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.