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Saturday, November 21, 2009
Nebraska matches KSU with grinding first drive


LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska matched Kansas State by one-upping the Wildcats with their ball-control offense.

The Cornhuskers utilized a rollout pass to the right from quarterback Zac Lee on four different occasions as they tried to pick on the Wildcats' weak secondary.

That passing and a steady dose of Roy Helu Jr. helped account for a season-best 16-play drive. But the possession came to a halt when Lee overthrew a wide-open Mike McNeill in the end zone.

It led to a 34-yard field goal from Alex Henery that tied the score.

The two long drives gobbled up most of the first quarter. We've finished the first quarter in only 31 minutes.

KSU has to like where it is after one quarter.