LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Zac Taylor threw two touchdown passes on a record-setting day and No. 23 Nebraska, already bound for the Big 12 championship game, pulled out all its tricks against Colorado in a 37-14 victory Friday.

Taylor threw touchdown passes to Terrence Nunn and Brandon Jackson to tie Tommie Frazier’s school career record of 43. Taylor finished 19-of-28 passes for 249 yards to run his season total to a school-record 2,789. He set the record of 2,653 last year.

The Cornhuskers (9-3, 6-2 Big 12) entertained the Memorial Stadium record crowd of 85,800 with a hearty dose of trickery.

Barry Turner, normally a defensive end, caught a touchdown pass on a fake field goal. Tailback Marlon Lucky attempted two passes and Nebraska converted a fourth-and-one on a direct snap to safety-turned-running back Tierre Green.

The Huskers posted their 35th nine-win season in 38 years – and first since 2003 – and ended a streak of four straight wins by the road team in the Nebraska-Colorado series. They’ll take a three-game winning streak into next Saturday’s Big 12 championship game against either Oklahoma or Texas.

Colorado (2-10, 2-6) lost its 14th straight game against a ranked opponent and ended up with the third 10-loss season in its program’s 117-year history. The Buffaloes were 1-10 in both 1980 and 1984.

Brandon Jackson, who ran 34 times for 142 yards, scored from 2 yards to give the Huskers a 21-14 lead in the third quarter.


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