Nebraska 36
Missouri 3

Sep. 29, 2001 - 11:38 a.m. Central
Faurot Field | Columbia, MO | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 13 9 14 36
Missouri 3 0 0 0 3
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First quarter
MU: Hammerich 28 field goal,  4:51
Second quarter
NU: Diedrick 1 run (DeAngelis kick) 10:39
NU: Diedrick 4 run (kick failed) 0:23
Third quarter
NU: J Brown 38 field goal, 5:39
NU: Crouch 95 run (pass failed) 2:21 
Fourth quarter
NU: Crouch 15 run (J Brown kick) 9:56
NU: Lord 1 run (J Brown kick) 4:18

                       NU        UM
First downs            26        13
  By rushing           19         4
  By passing            6         6
  By penalty            1         3
Rushed-yards       72-412     23-67
Passing yards         120       138
  Comp-Att-Int     8-15-1   16-43-0
Total offense      87-532    66-205
Sacked-yards lost     0-0      1-12
Return yards          159        16
Punts              3-49.7   10-43.0
Fumbles-lost          3-1       0-0
Penalties-yards      9-85      3-37
Possession time     37:07     22:53

RUSHING
NU: Crouch 17-191, Diedrick 24-86, T Collins 13-46, Grixby 6-30, Kriewald 2-28, J Davis 3-18, Chrisman 1-7, J Davies 3-6, Lord 3-0.

MU: Abron 8-44, Farmer 5-15, Z Gilmore 3-9, Outlaw 2-1, T Roberson 4-minus 1, Team 1-minus 1.

PASSING
NU: Crouch 8-14-1-120, Lord 0-1-0-0.

MU: Farmer 15-39-0-128, Outlaw 1-4-0-10.

RECEIVING
NU: W Thomas 3-59, Wistrom 2-26, Gibson 1-17, J Davies 1-11, T Collins 1-7.

MU: D Blakley 6-47, Jackson 4-30, Gage 3-46, J Chirumbolo 1-6, Omboga 1-5, T Roberson 1-4.

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Stats & Recap

95 yards: Crouch’s dash helps Huskers out of jam

Eric Crouch’s trip from end zone to end zone turned a somewhat tense situation into another easy Nebraska victory.

The fourth-ranked Cornhuskers were leading 16-3 and backed up near their goal line when Crouch faded to pass, spun away from a tackler, deked two defenders at the 20 and then won a sprint to the end zone. His 95-yard run was the longest in school history, and it led to a 36-3 win over Missouri.

“It was probably a big momentum shifter,” said Crouch, who rushed for 191 yards, a school regular-season record for quarterback. “I know the game was not totally in our control at that time.”

Dahrran Diedrick scored two touchdowns for Nebraska (5-0), which has a 23-game winning streak against Missouri (1-2) since 1978.

The Huskers, playing their first road game of the season, were far from perfect. They had two turnovers and a blocked field-goal attempt in the first quarter, and later botched an extra-point kick.

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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

What can you say about Crouch's run? He may not win the Heisman ... but if there were an MVP award he would surely win it.

Shatel

[Crouch] lifted his team with his own genius and savvy. He turned the game with one play, with his impact.

Omaha World-Herald
Red Clad Loon

A no-brainer game ball goes to No. 7, if he would ever slow down enough for us to hand it to him.

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