Nebraska seemed to pick up some offensive momentum after halftime Saturday night, creating both a quick-strike touchdown and methodical score in building a 31-14 lead.
The Huskers took the second-half kickoff and marched 65 yards in just five plays (all runs), needing just 1:32 to score. The touchdown came on a nice 31-yard carry by I-back Imani Cross.
After Wyoming missed a field goal, NU followed with a 15-play, 67-yard drive that chewed up 6:22. Taylor Martinez threw his second touchdown pass of the game, connecting with Quincy Enunwa on a 3-yard score (initially ruled incomplete, but overturned after review).
Ameer Abdullah carried seven times for 26 yards on that possession, going over the 100-yard mark for the game.
Wyoming pulled back within 31-21 with 2:04 left in the third quarter, with Brett Smith hitting Brandon Miller on a 22-yard pass for the score.
Also in the third:
>> Smith hit 5 of 6 passes on the Cowboys’ scoring drive, which got help at the start from a 15-yard face-mask penalty on Vincent Valentine.
>> NU defensive end Randy Gregory had a potential sack negated by a roughing-the-passer call.
>> Husker freshman Terrell Newby got the first six rushing attempts of his career in the quarter, including the last five carries of the third (picking up 34 yards).