WACO, Texas, Oct. 11 -- Ahman Green scored four touchdowns and rushed for all but six of his 158 yards in the first half Saturday night as third-ranked Nebraska earned its 35th consecutive conference victory with a 49-21 Big 12 romp over Baylor. Green has 692 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns this season to lead the Cornhuskers (5-0, 2-0 Big 12), who gained 410 yards on the ground and have won 79 straight games when rushing for over 300 yards.
Nebraska improved to 52-3 in the past five seasons, the best five-year mark in NCAA history. Green's first score came 7:54 into the game when he took it in from four yards. On the first play after the ensuing kickoff, Jerod Douglas answered by rumbling for a career-best 80-yard touchdown, knotting the game at 7-7. But Nebraska scored the next 35 points to take a 42-7 cushion at the half. Joel Makovica put the Cornhuskers on top for good with a 15-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds left in the opening quarter. Green all but sealed the victory by running for touchdowns on each of Nebraska's next three possessions. His three straight scores, which came just 5:38 apart, were from 58, two and 30 yards as the Cornhuskers built a 35-7 cushion. Jay Sims scored on a two-yard run two minutes before halftime and Nebraska simply cruised from there. The Cornhuskers outgained the Bears 378-96 in the first half and 548-203 for the game. Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown and also threw for 103 yards, completing 5-of-8 passes.