Nebraska 33
Colorado 30

Nov. 26, 1999 - 1:35 p.m. Central
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total
Nebraska 14 10 3 0 6 33
Colorado 0 3 0 24 3 30
First quarter
NU: Alexander 50 run (J Brown kick) 14:45
NU: Alexander 1 run (J Brown kick) 11:56
Second quarter
NU: J Brown 34 field goal 14:52
CU: Aldrich 33 field goal 8:28
NU: Alexander 80 run (J Brown kick) 8:04
Third quarter
NU: J Brown 37 field goal 2:31
Fourth quarter
CU: Aldrich 49 field goal 14:17
CU: Minardi 14 pass from Moschetti (Aldrich kick) 8:47
CU: Graham 3 pass from Moschetti (Aldrich kick) 3:51
CU: Green 21 pass from Moschetti (Aldrich kick) 2:59
Overtime
CU: Aldrich 33 field goal
NU: Crouch 1 run

                             NU       CU
FIRST DOWNS................. 14       22
  Rushing................... 11        6
  Passing.................... 2       15
  Penalty.................... 1        1
Rushing Attempts............ 51       47
Yards Gained Rushing....... 375      212
Yards Lost Rushing.......... 19       47
NET YARDS RUSHING.......... 356      165
NET YARDS PASSING........... 44      338
  Passes Attempted.......... 12       42
  Passes Completed........... 4       22
  Had Intercepted............ 0        0
TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS....... 63       89
TOTAL NET YARDS............ 400      503
  Avg Gain Per Play........ 6.3      5.7
Fumbles-Lost............... 8-5      6-2
Penalties-Yards........... 4-27     7-61
Punts-Yards.............. 7-403    9-354
  Average Per Punt........ 57.6     39.3
Punt Returns-Yards......... 3-6     4-16
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 3-43     4-57
Interceptions-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      2-0
Possession Time.......... 26:11    33:49
Third-Down Conv. ......... 5/14     5/19
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/0      2/2
Sacks By-Yards............ 6-42      0-0

RUSHING
NU: Alexander 17-180, Crouch 19-123, W Miller 8-25, Buckhalter 5-24, Newcombe 1-3, Uhlir 1-1. 

CU: C Johnson 25-135, Andrews 6-13, Moschetti 11-11, Cherrington 3-8, Stiggers 1-8, Team 1-minus 9.

PASSING
NU: Crouch 4-12-0-44.
CU: Moschetti 21-41-0-317, Leonard 1-1-0-21.

RECEIVING
NU: Davison 2-28, Wistrom 1-12, Newcombe 1-4.

CU: Green 5-100, Hollowell 5-56, Minardi 3-68, Stiggers 3-49, Graham 2-6, Wright 1-21, C Johnson 1-19, McCready 1-10, Cherrington 1-9.

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Alexander scores on NU’s first play

Huskers eke out overtime win

By the slightest of margins, No. 3 Nebraska remained alive in the national championship race.

Colorado’s Jeremy Aldrich missed a 34-yard field goal on the final play of regulation and Nebraska took advantage in overtime as quarterback Eric Crouch dived in from one yard for a 33-30 victory.

The Cornhuskers blew a 24-point fourth-quarter lead but clinched a trip to the Big 12 championship game against Texas, which handed them their only loss this season.

Aldrich connected on a 33-yarder on the first possession of overtime after the Buffaloes missed a chance to keep the drive alive by failing to convert on 3rd-and-1.

Crouch drove Nebraska to the winning score. Willie Miller converted on 3rd-and-3 with a six-yard-run to the Colorado 12 yard line, Dan Alexander ran to the 1 on the next play, and Crouch dived in for the win.

Colorado lost to Nebraska for the eighth straight time and was agonizingly close for the fourth straight year, losing those games by a total of 13 points.

Colorado’s comeback may have severely hurt Nebraska’s chances of overtaking unbeaten Virginia Tech in the Bowl Championship Series standings. The top two teams in the BCS rankings will play for the national title, and Florida State has a lock on one spot.

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Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Frank went into a shell like he did at Texas. He almost lost with the better team as he did down in Austin.

Shatel

The Huskers ... may have had a shot at the Sugar Bowl in their hands. But, typically, they dropped it.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

The Buffs breezed down the field as if their offensive unit was running skeleton drills in the final quarter.

Grand Island Independent
McKeever

Now the Huskers should know better than to wish for anything more than a Big 12 championship next week in San Antonio.

Lincoln Journal Star
Paige

The Buffs' Red-Letter Day almost became a Scarlet-Letter Day for the Huskers.

Denver Post
Kiszla

There will be a powerful temptation to remember Aldrich as the Bill Buckner of CU sports.

Denver Post
Zinser

When you're Colorado and you're trying to catch Nebraska, playing it safe is a trap.

Colorado Springs Gazette
Dodd

It wasn't a victory, it was a mortal wound.

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