Boxscore
Nebraska 73, Idaho State 7
Saturday, September 22, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 84923

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Idaho State 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 35 10 21 7 73

Recap

No. 22 Nebraska 73, Idaho State 7: Rex Burkhead returned to the Nebraska lineup for the first time since the season opener and rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cornhuskers to an easy non-conference win.

Nebraska (3-1) raced to a 35-0 lead after the opening quarter and was never threatened against visiting Idaho State (1-2), an FCS member from the Big Sky Conference.

Burkhead, the senior I-back who was injured on his third carry of the season in the opener against Southern Miss, gave the Huskers an early lead with a career-long 61-yard touchdown run. Burkhead passed former Husker All-Americans I.M. Hipp and Lawrence Phillips to move into seventh on NU's all-time rushing list.

Quarterback Taylor Martinez, who also played only the first half, completed 9 of 13 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns, including a 68-yarder to Kenny Bell on a shovel pass. Nebraska, which led 45-0 at half, rushed for 385 yards and scored its most points since tallying 73 in a win over Kansas State in 2007.

Ameer Abdullah, who filled in admirably during Burkhead's absence, also scored two touchdowns, running for a score in the first quarter before returning a punt 81 yards for a touchdown early in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK: This marks the 31st consecutive season Nebraska has posted a winning non-conference record .. With his 165 yards passing, Martinez moved into fifth place on Nebraska's all-time passing yardage list, vaulting past former Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch ... Since beating Utah State in 2000, Idaho State has lost 18 straight games against FBS opponents.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:41
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 7 - Idaho State 0
1st Quarter - 8:31
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 14 - Idaho State 0
1st Quarter - 6:03
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 21 - Idaho State 0
1st Quarter - 3:37
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 28 - Idaho State 0
1st Quarter - 2:52
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 35 - Idaho State 0
2nd Quarter - 12:01
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 42 - Idaho State 0
2nd Quarter - 0:41
Nebraska   FG  Nebraska 45 - Idaho State 0
3rd Quarter - 12:19
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 52 - Idaho State 0
3rd Quarter - 8:52
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 59 - Idaho State 0
3rd Quarter - 5:25
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 66 - Idaho State 0
4th Quarter - 12:31
Idaho State   TD  Nebraska 66 - Idaho State 7
4th Quarter - 8:11
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 73 - Idaho State 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Idaho State Nebraska
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Idaho State Nebraska
Score 7 73
First Downs 14 26
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-15
13%
5-for-11
45%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 210 569
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-31 52-385
Average/Rush 1.1 7.4
Passing
Comp-Att 21-43 12-18
Passing Yards 179 184
Average/Pass Play 3.6 9.2
Penalties-Yards 5-40 9-104
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 30:07 29:53

PLAYER STATS

Idaho State (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Yost 16/34 123 0 2
C. Reyes 5/9 56 1 0
Nebraska (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 9/13 165 2 0
R. Kellogg III 3/5 19 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Prier 7 43 6.1 0
X. Finney 9 19 2.1 0
B. Mitchell 1 2 2.0 0
C. Reyes 3 1 0.3 0
T. Davis 1 -1 -1.0 0
K. Yost 8 -33 -4.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Burkhead 8 119 14.9 2
I. Cross 12 100 8.3 1
B. Heard 7 74 10.6 1
A. Abdullah 8 49 6.1 1
T. Martinez 7 15 2.1 0
C. Zimmerer 3 14 4.7 0
M. Marrow 3 7 2.3 0
A. Janovich 3 6 2.0 0
B. Marsh 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Austin 5 79 15.8 1
R. Rumble 6 39 6.5 0
C. Richmond 3 24 8.0 0
A. Prier 2 16 8.0 0
D. Graves 3 12 4.0 0
X. Finney 1 7 7.0 0
B. Mitchell 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Bell 1 68 68.0 1
Q. Enunwa 1 35 35.0 1
R. Burkhead 1 25 25.0 0
S. Osborne 3 18 6.0 1
K. Reed 1 13 13.0 0
A. Janovich 1 8 8.0 0
J. Long 1 6 6.0 0
J. Turner 1 6 6.0 0
B. Cotton 1 4 4.0 0
T. Evans 1 1 1.0 0
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