50 28:31 6 of 16 2 of 2 2-2 1-8

RUSHING: Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 28-156; Lee, Zac 9-53; Robinson, Dontrayevous 4-10; TEAM 1-minus 5. Kansas-Opurum, Toben 15-43; Reesing, Todd 9-42; Sharp, Jake 3-10; Pick, Kale 1-5; Briscoe, Dezmon 1-minus 1. PASSING: Nebraska-Lee, Zac 13-21-0-196. Kansas-Reesing, Todd 19-41-0-236. RECEIVING: Nebraska-Paul, Niles 4-154; McNeill, Mike 4-27; Cooper, Khiry 3-5; Kinnie, Brandon 1-8; Young, Dreu 1-2. Kansas-Meier, Kerry 10-127; Briscoe, Dezmon 4-77; Wilson, Jonatha 2-24; Biere, Tim 1-9; Sharp, Jake 1-4; Opurum, Toben 1-minus 5. INTERCEPTIONS: Nebraska-None. Kansas-None. FUMBLES: Nebraska-Lee, Zac 1-0. Kansas-Meier, Kerry 1-1. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Nebraska-Amukamara, Prince 1-9. Kansas-Onyegbule, Maxwell 1-8. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Nebraska-Gomes, Dejon 5-3. Kansas-Tharp, Huldon 6-7.

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Game 11 Nebraska 17, Kansas State 3 SCORE BY QUARTERS Kansas State Nebraska

1 3 3

2 0 7

3 0 7

4 0 0

FINAL 3 17

Lincoln, Neb. (Nov. 21)--- Lots of defense, success on special teams, and enough offense to notch another win. That was the recipe for Nebraska’s eighth win of the season, as the Huskers earned a trip to the Big 12 Championship Game with a 17-3 victory over Kansas State at Memorial Stadium. Playing in front of 85,988 fans and an ESPN national television audience, Nebraska captured the Big 12 North Division title by beating the Wildcats with a suffocating defense led by All-America candidate Ndamukong Suh. The defensive tackle, playing in his final game as a Husker at Memorial Stadium, registered a season-high nine tackles, including two tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, a pair of pass breakups and a quarterback hurry. Suh was far from the only senior who made an impact on Senior Night at Memorial Stadium. Senior safety Larry Asante had a tremendous night with a team-leading 10 tackles to go along with an interception and a huge hit to force fumble at the 1-yard line that kept Kansas State out of the end zone early in the third quarter. Senior linebacker Phillip Dillard added eight tackles, including a nine-yard sack and a forced fumble of his own to stop a KSU second-half drive. The big plays by the Blackshirts preserved a 14-point win that included some key plays by the Husker offense as well. Quarterback Zac Lee guided an efficient offense on three scoring drives, including each first possession of the half. On their opening drive of the game, the Huskers knotted the score at 3-3 before adding the go-ahead points at the end of the first quarter. Lee, who had missed a wide open Mike McNeill in the end zone on the first drive, connected with the prolific receiving tight end for a 17-yard touchdown strike and a 10-3 advantage with 1:44 to play in the first. On the first drive after halftime, Lee set up the final points of the day with a long pass, going 47 yards to receiver Niles Paul on a 3rd-and-1 call from NU’s own 39 yard line. I-back Roy Helu Jr. then ran it in from 14 yards out to seal the 14-point victory. Helu continued his climb in the Nebraska rushing record book as he finished the night with 26 carries for 95 yards to become the 25th Husker in history to rush for 2,000 or more career yards as he end the game with 2,071 career rushing yards. Helu also posted the 29th 1,000-yard rushing season in NU history, eclipsing the total early in the second quarter and finishing the contest with 1,057 yards on the season. Alex Henery also came up big on special teams for Nebraska, drilling a 34-yard field goal and two extra points while also averaging 45.5 yards per punt. He pinned KSU inside its own five twice in the game whiel adding a long of 61 yards.

Game 12 Nebraska 28, Colorado 20 SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Colorado

KS NU NU NU

3 0 7

03:34 14:53 05:39 03:16 06:50 06:43 00:00

NU NU CU NU CU NU CU

TEAM STATISTICS

KSU

NU

TEAM STATISTICS

NU

CU

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

19 34-140 153 33-12-1 67-293 0-0 2-27 3-50 1-42 5-39.4 3-1 7-69 28:30 3 of 14 1 of 2 0-2 2-24

19 45-101 166 19-13-1 64-267 1-4 2-3 2-53 1-0 6-45.5 0-0 3-34 31:30 7 of 16 1 of 1 3-4 4-30

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

14 40-144 73 14-9-0 54-217 0-0 4-71 1-21 3-65 6-50.7 2-1 7-49 31:10 3 of 10 0 of 0 1-1 1-17

20 28-134 269 44-21-3 72-403 0-0 3-20 3-49 0-0 5-42.6 2-0 7-34 28:50 7 of 16 0 of 1 2-5 3-15

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Paul 59 yd punt return (Henery kick) Cotton 24 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Behrens 2 yd pass from Hansen (Goodman kick) O’Hanlon 20 yd interception return (Henery kick) McKnight 6 yd pass from Hansen (Goodman kick) Burkhead 7 yd run (Henery, Alex kick) McKnight 56 yd pass from Hansen

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RUSHING: Kansas State-Thomas, Daniel 19-99; Gregory, Grant 13-22; Banks, Brandon 1-18; Valentine, K. 1-1. Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 26-95; Burkhead, Rex 6-17; Lee, Zac 11-minus 5; TEAM 2-minus 6. PASSING: Kansas State-Gregory, Grant 11-31-1-126; Team 0-1-0-0; Klein, Collin 1-1-0-27. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 13-19-1-166. RECEIVING: Kansas State-Banks, Brandon 5-48; Thomas, Daniel 4-51; Valentine, K. 2-30; Snipes, Attrail 1-24. Nebraska-Paul, Niles 4-82; McNeill, Mike 3-26; Kinnie, Brandon 2-20; Legate, Tyler 1-13; Burkhead, Rex 1-9; Young, Dreu 1-8; Cooper, Khiry 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: Kansas State-Hartman, Tysyn 1-42. Nebraska-Asante, Larry 1-0. FUMBLES (total-lost): Kansas State-Gregory, Grant 2-0; Valentine, K. 1-1. Nebraska-None. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Kansas State-Fitzgerald,Jeff 1-14; Moore, Joshua 1-10. Nebraska-Suh, Ndamukong 1.5-6; Hagg, Eric 1-14; Dillard, Phillip 1-9; Turner, Barry 0.5-1. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Kansas State-Pomele, Ulla 6-9. Nebraska-Asante, Larry 4-6.

4 7 6

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 2nd

Cherry 44 yd field goal Henery 34 yd field goal McNeill 17 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick) Helu Jr. 14 yd run (Henery kick)

2nd 3rd

09:26 01:44 12:02 13:21

2 14 7

Boulder, Colo. (Nov. 27)--- Nebraska produced a touchdown in all three phases of the game and the Huskers never trailed while picking up their fifth straight victory with a 28-20 win over the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on the day after Thanksgiving. The win completed a perfect 4-0 conference road record in 2009 for the Huskers, who improved to 9-3 on the season. Nebraska has now won five straight league games on the road, while Colorado ended its season with a 3-9 record. In building a 21-7 halftime lead, the Huskers scored on a 58-yard punt return by Niles Paul, a 24-yard touchdown pass from Zac Lee to Ben Cotton and a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown by Matt O’Hanlon. NU led 21-14 in the fourth quarter before coming up with big plays on both sides of the ball. Colorado drove inside the red zone on three straight possessions in the second half but the Blackshirts held them off the scoreboard each time. Offensively, NU put the game out of the reach with a clutch 13-play, 80-yard touchdown drive midway through the period that ended with a seven-yard touchdown run by freshman Rex Burkhead. Burkhead rushed 18 times for a career-high 100 yards, as the Huskers ran for 144 yards. Lee completed 9-of-14 passes for 73 yards as Nebraska totaled only 217 yards. But the offense only turned the ball over once, while the Blackshirts forced three Colorado turnovers to offset a season-high 403 yard of total offense gained by the Buffs. All three of the turnovers came through the air, as O’Hanlon, Prince Amukamara and Dejon Gomes each had an interception, giving the Huskers 13 on the season including eight in the past four games. For O’Hanlon, it was his team-leading fifth interception of the season, the most since 2003 when Josh Bullocks posted a school-record 10 pickoffs. Linebacker Phillip Dillard led the defense with eight tackles while Ndamukong Suh had five tackles including a 17-yard sack, the Huskers’ only TFL of the game. While the Blackshirts were keeping Colorado out of the end zone, the special teams unit led by punter Alex Henery creating field position in favor of the Huskers. Henery set a career best, averaging 50.7 yards on six punts, including two of at least 58 yards. He also pinned CU inside its 3-yard line, his eighth punt to stop inside the 3 this season.

SCORING SUMMARY 1st

1 7 0

RUSHING: Nebraska-Burkhead, Rex 18-100; Helu Jr., Roy 14-54; Green, Cody 2-4; Lee, Zac 6-minus 14. Colorado-Stewart, Rodney 21-110; Lockridge,Brian 2-20; Hansen, Tyler 5-4. PASSING: Nebraska-Lee, Zac 9-14-0-73. Colorado-Hansen, Tyler 21-44-3-269. RECEIVING: Nebraska-Cotton, Ben 3-33; Paul, Niles 2-20; Kinnie, Brandon 1-8; Young, Dreu 1-7; McNeill, Mike 1-3; Reed, Kyler 1-2. Colorado-McKnight,Scotty 7-114; Simas, Markques 6-108; Deehan, Ryan 2-14; Devenny,Patrick 2-13; Sumler,Demetriu 2-12; Stewart, Rodney 1-6; Behrens, Jake 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Nebraska-Amukamara, Prince 1-40; O’Hanlon, Matt 1-20; Gomes, Dejon 1-5. Colorado-None. FUMBLES (total-lost): Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 1-1; Paul, Niles 1-0. Colorado-Stewart, Rodney 1-0; Lockridge,Brian 1-0. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Nebraska-Suh, Ndamukong 1-17. Colorado-Burton, Marcus 1.0-6; Burney, Benjamin 1.0-5; Brown,Cha’pelle 1.0-4. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Nebraska-Dillard, Phillip 4-4. Colorado-Brown, Cha’pelle 10-1.

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Game 13 Texas 13, Nebraska 12 SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 3 Texas No. 22 Nebraska

1 0 6

2 7 0

3 3 0

4 3 6

Game 14 Nebraska 33, Arizona 0 FINAL 13 12

Arlington, Texas (Dec. 5)--- Ndamukong Suh and the Nebraska Blackshirts provided another dominant defensive performance, but No. 3 Texas escaped from Cowboys Stadium with a 13-12 victory over the No. 22 Huskers on a walk-off 46-yard field goal in the Big 12 Championship Game. Suh, a senior All-America defensive tackle who is a candidate for every major national defensive award and a Heisman Trophy finalist, set a Big 12 Championship Game record with 4.5 sacks among his seven tackles for loss and career-high tying 12 total tackles, while the Blackshirts sacked Texas Heisman Trophy candidate Colt McCoy nine times. The Blackshirts also intercepted McCoy three times, which all led to Alex Henery field goals. The Blackshirts notched 18 tackles for 65 yards lost against the Longhorns. The final Henery field goal came from 43 yards out with 1:44 left to give Nebraska a 12-10 lead over the unbeaten Longhorns. The Huskers, who fell to 9-4 with three of their losses by two points or less, watched the Longhorns improve to 13-0 as they quickly got into field goal range after Nebraska’s ensuing kickoff bounced out of bounds to give UT possession at its own 40 to start the drive. Texas drove to the NU 26, but the Blackshirts stiffened and pushed the Longhorns back on a pair of plays before McCoy rolled right and threw a floater out of bounds to try and stop the clock, even though Texas had a timeout remaining. The clock initially went to zero and Nebraska briefly celebrated a victory, before officials cleared the field and put one second back on the clock to give UT a last field goal attempt. Hunter Lawrence snuck a 46-yard field goal just inside the left upright to give the Longhorns the Big 12 title. Nebraska’s defense held McCoy and the high-powered Longhorn offense to just 202 yards of total offense, including only 18 yards on the ground. The Huskers mustered just 106 yards of total offense against UT, but a 4-for-4 performance from Henery on field goals nearly provided Nebraska with a league title and a berth in the Bowl Championship Series. Despite the loss, the Huskers picked up their 46th all-time bowl bid with a berth in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. The Cornhuskers will face the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. Arizona tied for second in the Pac-10 Conference and owns an 8-4 overall record this season. Roy Helu Jr. led the Huskers with 10 carries for 32 yards, while Rex Burkhead carried 17 times for 22 yards against a stingy and disciplined UT defense. Lee completed just 6-of-19 passes for 39 yards and three interceptions. McCoy completed 20-of-36 passes for 186 yards and also tossed three interceptions, while Tre’ Newton led all rushers with 36 yards on 19 carries. Jordan Shipley led all receivers with seven catches for 71 yards, including a big play on the UT drive to set up the winning score.

SCORING SUMMARY 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

11:04 06:32 02:19 01:40 11:34 01:44 00:00

SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 22 Arizona No. 20 Nebraska

1 0 10

2 0 13

3 0 10

FINAL 0 33

San Diego (Dec. 30)--- In one of Nebraska’s most dominant bowl performances in its illustrious bowl history, the No. 20 Cornhuskers registered their first-ever bowl shutout with a 33-0 whitewashing of No. 22 Arizona in the 2009 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. With the victory, Nebraska finished the season with a 10-4 record. Six of the wins came in Nebraska’s last seven games with the lone loss coming by one point in the final second to No. 2 and unbeaten Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game on Dec. 5 in Arlington, Texas. The Huskers notched their first 10-win season since 2003, while dropping the Wildcats to 8-5 on the year. Nebraska’s 33-point victory margin was its largest in a bowl game since a 49-point win (66-17) over Northwestern in the 2000 Alamo Bowl. It also challenged a 39-point (45-6) win over Georgia in the 1969 Sun Bowl, a 38-point win over Florida in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl and a 34-point victory (40-6) over Notre Dame in the 1973 Orange Bowl. Led by All-American defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP Matt O’Hanlon, the performance of Nebraska’s Blackshirts was near perfection, surrendering just 109 total offense yards by the Wildcats. Arizona managed just 63 rushing yards, 46 yards passing and six first downs. In arguably their best all-around effort of the season, the Huskers used more than just defense to dominate the Wildcats. An efficient and balanced offense finished with 396 total yards, including 223 rushing yards and 173 passing yards. NU rolled up 22 first downs, while surrendering just six to the Wildcats, with three of those on their final drive of the game. The Huskers also won the time of possession battle by an overwhelming margin, 38:12-21:48. As usual, Omaha natives Alex Henery and Niles Paul also provided Nebraska with huge advantages on special teams, as Henery went 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, and punted four times while burying the Wildcats inside their own 20 three times. Paul, who went on to earn Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP honors, added a 49-yard kickoff return and three punt returns for a total of 45 yards to set the Huskers up with excellent field position throughout the night. Paul added one carry for 20 yards and capped the Big Red’s big finale to the season with a Nebraska bowl-game record 74-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. It was also Nebraska’s longest play from scrimmage on the season. The junior wide receiver finished the game with four receptions for 123 yards and accounted for 237 all-purpose yards to power the Husker offense.

SCORING SUMMARY NU NU UT UT NU NU UT

Henery 45 yd field goal Henery 52 yd field goal McCoy 2 yd run (Lawrence kick) Lawrence 39 yd field goal Henery 28 yd field goal Henery 42 yd field goal Lawrence 46 yd field goal

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13:45 08:53 11:57 08:25 00:35 10:07 03:39

NU NU NU NU NU NU NU

Lee 4 yd run (Henery kick) Henery 47 yd field goal Burkhead 5 yd run (Henery kick) Henery 50 yd field goal Henery 41 yd field goal Henery 22 yd field goal Paul 74 yd pass from Lee (Henery kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

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TEAM STATISTICS

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FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

17 38-18 184 36-20-3 74-202 0-0 1-5 2-22 3-4 9-39.4 0-0 7-45 32:00 6 of 19 0 of 0 1-1 1-8

5 35-67 39 20-6-3 55-106 0-0 3-49 3-79 3-0 8-37.1 0-0 7-64 28:00 2 of 16 1 of 1 1-1 9-52

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

6 20-63 46 31-10-1 51-109 0-0 1--1 7-148 0-0 9-41.6 1-0 2-25 21:48 3 of 15 1 of 2 0-1 0-0

19 48-223 173 25-13-0 73-396 0-0 3-45 1-49 1-37 4-35.5 0-0 7-55 38:12 9 of 18 0 of 0 3-3 2-20

RUSHING: Texas-Newton, Tre’ 19-36; Johnson, Cody 1-2; Whittaker, Fosw 1-0; McCoy, Colt 17-minus 20. Nebraska-Helu Jr., Roy 10-28; Burkhead, Rex 17-22; Lee, Zac 6-12; Green, Cody 2-5. PASSING: Texas-McCoy, Colt 20-36-3-184. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 6-19-3-39; Green, Cody 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Texas-Shipley, Jordan 7-71; Newton, Tre’ 5-43; Williams, Malcolm 3-52; Buckner, Dan 3-14; Goodwin, Marquis 2-4. Nebraska-Kinnie, Brandon 2-30; Burkhead, Rex 2-1; Paul, Niles 1-4; Robinson, Dontrayevo 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Texas-Muckelroy, Rodd 1-4; Williams, Aaron 1-0; Gideon, Blake 1-0. Nebraska-Gomes, Dejon 1-0; Amukamara, Prince 1-0; Hagg, Eric 1-0 FUMBLES (total-lost): Texas-None. Nebraska-None. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Texas-Acho, Sam 1.0-8. Nebraska-Suh, Ndamukong 4.5-21; Turner, Barry 2.5-13; O’Hanlon, Matt 1.0-11; Crick, Jared 0.5-4; Meredith, Cameron 0.5-3. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Texas-Acho, Sam 7-3. Nebraska-Suh, Ndamukong 10-2.

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RUSHING: Arizona-Antolin, K. 11-69; Grigsby, N. 4-8; Scott, M. 1-4; Criner, J. 1-1; Foles, N. 3-minus 19. Nebraska-Burkhead, Rex 17-89; Lee, Zac 18-65; Paul, Niles 1-20; Green, Cody 5-18; Ward, Lester 2-14; Helu Jr., Roy 3-8; Robinson, Dontrayevous 1-6; Jones, Austin 1-3. PASSING: Arizona-Foles, N. 6-20-1-28; Scott, M. 4-11-0-18. Nebraska-Lee, Zac 13-23-0-173; Green, Cody 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING: Arizona-Dean, D. 3-24; Antolin, K. 2-12; Criner, J. 2-2; Grigsby, N. 2-0; Turner, T. 1-8. Nebraska-Paul, Niles 4-123; McNeill, Mike 3-19; Burkhead, Rex 2-14; Kinnie, Brandon 2-12; Gilleylen, Curenski 1-3; Brooks, Chris 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Arizona-None. Nebraska-O’Hanlon, Matt 1-37. FUMBLES (total-lost): Arizona-1-0. Nebraska-None. SACKS (Sacks-Yds): Arizona-None. Nebraska-Allen, Pierre 2.0-20. TACKLE LEADER (UA-A): Arizona-Nelson 8-2. Nebraska-Dillard, Phllip 5-2.

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2009 BIG 12 STANDINGS AND STATISTICS Big 12 Final Standings North Division Team Nebraska Missouri Kansas State Iowa State Colorado Kansas

Big 12 W 6 4 4 3 2 1

L 2 4 4 5 6 7

Pct. .750 .500 .500 .375 .250 .125

PF 150 217 182 151 164 191

PA 105 233 216 195 234 287

Overall W 10 8 6 7 3 5

L 4 5 6 6 9 7

Pct. .714 .615 .500 .538 .250 .417

PF 352 377 276 267 267 353

PA 146 330 280 284 346 341

Bowl Holiday Bowl Texas Bowl Insight Bowl -

South Division Team Texas Oklahoma State Texas Tech Oklahoma Texas A&M Baylor

Big 12 W 8 6 5 5 3 1

L 0 2 3 3 5 7

Pct. 1.000 .750 .625 .625 .375 .125

PF 317 2-6 271 231 253 104

PA 145 176 181 127 290 248

Overall W 13 9 9 8 6 4

L 1 4 4 5 7 8

Pct. .929 .692 .692 .615 .462 .333

PF 550 369 481 404 427 249

PA 234 282 292 189 436 327

Bowl Final AP/Coaches Rank Citi National Championship Game No. 2/No. 2 Cotton Bowl NR/No. 25 Alamo Bowl No. 21/No. 23 Sun Bowl Independence Bowl -

Big 12 Team Statistics Scoring Offense No. Team 1. Texas 2. Texas Tech 3. Texas A&M 4. Oklahoma 5. Kansas 6. Missouri 7. Oklahoma State 8. Nebraska 9. Kansas State 10. Colorado 11. Baylor 12. Iowa State

G 14 13 13 13 12 13 13 14 12 12 12 13

TD XP 68 66 64 60 56 51 50 48 45 42 42 39 47 46 40 38 34 29 34 31 32 28 33 26

Pass Offense No. Team 1. Texas Tech 2. Kansas 3. Oklahoma 4. Missouri 5. Texas A&M 6. Texas 7. Baylor 8. Colorado 9. Iowa State 10. Oklahoma State 11. Nebraska 12. Kansas State

G 13 12 13 13 13 14 12 12 13 13 14 12

Att 669 506 519 467 509 540 431 473 380 336 364 298

Rush Offense No. Team 1. Oklahoma State 2. Texas A&M 3. Iowa State 4. Kansas State 5. Texas 6. Nebraska 7. Oklahoma 8. Missouri 9. Kansas 10. Baylor 11. Colorado 12. Texas Tech

G 13 13 13 12 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 13

Att 555 544 516 504 513 512 485 444 379 346 379 319

Total Offense No. Team 1. Texas Tech 2. Texas A&M 3. Oklahoma 4. Kansas 5. Texas 6. Missouri 7. Oklahoma State 8. Iowa State 9. Kansas State 10. Baylor 11. Nebraska 12. Colorado

G 13 13 13 12 14 13 13 13 12 12 14 12

Rush 1092 2394 1750 1345 2066 1651 2441 2340 2159 1207 2059 1055

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Cmp 448 320 300 274 302 362 267 250 220 196 210 175

2XP 1 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 2

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG 24 11 12 18 13 26 13 24 13 10 9 13

Int 17 10 15 11 8 16 16 18 17 14 12 8

Pct 67.0 63.2 57.8 58.7 59.3 67.0 61.9 52.9 57.9 58.3 57.7 58.7

Yds 5028 3724 3760 3711 3661 3831 2908 2717 2401 2333 2460 2033

Yds 2441 2394 2340 2159 2066 2059 1750 1651 1345 1207 1055 1092 Pass 5028 3661 3760 3724 3831 3711 2333 2401 2033 2908 2460 2717

Saf 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0

Pts 550 481 427 404 353 377 369 352 276 267 249 267

Avg 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.9 7.2 7.1 6.7 5.7 6.3 6.9 6.8 6.8

TD 38 22 28 26 30 29 13 18 16 20 16 7

Final AP/Coaches Rank No. 14/No. 14

Avg. 39.3 37.0 32.8 31.1 29.4 29.0 28.4 25.1 23.0 22.2 20.8 20.5

Scoring Defense No. Team 1. Nebraska 2. Oklahoma 3. Texas 4. Oklahoma State 5. Iowa State 6. Texas Tech 7. Kansas State 8. Missouri 9. Baylor 10. Kansas 11. Colorado 12. Texas A&M

G 14 13 14 13 13 13 12 13 12 12 12 13

TD 16 22 27 35 36 35 36 40 37 42 42 56

XP 12 19 25 32 35 34 34 32 36 35 41 47

Yds/G 386.8 310.3 289.2 285.5 281.6 273.6 242.3 226.4 184.7 179.5 175.7 169.4

Pass Defense No. Team 1. Nebraska 2. Texas 3. Oklahoma 4. Colorado 5. Texas Tech 6. Baylor 7. Kansas State 8. Oklahoma State 9. Kansas 10. Iowa State 11. Missouri 12. Texas A&M

G 14 14 13 12 13 12 12 13 12 13 13 13

Att 490 460 434 337 466 430 395 504 423 434 475 449

Cmp 234 255 233 195 281 268 231 285 260 269 305 277

2XP 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FG 12 12 15 12 11 16 10 18 21 16 17 15

Int 20 25 18 9 10 10 13 18 7 15 8 12

Pct 47.8 55.4 53.7 57.9 60.3 62.3 58.5 56.5 61.5 62.0 64.2 61.7

Yds 2504 2514 2336 2422 2933 2722 2814 3078 2940 3252 3269 3311

Avg 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.5 2.8 3.4

Long 69 97 68 61 65 63 48 42 55 76 36 44

TD 22 25 17 22 28 20 18 15 20 16 14 24

Yds/G 187.8 184.2 180.0 179.9 147.6 147.1 134.6 127.0 112.1 100.6 87.9 84.0

Rush Defense No. Team 1. Texas 2. Oklahoma 3. Nebraska 4. Oklahoma State 5. Kansas State 6. Missouri 7. Texas Tech 8. Kansas 9. Colorado 10. Iowa State 11. Texas A&M 12. Baylor

G 14 13 14 13 12 13 13 12 12 13 13 12

Att 458 432 465 415 362 463 483 413 468 495 485 477

Yds 1013 1208 1304 1245 1265 1542 1648 1659 1934 2154 2231 2145

Plays 988 1053 1004 885 1053 911 891 896 802 777 876 852

Yards 6120 6055 5510 5069 5897 5362 4774 4741 4192 4115 4519 3772

Avg/P 6.2 5.8 5.5 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.2 4.4

TD 62 55 46 42 57 41 42 33 29 29 36 32

Total Defense No. Team 1. Texas 2. Nebraska 3. Oklahoma 4. Oklahoma State 5. Kansas State 6. Texas Tech 7. Colorado 8. Missouri 9. Kansas 10. Baylor 11. Iowa State 12. Texas A&M

G 14 14 13 13 12 13 12 13 12 12 13 13

Rush 1013 1304 1208 1245 1265 1648 1934 1542 1659 2145 2154 2231

Pass 2514 2504 2336 3078 2814 2933 2422 3269 2940 2722 3252 3311

Yds/G 470.8 465.8 423.8 422.4 421.2 412.5 367.2 364.7 349.3 342.9 322.8 314.3

Saf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0

Pts 146 189 234 282 284 292 280 330 327 341 346 436

Avg 5.1 5.5 5.4 7.2 6.3 6.3 7.1 6.1 7.0 7.5 6.9 7.4

TD 7 14 11 19 12 16 25 16 17 23 20 22

Avg. 10.4 14.5 16.7 21.7 21.8 22.5 23.3 25.4 27.2 28.4 28.8 33.5 Yds/G 178.9 179.6 179.7 201.8 225.6 226.8 234.5 236.8 245.0 250.2 251.5 254.7

Avg 2.2 2.8 2.8 3.0 3.5 3.3 3.4 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.5

Long 49 63 46 86 44 41 61 44 77 69 65 97

TD 9 10 7 13 10 17 18 23 16 13 29 19

Yds/G 72.4 92.9 93.1 95.8 105.4 118.6 126.8 138.2 161.2 165.7 171.6 178.8

Plays 918 955 866 919 757 949 805 938 836 907 929 934

Yards 3527 3808 3544 4323 4079 4581 4356 4811 4599 4867 5406 5542

Avg/P 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.7 5.4 4.8 5.4 5.1 5.5 5.4 5.8 5.9

TD 23 14 21 29 35 30 35 37 40 35 36 51

Yds/G 251.9 272.0 272.6 332.5 339.9 352.4 363.0 370.1 383.2 405.6 415.8 426.3

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G 13 13 14 13 12 13 13 14 12 12 13 12

Att 669 467 540 509 506 519 336 364 431 298 380 473

Turnover Margin

Comp 448 274 362 302 320 300 196 210 267 175 220 250

Int. 17 11 16 8 10 15 14 12 16 8 17 18

Team Texas Kansas State Nebraska Oklahoma Missouri Iowa State Oklahoma State Texas A&M Kansas Baylor Texas Tech Colorado

G 14 12 14 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 12

Gained Fum Int 12 25 12 13 8 20 12 18 15 8 17 15 12 18 10 12 10 7 8 10 14 10 16 9

Punting No. Team 1. Missouri 2. Oklahoma 3. Iowa State 4. Oklahoma State 5. Baylor 6. Kansas State 7. Texas Tech 8. Kansas 9. Nebraska 10. Texas 11. Texas A&M 12. Colorado

G 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 12 14 14 13 12

No 63 62 67 67 59 55 46 54 78 64 59 68

Kickoff Returns No. Team 1. Kansas State 2. Texas 3. Texas Tech 4. Nebraska 5. Colorado 6. Texas A&M 7. Baylor 8. Kansas 9. Iowa State 10. Missouri 11. Oklahoma 12. Oklahoma State

G 12 14 13 14 12 13 12 12 13 13 13 13

Ret 50 43 47 33 62 71 54 56 52 63 33 56

Punt Returns No. Team 1. Oklahoma 2. Oklahoma State 3. Texas 4. Nebraska 5. Baylor 6. Kansas State 7. Texas Tech 8. Missouri 9. Kansas 10. Texas A&M 11. Iowa State 12. Colorado

G 13 13 14 14 12 12 13 13 12 13 13 12

Ret 43 27 30 44 21 25 25 25 24 26 27 30

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 8. 9. 11. 12.

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Pct. 67.0 58.7 67.0 59.3 63.2 57.8 58.3 57.7 61.9 58.7 57.9 52.9

Yds 5028 3711 3831 3661 3724 3760 2333 2460 2908 2033 2401 2717

Lost Tot Fum 37 12 25 10 28 11 30 11 23 8 32 11 30 16 22 16 17 12 18 7 24 13 25 13

Avg./G 386.8 285.5 273.6 281.6 310.3 289.2 179.5 175.7 242.3 169.4 185.7 226.4

TD Effic 38 143.8 26 139.1 29 138.4 30 136.1 22 135.5 28 130.7 20 128.0 16 122.4 13 121.2 7 118.4 16 115.9 18 106.1

Int 16 8 12 15 11 17 14 8 10 16 17 18

Tot 28 18 23 26 19 28 30 24 22 23 30 31

Mar +9 +7 +5 +4 +4 +4 +0 -2 -5 -5 -6 -6

Per/G 0.64 0.58 0.36 0.31 0.31 0.31 0.00 -0.15 -0.42 -0.42 -0.46 -0.50

Avg/P 42.0 45.0 40.3 45.1 42.7 38.5 40.7 41.0 41.2 39.5 35.5 38.1

PR 57 30 35 533 316 70 162 221 366 257 130 403

Avg 0.9 0.5 0.5 8.0 5.4 1.3 3.5 4.1 4.7 4.0 2.2 5.9

TBg 2 13 5 4 4 5 5 6 7 5 1 1

Net/P 40.5 40.3 38.3 36.0 35.9 35.5 35.0 34.7 34.7 33.9 33.0 31.9

Yds 1316 1119 1148 795 1480 1580 1185 1206 1115 1315 687 1037

TD 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Long 98 95 64 49 98 99 52 98 60 34 35 74

Avg 26.3 26.0 24.4 24.1 23.9 22.3 21.9 21.5 21.4 20.9 20.8 18.5

Yds 699 359 395 510 232 260 245 238 171 158 164 100

TD 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 87 82 74 59 62 26 26 60 49 33 44 15

Avg 16.3 13.3 13.2 11.6 11.0 10.4 9.8 9.5 7.1 6.1 6.1 3.3

Yds 2647 2787 2701 3023 2517 2120 1870 2216 3210 2528 2096 2589

Big 12 Individual Statistics Rushing Yards No. Player Team Cl G 1. Thomas, Daniel KSU JR 12 2. Robinson,Alexan ISU JR 12 3. Toston,Keith OSU SR 13 4. Helu Jr., Roy NU JR 14 5. Stewart, Rodney CU SO 11 6. Michael, Chr. TAM FR 12 7. Batch, Baron TTU JR 13 8. Washington, Der MU JR 13 9. Murray, DeMarco OU JR 12 10. Gray, Cyrus TAM SO 13

Att 247 232 227 220 198 166 168 190 171 159

Yds 1265 1195 1218 1147 804 844 884 865 705 757

Passing Yards No. Player 1. Potts, Taylor 2. Reesing, Todd 3. Gabbert, Blaine 4. Johnson, Jerrod 5. McCoy, Colt 6. Jones, Landry 7. Florence, Nick 8. Robinson,Zac 9. Arnaud,Austen 10. Lee, Zac

Team Cl TTU JR KU SR MU SO TAMU JR UT SR OU FR BU FR OSU SR ISU JR NU JR

Att 470 496 445 497 470 449 266 301 303 302

Cmp 309 313 262 296 332 261 165 180 178 177

Total Offense No. Player 1. Johnson, Jerrod 2. Reesing, Todd 3. Potts, Taylor 4. Gabbert, Blaine 5. McCoy, Colt 6. Jones, Landry 7. Arnaud,Austen 8. Florence, Nick 9. Robinson,Zac 10. Lee, Zac

Team Cl TAMU JR KU SR TTU JR MU SO UT SR OU FR ISU JR BU FR OSU SR NU JR

G 13 12 11 13 14 13 12 9 12 13

Rush 506 119 -166 204 348 -113 561 62 305 171

Receptions Per Game No. Player 1. Alexander, Dana 2. Meier, Kerry 3. Shipley, Jordan 4. Briscoe, Dezmon 5. Broyles, Ryan 6. McKnight,Scotty 7. Wright, Kendall 8. Torres, Alex 9. Lewis, Detron 10. Banks, Brandon

Team MU KU UT KU OU CU BU TTU TTU KSU

Cl SR SR SR JR SO JR SO FR JR SR

G 13 12 14 11 12 12 12 13 13 12

Rec 113 102 116 84 89 76 66 67 65 56

Yards 1781 985 1485 1337 1120 893 740 806 844 705

TD 14 8 13 9 15 6 4 6 6 1

Long 84 71 88 74 51 56 59 65 61 64

Avg/C 15.8 9.7 12.8 15.9 12.6 11.8 11.2 12.0 13.0 12.6

Rec/G 8.69 8.50 8.29 7.64 7.42 6.33 5.50 5.15 5.00 4.67

Receiving Yards Per Game No. Player Team 1. Alexander, Dana MU 2. Briscoe, Dezmon KU 3. Shipley, Jordan UT 4. Broyles, Ryan OU 5. Meier, Kerry KU 6. McKnight,Scotty CU 7. Lewis, Detron TTU 8. Perry, Jared MU 9. Torres, Alex TTU 10. Wright, Kendall BU

Cl SR JR SR SO SR JR JR SR FR SO

G 13 11 14 12 12 12 13 11 13 12

Rec 113 84 116 89 102 76 65 46 67 66

Yards 1781 1337 1485 1120 985 893 844 696 806 740

TD 14 9 13 15 8 6 6 6 6 4

Long 84 74 88 51 71 56 61 48 65 59

Avg/C 15.8 15.9 12.8 12.6 9.7 11.8 13.0 15.1 12.0 11.2

Rec/G 137.0 121.5 106.1 93.3 82.1 74.4 64.9 63.3 62.0 61.7

All-Purpose Yards No. Player 1. Banks, Brandon 2. Briscoe, Dezmon 3. Broyles, Ryan 4. Alexander, Dana 5. Shipley, Jordan 6. Thomas, Daniel 7. Gray, Cyrus 8. Robinson,Alexan 9. Paul, Niles 10. Toston,Keith

Cl SR JR SO SR SR JR SO JR JR SR

KR Yds 1127 2097 432 1788 81 1776 0 1791 74 1870 25 1547 642 1625 0 1456 446 1697 11 1490

Yds/G 174.8 162.5 148.0 137.8 133.6 128.9 125.0 121.3 121.2 114.6

Team KSU KU OU MU UT KSU TAMU ISU NU OSU

G 11 12 13 13 14 13 9 12 12 13

G 12 11 12 13 14 12 13 12 14 13

Rush 110 19 83 10 0 1265 757 1195 48 1218

Yds/C TD Long 5.1 11 40 5.2 6 68 5.4 11 69 5.2 10 63 4.1 9 36 5.1 10 97 5.3 14 44 4.6 10 42 4.1 8 38 4.8 5 42 Int 13 10 9 8 12 14 9 12 13 10

Yds 3440 3616 3593 3579 3521 3198 1786 2084 2015 2143

TD 22 22 24 30 27 26 6 15 14 14

Plays 642 600 494 548 599 484 450 323 412 405

Total 4085 3735 3274 3797 3869 3085 2576 1848 2389 2314

Pass 3579 3616 3440 3593 3521 3198 2015 1786 2084 2143

Rcv 705 1337 1120 1781 1485 257 226 261 796 261

PR 155 0 492 0 311 0 0 0 407 0

Yds/G 105.4 99.6 93.7 81.9 73.1 70.3 68.0 66.5 58.8 58.2

Avg/G 312.7 301.3 276.4 275.3 251.5 246.0 198.4 173.7 167.9 164.8 Yds/G 314.2 311.2 297.6 292.1 276.4 237.3 214.7 205.3 199.1 178.0

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL Interceptions No. Player 1. Thomas, Earl 2. O’Hanlon, Matt Gideon, Blake 4. Hartman, Tysyn 5. Sims,David Lavine,Patrick 7. Cox,Perrish 8. Amukamara, P. 9. Jackson, Brian 10. Gomes, Dejon Carter, Quinton

Team UT NU UT KSU ISU OSU OSU NU OU NU OU

Pass Efficiency No. Player 1. McCoy, Colt 2. Gabbert, Blaine 3. Potts, Taylor 4. Johnson, Jerrod 5. Reesing, Todd 6. Jones, Landry 7. Lee, Zac 8. Robinson,Zac 9. Arnaud,Austen 10. Florence, Nick

Team Cl UT SR MU SO TTU JR TAMU JR KU SR OU FR NU JR OSU SR ISU JR BU FR

Cl SO SR SO SO JR SR SR JR SR JR JR G 14 13 11 13 12 13 13 12 12 9

G 14 14 14 12 13 13 11 14 12 13 13

Att 470 445 470 497 496 449 302 301 303 266

Int 8 6 6 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 4

Cmp 332 262 309 296 313 261 177 180 178 165

Yds 149 105 31 54 79 25 12 63 24 45 24 Int 12 9 13 8 10 14 10 12 13 9

TD 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Yds 3521 3593 3440 3579 3616 3198 2143 2084 2015 1786

Long 92 37 31 42 41 21 12 40 21 40 15

TD 27 24 22 30 22 26 14 15 14 6

Yd/Int 0.57 0.43 0.43 0.42 0.38 0.38 0.36 0.36 0.33 0.31 0.31

Eff. 147.4 140.5 137.1 136.7 134.9 130.8 126.9 126.4 121.3 119.1

Punt Return Average (min. 20 returns) No. Player Team Cl 1. Broyles, Ryan OU SO 2. Shipley, Jordan UT SR 3. Paul, Niles NU JR 4. Zouzalik, A. TTU FR 5. Patterson, Daym KU SO 6. Gettis, Carl MU JR 7. Espinoza, Jason CU SO 8. Lenz,Josh ISU FR

G 12 14 14 13 10 13 10 13

Ret 31 24 38 21 21 22 22 20

Yds 492 311 407 201 168 156 68 96

TD 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Long 87 74 59 26 49 27 15 44

Avg 15.9 13.0 10.7 9.6 8.0 7.1 3.1 4.8

Kick Return Average (min. 20 returns) No. Player Team Cl 1. Banks, Brandon KSU SR 2. Scott, Darrell CU SO 3. Stephens, Eric TTU FR 4. Williams, Terra BU FR 5. Gray, Cyrus TAMU SO 6. Sims,David ISU JR 7. Lockridge,Brian CU SO 8. Simmons, Jasper MU JR 9. Madu, Mossis OU JR 10. Cox,Perrish OSU SR

G 12 5 13 12 13 13 11 13 12 11

Ret 39 21 32 31 27 22 30 36 22 31

Yds 1127 564 823 746 642 514 699 815 471 649

TD 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

Long 98 48 64 51 99 60 98 34 35 74

Avg 28.9 26.9 25.7 24.1 23.8 23.4 23.3 22.6 21.4 20.9

No. 61 67 54 61 77 51 38 43 66 43

Yds 2787 3023 2420 2609 3187 2108 1565 1756 2690 1728

Long 74 67 56 69 76 72 53 55 64 60

I20 17 24 13 23 30 16 13 17 24 15

+50 TB 22 13 27 4 14 4 13 2 13 7 8 6 6 2 4 5 13 5 6 2

Avg 45.7 45.1 44.8 42.8 41.4 41.3 41.2 40.8 40.8 40.2

2XT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 133 117 102 110 93 85 90 81 87 84

Punting No. Player 1. Way, Tress 2. Sharp,Quinn 3. Epperson, Derek 4. Harry IV, Jake 5. Henery, Alex 6. Rojas, Alonso 7. Doerr, Ryan 8. Erxleben, Ryan 9. Brandtner,Mike 10. Tucker, Justin Scoring No. Player 1. Lawrence, Hunte 2. Ressel, Grant 3. Broyles, Ryan 4. Henery, Alex 5. Williams, Matt 6. Bailey,Dan 7. Batch, Baron 8. Branstetter, Ja 9. Bullock, Randy 10. Alexander, Dana

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Team OU OSU BU MU NU KU KSU TTU ISU UT

Cl G FR 13 FR 13 JR 12 SR 13 JR 14 JR 12 FR 12 FR 11 SR 13 SO 14

Team UT MU OU NU TTU OSU TTU KU TAMU MU

Cl SR SO SO JR JR JR JR JR SO SR

G 14 13 12 14 13 12 13 12 13 13

TD 0 0 17 0 0 0 15 0 0 14

XPT 61 39 0 38 60 46 0 42 51 0

FG 24 26 0 24 11 13 0 13 12 0

PTS/G 9.5 9.0 8.5 7.9 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.5

Field Goals No. Player 1. Ressel, Grant 2. Lawrence, Hunte Henery, Alex 4. Bailey,Dan Branstetter, Ja 6. Mahoney,Grant Cherry, Josh 8. Bullock, Randy 9. Williams, Matt 10. Goodman, Aric Tackles No. Player 1. Smith,Jesse 2. Pawelek, Joe 3. Weatherspoon, S 4. Lewis, Travis 5. Stuckey, Darrel 6. Lake, Jordan 7. Booker,Donald 8. Dudley, Drew 9. Hunter, Trent 10. Smith,James 11. Pugh, Jordan Harris, Chris 13. Dillard, P. 14. Smart, Jeff 15. Garrin,Fred 16. Sims,David Carter, Quinton Duncan, Brian 19. Davis, Cody Jones, Antonio Sacks No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Team MU UT NU OSU KU ISU KSU TAMU TTU CU

Cl SO SR JR JR JR SO JR SO JR JR

Team ISU BU MU OU KU BU OSU KU TAMU ISU TAMU KU NU CU ISU ISU OU TTU TTU BU

G 13 14 14 12 12 13 12 13 13 12

Cl SR SR SR SO SR SR SR JR SO SR SR JR SR SR SR JR JR JR FR SR

FG 26 24 24 13 13 13 12 12 11 10

G 13 12 13 13 12 12 13 12 13 13 12 12 12 11 13 13 13 13 12 12

FGA 27 27 28 18 19 20 20 19 14 18

Long 46 49 52 51 57 47 52 50 43 54

Pct 96.3 88.9 85.7 72.2 68.4 65.0 60.0 63.2 78.6 55.6

FG/G 2.00 1.71 1.71 1.08 1.08 1.00 1.00 0.92 0.85 0.83

Pos Solo Ast LB 73 62 50 59 LB 75 36 LB 56 53 S 63 30 54 38 LB 71 28 LB 48 40 DB 56 38 DB 53 39 DB 51 33 S 58 26 LB 45 38 LB 48 28 LB 52 37 DB 44 44 DB 51 37 LB 67 21 DB 61 20 40 41

Total 135 109 111 109 93 92 99 88 94 92 84 84 83 76 89 88 88 88 81 81

Avg/G 10.4 9.1 8.5 8.4 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8

Player Miller, Von Sharpe, Brandon Smith, Aldon Suh, Ndamukong Beal, Jeremy Crick, Jared Acho, Sam Howard, Daniel Fitzgerald,Jeff Herrod, Marquez

Team TAM TTU MU NU OU NU UT TTU KSU CU

Cl JR SR FR SR JR SO JR SR SR JR

G 13 12 13 14 13 14 14 13 12 12

Pos S DL DE DL DL DL DE DE DT DL

Solo 16 14 11 10 9 8 9 7 6 6

Ast 2 2 1 4 4 3 0 2 2 1

Yds. 115 104 99 77 72 57 53 53 67 45

Total 17.0 15.0 11.5 12.0 11.0 9.5 9.0 8.0 7.0 6.5

Avg/G 1.31 1.25 0.88 0.86 0.85 0.68 0.64 0.62 0.58 0.54

Tackles for Loss No. Player 1. Miller, Von 2. Sharpe, Brandon 3. Suh, Ndamukong 4. Smith, Aldon Beal, Jeremy 6. McCoy, Gerald 7. Weatherspoon, S 8. Houston, Lamarr 9. Kindle, Sergio 10. Laptad, Jake

Team TAM TTU NU MU OU OU MU UT UT KU

Cl JR SR SR FR JR JR SR SR SR JR

G 13 12 14 13 13 13 13 14 14 12

Pos S DL DL DE DL DL LB DT DE DE

Solo 20 16 17 18 15 14 14 14 12 10

Ast 3 4 7 2 8 3 2 4 6 4

Yards 125 108 93 126 97 72 47 61 76 50

Total 21.5 18.0 20.5 19.0 19.0 15.5 15.0 16.0 15.0 12.0

Avg/G 1.65 1.50 1.46 1.46 1.46 1.19 1.15 1.14 1.07 1.00

Forced Fumbles No. Player 1. Miller, Von 2. Wheeler, Jeff 3. Fitzgerald,Jeff Lake, Jordan Sharpe, Brandon 6. Sims,David Beal, Jeremy Antoine,Lucien Gomes, Dejon Johnson,Leonard

Team TAMU KU KSU BU TTU ISU OU OSU NU ISU

Cl JR SR SR SR SR JR JR SR JR SO

G 13 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13

Num 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Avg/G 0.31 0.27 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23

Passes Defended No. Player 1. Cox,Perrish 2. Wall, Jamar 3. Brown, Jalil 4. Thomas, Earl 5. Amukamara, P. 6. Moore, Joshua 7. Jackson, Brian Martin,Markelle Pugh, Jordan Harrison, Step.

Team OSU TTU CU UT NU KSU OU OSU TAMU KSU

Cl SR SR JR SO JR JR SR SO SR JR

G 11 13 12 14 14 12 12 11 12 11

BrUp 15 15 13 9 11 11 8 11 9 11

Int. 4 2 2 8 5 2 4 0 3 0

Total 19 17 15 17 16 13 12 11 12 11

Avg/G 1.73 1.31 1.25 1.21 1.14 1.08 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00

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2009 NU SENIOR BIOS NDAMUKONG SUH #93 DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6 4 l 300

FOUR LETTERS PORTLAND, ORE. GRANT

2009 Associated Press College Player of the Year 2009 Heisman Trophy Finalist 2009 Unanimous First-Team All-American (1 of 12) 2009 Rotary Lombardi Award Winner 2009 Outland Trophy Winner 2009 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Winner 2009 Chuck Bednarik Award Winner 2009 Bill Willis Award Winner 2009 Walter Camp National Player of the Year Award Finalist (one of five) 2009 Lott Trophy Finalist (one of four) 2009 CBSSports.com National Defensive Player of the Year 2009 Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year 2009 Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year 2009 Guy Chamberlin Award Winner 2009 Nebraska Team MVP Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Kansas, 2008, vs. Missouri, 2009) Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Missouri, 2009) FWAA National Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Missouri, 2009) Lott Trophy Impact Player of the Week (vs. Missouri, 2009; vs. Iowa State, 2009) 2008 First-Team All-Big 12 (Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News) 2008 Second-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches) 2008 and 2009 Nebraska Defensive MVP 2008 Nebraska Co-Lifter of the Year 2009 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll Ndamukong Suh became one of the most honored defensive players in college football history in 2009. Suh led a dominating Nebraska defense and his play resulted in accolades on the team, conference and national level. His senior season capped a highly productive career for the 6-4, 300-pound Suh that left him near the top of numerous Nebraska defensive charts. The honors captured by Suh during his senior season included the following: He was the first defensive player to win the Associated Press College Player of the Year Award since the inception of the honor in 1998. Suh was the first defensive tackle invited to the Heisman ceremonies in New York since Warren Sapp in 1994. Suh’s fourth-place finish in the voting tied for the best by a defensive lineman since Nebraska’s Rich Glover was third in 1972. Suh also received the highest-ever point total for a fourth-place finisher and his 161 first-place votes were the most ever for an interior defensive lineman. Suh won the Outland Trophy for the nation’s top interior lineman, giving Nebraska a nation-leading nine Outland winners (eight players). No other school has won more than five Outlands. Suh was the first Husker to win the award since offensive guard Aaron Taylor in 1997. Suh won the Rotary Lombardi Award to become the fifth Husker to win the award and the first since 1997. Nebraska’s five Lombardi awards are the second-most by one school in the 40-year history of the award, trailing only Ohio State’s six Lombardi Award winners. Suh became the fourth Husker to sweep the Lombardi and Outland in the same season, joining Rich Glover (1972), Dave Rimington (1982) and Dean Steinkuhler (1983). Overall, Suh is just the 12th player to capture the Outland and Lombardi in the same season, with the only other player to do so since 1996 being LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey in 2007 (also coached by Bo Pelini). Suh made a clean sweep of the national defensive player-of-the-year awards by winning the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Suh is the first Husker to receive both of those awards, and he became just the fifth player to sweep those two awards, most recently Miami’s Dan Morgan in 2000. In addition to the awards he won, Suh was also a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year and the Lott Trophy. Suh was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches and every major outlet that chose a defender of the year. He was the first defensive player to win Big 12 Player-of-the-Year honors since Grant Wistrom in 1996 and 1997. Suh was one of 12 players who were unanimous All-America selections by being named to all five of the All-America teams that are recognized by the NCAA. Suh is the first unanimous All-American for Nebraska since Aaron Tayor in 1997. As a senior, Suh led Nebraska in tackles for the second straight season with 85 tackles, the most by a defensive lineman since 1974. He also became the first defensive lineman to lead Nebraska in tackles in consecutive seasons. He also led the team in tackles for loss

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(24), sacks (12), quarterback hurries (26) and blocked kicks (3). His 24 tackles for loss were second on the Nebraska season list, while his 12 sacks ranked third in school history. Suh’s 10 pass breakups were second on the team and led the nation’s defensive linemen. He also added his fourth career interception, an NU record for defensive linemen. In the 2009 opener against Florida Atlantic, Suh made seven tackles, including four solo stops. He had five tackles, including 1.5 sacks for 17 yards in losses and three tackles for loss totaling 18 yards against Arkansas State. At Virginia Tech, Suh had a team-high eight tackles, shared a sack and had a Nebraska defensive line record four pass breakups. He dominanted in Nebraska’s key win at Missouri with a sack, an interception, a fumble caused, three hurries, a pass breakup and six total tackles. Suh had two tackles for loss and a career-high four quarterback hurries against Texas Tech, then had another monster effort against Iowa State with eight tackles, including a six-yard sack. He also had three quarterback hurries and blocked two Cyclone kicks--a second-quarter extra point and a fourth-quarter field goal attempt. The blocked kicks were the fourth and fifth of Suh’s career. Suh posted three tackles for loss, including his fifth sack of the season in Nebraska’s 20-10 win at Baylor. He had four tackles in NU’s stellar defensive performance against Oklahoma, while adding three hurries and his third blocked kick of the season. In the Big 12 Northclinching win over K-State, Suh had 1.5 sacks, nine total tackles and a pair of pass breakups. He added a 17-yard sack, five solo tackles and a pair of hurries at Colorado. He capped the regular season with one of the finest games ever for a Nebraska defender against Texas in the Big 12 title game. Suh had a game-high 12 tackles, 4.5 sacks and tied a Nebraska record with seven tackles for loss. He completed his career with three tackles and a tackle for loss in NU’s shutout of Arizona in the Holiday Bowl. Suh also had a monster 2008 season, finishing with 7.5 sacks, including 5.5 in the final four games. His 19 tackles for loss in 2008 were ninth on the Nebraska single-season list, with 11 of those stops in the final four games. The 19 tackles for loss were the fourth-most ever by an NU interior lineman and the most since Kenny Walker had 21 in 1990. Suh also tied for the team lead in interceptions with two, and he returned both of those for touchdowns. His two interceptions tied a school season record for defensive tackles. His play as a junior earned Suh first-team All-Big 12 honors. Suh played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a sophomore, producing four games with four or more tackles among his 34 total tackles. All six of his tackles for loss came in a fourgame stretch early in the season. He played a key role in NU’s 20-17 win at Wake Forest, recording two tackles for loss. Suh had four tackles and a tackle for loss against top-ranked USC, then made a seasonhigh six tackles, including a TFL and a fumble recovery against Ball State. In a win against Iowa State, Suh had four solo stops, two tackles for loss and a six-yard sack. He added three tackles and blocked an extra point against Texas A&M. Suh played in all 14 games as a backup defensive lineman and earned freshman allconference honors from The Sporting News in 2006. Despite coming off the bench, he finished the year with 19 total tackles, and ranked among the team leaders in tackles for loss (8) and sacks (3.5). He played in two games as a true freshman, but was injured and received a medical hardship. Suh left Nebraska with his name prominently displayed in the Cornhusker record book.  Suh had 57 career tackles for loss, good for the No. 2 spot on the list, just behind Grant Wistrom’s school-record 58.5 tackles for loss. His 24 career sacks are tied for fourth in Nebraska history. He finished with 215 career tackles to rank 24th on the Nebraska career list. He ranked fourth among interior defensive linemen in career tackles. His 15 career breakups were also a position record, bettering the 11 by Steve Warren (1996-99). Suh had at least one tackle for loss in 21 of his final 25 games, including 12 of 14 games as a senior. He made at least five total tackles in 15 of his final 20 games. The two blocked kicks against Iowa State tied a Nebraska single-game record for any player and was a position record for defensive linemen. His three blocked kicks for the season were a position record, bettering his own two blocks in 2008. Suh’s six career blocked kicks were a record for defensive linemen and were one shy of the school record for blocked kicks by any player.

Career Statistics Year 2005* 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 2/0 14/1 12/11 13/13 14/14 55/39

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 0 1 1 0-0 12 7 19 8-45 22 12 34 6-29 39 37 76 19-85 52 33 85 24-93 125 90 215 57-252

Sacks 0-0 3.5-37 1-6 7.5-67 12-77 24-187

Fum. C-R BK 0-0 0 1-0 0 0-1 1 1-0 2 1-0 3 3-1 6

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 4 3 2 6 10 1 26 15 4 38

Single-Game Highs Tackles–12 vs. Kansas, 2008, vs. Texas, 2009 Big 12 Championship Game Solo Tackles–10 vs. Texas, 2009 Big 12 Championship Game Tackles for Loss–7 vs. Texas, 2009 Big 12 Championship Game (ties school record) Sacks–4.5 vs. Texas, 2009 Big 12 Championship Game Pass Breakups–4 vs. Virginia Tech, 2009

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CHRIS BROOKS #1

LARRY ASANTE #4 SAFETY 6 1 l 215

2009 First-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, Rivals.com) 2009 Second-Team All-Big 12 (SA Express-News, Dallas Morning News) 2009 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP) Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Kansas State, 2009) 2008 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP, Coaches) 2007 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll Safety Larry Asante finished his Nebraska career in strong fashion in 2009, helping the Cornhuskers feature one of the nation’s top defenses. His play earned him first-team All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches. The Alexandria, Va., native capped a career that saw him start 36 of 39 games during his three seasons in Lincoln. Asante continued to show strong all-around skills from his safety spot in 2009, patrolling the middle of the field in a stingy NU pass defense, while also doing an outstanding job in run support. Asante finished his senior season third on the team with 79 tackles, including 42 solo stops. His tackle numbers as a senior pushed his total to 224 career stops, the third-most in school history among defensive backs. Asante had eight games during his senior season with at least six tackles, including five of the final seven games of his career. He also added a pair of interceptions, including a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown against Louisiana-Lafayette, and was fourth on the team with seven pass breakups. Asante led the team with eight tackles against Arkansas State, including seven solo stops. He played very well in Nebraska’s five-game win streak to end the regular season. He had six tackles, a tackle for loss and a breakup at Baylor, then recorded eight tackles and a breakup in a 10-3 win over Oklahoma. Asante played one of the most complete games of his career in the Big 12 North clinching win over Kansas State. He totaled a season-high 10 tackles, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble against the Wildcats, earning Asante Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors. He capped the year with six-tackle efforts against both Colorado and Texas. Asante started at safety all three of his years in the Nebraska program after playing linebacker at Coffeyville Community College. Asante had 78 tackles in 2007, including 40 solo stops and earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors. He had at least eight tackles six times, including a season-high 10 stops against Texas A&M. Asante was a key cog in one of the nation’s most improved defenses in 2008. He finished the year with 67 tackles, including 45 solo stops and also broke up four passes. Asante’s play helped Nebraska improve more than 125 yards per game in total defense. He earned honorable-mention all-conference honors for the second consecutive season.

Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 12/10 13/12 14/14 39/36

WIDE RECEIVER

THREE LETTERS

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 40 38 78 0-0 45 22 67 2-4 42 37 79 1-2 127 97 224 3-6

Sacks 0.0-0 1.0-4 0.0-0 1.0-4

Fum. C-R BK 1-0 0 0-0 0 2-0 0 3-0 0

Single-Game Highs Tackles–13 at Oklahoma, 2008 Solo Tackles–9 at Oklahoma, 2008 Tackles for Loss–2 vs. Baylor, 2008 Sacks–1 vs. Baylor, 2008 Pass Breakups–2 vs. Florida Atlantic and at Missouri, 2009

PBU INT 4 0 4 1 7 2 15 3

QB Hry. 1 1 0 2

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ALEXANDRIA, VA. HAYFIELD/COFFEYVILLE CC

ST. LOUIS, MO. HAZELWOOD EAST

Chris Brooks completed his career with Nebraska in 2009, and he was a key part of the Husker passing game as a senior. Brooks played in 12 games in 2009, and hauled in 14 receptions for 179 yards and a touchdown. Brooks caught at least one pass in five of the season’s first six games, but suffered a rib injury at mid-season that sidelined him for two games, then reduced his role down the stretch. Brooks had three catches for 50 yards and a 26-yard touchdown against Louisiana-Lafayette, then had a career high five catches for a career-best 66 yards against Texas Tech. He also had two receptions each against Arkansas State and Virginia Tech. Brooks served as a reserve receiver during his first four years in the program. As a true freshman in 2005, he played in four games, but did not have a reception. After a redshirt year in 2006, Brooks played in one game in 2007 and had one catch for four yards. He played in 11 games in 2008, both as a receiver and a key special teams player. He had two catches for 27 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown against Kansas. He was twice named special teams captain in 2008.

Career Statistics Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 4/0

No. 0

1/0 11/0 12/0 28/0

1 2 14 17

Yds. Y/R 0 0 Redshirt 4 4.0 27 13.5 179 12.8 210 12.4

Y/G 0

Long 0

TDs 0

4.0 2.5 14.9 7.5

4 vs. Nevada 25 vs. Kansas (TD) 26 vs. La.-Lafayette (TD) 26 vs. La.-Lafayette, 2009

0 1 1 2

Single-Game Highs Receptions–5 vs. Texas Tech, 2009 Yards–66 vs. Texas Tech, 2009 Touchdowns–1 vs. Kansas, 2008, vs. Louisiana-Lafyette, 2009

WES CAMMACK #82 WIDE RECEIVER

FOUR LETTERS

5 11 l 200

DEWITT, NEB. TRI COUNTY

Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2007, 2008, 2009) Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District VII Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll Wes Cammack was a contributor for Nebraska each of his four seasons, both as a reserve receiver and special teams contributor. Cammack also excelled off the field, being selected as a first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree each of his final three seasons in the Husker program. Cammack was placed on scholarship before the start of his senior season and played in nine games. He had a two-yard catch against Louisiana-Lafayette, and had an assisted tackle on special teams against Texas Tech. Cammack played in 26 games in his first three seasons of action. In 2008, Cammack played in all 13 games and had a five-yard catch. He was among NU’s leading special teams tacklers, with nine tackles, including eight solo stops, and had two tackles each against Colorado and Clemson. He played in 11 games in 2007 and made three tackles on coverage units. In 2006, Cammack appeared in two games and provided depth at receiver. A walk-on, Cammack redshirted in 2005.

Career Statistics Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S

No.

2/0 11/0 13/0 9/0 35/0

0 0 1 1 2

Yds. Y/R Redshirt 0 0 0 0 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 3.5

Y/G

Long

TDs

0 0 0.4 0.3 0.2

0 0 5 vs. New Mexico State 2 vs. La.-Lafayette 5 vs. New Mexico St., 2008

0 0 0 0 0

Tackles Total–10 UT, 3 AT, 13 TT; 2007: 2 UT, AT, 3 TT; 2008: 8 UT, AT, 9 TT; 2009: AT

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ANDY CHRISTENSEN #62 OFFENSIVE LINE 6 3 l 305

THREE LETTERS LINCOLN, NEB. CHRISTIAN

Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006, 2009) CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-District (2006) Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll Andy Christensen provided depth in the Nebraska offensive line during his senior season after serving in a starting role earlier in his career. A sixth-year senior, Christensen played in five games as a reserve guard in 2009. Christensen played in 17 games with nine starts prior to the 2009 campaign. Christensen sat out the majority of the 2008 season. In 2007, he opened the year as a starter in the first three games, but went down with a knee injury in the season’s third game. During Nebraska’s 9-win campaign in 2006, Christensen played in all 14 games, with six starts, helping NU quarterback Zac Taylor earn Big 12 Offensive Player-of-the-Year honors. Christensen missed the 2005 season with an injury, allowing him to be granted a sixth year in 2009. He redshirted in his first season in the program in 2004.

Career Statistics (----------Tackles---------) Fum. QB Year G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. 2005 11/1 7 4 11 1-2 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2006* 1/0 3 1 4 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2007 12/2 22 15 37 1-1 0.0-0 0-0 0 2 0 1 2008 9/5 13 25 38 2-9 0.5-6 0-0 0 1 0 1 2009 12/9 45 38 83 11-45 3.0-27 1-0 0 3 1 4 Totals 45/17 90 83 173 15-57 3.5-33 1-0 0 6 1 6 *Dillard was granted a medical hardship following the 2006 season

Single-Game Highs Tackles–12 vs. Texas Tech and Iowa State, 2009 Solo Tackles–8 vs. Texas Tech, 2009 Tackles for Loss–4 vs. Texas Tech, 2009 Sacks–1.0 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma and Kansas State in 2009

DAVID HARVEY #80 DEFENSIVE LINE

Career Stats

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Games Played–22 (14 in 2006, 3 in 2007, 5 in 2009) Games Started–9 (6 in 2006, 3 in 2007)

2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

PHILLIP DILLARD #52 LINEBACKER 6 1 l 240

ONE LETTER LAPLATA, MD. MCDONOUGH

FOUR LETTERS TULSA, OKLA. JENKS

2009 Second-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, AP, KC Star, SA Express-News, Rivals.com) 2009 Tom Novak Award Winner Linebacker Phillip Dillard authored one of the best comeback stories at Nebraska in recent years in 2009. Dillard suffered a season-ending injury midway through the 2008 season, then dropped on the linebacker depth chart during spring ball and fall camp. However, Dillard moved back into a starting role early in his senior season and never looked back, developing into a leader and play-maker on one of the nation’s best defenses. Despite not playing in the first two games, Dillard finished second on the team with 83 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and three sacks. Dillard was at his best in Big 12 play, registering at least five tackles in each of the season’s final eight games, including five games with at least eight tackles. His 7.8 tackles per game in conference play ranked ninth in the Big 12. Dillard’s play helped Nebraska lead the nation in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense, while ranking in the top 10 in total defense and rushing defense. The 6-1, 240-pound Dillard was honored for his play, being named second-team All-Big 12 by numerous outlets. Dillard made five tackles in his 2009 debut at Virginia Tech. He had a personal-best 12 tackles, including eight solo stops and four tackles for loss against Texas Tech. He had 12 tackles for the second straight game against Iowa State, then had eight tackles, including five solo stops, a pair of tackles for loss and a sack against Oklahoma. He capped the win over his homestate school with a fourth-quarter interception. Dillard had eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against Kansas State, then led the team with eight tackles at Colorado. He had six tackles and a pair of tackles for loss against Texas, before capping his career with a team-high seven tackles in the Holiday Bowl shutout against Arizona. Dillard missed the final five games of 2008 after serving as a starter for the first part of the season. He finished the year with 38 tackles, including 28 in the first four games while fully healthy. Dillard played in 12 games at Mike linebacker in 2007 and made 37 tackles. Dillard played in the first game of 2006, but suffered an ACL injury and received a medical redshirt. As a true freshman in 2005, Dillard played in 11 games and finished with 11 tackles.

David Harvey added depth along the defensive line throughout his career, including at end in 2009. Harvey appeared in two games, including a start at Colorado in the regular-season finale. He made one unassisted tackle in his other appearance against Louisiana-Lafayettte. Harvey began his career as a tight end and redshirted in 2005, before switching to defense in the fall of 2006. He appeared in one game at defensive end in 2007.

Career Stats Games Played–3 (1 in 2007, 2 in 2009) Games Started–1 in 2009 Tackles–1 UT vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009

JACOB HICKMAN #67 OFFENSIVE LINE 6 4 l 290

FOUR LETTERS BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. CENTENNIAL

2009 Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP, KC Star) Three-Time Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches, 2007, 2008, 2009) 2009 Nebraska Offensive Captain 2009 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll Jacob Hickman was a key figure on the Nebraska offensive line for four seasons, including three years as a starter. Hickman battled through injury and illness to start all 14 games at center in 2009, extending his streak of consecutive starts to 36. Hickman was regarded as one of the top centers in the Big 12 throughout his career, earning second-team all-league honors as a senior and honorable-mention accolades the previous two seasons. Hickman was one of three offensive linemen to start all 14 games in 2009, and he provided leadership as the only senior starter on the NU offense. The play of Hickman helped junior I-back Roy Helu Jr. post a 1,000-yard rushing season, and also helped NU rank in the top 40 nationally in sacks allowed. In addition to his conference honors, Hickman was voted by his teammates as the team’s offensive captain. Hickman moved to center in the spring of 2008 and went on to start all 13 games. His play helped Nebraska to top-20 national rankings in scoring, rushing and total offense, while quarterback Joe Ganz set numerous school records. Hickman played in all 12 games in 2007, and started the final nine games at left guard. He helped Nebraska finish ninth nationally in total offense and among the top 10 nationally in apssing offense. Hickman played in five games in 2006 as a true freshman, and against Missouri he became just the second true freshman offensive lineman to start a game since 1972.

Career Stats Games Played–44 (5 in 2006; 12 in 2007; 13 in 2008; 14 in 2009) Games Started–37 (1 in 2006; 9 in 2007; 13 in 2008; 14 in 2009)

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

MENELIK HOLT #18 WIDE RECEIVER 6 4 l 220

DEREK MEYER #63

FOUR LETTERS

Menelik Holt completed his Nebraska career in 2009 and was one of the key receivers in the Husker passing game as a senior. A fouryear letterwinner, Holt was fifth on the team with 15 receptions in 2009, giving him 49 career receptions, good for the top 40 on the NU career receptions list. Holt had three catches for 45 yards and a 28-yard touchdown in the season opener against Florida Atlantic. He added five receptions for 40 yards against Arkansas State and had one catch for 13 yards at Virginia Tech. At the start of league play Holt had two receptions each against Missouri, Texas Tech and Iowa State. Holt also contributed on NU’s special teams, playing on the punt unit. Holt was a key part of a prolific NU passing attack in 2008, catching 30 passes for 355 yards and a touchdown as a strong complement to seniors Nate Swift and Todd Peterson. Holt had four games with five or more receptions and had a career-high 67 receiving yards and a touchdown against Missouri. Holt played in all 12 games in 2007, and had four catches for 97 yards, all of which came in the final four games. Holt played in eight games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams. He did not have a reception.

Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S 8/0 12/0 12/4 14/5 46/9

No. 0 4 30 15 49

Yds. 0 97 355 175 627

Y/R 0.0 24.2 11.8 11.7 12.8

Y/G 0.0 8.1 29.6 12.5 13.6

Long – 35 vs. Kansas State 25 vs. Western Michigan 30 vs. Texas Tech 35 vs. Kansas State

Receptions–6 at Texas Tech, 2008 Yards–67 vs. Missouri, 2008 Touchdowns–1 vs. Missouri, 2008, vs. Florida Atlantic, 2009

COLTON KOEHLER #54 LINEBACKER

TWO LETTERS

HARVARD, NEB. HARVARD/NEBRASKA WESLEYAN

2009 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll Linebacker Colton Koehler became a contributor at linebacker over his final two seasons in the Nebraska program. A transfer from Nebraska Wesleyan in 2006, Koehler played a key reserve role in both seasons and filled a significant role late in the 2008 campaign in an injury-riddled NU linebacking corps. Koehler was placed on scholarship before the start of the 2009 season, and played in four games during the year. He made five tackles, including three tackles and a tackle for loss in a shutout victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Koehler played in seven games and started the Gator Bowl in 2008. He finished the year with 16 tackles, including a team-high eight stops at Kansas State, while posting four tackles against Oklahoma, and adding a tackle for loss that resulted in a safety against Baylor. Koehler did not see game action in 2007. In 2006, Koehler redshirted after transferring from Nebraska Wesleyan. Off the field, Koehler was a first-team academic All-Big 12 pick in 2009.

Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

G/S

7/1 4/0 11/1

(----------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL Redshirt Did Not Play 7 9 16 1-2 2 3 5 1-1 9 12 21 2-3

Sacks

0-0 0-0 0-0

Fum. C-R BK

0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0

Single-Game Highs Tackles–8 at Kansas State, 2008 Solo Tackles–3 at Oklahoma, Kansas State, 2008 Tackles for Loss–1 vs. Baylor, 2008, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 2009

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QB PBU INT Hry.

0 0 0

0 0 0

6 5 l 315

ONE LETTER

CAMPBELL, NEB. SILVER LAKE/KANSAS STATE

2008 Offensive Scout Team MVP Nebraska native Derek Meyer played a prominent role on the Nebraska offensive line in 2009 in his first and only season of action with the Huskers. Meyer was a consistent performer up front while backing up Keith Williams and Ricky Henry at guard for the majority of the season. Meyer played in all 14 games as he also served on NU’s PAT and field goal units. He started the first three games of the season at left guard and helped Nebraska average 200 rushing yards per game in those contests. Meyer transferrred from Kansas State in 2008, and while sitting out that season he was named Nebraska’s Scout Team MVP. Prior to his senior season, Meyer was placed on scholarship by the coaching staff. He played in five games as a redshirt freshman at Kansas State in 2006.

Career Stats Games Played–13 in 2009 Games Started–3 in 2009

MATT O’HANLON #33

TDs 0 0 1 1 2

Single-Game Highs

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OFFENSIVE LINE

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. ST. AUGUSTINE

0 0 0

SAFETY

FOUR LETTERS

5 11 l 200

BELLEVUE, NEB. EAST

Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches, AP) Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Oklahoma) Walter Camp and Bronko Nagurski Natl. Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Oklahoma) 2009 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP 2009 Cletus Fischer Native Son Award Winner 2009 Bobby Reynolds Award Nebraska Game Record for Interceptions (3 vs. Oklahoma, 2009) Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006, 2009) 2007 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll Safety Matt O’Hanlon closed out his Nebraska career with an impressive senior season in 2009. The Bellevue, Neb., native was in the starting lineup for all 14 games on one of the nation’s top defenses and continued to have a nose for the football. O’Hanlon ranked as the team leader in interceptions and among the top five Blackshirt tacklers in 2009. O’Hanlon totaled 69 tackles, including 39 solo stops and a pair of tackles for loss. He had at least four tackles in 13 of 14 games during his senior season, helping the Huskers lead the nation in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense, while also ranking in the top 10 in rushing and total defense. His play earned O’Hanlon honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors. O’Hanlon’s six interceptions led the team and were the most by a Husker since 2003. He also ranked second in the Big 12, and among the top 20 nationally in interceptions. His ball-hawking skills helped Nebraska to 20 interceptions, good for seventh nationally. In addition to the interception total Nebraska held 10 opponents to 50 percent or less in the passing game and allowed just seven passing touchdowns. O’Hanlon posted his first interception of the season in the opener against Florida Atlantic. He came up with his first career sack as part of a five-tackle effort at Virginia Tech. His most memorable game of the year came against Oklahoma when he had a career-high 12 tackles, including nine solo stops and he also had three interceptions to tie the Nebraska single-game record. He was named national and conference defensive player of the week for his effort. O’Hanlon had a key fumble recovery at Kansas, then closed the regular season with his fifth interception of the year at Colorado. He returned the pick 20 yards for a touchdown. He had five tackles and a sack against Texas in the Big 12 title game. O’Hanlon closed out his Nebraska career by earning Defensive MVP honors in the Holiday Bowl shutout of Arizona. O’Hanlon set the tone with an interception and return on the game’s third play and finished the night with five tackles. A former walk-on, O’Hanlon emerged during 2008 spring practice and went on to start nine of 13 games. He was placed on scholarship before the start of the season, and finished third on the team in tackles with 52, while recording two tackles for loss and five breakups. O’Hanlon had a crucial PBU in the final two minutes of Nebraska’s hard-fought Gator Bowl win over Clemson.

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL O’Hanlon played in 10 games in 2007 and finished with three tackles. He appeared in all 14 games in 2006, primarily on special teams and had eight tackles. O’Hanlon redshirted in his first season in the program in 2005. O’Hanlon was twice chosen as a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection.

Career Statistics Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) G/S UT AT TT TFL Redshirt 14/0 1 7 8 0-0 10/0 2 1 3 0-0 13/9 33 19 52 2-5 14/14 39 30 69 2-19 51/23 75 57 132 4-24

Sacks

Fum. C-R BK

0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 2.0-19 2.0-19

0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-2

0 0 0 0 0

QB PBU INT Hry. 0 0 5 5 10

0 0 1 6 7

0 0 1 0 1

Single-Game Highs Tackles–12 vs. Oklahoma, 2009 Solo Tackles–9 vs. Oklahoma, 2009 Tackles for Loss–1 four times, twice in 2008 and twice in 2009 Sacks–1.0 at Virginia Tech, vs. Texas, 2009 Pass Breakups-2 vs. New Mexico State, 2008 Interceptions-3 vs. Oklahoma, 2009 (tied school record)

Career Statistics (----------Tackles---------) Fum. QB Year G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. 2005 12/0 13 1 14 7-48 6.0-46 1-0 2 0 0 6 2006 14/0 11 7 18 4-12 1.5-11 0-1 1 2 0 6 2007 12/11 12 17 29 5-34 3.0-33 0-0 0 2 0 7 2008* 2/2 1 2 3 2-15 1.0-14 0-0 0 0 0 0 2009 14/14 28 23 51 16-50 5.5-39 1-1 0 4 0 13 Totals 54/27 65 50 115 34-159 17.0-143 2-2 3 8 0 32 *Turner was granted a medical hardship following the 2008 season

Single-Game Highs Tackles–7 vs. Texas, 2009 Solo Tackles–5 vs. Texas, 2009 Tackles for Loss–4 vs. Texas, 2009 Sacks–2.5 vs. Texas, 2009

BARRY TURNER #99 DEFENSIVE END 6 3 l 265

FOUR LETTERS

ANTIOCH, TENN. BRENTWOOD ACADEMY

2009 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) 2009 Pat Clare Award Winner Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (2006 vs. Colorado) 2005 First-Team Freshman All-American (FWAA, ESPN.com, Rivals.com) Nebraska Single-Season Record for Sacks by a Freshman (6 in 2005) Defensive end Barry Turner capped an outstanding Nebraska career with an impressive senior season in 2009. His play was a key part of a defensive front four that was arguable the nation’s best in 2009. Overall, the Blackshirts led the nation in scoring and pass efficiency defense, while ranking in the top 10 against the run and in total defense. A season after missing all but one game with a leg injury, Turner had his finest season in a Nebraska uniform. He had 51 total tackles, including 16 behind the line of scrimmage and 5.5 sacks, while adding 13 quarterback hurries and four pass breakups. Turner’s play was a key part of the starting defensive line accounting for 67 tackles for loss and 32 sacks—part of a team total of 44 sacks. Turner’s effort in 2009 moved him into a prominent position in the Nebraska record book. His 17 career sacks rank eighth on the Nebraska career chart, while his 34 career tackles for loss were just outside the NU career top 10. Turner was honored for his performance in 2009, being chosen as an honorable-mention All-Big 12 pick by the league’s coaches. Turner quickly flashed his old form in 2009. He had a career-best four hurries, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against Arkansas state, then had six tackles and three TFL at Virginia Tech. Turner had two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against Texas Tech, then had a forced fumble, a breakup and a hurry against Iowa State. Turner was in on sacks against Oklahoma and Kansas State, before producing his best game as a Husker against Texas in the Big 12 title game. Turner’s effort was overshadowed by the record-setting night of Ndamukong Suh, but Turner had a career-high seven tackles, including five solos, and recorded 2.5 sacks for 13 yards in losses. Overall he had four tackles for loss totaling 17 yards, part of NU’s 15 team TFLs. Turner also added two hurries and a pass breakup. He closed his career in the Holiday Bowl with two tackles. Turner was injured in the second game of the 2008 season and was lost for the year. He received a medical hardship to return for a fifth season. He played in 12 games with 11 starts in 2007 and totaled 29 tackles, including five tackles for loss and three sacks. His seven QB hurries were second on the team. Turner was a key pass rusher for Nebraska in 2006, and played in all 14 games. He finished with 18 tackles, including four tackles for loss and added six hurries. Turner provided an immediate impact as a true freshman in 2005, recording a Nebraska freshman record six sacks to earn freshman All-America honors. His play helped Nebraska lead the nation with 50 sacks in 2005.

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SERIES RECORDS VS. 2010 OPPONENTS WESTERN KENTUCKY SERIES

Series Notes: The Huskers and Hilltoppers will meet for the first time on Sept. 4...WKU plays in the Sun Belt Conference, marking Nebraska's fourth opponent from the league in the past two seasons...this will be NU's first-ever meeting with a team from Kentucky.

IDAHO SERIES

Series Notes: This year's meeting will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools and Nebraska's first game against a team from the state of Idaho...The meeting with the Vandals will be Nebraska's fifth game against a Western Athletic Conference opponent since 2006.

WASHINGTON SERIES

Games: 7 Standing: Series tied, 3-3-1 At Lincoln: Series tied, 1-1-1 At Memorial Stadium: Series tied, 1-1-1 At Seattle: Series tied, 2-2 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, two games (1997) Date 10/17/1925 11/25/1926 9/16/1967 9/21/1991 9/19/1992 9/20/1997 9/26/1998

Site Lincoln Seattle Seattle Lincoln Seattle Seattle Lincoln

Series scoring Nebraska Washington

Rank NU/UW / / / 9/4 12/2 7/2 2/9 Total 146 109

Result T L W L L W W

Score 6-6 6-10 17-7 21-36 14-29 27-14 55-7

Average 20.9 15.6

Series Notes: The game is the first of a home-and-home series that will bring the Huskies to Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2011...this marks the first of four straight seasons with regular-season games against a Pac-10 foe (UCLA in 2012 and 2013)...In each of the past four meetings, both teams have been ranked 12th or higher, with one of the teams in the top five in each of those games...Washington (1991) and Nebraska (1997) have each used road wins in the series to kickstart national championship seasons.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE SERIES Games: 1 Standing: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 1-0 Date 9/21/1963

Site Lincoln

Rank NU/SDSU /

Result Score W 58-7

Series Notes: Nebraska will meet SDSU for the second time after opening the 1963 season against the Jackrabbits...Nebraska has played 17 games against South Dakota, but only one against SDSU...this is Nebraska's first game against a Football Championship Subdivision foe since Nicholls State in 2006.

KANSAS STATE SERIES

Games: 94 Standing: Nebraska leads, 77-15-2 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 42-8-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 36-8-0 At Manhattan: Nebraska leads, 34-7-2 At KSU Stadium: Nebraska leads, 15-4-0 At Neutral Sites: Nebraska leads, 1-0-0 Series continuous since: 1923 (87 games) Current win streak (start): Nebraska, five games (2005)

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Date 10/14/1911 10/12/1912 10/11/1913 10/17/1914 10/9/1915 10/14/1916 11/18/1922 11/29/1923 11/22/1924 11/14/1925 11/13/1926 11/19/1927 11/29/1928 11/23/1929 11/27/1930 11/14/1931 10/29/1932 10/21/1933 11/29/1934 10/19/1935 11/21/1936 11/27/1937 11/24/1938 10/28/1939 11/30/1940 11/1/1941 11/28/1942 11/6/1943 11/25/1944 11/10/1945 10/5/1946 10/25/1947 11/6/1948 10/8/1949 11/11/1950 10/6/1951 10/11/1952 10/3/1953 10/9/1954 10/1/1955 10/13/1956 10/5/1957 10/11/1958 11/21/1959 10/8/1960 10/7/1961 10/20/1962 10/19/1963 10/17/1964 10/16/1965 10/15/1966 10/7/1967 11/9/1968 11/15/1969 11/14/1970 11/13/1971 11/18/1972 11/17/1973 11/16/1974 11/8/1975 10/16/1976 10/8/1977 10/14/1978 11/10/1979 11/8/1980 10/17/1981 10/16/1982 10/29/1983 10/27/1984 11/2/1985 11/1/1986 10/24/1987 10/22/1988 10/7/1989 10/6/1990

Rank Site NU/KSU Lincoln / Lincoln / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Lincoln / Lincoln / Lincoln / Manhattan / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln 13/ Manhattan 11/ Lincoln / Manhattan 10/ Lincoln 8/ Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln 16/ Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln / Manhattan / Lincoln 6/ Manhattan 2/ Lincoln 6/ Manhattan 7/ Lincoln / Manhattan 17/ Lincoln 4/20 Manhattan 1/ Lincoln 5/ Manhattan 10/ Lincoln 6/ Manhattan 3/ Lincoln 3/ Manhattan 9/ Lincoln 8/ Manhattan 2/ Lincoln 5/ Manhattan 19/ Lincoln 6/ Manhattan 1/ Lincoln 4/ Manhattan 5/ Lincoln 5/ Lincoln 2/ Manhattan 5/ Lincoln 4/ Manhattan 8/

Result W W W W W W W W W T W W W W L W W W L T W W W W W L L W W W W W W W W W W L L W L W L L W W W W W W W W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W

Score 59-0 30-6 24-6 31-0 31-0 14-0 21-0 34-12 24-0 0-0 3-0 33-0 8-0 10-6 9-10 6-3 6-0 9-0 7-19 0-0 40-0 3-0 14-7 25-9 20-0 6-12 0-19 13-7 35-0 24-0 31-0 14-7 32-0 13-6 49-21 1-0* 27-14 0-27 3-7 16-0 7-10 14-7 6-23 14-29 17-7 24-0 26-6 28-6 47-0 41-0 21-10 16-14 0-12 10-7 51-13 44-17 59-7 50-21 35-7 12-0 51-0 26-9 48-14 21-12 55-8 49-3 42-13 51-25 62-14 41-3 38-0 56-3 48-3 58-7 45-8

10/19/1991 Lincoln 9/ W 38-31 12/5/1992 Tokyo** 11/ W 38-24 10/16/1993 Lincoln 6/*** W 45-28 10/15/1994 Manhattan 2/16 W 17-6 10/21/1995 Lincoln 2/8 W 49-25 10/5/1996 Manhattan 7/16 W 39-3 10/4/1997 Lincoln 3/17 W 56-26 11/14/1998 Manhattan 11/2 L 30-40 11/13/1999 Lincoln 7/5 W 41-15 11/11/2000 Manhattan 4/16 L 28-29 11/10/2001 Lincoln 2/ W 31-21 11/16/2002 Manhattan /11 L 13-49 11/15/2003 Lincoln 18/ L 9-38 10/23/2004 Manhattan / L 21-45 11/12/2005 Lincoln / W 27-25 10/14/2006 Manhattan 21/ W 21-3 11/10/2007 Lincoln / W 73-31 11/15/2008 Manhattan / W 56-28 11/21/2009 Lincoln / W 17-3 *Kansas State forfeited; **Coca-Cola Bowl ***Kansas State ranked No. 24 in USA Today/CNN Coaches Poll Series scoring Nebraska Kansas State

Total 2,587 976

Average 27.5 10.4

Highest NU score: 73 in 2007 (73-31) Widest NU margin: 59 in 1911 (59-0) Highest KSU score: 49 in 2002 (49-13) Widest KSU margin: 36 in 2002 (49-13) Highest-scoring game: 104 in 2007 (NU 73, KSU 31) Scoreless ties: 1925, 1935 Longest NU win streak: 29 games, 1969-98 Longest KSU win streak: 3 games, 2002-04 Shutouts by (last time): NU 27 (1986), KSU 5 (1968) (NU total does not include 1951 KSU forfeit.) Series Notes: This year's game will be played on Thursday night in Manhattan...this marks the second straight season NU has played an ESPN Thursday night game (Missouri in 2009)...NU is 5-0 all-time in ESPN Thursday night contests... Nebraska posted its fifth straight win over KSU in 2009... the 20 combined points in last year's game in Lincoln was the fewest in the series since a 12-0 NU win in 1975...prior to NU's five-game win streak KSU had won five of seven meetings from 1998 to 2004...Nebraska's 73 points in the 2007 game were its most in series history and the most by NU in 10 seasons...the Huskers topped 700 yards in the game, NU's highest total oense output in 12 years, and also set school records for passing yards (519) and passing TDs (7)...NU's 29-game win streak vs. KSU was snapped in 1998, as was the Huskers' streak of 17 consecutive wins in Manhattan (39 years)..the 1992 game in Tokyo was the first time either school had played outside of the United States... KSU has entered nine of the last 16 meetings ranked in one of the major polls, after being ranked entering just one of the series' first 77 games...Nebraska's 17-6 victory in 1994 marked the first time Nebraska started a walk-on (Matt Turman) at quarterback since 1984...the Wildcats' 49 points in 2002 are their most ever against NU, surpassing the 40 points scored in a 1998 victory in Manhattan...Nebraska had scored 35 or more points in 16 straight meetings in Lincoln until 2001's 31-21 victory...Nebraska's win in 1976 was its 500th all-time and the win in 2006 was its 700th all-time; the loss in 1958 was its 200th...the Huskers won the first nine games of the series, and were unbeaten in the first 14...Nebraska's only 1957 win was 14-7 at K-State...the Huskers handed the Wildcats their only loss in 1916 (6-1-1), 1922 (5-1-2) and 1999 (11-1-0)...NU had won 17 straight in Lincoln until a 38-9 loss in 2003...the Wildcats own the only shutout of Nebraska in Memorial Stadium in the last 41 years (12-0 in 1968)...the 1923, 1928, 1930, 1934 and 1938 games were played on Thanksgiving Day...the 2009 game was the 500th all-time game at Memorial Stadium.

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TEXAS SERIES

OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES

Games: 13 Standing: Texas leads, 9-4-0 At Lincoln: Texas leads, 4-1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Texas leads, 4-1-0 At Austin: Texas leads, 3-1-0 At Royal-Memorial Stadium: Texas leads, 3-1-0 At Neutral sites: Series tied, 2-2 Current win streak (start): Texas, five games (2002) Rank Date Site NU/UT Result 10/7/1933 Lincoln / W 9/19/1959 Lincoln /17 L 9/17/1960 Austin /4 W 1/1/1974 Dallas* 12/8 W 12/7/1996 St. Louis** 3/ L 10/31/1998 Lincoln 7/ L 10/23/1999 Austin 3/18 L 12/4/1999 San Antonio**3/12 W 11/2/2002 Lincoln /7 L 11/1/2003 Austin 12/16 L 10/21/2006 Lincoln 17/5 L 10/27/2007 Austin /17 L 12/5/2009 Arlington** 22/3 L *Cotton Bowl; **Big 12 Championship Game Series scoring Nebraska Texas

Total 232 244

Games: 42 Standing: Nebraska leads, 36-5-1 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 20-2-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 20-2-0 At Stillwater: Nebraska leads, 15-3-1 At Lewis Field: Nebraska leads, 15-3-1 At Neutral Sites: Nebraska leads, 1-0 Current win streak (start): Oklahoma St., two games (2007) Score 26-0 0-20 14-13 19-3 27-37 16-20 20-24 22-6 24-27 7-31 20-22 25-28 12-13

Average 17.8 18.8

Highest NU score: 27 in 1996 Widest NU margin: 26 (26-0) in 1933 Highest UT score: 37 in 1996 Widest UT margin: 24 (31-7) in 2003 Highest-scoring game: 64 in 1996 (UT 37, NU 27) Lowest-scoring game: 20 in 1959 (UT 20, NU 0) Longest NU win streak: two games, 1960, 1974 Longest UT win streak: five games, 2002-present Shutouts by (last time): NU 1 (1933), UT 1 (1959) Series Notes: Texas and Nebraska met in the first Big 12 Championship Game in 1996 and have met in the contest twice since (1999, 2009)...the matchup is the only one that has occurred three times in Big 12 Championship game history... seven of the 13 meetings have been decided by five four or fewer points, with UT holding a 6-1 edge in those games... three times in the series an unranked team has defeated a top-10 team, including NU upsetting fourth-ranked Texas in the 1960 season opener in Austin; the Longhorns defeating No. 3 Nebraska in the 1996 league title game; and UT posting a 20-16 win at No. 7 Nebraska in 1998...Texas also defeated No. 3 Nebraska in 1999, when the 'Horns were ranked 18th... it was NU's only loss in a 12-1 campaign...Texas' 1998 win at Memorial Stadium ended NU's 47-game home-field winning streak...UT's 22-20 win in 2006 marked the second-closest game in series history, as walk-on kicker Ryan Bailey hit his first career field goal with 23 seconds left to secure the win... UT captured the 2009 Big 12 title game with a field goal as time expired...Nebraska registered nine sacks against UT in the 2009 Big 12 title game...the 1974 Cotton Bowl win over Texas, 19-3, was Tom Osborne's first bowl game as NU's head coach...that win was NU's fifth straight bowl victory overall... Texas' victory in the 1996 Big 12 Championship Game ended a streak of 13 straight victories over the four Texas schools in the Big 12, dating back to a 1959 loss to the Longhorns... UT running back Jamaal Charles' rushed for an NU opponent record 290 yards in the 2007 game.

Date 11/12/1960 11/21/1961 11/17/1962 11/16/1963 11/14/1964 11/13/1965 11/12/1966 11/11/1967 10/26/1968 10/25/1969 10/24/1970 10/23/1971 10/28/1972 10/27/1973 10/26/1974 10/18/1975 11/6/1976 10/29/1977 10/28/1978 10/20/1979 10/18/1980 11/7/1981 11/6/1982 10/8/1983 10/6/1984 10/12/1985 10/11/1986 10/17/1987 10/15/1988 10/21/1989 10/20/1990 10/12/1991 10/10/1992 10/7/1993 10/8/1994 8/31/1995 10/3/1998 10/2/1999 10/19/2002 8/30/2003 10/28/2006 10/13/2007

Rank Site NU/OSU Lincoln / Stillwater / Lincoln / Stillwater 10/ Lincoln 4/ Stillwater 3/ Lincoln 4/ Lincoln / Stillwater / Lincoln / Lincoln 4/ Stillwater 1/ Lincoln 3/ Stillwater 10/ Lincoln 9/ Stillwater 4/ Lincoln 9/13 Stillwater 12/ Lincoln 4/ Stillwater 3/ Lincoln 10/ Stillwater 11/ Lincoln 6/ Stillwater 1/ Lincoln 8/9 Stillwater 9/5 Lincoln 3/ Stillwater 2/12 Lincoln 7/10 Stillwater 4/ Lincoln 4/ Stillwater 14/ Lincoln 14/ Stillwater 7/ Lincoln 2/ Stillwater 2/ Kansas City 2/ Lincoln 6/ Stillwater / Lincoln /24 Stillwater 20/ Lincoln /

Series scoring Nebraska Oklahoma State 13.3

Total 1,245

Result L L W W W W W W W W W W W T W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W L L

Score 6-7 6-14 14-0 20-16 27-14 21-17 21-6 9-0 21-20 13-3 65-31 41-13 34-0 17-17 7-3 28-20 14-10 31-14 22-14 36-0 48-7 54-7 48-10 14-10 17-3 34-24 30-10 35-0 63-42 48-23 31-3 49-15 55-0 27-13 32-3 64-21 24-17 38-14 21-24 17-7 29-41 14-45

Average 29.6 558

Highest NU score: 65 in 1970 Widest NU margin: 55 (55-0) in 1992 Highest OSU score: 45 in 2007 (45-14) Widest OSU margin: 31 (45-14) in 2007 Highest-scoring game: 105 in 1988 (NU 63, OSU 42) Lowest-scoring game: 9 in 1967 (NU 9, OSU 0) Longest NU win streak: 24 games, 1974-99 Longest NU unbeaten streak: 36 games, 1962-99 (1 tie) Longest OSU win streak: 2 games, 1960-61 Shutouts by (last time): NU 6 (1992), OSU none Series Notes: Nebraska has dropped two straight games in Stillwater after going 15-0-1 in the previous 16 games at OSU... Nebraska saw the end to a 24-game winning streak against OSU in 2002 and a 36-game unbeaten streak, NU's longest ever against a conference school...that game also marked the first time in 28 straight meetings (since 1969) that NU entered the contest unranked...OSU entered the 2003 game ranked for only the sixth time in the series...unranked NU defeated the No. 24 Cowboys, 17-7, in the earliest game in the series (Aug. 30)...the 2003 season opener was just the

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MISSOURI SERIES

Games: 103 Standing: Nebraska leads, 64-36-3 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 33-15-1 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 28-14-1 At Columbia: Nebraska leads, 27-19-2 At Faurot Field: Nebraska leads, 22-18-1 At Neutral Sites: Nebraska leads, 4-2-0 Series continuous since: 1922 (87 games) Current win streak (start): Nebraska, one game (2009) Date 11/5/1892 11/11/1893 11/3/1894 11/2/1895 10/26/1896 10/30/1897 10/24/1898 10/21/1899 11/5/1900 11/9/1901 10/25/1902 10/28/1911 11/2/1912 11/10/1917 11/8/1919 10/21/1922 10/27/1923 11/1/1924 10/10/1925 10/9/1926 10/8/1927 10/27/1928 10/26/1929 11/15/1930 10/31/1931 11/24/1932 11/4/1933 11/24/1934 11/2/1935 10/31/1936 10/23/1937 10/29/1938 11/4/1939 10/26/1940 10/25/1941 11/7/1942 10/30/1943 10/28/1944 10/27/1945 11/2/1946 11/1/1947 11/20/1948 10/29/1949 11/4/1950 10/27/1951 11/1/1952

Rank Site NU/MU Omaha / Kansas City / Kansas City / Omaha / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Omaha / St. Joseph / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln 11/ Columbia 8/ Lincoln / Columbia 10/ Lincoln 18/ Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln / Columbia /16 Lincoln / Columbia / Lincoln /

Result W L L W W W W L W W W W W W W W T W L L L W T T W W W W W W W L L W L L L W L L L L L W L L

Score 1-0* 18-30 14-18 12-10 8-4 41-0 47-6 0-11 12-0 51-0 12-0 34-0 7-0 52-0 12-5 48-0 7-7 14-6 6-9 7-14 6-7 24-0 7-7 0-0 10-7 21-6 26-0 13-6 19-6 20-0 7-0 10-13 13-27 20-7 0-6 6-26 20-54 24-20 0-19 20-21 6-47 6-33 20-21 40-34 19-35 6-10

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 10/24/1953 Columbia 10/30/1954 Lincoln 10/22/1955 Columbia 11/3/1956 Lincoln 10/26/1957 Columbia 11/1/1958 Lincoln 10/24/1959 Columbia 10/29/1960 Lincoln 10/28/1961 Columbia 11/3/1962 Lincoln 11/2/1963 Columbia 10/31/1964 Lincoln 10/30/1965 Columbia 10/29/1966 Lincoln 11/18/1967 Columbia 10/19/1968 Lincoln 10/11/1969 Columbia 10/10/1970 Lincoln 10/9/1971 Columbia 10/14/1972 Lincoln 10/13/1973 Columbia 10/12/1974 Lincoln 11/1/1975 Columbia 10/23/1976 Lincoln 11/5/1977 Columbia 11/18/1978 Lincoln 11/3/1979 Columbia 11/1/1980 Lincoln 10/24/1981 Columbia 10/23/1982 Lincoln 10/15/1983 Columbia 10/13/1984 Lincoln 10/19/1985 Columbia 10/18/1986 Lincoln 10/31/1987 Columbia 10/29/1988 Lincoln 10/14/1989 Columbia 10/13/1990 Lincoln 10/26/1991 Lincoln 10/24/1992 Columbia 10/23/1993 Lincoln 10/22/1994 Columbia 10/14/1995 Lincoln 11/9/1996 Lincoln 11/8/1997 Columbia 10/24/1998 Lincoln 9/25/1999 Columbia 9/30/2000 Lincoln 9/29/2001 Columbia 10/12/2002 Lincoln 10/11/2003 Columbia 10/30/2004 Lincoln 10/22/2005 Columbia 11/4/2006 Lincoln 10/6/2007 Columbia 10/4/2008 Lincoln 10/8/2009 Columbia *Missouri forfeited

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Series scoring Nebraska Missouri

Total 2,289 1,437

L W W W L L L L L L W W W W L L L W W W L L W L W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W L W L L W

7-23 25-19 18-12 15-14 13-14 0-31 0-9 0-28 0-10 7-16 13-12 9-0 16-14 35-0 7-10 14-16 7-17 21-7 36-0 62-0 12-13 10-21 30-7 24-34 21-10 31-35 23-20 38-16 6-0 23-19 34-13 33-23 28-20 48-17 42-7 26-18 50-7 69-21 63-6 34-24 49-7 42-7 57-0 51-7 45-38 OT 20-13 40-10 42-24 36-3 24-13 24-41 24-3 24-41 34-20 6-41 17-52 27-12

Average 22.2 13.9

Highest NU score: 69 in 1990 Widest NU margin: 62 in 1972 (62-0) Highest MU score: 54 in 1943 (54-20) Widest MU margin: 41 in 1947 (47-6) Highest-scoring game: 90 in 1990 (NU 69, MU 21) Scoreless tie: 1930 Longest NU win streak: 24 games, 1979-2002 Longest MU win streak: Six games, 1957-62 Shutouts by (last time): NU 19 (1995), MU 8 (1961) (Does not include 1892 Missouri forfeit.) Series Notes: Nebraska's 2009 win in Columbia ended a threegame losing streak at Faurot Field...NU rallied from 12 points down in the fourth quarter, matching the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history...Nebraska's 34-20 Homecoming win over Missouri in 2006 marked the 100th game in series history ... NU was 22-6-3 in the first 31 games (1892-1937) and Missouri was 19-6-0 from 1938 to 1962...NU won 24 straight

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in the series before a 41-24 setback in 2003...Missouri handed NU its only loss in 1939 (7-1-1)...NU handed the Tigers their only loss in 1895 (7-1-0) and 1919 (5-1-2)...the Huskers' 1986 win was their 600th all-time and the 1941 loss was No. 100... NU played all-time game Nos. 400 (1938), 600 (1959) and 900 (1985) vs. Mizzou...NU's 51-0 win at Omaha in 1901 started a then-school-record 24-game win streak...the Huskers' 17-7 loss at Columbia in 1969 was their last before a 32-game unbeaten streak that included two national titles (1970, 1971)... the visiting team won six straight series games from 1974 to 1979...four times an unranked Tiger team has beaten a top10 Nebraska team (1939, 1974, 1978, 2003)...the 1978 loss knocked the Huskers out of the national title picture...NU's 45-38 OT win in 1997 was the first overtime game in Husker history...MU handed Husker coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne their first NU losses, 16-7 over Devaney in 1962 and 13-12 over Osborne in 1973...the 1962 game started the NCAA-record sellout streak at NU's Memorial Stadium, which will reach 311 games this fall...NU was ranked in the top 10 nationally entering the Mizzou game 20 consecutive years and in the top 20 for 34 straight years from 1968-2001...the 1932 game was played on Thanksgiving Day...the 1999 contest was the earliest game ever (Sept. 25) between the two schools... NU has been ranked No. 1 in four meetings-1971, 1983, 1997, 2000, with NU winning those contests by an average score of 39.3-18.8...in 2001, quarterback Eric Crouch had the longest run from scrimmage and longest scoring run in NU history with a 95-yard scamper in Columbia.

IOWA STATE SERIES

Games: 104 Standing: Nebraska leads, 85-17-2 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 49-7-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 39-5-0 At Ames: Nebraska leads, 35-10-2 At Jack Trice Stadium: Nebraska leads, 13-4-0 At Neutral Site (Omaha): Nebraska leads, 1-0-0 Series continuous since: 1926 (82 games) Current win streak (start): Iowa State, one game (2009) Date 11/19/1896 10/8/1897 10/8/1898 10/6/1899 10/13/1900 10/26/1901 11/4/1905 10/20/1906 11/2/1907 11/7/1908 11/12/1910 11/4/1911 11/1/1913 10/31/1914 10/30/1915 11/4/1916 11/1/1919 11/19/1921 11/25/1922 11/17/1923 10/30/1926 10/1/1927 10/6/1928 11/28/1929 10/18/1930 11/21/1931 10/8/1932 10/14/1933 10/27/1934 10/5/1935 10/3/1936 10/9/1937 10/8/1938 10/14/1939 11/23/1940 10/4/1941 10/3/1942

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Result W L W L W W W L W W W T W W W W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W W W W

Score 12-4 0-10 23-10 0-33 30-0 17-0 21-0 2-14 10-9 23-17 24-0 6-6 18-9 20-7 21-0 3-0 0-3 35-3 54-6 26-14 31-6 6-0 12-0 31-12 14-12 23-0 12-6 20-0 7-6 20-7 34-0 20-7 7-8 10-7 21-12 14-0 26-0

10/16/1943 11/11/1944 10/20/1945 11/16/1946 10/11/1947 9/25/1948 11/12/1949 11/18/1950 11/10/1951 10/4/1952 11/7/1953 10/2/1954 11/5/1955 10/6/1956 11/9/1957 10/4/1958 11/7/1959 10/1/1960 11/11/1961 10/6/1962 10/5/1963 10/3/1964 10/2/1965 10/1/1966 11/4/1967 11/2/1968 11/8/1969 11/7/1970 11/6/1971 11/11/1972 11/10/1973 11/9/1974 11/15/1975 11/13/1976 10/15/1977 10/7/1978 11/17/1979 11/15/1980 11/14/1981 11/13/1982 11/5/1983 11/3/1984 11/9/1985 11/8/1986 11/7/1987 11/5/1988 10/28/1989 10/27/1990 11/16/1991 11/14/1992 11/13/1993 11/12/1994 11/4/1995 11/16/1996 11/15/1997 11/7/1998 10/9/1999 10/7/2000 10/6/2001 9/28/2002 10/25/2003 11/6/2004 10/1/2005 10/7/2006 9/29/2007 10/18/2008 10/24/2009 Series scoring Nebraska Iowa State

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Total 2,653 1,065

Average 25.5 10.2

Highest NU score: 77 in 1997 (77-14) Widest NU margin: 63 in 1997 (77-14) Highest ISU score: 37 in 1976 (37-28) Widest ISU margin: 33 in 1899 (33-0) Highest-scoring game: 101 in 1983 (NU 72, ISU 29) Lowest-scoring game: 3, twice (NU 3, ISU 0, in 1916; ISU 3, NU 0, in 1919) Longest NU win streak: 15 games, 1921-37 Longest ISU win streak: 3 games, 1943-45 Shutouts by (last time): NU 25 (2003), ISU 4 (1957)

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL Series Notes: The 2010 game will be the 105th in series history, the second-longest for Nebraska behind only the NU-Kansas series (116 games) entering 2010...Nebraska committed a schoolrecord eight turnovers in the 2009 loss...the 16 combined points in 2009 were the fewest in the series since a 12-0 Nebraska win in 1967...the 2009 loss ended a 14-game NU streak over ISU in Lincoln...NU's 27-20 double-overtime victory over Iowa State in 2005 marked the first overtime game in Memorial Stadium history...NU quarterback Zac Taylor set then-school passing marks by completing 36-of-55 passes for 431 yards in 2005... the 2005 game marked the first time to that point in the 101game history of the series that Iowa State entered the game ranked in the top 25 and NU was unranked...the outcome of the 1907 game is disputed; Iowa State claims a 13-10 win, and NU annuals claim a 10-9 victory...the 1914 game was NU's 200th all time...ISU handed Nebraska its only loss in 1897 (5-1-0), and the Huskers gave the Cyclones their only loss in 1907 (7-1-0)... NU has had win streaks in the series of 15, 14, 11 and 11 games; unbeaten streaks of 15 and 8 games...the 1983 game was, at the time, the highest-scoring game at NU's Memorial Stadium... the 1974 game was the last game ever played at Iowa State's old Clyde Williams Field, and the 1969 game was the last game on grass at NU's Memorial Stadium...in 1976, ISU won the first game played at the new Cyclone Stadium before NU won the next seven in Ames...1992's 19-10 NU loss marked the only time a Tom Osborne-coached NU team lost a game to a team that finished below .500...NU was ranked in 35 straight meetings until 2004 and was in the top 10 entering 29 of those games...NU's 77 points in 1997 is its most ever against a league opponent and tied the record for most points at Memorial Stadium.

KANSAS SERIES

Games: 116 Standing: Nebraska leads, 90-23-3 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 43-15-2 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 33-7-2 At Lawrence: Nebraska leads, 47-8-1 At KU Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 38-7-0 Series continuous since: 1906 (104 games) Current win streak (start): Nebraska, two games (2008) Date 11/12/1892 11/18/1893 11/17/1894 11/16/1895 11/7/1896 11/13/1897 11/5/1898 11/18/1899 11/17/1900 11/16/1901 11/8/1902 11/14/1903 11/17/1906 11/9/1907 11/14/1908 11/6/1909 11/5/1910 11/18/1911 11/16/1912 11/15/1913 11/14/1914 11/13/1915 11/18/1916 11/17/1917 11/16/1918 11/15/1919 11/13/1920 11/12/1921 11/11/1922 10/20/1923 10/25/1924 10/24/1925 10/23/1926 11/5/1927 11/3/1928 11/2/1929

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Result L L W L L W W L W W W W L W L L W W W W W W L W W W T W W T W W W W W W

Score 0-12 0-18 12-6 4-8 4-18 6-5 18-6 20-36 12-0 29-5 16-0 6-0 6-8 16-6 5-20 0-6 6-0 29-0 14-3 9-0 35-0 33-0 3-7 13-3 20-0 19-7 20-20 28-0 28-0 0-0 14-7 14-0 20-3 47-13 20-0 12-6

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Series scoring Nebraska Kansas

Total 2,935 1,196

Average 25.3 10.3

Highest NU score: 70 in 1986 (70-0) Widest NU margin: 70 in 1986 (70-0) Highest KU score: 76 in 2007 (76-39) Widest KU margin: 39 in 2007 (76-39 Highest scoring game: 115 in 2007 (KU 76, NU 39) Longest NU win streak: 36 games, 1969-2004 Longest NU unbeaten streak: 36 games, 1969-2004 Longest KU win streak: Five games, 1957-61 Shutouts by (last time): NU 32 (1998), KU 7 (1967) Series Notes: The 115 combined points between the two teams in 2007 was the most in NU history...KU's 76 points in 2007 were the most-ever against Nebraska...NU's 39-32 overtime win over Kansas in 2006 marked just the second overtime game in Memorial Stadium...the 1993 game marked Nebraska's 1,000th intercollegiate football game and the 100th between the two teams in the series...the NU-KU series is tied for the third-longest in NCAA Bowl Subdivision history at 116 games, trailing only Minnesota-Wisconsin (118) and KU-Missouri (117)... the series is continuous since 1906 (104 games), making it the longest current continuous series in the bowl subdivision and an NCAA record (surpassing the 95 games by Kansas-Oklahoma, 1903-97)...the 1923 game was the dedication game for NU's Memorial Stadium...Kansas' 7-3 win in 1916 ended NU's 34-game unbeaten streak...NU started its 36-game unbeaten streak vs. KU with a 21-17 win over the Jayhawks in 1969, and had a 27-game unbeaten streak from 1917 to 1943...the Huskers handed KU its only losses in 1898 (7-1-0) and 1910 (6-1-1)...the 1986 game is Kansas' worst-ever defeat (70-0)...the 1907 game was NU's first in the old Missouri Valley Conference, forerunner of the Big Eight...Nebraska was nationally ranked entering the KU game for 32 consecutive seasons until 2002...the 1992 game was the first time both teams entered the game ranked since 1974, and in 1995, both teams entered the game ranked in the top 10 for the first time since 1968...NU's 21-20 win in 1993 was the second one-point win in NU's 36-game win streak (10-9 in 1973) vs. KU from 1969-2004...KU has been held to single digits in 24 of the last 39 meetings, and has been shut out 10 times in that period... NU is 21-6-2 vs. KU on Homecoming...during NU's 36-game win streak KU played the Huskers within one touchdown only five times...NU scored 40 or more points in 26 of those 36 games.

TEXAS A&M SERIES

Games: 13 Standing: Nebraska leads, 10-3-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 6-2-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 6-2-0 At College Station: Nebraska leads, 2-1 At Kyle Field: Series tied, 2-1 At Neutral Sites: Nebraska leads, 2-0-0 Current win streak (start): Texas A&M, one game (2007) Rank Date Site NU/A&M Result 10/4/1930 Lincoln / W 10/8/1955 Lincoln / L 9/27/1969 Lincoln / W 9/25/1971 Lincoln 1/ W 9/16/1972 Lincoln 10/ W 8/27/1988 E. Rutherford* 2/10 W 12/6/1997 San Antonio** 2/14 W 10/10/1998 College Station 2/18 L 11/6/1999 Lincoln 9/21 W 10/26/2002 College Station / W 10/18/2003 Lincoln 18/ W 11/11/2006 College Station /24 W 10/20/2007 Lincoln / L *Kicko Classic; **Big 12 Championship Game Series scoring Nebraska Texas A&M

Total 354 211

Score 13-0 0-27 14-0 34-7 37-7 23-14 54-15 21-28 37-0 38-31 48-12 28-27 14-36

Average 27.2 16.2

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2010 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL Highest NU score: 54 in 1997 Widest NU margin: 39 (54-15) in 1997 Highest A&M score: 36 in 2007 Widest A&M margin: 27 (27-0) in 1955 Highest-scoring game: 69 in 1997 (NU 54, A&M 15); 2002 (NU 38, A&M 31) Lowest-scoring game: 13 in 1930 (NU 13, A&M 0) Longest NU win streak: five games, 1969-97 Longest A&M win streak: one game, 1955 and 1998 Shutouts by (last time): NU 3 (1999), A&M 1 (1955) Series Notes: Nebraska's 28-27 win at Kyle Field in 2006 clinched a North Division title for the Huskers...NU met Texas A&M for the first time as Big 12 foes in the 1997 Big 12 title game, with NU winning 54-15...the teams met in each of the next two regular seasons, and again in 2002 and 2003 with NU owning a 4-2 record in Big 12 regular-season play...NU recorded a come-from-behind victory in 2002 after trailing by 10 points heading into the fourth quarter...the 38-31 NU win tied for the Huskers' largest ever comeback (17 points)... in 1998, A&M ended the Huskers' five-game series winning streak and ended NU's 40-game conference win streak...NU has held A&M to seven points or less in five of the 13 all-time meetings...NU's 1988 Kickoff Classic victory over A&M, 23-14, was its second in that preseason game.

COLORADO SERIES

Games: 68 Standing: Nebraska leads, 48-18-2 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 25-8-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 21-8-0 At Boulder: Nebraska leads, 23-10-2 At Folsom Field: Nebraska leads, 21-9-2 Series continuous since: 1948 (60 games) Current win streak (start): Nebraska, two games (2008) Date 11/17/1898 10/4/1902 10/24/1903 10/8/1904 11/11/1905 10/26/1907 10/9/1948 11/19/1949 10/14/1950 11/17/1951 10/25/1952 11/14/1953 10/23/1954 11/12/1955 10/27/1956 11/16/1957 10/25/1958 11/14/1959 10/22/1960 11/18/1961 10/27/1962 10/26/1963 10/24/1964 10/23/1965 10/22/1966 10/21/1967 11/16/1968 11/1/1969 10/31/1970 10/30/1971 11/4/1972 11/3/1973 11/2/1974 10/25/1975 10/9/1976 10/22/1977 10/21/1978 10/27/1979 10/25/1980 10/10/1981 10/9/1982 10/22/1983

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Site Boulder Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln

Rank NU/CU / / / / / / / / / / / / /11 / / / /12 / / /8 / / 5/ 3/ 7/ /4 / /18 4/ 1/9 3/15 13/17 9/ 4/10 6/ 18/7 5/ 2/ 9/ / 7/ 1/

Result W W W L W W L W L L T L W W L L L W L L W W W W W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W

Score 23-10 10-0 31-0 0-6 18-0 22-8 6-19 25-14 19-28 14-36 16-16 10-14 20-6 37-20 0-16 0-27 16-27 14-12 6-19 0-7 31-6 41-6 21-3 38-13 21-19 16-21 22-6 20-7 29-13 31-7 33-10 28-16 31-15 63-21 24-12 33-15 52-14 38-10 45-7 59-0 40-14 69-19

10/20/1984 10/26/1985 10/25/1986 11/28/1987 11/12/1988 11/4/1989 11/3/1990 11/2/1991 10/31/1992 10/30/1993 10/29/1994 10/28/1995 11/29/1996 11/28/1997 11/27/1998 11/26/1999 11/24/2000 11/23/2001 11/29/2002 11/28/2003 11/26/2004 11/25/2005 11/24/2006 11/23/2007 11/28/2008 11/27/2009 Series scoring Nebraska Colorado

Boulder Lincoln Boulder Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder Lincoln Boulder

5/ 5/ 3/ 5/ 7/19 3/2 3/9 9/15 t8/t8 6/20 3/2 2/7 4/5 2/ 14/ 3/ 10/ 2/14 /13 25/ / / 19/ / / /

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24-7 17-7 L 10-20 W 24-7 W 7-0 L 21-27 L 12-27 T 19-19 W 52-7 W 21-17 W 24-7 W 44-21 W 17-12 W 27-24 W 16-14 W 33-30 OT W 34-32 L 36-62 L 13-28 W 31-22 L 20-26 W 30-3 W 37-14 L 51-65 W 40-31 W 28-20

Total 1,760 1,088

Average 25.9 16.0

Highest NU score: 69 in 1983 Widest NU margin: 59 in 1981 (59-0) Highest CU score: 65 in 2007 (65-51) Widest CU margin: 27 in 1957 (27-0) Highest-scoring game: 116 in 2007 (CU 65, NU 51) Lowest-scoring game: 6 in 1904 (CU 6, NU 0) Longest NU win streak: 18 games, 1968-85 Longest NU unbeaten streak: 18 games, 1968-85 Longest CU win streak: 3 games, 1956-58 Longest CU unbeaten streak: 4 games, 1950-53 (1 tie) Shutouts by (last time): NU 5 (1988), CU 4 (1961) Series Notes: NU's 27-point margin of victory in 2005 was its largest in the series since a 45-point win in 1992...NU added a 23-point victory in 2006, the Huskers' 17th win by 20 or more points in series history...CU's 65 points in 2007 were its most ever against Nebraska...CU was 10-9-1 in the first 20 games (1898-1961), while Nebraska was 23-1-0 from 1962 to 1985...the 1994 game marked the 200th straight sellout in Memorial Stadium...Colorado's win at Boulder in 1986 snapped NU's 18-game series win streak, and its 12game win streak at Boulder since 1960...the 1991 tie was Nebraska's first in 191 games...Colorado's 6-0 win in 1904 ended Nebraska's then-school-record 24-game win streak... Nebraska handed CU its only losses in 1902 (5-1-0), and 1905 (8-1-0)...the Huskers didn't record a first down in a 7-0 loss in 1961...NU's 1965 win was its 400th overall...Nebraska has been ranked in the top 10 entering the CU game 22 times since 1977 (28 games)...the Huskers have been in the top five in 15 of those seasons...there was a nine-year streak from 1988 to 1996 in which both teams entered the game ranked in the top 20...six of the games in that span matched top-10 teams and 1996 was the third time the game matched two top-five teams...the 1992 game marked the first college game with both teams ranked the same in the AP poll (tie 8th)...the 1998 game was the first time in modern history Nebraska has won a game without scoring an offensive touchdown...the 1999 game was the second overtime game in NU history...the 2000 win featured a game-winning Josh Brown field goal for the first walk-off win in school history...Alex Henery's 57-yard field goal in 2008 was an NU and Memorial Stadium record.

BAYLOR SERIES

Games: 12 Standing: Nebraska leads, 11-1-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 7-1-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 6-1-0 At Waco: Nebraska leads, 4-0-0 At Floyd Casey Stadium: Nebraska leads 4-0-0 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, 10 games (1977) Date 10/21/1939 11/17/1956 9/24/1977 9/1/1990 10/12/1996 10/11/1997 10/21/2000 10/13/2001 10/16/2004 10/15/2005 10/25/2008 10/31/2009

Site Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Waco Lincoln Waco Lincoln Waco Lincoln Waco

Series scoring Nebraska Baylor

Rank NU/BU / / 14/ 7/ 5/ 3/ 1/ 4/ / / / / Total 410 135

Result W L W W W W W W W W W W

Score 20-0 7-26 31-10 13-0 49-0 49-21 59-0 48-7 59-27 23-14 32-20 20-10

Average 34.2 11.0

Highest NU score: 59 in 2000, 2004 Widest NU margin: 59 in 2000 (59-0) Highest Baylor score: 27 in 2004 Widest Baylor margin: 19 in 1956 (26-7) Highest-scoring game: 86 in 2004 (NU 59, BU 27) Lowest-scoring game: 13 in 1990 (NU 13, BU 0) Longest NU win streak: 10 games, 1977-present Longest Baylor win streak: One game, 1956 Shutouts by (last time): NU 4 (1996), BU none Series Notes: NU tied the NCAA record with four 100-yard rushers and had the second-highest rushing total in school history (641 yards) in the 2001 contest...NU handed Baylor the worst loss in series history, 59-0, in Lincoln in 2000...NU shut out Baylor in two straight meetings (1990, 1996) while four of NU's victories have been by shutout...Baylor had not scored a point in Lincoln since 1977 until it scored a serieshigh 27 points in 2004...Nebraska's 13-0 victory over Baylor in the 1990 season opener was the first time the Huskers had opened the season with a shutout since 1964.

OKLAHOMA SERIES

Games: 85 Standing: Oklahoma leads, 44-38-3 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 22-18-2 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 20-17-2 At Norman: Oklahoma leads, 23-16-0 At Owen Field: Oklahoma leads, 23-15-0 At Neutral Sites: Oklahoma leads, 3-0-1 Current win streak (start): Nebraska, one game (2009) Date 11/23/1912 10/25/1919 10/29/1921 10/28/1922 10/23/1923 10/11/1924 10/31/1925 11/10/1928 11/16/1929 10/11/1930 10/10/1931 11/19/1932 10/28/1933 10/20/1934 10/26/1935 10/24/1936 10/16/1937 10/22/1938 11/25/1939

Site Lincoln Omaha Lincoln Norman Lincoln Norman Lincoln Norman Lincoln Norman Lincoln Norman Lincoln Norman Lincoln Norman Lincoln Norman Lincoln

Rank NU/OU / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 15/ / /14 /14

Result Score W 13-9 T 7-7 W 44-0 W 39-7 W 24-0 L 7-14 W 12-0 W 44-6 T 13-13 L 7-20 W 13-0 W 5-0 W 16-7 W 6-0 W 19-0 W 14-0 T 0-0 L 0-14 W 13-7

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Total 1,401 1,669

13-0 7-6 7-0 7-26 12-31 0-20 6-27 13-14 14-41 0-48 35-49 0-27 13-34 7-30 7-55 0-41 6-54 7-32 7-40 25-21 17-14 14-21 6-34 29-20 7-17 21-9 9-10 14-21 0-47 44-14 28-21 35-31 14-17 0-27 14-28 10-35 17-20 7-38 17-14 24-31 14-17 17-21 37-14 28-24 28-21 7-17 7-27 17-20 7-17 7-3 42-25 10-45 19-14 33-9 21-7 13-3 37-0 73-21 69-7 14-31 20-10 3-30 24-31 7-21 28-62 10-3

Highest NU score: 73 in 1996 (73-21) Widest NU margin: 62 in 1997 (69-7) Highest OU score: 62 in 2008 (62-28) Widest OU margin: 48 in 1949 (48-0), 1954 (55-7), 1956 (54-6) Highest-scoring game: 94 points in 1996 (NU 73-21) Scoreless tie: 1937 Longest NU win streak: 7 games, 1991-97 Longest NU unbeaten streak: 7 games, 1931-37, 1991-97 Longest OU win streak: 16 games, 1943-58 Shutouts by (last time): NU 12 (1995), OU 8 (1973) Series Notes: Nebraska's 10-3 win in 2009 ended a four-game OU win streak in the series...the 13 combined points were the fewest in a Nebraska game since 2005, and the fewest in the NU-OU series since a 7-3 NU win in 1988... The game marked just the fifth time since 1980 Nebraska posted a victory while scoring 10 or fewer points... OU's 62 points in 2008 were its most in the series...the 2005 meeting marked the first time since 1961 that both teams entered the game unranked, but both teams finished the 2005 season ranked in the top 25...the Huskers and Sooners went head-to-head for 71 consecutive seasons (since 1927) before the streak was snapped in 1998 with the start of the two-year, North-South rotations in the Big 12...NU entered the 2000 game ranked No. 1 for the fourth time in five meetings...OU's 2000 win ended NU's series-long seven-game winning streak...NU had won six straight in Lincoln before the Sooners' 31-24 win in 2005...NU was 16-3-3 in the first 22 games (1912-42), with 11 shutouts; OU was 22-4-0 from 1943 to 1968...five times the Sooners have given NU its only regular-season loss (1964, 1966, 1975, 1979, 1987); twice NU has given the Sooners their only loss (1971, 1978)...after NU upset No. 1 Oklahoma in 1978, the two teams met again in the Orange Bowl, with OU winning 31-24...the 1971 game was known as the "Game of the Century," as No. 1 NU edged No. 2 OU, 35-31, in Norman...in 1987, the No. 2 Sooners beat the No. 1 Huskers, 17-7...one of the teams has been No. 1 in the AP poll in 13 of the last 52 meetings, including NU eight times...NU entered the 1993 contest ranked first in the USA Today/CNN Coaches poll and OU was first in the BCS standings in 2001...since the AP poll began in 1936, the NU-OU game has had at least one ranked team 59 times in 69 contests, with both teams ranked in 23; the series has featured at least one top-10 team in 47 games, two top-10 teams in 18...in the 23 games in which both teams were ranked, the lower-ranked team has won 11...an unranked team has upset a ranked team five additional times...the game featured at least one AP top10 team in 22 straight games from 1970 to 1990; in 17 of 32 games since 1971, both teams have been in the top 10...one of the two teams has been ranked entering the contest in all but three games since 1948...NU has entered 32 of the last 36 OU contests nationally ranked, including a 14-game stretch from 1978 to 1990 where the Huskers entered each contest in the top 10...since 1979 NU has been ranked in the top five going into the game 16 times...the winning team has had to come from behind in 26 of the last 39 games...Nebraska's biggest-ever upset win was 25-21 in 1959, ending OU's 36-game win streak, and 74-game conference unbeaten streak...NU recorded alltime win Nos. 200 (1925) and 300 (1942) vs. the Sooners; and NU's 500th all-time game was vs. OU in 1949...Tom Osborne posted his 250th career win against OU in 1997...the 1923 game was the first played in NU's Memorial Stadium...OU was 0-9-3 in its first 12 games in Lincoln...Osborne finished 13-13 against OU and handed Barry Switzer his last regular-season loss in 1988 (7-3).

TEXAS TECH SERIES

Games: 11 Standing: Nebraska leads, 7-4-0 At Lincoln: Nebraska leads, 3-2-0 At Memorial Stadium: Nebraska leads, 3-2-0 At Lubbock: Nebraska leads, 3-2-0 At Jones SBC Stadium: Nebraska leads, 3-2-0 At Neutral Sites: Nebraska leads, 1-0-0 Current win streak (start): Texas Tech, four games (2004) Rank Date Site NU/TTU 12/31/1976 Houston* 13/9 9/11/1993 Lincoln 9/ 9/8/1994 Lubbock 1/ 10/19/1996 Lubbock 5/ 10/18/1997 Lincoln 2/ 10/14/2000 Lubbock 1/ 10/20/2001 Lincoln 4/ 10/9/2004 Lubbock / 10/8/2005 Lincoln /15 10/11/2008 Lubbock /7 10/17/2009 Lincoln 15/ * Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl

Result Score W 27-24 W 50-27 W 42-16 W 24-10 W 29-0 W 56-3 W 41-31 L 10-70 L 31-34 L 31-37 (OT) L 10-31

Series scoring Nebraska Texas Tech

Average 31.9 25.7

Total 351 283

Highest NU score: 56 in 2000 (56-3) Widest NU margin: 53 in 2000 (56-3) Highest Tech score: 70 in 2004 (70-10) Widest TTU margin: 60 in 2004 (70-10) Highest-scoring game: 80 points in 2004 (TTU 70-10) Longest NU win streak: Seven games, 1976-2001 Shutouts by (last time): NU 1 (1997), Texas Tech None Series Notes: The 2009 game was the 1,200th in Cornhusker history...NU won the first seven games in the series, but Texas Tech has posted four straight wins...NU rallied from a 24-10 fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime in 2008 in Lubbock..the OT loss was the first in six overtime games in school history... Nebraska trailed 21-0 in 2005 in Lincoln, before taking a 3127 fourth-quarter lead, only to see Tech score the winning touchdown with 12 seconds left...in 2001, Tech became the first NU opponent since at least 1962 to score at least 28 firsthalf points at Memorial Stadium...NU overcame second-half deficits to win the first two meetings...NU has won four of the 11 meetings by 23 points or more...the Huskers' 31.9 points per game against Tech is their highest average score against any Big 12 school...Butkus winner Trev Alberts had four sacks in the 1993 victory...NU was ranked in the top 15 in the first seven meetings...the Huskers' 70-10 loss at Texas Tech in 2004 was their worst loss in program history and NU's second-most points ever allowed in a single game...Texas Tech's three-point win in 2005 ended Nebraska's streak of 35 consecutive Homecoming victories dating back to a loss in 1968. Note: All rankings listed are from the AP Poll.

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SERIES RECORDS VS. NON CONFERENCE OPPONENTS DIVISION I OPPONENTS Air Force (Series tied 1-1) 1963 H 13 17 1965 A 27 17 Totals 40 34 Akron (NU leads 1-0) 1997 H 59

14

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Alabama (NU trails 2-3) 1965 N 28 *39 L 1966 N 7 **34 L 1972 N 38 +6 W 1977 H 31 24 W 1978 N 3 ***20 L Totals 107 123 *1966 Orange Bowl; **1967 Sugar Bowl; +1972 Orange Bowl; ***at Birmingham Arizona (Series tied 1-1-1) 1961 H 14 14 T 1998 N 20 *23 L 2009 N 33 **0 W Totals 67 37 * 1998 Holiday Bowl; ** 2009 Holiday Bowl Arizona State (NU leads 6-2) 1975 A 14 *17 1987 A 35 28 1988 H 47 16 1991 A 18 9 1992 H 45 24 1995 H 77 28 1996 A 0 19 2002 H 48 10 Totals 284 151 *1975 Fiesta Bowl Arkansas (NU trails 0-1) 1964 N 7 *1965 Cotton Bowl

L W

13 42 9 0 7 71

L

W L L W W W

Auburn (NU leads 3-1) 1963 N 13 *7 W 1981 H 17 3 W 1982 A 41 #7 W 2006 N 14 17 L Totals 85 34 *1964 Orange Bowl; #2007 Cotton Bowl Ball State (NU leads 1-0) 2007 H 41 California (NU leads 3-0) 1978 H 36 1998 A 24 1999 H 45 Totals 105

40 26 3 0 29

Central Florida (NU leads 1-0) 1997 H 38 24 Cincinnati (NU leads 1-0) 1906 H 41

0

W W W W

W W

Clemson (Tied, 1-1) 1981 N 15 *22 L 2008 N 26 **21 W Totals 41 43 *1982 Orange Bowl; **2009 Gator Bowl Colgate (NU leads 1-0) 1924 H 33

82

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Duke (NU trails 0-1) 1954 N 7 *1955 Orange Bowl

W

1950 1956 1959 1975 1976 1977 1978 Totals

W W W W W W

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Florida (NU leads 2-0) 1974 N 13 *10 W 1995 N 62 **24 W Totals 75 34 *1974 Sugar Bowl; **1996 Fiesta Bowl Florida Atlantic (NU leads 1-0) 2009 H 49 3

W

Florida State (NU trails 2-6) 1980 H 14 18 L 1981 H 34 14 W 1985 H 13 17 L 1986 H 34 17 W 1987 N 28 *31 L 1989 N 17 **41 L 1992 N 14 ***27 L 1993 N 16 ****18 L Totals 170 183 *1988 Fiesta Bowl ; **1990 Fiesta Bowl ***1993 Orange Bowl; ****1994 Orange Bowl Georgia (NU leads 1-0) 1969 N 45 *1969 Sun Bowl

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Arkansas State (NU leads 1-0) 2009 H 38 9 Army (NU leads 3-2) 1928 A 3 1957 A 0 1960 H 14 1970 H 28 1972 A 77 Totals 122

L W W W W W

Colorado State (NU leads 6-0) 1920 H 7 0 1921 H 70 7 1931 N 20 *7 1991 H 71 14 1993 H 48 13 1996 H 65 9 Totals 281 50 *at Denver

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W

Georgia Tech (NU trails 0-1) 1990 N 21 *45 *1991 Citrus Bowl Hawaii (NU leads 5-1) 1954 A 50 1955 H 0 1971 A 45 1976 A 68 1978 H 56 1982 A 37 Totals 256 Houston (NU trails 0-1) 1980 N 14 *1980 Cotton Bowl

0 6 3 3 10 16 38

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Illinois (NU leads 7-2-1) 1892 H 6 1903 H 16 1904 H 16 1905 H 24 1923 A 7 1924 H 6 1925 A 14 1953 A 21 1985 H 52 1986 A 59 Totals 221

0 0 10 6 24 9 0 21 25 14 109

W W W W

Indiana (NU trails 7-9-3) 1936 H 13 1937 H 7 1938 H 0 1939 A 7 1940 H 13 1941 H 13 1942 H 0 1943 H 13 1944 A 0 1945 A 14 1946 H 7 1947 H 0

9 0 0 7 7 21 12 54 54 54 27 17

W W

H H H H A H A

20 14 7 45 45 31 69 318

20 19 23 0 13 13 17 367

Iowa (NU leads 26-12-3) 1891 N 0 *22 1892 N 10 *10 1893 N 20 *18 1894 N 36 *0 1895 N 6 *0 1896 N 0 *0 N 0 *6 1897 N 6 **0 1898 N 5 **6 1899 N 0 *30 1903 A 17 6 1904 H 17 6 1908 A 11 8 1909 H 6 6 1913 H 12 0 1914 A 16 7 1915 H 52 7 1916 A 34 17 1917 H 47 0 1918 H 0 12 1919 A 0 18 1930 A 7 12 1931 H 7 0 1932 A 14 13 1933 H 7 6 1934 A 14 13 1937 H 28 0 1938 A 14 0 1940 H 14 6 1941 H 14 13 1942 A 0 27 1943 H 13 33 1944 A 6 27 1945 H 13 6 1946 A 7 21 1979 A 24 21 1980 H 57 0 1981 A 7 10 1982 H 42 7 1999 A 42 7 2000 H 42 13 Totals 667 414 *at Omaha; **at Council Blus

T L L W W W W

L T W W W T L W L L W W W T W W W W W L L L W W W W W W W W L L L W L W W L W W W

T

Louisiana State (NU leads 5-0-1) 1970 N 17 *12 W 1975 H 10 7 W 1976 A 6 6 T 1982 N 21 **20 W 1984 N 28 ***10 W 1986 N 30 ****15 W Totals 112 70 *1971 Orange Bowl; **1983 Orange Bowl; ***1985 Sugar Bowl; ****1987 Sugar Bowl

T T

Louisiana Tech (NU leads 2-0) 1998 N 56 *26 2006 H 49 10 Totals 105 36 *Eddie Robinson Football Classic

W W W

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Maine (NU leads 1-0) 2005 H 25

7

McNeese State (NU leads 1-0) 2002 H 38 14

W W

W W

Michigan (NU trails 2-3-1) 1905 A 0 31 L 1911 H 6 6 T 1917 A 0 20 L 1962 A 25 13 W 1986 N 23 *27 L 2005 N 32 #28 W Totals 86 125 *1986 Fiesta Bowl; # 2005 Alamo Bowl Michigan State (NU leads 5-0) 1914 H 24 0 1920 H 35 7 1995 A 50 10 1996 H 55 14 2003 N 17 *3 Totals 181 34 *2003 Alamo Bowl

W W W W W

Middle Tennessee State (NU leads 1-0) 1992 H 48 7 W

Louisiana-Lafayette (NU leads 1-0) 2009 H 55 0 W L L

Miami (Series tied 5-5) 1951 A 7 19 L 1953 H 20 16 W 1962 N 36 *34 W 1975 H 31 16 W 1976 H 17 9 W 1983 N 30 **31 L 1988 N 3 ***23 L 1991 N 0 ****22 L 1994 N 24 #17 W 2002 N 14 ##37 L Totals 181 224 *1962 Gotham Bowl; **1984 Orange Bowl; ***1989 Orange Bowl; ****1992 Orange Bowl; #1995 Orange Bowl; ##2002 Rose Bowl

Minnesota (NU trails 20-29-2) 1900 H 12 20 1901 A 0 19 1902 A 6 0 1904 A 12 16 1905 A 0 35 1906 A 0 13 1907 A 5 8 1908 A 0 0 1909 N 0 *14 1910 A 0 27 1911 A 3 21 1912 A 0 13 1913 H 7 0 1919 A 6 6 1932 A 6 7 1934 A 0 20 1935 H 7 12 1936 A 0 7 1937 H 14 9 1938 A 7 16 1939 H 6 0 1940 A 7 13 1941 A 0 9 1942 H 2 15 1943 A 0 54 1944 A 0 39 1945 H 7 61 1946 A 6 33 1947 H 13 28 1948 A 13 39 1949 H 6 28 1950 A 32 26 1951 A 20 39 1952 H 7 13 1954 A 7 19 1959 A 32 12 1960 H 14 26 1963 A 14 7 1964 A 26 21 1967 H 7 0

L L W L L L L T L L L L W T L L L L W L W L L L L L L L L L L W L L L W L W W W

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RUSHING RECORDS Season Rushing

Single-Game Rushing No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Player, Position, Opponent, Date Calvin Jones, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 Ken Clark, IB, vs. Okla. St., Oct. 15, 1988 Rick Berns, IB, vs. Missouri, Nov. 18, 1978 I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Okla. St., Nov. 6, 1982 Keith Jones, IB, at Colorado, Nov. 28, 1987 Keith Jones, IB, vs. Iowa St., Nov. 7, 1987 Dan Alexander, IB, vs. Northwestern Dec. 30, 2000 (Alamo Bowl; NU bowl record) 10. Roger Craig, IB, vs. Florida St., Sept. 19, 1981 Jammal Lord, QB, vs. Texas, Nov. 2, 2002

Yards 294 285 256 255 254 251 248 240 240

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Player, Position, Year Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (275 att., 29 TD) Ahman Green, IB, 1997 (278 att., 22 TD) Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (286 att., 16 TD) Mike Rozier, IB, 1982 (242 att., 15 TD) Ken Clark, IB, 1988 (232 att., 12 TD) Jammal Lord, QB, 2002 (251 att., 8 TD) Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950 (193 att., 19 TD) Derek Brown, IB, 1991 (230 att., 14 TD) I.M. Hipp, IB, 1977 (197 att., 10 TD) Dahrran Diedrick, IB, 2001 (233 att., 15 TD)

Career Rushing Yards 2,148 1,877 1,722 1,689 1,497 1,412 1,342 1,313 1,301 1,299

Game Records

Consecutive 100-Yard Games, Season

Attempts: *37; Cory Ross, IB, vs. Michigan State (Alamo Bowl), Dec. 29, 2003 (138 yards) Yards: 294; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (27 att.) Yards, Quarter: 136, Marlon Lucky, IB, vs. Nevada, Sept. 1, 2007 (3rd, 11 att.) Note: Ahman Green had 13 carries for 159 yards in the third quarter of 1998 Orange Bowl Yards, Half: 230, Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (1st, 26 att.) Yards Per Attempt: (min. 10 att.)—19.20; Craig Johnson, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978 (192 yards, 10 att.); (min. 20 att.)—11.70; Roger Craig, IB, vs. Florida State, Sept. 19, 1981 (234 yards, 20 att.); *12.00; Dan Alexander, IB, vs. Northwestern, Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2000 (240 yards, 20 att.); (min. 30 att.)—9.19; Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (285 yards, 31 att.) Touchdowns: 6; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 Players Gaining 100 Yards: 4; at Baylor, Oct. 13, 2001 (Thunder Collins, IB, 165; Dahrran Diedrick, IB, 137; Eric Crouch, QB, 132; Judd Davies, FB, 119) Yards Gained by Two Players: 396; Ken Clark, IB, (256) and Steve Taylor, QB, (140), vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 15, 1988 Long Nebraska Run: 95 (TD); Eric Crouch, QB, at Missouri, Sept. 29, 2001 Long Nebraska Run, No TD: 73; I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977

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Single-Game Rushing By Class Freshman: 294; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (27 att.) Sophomore: 254; I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 (28 att.) Junior: 256; Ken Clark, IB, vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 15, 1988 (27 att.) Senior: 285; Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (31 att.)

Progression of NU's Rushing Record Player, Pos., Opp., Date (Games Held) Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (203) Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (97) Rick Berns, IB, vs. Missouri, Nov. 18, 1978 (61) I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 (19) Rick Berns, IB, vs. Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1976 (5) Frank Solich, FB, at Air Force, Sept. 25, 1965 (136) Bobby Reynolds, HB, vs. Indiana, Sept. 30, 1950 (154) Bill Mueller, HB, at Kansas State, Oct. 8, 1949 (7) Bill Mueller, HB, vs. South Dakota, Sept. 24, 1949 (2)

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Player, Year Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (incl. four straight 200-yard games) Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 Ahman Green, IB, 1997 (incl. three straight 200-yard games) Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950

*Rozier and Green had 12 straight 100-yard games, including bowls.

Double 100-Yard Game Breakdown Total Games: 65 (62 by two players, 2 by three players and 1 by four players) Last Time: at Iowa State, Oct. 7, 2006, Cody Glenn, IB (148), Brandon Jackson, IB (116) First Time: vs. Missouri, Nov. 4, 1950, Bobby Reynolds, HB, (175), Ron Clark, HB, (129) Total Double 100-Yard Games vs. Big 12: 43 (1 triple, 1 quadruple) Total Double 100-Yard Games vs. Non-Conference: 22 (1 triple) Double 100-Yard Game Record: 64-1 (42-0 Home, 20-1 Away, 2-0 Neutral)

Rushing Season Attempts: 286; Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (1,722 yards, 12 games) Yards: 2,148; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (275 att., 12 games) Yards Per Attempt: (min. 100 att.)—8.33; Calvin Jones, IB, 1991 (900 yards, 108 att.); (min. 200 att.)—7.81; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (2,148 yards, 275 att.) Yards Per Game: 179.0, Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (2,148 yards, 12 games) Touchdowns: 29; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (12 games) Games Rushing for 100 Yards: 11; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983; Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994; Ahman Green, IB, 1997 Games Rushing for 200 Yards: 4; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 Consecutive 100-Yard Games: 11; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (games 2-12); Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (games 1-11); Ahman Green, IB, 1997 (games 2-12) Consecutive 200-Yard Games: 4; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (games 9-12)

Top Rushing Seasons by Position

I-Back: Mike Rozier (1983), 2,148 yards (275 att., 29 TD) Quarterback: Jammal Lord (2002), 1,412 yards (251 att., 8 TD) Fullback: Tom Rathman (1985), 881 yards (118 att., 8 TD)

Top Rushing Seasons by Class

Freshman: Ahman Green, IB (1995)*, 1,086 yards

100-Yard Rushing Games by Player Player 1. Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 2. Ahman Green, IB, 1995-97 3. Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-2001 4. Calvin Jones, IB, 1991-93 5. Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1993-95

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Player, Position, Years Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (668 att., 49 TD) Ahman Green, IB, 1995-97 (574 att., 42 TD) Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 (648 att., 59 TD) Calvin Jones, IB, 1991-93 (461 att., 40 TD) Ken Clark, IB, 1987-89 (494 att., 29 TD) I.M. Hipp, IB, 1977-79 (495 att., 21 TD) Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1993-95 (449 att., 30 TD) Dahrran Diedrick, IB, 1999-02 (502 att., 26 TD) Cory Ross, IB, 2002-05 (597 att., 16 TD) Derek Brown, IB, 1990-92 (458 att., 23 TD)

Yards 4,780 3,880 3,434 3,153 3,037 2,913 2,777 2,745 2,743 2,699

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(141 att., 13 TD) Sophomore: Lawrence Phillips, IB (1994), 1,722 yards (286 att., 16 TD) Junior: Ahman Green, IB (1997), 1,877 yards (278 att., 22 TD) Senior: Mike Rozier, IB (1983), 2,148 yards (275 att., 29 TD)

Rushing Career

Attempts: 668; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (4,780 yards) Yards: 4,780; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (668 att.) Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 att.): 7.16; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (NCAA record, 4,780 yards, 668 att.)

Yards Per Game: 136.6; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (35 games) Touchdowns: 59; Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 Games Rushing for 100 Yards: 26; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 Games Rushing for 200 Yards: 7; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 Yards Gained vs. One Opponent: 599; Ahman Green, IB, vs. Iowa State, 1995-97 (three games, 176 in 1995; 214 in 1996; 209 in 1997)

Rushing by Position

I-Backs/Halfbacks Attempts, Game: 37; Cory Ross, vs. Michigan State (Alamo Bowl), 2003 (138 yards)

Attempts, Season: 286; Lawrence Phillips, 1994 (1,722 yards) Attempts, Career: 668; Mike Rozier, 1981-83 (4,780 yards) Net Yards, Game: 294; Calvin Jones, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (27 att.) Net Yards, Season: 2,148; Mike Rozier, 1983 (275 att.) Net Yards, Career: 4,780; Mike Rozier, 1981-83 (668 att.) Touchdowns, Game: 6; Calvin Jones, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 Touchdowns, Season: 29; Mike Rozier, 1983 Touchdowns, Career: 49; Mike Rozier, 1981-83 Quarterbacks Attempts, Game: 30; Jammal Lord, at Texas A&M, Oct. 26, 2002 (159 yards)

Attempts, Season: 251; Jammal Lord, 2002 (1,412 yards) Attempts, Career: 648; Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (3,434 yards) Net Yards, Game: 234; Jammal Lord, vs. Texas, Nov. 2, 2002 (23 att.)

Net Yards, Season: 1,412, Jammal Lord, 2002 (251 att.) Net Yards, Career: 3,434; Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (648 att.) Touchdowns, Game: 4; Eric Crouch, vs. Iowa St., Oct. 6, 2001; Eric Crouch, QB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 4, 2000; Scott Frost, vs. Missouri, Nov. 8, 1997; Mickey Joseph, vs. Missouri, Oct. 13, 1990; Gerry Gdowski, vs. Iowa St., Oct. 28, 1989 Touchdowns, Season: 20; Eric Crouch, 2000 Touchdowns, Career: 59; Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (NCAA record)

Fullbacks Attempts, Game: 25; Jerry Brown, vs. Baylor, Nov. 17, 1956 (100 yards); Ken Kaelin, at Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1986 (126 yards)

Attempts, Season: 162; Dick Davis, 1967 (717 yards) Attempts, Career: 349; Dick Davis, 1966-68 (1,477 yards) Net Yards, Game: 204; Frank Solich, at Air Force, Sept. 25, 1965 (17 att.)

Net Yards, Season: 881; Tom Rathman, 1985 (118 att.) Net Yards, Career: 1,738; Andra Franklin, 1977-80 (324 att.) Note: Tony Davis gained 2,153 yards in 1973-75 on 501 att., but 1,145 yards were while playing I-back.

TDs, Game: 3; Joel Makovicka, vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 1997 Touchdowns, Season: 9; Mark Schellen, 1983; Joel Makovicka, 1997

Touchdowns, Career: 14; Judd Davies, 2000-03

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PASSING RECORDS Single-Game Passing

No. Player, Opponent, Date 1. Joe Ganz vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 2. Joe Ganz at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 3. Sam Keller vs. Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 4. Zac Taylor vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (2OT) 5. Joe Ganz at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 6. Zac Taylor vs. Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 7. Zac Taylor at Colorado, Nov. 25, 2005 8. Sam Keller vs. USC, Sept. 15, 2007 9. Joe Ganz, at Texas Tech, Oct. 11, 2008 (OT) 10. Joe Ganz, vs. Western Michigan, Aug. 30, 2008 Bowl Record: Joe Ganz vs. Clemson, Jan. 1, 2009 (Gator Bowl)

Yards 510 484 438 431 405 395 392 389 349 345

Season Passing No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Year (Comp.-Att.) Joe Ganz, 2008 (285-420) Zac Taylor, 2006 (233-391) Zac Taylor, 2005 (237-430) Sam Keller, 2007 (205-325) Zac Lee, 2009 (177-302) Dave Humm, 1972 (140-266) Vince Ferragamo, 1976 (145-254) Joe Dailey, 2004 (153-310) Jerry Tagge, 1971 (143-239) Tom Sorley, 1978 (102-172)

Yards 3,568 3,197 2,653 2,422 2,143 2,074 2,071 2,025 2,019 1,571

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Player, Years (Comp.-Att.-TD) Zac Taylor, 2005-06 (470-821-45) Joe Ganz, 2005-08 (381-585-44) Dave Humm, 1972-74 (353-637-41) Jerry Tagge, 1969-71 (348-581-32) Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (312-606-29) Tommie Frazier, 1992-95 (232-469-43) Turner Gill, 1980-83 (231-428-34) Vince Ferragamo, 1975-76 (224-389-32) Jammal Lord, 2000-03 (193-404-18) Steve Taylor, 1985-88 (184-404-30)

Yards 5,850 5,125 5,035 4,704 4,481 3,521 3,317 3,224 2,848 2,815

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Best Passing Game by Class

Freshman: 193; Eric Crouch, QB, vs. Arizona, Dec. 30, 1998 (Holiday Bowl) (12 of 28)

Passing Game Attempts: 58; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (31 comp.) Completions: 36; Zac Taylor, QB, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (55 att.); Sam Keller, QB, vs. USC, Sept. 15, 2007 (54 att.); Joe Ganz, QB, at Texas Tech, Oct. 11, 2008 (44 att.) Completion Percentage: (min. 10 att.)–91.67; Turner Gill, QB, vs. Kansas State, Oct. 16, 1982 (12 att., 11 comp.); (min. 20 att.)–85.19; Dave Humm, QB, at Kansas, Oct. 19, 1974 (27 att., 23 comp.) Yards: 510; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 Yards Per Attempt (min. 15 att.): 17.10; Joe Dailey, QB, vs. Baylor, Oct. 16, 2004 (342 yards, 20 att.) Yards Per Completion (min. 8 comp.): 26.33; Zac Taylor, QB, vs. Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 (395 yards, 15 comp.) Attempts, No Interceptions: 55; Zac Taylor, QB, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 Touchdowns: 7; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (40 att.; 30 comp.) Touchdown Percentage (min. 15 att.): 33.33; Steve Taylor, QB, vs. UCLA, Sept. 12, 1987 (15 att., 5 TD) NCAA Rating (min. 15 att.): 298.2; Steve Taylor, QB, vs. UCLA, Sept. 12, 1987 (15 att., 10 comp., 0 int., 217 yards, 5 TD) Long Nebraska Pass: 95 (TD); Fred Duda, QB, to Freeman White, SE, vs. Colorado, Oct. 23, 1965 Long Nebraska Pass, No TD: 78; Eric Crouch, QB, to Wilson Thomas, SE, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2001

Tommie Frazier, QB, 1992-95 (469 att., 43 TD)

NCAA Rating (min. 200 att.): 157.38; Joe Ganz, QB, 2005-08

(13 of 20) Junior: 510; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (30 of 40) Senior: 438; Sam Keller, QB, vs. Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 (29 of 37)

Consecutivity

Attempts: 430; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005 (237 comp.) Completions: 285; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (420 att.) Completion Percentage (min. 100 att.): 67.86;

Joe Ganz finished his career with 23 Nebraska records, including season records for passing yards and total offense. He also owns three of the top five passing games in school history.

Touchdowns: 45; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005-06 Touchdown Percentage (min. 200 att.): 9.17;

Sophomore: 342; Joe Dailey, QB, vs. Baylor, Oct. 16, 2004

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Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (420 att., 285 comp.) Yards: 3,568; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 Yards Per Game: 274.5; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (3,568 yards, 13 games) Yards Per Attempt (min. 100 att.): 9.75; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (136 att., 1,326 yards) Yards Per Completion (min. 50 comp.): 18.68; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (71 comp., 1,326 yards) Low Interception Percentage (min. 100 att.): 1.00; Tommie Frazier, QB, 1992 (100 att., 1 int.) Low Interception Percentage (min. 200 att.): 1.50; Scott Frost, QB, 1996 (200 att., 3 int.) Touchdowns: 26; Zac Taylor, QB, 2006 Touchdown Percentage (min. 100 att.): 13.97; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (136 att., 19 TD) NCAA Rating (min. 100 att.): 177.3; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (136 att., 71 comp., 2 int., 1,326 yards, 19 TD)

(585 att., 381 comp., 18 int., 5,125 yards, 44 TD)

Consecutive Completed Passes: 15; Dave Humm, QB, at Kansas, Oct. 19, 1974

Consecutive Attempts, No Interceptions: 155; Scott Frost, QB, Nov. 2, 1996-Oct. 4, 1997 (9 games)

Consecutive Games Throwing a Touchdown Pass: 11; Zac Taylor, QB, Oct. 1, 2005-Sept. 9, 2006 (games 4-12 in 2005, games 1-2 in 2006); Zac Taylor, QB, Sept. 23, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007 (games 4-14 in 2006); Joe Ganz, QB, Sept. 13, 2008-Jan. 1, 2009 (games 3-13 in 2008)

Best Passing Seasons by Class

Freshman: 727; Tommie Frazier, QB, 1992 (100 att., 44 comp., 9 games)

Sophomore: 2,074; Dave Humm, QB, 1972 (266 att., 140 comp., 11 games)

Junior: 2,653; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005 (430 att., 237 comp., 12 games)

Senior: 3,568; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (420 att., 285 comp., 13 games)

Passing Career

Attempts: 821; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005-06 (470 comp.) Completions: 470; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005-06 (821 att.) Completion Percentage (min. 200 att.): 65.13; Joe Ganz, QB, 2005-08 (585 att., 381 comp.)

Yards: 5,850; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005-06 Yards Per Game (min. 10 games): 225.0; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005-06

Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 att.): 8.76; Joe Ganz, QB, 2005-08 (585 att., 5,125 yards) Yards Per Completion (min. 100 comp.): 15.30; Steve Taylor, QB, 1985-88 (184 comp., 2,815 yards) Low Interception Percent (min. 200 att.): 1.95; Scott Frost, QB, 1996-97 (359 att., 7 int.)

All-American Tommie Frazier finished second in Heisman Trophy voting in 1995 and won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The native of Bradenton, Fla., led the Huskers to national titles in 1994 and 1995.

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TOTAL OFFENSE/RECEIVING RECORDS Single-Game Total Offense No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Player, Opponent, Date Joe Ganz vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 Joe Ganz at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 Zac Taylor vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (2OT) Sam Keller vs. Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 Joe Ganz at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 Zac Taylor at Colorado, Nov. 25, 2005 Zac Taylor vs. Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 (OT) Joe Ganz vs. Western Michigan, Aug. 30, 2008 9. Joe Ganz vs. Baylor, Oct. 25, 2008 10. Sam Keller vs. USC, Sept. 15, 2007 Bowl Record: Tommie Frazier vs. Florida Jan. 2, 1996 (Fiesta Bowl)

Season Total Offense No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Year (Rushing, Passing Yards) Joe Ganz, 2008 (258, 3,568) Zac Taylor, 2006 (-32, 3,197) Jammal Lord, 2002 (1,412, 1,362) Eric Crouch, 2001 (1,115, 1,510) Zac Taylor, 2005 (-41, 2,653) Sam Keller, QB, 2007 (-78, 2,422) Jerry Tagge, 1971 (314, 2,019) Scott Frost, 1997 (1,095, 1,237) Zac Lee, 2009 (171, 2,143) Jammal Lord, 2003 (948, 1,305)

Career Total Offense No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Years (Rushing, Passing Yards) Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (3,434, 4,481) Zac Taylor, 2005-06 (-73, 5,850) Tommie Frazier, 1992-95 (1,955, 3,521) Joe Ganz, 2005-08 (341, 5,125) Jammal Lord, 2000-03 (2,573, 2,848) Jerry Tagge, 1969-71 (579, 4,704) Dave Humm, 1972-74 (-8, 5,035) Steve Taylor, 1985-88 (2,125, 2,815) Mike Rozier, 1981-83 (4,780, 0) Turner Gill, 1980-83 (1,317, 3,317)

Yards 528 521 433 423 416 408 383 383 378 370 304 Total 3,826 3,165 2,774 2,625 2,612 2,344 2,333 2,332 2,314 2,253 Total 7,915 5,777 5,476 5,466 5,421 5,283 5,027 4,940 4,780 4,634

Total Offense Game

Attempts: 64; Joe Ganz, QB, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (6 rush, 58 pass, 521 total yards)

Yards: 528; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (18 rush, 510 pass)

Touchdowns: 7; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas St., Nov. 10, 2007 (7 pass)

Best Total Offense Games by Class

Freshman: 294; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (294 rush, 0 pass) Sophomore: 335; Joe Dailey, QB, vs. Baylor, Oct. 16, 2004 (-7 rush, 342 pass) Junior: 528; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (18 rush, 510 pass) Senior: 423; Sam Keller, QB, vs. Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 (438 pass, -15 rush)

Total Offense Season

Single-Game Receiving

No. Player, Opponent (Receptions) Yards 1. Matt Davison at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 1998 (10) 167 2. Chuck Malito at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1976 (4) 166 3. Guy Ingles vs. Okla. St., Oct. 25, 1969 (5) 163 4. Frantz Hardy vs. Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 (3) 159 5. Maurice Purify at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 158 6. Niles Paul at Kansas, Nov. 14, 2009 (4) 154 7. Frantz Hardy vs. Maine, Sept. 3, 2005 (7) 152 8. Dennis Richnafsky at Kansas St., Oct. 7, 1967 (14) 145 9. Niles Paul vs. Iowa State, Oct. 24, 2009 (6) 143 10. Frosty Anderson vs. Wisconsin, Sept. 29, 1973 (9)141 Bowl Record: Johnny Mitchell vs. Georgia Tech (5) Jan. 1, 1991 (Citrus Bowl) 138

Season Receiving No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Year (Receptions) Johnny Rodgers, 1972 (55) Nate Swift, 2008 (63) Johnny Rodgers, 1971 (53) Maurice Purify, 2007 (57) Niles Paul, 2009 (40) Todd Peterson, 2008 (62) Irving Fryar, 1983 (40) Marlon Lucky, 2007 (75) Johnny Rodgers, 1970 (35) Nate Swift, 2005 (45)

Career Receiving No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Years (Receptions, Touchdowns) Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 (143, 25 TD) Nate Swift, 2005-08 (166, 22 TD) Terrence Nunn, 2004-07 (136, 11 TD) Todd Peterson, 2005-08 (108, 13 TD) Matt Davison, 1997-00 (93, 6 TD) Maurice Purify, 2006-07 (91, 16 TD) Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 (135, 4 TD) Matt Herian, 2002-06 (53, 10 TD) Irving Fryar, 1981-83 (67, 11 TD) Guy Ingles, 1968-70 (74, 11 TD)

Yards 2,479 2,476 1,762 1,602 1,456 1,444 1,379 1,243 1,196 1,157

Career Receptions

Receiving Game

Receptions: 14; Dennis Richnafsky, SE, at Kansas State, Oct. 7, 1967 (145 yards)

Yards: 167; Matt Davison, SE, at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 1998 (10 rec.) Yards Per Reception (min. 4 rec.): 41.50; Chuck Malito, SE, at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1976 (4 rec., 166 yards)

Touchdowns: 3; Clarence Swanson, E, vs. Colorado State, Nov. 24, 1921; Johnny Rodgers, WB, vs. Minnesota, Sept. 18, 1971; Frosty Anderson, SE, at Minnesota, Oct. 6, 1973; Don Westbrook, WB, at Kansas, Oct. 19, 1974; Tom Banderas, TE, at Missouri, Oct. 31, 1987; Tracey Wistrom, TE, vs. Iowa, Sept. 23, 2000; Maurice Purify, WR, at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007; Frantz Hardy, WR, vs. Kansas St., Nov. 10, 2007; Maurice Purify, WR, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 Long Nebraska Reception: 95 (TD); Freeman White, SE, from Fred Duda, QB, vs. Colorado, Oct. 23, 1965 Long Nebraska Reception, No TD: 78; Wilson Thomas, SE, from Eric Crouch, QB, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2001

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Receptions 75 63 62 57 55 53 45 43 43 42

Player, Years Nate Swift, 2005-08 Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 Terrence Nunn, 2004-07 Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 Todd Peterson, 2005-08 Matt Davison, 1997-00 Maurice Purify, 2006-07 Jeff Kinney, 1969-71 Guy Ingles, 1968-70 Tim Smith, 1977-79

Receptions 166 143 136 135 108 93 91 82 74 72

Sept. 18, 1971; Frosty Anderson, at Minnesota, Oct. 6, 1973; Maurice Purify, WR, at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007; Frantz Hardy, WR, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007; Maurice Purify, WR, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 Touchdowns, Season: 11; Johnny Rodgers, 1971 Touchdowns, Career: 25; Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 Tight Ends

Receptions, Game: 8; Matt Herian, vs. Southern Miss,

Running Backs

Junior: 13; Marlon Lucky, IB, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 20, 2007

Freshman: 9; Nate Swift, WR, at Missouri, Oct. 22, 2005 (135 yards); vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 29, 2005 (116 yards)

Senior: 14; Dennis Richnafsky, SE, at Kansas St., Oct. 7, 1967 (145 yards)

Receptions, Game: 13; Marlon Lucky, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 20, 2007 (125 yards)

Best Pass Receptions by Position

Receptions, Season: 75; Marlon Lucky, 2007 (705 yards) Receptions, Career: 135; Marlon Lucky, 2005-08

Receptions, Game: 14; Dennis Richnafsky, at Kansas State,

Yards Gained, Game: 131; Cory Ross, vs. Iowa State,

Wide Receivers

Oct. 7, 1967 (145 yards)

Receptions, Season: 63; Nate Swift, 2008 (941 yards) Receptions, Career: 166; Nate Swift, 2005-08 (2,476 yards) Yards Gained, Game: 167; Matt Davison, at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 1998 (10 rec.)

Yards Gained, Season: 942; Johnny Rodgers, 1972 (55 rec.) Yards Gained, Career: 2,479; Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 (143 rec.) Touchdowns, Game: 3; Johnny Rodgers, vs. Minnesota,

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Player, Year Marlon Lucky, 2007 Nate Swift, 2008 Todd Peterson, 2008 Maurice Purify, 2007 Johnny Rodgers, 1972 Johnny Rodgers, 1971 Nate Swift, 2005 Terrence Nunn, 2005 Cory Ross, 2005 10. Terrence Nunn, 2006

(125 yards)

Best Total Offense Seasons by Class

2005-08 (24 games, 5,466 yards)

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Oct. 10, 1998 (167 yards)

Sophomore: 10; Matt Davison, SE, at Texas A&M,

Touchdowns: 88; Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 (59 rush, 29 pass)

Receptions 14 13 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9

Sept. 11, 2004 (71 yards); Dennis Morrison vs. Colorado, Oct. 22, 1966 Receptions, Season: 32; Mike McNeill, 2008 (442 yards) Receptions, Career: 65; Matt Herian, 2002-06 (1,243 yards) Yards Gained, Game: 137; Johnny Mitchell, vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 29, 1991 (7 rec.) Note: Johnny Mitchell caught five passes for 138 yards vs. Georgia Tech in the 1991 Citrus Bowl Yards Gained, Season: 560; Junior Miller, 1978 (30 rec.) Yards Gained, Career: 1,243; Matt Herian, 2002-06 (65 rec.) Touchdowns, Game: 3; Tracey Wistrom, vs. Iowa, Sept. 23, 2000; Tom Banderas, at Missouri, Oct. 31, 1987 Touchdowns, Season: 7; Junior Miller, 1979; Todd Millikan, 1988; Johnny Mitchell, 1990; Gerald Armstrong, 1992 Touchdowns, Career: 14; Todd Millikan, 1985-88

(13 games, 3,568 yards) Touchdowns: 32; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (13 rush, 19 pass)

Attempts: 1,254; Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 (648 rush, 606 pass) Yards: 7,915; Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 (3,434 rush, 4,481 pass) Yards Per Game (min. 22 games): 227.8; Joe Ganz, QB,

Player, Date Dennis Richnafsky, SE, Oct. 7, 1967 Marlon Lucky, IB, Oct. 20, 2007 Maurice Purify, WR, Nov. 23, 2007 Marlon Lucky, IB, Sept. 22, 2007 Nate Swift, WR, Oct. 25, 2008 6. Matt Davison, SE, Oct. 10, 1998 Johnny Rodgers, WB, Nov. 14, 1971 8. Cory Ross, IB, Nov. 25, 2005 Nate Swift, WR, Oct. 29, 2005 Nate Swift, WR, Oct. 22, 2005 Frosty Anderson, SE, Sept. 29, 1973 Johnny Rodgers, WB, Nov. 11, 1972 Jeff Kinney, HB, Oct. 18, 1969

Single-Season Receptions

Best Pass Reception Games by Class

Total Offense Career

No. 1. 2. 3.

Yards 942 941 872 814 796 786 780 705 665 641

Attempts: 512; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (92 rush, 420 pass) Yards: 3,826; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (258 rush, 3,568 pass) Yards Per Game: 294.3; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008

Freshman: 1,126; Tommie Frazier, QB, 1992 (399 rush, 727 pass) Sophomore: 2,158; Eric Crouch, QB, 1999 (889 rush, 1,269 pass) Junior: 2,774; Jammal Lord, QB, 2002 (1,412 rush, 1,362 pass) Senior: 3,826; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (258 rush, 3,568 pass)

Single-Game Receptions

(1,379 yards)

Oct. 1, 2005 (8 rec.)

Yards Gained, Season: 705; Marlon Lucky, 2007 (75 rec.) Yards Gained, Career: 1,379; Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 (135 rec.) Touchdowns, Game: 2; Ahman Green, vs. Kansas State, Oct. 21, 1995; Cory Ross vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005

Touchdowns, Season: 4; Dick Hutton, 1948; Kent McCloughan, 1964

Touchdowns, Career: 6; Dick Hutton, 1946-48

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SCORING/ALL PURPOSE RECORDS Scoring Game

Season Scoring

Points: 36; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (6 TD) Touchdowns: 7; Harvey Rathbone, FB, vs. Haskell,

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Player, Position, Year Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (29 TD) Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950 (22 TD, 25 PAT) Ahman Green IB, 1997 (22 TD) Eric Crouch, QB, 2000 (20 TD) Eric Crouch, QB, 2001 (19 TD, 1 PAT) Kris Brown, PK, 1997 (62 PAT, 18 FG) 7. Scott Frost, QB, 1997 (19 TD) 8. Alex Henery, PK, 2008 (56 PAT, 18 FG) Alex Henery, PK, 2009 (38 PAT, 24 FG) 10. Eric Crouch, QB, 1999 (17 TD) Mike Rozier, IB, 1982 (17 TD) Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1972 (17 TD) Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1971 (17 TD)

Nov. 24, 1910 (Touchdowns were worth 5 points) Points By Kicking: 22; Dale Klein, PK, at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (7 FG, 1 PAT) Conversions: 17; Owen Frank, B, vs. Haskell, Nov. 24, 1910 Field Goals: 7; Dale Klein, PK, at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (7 att., NCAA record) Field Goal Attempts: 7; Dale Klein, PK, at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (7 made, NCAA record) Most Field Goals Missed: 4; Byron Bennett, PK, at Arizona State, Sept. 28, 1991 Long Nebraska Field Goal Made: 57; Alex Henery, PK, vs. Colorado, Nov. 28, 2008 Long Rushing Touchdown: 95; Eric Crouch, QB, at Missouri, Sept. 29, 2001 Long Receiving Touchdown: 95; Freeman White, SE, from Fred Duda, vs. Colorado, Oct. 23, 1965

Career Scoring No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Scoring Season

Points: 174; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 Points Per Game: 17.4; Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950 (9 games, 157 points)

Touchdowns: 29; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 Points By Kicking: 116; Kris Brown, PK, 1997 Conversions: 62; Kris Brown, PK, 1997 (62 att.) Conversion Attempts: 62; Kris Brown, PK, 1997 (62 made) PAT Kicks, No Misses: 62; Kris Brown, PK, 1997 (62 att.) Field Goals: 24; Alex Henery, PK, 2009 (28 att.) Field Goal Attempts: 28; Alex Henery, PK, 2009 (24 made)

High Field-Goal Percent (min. 5 att.): 100.0; Alex Henery, PK, 2007 (8-8)

Perfect PAT Seasons (min. 20 att.): 1985: Dale Klein, PK, (38-38); 1987: Chris Drennan, PK, (53-53); 1988: Gregg Barrios, PK, (24-24); 1989: Gregg Barrios, PK, (57-57); 1997: Kris Brown, PK, (62-62); 2000: Josh Brown, PK, (60-60); 2002: Josh Brown, PK, (46-46); 2003: David Dyches, PK (32-32); 2007: Alex Henery, PK, (45-45); 2009: Alex Henery, PK (38-38).

Ahman Green owns Nebraska's freshman record for all-purpose yardage with 1,259 yards in 1995. Green ranks third in Husker history with 4,280 career all-purpose yards.

All-Purpose Yards Game

Attempts: 41; Brandon Jackson, IB, vs. Colorado,

Points Scored in a Season By Class

Nov. 24, 2006 (190 yards)

Freshman: 97; Kris Brown, PK, 1995 (58 PAT, 13 FG) Sophomore: 157; Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950 (22 TD, 25 PAT) Junior: 132; Ahman Green, IB, 1997 (22 TD) Senior: 174; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (29 TD)

Yards: 298; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (28 att.) Yards Per Attempt (min. 15 att.): 16.63; Johnny Rodgers,

Scoring Career

Freshman: 298; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991

Points: 388; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 Points Per Game: 9.2; Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950-52 (23 games, 211 points) Touchdowns: 61; Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 Points By Kicking: 388; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (217 PAT, 57 FG) Conversions: 217; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (222 att.) Conversion Attempts: 222; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (217 made) Conversion Percentage (min. 80 att.): 99.0; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-present (101-102) Consecutive Conversions Made: 114; Kris Brown, PK, Nov. 16, 1996-Nov. 14, 1998 (125 including 11-11 in two bowl games) Field Goals: 57; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (77 att.) Field Goal Attempts: 77; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (57 made) Field-Goal Percentage (min. 10 att.): 87.7; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-present (50-57) Consecutive Field Goals Made: 17; Kris Brown, PK, Sept. 20, 1997-Sept. 12, 1998 Consecutive Field Goals Made to Start Career: 12; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-08

WB, at Colorado, Nov. 4, 1972 (16 att., 266 yards)

All-Purpose Yard Games By Class (28 att.)

Sophomore: 284; I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 (29 att.)

Junior: 266; Marlon Lucky, IB, vs. Nevada, Sept. 1, 2007 (33 att.)

Senior: 289; Rick Berns, IB, vs. Missouri, Nov. 18, 1978 (39 att.)

All-Purpose Yards Season

Attempts: 308; Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (1,894 yards) Yards: 2,486; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (296 att.) Yards Per Attempt (min. 100 att.): 15.02; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1971 (132 att., 1,983 yards)

All-Purpose Yard Seasons By Class

Freshman: 1,259; Ahman Green, IB, 1995 (157 att.) Sophomore: 1,894; Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (308 att.) Junior: 1,983; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1971 (132 att.) Senior: 2,486; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (296 att.)

All-Purpose Yards Career

Attempts: 708; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (5,445 yards) Yards: 5,586; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72 (406 att.) Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 att.): 13.76; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72 (406 att., 5,586 yards)

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Points 174 157 132 120 116 116 114 110 110 102 102 102 102

Player, Position, Years Points Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (217 PAT, 57 FG) 388 Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 (61 TD, 1 PAT) 368 Josh Brown, PK, 1999-02 (186 PAT, 43 FG) 315 Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (52 TD) 312 Alex Henery, PK, 2007-present (139 PAT, 50 FG) 289 Ahman Green, IB, 1995-97 (45 TD) 270 Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72 (44 TD) 264 Calvin Jones, IB, 1991-93 (42 TD) 252 Tommie Frazier, QB, 1992-95 (36 TD, 3 PAT) 222 Byron Bennett, PK, 1990-93 (150 PAT, 24 FG) 222

Single-Game All-Purpose No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Player, Opponent, Date, Attempts Calvin Jones at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (28) Rick Berns vs. Missouri, Nov. 18, 1978 (39) Mike Rozier vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (32) I.M. Hipp vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 (29) Marlon Lucky vs. Nevada, Sept. 1, 2007 (33) Johnny Rodgers at Colorado, Nov. 4, 1972 (16) 7. Ken Clark vs. Okla. St., Oct. 15, 1988 (27) 8. Tyrone Hughes at Kansas St., Oct. 6, 1990 (11) Keith Jones at Colorado, Nov. 28, 1987 (16) Mike Rozier vs. Okla. St., Nov. 6, 1982 (33)

Yards 298 289 285 284 266 266 256 251 251 251

Season All-Purpose No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Year (Attempts) Mike Rozier, 1983 (296) Johnny Rodgers, 1972 (160) Johnny Rodgers, 1971 (132) Ahman Green, 1997 (278) Lawrence Phillips, 1994 (308) Mike Rozier, 1982 (252) Marlon Lucky, 2007 (282) Niles Paul, 2009 (97) Bobby Reynolds, 1950 (212) Johnny Rodgers, 1970 (114)

Yards 2,486 2,011 1,983 1,982 1,894 1,790 1,743 1,697 1,631 1,592

Career All-Purpose No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Years (Attempts) Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 (406) Mike Rozier, 1981-83 (708) Ahman Green, 1995-97 (574) Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 (672) Cory Ross, 2002-05 (675) Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (651) Calvin Jones, 1991-93 (485) Josh Davis, 2000-03 (307) Jeff Kinney, 1969-71 (622) Ken Clark, 1987-89 (508)

Yards 5,586 5,445 4,280 4,214 3,559 3,543 3,457 3,427 3,385 3,242

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SPECIAL TEAMS/DEFENSE RECORDS Longest Punts 1. 2. 3. 4.

Mike Stigge vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 10, 1992 Sam Koch vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 17, 2005 Kyle Larson at Texas, Nov. 1, 2003 Sam Koch vs. Wake Forest, Sept. 10, 2005 Alex Henery at Virginia Tech, Sept. 19, 2009 6. Jesse Kosch vs. Arizona State, Sept. 16, 1995 7. Dan Hadenfeldt vs. California, Nov. 26, 1999 Darin Erstad at Oklahoma, Nov. 25, 1994 9. Kyle Larson vs. Troy State, Oct. 4, 2003 Kyle Larson vs. Utah State, Sept. 7, 2002 Bowl Game: Grant Campbell vs. Clemson, Jan. 1, 1982 (Orange Bowl)

Longest Punt Returns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Bobby Newcombe vs. Missouri, Sept. 30, 2000 Johnny Rodgers at Oklahoma State, Oct. 23, 1971 DeJuan Groce vs. Missouri, Oct. 12, 2002 Nate Swift vs. Virginia Tech, Sept. 27, 2008 Dave Butterfield vs. TCU, Sept. 25, 1976 Pat Fischer vs. Oklahoma State, Nov. 12, 1960 DeJuan Groce vs. Troy State, Aug. 31, 2002 Irving Fryar at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1982 Ron Clark at Penn State, Oct. 15, 1949 Don Bloom vs. Kansas State, Nov. 6, 1948 Bowl Game: Johnny Rodgers vs. Alabama, Jan. 1, 1972 (Orange Bowl)

Punting Game 87 84 80 76 76 74 73 73 71 71 62

Punts: 18; Paul Dobson, vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 28, 1918 Average (min. 3 punts): 57.6; Dan Hadenfeldt, vs. Colorado, Nov. 26, 1999 (7 punts, 403 yards)

Long Nebraska Punt: 87; Mike Stigge, vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 10, 1992

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1. Owen Frank vs. Kansas State, Oct. 14, 1911 2. Ron Clark at Kansas State, Oct. 8, 1949 3. Joe Walker vs. Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 Tyrone Hughes at Kansas State, Oct. 6, 1990 5. Keith Jones vs. Kansas, Nov. 16, 1985 Johnny Rodgers vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 25, 1971 7. Cortney Grixby vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 8. Mike Rozier at Kansas State, Nov. 7, 1981 9. Pat Fischer vs. Penn State, Sept. 20, 1958 Bob Smith at Missouri, Oct. 27, 1951 Bowl Game: Willie Ross vs. Miami, Dec. 15, 1962 (Gotham Bowl)

Season Tackles No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Player, Position, Year Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2003 Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2004 Lee Kunz, WLB, 1977 Jerry Murtaugh, SLB, 1970 Clete Pillen, SLB, 1976 Demorrio Williams, WLB, 2003 Mike Knox, WLB, 1983 Clete Pillen, WLB, 1975 9. Lee Kunz, WLB, 1978 10. Wayne Meylan, MG, 1967

Career Tackles No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player, Position, Years Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2001-04 Jerry Murtaugh, SLB, 1968-70 Mike Brown, ROV, 1996-99 Lee Kunz, SLB, 1976-78 Clete Pillen, LB, 1974-76 Steve Damkroger, SLB, 1979-82 Ed Stewart, LB, 1991-94 Marc Munford, WLB, 1983-86 Jim Wightman, WLB, 1975-77 Trev Alberts, OLB, 1990-93

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Punt Return Career

Defense Season

(3,302 yards, 71 punts)

Punting Career

1997-00 (4,632 yards, 104 punts)

Punt Return Game

Returns: 9; Dana Stephenson, CB/P, at TCU, Oct. 25, 1967 (68 yards)

Yards: 170; Johnny Rodgers, WB, at Oklahoma State, Oct. 23, 1971 (7 ret.)

Yards Per Return (min. 3 ret.): 37.00; Larry Wachholtz, S, vs. Colorado, Oct. 23, 1965 (3 ret., 111 yards)

Touchdowns: 2; DeJuan Groce, RCB, vs. Troy State, Aug. 31, 2002 (83 and 72 yards)

Long Nebraska Punt Return: 94 (TD); Bobby Newcombe, SE, at Colorado, Oct. 30, 1993

Punt Return Season

Returns: 43; DeJuan Groce, RCB, 2002 (732 yards) Yards: 732; DeJuan Groce, RCB, 2002 (43 ret.) Yards Per Return (min. 10 ret.): 20.33; Bobby Newcombe, WB, 1997 (12 returns, 244 yards)

Returns: 98; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72 (1,515 yards) Yards: 1,515; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72 (98 ret.) Yards Per Return: 18.33; Pat Fischer, HB, 1958-60 (30 ret., 550 yards)

Tackles 149 143 141 132 129 128 125 125 120 119

Tackles 432 342 287 276 273 269 257 256 254 248

Nov. 25, 1971

Touchdowns: 4; DeJuan Groce, RCB, 2002

Punts: 77; Alex Henery, 2009 (41.4 avg.) Average (min. 30 punts): 46.51; Sam Koch, 2005

Long Nebraska Punt Return, No TD: 68; Corey Dixon, 105 100 99 99 98 98 94 93 92 92

vs. Kansas State, Oct. 23, 2004

Assisted Tackles: 19; Rich Glover, MG, at Oklahoma, 1985 (40 yards); Jared Crick, DT, at Baylor, Oct. 31, 2009 (28 yards); Ndamukong Suh, DT, vs. Texas, Dec. 5, 2009 (22 yards) Yards: 46; Sherwin Jarmon, DE, vs. Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1969 Sacks: 5; Jared Crick, DT, at Baylor, Oct. 31, 2009 (24 yards) Yards: 37; Jim Skow, RT, vs. Kansas St., Nov. 2, 1985 (3 sacks) Fumble Recoveries: 3; Broderick Thomas, OLB, at Colorado, Oct. 25, 1986 Fumble Returns for TD: 1; many times, most recently Daniel Bullocks, SS, vs. Wake Forest, Sept. 10, 2005 (30 yards) Long Fumble Return: 74 yards; Ralph Brown, RCB, at Kansas State, Nov. 14, 1998 Passes Broken Up: 7; Ralph Brown, RCB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 29, 1996 Pass Interceptions: 3; Dana Stephenson, RCB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 1, 1969; Joe Blahak, LCB, vs. Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1970; Ric Lindquist, LCB, at Kansas St., Nov. 10, 1979; Matt O'Hanlon, FS, vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 7, 2009 INT Returns for TD: 1; many times, most recently Matt O'Hanlon at Colorado, Nov. 27, 2009 (20 yards) Long Nebraska INT Return, TD: 95; Willie Greenlaw, DB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 12, 1955; Bill Kosch, S, vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 25, 1971 Long Nebraska INT Return, No TD: *68; Bret Clark, S, vs. Minnesota, Sept. 15, 1984 Total INT Return Yards: 116; Joe Blahak, LCB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 14, 1970 (3 int.); Bill Kosch, S, vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 25, 1971 (2 int.) Blocked Kicks: 2; Kyle Vanden Bosch, RE, vs. Texas A&M, Nov. 6, 1999 (2 FG); Barron Miles, CB, vs. Pacific, 1994 (2 punts); Lannie Hopkins, ROV, vs. Kansas, 2002 (2 punts)

Punting Season

WB, vs. Missouri, Sept. 30, 2000

Longest Kickoff Returns

Total Tackles: 30; Clete Pillen, SLB, vs. Okla. St., Nov. 6, 1976 Unassisted Tackles: 16; Barrett Ruud, MLB,

Tackles for Loss: 7; Jim Skow, RT, vs. Missouri, Oct. 19,

Punts: 195; Kyle Larson, 2001-02-03 (43.67 avg.) Average (min. 100 punts): 44.54; Dan Hadenfeldt, 94 92 89 88 87 84 83 82 82 82

Defense Game

Touchdowns: 7; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72

Kick Return Game

Returns: 7; Josh Davis, IB, at Kansas State, Nov. 16, 2002 (186 yards); Joe Walker, ROV, at Missouri, Nov. 8, 1997 (185 yards); Cortney Grixby, CB, vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 13, 2007 (161 yards); Cortney Grixby, CB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (107 yards); Niles Paul, WR, at Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 2008 (145 yards) Yards: 186; Josh Davis, IB, at Kansas St., Nov. 16, 2002 (7 returns) Yards Per Return (min. 3 ret.): 51.0; Tyrone Hughes, WB, at Kansas St., Oct. 6, 1990 (3 ret., 153 yards) Touchdowns: 1; by several players, most recently Niles Paul, WR, vs. San Jose State, Sept. 6, 2008 (85 yards) Long Nebraska Kickoff Return: 105; Owen Frank, B, vs. Kansas State, Oct. 14, 1911; Modern record: 100; Ron Clark, HB, at Kansas State, Oct. 8, 1949

Kick Return Season

Returns: 45; Cortney Grixby, CB, 2007 (1,094 yards) Yards: 1,094; Cortney Grixby, CB, 2007 (45 ret.) Yards Per Return (min. 5 ret.): 33.71; Pat Fischer, HB, 1958 (7 ret., 236 yards)

Touchdowns: 1; by several players, most recently Niles Paul, WR, 2008

Total Tackles: 149; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2003 Unassisted Tackles: 86; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2004 Assisted Tackles: 95; Lee Kunz, SLB, 1977 Tackles for Loss: 25; Jim Skow, RT, 1985 (163 yards) Yards: 163; Jim Skow, RT, 1985 (25 tackles) Sacks: 15; Jim Skow, RT, 1985 (139 yards); Trev Alberts, OLB, 1993 (88 yards) Yards: 139; Jim Skow, RT, 1985 (15 sacks) Fumble Recoveries: 6; Broderick Thomas, OLB, 1986 Returns for Touchdown: 1; many times, most recently Daniel Bullocks, SS, 2005 Passes Broken Up: 17; DeJuan Groce, RCB, 2000 Pass Interceptions: 10; Josh Bullocks, FS, 2003 Returns for Touchdown: 3; Dave Mason, M, 1971 Total INT Return Yards: 187; Daniel Bullocks, SS, 2004 (5 INT) Blocked Kicks: 4; Barron Miles, CB, 1994 (4 punts)

Defense Career

Total Tackles: 432; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2001-04 Unassisted Tackles: 218; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2001-04 Assisted Tackles: 214; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2001-04 Tackles for Loss: 58.5; Grant Wistrom, RE, 1994-97 (260 yards) Yards: 288; Jim Skow, RT, 1983-85 (44 tackles) Sacks: 29.5; Trev Alberts, OLB, 1990-93 (196 yards) Yards: 223; Jim Skow, RT, 1983-84-85 (26 sacks) Fumble Recoveries: 9; Ron Pruitt, LT, 1973-76 Passes Broken Up: 50; Ralph Brown, RCB, 1996-99 Pass Interceptions: 14; Dana Stephenson, RCB, 1967-69 Returns for Touchdown: 3; Dave Mason, M, 1969-71; Joe Walker, ROV, 1997-00

Total INT Return Yards: 253; Ralph Brown, RCB, 1996-99 (11 INT)

Kick Return Career

Blocked Kicks: 7; Barron Miles, CB, 1992-94 (7 punts)

Returns: 92; Josh Davis, IB, 2000-03 (2,265 yards) Yards: 2,265; Josh Davis, IB, 2000-03 (92 ret.) Yards Per Return (min. 10 ret.): 28.29; Tyrone Hughes, WB, 1989-92 (51 ret., 1,443 yards)

Touchdowns: 1; by several players, most recently Niles Paul, WR, 2007-present

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TEAM RECORDS Team Rushing Yards, Game No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Opponent, Date, Attempts New Mexico State, Sept. 18, 1982 (78 att.) at Baylor, Oct. 13, 2001 (73 att.) Iowa State, Nov. 4, 1995 (68 att.) Utah State, Sept. 7, 1991 (77 att.) Iowa State, Nov. 7, 1987 (70 att.) at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (55 att.) Oklahoma State, Oct. 15, 1988 (60 att.) Pacific, Sept. 23, 1995 (70 att.) Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (66 att.) at Iowa State, Nov. 5, 1988 (68 att.)

Team Passing Yards, Game No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Opponent, Date (Comp.-Att.) Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (31-43) at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (31-58) Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 (29-37) Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (2OT) (36-55) at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 (25-50) Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 (OT) (15-33) at Colorado, Nov. 25, 2005 (27-48) USC, Sept. 15, 2007 (36-54) at Kansas, Oct. 21, 1972 (19-38) Arkansas State, Sept. 12, 2009 (30-41)

Yards 677 641 624 617 604 595 570 569 567 566

2009 (24-28)

Safeties: 3; 1989, 1999

First Downs, Game

Total: 44; vs. Utah St., Sept. 7, 1991 (NCAA record) By Rush: 36; vs. New Mexico St., Sept. 18, 1982 (NCAA record) By Pass: 24; vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (2OT) By Penalty: 6; vs. USC, Sept. 20, 1969; vs. Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998; vs. USC, Sept. 15, 2007

Yards 519 484 438 431 405 395 392 389 360 358

Team Total Offense Yards, Game No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

High 2PATs, Made (since 1958): 11; 1962 (20 att.) High 2PATs, Attempted (since 1958): 20; 1962 (11 made) Field Goals Made: 24; 2009 (28 att.) Field Goals Attempted: 28; 2009 (24 made) High Field Goal Pct. (min. 10 att.): 85.7; 1997, 2008 (18-21),

Opponent, Date (Rush-Pass-Attempts) Yards New Mexico St., Sept. 18, 1982 (677-206-104) 883 at Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978 (516-283-77) 799 at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (595-195-70) 790 Utah State, Sept. 7, 1991 (617-170-98) 787 Iowa State, Nov. 4, 1995 (624-152-89) 776 Pacific, Sept. 23, 1995 (569-162-106) 731 Kansas State, Oct. 7, 1989 (542-181-87) 723 Colorado, Oct. 10, 1981 (541-173-90) 719 Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (183-519-80) 702 Pacific, Sept. 24, 1994 (510-189-81) 699

Scoring, Game

High: 119; vs. Haskell (0), Nov. 24, 1910 Modern era: 84; at Minnesota (13), Sept. 17, 1983

Low: 0; 99 times, most recently at Arizona State (19), Sept. 21, 1996

First Half: 63; vs. Arizona St., Sept. 16, 1995

First Downs, Season

Total: 329; 1982 (Low: 56; 1947) By Rush: 249; 1982 (Low: 42; 1947) By Pass: 184; 2007 (Low: 12; 1947) By Penalty: 26; 2005 (Low: 1; 1946)

Rushing, Game

High Yards: 677; vs. New Mexico St., Sept. 18, 1982 (78 att.)

vs. Colorado, Nov. 18, 1961

High Completion Pct. (min. 15 att.): 85.19; at Kansas, Oct. 19, 1974 (23-27)

Low Completion Pct. (min. 15 att.): 17.65; three times, most recently, at Iowa State, Nov. 9, 1957 (3-17)

High Yards Per Attempt (min. 15 att.): 17.1; vs. Baylor, Oct. 16, 2004 (342 yards/20 att.)

Low Yards Per Attempt (min. 15 att.): 0.59; at Penn St., Oct. 15, 1949 (10 yards/17 att.)

High Yards Per Completion (min. 10 comp.): 28.30; at Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978 (283 yards/10 comp.)

Low Yards Per Completion (min. 10 comp.): 5.33; at Minnesota, Oct. 2, 1948 (64 yards/12 comp.)

High Attempts, No INT: 55; vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 High Interceptions: 5; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 (42 att.); vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 1954 (23 att.)

Rushing, Season

High Yards: 3,886; 2007 (296 comp., 481 att.) Low Yards: 321; 1960 (24 comp., 72 att.) High Yards Per Game: 323.8; 2007 (3,886 yards/12 games) Low Yards Per Game: 32.1; 1960 (321 yards/10 games) High Attempts: 481; 2007 (296 comp.) Low Attempts: 72; 1960 (24 comp.) High Completions: 296; 2007 (481 att.) Low Completions: 24; 1960 (72 att.) High Completion Pct.: 68.13; 2008 (295 comp., 433 att.) Low Completion Pct.: 28.57; 1947 High Yards Per Attempt: 9:09; 1978 (1,800 yards/198 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt: 3.91; 1959 (395 yards/101 att.) High Yards Per Completion: 19.64; 1989 (1,080 yards/55 comp.) Low Yards Per Completion: 11.16; 1958 (413 yards/37 comp.) High Interceptions: 23; 2004 (322 att.) Low Interceptions: 3; 1989 (168 att.); 1996 (222 att.) High INT Pct.: 17.82; 1957 (18 INT/101 att.) Low INT Pct.: 1.35; 1996 (3 INT/222 att.) High Touchdowns: 32; 2006 (411 att.) Low Touchdowns: 1; 1957 (101 att.); 1960 (72 att.) High Touchdown Pct.: 13.69; 1989 (168 att./23 TD) Low Touchdown Pct.: 0.99; 1957 (101 att./1 TD) High NCAA Pass Efficiency: 166.9; 1989 (168-83-3/1,518/23) Low NCAA Pass Efficiency: 35.9; 1957 (101-33-18/428/1)

High Yards: 4,820; 1983 (724 att.) Low Yards: 918; 1947 (315 att.) High Yards Per Game: 401.7; 1983 (4,820 yards/12 games) Low Yards Per Game: 96.0; 2005 (1,152 yards/12 games) High Attempts: 762; 1982 (4,732 yards) Low Attempts: 315; 1947 (918 yards) High Yards Per Attempt: 7.01; 1995 (4,398 yards/627 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt: 2.57; 1958 (1,135 yards/442 att.) High Yards Lost: 580; 1951 Low Yards Lost: 157; 1974 Touchdowns: 66; 1983, 1997 (Low: 3; 1958)

vs. Kansas, Oct. 26, 1996

Third Quarter: 48; vs. Colorado, Oct. 22, 1983 Fourth Quarter: 30; at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1982 Victory Margin: 119; vs. Haskell (119-0), Nov. 24, 1910 Modern era: 71; at Minnesota (84-13), Sept. 17, 1983 Defeat Margin: 60; at Texas Tech (10-70), Oct. 9, 2004 Touchdowns: 12; at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 PATs, Kick: 11; at Army, Sept. 23, 1972;

1985 (15 att./4 INT)

Touchdowns: 7; vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (43 att.) Touchdown Pct. (min. 15 att.): 33.33; vs. UCLA, Sept. 12, 1987; at Missouri, Oct. 31, 1987 (both 15 att./5 TD)

High NCAA Pass Efficiency (min. 15 att.): 298.2; vs. UCLA, Sept. 12, 1987 (15-10-0/217/5)

Low NCAA Pass Efficiency (min. 15 att.): -24.5; at Penn State, Oct. 15, 1949 (17-3-4/10/0)

Passing, Season

Total Offense, Game

vs. Arizona St., Sept. 16, 1995; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1997 2PATs, Made: 5; at Kansas, Nov. 10, 1962 (5 att.) 2PATs, Attempted: 5; at Kansas, Nov. 10, 1962 (5 att.) Field Goals, Made: 7; at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (ties NCAA record, 7 att.) Field Goals, Attempted: 7; at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (ties NCAA record, 7 made) Safeties: 1; several games, most recently, vs. Baylor, Oct. 25, 2008 Quickest Score: 0:07; Terrell Farley, 21-yard fumble return at Texas Tech, Oct. 19, 1996

High Yards: 883; New Mexico St., Sept. 18, 1982 (677 rush, 206 pass)

Low Yards: 15; at Penn St., Oct. 15, 1949 (5 rush, 10 pass) High Attempts: 108; at Missouri, Oct. 9, 1971 (73 rush, 35 pass) Low Attempts: 35; three times, most recently, vs. Colorado, Nov. 18, 1961 (23 rush, 12 pass)

High Yards, Half: 508 (1st); vs. Arizona St., Sept. 16, 1995 (284 rush, 224 pass)

High Yards Per Attempt: 11.29; at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (790 yards/70 att.)

Low Yards Per Attempt: 0.29; at Penn St., Oct. 15, 1949 (15 yards/52 att.)

Scoring, Season

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(31 comp., 43 att.)

Low Yards: -3; at Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1986 (1 comp., 9 att.) High Attempts: 58; at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (31 comp.) Low Attempts: 1; at Iowa St., Nov. 12, 1949 (0 comp.) High Completions: 37; at Texas Tech, Oct. 11, 2008 (45 att.) Low Completions: 0; eight times, most recently

High INT Pct. (min. 15 att.): 26.67; at Oklahoma, Nov. 23,

vs. Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1997

High Touchdowns: 89; 1983 Low Touchdowns: 10; 1957, 1958 High PATs, Kick: 77; 1983 (85 att.) Low PATs, Kick: 4; 1957 (10 att.)

High Yards: 519; vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007,

(NCAA record) Low Yards: -17; vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1951 (33 att.) High Attempts: 86; vs. South Dakota, Sept. 20, 1952 (398 yards) Low Attempts: 19; at Missouri, Oct. 22, 2005 (-2 yards) High Yards Per Attempt: 10.82; at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (595 yards/55 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt: -0.52; vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1951 (-17 yards/33 att.) Touchdowns: 9; at Minnesota; Sept. 17, 1983; vs. Oregon, Sept. 28, 1985; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1997

Second Half: 56; vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 2, 1996 First Quarter: 38; vs. Baylor, Oct. 21, 2000 Second Quarter: 35; at Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978

High: 624; 1983 Low: 21; 1892 Points Per Game: 52.4; 1995 (576, 11 games) Low Points Per Game: 4.2; 1892 (21 in 5 games)

Passing, Game

Total Offense, Season Mike Rozier led Nebraska's "Scoring Explosion" in 1983. Along with Rozier, quarterback Turner Gill and wide receiver Irving Fryar, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, paced the Huskers as they scored 624 points, which still ranks among the top five in NCAA history.

High Yards: 6,560; 1983 (4,820 rush, 1,740 pass) Low Yards: 1,275; 1947 (918 rush, 357 pass) High Attempts: 1,076; 1971 (696 rush, 380 pass) Low Attempts: 406; 1947 (315 rush, 91 pass) High Yards Per Game: 556.3; 1995 (399.8 rush, 156.5 pass) Low Yards Per Game: 141.7; 1947 (102.0 rush, 39.7 pass) High Yards Per Attempt: 7.16; 1983 (6,560 yards/916 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt: 2.90; 1958 (1,548 yards/526 att.)

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TEAM/OPPONENT RECORDS High Interception Return Yards: 523; 1970 (30 INT) Low Interception Return Yards: 49; 1954 (8 INT) Interception Return Touchdowns: 5; 1971, 1995

Miscellaneous Team Records

Penalties, Game:14; two games, most recently vs. Missouri, Oct. 4, 2008 (101 yards)

Yards Penalized, Game: 141; Penn St., Sept. 27, 1980 (10 pen.) High Penalties, Season: 100; 2009 (894 yards) Low Penalties, Season: 33; 1960 (324 yards) Turnovers, Game: 8; vs. Colorado, Oct. 21, 1967 (4 FL, 4 INT);

Opponent Scoring, Game

at Iowa St., Nov. 11, 1972 (6 FL, 2 INT); vs. Iowa State, Oct. 24, 2009 (5 FL, 3 INT) High Turnover Margin: +8; at Kansas St., Oct. 8, 1949 (0-8); vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 18, 2003 (0-8) Low Turnover Margin: -8; vs. Iowa State, Oct. 24, 2009 (8-0) High Turnovers, Season: 40; 1967 (25 FL, 15 INT); 1972 (20 FL, 20 INT) Low Turnovers, Season: 12; 1992 (5 FL, 7 INT) High Turnover Margin, Season: +26; 1971 (21-47) Low Turnover Margin, Season: -18; 1967 (40-22) Fumbles, Game: 10; vs. Kansas St., Nov. 13, 1999 (lost 3) Fumbles Lost, Game: 6; several times, most recently, at Iowa St., Nov. 13, 1976 (8 fumbles) High Fumbles, Season: 49; 1999 (lost 25) Low Fumbles, Season: 16; 1991 (lost 9) High Fumbles Lost, Season: 26; 1954 (45 fumbles); 1976 (34 fumbles) Low Fumbles Lost, Season: 5; 1992 (20 fumbles) Interceptions Thrown, Game: 5; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004; vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 1954 High Interceptions Thrown, Season: 23; 2004 Low Interceptions Thrown, Season: 3; 1989, 1996

at Oklahoma, Nov. 25, 1950; USC, Sept. 15, 2007; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007; vs. Missouri, Oct. 4, 2008 Points, Fourth Quarter: 28; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 Touchdowns: 11; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 PATs Made by Kick: 10; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 (10 att.); Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 (11 att.) 2PATs Made: 4; at Syracuse, Oct. 18, 1958 (5 att.) 2PATs Attempted: 5; at Syracuse, Oct. 18, 1958 (4 made) Field Goals Made: 5; Penn State, Sept. 26, 1981 (5 att.); Kansas, Oct. 31, 1981 (5 att.) Field Goal Attempts: 5; four times, most recently, at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1982 (3 made) Safeties: 3; Arizona St., Sept. 21, 1996 Quickest Score: 0:06; Kansas St. (NU safety), Oct. 29, 1983

Punting, Game

High Punts: 18; vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 28, 1918 Low Punts: 0; nine games, most recently vs. Kansas, Nov. 4, 2000

Punting Average (min. 3 punts): 57.6; vs. Colorado, Nov. 26, 1999 (7 punts, 403 yards)

Punting, Season

High Punts: 78; 2009 (41.2 avg.) Low Punts: 29; 1995 (38.1 avg.) High Punting Average: 45.9; 2005 (72 punts, 3,302 yards) Low Punting Average: 30.3; 1953 (50 punts, 1,514 yards)

Points: 76; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 Points, First Half: 49; at Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 2008 Points, Second Half: 49; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 Points, First Quarter: 35; at Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 2008 Points, Second Quarter: 27; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 Points, Third Quarter: 21; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004

Cornerback Ralph Brown shattered NU's pass breakup record with seven PBUs against Colorado Nov. 29, 1996. Brown finished his career with a school-record 50 pass breakups.

Team Defense, Game

Rushing Yards Allowed: -45; Kansas St., Oct. 16, 1976 (39 att.)

Passing Yards Allowed: 0; 10 times, most recently Nicholls State, Sept. 9, 2006

Total Yards Allowed: 31; South Dakota St., Sept. 21, 1963 (-17 rush, 48 pass)

Pass Breakups: 20; at UCLA, Sept. 22, 1984 (43 att.) Total Sacks: 11; vs. Oregon St., Sept. 30, 1989 (89 yards); vs. Maine, Sept. 3, 2005 (69 yards)

Yards Lost by Sacks: 89; vs. Oregon St., Sept. 30, 1989 (11 sacks)

Tackles for Loss: 18; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1969 (112 yards); vs. Maine, Sept. 3, 2005 (82 yards)

Punt Returns, Game

Returns: 11; at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (120 yards) Return Yards: 205; vs. Utah State, Sept. 5, 1987 (6 ret.) Return Average (min. 3 att.): 34.17; vs. Utah St., Sept. 5, 1987 (6 ret., 205 yards) Punt Return Touchdowns: 2; vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983; vs. Utah St., Sept. 5, 1987; vs. Troy St., Aug. 31, 2002

Punt Returns, Season

High Returns: 65; 2001 (853 yards) Low Returns: 17; 1956 (215 yards); 1960 (296 yards) High Return Yards: 853; 2001 (65 ret.) Low Return Yards: 141; 1955 (19 ret.) High Punt Return Average: 17.41; 1960 (17 ret., 296 yards) Low Punt Return Average: 5.74; 1979 (38 ret., 218 yards) Punt Return Touchdowns: 6; 2002 (includes one in bowl)

Kickoff Returns, Game

Returns: 9; at Oklahoma, Nov. 20, 1954; at Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1956 Return Yards: 194; at Iowa State, Nov. 13, 1976 (8 ret.) Return Average (min. 3 att.): 51.00; at Kansas St., Oct. 6, 1990 (3 ret., 153 yards) Return Touchdowns: 1; several games, most recently vs. San Jose State, Sept. 6, 2008

Kickoff Returns, Season

High Returns: 74; 2007 (1,619 yards) Low Returns: 14; 1967 (248 yards); 1980 (344 yards) High Return Average: 27.85; 1990 (26 ret., 724 yards) Low Return Average: 14.76; 1961 (25 ret., 369 yards) Return Touchdowns: 1; several seasons, most recently 2008

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Yards Lost by TFL: 112; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1969 (18 TFL) Turnovers Forced: 8; several times; most recently, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 18, 2003

Fumbles Forced: 10; vs. Auburn, Oct. 3, 1981 (5 lost) Opponent Fumbles Lost: 6; several games, most recently, at Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1980 Interceptions: 7; vs. Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1970 (184 yards) Interception Return Yards: 184; vs. Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1970 (7 INT) Interception Return Touchdowns: 2; vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 24, 1970; vs. Illinois, Sept. 21, 1985; vs. Michigan St., Sept. 7, 1996; vs. Wake Forest, Sept. 10, 2005

Team Defense, Season

Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game: 67.5; 1967 Passing Yards Allowed Per Game: 39.9; 1973 Total Yards Allowed Per Game: 157.6; 1967 Pass Breakups: 90; 2000 High Total Sacks: 53; 1999 (395 yards lost) Low Total Sacks: 13; 2007 (94 yards lost) High Yards Lost by Sacks: 395; 1999 (53 sacks) Low Yards Lost by Sacks: 94; 2007 (13 sacks) High Tackles for Loss: 127; 1996 (497 yards lost) Low Tackles for Loss: 32; 1988 (390 yards lost) High Yards Lost by TFL: 597; 1980 (95 TFL) Low Yards Lost by TFL: 115; 1982 (48 TFL) High Turnovers Forced: 47; 1972 (27 INT, 20 FL);

Opponent Scoring, Season

High Points: 455; 2007 (12 games) Low Points: 0; 1890 (2 games); 1902 (9 games) High Points Per Game: 37.9; 2007 (12 games, 455 points) Low Points Per Game: 0.0; 1890 (2 games, 0 points); 1902 (9 games, 0 points)

High Touchdowns: 60; 2007 (12 games) Low Touchdowns: 0; 1890 (2 games); 1902 (9 games) High PATs Made by Kick: 53; 2007 (57 att.) Low PATs Made by Kick: 8; 1963 (15 att.); 1980 (10 att.) High 2PATs Made: 7; 1958 (11 att.) Low 2PATs Made: 0; several times, most recently 2007 High 2PAT Attempts: 11; 1958 (7 made) Low 2PAT Attempts: 0; 1971, 1972, 1975 High Field Goals Made: 18; 2004 (23 att.) Low Field Goals Made: 0; several times, most recently 1957 High Field Goal Attempts: 25; 2005 (13 made) Low Field Goal Attempts: 3; 1995 (2 made) Safeties: 3; 1996, 2005

Opponent First Downs, Game

High First Downs: 34; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 Note: Miami had 34 in Dec. 15, 1962, Gotham Bowl Low First Downs: 2; Notre Dame, Oct. 20, 1917; South Dakota, Sept. 19, 1964; Colorado, Oct. 24, 1964 High First Downs by Rush: 28; Oklahoma, Nov. 23, 1974 Low First Downs by Rush: 0; at Wisconsin, Oct. 8, 1966; Minnesota, Oct. 5, 1974; Texas Tech, Oct. 18, 1997 High First Downs by Pass: 22; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 Low First Downs by Pass: 0; several times, most recently by Nicholls State, Sept. 9, 2006 High First Downs by Penalty: 6; Oklahoma St., Oct. 15, 1966 Low First Downs by Penalty: 0; several times, most recently Iowa State, Oct. 24, 2009

Opponent First Downs, Season

High First Downs: 299; 2007 Low First Downs: 89; 1964 High First Downs by Rush: 158; 1957 Low First Downs by Rush: 46; 1967 High First Downs by Pass: 144; 2006 Low First Downs by Pass: 16; 1955, 1973 High First Downs by Penalty: 32; 2009 Low First Downs by Penalty: 1; 1953

2003 (32 INT, 15 FL)

Low Turnovers Forced: 11; 2007 (8 INT, 3 FL) High Fumbles Forced: 48; 1976 (30 lost) Low Fumbles Forced: 14; 2000 (5 lost) High Opponent Fumbles Lost: 30; 1976 (48 fumbles) Low Opponent Fumbles Lost: 3; 2007 (15 fumbles) High Interceptions: 32; 2003 (259 yards) Low Interceptions: 6; 1961 (84 yards)

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OPPONENT RECORDS Opponent Rushing, Game

High Yards: 506; at Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1956 (73 att.) Low Yards: -45; Kansas State, Oct. 16, 1976 (39 att.) High Attempts: 83; Oklahoma, Nov. 23, 1974 (482 yards) Low Attempts: 14; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 (-21 yards) High Yards Per Attempt: 7.74; at Kansas, Oct. 28, 1950 (43 att., 333 yards)

Low Yards Per Attempt: -1.50; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 (14 att., -21 yards)

High Rushing Touchdowns: 8; at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2001

Opponent Rushing, Season

High Rushing Yards: 2,787; 1957 (613 att.) Low Rushing Yards: 675; 1967 (420 att.) High Yards Per Game: 278.7; 1957 (2,787 yards/10 games) Low Yards Per Game: 67.5; 1967 (675 yards/10 games) High Attempts: 613; 1957 (2,787 yards) Low Attempts: 341; 1995 (862 yards) High Yards Per Attempt: 5.24; 2007 (532 att., 2,786 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 1.61; 1967 (420 att., 675 yards) High Yards Lost: 667; 1980 Low Yards Lost: 164; 1960 High Rushing Touchdowns: 38; 2007 Low Rushing Touchdowns: 4; 1966

Opponent Passing, Game

High Yards: 590; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 Low Yards: 0; 10 times, most recently, Nicholls State, Sept. 9, 2006

High Attempts: 68; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 (46 comp.)

Low Attempts: 1; South Dakota, Sept. 19, 1964 (0 comp.) High Completions: 47; Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 (61 att.) Low Completions: 0; 10 times, most recently, Nicholls State, Sept. 9, 2006

High Completion Pct.: 80.00; at Minnesota, Sept. 28, 1946 (15 att., 12 comp.); at Texas Tech, Oct. 11, 2008 (25 att., 20 comp.) Low Completion Pct.: 10.00; at Missouri, Oct. 13, 1973 (20 att., 2 comp.) High Yards Per Attempt: 13.56; Kansas St., Oct. 15, 1966 (16 att., 217 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 0.12; at Iowa St., Nov. 12, 1949 (17 att., 2 yards) High Yards Per Completion: 20.87; Kansas St., Nov. 15, 2003 (15 comp., 313 yards) Low Yards Per Completion: 5.00; Iowa St., Nov. 14, 1981 (17 comp., 85 yards) Interceptions Thrown: 7; Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1970 (47 att.) High Interception Pct.: 20.0; five times, most recently, at Iowa St., Nov. 3, 1984 (20 att., 4 INT) High Attempts, No Interceptions: 49; Missouri, Oct. 6, 2007 Touchdowns Thrown: 6; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 High Touchdown Pct. (min. 15 att.): 26.67; at Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1962 (15 att., 4 TD) High NCAA Pass Efficiency Rating (min. 15 att.): 236.6; Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1962 (15-9-1/182/4) Low NCAA Pass Efficiency Rating (min. 15 att.): -2.6; at Iowa St., Nov. 5, 1955 (19-2-2/18/0)

Opponent Passing, Season

High Yards: 3,034; 2008 (385 att., 222 comp.) Low Yards: 439; 1973 (142 att., 40 comp.) High Yards Per Game: 267.6; 2004 (2,944 yards/11 games) Low Yards Per Game: 39.9; 1973 (439 yards/11 games) High Attempts: 459; 2002 (231 comp.) Low Attempts: 104; 1955 (29 comp.) High Completions: 254; 2004 (448 att.) Low Completions: 29; 1955 (104 att.) High Completion Pct.: 57.70; 2007 (409 att., 236 comp.) Low Completion Pct.: 27.88; 1955 (104 att., 29 comp.) High Interceptions: 32; 2003 (430 att.) Low Interceptions: 6; 1958 (124 att.); 1961 (109 att.) High Interception Pct.: 14.40; 1949 (125 att., 18 int.) Low Interception Pct.: 1.95; 2007 (409 att., 8 int.)

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High Yards Per Attempt: 8.94; 1948 (144 att., 1,288 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 3.09; 1973 (142 att., 439 yards) High Yards Per Completion: 17.64; 1948 (73 comp., 1,288 yards)

Low Yards Per Completion: 10.61; 2003 (218 comp., 2,312 yards)

High Touchdowns: 20; 2007 (409 att.) Low Touchdowns: 1; five seasons, most recently 1975 High Touchdown Pct.: 13.19; 1948 (144 att., 19 TD) Low Touchdown Pct.: 0.46; 1967 (217 att., 1 TD) High NCAA Pass Efficiency Rating: 154.1; 1948 (144-73-11/1,288/19)

Low NCAA Pass Efficiency Rating: 35.3; 1973 (142-40-15/439/1)

Opponent Total Offense, Game

High Yards: 656; at Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1956 (506 rush, 150 pass)

Low Yards: 31; South Dakota St., Sept. 21, 1963

Opponent Punt Returns

Punt Returns, Game: 9; Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1951 (136 yards)

Punt Return Yards, Game: 136; Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1951 (9 ret.)

Punt Return Average, Game: 36.00; at Colorado, Nov. 4, 1989 (3 ret., 108 yards)

Long Punt Return: 91; Baylor (Del Shofner), Nov. 17, 1956 Punt Return Touchdowns, Game: 1; several times, most recently, at Kansas (Darren Rus), Nov. 5, 2005

High Punt Returns, Season: 43; 1947 (503 yards) Low Punt Returns, Season: 5; 1995 (12 yards) High Punt Return Yards, Season: 503; 1947 (43 ret.) Low Punt Return Yards, Season: 12; 1995 (5 ret.) High Punt Return Average, Season: 16.92; 1989 (13 ret., 220 yards)

Low Punt Return Average, Season: 1.94; 1975 (18 ret., 35 yards)

Punt Return Touchdowns, Season: 2; 1956, 2002

(-17 rush, 48 pass)

High Attempts: 102; Iowa State, Sept. 29, 2007 (51 rush, 51 pass) Low Attempts: 34; South Dakota, Sept. 24, 1949 (27 rush, 7 pass) High Yards Per Attempt: 8.82; Texas, Dec. 7, 1996 (57 att., 503 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 0.63; South Dakota St., Sept. 21, 1963 (49 att., 31 yards)

Opponent Kickoff Returns

Kickoff Returns, Game: 11; three times, most recently, at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1976 (112 yards)

Kickoff Return Yards, Game: 248; Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1997 (10 returns)

Kickoff Return Average, Game (min. 3 att.): 42.00; at Colorado, Oct. 25, 1952 (3 ret., 126 yards)

Long Kickoff Return: 100; at Colorado (Howard Ballage), Oct. 25, 1952; at Notre Dame (Julius Jones), Sept. 9, 2000

Opponent Total Offense, Season

High Yards: 5,722; 2007 (2,786 rush, 2,936 pass) Low Yards: 1,576; 1967 (675 rush, 901 pass) High Attempts: 1,008; 2002 (549 rush, 459 pass) Low Attempts: 517; 1964 (382 rush, 135 pass) High Yards Per Game: 476.8; 2007 (5,722 yards, 941 att.) Low Yards Per Game: 167.0; 1964 (100.5 rush avg., 66.5 pass avg.)

High Yards Per Attempt: 7.02; 1950 (468 att., 3,287 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 2.47; 1967 (NCAA record, 637 att., 1,576 yards)

Opponent Miscellaneous

Penalties, Game: 20; Notre Dame, Oct. 16, 1948 (170 yards) Yards Penalized, Game: 170; Notre Dame, Oct. 16, 1948 (20 penalties)

High Penalties, Season: 103; 1998 (830 yards) Low Penalties, Season: 33; 1967 (260 yards) High Yards Penalized, Season: 830; 1998 (103 penalties) Low Yards Penalized, Season: 260; 1967 (33 penalties) Interceptions By, Game: 5; Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 (102 yards); Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 1954 (51 yards) Interception Return Yards, Game: 188; Colorado, Oct. 21, 1967 (4 ret.) Interception Return Touchdowns, Game: 2; Colorado; Oct. 21, 1967 High Interceptions, Season: 23; 2004 (292 yards) Low Interceptions, Season: 3; 1989 (21 yards); 1996 (33 yards) High Interception Return Yards, Season: 303; 2007 (17 ret.) Low Interception Return Yards, Season: 7; 1982 (4 ret.) Interception Return Touchdowns, Season: 3; 1979, 2008

Kickoff Return Touchdowns, Game: 1; several times, most recently at Kansas State (Brandon Banks), Nov. 15, 2008

High Kickoff Returns, Season: 76; 1983 (1,297 yards) Low Kickoff Returns, Season: 18; 1947 (306 yards) High Kickoff Return Yards, Season: 1,364; 2008 (57 ret.) Low Kickoff Return Yards, Season: 291; 1956 (27 ret.) High Kickoff Return Average, Season: 24.73; 2004 (30 ret., 742 yards)

Low Kickoff Return Average, Season: 10.78; 1956 (27 ret., 291 yards)

Kickoff Return Touchdowns, Season: 2; 1949, 1970, 2004

Opponent Field Goals

Field Goals Made, Game: 5; vs. Penn St. (Brian Franco), Sept. 26, 1981; vs. Kansas (Bruce Kallmeyer), Oct. 31, 1981

Field Goals Attempted, Game: 5; seven times, most recently, vs. Texas (Gregg Johnson 4, Ryan Bailey 1), Oct. 21, 2006

Field Goals Missed, Game: 4; vs. Colorado (Mark Mariscal), Nov. 24, 2000

Long Field Goal: 61; at Kansas St. (Mark Potter), Oct. 22, 1988

High Field Goals Made, Season: 18; 2004 Low Field Goals Made, Season: 0; eight times, most recently, 1957

High Field Goals Attempted, Season: 25; 2005 Low Field Goals Attempted, Season: 0; eight times, most recently, 1957

High Field Goals Missed, Season: 12; 2005, 2009 Low Field Goals Missed, Season: 0; 17 times, most recently 1963

Opponent Punting

High Punts, Game: 15; at Kansas, Oct. 21, 1972; Oklahoma St., Oct. 28, 1972

Low Punts, Game: 0, Missouri, Oct. 4, 2008 Long Punt: 93; vs. Kansas St. (Don Birdsey), Oct. 16, 1981 Average Punt Per Game: 60.1; West Virginia, Aug. 28, 1994 (9 punts, 541 yards)

High Punts, Season: 104; 1999 (4,051 yards) Low Punts, Season: 39; 1953 (1,308 yards) High Average Per Punt, Season: 44.4; 1982 (68 punts, 3,016 yards)

Low Average Per Punt: 32.1; 1956 (44 punts, 1,412 yards)

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NEBRASKA SPRING GAME HISTORY SPRING GAME RESULTS PREVIOUS SCORES

1950–Varsity 13, Alumni 13 1951–Varsity 27, Alumni 25 1952–Varsity 7, Alumni 6 1953–Varsity 16, Alumni 6 1954–White 25, Red 14 1955–Red 14, White 7 1956–Alumni 14, Varsity 0 1957–Varsity 22, Alumni 20 1958–Varsity 14, Alumni 6 1959–Varsity 22, Alumni 0 1960–Varsity 14, Alumni 0 1961–Varsity 35, Alumni 20 1962–Red 33, White 21 1963–Red 21, White 15 1964–White 25, Red 15 1965–Red 33, White 27 1966–White 28, Red 10 1967–Red 16, White 14 1968–White 26, Red 24 1969–White 10, Red 8 1970–Red 23, White 3 1971–Red 64, White 21 1972–White 21, Red 19 1973–Red 35, White 25 1974–Red 41, White 40 1975–White 20, Red 6 1976–White 29, Red 26 1977–Red 23, White 21 1978–White 14, Red 13 1979–Red 27, White 13 1980–Red 38, White 19

1981–White 22, Red 21 1982–Red 24, White 9 1983–Red 37, White 14 1984–Red 35, White 13 1985–Red 26, White 21 1986–Red 70, White 14 1987–Red 33, White 28 1988–Red 37, White 14 1989–White 40, Red 28 1990–Red 44, White 34 1991–Red 43, White 21 1992–Red 33, White 21 1993–Red 29, White 8 1994–Red 43, White 19 1995–White 40, Red 34 1996–Red 20, White 17 1997–Red 34, White 28 1998–White 24, Red 21 1999–Red 27, White 12 2000-Red 21, White 21 2001-Red 16, White 7 2002-Red 17, White 7 2003-Red 13, White 0 2004-Red 35, White 6 2005-White 42, Red 14 2006-Red 35, White 7 2007–Red 38, White 0 2008–Red 24, White 14 2009–Red 31, White 17 Red leads series 35-14-1 Varsity lead series 8-1-1

SPRING GAME RECORDS TEAM RECORDS Most first downs--33, Reds 1973 Most first downs, both teams--53, Reds 33, Whites 20, 1973 Most passes attempted--49, Reds, 2004 Most passes attempted, both teams--76; Reds 45, Whites, 31, 2005 Most passes completed--29, Reds, 2004 Best completion percentage--.800, Reds (8-10), 1963 Most yards passing--366, Whites, 2005 Most yards passing, both teams--606, Reds 240, Whites 366, 2005 Most yards rushing--407, Reds, 1987 Most fumbles--11, Whites, 1965 Most fumbles, both teams--18, Reds 7, Whites 11, 1965 Most points--70, Reds, 1986 Most points, both teams--85, Reds 64, Whites 21, 1971 Fewest points, both teams--13, Reds 13, Whites 0, 2003; Varsity 7, Alumni 6, 1952

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Most TD passes--4, Joe Dailey, Red, 2004 Most TD pass receptions--3, Riley Washington, White, 1995 Longest TD run from scrimmage--91, Bobby Newcombe, White, 1998 Longest punt return for TD--91 yards, Joe Blahak, Red, 1971 Longest kickoff return for TD--100 yards, Mike Demps, Red, 1999; Titus Brothers, White, 2006 Longest TD pass--80 yards, Jerry Dunlap to Jamie Worden, White, 1987; Tommie Frazier to Reggie Baul, Red, 1995 Longest interception return for TD--91 yards, Wonder Monds, White, 1973 Longest fumble return for TD--94 yards, Greg McGraw, Red, 1999 Most points--18, Tony Davis, Red, 1973; Steve Taylor, Red, 1986; Terry Rodgers, White, 1987; Riley Washington, White, 1995 Most PATs--7, Dale Klein, Red, 1986 Most yards passing--357, Zac Taylor, White, 2005 Best completion percentage--1.000, Dennis Claridge, Red (7-7), 1963 Most pass receptions--8, Dave Shamblin, White, 1973 Most yards receiving--184, Reggie Baul, Red, 1995 Most yards rushing--207, Keith Jones, Red, 1987

Nebraska had more than 77,000 fans pack Memorial Stadium for the Spring Game in both 2008 and 2009.

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