October 8, 2006
Your complete breakdown of the NU vs. ISU game
AMES, Iowa - Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan was like a pitcher on Saturday night that threw off the opposition with off speed pitches.
For most of the season Callahan went with his two fast ball running backs Marlon Lucky and Kenny Wilson, but on Saturday, he went with two guys that had a change-up styles instead.
When it was all said and done, sophomore running back Cody Glenn and junior running backBrandon Jackson had a combined 41 carries for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Jackson and Glenn controlled the pace of the game and set an early tone that would help propel the Huskers to their first win in Ames since 2000.
"I'm really proud of those two guys," Callahan said of Glenn and Jackson. "They really emerged again and I have a lot of confidence in all our backs. All of them played today and all of them had a role.
"I'm just excited that we came in here with a little bit more heavier formations and we didn't spread it out as much. We tried to pound the ball at their defense quite a bit and I think we accomplished what we set to out to do."
Going into the game, most thought Nebraska (5-1, 2-0) would attack ISU's (3-3, 0-2) secondary that ranked as one of the worst against the pass in the country.
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