Nebraska defeats Wake Forest 20-17
Wake Forest allowed the
Cornhuskers to slip through for a 20-17 defeat at home.
Keller threw for 258 yards and a touchdown, completing 24-of-41
passes for Nebraska (2-0) to for the Cornhuskers 20-17 victory
over the Demon Deacons on Saturday. Wake Forest had 17-13 lead
in the third quarter less than 10 minutes into the 3rd, but two
minutes later Marlon Lucky rushed for a 22 yards touchdown to
give back Nebraska the lead.
The Cornhuskers managed to hold on to
the 20-17 score until the end of the game. Wake Forest had the
opportunity to at least tie the score in the fourth quarter,
when John Russell intercepted the pass at the Nebraska 10, but
Nebraska took the ball back three plays later, after Zackary
Bowman had a critical interception in the end zone with 6:05 on
the clock. Last chance for Wake Forest, when Ben Eisenhart
seemed to intercept Hodges' third-down pass near midfield, but
after a replay the officials reversed the ruling.
Brett Hodges was 12 for 24 for 140 yards
with two interceptions in his first start for Wake Forest, who
did significantly better than last week, but signed a second
lost this football season.
Nebraska entered the game favorite to
win with odds -380, compared to the odds on Wake Forest to win
the game at +290 by the online oddsmaker
Bodog Sports. The
finals score 20-17 was UNDER the posted point spread of 51, with
a payout of -110. Visit
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college football games.
Published on 09/08/2007