Nebraska Wins Final Football Meeting With Kansas 20-3
Nov. 13, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. – Despite a strong defensive showing, the University of Kansas football team fell 20-3 to Nebraska in front of 85,587 fans Saturday night at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium.
The loss dropped KU to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the Big 12 while the 8th-ranked Huskers improved to 9-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
Kansas posted two takeaways, committed just one penalty and held Nebraska under its season averages for yards gained, but it wasn’t enough.
Offensively, the Jayhawks mustered just 87 total yards. Junior QB Quinn Mecham completed 3-of-13 passes for 15 yards and an interception. On the ground, sophomore WR Bradley McDougald gained 27 yards on four rushes to lead the way. Freshman RB James Sims added 24 yards on nine carries.
Mecham was sacked six times as the receivers were covered well by the NU secondary all night.
Senior safety Chris Harris had 12 tackles to lead the defense. Sophomore CB also was in double digits with 10 stops. Redshirt NB Tyler Patmon recorded his third takeaway in the last two games with an interception return of eight yards. Junior LB Steven Johnson forced and recovered a fumble for the other turnover. Senior DE Jake Laptad posted a sack for his fourth straight game to go with seven tackles.
Nebraska scored once in each quarter. In the first quarter, Rex Burkhead scored on a four-yard run. Roy Helu added the second TD in the second quarter from 20 yards out. The teams traded 42 yard field goals in the third quarter, before the Huskers ended the scoring in the fourth on a 24 yard field goal.
Kansas PK Jacob Branstetter’s 42 yard field goal in the third matched his career long.
The game ends the longest uninterrupted rivalry in college football at 105 straight years. Overall the two programs have played 117 times.
Kansas hosts Oklahoma State for Senior Day on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. The game will be carried live on FSN and the Jayhawk Radio Network.