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independence bowl Ole Miss 27
Nebraska 23
Dec. 27, 2002 - 3:38 p.m. CST
Shreveport, La. - ESPN

               1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   FINAL
NEBRASKA         3   14    3    3      23
MISSISSIPPI      0   14   10    3      27

1st Qtr
NU - J Brown 29 FG 6:53
2nd Qtr
NU - M Herian 41 pass from J Lord
 (J Brown kick) 13:38
UM - K Johnson, 11 pass from E Manning
 (J Nichols kick) 7:47
NU - D Groce 60 punt ret. (J Brown kick) 2:43
UM - T Sanford 1 run (J Nichols kick) 1:32
3rd Qtr
UM - J Nichols 37 FG 9:00
NU - J Brown 23 FG 7:06
UM - T Sanford 1 run (J Nichols kick) 3:24 
4th Qtr
NU - J Brown 29 FG 7:50
UM - J Nichols 43 FG 4:39
 
                         NU         UM
First downs              17         20
Rushed-yards         52-266      32-52
Passing yards            93        313
Sacked-yards lost       1-7       4-29
Return yards            102         50
Passes               7-17-2    25-44-0
Punts                6-43.8     8-43.8
Fumbles-lost            0-0        1-0
Penalties-yards        6-70       6-41
Time of possession    29:29      30:31
RUSHING
Nebraska: D Diedrick 13-92, J Lord 17-83, D Horne 15-65, J Davies 5-15, J Davis 2-11
Mississippi: R McClendon 12-36, T Turner 7-30, R Razzano 4-6, T Sanford 3-4, E Manning 6-minus 24

PASSING
Nebraska: J Lord 7-16-93-2, J Davies 0-1-0-0
Mississippi: E Manning 25-44-313-0

RECEIVING
Nebraska: M Herian 1-41, W Thomas 3-34, R Pilkington 1-24, M LeFlore 1-minus 2, Josh Davis 1-minus 4
Mississippi: B Flowers 6-76, T Biddle 4-62, C Collins 6-58, M Espy 2-54, K Johnson 3-47, R Razzano 1-9, E Rice 2-8, R McClendon 1-minus 1

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