Nebraska 34
Colorado 32

Nov. 24, 2000 - 11 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado 0 10 7 15 32
Nebraska 14 0 7 13 34

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1st quarter
NU: Polk 39 interception return (Brown kick) 14:11  
NU: Crouch 27 run (Brown kick) 4:48
2nd quarter
CU: FG Mariscal 32, 14:52
CU: C Johnson 39 run (Mariscal kick) 8:28
3rd quarter
CU: C Johnson 2 run (Mariscal kick) 9:57 
NU: Crouch 2 run (Brown kick) 5:39
4th quarter
CU: C Johnson 1 run (Mariscal kick) 14:17 
NU: FG Brown 24, 9:22
NU: Crouch 26 run (Brown kick) 5:20
CU: Minardi 15 pass from Ochs (J Green pass from Ochs) 0:47
NU: FG Brown 29, 0:00

                        CU        NU  
First downs             28        23
  Rushing               12        15
  Passing               14         7
  Penalty                2         1
Rushed-yards        43-197    48-296
Passing yards          254       139
  Comp-Att-Int     25-41-2   11-17-0
Total offense       84-451    65-435
Sacked-yards lost      1-6       0-0
Return yards            54        33
Punts               2-34.0    3-31.0
Fumbles-lost           0-0       4-3
Penalties-yards       3-25      5-51
Possession time      34:20     25:40

RUSHING
CU: C Johnson 26-155, Purify 9-28, Ochs 7-14, Drumm 1-0.

NU: Crouch 20-125, Alexander 16-98, Buckhalter 6-68, W Miller 4-6, Ju Davies 1-0, Team 1-(-1).

PASSING
CU: Ochs 25-41-2-254.
NU: Crouch 11-17-0-139.

RECEIVING
CU: Minardi 6-85, J Green 5-57, E McCready 4-42, D Graham 4-29, C Johnson 3-27, Cormier 1-6, Hollowell 1-5, Nemeth 1-3.

NU: M Davison 3-34, Gibson 3-20, Newcombe 2-30, Wistrom 1-25, Buckhalter 1-22, Bowling 1-8.

Attendance: 77,672

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Huskers win wild one with clutch drive and kick

Josh Brown’s 29-yard field goal as time expired lifted Nebraska to a 34-32 win over Colorado in a game that saw four lead changes in the fourth quarter, two of them in the final minute.

The Huskers drove 47 yards in six plays to set up Brown’s kick after CU had taken the lead with a touchdown and two-point conversion with 47 seconds left.

Quarterback Eric Crouch completed four of five passes for 45 yards on the drive. Two of the completions were to Bobby Newcombe, including a 17-yarder to the Colorado 12 with five seconds left to give Brown a more makeable kick.

Early on, it looked like an easy day for the Huskers as they took a 14-0 first-quarter lead. On Colorado’s second offensive play, Carlos Polk intercepted a Craig Ochs pass and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. Later in the quarter, Randy Stella blocked a CU field goal try, and Chris Kelsey returned it 43 yards. Crouch ran 27 yards for a TD on the next play.

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Pregame press
Omaha World-Herald:
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Lincoln Journal Star:
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Daily Nebraskan: 1, 2
Grand Island Independent:
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Denver Post: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Boulder Daily Camera:
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Practices: S | M | T | W | T
Josh Brown celebrates after making the winning kick.

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Fumbles, penalties, blocked kicks, missed FGs — we just don't execute very well. It hurts to say this but we just have a good and not a great team.

Shatel

Crouch put together a clutch drive, with one timeout left, that his boyhood idol, John Elway, would have been proud of.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

After the previous four down-to-the-wire battles the past four seasons, we should all be used to the high drama these border rivals produce. But this one will be hard to top.

Lincoln Journal Star
Paige

For too long the Buffs' kicking game has been inconsistent and incompetent, if not embarrassing.

Denver Post
Woelk

Why is it that Barnett has two defensive coordinators and but no coach in charge of special teams?

Boulder Daily Camera
Lincicome

I will say this about Barnett. He is the man for the job. ... But on this day, he was to blame for his team losing.

Rocky Mountain News
Red Clad Loon

After Eric The Red went up top to drive NU to the game-winning score, it was clear how important it is to have an offense as nicely-balanced as a new set of Goodyears.

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