Nebraska 20
S. Miss 13

Sep. 18, 1999 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
S. Miss 7 0 6 0 13
Nebraska 6 6 8 0 20

1999 Julius Jackson photo, Nebraska vs Southern Miss football The Columbus Telegram · Newspapers.com

First quarter
NU: Jackson 16 fumble return (kick failed) 7:50
SM: T Pinkston 8 pass from Kelly (B Hanna kick) 0:52
Second quarter
NU: W Miller 8 run (run failed) 9:45
Third quarter
SM: Gideon 5 pass from Kelly (pass failed) 12:54
NU: Jackson 28 interception return (Alexander run) 8:26

                        SM          NU 
First downs             15           8 
Rushed-yards         34-25      41-119 
Passing yards          268          66 
Sacked-yards lost     5-45         1-2 
Return yards            50         118 
Passes             23-45-4      6-10-2 
Punts               8-44.0      8-49.8 
Fumbles-lost           2-2         5-3 
Penalties-yards       5-24        9-62 
Time of possession   32:19       27:41 

RUSHING
SM: D Nix 29-70, Kelly 5-(-45).

NU: Alexander 16-54, W Miller 8-38, Crouch 16-26, Buckhalter 1-1.

PASSING
SM: Kelly 23-45-4-268.
NU: Crouch 6-10-2-66.

RECEIVING
SM: T Pinkston 11-163, Gideon 8-81, Gulley 3-16, Fowler 1-8.

NU: Gibson 2-19, Davison 2-19, Alexander 1-27, W Miller 1-1.

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Jackson, Defense Carry Huskers

Senior linebacker Julius Jackson scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Nebraska to a 20-13 victory over Southern Miss.

Jackson led a Husker defense that forced six turnovers and recorded five sacks as Nebraska improved to 3-0 despite gaining less than 200 yards in total offense.

As Nebraska trailed by 13-12 in the third quarter, Southern Miss quarterback Jeff Kelly’s pass was deflected by a blitzing Keyuo Craver, who tipped the ball into the air where Jackson caught it at the USM 28 and raced untouched into the end zone to give NU an 18-13 lead. Dan Alexander converted on the two-point conversion run to give the Huskers a 20-13 lead.

The Golden Eagles had two opportunities to send the game into overtime in the final six minutes, but Craver ended both drives with a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions, including one on the 1-yard line with 1:17 remaining.

Jackson’s first score, a 16-yard fumble recovery off Kyle Vanden Bosch’s sack of Kelly, gave the Huskers a 6-0 lead seven minutes into the game. Vanden Bosch, who finished with a career-high nine tackles and a pair of sacks, jarred the ball loose from Kelly, and Jackson picked it up and scored his first career touchdown.

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Commentary

Colonel Mustard

You can say the line didn't block and Crouch had a bad day, and Alexander had a bad day. But Frank had a bad day. You gotta hit them where they ain't, and we never did.

Douglass

After making a bold major personnel move involving the squad's two most explosive players, it definitely wasn't the kind of performance Solich was hoping for.

Grand Island Independent
Dodd

The offensive line is average, there are no game-breaking I-backs in the pipeline and the house that Osborne built it is on shaky ground.

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