Scores

Final

Wake Forest 3

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Nebraska 31

(2-0, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 10, 2005

Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE), Lincoln, NE

1 2 3 4 T
WAKE 0 3 0 03
NEB 14 0 10 731

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Taylor (NEB) - 114 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Ross (NEB) - 20 CAR, 123 YDS

Receiving: N. Morton (WAKE) - 5 REC, 70 YDS

Nebraska 31, Wake Forest 3

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska returned two interceptions for touchdowns and a fumble for another in a 31-3 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday night.

Cory Ross rushed for 123 yards to highlight a mostly flat offensive performance by the Cornhuskers (2-0).

The Demon Deacons (0-2) couldn't take advantage of Nebraska's offensive problems because they couldn't overcome their own, committing four turnovers and converting only 3-of-16 third downs.

The Huskers led 14-0 thanks to two defensive touchdowns in the opening 13 minutes. Linebacker Corey McKeon ran back an interception 38 yards after Ben Mauk threw an ill-advised pass as Bo Ruud pulled him down. Safety Daniel Bullocks scored after ripping the ball from tailback Micah Andrews and returning it 30 yards.

Nebraska's third defensive score came in the fourth quarter, when linebacker Stewart Bradley returned an interception 43 yards for a 31-3 lead.

It was the first time since at least 1962 that the Huskers had three defensive touchdowns in a game.

Nebraska didn't have any defensive touchdowns last season. It now has four in two games while the offense has scored only two.

The Deacons' only points came on Sam Swank's 51-yard field goal as time ran out in the half. Wake Forest was held without a touchdown for the first time in 51 games, since a 35-6 loss to Florida State in 2000.

Outgained 144-73 in the first half, Nebraska broke open the game with a seven-play, 80-yard scoring drive to start the third quarter.

Ross had a 57-yard run two plays before Zac Taylor threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Frantz Hardy for a 21-3 lead.

Taylor completed six straight passes while moving the Huskers from their 20 the Wake Forest 3 on their next series, but they bogged down and had to settle for Jordan Congdon's 21-yard field goal.

The Huskers, who scored only one offensive touchdown in last week's 25-7 win over Maine, punted on five of six first-half possessions and turned over the ball on downs on the other one.

Taylor was 14-of-33 for 114 yards, with one interception and one touchdown.

Wake Forest tailback Micah Andrews, who ran for 254 yards in a 24-20 loss to Vanderbilt, was held to 64 yards on 14 carries. Mauk was 12-of-27 for 117 yards with three interceptions.

Wake Forest outgained the Huskers 247-234 overall.

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