Nebraska 49
San Jose St. 13

Sept. 2, 2000 • 11:30 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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First quarter
NU: Crouch 6 run (Brown kick)
NU: Wistrom 27 pass from Crouch (Brown kick)
SJ: Troung 9 pass from Arroyo (kick failed)
Second quarter
NU: Crouch 4 run (Brown kick)
NU: Alexander 1 run (Brown kick)
Third quarter
NU: Alexander 56 run (Brown kick)
SJ: Davis 18 pass from Arroyo (Gilliam kick)
NU: Crouch 9 run (Brown kick)
Fourth quarter
NU: Diedrick 2 run (C Long kick)	

                         SJ       NU	
First downs              14       28	
Rushed-yards         29-193   60-505	
Passing yards           153       91	
  Comp-Att-Int      14-37-1   5-13-3	
Sacked-yards lost       0-0      0-0	
Punts                7-40.1   1-28.0	
Fumbles-lost            0-0      0-0	
Penalties-yards       12-65     4-31	
Time of possession    29:16    30:44	

SJ: Whitaker 15-147, Morton 9-26, Crooks 3-20, Arroyo 1-1, Leblanc 1-minus 1.

NU: Alexander 17-208, Buckhalter 13-117, Crouch 8-57, W Miller 6-51, Lord 4-27, Diedrick 5-12, Ju Davies 2-10, Grixby 1-9, R Miller 1-9, Jo Davis 1-3, T Collins 2-2.

SJ: Arroyo 10-23-1-120, Crooks 4-14-0-33.
NU: Crouch 4-10-2-67, Lord 1-3-1-24.

SJ: Leblanc 5-63, Davis 3-60, Troung 2-15, Vaughn 1-6, Brewer 1-5, Green 1-3, Nears 1-1.

NU: Wistrom 2-51, Newcombe 2-18, M Davison 1-22.

Attendance: 77,728 



Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Cornhuskers run past Spartans in scorching opener

Dan Alexander rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Eric Crouch rushed for three scores and passed for another, as top-ranked Nebraska opened the season with a 49-13 win over San Jose State on a 100-degree day in Lincoln.

The Huskers scored touchdowns on each of their first four possessions en route to their 15th straight opening-day win.

Alexander became the first back since Ahman Green in 1997 to crack the 200-yard barrier, finishing with 208 yards on 17 carries. Only four other Husker backs have finished with 200 or more rushing yards in a game on fewer than 20 carries.

The Huskers rushed for 505 yards, the most in a regular-season game since 1995. I-back Correll Buckhalter also topped the century mark with 117 yards on 13 carries.

San Jose State’s Deonce Whitaker dented the Blackshirts in the first quarter for 113 rushing yards, including a 69-yard run, but was generally contained thereafter, finishing with 147 yards.

It was the first Division I-A college football game to be made available via a video webcast.

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Pregame press
Lincoln Journal Star: 12345678
San Francisco Chronicle: 123456
Grand Island Independent: 12345678, 9101112
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

Our team was playing San Jose State and knew it. We didn't just go thru the motions, but there was little emotion.


Bohl's army was, at times, getting Bohled over.

Lincoln Journal Star
Red Clad Loon

Last year, D-Ax looked like a fullback playing I-back. But on Saturday, he actually looked like an I-back playing I-back.


Saturday's fumble-free performance certainly bodes well for the rest of the season.

Omaha World-Herald
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