Nebraska 45
Kansas 7

Nov. 9, 2002 • 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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Dahrran Diedrick

Dahrran Diedrick breaks free for a 53 yards and the Huskers’ first TD. | Courtesy of
1st Quarter
NU: Diedrick 53 run (Brown kick) 11:09
KU: Gasaway 50 pass from Weatherbie (Beck kick) 10:20
NU: Horne 30 run (Brown kick) 6:40
2nd Quarter
NU: Thomas 27 pass from J Lord (Brown kick) 9:13
NU: Brown 27 field goal, 3:26
3rd Quarter
NU: Golliday 12 pass from J Lord (Brown kick) 13:03
NU: Terpening 30 blocked punt return (Brown kick) 11:54
NU: Davis 4 run (Brown kick) 3:56

                             KU       NU
FIRST DOWNS................. 12       19
  Rushing.................... 5       14
  Passing.................... 6        3
  Penalty.................... 1        2
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 36-71   56-352
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 153       62
  Att-Comp-Int......... 31-10-2   15-5-1
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 67-224   71-414
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2-7    8-116
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 4-58     1-15
Int. Returns-Yards......... 1-4     2-34
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 10-37.9   6-50.2
Fumbles-Lost............... 6-1      2-0
Penalties-Yards........... 6-54     7-60
Possession Time.......... 28:40    31:20
Third-Down Conv. ......... 1/14     6/15
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/2      0/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 0-1      3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 2-21      1-9

KU: Green 15-47, Weatherbie 2-16, Heaggans 8-11, McClendon 1-7, Nwabuisi 1-3, Ansel 1-minus 2, Luke 8-minus 11

NU: Horne 9-122, Diedrick 12-107, Lord 13-74, Davis 8-29, Ross 5-17, Simmons 4-13, Giesselmann 1-1, LeFlore 1-minus 5, Stuntz 3-minus 6

KU: Luke 7-22-79-2, Weatherbie 3-9-74-0

NU: Lord 4-10-59-1, Stuntz 1-3-3-0, Chrisman 0-1-0-0, Diedrick 0-1-0-0

KU: Gasaway 4-79, Green 3-41, Simmons 1-14, Goodrich 1-12, Mills 1-7

NU: Thomas 2-40, Golliday 1-12, Davis 1-7, LeFlore 1-3

Attendance: 77,351


Stats & Recap

Huskers become bowl eligible with lopsided victory

Nebraska reached bowl eligibility by breezing past Kansas, 45-7, in the Huskers’ 34th straight victory in the series.

I-backs Dahrran Diedrick and David Horne each rushed for over 100 yards, while Jammal Lord threw a pair of touchdown passes and became the 18th player in NCAA history to rush and pass for 1,000 yards in the same season.

On its first possession, Nebraska drove 81 yards in six plays, capped by Diedrick’s 53-yard touchdown run. Kansas answered quickly with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Jonas Weatherbie to Bryon Gasaway, but the Jayhawks would not score again. Their chances were not helped when Weatherbie suffered a season-ending knee injury later in the quarter.

After leading 24-7 at halftime, the Huskers struck for two touchdowns in the first five minutes of the third quarter. The second score came when Lannie Hopkins blocked a punt and Aaron Terpening returned the ball 30 yards to the end zone for a 38-7 lead.

Nebraska substituted freely throughout the second half, using a season-high 111 players.

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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

The problem I have is that we didn’t work on our passing game enough. But this game got us into a bowl, and this year that is a big deal


What matters is the bowl trip. Is that what Nebraska football has come to? Yes. The bowl streak is alive. In this day and age, that’s not to be trivialized.

Omaha World-Herald

Saturday was a great day for a 45-7 bird barbecue. Unfortunately for the Huskers, picnic time is over.

Lincoln Journal Star

Solich’s team was still suffering a bit from a Texas-sized hangover.

Grand Island Independent

Nothing spectacular, just getting it done and getting the W under the belt.

Big Red Report
Red Clad Loon

Aside from some chippy passing at times, it appears that the Big Red Machine is primed and ready for the stretch run.

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