AMES, Iowa — Nebraska's football team made up its mind at halftime that it wasn't going to be pushed around anymore.
The heavily favored Cornhuskers trailed Iowa State, 14-7, at halftime of Saturday's Big Eight Conference game. But they scored four touchdowns in the final 18 minutes and rolled to a 35-14 victory.
"At halftime, I thought they were knocking us off the ball," Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne said. "We appeared to be a little bit flat. So at halftime, we decided we had to control the line of scrimmage."
Ken Kaelin scored the go-ahead touchdown for the seventh-ranked Cornhuskers late in the third quarter after Iowa State botched a punt. Quarterback Steve Taylor scored twice for Nebraska, and Kaelin and teammate Tyreese Knox each rushed for 126 yards.