Nebraska 27
Notre Dame 10

Sep. 8, 2001 - 7:07 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Notre Dame 0 3 0 7 10
Nebraska 17 10 0 0 27
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First quarter
NU: Diedrick 2 run (DeAngelis kick) 10:41
NU: Gibson 22 pass from Crouch
   (DeAngelis kick) 10:19
NU: DeAngelis 19 field goal, 3:59
Second quarter
ND: Setta 29 field goal, 6:57
NU: Diedrick 3 run (DeAngelis kick) 2:57
NU: DeAngelis 21 field goal, 0:01
Fourth quarter
ND: Fisher 1 run (Setta kick) 13:07

                        ND        NU
First downs             14        16
  By rushing             4        10
  By passing             6         5
  By penalty             4         1 
Rushed-yards         30-43    52-182 
Passing yards          119        88 
  Comp-Att-Int     16-32-2     6-9-0 
Total offense       62-162    61-270
Sacked-yards lost      2-8       1-9 
Return yards            24       100 
Punts               7-45.7    7-34.9 
Fumbles-lost           3-2       3-2 
Penalties-yards       9-63     10-69 
Possession time      29:10     30:50

RUSHING
ND: Fisher 7-38, Holiday 8-21, J Jones 8-19, Howard 4-6, LoVecchio 2-4, Team 1-minus 45

NU: Diedrick 32-133, Crouch 14-31, J Davies 5-21, Brye 1-minus 3

PASSING
ND: LoVecchio 11-24-1-78, Holiday 5-8-1-41
NU: Crouch 6-9-0-88

RECEIVING
ND: Givens 7-66, Hunter 4-38, Battle 2-8, J Jones 1-8, T Lopienski 1-0, Fisher 1-minus 1

NU: Wistrom 4-71, Gibson 1-22, Diedrick 1-minus 5

Att: 78,118

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Stats & Recap

Huskers keep Fighting Irish’s offense in check

Junior I-back Dahrran Diedrick collected his second straight 100-yard rushing game and the Nebraska defense forced four Fighting Irish turnovers, as No. 5/4 Nebraska defeated No. 17/17 Notre Dame, 27-10, in front of a Memorial Stadium-record crowd of 78,118.

Led by senior Jamie Burrow’s 11 tackles, Nebraska’s defense held Notre Dame to just 162 yards of total offense.

The Huskers set the tone early as rush end Demoine Adams forced a fumble on Notre Dame’s first offensive possession. Mike linebacker Burrow recovered the fumble to set up quarterback Eric Crouch’s 22-yard touchdown pass to wingback John Gibson.

That score put Nebraska up 14-0 as the Huskers also scored on their opening drive of the night. Nebraska took the kickoff and marched 64 yards in nine plays, capped by Diedrick’s two-yard touchdown run. With the score, Nebraska held a 7-0 lead just over four minutes into the contest.

FULL RECAP

Dahrran Diedrick
Dahrran Diedrick rushed for 133 yards.

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Pregame & team info
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 offensive line is a huge problem. When we can’t get short yardage with the Maryland I, we have problems.

Shatel

This was Nebraska’s third game of the season. This was Notre Dame’s first. It showed. Especially early.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

The Huskers played truly inspired football for the first time in this young season and then flamed out without denting the scoreboard in the second half.

Grand Island Independent
Red Clad Loon

Lohr’s injury aside, this was a shining night under the lights for NU's swaggering defenders.

Prister

You had to be in Memorial Stadium, however, to appreciate what remarkable fans Nebraska has.

Blue & Gold Illustrated
Ayoub

Nebraska came away with a 27-10 victory ... in a game like a bad marriage: plenty of fireworks in the beginning but only pain and frustration at the end.

Grand Island Independent
Dufresne

The game Saturday was a joke. For Nebraska, it was like shooting fish in a barrel.

Los Angeles Times
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