Kansas St. 40
Nebraska 30

Nov. 14, 1998 - 2:36 p.m. Central
KSU Stadium | Manhattan, KS | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 10 7 6 30
Kansas St. 7 7 10 16 40
First quarter
NEB: S Jackson 8 pass from Crouch (K Brown kick) 11:29
KSU: Bishop 2 run (Gramatica kick) 3:32.
Second quarter
NEB: Cheatham 45 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 11:00
NEB: Brown 18 field goal, 4:55
KSU: Bishop 1 run (Gramatica kick) 0:49
Third quarter
KSU: McDonald 17 pass from Bishop (Gramatica kick) 8:20
KSU: Gramatica 25 field goal, 5:03
NEB: R Brown 74 fumble return (Brown kick) 1:05
Fourth quarter
KSU: Gramatica 21 field goal, 10:57
NEB: S Jackson 9 pass from Crouch (kick failed) 8:22
KSU: McDonald 11 pass from Bishop (Gramatica kick) 5:25
KSU: Kelly 23 fumble return (run failed) 0:03

                            NEB      KSU
FIRST DOWNS................. 18       27
  Rushing................... 13       11
  Passing.................... 4       14
  Penalty.................... 1        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 43-212   43-206
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 139      306
  Att-Comp-Int......... 21-10-1  33-19-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 64-351   76-512
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 1-74     1-23
Punt Returns-Yards......... 0-0     4-67
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 4-47     2-45
Int. Returns-Yards......... 1-0      1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 6-46.2   2-54.5
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-2      6-4
Penalties-Yards........... 5-34     8-83
Possession Time.......... 28:53    31:07
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 1-10     2-20

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RUSHING
NEB: Crouch 22-108, Buckhalter 13-54, Makovicka 5-28, Alexander 3-22.

KSU: Bishop 25-140, Hickson 11-56, Goolsby 1-5, Charles 4-3, Murphy 2-2.

PASSING
NEB: Crouch 10-21-1-139.
KSU: Bishop 19-33-1-306.

RECEIVING
NEB: S Jackson 4-48, Davison 2-21, Cheatham 1-45, Wiggins 1-28, L Brown 1-3, Buckhalter 1-minus 6.

KSU: McDonald 12-183, Lockett 6-117, Goolsby 1-6.

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Wildcats grab breakthrough victory

After 29 years of losing to Nebraska, Kansas State finally got a break for the biggest win in school history.

Kansas State linebacker Travis Ochs sacked Eric Crouch on fourth down by grabbing his face mask with 2:32 left, but the officials missed the call and Kansas State pulled away for a 40-30 victory over nemesis Nebraska.

The win clinched the Big 12 Conference North Division title for the Wildcats (10-0, 7-0 Big 12 North), who defeated Nebraska for the first time since a 12-0 triumph in 1968. It was their first home win over the Cornhuskers (8-3, 4-3) since a 29-14 triumph in 1959.

Crouch finished the afternoon completing 10 of 21 passes for a career-best 139 yards, while tying his career high with 108 yards rushing. Nebraska forced five KSU turnovers, converting them into 17 Husker points.

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Pregame & team info
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

I know there are many what-ifs from this game, but one thing I’m sure of is that if Alexander doesn’t get hurt, we win.

Shatel

NU played well, K-State played better. The Huskers didn’t lose, Kanas State won.

Omaha World-Herald
Mabry

That silver lining you’re looking for? He wears No. 7.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

One thing was evident following Kansas State's 40-30 win over Nebraska Saturday afternoon: The Wildcats have the look of a contender.

Grand Island Independent
Heffelfinger

Kansas State gets to be kings for a day. And so be it. The Cats are a good team. Not as good as I thought they were, but still better than Nebraska. For one year.

Daily Nebraskan
Dodd

The Wildcats proved, finally, they are not a statistical product of numbers padded against helpless opponents.

CBS Sportsline
Blaudschun

Nebraska has finally dropped to the the ranks of mortals after a remarkable run at the top.

Sporting News
Dufresne

Bishop won the game for the Wildcats, but he nearly lost it too.

Los Angeles Times
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