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Nebraska goes for 800th win against Kansas State

Oct 10, 2006 - 9:32 PM No. 21 Nebraska (5-1) at Kansas St (4-2), 7:10 pm EDT

MANHATTAN, Kansas (Ticker) - Nebraska has a chance to join Michigan, Notre Dame and Texas among college football's elite Saturday.

The 21st-ranked Cornhuskers travel to Manhattan to take on Kansas State in a Big 12 Conference North Division matchup.

Nebraska (5-1, 2-0 Big 12 North) is coming off a 28-14 victory over Iowa State in its Big 12 opener. With a win this week over the Wildcats, the Cornhuskers would join the Wolverines, Fighting Irish and Longhorns as teams with 800 victories.

"It's great to contribute to the 800th win of Nebraska football, it's an honor to have this team be a part of that," Nebraska coach Bill Callahan said. "But we have a lot of work to do. It has to be earned. It's not just given to you, so we respect that factor.

"Of course, we're honored and privileged if we can achieve that, but it's just a tremendous contribution by every one in the program to contribute to the success, history, and tradition of Nebraska football."

Cody Glenn rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns and Brandon Jackson added 116 and a score to lead Nebraska to its first road win of the season last week. Nebraska lost its only other road game, 28-10, to No. 3 Southern California on September 16.

Kansas State (4-2, 1-1 North) rallied from a late deficit to snap a two-game losing streak last week.

Freshman Josh Freeman threw for 177 yards and ran for the go-ahead score as Kansas State overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to post a 31-27 victory over Oklahoma State.

Leon Patton rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown, but highlighted his afternoon with a 95-yard kickoff return for the Wildcats.

Nebraska leads the series, 73-15-2, but had lost three straight before posting a 27-25 victory last season in Lincoln.

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