Nebraska 48
Iowa St. 14

Oct. 6, 2001 - 6:08 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa St. 0 0 14 0 14
Nebraska 20 21 0 7 48

2001 Nebraska-Iowa State photo CrouchEric Crouch gets past Iowa State’s Adam Runk for one of his four first-half touchdowns. · Des Moines Register · Newspapers.com

First quarter
NEB: Craver 57 int. return (Brown kick) 13:04
NEB: Diedrick 2 run (Brown kick) 8:49
NEB: Crouch 1 run (kick failed) 1:20
Second quarter
NEB: Crouch 4 run (Brown kick) 9:32
NEB: Crouch 25 run (Brown kick) 2:38
NEB: Crouch 1 run (Brown kick) 0:30
Third quarter
ISU: Wallace 17 run (Yelk kick) 7:28
ISU: Young 13 pass from Wallace (Yelk kick) 1:44
Fourth quarter
NEB: Miller 1 run (DeAngelis kick) 1:08

                      ISU       NEB
First downs            20        25
  Rushing              10        18
  Passing               8         5
  Penalty               2         2
Rushes-yards       38-122    54-359
Passing               214       117
  Comp-Att-Int    13-29-2   11-16-1
Total offense      67-336    70-476
Return Yards           56       111
Punts-Avg.           6-32      2-39
Fumbles-Lost          0-0       0-0
Penalties-Yards      6-55      3-40
Possession time     30:29     29:31
Third-Down Conv.     9/16      6/12
Fourth-Down Conv.     0/0       3/4

RUSHING
ISU: Haywood 20-61, Wallace 14-45, Wagner 3-11, Montgomery 1-5.

NEB: Diedrick 15-107, Crouch 15-104, Collins 4-62, Grixby 5-26, Lord 8-24, Davis 1-12, Miller 2-11, Davies 3-10, Kriewald 1-3.

PASSING
ISU: Wallace 13-29-2-214.
NEB: Crouch 10-14-0-110, Lord 1-2-1-7.

RECEIVING
ISU: Danielsen 5-82, Campbell 2-51, Montgomery 2-39, Young 2-27, Banks 1-16, Haywood 1-(minus 1).

NEB: Collins 5-33, Gibson 3-35, Thomas 2-29, Wistrom 1-20.

Attandance: 78,002

Coverage

Stats & Recap

Huskers crush Cyclones with fast start

Quarterback Eric Crouch rushed for 104 yards and four touchdowns and set a career NCAA record as fourth-ranked Nebraska downed Iowa State, 48-14, ending the Cyclones’ six-game winning streak.

Scoring on six of their seven first-half possessions, the Huskers blitzed the Cyclones with 41 first-half points. Nebraska capitalized on a pair of turnovers and a blocked punt, leading directly to 21 first-half points.

Just 1:56 into the contest, Nebraska cornerback Keyuo Craver intercepted a Seneca Wallace pass and returned it 57 yards for a touchdown.

After Nebraska forced a punt on the following possession, DeJuan Groce took the return 34 yards. Nebraska proceeded to march 49 yards in five plays, capped by Dahrran Diedrick’s two-yard touchdown run to give the Huskers a 14-0 advantage.

Groce collected Nebraska’s second interception and returned it nine yards to the ISU 23 to set up Crouch’s first score, a one-yard run that gave NU a 20-0 lead with 1:20 left in the first quarter.

The Huskers then marched 87 and 92 yards on their next two drives, capping both with Crouch TD runs to extend NU’s advantage to 34-0. Crouch finished off the 41-0 half with a one-yard TD run after Troy Hassebroek blocked an ISU punt deep in Cyclone territory.

Recap source: Huskers.com

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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

Seneca had never had corners bait him into throwing interceptions like our guys did.

Shatel

The story remains the Huskers don’t put anyone away, don’t finish the job.

Omaha World-Herald
Marks

The offensive line finally looked worthy of wearing a big red ‘N’ on their helmets

HuskerMax
Red Clad Loon

Crouch set a pair of records Saturday, but doesn’t that happen every week?

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