Air game clicks in win over Iowa
Behind a school-record tying five touchdown passes by quarterback Eric Crouch, top-ranked Nebraska improved to 3-0 on the season with a 42-13 win over Iowa in front of a Memorial Stadium record crowd of 78,070.
Crouch competed 10 of 13 passes for 159 yards and five scores, tying the school record also held by Steve Taylor against UCLA in 1987. Tracey Wistrom also tied a school record with three TD catches.
Crouch had three of his TDs in before intermission, including a 43-yarder to split end Matt Davison on the final play of the first half, giving the Huskers a 21-13 halftime lead. Davison caught the pass at the Iowa 5 and avoided a pair of Hawkeyes en route to the end zone.
The Huskers extended the lead to 28-13 on their opening drive of the second half, which covered 86 yards in eight plays.
The Huskers also were able to run effectively, as Dan Alexander and Correll Buckhalter both topped the 100-yard mark.