Kansas St. 29
Nebraska 28

Nov. 11, 2000 • 6:07 p.m. Central
KSU Stadium •Manhattan, KS • FSN
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Eric Crouch 2000 Nebraska football vs Kansas StateEric Crouch pitches to Dan Alexander in the second quarter · Reno Gazette-Journal · Newspapers.com

First quarter
NEB: Craver 12 blocked punt return (Brown kick) 12:55
KSU: Scobey 1 run (Rheem kick) 5:21
NEB: Crouch 1 run (Brown kick) 0:31
Second quarter
KSU: FG Rheem 38, 2:42
KSU: Q Morgan 49 pass from Beasley (Rheem kick) 1:17
Third quarter
KSU: FG Rheem 27, 11:41
KSU: FG Rheem 29, 9:11
Fourth quarter
NEB: Alexander 19 run (Brown kick) 14:02
NEB: Alexander 45 run (Brown kick) 9:53
KSU: Q Morgan 12 pass from Beasley (pass failed) 2:52

                      NEB       KSU
First downs            11        17
  Rushing               8         8
  Passing               2         6
  Penalty               1         3
Rushed-yards       45-200    43-143
Passing yards          39       234
  Comp-Att-Int     2-13-1   12-36-1
Total offense      58-239    79-377  
Sacked-yards lost     0-0      3-18
Return yards           52        23
Punts              7-38.3    7-28.7
Fumbles-lost          3-1       2-1
Penalties-yards     11-94    13-103
Possession time     26:31     33:29

NEB: Alexander 18-130, Crouch 17-42, W Miller 4-16, Buckhalter 6-12. 

KSU: Scobey 26-62, R Cartwright 2-32, Beasley 8-26, Ronsick 1-16, Lockett 1-5, Allen 3-4, Team 2-minus 2.

NEB: Crouch 2-13-1-39.
KSU: Beasley 12-36-1-234.

NEB: M Davison 1-23, Wistrom 1-16.

KSU: Q Morgan 7-199, Lockett 2-17, Scobey 2-9, Meier 1-9.

Attendance: 53,811


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Title hopes slip away in Manhattan

Dan Alexander rushed for 130 yards and two scores, but it was not enough as Kansas State upset Nebraska, 29-28, putting the Wildcats in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten North title.

In a game played in freezing rain, sleet and snow, Alexander scored on runs of 19 and 45 yards in the fourth quarter to give the Huskers a 28-23 lead with 9:53 remaining. But the Wildcats regained the lead at 29-28 with 2:52 left as Jonathan Beasley connected with Quincy Morgan with a 12-yard TD pass to cap a 62-yard drive.

Nebraska subsequently converted one first down but gave up the ball on downs with 0:51 left.

Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch was held to 82 yards of total offense.

KSU’s Morgan finished with seven catches for 199 yards.

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Pregame & team info
2000 schedule
04/15Red 21, White 21
09/02San Jose St.W 49-13
09/09@ Notre DameW 27-24
09/23IowaW 42-13
09/30MissouriW 42-24
10/07@ Iowa St.W 49-27
10/14@ Texas TechW 56-3
10/21BaylorW 59-0
10/28@ OklahomaL 14-31
11/04KansasW 56-17
11/11@ Kansas St.L 28-29
11/24ColoradoW 34-32
12/30NorthwesternW 66-17


Colonel Mustard

We needed to rattle Beasley to win and couldn't. When they pick up third and forever from their own 2, you have trouble.


Not enough big plays. Not enough big-playmakers. Not enough good play-calling.

Omaha World-Herald

Now, Crouch will have to answer some critics. That's the way it goes when you run the Big Red Machine. He knows it, too.

Lincoln Journal Star

Crouch, whether entirely by design or his own volition, has turned into the one-man veer offense he once was in high school.

Daily Nebraskan
Red Clad Loon

In the aftermath of NU’s first one-point loss since that Bernie Kosar-induced nightmare way back in 1984, it is only natural to look back to key points in the game and wonder ‘What if?’


The beauty of Saturday's victory was that most of America didn't see it. ... The public will have no idea how utterly mediocre this Nebraska football team is.

Kansas City Star
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