Nebraska 41
Kansas St. 15

Nov. 13, 1999 - 2:35 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas St. 0 9 0 6 15
Nebraska 16 8 0 17 41
First quarter
NEB: Crouch 30 run (J Brown kick) 6:05
NEB: Safety, punt block, 4:43
NEB: Crouch 18 run (J Brown kick) 0:41
Second quarter
KSU: J Beasley 1 run (pass failed) 13:36
NEB: W Miller 4 run (F London run) 7:57
KSU: Rheem 35 field goal, 0:25
Fourth quarter
NEB: J Brown 30 field goal, 12:34
NEB: D Diedrick 46 run (J Brown kick) 11:21
KSU: Helm 1 run (run failed) 5:33
NEB: E Johnson 15 fumble return (J Brown kick) 3:10

                      KSU       NEB
First downs            11        20
Rushed-yards        37-92    61-309
Passing yards         142        69
Sacked-yards lost    5-33       1-3
Return yards            0        83
Passes             8-32-1    8-17-0
Punts              7-29.0    5-38.6
Fumbles-lost          4-4      10-3
Penalties-yards      4-40      1-10
Time of possession  26:22     33:38

RUSHING
KSU: Murphy 10-51, Allen 9-18, J Beasley 4-12, J Hall 3-10, Helm 11-1.

NEB: Crouch 27-158, D Diedrick 14-93, W Miller 7-20, Applegate 2-14, Buckhalter 7-10, Alexander 1-8, Perino 2-7, Hadenfeldt 1-(-1).

PASSING
KSU: J Beasley 3-19-0-100, Helm 4-12-1-46, Ronsick 1-1-0-(-4).

NEB: Crouch 8-17-0-69.

RECEIVING
KSU: Q Morgan 3-116, Lockett 2-17, Murphy 1-13, Meier 1-0, Chapman 1-minus 4.

NEB: Wistrom 4-68, Newcombe 2-6, D Diedrick 1-9, Crouch 1-(-14).

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Stats & Recap

Huskers stifle fifth-ranked ’Cats

Quarterback Eric Crouch ran for a career-high 158 yards and two touchdowns while the Nebraska defense held Kansas State quarterbacks to just 7 of 31 passing as the No. 7 Huskers beat the No. 5 Wildcats, 41-15, to take control of the Big 12 North title race.

Not even a school-record 10 fumbles by the Huskers could help the Wildcats, who were looking for their first back-to-back victories over Nebraska since 1958 and 1959.

The Wildcats had a break on the Huskers’ first possession as I-back Dan Alexander fumbled on the first play from scrimmage and Kansas State’s Lamar Chapman picked up the ballat the NU 27. The Husker defense stiffened before Kyle Vanden Bosch blocked Jamie Rheem’s 40-yard field goal attempt.

Later in the quarter, wingback Bobby Newcombe returned a punt 28 yards to the KSU 44-yard line. Crouch scored four plays later from 30 yards out on a draw to give the Huskers a 7-0 lead nine minutes into the contest.

On the ensuing kickoff, Nebraska linebacker Mark Vedral forced a Terence Newman fumble, which Ralph Brown recovered at the 27-yard line and returned it to the KSU 1-yard line, but Correll Buckhalter fumbled on the next play, ending the scoring threat.

The Husker defense held, forcing a punt which was blocked by linebacker Randy Stella and sent out of the endzone for a safety, giving NU a 9-0 advantage.

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Commentary

Colonel Mustard

A huge win, and you've got to love it for Frank's and Crouch's confidence.

Shatel

Nebraska's program needed Saturday's statement. Solich needed it more.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

Confidence has returned to the Nebraska program.

Grand Island Independent
Lutz

The loss is sure to feed the insatiable cynicism of Kansas State skeptics. The Wildcats get to a really big game, with a lot on the line, and they fall over themselves.

Wichita Eagle
Posnanski

There are no ‘what ifs’ this morning; Kansas State got stomped.

Kansas City Star
Goering

The Wildcats failed in all phases: The offense was brutal for the second week in a row, and the punting game was another adventure.

Topeka Capital-Journal
Dodd

The Huskers could have fumbled five more times and the nation's No. 4 defense would have probably bailed them out.

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