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Nebraska 66
Northwestern 17

 Dec. 30, 2000 — ESPN
Alamodome,
San Antonio, TX

                 1    2    3    4     F
                 -    -    -    -    --
Nebraska         7   31   21    7    66
Northwestern     3   14    0    0    17  

First Quarter
NEB - Dan Alexander 15 run (Josh Brown kick), 12:49
NWN - FG Tim Long 44, 9:51
Second Quarter
NWN - Teddy Johnson 10 pass from Zak Kustok
     (Long kick), 14:16
NEB - Eric Crouch 50 run (Brown kick), 13:56 
NEB - Alexander 2 run (Brown kick), 11:50
NEB - Correll Buckhalter 2 run (Brown kick), 7:13
NEB - FG Brown 51, 1:28
NWN - Damien Anderson 69 run (Long kick), 1:10
NEB - Bobby Newcombe 58 pass from Crouch
     (Brown kick), 0:20
Third Quarter
NEB - Matt Davison 11 pass from Crouch
     (Brown kick), 12:17
NEB - Crouch 2 run (Brown kick), 3:52
NEB - Davison 69 pass from Newcombe
     (Brown kick), 1:14
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Dahrran Diedrick 9 run (Brown kick), 5:22

                            NEB       NWN
 First downs ............... 28        14
   By rushing .............. 24         6
   By passing ............... 3         6
   By penalty ............... 1         2
 Rushed-Yards .......... 69-476    38-232
 Passing yards ............ 160       151
   Comp-Att-Int ........ 6-14-1   17-43-1
 Total offense ......... 83-636    81-383
 Sacked-Yards lost ........ 0-0      3-19
 Punt returns-Yards ...... 9-81       2-6
 Int. returns-Yards ....... 1-6       1-0
 Kickoff returns-Yards .. 4-102     6-112
 Punts ................. 3-44.3   10-35.7
 Fumbles-Lost ............. 2-1       1-0
 Penalties-Yards ......... 4-35      7-46
 Time of possession ..... 33:37     26:23
 Third-down conversions .. 6-15      5-20
 Fourth-down conversions .. 1-2       0-3

RUSHING
NEB: Alexander 20-240, Crouch 15-90, Buckhalter 12-55,
     Diedrick 4-28, Ju Davies 3-17, Lord 4-16,
     W Miller 3-10, T Collins 3-9, Newcombe 1-5,
     Grixby 2-3, R Miller 1-3, Chrisman 1-0.
NWN: D Anderson 18-149, Kustok 14-55, S Simmons 2-14,
     Lawrence 3-13, Danielson 1-1.

PASSING
NEB: Crouch 5-13-1-91, Newcombe 1-1-0-69.
NWN: Kustok 15-35-0-138, Danielson 2-8-1-13.

RECEIVING
NEB: Davison 3-85, Newcombe 1-58, Bowling 1-9,
     Hassebroek 1-8.
NWN: Johnson 4-53, D Anderson 4-12, S Simmons 3-24,
     Foster 2-41, K Patrick 2-6, Schweighardt 1-9,
     Wright 1-6.

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Game recap & notesHuskers Set Bowl Scoring Record in 66-17 Rout of Northwestern
Dan Alexander ran for 240 yards as Nebraska (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) set a bowl scoring record with a 66-17 victory over Northwestern (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP)…

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The Nebraska offense saved its best game of the season for last, dominating Big Ten co-champion Northwestern, 66-17, in the 2000 Alamo Bowl. The 66 points were an NU and NCAA bowl record, along with the Huskers' nine offensive touchdowns.

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Nebraska got off to a quick start, as the Huskers scored on their first possession. Dan Alexander capped the drive with a 15-yard touchdown run, just a part of his Alamo Bowl and NU bowl-record 240 rushing yards. As a team, the Huskers had an Alamo Bowl-record 476 rushing yards.

The Wildcats came right back, as quarterback Zak Kustok marched down the field before Tim Long ended Northwestern’s drive with a 44-yard field goal. Another Northwestern score made it look like the game was going to be close with NU trailing, 10-7. But Nebraska had a different plan.

Quarterback Eric Crouch started NU's NCAA bowl-record tying 31-point second quarter with a 50-yard touchdown run. NU then scored 24 straight points before Northwestern's Damien Anderson ran for a 69-yard score. Bobby Newcombe's 58-yard touchdown reception gave NU a 38-17 halftime lead.

The NU defense went on to shut out the Wildcats in the final two quarters. Free safety Dion Booker had a career-high eight tackles, while rush end Kyle Vanden Bosch had a career-high six quarterback hurries, seven tackles, with three tackles for a loss, and two pass breakups.

A 21-point third quarter, including Matt Davison's 69-yard touchdown reception, put NU ahead 59-17. Place-kicker Josh Brown tied the NCAA bowl record for extra-point kick attempts (9) and extra-point kicks made (9)

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