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Nebraska controls field position early

11/26/2010

Cody Green got the start, as expected, for the Huskers, and he's doing what he needs to do for Nebraska to win: Play efficiently. His numbers might be uninspiring (3-of-5, seven yards; two rushes, six yards), but he nearly threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Curenski Gilleylen in the front left corner of the end zone.

Taylor Martinez is dressed and battling an ankle injury on his right foot and turf toe on his left, but my guess is we won't see him today.

That said, if Nebraska wins this game, Roy Helu Jr. and Rex Burkhead will carry them there, buoyed by a strong defensive performance. When they get chances in Colorado territory, they have to leave with points, and so far, that's what's happened.

Alex Henery's 42-yard attempt was good to put Nebraska up 3-0 late in the first quarter.

Colorado has yet to reach Nebraska territory, but the Huskers first possession neared midfield.

Former coach Dan Hawkins, whose son Cody Hawkins is the Buffaloes' starting quarterback, is also in attendance at the game, watching from the press box.