Boxscore
Nebraska 42, Fresno State 29
Saturday, September 10, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 85101

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Fresno State 14 3 3 9 29
Nebraska 7 7 7 21 42

Recap


Freshman Ameer Abdullah returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, and Taylor Martinez rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns as No. 10 Nebraska defeated upset-minded Fresno State 42-29 on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
 
After the Bulldogs pulled to within 28-26 on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Josh Harper, Abdullah restored the Cornhuskers' two-score lead.

Fresno State narrowed the deficit to 35-29 with 5:24 remaining on a 37-yard field goal from Kevin Goessling before Martinez put the game out of reach when he broke loose for a 46-yard touchdown.
 
The Bulldogs had the lead three times in the first half before the Cornhuskers took the lead for good when Martinez found Quincy Enunwa with a 16-yard scoring strike to make it 21-20 midway through the third quarter.
 
Rex Burkhead pushed the lead to 28-20 early in the fourth on his second rushing score from 6 yards out.
 
Following the second three-and-out by the Cornhuskers’ offense to start the game, Fresno State struck when Devon Wylie returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown.
 
Nebraska answered on the next possession as Martinez sprinted 57 yards on the first play and capped off the drive four plays later by leaping over the pile for a 1-yard score.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:45
Fresno State   TD  Nebraska 0 - Fresno State 7
1st Quarter - 5:54
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 7 - Fresno State 7
1st Quarter - 0:28
Fresno State   TD  Nebraska 7 - Fresno State 14
2nd Quarter - 4:52
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 14 - Fresno State 14
2nd Quarter - 0:29
Fresno State   FG  Nebraska 14 - Fresno State 17
3rd Quarter - 10:17
Fresno State   FG  Nebraska 14 - Fresno State 20
3rd Quarter - 8:20
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 21 - Fresno State 20
4th Quarter - 12:59
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 28 - Fresno State 20
4th Quarter - 12:06
Fresno State   TD  Nebraska 28 - Fresno State 26
4th Quarter - 11:50
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 35 - Fresno State 26
4th Quarter - 5:24
Fresno State   FG  Nebraska 35 - Fresno State 29
4th Quarter - 2:02
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 42 - Fresno State 29
TEAMS

Team Records

  Fresno State Nebraska
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Fresno State Nebraska
Score 29 42
First Downs 24 16
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-20
45%
4-for-12
33%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 444 438
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-190 35-219
Average/Rush 4.8 6.3
Passing
Comp-Att 20-41 10-21
Passing Yards 254 219
Average/Pass Play 6.2 10.0
Penalties-Yards 5-50 3-25
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 37:12 22:48

PLAYER STATS

Fresno State (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Carr 20/41 254 1 0
Nebraska (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 10/21 219 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Rouse 36 169 4.7 0
D. Carr 3 16 5.3 1
D. Wylie 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Martinez 15 166 11.1 2
R. Burkhead 15 55 3.7 2
A. Abdullah 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Evans 6 63 10.5 0
A. Johnson 1 55 55.0 0
D. Wylie 4 50 12.5 0
J. Harper 2 33 16.5 1
R. Rouse 3 28 9.3 0
J. Saunders 1 17 17.0 0
I. Burse 2 5 2.5 0
A. Raphael 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Turner 3 63 21.0 0
K. Reed 2 61 30.5 0
K. Bell 1 42 42.0 0
B. Cotton 1 20 20.0 0
Q. Enunwa 1 16 16.0 1
T. Marlowe 1 13 13.0 0
R. Burkhead 1 4 4.0 0
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