Nebraska 45
California 0

Sep. 11, 1999 - 2:34 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
California 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 7 21 10 7 45
First quarter
NEB - Bobby Newcombe 12 run (Josh Brown kick) 0:28
Second quarter
NEB - Eric Crouch 1 run (Brown kick) 8:44
NEB - Tracey Wistrom 70 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 2:36
NEB - Crouch 60 pass from Newcombe (Brown kick) 0:50  
Third quarter
NEB - Brown 37 field goal, 3:55
NEB - Crouch 4 run (Brown kick) 2:54
Fourth quarter
NEB - Dan Alexander 5 run (Chace Long kick) 11:47

                         CAL       NEB 
First downs                9        15 
Rushed-yards           35-40    48-114 
Passing yards            105       187 
  Comp-Att-Int        8-26-2     5-9-0 
Total offense         61-145    57-301
Sacked-yards lost       5-37      4-35 
Return yards               9        79 
Punts                 8-44.0    6-49.5 
Fumbles-lost             1-1       3-1 
Penalties-yards       14-110      6-65 
Time of possession     30:53     29:07

RUSHING
CAL: Fields 14-29, Igber 4-17, Muhammad 4-13, Echema 4-9, J White 2-1, Clemons 5-minus 12, Boller 2-minus 17.

NEB: D Diedrick 5-29, Alexander 6-26, Crouch 9-21, Perino 4-18, Newcombe 12-11, W Miller 3-10, Evans 6-5, Kingston 2-4, F London 1-minus 10.

PASSING
CAL: Clemons 6-16-1-84, Boller 2-10-1-21
NEB: Newcombe 3-7-0-85, Crouch 2-2-0-102

RECEIVING
CAL: Ainsworth 4-53, Fields 1-24, Surgener 1-14, Igber 1-8, Young 1-6.
NEB: Wistrom 2-102, Crouch 1-60, Davison 1-18, F London 1-7.

Att: 77,617

1999 Cal vs Nebraska football photo The Columbus Telegram · Newspapers.com

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Huskers blank Golden Bears

Nebraska’s two-quarterback system worked to perfection as the Huskers improved to 2-0 on the season with a 45-0 victory over California in front of the largest crowd in Memorial Stadium history.

The QB duo of sophomore Eric Crouch and junior Bobby Newcombe accounted for five of Nebraska’s six touchdowns and 219 yards of total offense.

Crouch accounted for four scores, rushing for two touchdowns, throwing for another and catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from Newcombe. Crouch became the first Husker to rush, pass and catch a TD pass in the same game since Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers against Notre Dame in the 1973 Orange Bowl.

On the ground, Crouch rushed nine times for 21 yards and two scores. He completed 2 of 2 passes for 102 yards, including a 70-yarder to Tracey Wistrom for a touchdown.

The Husker defense held Cal to 145 yards of total offense, 40 yards rushing and nine first downs. The Blackshirts caused three turnovers and tacked on five sacks.

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Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Our defense played very well again, especially Polk, against a pretty fair offense.

Shatel

Crouch may be the back-up quarterback. But he's the most celebrated back-up in the country.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

I went to the game as a company man. If coach Frank Solich says Newcombe is the man, then I believed him. But what Crouch is doing on the field is impossible to deny.

Grand Island Independent
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