Nebraska 21
TCU 7

Aug. 25, 2001 - 12:08 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TCU 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 13 0 8 0 21
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First quarter
NEB: T Collins 6 run (DeAngelis kick) 9:42
TCU: M Schobel 67 pass from Printers (N Browne kick) 7:35
NEB: Crouch 1 run (run failed) 1:27
Third quarter
NEB: T Collins 26 run (Crouch run) 0:25

                        TCU       NEB
First downs               6        16
  By rushing              3         9
  By passing              2         5
  By penalty              1         2
Rushed-yards          28-56    50-159
Passing yards           130       151
  Comp-Att-Int      11-22-0   10-18-1
Total offense        78-186    68-310
Sacked-yards lost      2-19      3-19
Return yards             36        69
Punts               11-44.8    8-48.6
Fumbles-lost            0-0       0-0
Penalties-yards       11-85      5-46
Time of possession    26:02     33:58
Third-Down Conv.       1/12      7/17
Fourth-Down Conv.       0/0       0/0

RUSHING
TCU: R Madison 18-33, Printers 7-17, Dunbar 1-5, Stilley 1-1, Connally 1-0.

NEB: T Collins 14-71, Crouch 24-69, Grixby 8-15, Kriewald 2-3, Ju Davies 2-1.

PASSING
TCU: Printers 10-21-0-122, Stilley 1-1-0-8.
NEB: Crouch 10-18-1-151.

RECEIVING
TCU: A Madise 4-46, Dunbar 3-14, Hudnall 2-7, M Schobel 1-67, R Madison 1-minus 4.

NEB: Thomas 3-53, Wistrom 3-38, Gibson 2-44, T Collins 1-12, Golliday 1-4.

Att: 77,473

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Horned Frogs give Huskers tough fight

Eric Crouch became Nebraska’s all-time total offense leader in quarterbacking the fourth-ranked Huskers to a 21-7 victory over TCU in the 2001 Pigskin Classic.

Crouch rushed for 69 yards and a score on 24 carries, while completing 10 of 18 passes for 151 yards in sharing MVP honors. With his 220 yards of total offense, the senior from Omaha passed Tommie Frazier’s total of 5,476 set from 1992 to 1995.

I-back Thunder Collins rushed for 71 yards, scoring on runs of six and 26 yards, on 14 carries in his first career start.

While the Huskers amassed 310 yards of total offense against a team that led the nation in total defense last season, the Blackshirt defense allowed just 186 yards of total offense, including just 56 yards on the ground and six first downs.

Recap courtesy of NU Athletics

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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

The best news was the defense, and the worst was our continued inability to adjust on offense.

Shatel

The road to the Rose Bowl will begin as soon as the offense gets out of the shop.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

It was a frustrating start to what the Big Red hopes is a special season with a home game-dominated schedule and a superstar like Crouch at the controls.

Grand Island Independent
Red Clad Loon

The Husker offense got kicked in the teeth so many times on Saturday that by the end of the game, they were filing for Missouri citizenship.

Marks

TCU’s linebacking corps spent as much time in the Nebraska backfield as Crouch and Co.

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McKeever

Nebraska didn’t appear to be decisively more physical than TCU, just better conditioned.

Lincoln Journal Star
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