Nebraska Sets record in Come-From-Behind Win Over Ohio State 34-27 - Page 2

Author: Leland Johnson
Published: October 09, 2011 at 9:13 pm

The game winning drive was set up from interception of Bauserman by Husker cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste.  Jean-Baptiste was getting his first playing time at cornerback since being moved from wideout earlier in September.

After the game coach Pelini praised Jean-Baptiste, "He came in and we were struggling there. Stanley came in and made plays. He went in there and made the interception, he played really well. He did some really good things for a guy who hasn't played much corner."    

Offensive coordinator Tim Beck put the game in Martinez's and Burkhead's hands.  Calling option plays and allowing Marintez to make checks at the line.  After an 18 yard gain by Martinez, the next play was a handoff to Burkhead who rumbled down the sideline for th 17 yard game winning touchdown.  Nebraska 34, Ohio State 27.

Burkhead finished with 119 rushing yards and 59 receiving with two touchdowns.  Asked if it was his greatest game he said, "Probably so. That was something else. That was unbelievable. I’ve never been a part of a game to be down that much and come back and win in that fashion. That was an unbelievable win all around. If feels good."

The Nebraska locker room was surely full of energy after the amazing come back.  One has to speculate what the locker room would have been if the result ended up differently.

"I'm proud of our football team, I'm proud of the character on our team," said Pelini after the game.  "They just kept fighting."  Pelini seemed especially elated after beating his alma mater.

The Huskers are scheduled off this week before heading to Minnesota on October 22nd.  The game will be the second road conference road test of the season.  


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