September 2, 2006

Your complete break down of the La Tech game

The offensive stat numbers haven't looked this pretty for a Nebraska in quite some time.

When it was all said and done, the Huskers finished with 252 yards rushing and 332 yards passing in a 49-10 route over Louisiana Tech in front of a Memorial Stadium record crowd of 85,151. Saturday was the first time Nebraska has run for 250 and thrown for 250 yards in the same game since 1996 when they threw for 273 yards and ran for 332 yards against Kansas.

After the game, NU offensive coordinator Jay Norvell called Saturday's showing the most complete performance the West Coast offense has had in it's three-year stint in Lincoln.

"I don't think there's any question it was," Norvell said. We ran the ball well today, we threw the ball well today and we did the things we wanted to do, which is good.

"Offensively, I think this is probably the most complete game we've had since we've been here as far as converting on third down and running the football and scoring in the red zone and throwing at a high percentage."

In all, Nebraska was five-of-seven in the red zone and senior quarterback Zac Taylor finished 66 percent on his passing after starting the game out 0-of-5.

However, the thing that made Norvell the most happy about Saturday's win was 13 different offensive linemen, two different quarterbacks, four different running backs and all of the tight ends and receivers took snaps on Saturday.

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