Kansas State 25

(4-6, 1-6 Big 12)

Nebraska 27

(6-4, 3-4 Big Ten)

2:00 PM ET, November 12, 2005

Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE), Lincoln, NE

1 2 3 4 T
KSU 6 6 10 325
NEB 7 10 7 327

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Taylor (NEB) - 220 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Ross (NEB) - 26 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Swift (NEB) - 7 REC, 109 YDS, 2 TD

Nebraska 27, Kansas State 25

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Jordan Congdon kicked a 40-yard field goal with 1:05 left and Nebraska ended a three-game losing streak with a 27-25 victory over Kansas State on Saturday.

The Cornhuskers (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) became bowl eligible after missing postseason play last year for the first time since 1968. K-State (4-6, 1-6) lost its fifth straight and will miss out on a bowl for the second straight year.

Congdon's winning kick came after Kansas State had come back from a 24-12 deficit to lead 25-24 on Tim Schwerdt's 27-yard field goal with 4:18 to play.

Freshman Harrison Beck, who took over for the injured Zac Taylor in the fourth quarter, led Nebraska on its winning drive after throwing a costly interception that set up K-State's go-ahead field goal.

Taylor, who had taken every snap this season, was knocked out with 14:06 left when he took a hard hit from Zach Diles.

Beck hit Nate Swift with a 21-yard completion, and a roughing-the-passer penalty on Tearrius George moved the ball to the K-State 31. Four plays later Congdon kicked his freshman school-record 15th field goal of the season. He has now made nine in a row.

Taylor threw two touchdown passes to Swift. His second, a 34-yarder that gave Nebraska its 12-point lead in the third quarter, allowed him to break Dave Humm's single-season passing record of 2,074 yards in 1972. Taylor has thrown for 2,094 yards with one regular-season game left.

Taylor was 21 of 31 for 220 yards. Beck was 1 of 6 for 21 yards, with an interception.

Allan Evridge, who didn't complete a pass until 6:13 remained in the third quarter, was 5 of 27 for 77 yards, with an interception. Evridge led all rushers with 138 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.

Cory Ross led Nebraska with 69 yards and a touchdown on 26 attempts.

The Wildcats converted a Nebraska turnover into a touchdown and recorded two safeties in the third quarter to pull within 24-22.

But Nebraska turned back the Wildcats on their next four series, two of which ended on an interception and a blocked field goal.

But after Bryan Baldwin intercepted Beck and made a 36-yard return to the 9, the Wildcats were in position for Schwerdt's go-ahead field goal.

Nebraska took a 17-12 lead late in the first half on Taylor's 19-yard touchdown pass to Swift, and the two connected again in the third quarter for a 24-12 advantage.

Kansas State got back to 24-20 thanks to two Nebraska mistakes.

Blake Seiler recovered a Taylor fumble at the Nebraska 11, and Evridge scored two plays later on a 7-yard run. A botched PAT attempt left the score 24-18.

After Nebraska kick returner Marlon Lucky made an ill-advised decision to bring the ball out of the end zone and was stopped at the 2, Kansas State's Maurice Porter and Diles tackled Ross in the end zone for a safety.

The Wildcats were threatening to score the go-ahead touchdown when Corey McKeon intercepted a tipped ball at the 4.

Kansas State recorded another safety to pull to 24-22 when Reggie Walker tackled Ross in the end zone after Ross caught a swing pass from Taylor.

K-State missed another chance to take the lead on the ensuing possession when Barry Turner blocked a 31-yard field goal attempt.