White 21
Red 21

Apr. 15, 2000 • 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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2000 Nebraska football spring game, Correll Buckhalter photoCorrell Buckhalter is tackled by J.P. Wichmann. Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Second Quarter
RED: Kelly Cook 1 yd run (Josh Brown kick) 7:23 
Third Quarter
RED: Judd Davies 1 yd run (Josh Brown kick) 9:43 
WHI: Chris Butler 40 yd run (Chace Long kick) 6:51 
RED: Judd Davies 21 yd run (Dan Hadenfeldt kick) 4:16 
Fourth Quarter
WHI: Chris Butler 1 yd run (Chace Long kick failed) 12:26 
WHI: Ryan Ommert 46 yd pass from Brett Lindstrom (Tim Reese run) 2:24 

                          WHITE       RED
FIRST DOWNS................. 16        12
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 58-197    43-139
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 87        76
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 10-5-0    17-6-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 68-284    60-215
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0       0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 5-35      4-64
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 4-112      3-44
Int. Returns-Yards........ 1-10       0-0
Punts-Avg .............. 6-42.2    6-43.2
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-1       1-1
Penalties-Yards........... 6-38      2-11
Possession Time.......... 33:57     26:03
Sacks By-Yards............ 4-37      3-22

WHI: Chris Butler 16-118; Brett Lindstrom 19-35; Robin Miller 16-24; Tim Reese 1-6; Nick Gragert 2-6; Paul Kastl 3-6; Kevin Pitts 1-2.

RED: D. Diedrick 10-55; DeAntae Grixby 6-25; Judd Davies 2-22; Kelly Cook 3-14; C. Buckhalter 6-12; Tim Reese 8-9; Andy Wingender 2-7; Joe Chrisman 6-minus 5.

WHI: Brett Lindstrom 5-10-0-87.
RED: Joe Chrisman 2-9-0-27; Kelly Cook 4-8-1-49.

WHI: Robin Miller 2-11; Ryan Ommert 1-46; John Murphy 1-18; Chris Butler 1-12.

RED:Tom Beveridge 3-37; Tracey Wistrom 1-20; Will Dabbert 1-12; Wilson Thomas 1-7.

WHI: Eric Fisher 1-10. RED-None.


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Red-White Game Ends in Stalemate

The Whites rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the last one coming on a 46-yard pass from Brett Lindstrom to Ryan Ommert with 2:24 remaining, to tie the Reds 21-21 in the annual Red-White game.

“I was generally pleased with it,” head coach Frank Solich said. “I thought the execution was decent. There wasn’t a lot of mistakes or foolish penalties or things that leave coaches pulling their hair out. That’s not always easy when you’re running in and out as many players as you do in a spring game.”

A one-yard plunge by quarterback Kelly Cook in the second quarter and another by fullback Judd Davies in the third put the Reds up 14-0. With 6:51 remaining in the third quarter, I-back Chris Butler put the Whites get on the board with a 40-yard touchdown scamper. Davies answered on the Reds’ ensuing drive with a 21-yard TD of his own, putting the Reds up 21-7.

Butler, the game’s leading rusher with 118 yards, then capped off a 14-play, 65-yard drive for the Whites with a one-yard TD run. However, Chace Long’s PAT attempt sailed wide left, leaving the score at 21-13.

Five possession changes later, Lindstrom found Ommert for the TD and I-back Tim Reese ran in the two-point conversion, tying the game at 21 apiece. It was the first time since 1950 that the game that marks the end of spring practice ended in a tie.

Game stories
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
Beanie Barnes punts in the fourth quarter.


Colonel Mustard

The best player on the field was Vanden Bosch. He ran right by our starting tackles.


If Saturday's game was any indication, rush end Kyle Vanden Bosch appears ready to become Nebraska's next big-name defender.

Grand Island Independent

Craig Bohl's first campaign as defensive coordinator ... should be aided by the charisma of rush end Kyle Vanden Bosch and middle linebacker Carlos Polk

Daily Nebraskan
Red Clad Loon

Maybe all-out, full-contract drills, not those sissy non-contact ones, are the key to avoiding devastating springtime injuries.


Judging from his 1- and 21-yard TDs, [Judd] Davies has got the kind of power and speed to become a special fullback.

Lincoln Journal Star

The bottom line is that Nebraska has the foundation on which to build another run for all the marbles ... if Crouch stays healthy.

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