Marlon Lucky pushed the Nebraska offense to a fast start with a 34-yard touchdown run on the game's opening drive. He later added two other long scoring runs of 45 and 51 yards. Each of Lucky's three long rushes surpassed his previous career-long run entering Saturday's contest of 13 yards (Nicholls State).
The Big 12 offensive award is the fourth such honor for a Husker player in the last two years. Senior quarterback Zac Taylor was tabbed following a record-shattering passing performance last year against Iowa State. In addition to Taylor, junior linebacker Bo Ruud and former punter Sam Koch were named Big 12 Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, in 2005.