Nebraska and Missouri were facing off for basically the Big 12 North Championship on Saturday and it was the Husker who took advantage of a quick 24-0 lead as the beat the Tigers 31-17 in Lincoln. The big man of the day was Roy Helu Jr. as the senior running back scored from the first place of scrimmage and added two other long touchdown runs to finish up with a 307 yards which set a new school record. Helu ran for touchdowns of 66, 73 and 53 yards.

Helu carried the ball so much especially in the second half because starting quarterback Taylor Martinez did not play due to a bone bruise after being tackled late in the second quarter.

Did anyone else enjoy seeing the three man front completely dominate the missou offensive line and put pressure on Blaine Gabbert all game long. The lock down defenders in the secondary allowed three linemen to rush Gabbert and sack him three times. Gabbert got some scrambling yards but also took some big hits as he paid for those yards.

Nebraska ended their 13 game losing streak against top 10 teams with the victory. They have also moved up to #7 in the BCS standings after being #14 before the Missouri game. Right now the computers are loving back to back wins over undefeated teams.

The Huskers will look to build off the big win when they travel to Ames, Iowa on Saturday to take on the Cyclones. Iowa State upset the Huskers last year in Lincoln when the Big Red had turnover after turnover so I expect them to come out and win by at least two touchdowns.

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7 Responses to “Helu Jr runs for over 300 yards in Huskers victory over Missouri”

  1. Helu Jr runs for over 300 yards in Huskers victory over Missouri - Nebraska Sports Blog Says:

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  2. Tom Christensen Says:

    Great victory. I haven’t seen that kind of defense for a while. But can anyone tell me why Neb kicked off to start both the first and second halves. I don’t think I saw this wrong but maybe I did.

  3. Cliff Says:

    Tom, it was great to see three linemen put pressure on Gabbert. It helps when there is no running back in the backfield to help out or make the d-line watch him in case of a hand off.

    The reason Neb kicked off both halves is because of a mess up at the beginning of the game during the coin toss. Bo was not happy with it one bit.

  4. Tom Christensen Says:

    ESPN never uttered a word about it. And being out in California, it’s hard to get news about it. Sounds like another case of Bebe trying to make it tough on the Huskers. Thanks for the answer and GBR.

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  6. AnaVar Says:

    Awesome game and a great victory!

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