Cornhuskers Roll Over Missouri
Nebraska capitalized on two high punt snaps and an interception to take a 16-point first-quarter lead en route to a 40-10 victory over Missouri.
Eric Crouch threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as Nebraska (4-0) won its 100th game of the 1990s — one fewer than the decade’s top team, Florida State. Nebraska has won 21 straight over Missouri since 1978, has won 25 straight conference openers and has outscored its 1999 opponents 147-30, thanks mostly to its defense.
Julius Jackson had an interception and a fumble recovery, both setting up Nebraska touchdowns. Missouri (2-1) managed just 174 yards of offense.
Nebraska’s offense came alive as Crouch hit former quarterback Bobby Newcombe for a 53-yard score in the second half and Correll Buckhalter ran for 132 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown. Crouch had 92 yards rushing on 15 carries and was 10-for-17 for 143 yards passing.