White 24
Red 21

Apr. 25, 1998 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadiun | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
White 14 7 3 0 24
Red 0 7 7 7 21

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First quarter
W: Newcombe 91 run (Hadenfeldt kick) 10:56
W: Vanderhoef 43 pass from Newcombe (Hadenfeldt kick) 1:29
Second quarter
W: London 1 run (Long kick) 11:33
R: Buckhalter 24 run (K.Brown kick) 3:32
Third quarter
R: Makovicka 1 run (K.Brown kick) 8:04
W: FG Hadenfeldt 42, 1:01
Fourth quarter
R: Alexander 9 run (K.Brown kick) 2:42

                   White      Red 
First downs           16       18
Rushes-yards      46-291   58-240
Passing              106       48
  Comp-Att-Int    5-10-0   6-13-0
Return Yards          44       54
Punts             5-43.8   7-36.3
Fumbles-Lost         2-2      3-0
Penalties-Yards     4-30     3-17
Third-down conv.    5/13     7/16
Fourth-down conv.    1/1      0/2
Possession time    24:55    35:05

RUSHING
WHI: Newcombe 6-116, London 6-34, Crouch 11-31, Applegate 3-29, Soucie 7-26, Alexander 2-17, Diedrick 3-16, Tillery 4-13, Kingston 2-5, Uhlir 1-4, Legate 1-0

RED: Newcombe 7-59, Buckhalter 12-55, Makovicka 7-43, London 11-34, Crouch 5-17, Miller 2-11, Wiggins 1-7, Evans 2-5, Tillery 3-5, Alexander 5-4, Legate 1-2, Runty 2-(minus-2)

PASSING
WHI: Newcombe 3-6-0-56, Crouch 2-4-0-50

RED: London 3-7-0-28, Newcombe 1-3-0-8, Crouch 1-2-0-2, Runty 1-1-0-10

RECEIVING
WHI: Haafke 2-28, Vanderhoef 1-43, Finister 1-27, Applegate 1-8

RED: Wiggins 2-6, Davison 1-20, Beveridge 1-10, Cheatham 1-8, Alexander 1-4

Attendance: 60,498

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QB Newcombe makes case for starting job

Sophomore Bobby Newcombe sprinted 91 yards around left end for a touchdown on his first play from scrimmage as the Whites edged the Reds, 24-21, in the Nebraska football spring game.

Newcombe’s jaunt set a spring game record and helped his standing in the three-way race to quarterback the 1998 Huskers in coach Frank Solich’s first season at the helm.

Newcombe directed five of the game’s seven scoring drives, and Frankie London led the two others.

A wingback last season, Newcombe carried 13 times for 175 yards and completed 4 of 9 passes for 64 yards.

London, a junior, rushed 17 times for 68 yards and connected on 3 of 7 passes for 28 yards. Crouch, a redshirt freshman, carried 16 times for 48 yards and completed 3 of 6 passes for 52 yards.

Solich said a starter would be announced no sooner than Monday after a review of game film.

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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

Overall I’m much more confident about the offense than I was before the game.

Hambleton

London still knows more about the offense than the other two. Crouch made bigger gains in four weeks than the other two.

Lincoln Journal Star
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