Huskers pound Cyclones

Jeff Stell

-LINCOLN, Neb. – It didn’t take long for the ISU football team to fall

behind to Nebraska here Saturday and in typical fashion, the

Huskers poured it on in a 48-14 victory.

-The fourth-ranked Huskers raced to a 20-0 lead after the first

quarter and never looked back in a battle of Big 12 North

unbeatens. The loss drops the Cyclones to 3-1, snapping a six

game winning streak dating back to last year.

-After the successful first quarter, it only got better for the Huskers

who tacked on three more touchdowns in the second quarter to

take a 41-0 halftime lead. Husker quarterback Eric Crouch scored

four touchdowns while defensive back Keyou Craver gave the

Huskers their first score on a 57-yard interception return for a

touchdown only two minutes into the contest.

-“It was complete domination by Nebraska in the first half,” ISU

head coach Dan McCarney said. “The turnovers killed us and

Nebraska really disrupted us defensively. We can’t have these

kind of disasterous halves like we did tonight.”

-The Cyclones tallied 336 yards of total offense. Quarterback

Seneca Wallace finished 13-of-29 for 214 yards, one touchdown

and two interceptions. Big 12 leading rusher Ennis Haywood

managed 61 yards on 20 carries.