Nebraska 42
Iowa St. 7

Nov. 7, 1998 - 1 p.m. Central
Jack Trice Stadium | Ames, IA
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 14 7 14 42
Iowa St. 0 0 0 7 7
First quarter
NEB: Alexander 9 run (K Brown kick) 0:28
Second quarter
NEB: Alexander 3 run (Brown kick) 6:50
NEB: Buckhalter 2 run (Brown kick) 0:44
Third quarter
NEB: Alexander 1 run (Brown kick) 3:11
Fourth quarter
NEB: Christo 16 run (Brown kick) 13:07
NEB: Walker 65 interception return (Brown kick) 11:05
ISU: Haywood 19 run (Kohl kick) 4:47

                             NEB      ISU
FIRST DOWNS................. 24       17
  Rushing................... 20       10
  Passing.................... 3        5
  Penalty.................... 1        2
Rushing Attempts............ 62       38
Yards Gained Rushing....... 365      154
Yards Lost Rushing........... 6       51
NET YARDS RUSHING.......... 359      103
NET YARDS PASSING........... 44      124
  Passes Attempted........... 9       32
  Passes Completed........... 4       11
  Had Intercepted............ 1        3
TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS....... 71       70
TOTAL NET YARDS............ 403      227
  Average Gain Per Play.... 5.7      3.2
Fumbles: Number-Lost....... 1-0      2-1
Penalties: Number-Yards... 3-31     9-70
Number of Punts-Yards..... 1-30    3-115
  Average Per Punt........ 30.0     38.3
Punt Returns-Yards........ 1-23      1-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 0-0    7-127
Interceptions-Yards....... 3-86     1-51
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Miscellaneous Yards.......... 0        0
Possession Time.......... 32:41    27:19
Third-Down Conv. ...... 5 of 12  3 of 13
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 2 of 2   2 of 4
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 2-14      0-0

RUSHING
NEB: Alexander 22-110, Crouch 15-91, Christo 5-34, Buckhalter 7-33, Makovicka 6-30, Runty 1-28, Wiggins 2-18, Miller 2-8, Soucie 1-7, White 1-0.

ISU: D Davis 18-48, Haywood 6-38, Rosenfels 4-34, J Moses 6-12, Parmentier 1-2, Bandhauer 2-(-14), Team 1-(-17).

PASSING
NEB: Crouch 4-8-1-44, Christo 0-1-0-0.
ISU: Bandhauer 9-25-3-118, Rosenfels 2-7-0-6.

RECEIVING
NEB: Makovicka 2-25, Cheatham 1-12, Davison 1-7.

ISU: Groce 4-88, Anthony 3-35, D Davis 2-(-2), Gibson 1-6, Haywood 1-(-3).

Att: 45,817

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Dan Alexander

Dan Alexander rushed for 110 yards in his first career start. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Huskers bounce back for win on road

Behind the punishing running of I-back Dan Alexander, the Huskers rebounded from their loss the previous week to defeat Iowa State, 42-7.

Alexander, making his first career start, rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries as the Huskers churned out 359 rushing yards on a snowy day in Ames.

After Alexander’s third touchdown of the day increased the Husker lead to 28-0, NU added a pair of fourth-quarter TDs, a 16-yard run by senior quarterback Monte Christo and a 65-yard interception return by Joe Walker. With that return, Walker became only the fifth player in NCAA history to return an interception, punt and kickoff for a touchdown in the same season.

Nebraska’s defense held ISU to zero yards rushing after three quarters and allowed 227 yards of total offense.

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1998 schedule
04/25 White 24, Red 21  
08/29 La. Tech   W 56-27
09/05 Ala.-Birm. W 38-7 
09/12 Cal        W 24-3 
09/26 Washington W 55-7 
10/03 Okla. St.  W 24-17
10/10 Texas A&M  L 21-28
10/17 Kansas     W 41-0 
10/24 Missouri   W 20-13
10/31 Texas      L 16-20
11/07 Iowa St.   W 42-7 
11/14 Kan. St.   L 30-40
11/27 Colorado   W 16-14
12/30 Arizona    L 20-23

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

A solid win over a really bad team. Crouch and Alexander are starting to gel.

Mabry

After struggling the last two weeks against Missouri and Texas, the Husker offensive line came out strong against the Cyclones,

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

Oh what a game against Iowa State will do for the old morale factor.

Grand Island Independent
McKeever

The good news for Husker fans is that on Saturday, their team played like those losses to Texas and Texas A&M were distant memories.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hlas

Believe it or not, ISU didn’t look too horrible. It competed, at least for a while.

Cedar Rapids Gazette
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