Cody Green, making his first collegiate start and first since Tommie Frazier for NU in 1992 as a true freshmen, went 12-21 for 161 yards on no TDs as the Huskers win at Baylor 20-10 to improve to 2-2 in the Big 12.
Green’s lone mistake led to a Baylor touchdown late in the third quarter when Green threw to Khiry Cooper in the flat, but was picked off by BU’s Cliff Odom who went 42 yards for a touchdown. That was the final score of the game, but it was a near perfect first half for NU that led to a 20-0 lead.
Special teams was big. Alex Henery hit two field goals of 45 and 22, and the Huskers got on the board in the first quarter when NU blocked a punt and Justin Blatchford grabbed it for a touchdown.
Green was 6 of 9 in the first half, but he also got good running production from Dontrayveous Robinson who picked up 61 yards on 13 carries. Green also added 43 yards on 8 carries.
The Huskers were outgained 276-273, but got an outstanding game from Jared Crick who had 13 tackles, 10 solos and five sacks, plus he recovered a fumble. Baylor tried their best to slow down Ndamukong Suh, but let Crick have a field day on Bears’ QB Nick Florence.