Nebraska 48
Rice 3

Sep. 20, 2001 - 7:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Rice 0 0 0 3 3
Nebraska 21 7 20 0 48

2001 Nebraska-Rice photo WistromTracey Wistrom lunges for Nebraska’s first touchdown. Pensacola News Journal · Newspapers.com

First quarter
Nebr: Wistrom 37 pass from Crouch (DeAngelis kick) 12:12
Nebr: J Davies 3 run (DeAngelis kick) 8:34
Nebr: Thomas 42 pass from Crouch (DeAngelis kick) 2:35
Second quarter
Nebr: Crouch 6 run (DeAngelis kick) 1:09
Third quarter
Nebr: Crouch 25 run (DeAngelis kick) 12:08
Nebr: Wistrom 11 pass from Crouch (J Brown kick) 8:43
Nebr: T Collins 17 run (run failed) 3:06
Fourth quarter
Rice: Skeen 25 field goal, 7:49

                      Rice      Nebr
First downs             17        24
  Rushing               10        16
  Passing                6         8
  Penalty                1         0
Rushed-yards        47-196    53-292
Passing yards          169       205
  Comp-Att-Int      8-25-2   12-15-0
Total offense       72-365    68-497
Sacked-yards lost     3-18      1-10
Return yards            11        89
Punts               6-38.0    4-38.5
Fumbles-lost           3-0       3-0
Penalties-yards       7-34      4-46
Time of possession   29:32     30:28

RUSHING
Rice: Beck 4-67, Henderson 9-41, Herm 14-25, Hawkins 5-20, S White 5-20, Tyler 5-19, Bailey 4-16, Team 1-minus 12.

Nebr: Crouch 12-97, Diedrick 13-74, T Collins 6-43, Stuntz 1-25, J Davies 5-14, Lord 5-10, Kastl 1-7, J Davies 2-6, Lindstrom 1-6, Wingender 1-5, T Reese 1-4, R Miller 1-4, Gragert 1-3, Kriewald 1-0, Cornelson 1-minus 3, Chrisman 1-minus 3.

PASSING
Rice: Henderson 5-13-2-108, Herm 3-12-0-61.

Nebr: Crouch 9-11-0-165, Lord 3-4-0-40.

RECEIVING
Rice: Okoronkwo 4-68, Boothe 2-47, Gary 1-36, Bailey 1-18.
 
Nebr: W Thomas 4-76, Wistrom 4-67, Gibson 3-53, Klem 1-9.

Att: 77,344

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Crouch leads Huskers to convincing win over Owls

Eric Crouch threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as No. 4 Nebraska beat Rice 48-3 on Thursday night.

The game had been scheduled for last Saturday but was postponed because of the terrorist attacks that shut down all major sports in the country.

Crouch, who had just two rushing touchdowns and one passing in the first three games, looked more like the player who carried the Huskers’ offense the past two seasons.

“I felt very comfortable out there. I knew this was going to happen,” said Crouch, who ran for 97 yards on 12 carries and passed for 165 yards — going 9-of-11 in less than three quarters.

After an emotional pregame ceremony that included a videotaped message from former Huskers coach and current U.S. Rep. Tom Osborne, Nebraska came out with its most dominating game of the season.

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

The team has bounce in its step, and 7 is healthy and throwing better than I have ever seen him.

Shatel

After the breathtaking pre-game ceremony, any football game was rendered secondary.

Omaha World-Herald
Marks

The Rice game ... was obviously the Cornhuskers’ most complete effort to date.

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Red Clad Loon

This good, old-fashioned, 1984-style whuppin’ is just what the Ph.D. ordered.

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