Nebraska FootballIt was a pretty good road win for the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday afternoon as they beat the Iowa State Cyclones 35-7. The Huskers jumped out to a 21-0 lead as the headed to halftime and then after giving up a long run for a td, the Huskers scored the final 14 points of the game to come away with the 28 point victory.

As I was sitting here with a friend watching the first half we were both talking about how nice it would be to just have an old fashioned blow out win. Well things didn’t go exactly like that as the team struggled in the third quarter but overall we both came away happy with how the team played.

Senior Joe Ganz passed for 328 yards on 27 of 37 pass attempts. Ganz hit Nate Swift for his only touchdown in the first quarter on a great 19 yard hookup. Swift broke two tackles and then made his way to the endzone to put the Huskers up 7-0. Swift was the leading receiver for the Huskers as he hauled in eight balls for 112 yards.

Next up it was two rushing touchdowns for Marlon Lucky in the second quarter. Lucky scored on running plays of 15 and four yards. The 15 yard touchdown was on a option play while the four yard td was on a direct snap.

The two fourth quarter td’s for the Huskers came on a one yard touchdown run by Ganz and then Quentin Castille found paydirt on a 19 yard run to finish the scoring out. The offense had a good day moving the ball as the racked up 548 yards, however they did have multiple fumbles and lost three tournovers.

The defense almost threw a shutout but they let up a long 67 yard touchdown early in the third quarter. Two missed tackles allowed Alexander Robinson to score the long td for the Cyclones and draw them within 14 points. That would be as close as they would get as the Huskers defense stiffened up and kept the Cyclones from scoring again.

The Huskers defense held the Cyclones to a season low 218 yards and held them to only 2 of 13 on third down conversions. Clearly the Cyclones offense isn’t the same as the Huskers have seen with teams like Missouri and Texas so this was pretty much expected. Not holding them to only 7 points, but pretty much doing exactly what they needed to do in the game.

As a team, they still need to work on protecting the ball and tackling but today was a great improvement. As a team, the Huskers had four penalties but if I remember right, only two of those were on the offensive line. That is what we want to see as a team, keep on improving each week.

Up next for the Huskers will the Baylor Tigers on Saturday in Lincoln. Gametime will be 11:30 and the game will be broadcast on Versus once again. Baylor will bring more of an offense then the Cyclones did so I’m interested to see how the defense will stack up against the Bears.

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Go celebrate the Huskers victory!

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One Response to “Huskers pretty much dominate the Cyclones in 35-7”

  1. Tom Christensen Says:

    Thanks for the good effort on both sides of the ball this weekend Huskers. Let’s try and do it agian vs. Baylor on Saturday.

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