Nebraska Postgame Notes

Nebraska Postgame Notes
Nov. 5, 2005
Memorial Stadium

Lawrence, Kan.


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?        The loss dropped Nebraska to 5-4 overall and 2-4 in Big 12 Conference play.

?        Corey McKeon’s sack of Jason Swanson for a safety in the first quarter of today’s game marked the first safety by the Huskers since recording a safety against KansasState in 2003.

?        McKeon’s sack was his seventh of the season, marking the second-highest total ever by a Nebraska linebacker, trailing only Demorrio Willliams’ 11 sacks in 2003. McKeon now has 17 tackles for loss this season, the third-most ever by a Nebraska linebacker and four TFLs behind Williams’ position record 21 TFLs in 2003.

?        McKeon picked off a Jayhawk pass in the second quarter of today’s game, ending a KU scoring threat. The sophomore returned the interception 19 yards. McKeon’s interception was his second of the season, marking the first Husker with two interceptions this season.

?        Kansas blocked a Nebraska punt for a touchdown in the first quarter of today’s game, marking the first blocked punt for a touchdown by an opponent since Kansas State blocked a punt for a touchdown in the Huskers’ loss in Manhattan in 2002.

?        Kansas fourth-quarter safety against the Huskers marked the first safety Nebraska had allowed since giving up a safety to the Jayhawks in last season’s 14-8 win in Lincoln.

?        Husker freshman Marlon Lucky had a Nebraska season-long 57-yard kickoff return in the first quarter of today’s game. Lucky had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter negated by a penalty.

?        Nebraska senior safety Daniel Bullocks had eight tackles in this afternoon’s game, pushing his career tackle total to 206. Bullocks is just the third Husker defensive back to top 200 career tackles, joining Mike Brown (287) and Tyrone Byrd (209).

?        Nebraska junior quarterback Zac Taylor completed 14-of-26 passes for 117 yards in today’s game, pushing his season passing total to 1,874 yards, the fifth-highest single-season total in Nebraska school history.

?        Nebraska sophomore wide receiver Terrence Nunn caught a 30-yard touchdown in the second quarter of today’s game, marking his team-leading fifth touchdown reception of the season. Nunn’s five touchdown catches have all occurred in the past five games, and the five touchdown receptions are the most by a Nebraska player since Tracey Wistrom also caught five touchdown passes in 2000. The last time a Nebraska player had more than five touchdowns was in 1992, when tight end Gerald Armstrong had seven touchdown catches in his eight receptions on the year.

?        Ray Guy Award semifinalist Sam Koch punted nine times for a 47.6-yard average in today’s game. Koch had four punts downed inside the Jayhawk 20-yard line, including a first-quarter punt that pinned KU at its 3. Nebraska’s defense recorded a safety two plays later. Koch also had a 66-yard punt in today’s game.