No. 13 Nebraska Rolls Past Colorado State : Cornhuskers: They warm up for No. 4 Washington with 71-14 victory, getting 529 yards rushing and 696 overall.

From Associated Press

If Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne is excited about the offense of his 13th-ranked Cornhuskers, he isn’t letting it show one week before taking on No. 4 Washington.

Not even Saturday’s 71-14 victory over Colorado State was enough to get Osborne visibly excited.

“I thought we’d be able to score on whomever we played,” Osborne said.

“We thought Colorado State would be a good football game. I thought it would be a game that would go to the fourth quarter and we’d win by a couple of touchdowns.


“We hope we play well offensively and we got about 700 yards today and 800 yards last week. Washington, they’re not that kind of football team. It’ll be a real head-knocker. It will be real test for a lot of people, but that’s what you play for.”

Tailback Derek Brown rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns for Nebraska (2-0).

The Cornhuskers had 696 yards in total offense--529 rushing--against Colorado State (1-2).

Nebraska, which had 787 yards in total offense and 617 rushing in its 59-28 opening victory over Utah State, had 309 yards rushing and 429 yards in total offense in taking a 43-0 halftime lead.


Omar Soto scored twice in the first half on runs of 34 and six yards. Quarterback Keithen McCant ran five yards for one touchdown and threw 25 yards to tight end Johnny Mitchell for another score.

The Rams lost four fumbles and had a pass intercepted in the first half, when they had only three first downs and 65 total yards.