Nebraska 42
Iowa 7

Sep. 4, 1999 - 11 a.m. Central
Kinnick Stadium | Iowa City, IA | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 7 14 21 42
Iowa 0 0 0 7 7
Second quarter
NEBR - Crouch 28 run (J Brown kick)
Third quarter
NEBR - Applegate 47 pass from Newcombe (J Brown kick)
NEBR - Newcombe 1 run (J Brown kick)
Fourth quarter
NEBR - Newcombe 4 run (J Brown kick)
NEBR - Crouch 7 run (J Brown kick)
NEBR - Crouch 21 run (J Brown kick)
IOWA - Dodge 37 blocked punt return (Douglas kick)

                        NEBR        IOWA
First downs               24           8 
Rushed-yards          62-347       26-57 
Passing yards            196         112 
  Comp-Att-Int       10-15-1     11-30-1 
Total offense         77-543      56-169
Sacked-yards lost        1-5        3-22 
Return yards              98          69 
Punts                 4-33.0     12-42.1 
Fumbles-lost             3-2         2-2 
Penalties-yards         6-57         0-0 
Time of possession     35:55       24:05 

RUSHING
NEBR: Alexander 15-95, Crouch 5-92, Evans 13-69, Newcombe 15-35, Buckhalter 3-22, Perino 2-13, R Brown 3-12, W Miller 2-6, D Diedrick 2-5, Uhlir 1-4, Applegate 1-(-6).

IOWA: Betts 15-73, Thein 3-2, Allen 1-2, Crockett 3-0, Mccann 4-(-20).

PASSING
NEBR: Newcombe 7-10-1-128, Crouch 3-5-0-68.
IOWA: Mccann 11-27-1-112, Mullen 0-3-0-0.

RECEIVING
NEBR: Davison 4-69, Wistrom 2-32, Applegate 1-47, Golliday 1-24, Debates 1-18, Mckee 1-6.

IOWA: Kasper 5-58, Oliver 2-22, Wheatley 2-13, Flemister 1-15, Betts 1-4.

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Mike Brown, Nebraska vs Iowa football 1999 Sun, Sep 5, 1999 · The Des Moines Register · Newspapers.com

 

 

 

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HUSKERS WEAR DOWN HAWKEYES

Bobby Newcombe atoned for three first-half turnovers by running for two touchdowns and passing for one as No. 5 Nebraska opened the season with a 42-7 victory over Iowa.

Leading just 7-0 after a mistake-laden first half, Nebraska gradually asserted control behind Newcombe and No. 2 quarterback Eric Crouch to spoil the debut of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz.

Crouch, who lost a highly publicized battle with Newcombe for the starting job, ran for three touchdowns.

Newcombe threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Sean Applegate to get the Cornhuskers going early in the third quarter, then had scoring runs of 1 and 5 yards to stretch the lead to 28-0.

Crouch sprinted 28 yards for Nebraska’s first touchdown and scored on fourth-quarter runs of 6 and 21 yards as Iowa wore down in the heat. It was 85 degrees at kickoff and 92 by the fourth quarter.

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Tony Ortiz grabs an Iowa fumble.

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Crouch was clearly the better QB on Saturday. But next week it could be Bobby.

Douglass

Sure Crouch may have been better than Newcombe this day, but Solich's decision not to deviate from the plan spoke volumes.

Grand Island Independent
Hansen

Hawkeye fans should not be afraid to take solace in Iowa's early defensive effort.

Des Moines Register
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