Oklahoma 31
Nebraska 14

Oct. 28, 2000 • 11:09 a.m. Central
Owen Field •Norman, OK • ABC
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First quarter
NU: M Davison 39 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 12:02
NU: Crouch 37 run (Brown kick) 8:11
Second quarter
OU: Griffin 1 run (T Duncan kick) 14:13
OU: Fagan 34 pass from Heupel (Duncan kick) 10:52
OU: FG Duncan 19, 6:06
OU: Norman 8 run (Duncan kick) 2:41
Third quarter
OU: Strait 32 interception return (Duncan kick) 10:23

                        NU        OU
First downs             16        20
  Rushing               10         5
  Passing                6        12
  Penalty                0         3
Rushed-yards        43-195    35-118
Passing yards          133       300
  Comp-Att-Int     12-27-1   20-34-1
Total offense       70-328    69-418
Sacked-yards lost     3-13      3-23
Return yards             2        72
Punts               7-42.4    5-43.0
Fumbles-lost           2-1       0-0
Penalties-yards       4-50      4-21
Possession time      31:05     28:55

NU: Crouch 24-103, W Miller 4-50, Alexander 8-25, Buckhalter 5-15, Newcombe 2-2.

OU: Griffin 21-52, Heupel 8-46, Savage 1-13, Norman 1-8, Mackey 1-1, Littrell 1-1, Team 1-minus 1, Fagan 1-minus 2.

NU: Crouch 12-27-1-133.
OU: Heupel 20-34-1-300.

NU: Newcombe 5-26, M Davison 4-79, Wistrom 2-23, Gibson 1-5.

OU: Fagan 6-95, Woolfolk 5-66, Savage 3-58, Mackey 2-16, Griffin 2-minus 2, Norman 1-45, Littrell 1-16, Works 0-6.

Attendance: 75,989

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Stats & Recap
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Sooners knock off No. 1 Huskers

Third-ranked Oklahoma overcame an early two-touchdown deficit by exploding for 24 points in the second quarter and stymied the vaunted offense of No. 1 Nebraska the rest of the way en route to a 31-14 triumph at Owen Field.

The Cornhuskers (7-1, 4-1 Big 12), who entered the day ranked second in the nation in total offense (499.3 ypg), scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and had 192 yards in the opening 15 minutes but then were forced into five straight punting situations.

Josh Norman scored on an eight-yard end around with 2:41 to play in the first half to cap Oklahoma’s second-quarter outburst. Norman blocked a punt to set up an earlier touchdown.

The Sooners (7-0, 4-0) broke a seven-game losing streak in the historic series between Big 12 Conference rivals.

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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 never could get pressure on Heupel and couldn't come up with any ideas to create it.


The way Solich seemed to panic in the second and third quarters set a tone that turned this game from something special into an anticlimactic blowout.

Omaha World-Herald

It's absolutely mind-boggling that Nebraska was unable to score after the first quarter.

Lincoln Journal Star

Let's face it, you don't go on the road and whip the No. 2 team (Kansas State) and then came back from a 14-0 hole against the top dog because you're lucky.

Lincoln Journal Star

With all due respect to the incredible talents of Nebraska signal-caller Eric Crouch, Heupel is The Man.

Grand Island Independent

NU's display Saturday was uninspiring and just another example this season of other teams closing the gap with the Huskers.

Daily Nebraskan

Wagons and Sooners are rolling again. And the Cornhuskers are mortal.

Denver Post
Red Clad Loon

Oklahoma's inspired defenders were truly the difference in this battle.


The Huskers self-destructed in the worst way in the second quarter.

Scottsbluff Star-Herald

It's time to end the Vick madness and believe The Heup.

Sporting News

Stoops is an ice man. He wouldn't lose his cool in a house fire. His teams and his quarterback play like it.

The Oklahoman

The Cornhuskers chose to blitz Heupel. They got away with it for a quarter.

Kansas City Star

This game was scoreless and nearly drama-less the final 25 minutes. The Cornhuskers were clueless for much longer than that.

Dallas Morning News
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