Nebraska 48
Arizona St. 10

Aug. 24, 2002 • 6:45 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ESPN
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Troy Hassebroek

Troy Hassebroek keeps Nebraska’s opening drive alive with a 22-yard reception on third-and-9. | Courtesy of
1st Quarter
NEB: J Brown 40 FG, 10:41
ASU: M Barth 33 FG, 2:12
2nd Quarter
NEB: J Davies 2 run (J Brown kick) 12:52
3rd Quarter
NEB: W Thomas 9 pass from J Lord (J Brown kick) 11:20
NEB: S Shanle 6 blocked punt return (J Brown kick) 9:38
ASU: M Williams 34 run (M Barth kick) 3:41
4th Quarter
NEB: J Brown 42 FG, 10:21
NEB: D Diedrick 2 run (J Brown kick) 7:12
NEB: C Ross 34 run (J Brown kick) 2:10
NEB: F Washington 29 int. return (J Brown kick) 1:55

                            ASU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 17       19
  Rushing.................... 7       15
  Passing.................... 9        1
  Penalty.................... 1        3
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 30-83   59-283
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 175       33
  Att-Comp-Int......... 41-17-1   13-5-0
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 71-258   72-316
Punt Returns-Yards........ 2-16     6-57
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 2-28     3-60
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0     1-29
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 10-34.6   5-32.8
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards........... 5-63     6-42
Possession Time.......... 28:06    31:54
Third-Down Conv. ......... 4/16     6/15
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/2      1/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 1-2      3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 3-17     4-47

ASU: M.Williams 12-77, Canidate 5-14, Christensen 8-7, Hill 3-minus 1, Walter 2-minus 14.

NEB: Lord 17-103, Diedrick 18-79, Ross 3-44, Collins 10-22, Davis 3-22, Davies 3-7, Kriewald 2-6, Grixby 1-4, Stuntz 2-minus 4.

ASU: Christensen 6-16-77-0, Goodenough 4-8-52-1, Walter 7-16-46-0, Team 0-1-0-0.

NEB: Lord 5-13-33-0.

ASU: McDonald 7-73, Hagan 4-36, Taplin 1-25, Pinkard 1-17, Canidate 2-15, Lightfoot 1-15, M.Williams 1-minus 6.

NEB: Troy Hassebroek 2-25, Wilson Thomas 3-8.

Attendance: 77,779
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Stats & Recap

Special teams help Huskers break away from Sun Devils

Nebraska scored a pair of touchdowns less than two minutes apart in the third quarter to break open a seven-point game, and No. 10/8 Nebraska rolled to a 48-10 victory over Arizona State in the Black Coaches Association Classic.

Jammal Lord opened his career as Nebraska’s starting quarterback by rushing for 103 yards as he led an offense that churned out 316 total yards, including 283 on the ground.

Pat Ricketts helped stifle the Sun Devil passing game with three pass breakups as the Husker defense kept ASU at bay.

The Huskers blocked a pair of Tim Parker punts that led to two easy touchdowns. Linebacker Demorrio Williams got the first block in the third quarter, and the ball was scooped up by Scott Shanle, who raced six yards for a score. Lannie Hopkins blocked a second punt midway through the fourth quarter, and that set up a two-play, nine-yard drive that gave Nebraska a 34-10 edge.

Senior placekicker Josh Brown kicked two field goals, was 6-for-6 on PATs and forced touchbacks on seven of his nine kickoffs.

It was Nebraska’s 17th consecutive season-opening win.

Source: Nebraska Athletics


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Pregame & team info
2002 schedule
04/20Red 17, White 7
08/24Arizona St.W 48-10
08/31Troy St.W 31-16
09/07Utah St.W 44-13
09/14@ Penn St.L 7-40
09/28@ Iowa St.L 14-36
10/05McNeese St.W 38-14
10/12MissouriW 24-13
10/19@ Oklahoma St.L 21-24
10/26@ Texas A&MW 38-31
11/02TexasL 24-27
11/09KansasW 45-7
11/16@ Kansas St.L 13-49
11/29ColoradoL 13-28
12/27Ole MissL 23-27


Colonel Mustard

When we struggle to produce 300 yards and 10 percent of that is on a run at the end of the game, that is not going to cut it.


Did they beat a great team? No. Do they have promise? Yes.

Omaha World-Herald

It appears all those folks standing in line to predict the demise of Nebraska football might have to wait at least a few more weeks.

Grand Island Independent
Red Clad Loon

Uncle Milt’s gang may want to discover the lost art of pass blocking right quick.


Lord, in many ways, symbolizes his entire team. He’s unpredictable.

Daily Nebraskan

For the most part, the Devils played tough, composed football. ... They were competitive. That's something to build on.

East Valley Tribune
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