Colorado 62
Nebraska 36

Nov. 23, 2001 - 2:35 p.m. Central
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 3 20 7 6 36
Colorado 28 14 0 20 62
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First quarter
CU: Purify 39 run (Flores kick) 12:17
CU: D Graham 21 pass from Pesavento (Flores kick) 11:47
CU: Pesavento 1 run (Flores kick) 5:35
NU: FG J Brown 27, 3:23
CU: C Brown 12 run (Flores kick) 1:50
Second quarter
CU: C Brown 1 run (Flores kick) 12:21
NU: Kriewald 24 run (J Brown kick) 9:37
NU: Diedrick 32 run (kick failed) 5:56
CU: C Brown 36 run (Flores kick) 3:19
NU: Diedrick 2 run (J Brown kick) 2:53
Third quarter
NU: Crouch 6 run (J Brown kick) 4:17
Fourth quarter
CU: C Brown 1 run (Flores kick) 12:50
CU: C Brown 13 run (pass failed) 11:33
CU: C Brown 8 run (Flores kick) 9:41
NU: Crouch 7 run (run failed) 7:14

                         NU        CU
First downs              21        25
  By rushing             13        15
  By passing              8         7
  By penalty              0         3
Rushed-yards         49-354    52-380
Passing yards           198       202
  Comp-Att-Int      13-28-2    9-16-0
Total offense        77-552    68-582
Sacked-yards lost       0-0       0-0
Return yards              8        47
Punts                4-45.0    6-40.0
Fumbles-lost            2-2       1-0
Penalties-yards        8-80      9-75
Time of possession    29:39     30:21
Third-Down Conv.       5/15      6/13
Fourth-Down Conv.       1/2       1/1

RUSHING
NU: Crouch 18-162, Diedrick 16-94, T Collins 11-61, Kriewald 1-24, J Davies 2-9, W Thomas 1-4.

CU: C Brown 24-198, Purify 20-154, Pesavento 3-22, M Houston 2-4, C Johnson 1-3, Drumm 1-0, Team 1-minus 1.

PASSING
NU: Crouch 13-28-2-198.
CU: Pesavento 9-16-0-202.

RECEIVING
NU: Gibson 4-37, T Collins 4-19, W Thomas 3-109, Wistrom 2-33.

CU: D Graham 4-112, D McCoy 1-34, M Brunson 1-26, Hollowell 1-13, Cormier 1-10, C Johnson 1-7.

Att: 53,790

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Recap

Buffaloes run roughshod over No. 2 Huskers

Nebraska’s national title hopes collapsed under a Colorado avalanche. Chris Brown rushed for six touchdowns and 14th-ranked Colorado posted a stunning 62-36 Big 12 Conference victory over the second-ranked Cornhuskers.

The Cornhuskers allowed the most points in school history, topping the 61 surrendered in a loss to Minnesota on October 6, 1945.

Colorado jumped to a 28-3 lead after one quarter and shredded Nebraska’s normally stingy defense for 223 first-half rushing yards to build a 42-23 advantage at intermission.

A six-yard TD run by Crouch cut the deficit to 42-30 with 4:17 left in the third quarter, but that was as close as it got for the Huskers, who could not overcome four turnovers.

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2001 schedule
04/14 Reds 16, Whites 7
08/25 TCU W 21-7
09/01 Troy St. W 42-14
09/08 Notre Dame W 27-10
09/20 Rice W 48-3
09/29 @ Missouri W 36-3
10/06 Iowa St. W 48-14
10/13 @ Baylor W 48-7
10/20 Texas Tech W 41-31
10/27 Oklahoma W 20-10
11/03 @ Kansas W 51-7
11/10 Kansas St. W 31-21
11/23 @ Colorado L 36-62
01/03 Miami L 14-37

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Our senior leaders need to help get the team ready to play. This one was not.

Shatel

How could Nebraska come out so flat? Did the Huskers underestimate Colorado? Did they count on the history of this series, with CU always stumbling out of the gate?

Omaha World-Herald
Red Clad Loon

On this post-Thanksgiving Friday, there's still lots to digest -- or, in this case, choke down.

Paige

Offensive linemen function in obscurity, but not here, not now. The lights were on, and they were home.

Denver Post
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