Nebraska 42
Iowa 13

Sep. 23, 2000 - 2:40 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa 7 6 0 0 13
Nebraska 7 14 7 14 42

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First quarter
IOWA: Kasper 29 pass from Mullen (Kaeding kick) 11:52
NEBR: M Davison 31 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 7:40
Second quarter
NEBR: Wistrom 12 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 11:01
IOWA: FG Kaeding 40 8:40
IOWA: FG Kaeding 39 1:44
NEBR: M Davison 43 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 0:00
Third quarter
NEBR: Wistrom 10 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 11:25
Fourth quarter
NEBR: Wistrom 4 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 1:27
NEBR: Watchorn 39 interception return (Brown kick) 0:55

                      IOWA       NEBR
First downs             18         23
  Rushing                5         17
  Passing               11          6
  Penalty                2          0
Rushed-yards         31-47     51-331
Passing yards          252        159
  Comp-Att-Int     19-40-2    10-13-0
Sacked-yards lost      1-2       6-41
Return yards            23         98
Punts               6-36.8     5-44.2
Fumbles-lost           1-0        3-1
Penalties-yards       7-57       5-55
Possession time      29:12      30:48

RUSHING
IOWA: Betts 20-75, Crockett 1-6, Mullen 10-minus 34.
NEBR: Alexander 15-113, Buckhalter 16-100, Crouch 12-93, W Miller 6-21, Ju Davies 2-4.

PASSING
IOWA: Mullen 19-40-2-252.
NEBR: Crouch 10-13-0-159.

RECEIVING
IOWA: Kasper 8-129, Pollio 3-26, Betts 2-29, Trippeer 2-23, Gallery 1-19, Oliver 1-11, R Barton 1-11, Hill 1-4.

NEBR: Wistrom 4-42, M Davison 2-74, Newcombe 2-24, Bowling 1-12, Golliday 1-7.

Attendance: 78,070


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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.

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NU pregame notes: 1, 2

 

Pregame press
Omaha W-H: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Lincoln J-S: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Grand Island Independent:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Des Moines Register: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Quad City Times: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Practices: M | T | W | T | F

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Iowa ran delayed drag patterns all day. They are slow-developing and worked because of a lack of pressure.

Shatel

Give NU's offense a passing grade. But not the Blackshirts. The problem was pressure. There was none early.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

Iowa, not a good team, was doing to the Huskers what it had done to its previous three opponents - making things ugly.

Lincoln Journal Star
Red Clad Loon

The national rap on Crouch - he runs like a deer, but he throws like one, too - was effectively squelched with his record-tying day.

Douglass

Eric Crouch and the Cornhusker offense served notice Saturday that they're not just about running the football anymore.

Grand Island Independent
Camenzind

If Iowa can put together Nebraska-esque drives and consume 29:12 of possession time, what will better teams do?

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