Huskers regain confidence after KU shutout

KU feels the pain after Saturday's loss

Though Saturday marked the second visit to Memorial Stadium for most Jayhawk juniors and seniors, junior college transfer Dion Rayford was experiencing Cornhusker football for the first time.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder admitted he was a little intimidated by the sea of red in the stands.

"It's a lot different," Rayford said. "I've never seen that many people wear red in my life. You feel like you're in a pro stadium. You can't say we weren't pumped. It's just all those fans - they kind of get to you."

Nebraska moved to No. 7 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches' Poll with its win. The Huskers moved up by virtue of Virginia's 41-38 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday.

With the game under control, a handful of Nebraska third- and fourth-stringers were able to put up career-high numbers against the Jayhawks.

Fullback Billy Legate scored his first career touchdown on a 6-yard scamper with six minutes, 53 seconds remaining in the game. Walk on quarterback Jay Runty also recorded a career-long 26-yard run in the final period. I-back Dan White took five carries for 23 yards, including a career-long 7-yarder. Quarterback Monte Christo also recorded a career high 62 yards on the ground, scoring NU's final touchdown on a 42-yard run.

Nebraska kicker Kris Brown extended his school record of consecutive extra points to 116 Saturday with five PATs.

With two field goals, Brown also boosted his career-NU-record point total to 348. The senior booted a 27- and a 28-yarder.

Injury update: Junior wingback Frankie London fractured his left tibia on a punt return in the third quarter. He had surgery Sunday and will be out the rest of the season. DeAngelo Evans is listed as questionable for the Missouri game with a bruised tailbone.

Solich said it was likely two quarterbacks would play Saturday, as Bobby Newcombe did not practice Monday and will see limited snaps this week with the No. 1 offense. Freshmen Eric Crouch will return to practice this week

Gameday notebook compiled by staff writer Lisa Vonnahme and senior staff writer David Wilson

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