Huskers sack Trojans’ hopes
Dahrran Diedrick made the most of his first career start, rushing for 177 yards and three scores, while the Husker defense held Troy State to two yards of total offense in the second half in a 42-14 win over the Trojans.
Diedrick scored on runs of 1, 11 and 33 yards as the Huskers improved to 2-0 heading into a nationally televised showdown with No. 17 Notre Dame. Diedrick, who missed the season opener because of a one-game suspension, set career bests in carries (25), yards (177) and touchdowns (3) in posting his first 100-yard game.
Quarterback Eric Crouch accounted to 157 yards of total offense, completing 8 of 15 passes for 109 yards while rushing 15 times for 48 yards and a score. The Huskers finished with 457 yards of total offense.
The Husker defense recorded eight sacks and held the Trojans to minus-25 yards on the ground, the fourth-lowest rushing total ever allowed by the Blackshirts. Seven Huskers recorded sacks, including a pair by senior nose tackle Jason Lohr, while 12 players made at least one tackle for loss.