Boxscore
Nebraska 38, Wyoming 14
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - War Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 32617

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Nebraska 7 7 10 14 38
Wyoming 0 7 0 7 14

Recap


Rex Burkhead rushed for two touchdowns, and Taylor Martinez ran for one and threw for another to help No. 9 Nebraska overcome another sluggish first half to defeat host Wyoming 38-14 on Saturday.
 
The Huskers (4-0), who have struggled to take control early in each of their last two games, did so again in their first road meeting with the Cowboys (3-1).
 
Burkhead provided an early spark for Nebraska on the first play of its second drive when he took a pitch from Martinez and went down the left sideline for a 45-yard touchdown run. However, the Huskers’ high-scoring offense was forced to punt on their other three possessions until Martinez ran up the middle for 8 yards to give Nebraska a 14-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
 
Wyoming freshman quarterback Brett Smith answered with a scoring drive of his own on the next possession when he hit Mazi Ogbonna in stride down the middle with a 48-yard touchdown pass.
 
Nebraska attempted to push the lead back to double digits at the end of the half, but Brett Maher’s field-goal attempt sailed just wide right.
 
The Huskers, who have scored 83 of their 131 points over the last three games in the second half, finally got it going with 17 unanswered points in the third quarter, keyed by Burkhead’s 16-yard score on the first drive of the second half.
 
Martinez stretched the lead to 31-7 with an 8-yard pass to Kenny Bell early in the fourth quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:29
Nebraska   TD  Wyoming 0 - Nebraska 7
2nd Quarter - 6:28
Nebraska   TD  Wyoming 0 - Nebraska 14
2nd Quarter - 3:37
Wyoming   TD  Wyoming 7 - Nebraska 14
3rd Quarter - 13:39
Nebraska   TD  Wyoming 7 - Nebraska 21
3rd Quarter - 8:06
Nebraska   FG  Wyoming 7 - Nebraska 24
4th Quarter - 13:55
Nebraska   TD  Wyoming 7 - Nebraska 31
4th Quarter - 8:13
Wyoming   TD  Wyoming 14 - Nebraska 31
4th Quarter - 3:57
Nebraska   TD  Wyoming 14 - Nebraska 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Nebraska Wyoming
W/L 4 - 0 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Nebraska Wyoming
Score 38 14
First Downs 24 18
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-13
54%
7-for-17
41%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 490 305
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 49-333 31-137
Average/Rush 6.8 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 12-21 18-34
Passing Yards 157 168
Average/Pass Play 7.1 4.8
Penalties-Yards 5-48 7-68
Fumbles-Lost 4-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 28:32 31:28

PLAYER STATS

Nebraska (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 12/21 157 1 0
Wyoming (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Smith 17/33 166 2 1
A. McCoy 1/1 2 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Burkhead 15 170 11.3 2
A. Jones 4 38 9.5 0
T. Martinez 12 37 3.1 1
A. Abdullah 3 36 12.0 0
B. Heard 9 33 3.7 1
A. Green 3 19 6.3 0
T. Legate 1 4 4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Alexander 14 55 3.9 0
B. Miller 10 38 3.8 0
G. Muhammad 3 21 7.0 0
R. Herron 1 21 21.0 0
B. Smith 3 2 0.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Reed 1 44 44.0 0
B. Kinnie 3 31 10.3 0
Q. Enunwa 1 30 30.0 0
J. Turner 2 23 11.5 0
K. Bell 2 20 10.0 1
A. Abdullah 1 11 11.0 0
T. Legate 1 2 2.0 0
R. Burkhead 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Ogbonna 2 54 27.0 1
R. Herron 4 35 8.8 1
D. Rufran 3 26 8.7 0
C. McNeill 2 18 9.0 0
J. Doctson 3 17 5.7 0
G. Muhammad 2 11 5.5 0
D. Lester 2 7 3.5 0
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