Boxscore
Nebraska 31, Iowa State 30
Saturday, November 6, 2010 3:30 PM
Location - Jack Trice Stadium
Attendance - 51159

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Nebraska 0 7 17 0 7 31
Iowa State 0 10 0 14 6 30

Recap


Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown in overtime, and the Cornhuskers thwarted a 2-point conversion minutes later as No. 10 Nebraska defeated Iowa State, 31-30, on Saturday.

After Burkhead scooted around left end for a 19-yard touchdown, Cyclones quarterback Austin Arnaud threw a 9-yard scoring pass to Jake Williams. Instead of going for the tie, Iowa State (5-5, 3-3 Big 12) tried for the win, but Nebraska (8-1, 4-1 Big 12) defensive back Eric Hagg picked off a pass intended for Collin Franklin.

Nebraska won despite starting quarterback Taylor Martinez sitting out with an injured knee. Cody Green started in his place and completed 7-of-12 passes for 79 yards.

A 57-yard field goal by Grant Mahoney made it 10-7 Iowa State at half, but Nebraska scored all 17 points in the third quarter to forge a 24-10 edge. The Cornhuskers had two interceptions in the period, including one by defensive back Austin Cassidy, who returned it 30 yards for a touchdown. 

But the Cyclones scored early in the fourth on a 1-yard run by Arnaud, and they recovered a Husker fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Arnaud cashed in the turnover with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Alex Robinson that tied the game 24-24 with 11 minutes left.

Arnaud finished 21of 32 for 203 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Roy Helu Jr., who rushed for 307 yards against Missouri last week, ran for 99 yards on 22 carries and opened the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 13:13
Nebraska   TD  Iowa State 0 - Nebraska 7
2nd Quarter - 6:38
Iowa State   TD  Iowa State 7 - Nebraska 7
2nd Quarter - 0:55
Iowa State   FG  Iowa State 10 - Nebraska 7
3rd Quarter - 9:25
Nebraska   FG  Iowa State 10 - Nebraska 10
3rd Quarter - 8:42
Nebraska   TD  Iowa State 10 - Nebraska 17
3rd Quarter - 0:21
Nebraska   TD  Iowa State 10 - Nebraska 24
4th Quarter - 11:29
Iowa State   TD  Iowa State 17 - Nebraska 24
4th Quarter - 10:40
Iowa State   TD  Iowa State 24 - Nebraska 24
OT - 15:00
Nebraska   TD  Iowa State 24 - Nebraska 31
OT - 15:00
Iowa State   TD  Iowa State 30 - Nebraska 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Nebraska Iowa State
W/L 8 - 1 - 0 5 - 5 - 0
Conference 4 - 1 - 0 3 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Nebraska Iowa State
Score 31 30
First Downs 15 24
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-14
50%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 317 363
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 51-238 47-160
Average/Rush 4.7 3.4
Passing
Comp-Att 7-12 21-32
Passing Yards 79 203
Average/Pass Play 6.1 6.0
Penalties-Yards 6-54 3-40
Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 29:15 30:45

PLAYER STATS

Nebraska (8 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Green 7/12 79 0 0
Iowa State (5 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Arnaud 21/32 203 3 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Burkhead 20 129 6.4 2
R. Helu 22 99 4.5 1
C. Green 9 10 1.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Robinson 32 101 3.2 0
A. Arnaud 13 63 4.8 1
J. Woody 1 5 5.0 0
D. Reynolds 1 -9 -9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Reed 3 52 17.3 0
B. Kinnie 3 22 7.3 0
N. Paul 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Williams 5 46 9.2 2
D. Darks 5 44 8.8 0
J. Lenz 1 31 31.0 0
A. Robinson 4 29 7.2 1
C. Franklin 3 28 9.3 0
D. Reynolds 3 25 8.3 0
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