Nebraska 37
Texas A&M 0

Nov. 6, 1999 - 2:35 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 6 17 14 37
Second quarter
NEB: J Brown 20 field goal, 5:29
NEB: J Brown 31 field goal, 0:46
Third quarter
NEB: J Brown 36 field goal, 8:06
NEB: Alexander 6 run (J Brown kick) 5:50
NEB: Crouch 2 run (J Brown kick) 1:13
Fourth quarter
NEB: Buckhalter 2 run (J Brown kick) 11:06
NEB: D Diedrick 3 run (J Brown kick) 3:02

                       A&M         NEB
First downs              9          23
Rushed-yards          38-2      55-335
Passing yards          116          95
Sacked-yards lost     8-70         1-8
Return yards            16         103
Passes             11-30-4      9-20-0
Punts               8-48.3      4-43.8
Fumbles-lost           4-1         3-3
Penalties-yards       4-32        1-10
Time of possession   30:04       29:56

RUSHING
A&M: Toombs 10-46, Hardeman 5-14, Jo Weber 4-9, E Bernard 4-5, Hall 1-1, Team 2-(-6), R McCown 12-(-67).

NEB: Crouch 15-137, Alexander 20-135, D Diedrick 6-27, W Miller 5-19, Buckhalter 6-16, Perino 1-6, Uhlir 1-1, Newcombe 1-(-6).

PASSING
A&M: R McCown 11-30-4-116.
NEB: Crouch 9-20-0-95.

RECEIVING
A&M: Bumgardner 3-27, Hodge 2-31, Cole 2-23, Johnson 2-22, Toombs 1-10, Hardeman 1-3.

NEB: Newcombe 4-32, Golliday 2-29, Applegate 1-16, Wistrom 1-12, Davison 1-6.

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Husker Defense Shuts Down A&M

Its offensive sputtered at the starting line, but the Nebraska football team’s defense shifted into high gear and drove the Huskers to a 37-0 drubbing of No. 18 Texas A&M.

The Blackshirts dominated the game for four quarters, holding the Aggies to just two yards rushing and 118 yards total offense. The Huskers held A&M quarterback Randy McCown to 116 yards on 11 of 30 attempts and four interceptions.

Mike Brown led the Huskers’ defensive efforts with nine tackles, including one sack for a 10-yard loss and one tackle for a three-yard loss. Brown caused two fumbles and picked off two McCown passes.

Offensively, NU quarterback Eric Crouch and I-back Dan Alexander led the way. Crouch completed nine of 20 passing attempts for 95 yards. The Omaha, Neb., native led Nebraska in rushing with a career-best 137 yards on 15 attempts and one touchdown.

Alexander finished with 135 yards on 20 attempts and one score.

On the first play of Nebraska’s opening offensive series, junior wingback Bobby Newcombe fumbled, and Texas A&M linebacker Harold Robertson recovered.

The Aggies, however, failed to take advantage of the turnover. The Blackshirts forced A&M to attempt a field goal, which NU right rush end Kyle Vanden Bosch blocked. Seven series later, Vanden Bosch blocked another field goal attempt in the second quarter.

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Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Our defense was as good as I have ever seen it. ... Their receivers were covered and our DBs were in perfect position.

Blackistone

It just can't be forgotten that Slocum's '99 Aggies went into the first weekend of October ranked fifth in the nation and by Saturday night fell to third in the Big 12 South.

Dallas Morning News
Bowen

Nebraska nose tackle Steve Warren, who had a career-best three sacks, spent more time in the A&M backfield than George Foreman spends in the kitchen.

Bryan-College Station Eagle
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