Nebraska 42
Troy St. 14

Sep. 1, 2001 - 11:39 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSW2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Troy St. 7 7 0 0 14
Nebraska 14 14 7 7 42
First quarter
TS: Carter 9 run (Boteler kick) 11:43
NU: Diedrick 1 run (J Brown kick) 6:45
NU: Crouch 1 run (J Brown kick) 4:05
Second quarter
NU: Clanton 20 fumble return (J Brown kick) 14:47
NU: Diedrick 11 run (J Brown kick) 10:29
TS: Skipper 31 pass from Nutter (Boteler kick) 6:54 
Third quarter
NU: Diedrick 33 run (DeAngelis kick) 6:26 
Fourth quarter
NU: T Collins 7 run (DeAngelis kick) 6:54

                         TS       NU
First downs              13       25
Rushed-yards        35-(-25)  60-330
  By rushing              3       19
  By passing              7        5
  By penalty              3        1
Passing yards           190      127
  Comp-Att-Int      15-36-2   9-16-1
Total offense        71-165   76-457
Sacked-yards lost      8-68      1-8
Return yards             16       87
Punts                7-39.9   2-49.5
Fumbles-lost            4-1      3-2
Penalties-yards        8-53     4-60
Time of possession    27:31    32:29
Third-Down Conv.       5/17     5/13
Fourth-Down Conv.       0/3      1/4

RUSHING
TS: Carter 11-44, Skipper 1-18, Le Black 7-7, Cox 1-5, Betterson 2-minus 1, Lieb 1-minus 11, Team 1-minus 19, Nutter 11-minus 68.

NU: Diedrick 25-177, T Collins 11-52, Crouch 15-48, Kriewald 3-21, Brye 1-17, J Davies 2-10, Lord 3-5.

PASSING
TS: Nutter 15-36-2-190.
NU: Crouch 8-15-1-109, Lord 1-1-0-18.

RECEIVING
TS: Skipper 4-81, Le Black 3-31, Day 2-29, Carter 2-14, Samples 1-16, Venisee 1-9, Lucas 1-7, Felton 1-3.

NU: W Thomas 5-83, Wistrom 3-36, Gibson 1-8.

Att: 77,812

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Stats & Recap

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.

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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

It was not a sharp performance. But they aren’t machines and this game was hard to get up for.


Colonel Mustard
HuskerMax
Shatel

For the second straight week, the Huskers looked like fourth-ranked impostors. ... Good thing the echoes will be awake next week.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

Troy State made the Cornhuskers work a lot harder than most of us could have imagined.

Lincoln Journal Star
Red Clad Loon

The fact that in the second half Nebraska had more quarterback sacks (four) than the Trojans had total yards (two) spoke well of Craig Bohl’s in-game adjustments.

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