Iowa St. 36
Nebraska 14

Sept. 28, 2002 • 2:37 p.m. Central
Jack Trice Stadium •Ames, IA • ABC
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1st Quarter
ISU: Benike 23 field goal, 8:24
2nd Quarter
ISU: Rutland 1 run (Benike kick) 14:57
NEB: Pilkington 90 pass from Lord (J Brown kick) 14:34
ISU: Benike 35 field goal, 8:15
ISU: Danielsen 3 pass from Wallace (pass failed) 2:48
3rd Quarter
ISU: Wallace 1 run (Benike kick) 10:22
NEB: J Davies 2 run (J Brown kick) 3:28
4th Quarter
ISU: Wallace 7 run (Benike kick) 13:21
ISU: Benike 37 field goal, 3:58

                            NEB      ISU
FIRST DOWNS................. 10       23
  Rushing.................... 4       12
  Passing.................... 6        8
  Penalty.................... 0        3
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 30-81   52-192
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 192      220
  Att-Comp-Int......... 29-12-1  32-19-2
TOTAL OFFENSE .......... 59-273   84-412
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      1-3
Punt Returns-Yards........ 2-15     3-40
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 7-129      0-0
Int. Returns-Yards......... 2-6     1-29
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 5-47.2   2-26.5
Fumbles-Lost............... 5-4      2-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 10-75     4-20
Possession Time.......... 22:29    37:31
Third-Down Conv. ......... 5/15     8/17
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 1/2      2/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 1-1      7-8
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 0-0     2-11

NEB: Diedrick 8-28, Simmons 1-17, Stuntz 4-13, Ross 4-10, Lord 11-8, Davies 2-5

ISU:  Wagner 19-107, Wallace 7-50, Rutland 21-42, Woodley 3-0,: Team 1-minus 2, Montgomery 1-minus 5

NEB: Lord 5-10-120-1, Stuntz 7-18-72-0, Pilkington 0-1-0-0

ISU: Wallace 19-32-220-2

NEB: Pilkington 1-90, Thomas 5-49, Davis 3-21, Simmons 1-18, Ross 2-14

ISU: Danielsen 9-111, Young 4-45, Montgomery 3-39, Whitver 3-25

Attendance: 51,888


Stats & Recap

Cyclones dominate Huskers

Iowa State converted five Husker turnovers into 17 points as the Cyclones downed Nebraska, 36-14.

Quarterback Seneca Wallace accounted for 270 total yards and three touchdowns for 19th-ranked ISU, which registered its first win over Nebraska since 1992. It was the No. 20 Huskers’ first loss in a conference opener since 1974.

After Nebraska fell behind 10-0 in the second quarter, Husker quarterback Jammal Lord hit freshman Ross Pilkington for a 90-yard touchdown pass, the third-longest pass play in school history. ISU answered, however, with a field goal and TD to take a 19-7 advantage into halftime.

Taking the second-half kickoff, the Cyclones drove 80 yards in 11 plays, scoring on a fourth-down plunge for a commanding 26-7 lead.

Freshman cornerback Fabian Washington highlighted Nebraska’s defensive effort with four tackles, a forced fumble and two interceptions, including one in the end zone that snuffed out an ISU drive.

Lord completed 5 of 10 passes for 120 yards as ISU held Nebraska to 273 yards, including just 81 rushing yards.

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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

This offense has looked terrible since the spring and for the second straight game failed to move the ball on a defense that every other team is lighting up.


Bob did it. Tom did it. Now it’s Frankie’s turn. That is, make the changes necessary to feed the monster that is, or was, Nebraska football.

Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska, as it showed Saturday against Iowa State, is not a very good football team. How strange does that sound?


The temperature on coach Frank Solich will now be turned to full bake.


We now know for sure that a dynasty is crumbling.

Kansas City Star

One of the most formidable college football powers in the country has now lost its last four games away from Lincoln by an average score of 44-18.

Grand Island Independent
Red Clad Loon

The ’Shirts were back on their heels from the very start, dealing with short fields and a slippery opposing quarterback.


The Cyclone way of building a program is worth emulating.

Omaha World-Herald

I’m not in the meetings, so I don’t know who’s getting it done and who’s not. But someone is not. That is for certain.

Lincoln Journal Star

Solich needs to shove his pride aside and let somebody else call the plays.

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