LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -
passed for 324 yards and three touchdowns, Roy Helu Jr. ran for 115 yards and two scores, and Nebraska bounced back from a
humiliating defeat at Oklahoma to beat Kansas 45-35 on Saturday.
The Huskers (6-4, 3-3 Big 12), coming off a 62-28 loss to the Sooners, became bowl eligible with their 20th straight win over
the Jayhawks in Lincoln. Kansas (6-4, 3-3), which throttled the Huskers 76-39 in Lawrence last year, hasn't won on the road
against Nebraska since 1968.
, the Huskers' 300-pound nose tackle, added to a career-best 12-tackle game by lining up at fullback and catching a 2-yard
touchdown pass from Ganz for a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.
threw three touchdown passes and became Kansas' career passing leader, but he was sacked five times. He finished 15-of-30
for 304 yards.
Ganz, who completed 28-of-37 passes, went over 300 yards passing for the fourth time in five games and eighth time in 12 career
Helu, who had a career-high 157 yards rushing against Oklahoma, split carries with
in the first half. But the Huskers called on Helu almost exclusively after they fell behind 21-17.
Helu dived for the pylon to finish a 10-yard run and put Nebraska ahead to stay late in the third quarter. After Kansas went
three plays and out, he took an inside handoff and ran off right tackle for a 52-yard touchdown and a 31-21 lead.
After the Jayhawks got back to 31-28 on
's 7-yard run, Helu went back to work. He hurdled cornerback
on his way to a 23-yard gain before Suh, occasionally used as a blocking back, lumbered into the end zone wide open to catch
a short TD pass. It was the second career touchdown for Suh, who ran back an interception 49 yards against San Jose State.
intercepted Reesing on Kansas' next possession, and after place-kicker
ran 9 yards for a first down on a fake field goal, Ganz hit
for a 14-yard touchdown.
Reesing's 14-yard run pulled his team within 10 points with 2:15 left, and the Jayhawks'
recovered the onside kick. But Kansas turned the ball over on downs, and the Huskers ran out the clock.
The teams matched touchdowns in the first half. Lucky took a direct snap, ran three steps and flipped a jump pass over the
line to tight end
for a 4-yard touchdown. Ganz later hit
with a 25-yard pass for Brooks' first career touchdown.
Reesing stayed on his feet after taking a direct hit from cornerback
, then unloaded a short sideline pass to
, who ran the rest of the way for a 28-yard TD. Reesing broke Frank Seurer's career passing yardage record on the play and
now has 6,632 in three seasons, the past two as the starter.
Reesing's second touchdown pass, a 53-yarder to
, put the Jayhawks up 14-7. Briscoe became Kansas' all-time leader in TD receptions with 18.