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Zac Lee gets start for Nebraska at QB

10/24/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini went with experience in today's game against Iowa State when he started Zac Lee for the seventh straight game this season.

Freshman Cody Green was considered as a starter before Pelini went with Lee.

That supposed savvy didn't help as the Cornhuskers' Roy Helu Jr. fumbled on Nebraska's first offensive snap.

Four plays later, Grant Mahoney booted a 52-yard field goal to put the Cyclones on the board.

The Cyclones are playing without their two key offensive players. Quarterback Austen Arnaud has been benched with a bruised hand and tailback Alexander Robinson is out with a pulled groin muscle. Jerome Tiller got the start for the Cyclones at quarterback and Jeremiah Schwartz will start at tailback.