Huskers Edge Wildcats
True freshman Jordan Congdon's 40-yard field goal with 1:05 remaining gave Nebraska a come-from-behind 27-25 victory over Kansas State at Memorial Stadium on Senior Day Saturday afternoon.
Congdon's second field goal of the game and his ninth straight made field goal of the season helped Nebraska (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) snap a three-game losing streak and make the Huskers bowl eligible for the 36th time in the last 37 seasons. Nebraska closed the season with a 5-2 record at Memorial Stadium, sending 21 NU seniors out with a victory in their final home games.
Trailing 25-24 with 4:18 remaining, true freshman quarterback Harrison Beck guided the Huskers on a 55-yard scoring drive to set up Congdon's heroics. Beck, who was making his Nebraska debut in relief of the injured starting quarterback Zac Taylor, rifled a 21-yard completion to the KSU 46-yard line while a 15-yard roughing the passer call moved the ball to the KSU 31. The Huskers ran three straight plays to set up Congdon's attempt, which sailed through the uprights for his school freshman record 15th field goal of the season and a two-point Husker win. The kick was also tied for the second-longest field goal of his NU career.
Kansas State (4-6, 1-6 Big 12) had one final opportunity, but the Blackshirts held firm, holding the Wildcats to one first down, as Allen Evridge threw three straight incompletions to end KSU's final drive, sending the the NCAA-record 275th consecutive sellout crowd of 77,761 into a frenzy.
The Huskers harrassed Kansas State into just 6-of-30 completions for 103 yards, including a 5-for-27 effort by Evridge.
Meanwhile Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor went 21 for 31 for 220 yards and a pair touchdowns before leaving the game with an injury early in the fourth quarter.
-NU Sports Information