Junior I-back Rex Burkhead rushed for a career-high 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Nebraska’s 38-14 win over Wyoming. Burkhead’s career-best performance came in his second straight 100-yard gamet and sixth of his career and included scoring runs of 45 and 16 yards. Burkhead’s impressive totals came on just 15 carries, averaging 11.3 yards per carry while playing with an injured ankle.
Nebraska’s defense was solid dealing with the high altitude and without the services of All-America candidate Jared Crick who missed the game. With an injury, that snapped a streak of 31 straight starts for the senior from Cozad. Defensive back Alfonzo Dennard, who made his first start of the year after missing the first three games with an injury.