Nebraska 41
Texas Tech 31

Oct. 20, 2001 • 6:10 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • FSN
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2001 Nebraska-Texas Tech photo Jon BowlingJon Bowling celebrates his first-quarter TD catch. · Lincoln Journal Star ·

First quarter
TTU: Welker 85 punt return (Treece kick) 12:22
NEB: Bowling 27 pass from Crouch (J Brown kick) 9:11
NEB: Judd Davies 25 run (J Brown kick) 8:56
TTU: Treece 35 field goal, 7:05
NEB: W Thomas 19 pass from Crouch (J Brown kick) 4:22
TTU: Treece 42 field goal, 2:06
Second quarter
NEB: W Thomas 35 pass from Crouch (J Brown kick) 12:09
TTU: Paige 1 pass from Kingsbury (Treece kick) 7:20
TTU: R Williams 12 run (Paige pass from Kingsbury) 0:03
Third quarter
NEB: Crouch 7 run (J Brown kick) 10:47
NEB: J Brown 33 field goal, 5:27
TTU: Treece 31 field goal, 1:39
Fourth quarter
NEB: J Brown 36 field goal, 3:25

                       TTU       NEB
First downs             26        30
  By rushing             8        19
  By passing            15         9
  By penalty             3         2
Rushed-yards         17-67    56-335
Passing yards          373       196
  Comp-Att-Int     34-64-1   10-22-2
Total offense       81-440    78-531
Sacked-yards lost     3-25       0-0
Return yards            93        54
Punts               5-41.2    5-44.8
Fumbles-lost           3-1       0-0
Penalties-yards       6-51      9-93
Time of possession   27:59     32:01
Third-Down Conv.      5/17      4/13
Fourth-Down Conv.      2/4       0/0
Sacks By-Yards         0-0      3-25

TTU: R Williams 9-55, Welker 1-7, Kingsbury 7-5.

NEB: Diedrick 20-157, Crouch 21-105, T Collins 7-41, Judd Davies 1-25, Kastl 3-13, Team 4-minus 6.

TTU: Kingsbury 33-63-1-353, P Hartfield 1-1-0-20.

NEB: Crouch 10-22-2-196.

TTU: Francis 11-169, Peters 6-61, R Williams 5-18, Welker 4-47, Paige 4-40, Roberts 2-22, K Scovell 2-16.

NEB: W Thomas 4-76, Bowling 2-41, T Collins 1-27, Kastl 1-19, Cornelson 1-18, Gibson 1-15.

Att: 77,838


Stats & Recap

fend off air assault

Huskers fend off air assault

Quarterback Eric Crouch recorded over 300 total-offense yards, helping No. 3/3 Nebraska to a 41-31 victory over upset-minded Texas Tech.

The crowd of 77,838 didn’t have to wait long for the fireworks to start, as the Red Raiders (3-3, 1-3 Big 12) jumped to a quick 7-0 lead when Wes Welker returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown just 2:38 into the contest.

Nebraska (8-0, 4-0 Big 12) then took the ball 80 yards on eight plays, including seven straight rushes, to tie it at 7-7 three minutes later. Crouch capped the drive with a 27-yard scoring toss to tight end John Bowling.

Tech’s Jason Wesley fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and the Huskers’ Tim Demerath recovered the ball at the Tech 25. Fullback Judd Davies rumbled in on the next play, and Nebraska had a 14-7 lead.

Crouch then started to hit through the air. His 19-yard TD pass to split end Wilson Thomas gave Nebraska 21-10 advantage late in the first quarter, and he followed up with a 35-yard TD toss to Thomas at the beginning of the second quarter for a 28-13 lead.

The Blackshirts, who came in with a top-5 national ranking in total defense, allowed Texas Tech 261 total offense yards in the first half as the teams combined for over 500 yards of offense in the first two periods. By game’s end, the Red Raiders had thrown 64 passes.

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2001 schedule
04/14Reds 16, Whites 7
08/25TCUW 21-7
09/01Troy St.W 42-14
09/08Notre DameW 27-10
09/20RiceW 48-3
09/29@ MissouriW 36-3
10/06Iowa St.W 48-14
10/13@ BaylorW 48-7
10/20Texas TechW 41-31
10/27OklahomaW 20-10
11/03@ KansasW 51-7
11/10Kansas St.W 31-21
11/23@ ColoradoL 36-62
01/03MiamiL 14-37


Colonel Mustard

I hope and think that we were flat Saturday night, because we got zero pressure on the QB.


They say the season starts next week with the Sooners. Well, it almost ended Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Omaha World-Herald
Red Clad Loon

On Saturday, Nebraska’s D went from top-ranked to, well, just plain rank.


The thing that should turn every Husker fan’s stomach is the incredible number of injuries sustained by Nebraska.

Grand Island Independent

Texas Tech never came close to stopping the option, which opened things up for a few big pass plays in the first half.

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