Nebraska 40
Missouri 10

Sep. 25, 1999 - 6:08 p.m. Central
Farout Field | Columbia, MO | Fox Sports Net
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 16 3 14 7 40
Missouri 0 3 0 7 10
First quarter
NU: Safety, ball fumbled out of end zone 13:13
NU: Davison 7 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 5:48
NU: Crouch 31 run (Brown kick) 0:00
Second quarter
MU: FG Hammerich 47 12:12
NU: FG Brown 27 1:53
Third quarter
NU: Newcombe 53 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 12:26
NU: Buckhalter 10 run (Brown kick) 3:31
Fourth quarter
NU: Alexander 4 run (Brown kick) 9:51
MU: Garvin 26 pass from Farmer (Hammerich kick) 2:13

                        NU         MU 
First downs             21         10 
Rushed-yards        58-333      32-25 
Passing yards          143        149 
Sacked-yards lost     2-14       4-19 
Return yards            45         19 
Passes             10-17-1     9-27-1 
Punts               5-46.8     8-39.3 
Fumbles-lost           5-1        2-1 
Penalties-yards       7-70       5-26 
Time of possession   32:49      27:11 

RUSHING
NU: Buckhalter 14-132, Crouch 15-92, Alexander 10-39, D Diedrick 7-24, Perino 4-17, W Miller 4-13, Uhlir 3-9, Newcombe 1-7.

MU: De Black 13-39, Gilmore 8-21, Leon 2-6, Farmer 6-(-1), Dougherty 2-(-5), Team 1-(-35).

PASSING
NU: Crouch 10-17-1-143. 
MU: Farmer 5-17-1-92, Dougherty 4-9-0-57, Gilpin 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING
NU: Davison 5-59, Newcombe 2-55, Applegate 1-15, W Miller 1-10, Alexander 1-4.

MU: Garvin 3-71, Wise 2-16, Dw Blakley 1-29, Ford 1-18, Layman 1-14, Spencer 1-1.

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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.

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Player profiles:
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 Pregame notes: NU | MU

 

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Unless Mizzou is overrated, we may very well have a dominant defense.

Douglass

There was no miracle necessary this time. ... It was the same schools at the same site playing with the same pride, but it was most definitely a different day.

Grand Island Independent
Whitlock

It was comical watching the Cornhuskers open Saturday's game with five straight pass plays. How does Nebraska run out of running backs?

Kansas City Star
Hamar

There are many reasons to feel optimistic after Nebraska's offensive showing against the Tigers.

Grand Island Independent
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