% Nebraska improved to 9-1 with Saturday night’s victory, its best start since opening 11-0 in 2001. The victory ensures Nebraska its third straight nine-win season, the first time NU has recorded nine wins or more in three straight years since its NCAA record streak of 33 straight years of nine wins from 1969 to 2001. This is the 45th nine-win season in school history.
% Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini improved to 29-9 overall and produced a third straight nine-win season. He joins Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne and Frank Solich as the only coaches in NU history to win nine games in each of their first three seasons. Pelini is only the third coach in Big 12 history (since 1996) to win nine games in each of their first three seasons, joining Solich and Texas’ Mack Brown.
% Nebraska’s victory was its ninth straight win in the month of November, dating back to a Nov. 1, 2008, loss at Oklahoma. It also marks Nebraska’s ninth straight home victory in November since a 2004 loss to Colorado.
% Nebraska improved to 5-1 in the Big 12 Conference, marking its third straight year with at least five conference victories. Previously, NU had not had as many as three straight years with five or more Big 12 wins since reaching that mark in six straight seasons from 1996 to 2001.
% Nebraska defeated Kansas for the 21st straight time in Lincoln, dating back to a loss in 1968.
% Nebraska senior I-back Roy Helu Jr. rushed 18 times for 85 yards and a 20-yard TD run in the second quarter. Helu increased his season rushing total to 991 yards, and his career rushing total to 3,150 yards. Helu Jr. is within nine yards of posting the 30th, 1,000-yard rushing season in school history. He also moved within three yards of Calvin Jones for fourth place on the NU career rushing list.
% In four career games against Kansas, Helu Jr. totaled 412 rushing yards on 71 carries. He has six career touchdowns against the Jayhawks.
% Helu’s touchdown run was his 10th of the season and the 27th of his career.
% Senior receiver Niles Paul caught seven passes for 79 yards, marking the eighth time in the past 15 games Paul has recorded four or more receptions. Paul increased his career receptions total to 99, moving him past Matt Davison (93 receptions) into sixth place on the career receptions list. Paul pushed his career receiving yardage total to 1,479 yards to move into fifth place on the NU career list. He passed Maurice Purify (1,444) and Davison (1,456) in Saturday night’s game. Paul had 154 receiving yards against Kansas last season.
% Junior receiver Brandon Kinnie tied his career high with six receptions in Saturday night’s game (also earlier this season vs. Western Kentucky), marking his third game with five or more receptions.
% Junior linebacker Lavonte David finished with 10 tackles, including two sacks for eight yards. With his 10 tackles Saturday night, David pushed his season total to 106. He is the first Nebraska player to top 100 tackles since Barrett Ruud had 143 tackles in 2004. David is 13 tackles from cracking the top 10 on the Nebraska single-season tackle list. It was also his sixth double-figure tackle effort of the season.
% Junior defensive tackle Jared Crick had two sacks for 12 yards giving him a team-high 6.5 sacks this season. He has 16 sacks in his career, tying him with Jared Tomich and Kenny Walker for 10th on the NU career sack list. He totaled a season-high nine tackles on the night, bettering his eight tackles against Missouri.
% Junior cornerback Alfonzo Dennard intercepted his fourth pass of the season to tie for the team lead. Nebraska has 16 interceptions this season.
% The Nebraska defense finished the game with six sacks for 28 yards. The Huskers have totaled 14 sacks in the past three games.
% Kansas finished with 87 total yards in Saturday night’s game including just 72 rushing yards. The 87 total yards are the fewest by an opponent this season. The previous low was 236 yards by South Dakota State. Last year’s season low came with 109 yards against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl, which was the previous best by a Bo Pelini-coached Nebraska defense. The 87 yards allowed marked the fewest by an NU opponent since Baylor managed just 84 yards on 56 plays on Oct. 21, 2000.
% KU passed for just 15 yards in Saturday night’s game, marking the sixth Nebraska opponent this season to throw for 135 or fewer yards. It was the fewest passing yards by an NU opponent since Nicholls State had 0 passing yards at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 9, 2006.
% Nebraska allowed 10 or fewer points for the ninth time in 13 home games over the past two seasons, including three times in 2010.
% Freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez rushed for 71 yards on 11 carries in Saturday night’s game to improve his season rushing total to 957 yards. He moved past Calvin Jones (900 yards) into second place among Nebraska freshmen. He also moved from eighth to fifth on the Nebraska season rushing list for quarterbacks, passing Eric Crouch (889 in 1999), Gerry Gdowski (925 in 1989) and Jammal Lord (948 in 2003) on the list.
% Senior Alex Henery scored eight points on two extra points and a two field goals. He increased his career scoring total to 373, moving him past Eric Crouch (368 points) into second place on the Nebraska career scoring list. He is within 15 points of Kris Brown’s school-record of 388 points. Henery extended his PAT made streak to 107. He also improved to 14-of-15 on field goals this season and 64-of-72 in his career.
% Henery averaged 43.2 yards on six punts and had five of his punts downed inside the Jayhawk 20.
% Nebraska rushed for 230 yards in Saturday night’s game, marking the ninth time in 10 games the Huskers have topped 200 rushing yards.
% Saturday night’s game captains were junior C Mike Caputo, sophomore LB Eric Martin and junior FB Tyler Legate.