K-State Falls to Nebraska in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Kansas State had two 100-yard receivers and James Johnson rushed for over 100 yards but Nebraska held the upper hand Saturday in a 73-31 win in Lincoln.

Joe Ganz threw for 510 yards and seven touchdowns to set school records and Nebraska scored on 11 straight possessions while ending a five-game losing streak in the win over the Wildcats Saturday.

Kansas State (5-5, 3-4) hadn't given up so many points since a 75-28 defeat to Oklahoma in 1971.

Nebraska's defense pressured Josh Freeman all day, sacking him four times. The Wildcats had 428 yards, but most came after the game was out of hand. Jordy Nelson set a new school record for receiving yards in a season after collecting 125 yards on nine catches, breaking James Terry's mark of 1,232 set back in 2003. The 100-yard receiving effort was also his seventh of the season, a new K-State record.

Nebraska had 702 total yards, which were the most since the 1995 team had 776 against Iowa State.

Ganz, making his second start of the season, completed 30 of 40 passes with no interceptions before leaving in the middle of the fourth quarter. His big day came after he threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns in last week's blowout loss at Kansas.

Ganz's seven TD passes -- three to Frantz Hardy -- were the most since Eric Crouch threw for five against Iowa State in 2000.

After Nelson's 21-yard touchdown catch opened the scoring, the Wildcats went up 10-7 on Brooks Rossman's 31-yard field goal, and then the Nebraska defense clamped down. Cortney Grixby tied it 7-all with a 94-yard kickoff return, Nebraska's first for a touchdown since 1998.

Ganz passed 26 yards to Marlon Lucky for the go-ahead touchdown. He pump-faked once to his left and then threw to his right to Lucky, who picked up a block from offensive lineman Mike Smith on his way to the end zone.

Andre Jones returned a punt 43 yards to set up Ganz's 36-yard TD pass to Hardy, who also caught 8-yard and 39-yard scoring passes in the third quarter.

Alex Henery's 27-yard field goal, Lucky's 5-yard run, and Ganz's 23-yard pass to Todd Peterson put the Huskers up 38-10 at halftime.

Freeman completed 26 of 44 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and he ran for a 4-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

James Johnson led K-State with a game-high 129 yards rushing. Lucky had 103 yards and two touchdowns for Nebraska.