Nebraska 38
McNeese St. 14

Oct. 5, 2002 - 11:35 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
McNeese St. 0 7 0 7 14
Nebraska 7 14 0 17 38
1st Quarter
NEB: Lord 5 run (J Brown kick) 6:20
2nd Quarter
NEB: J Lord 57 run (J Brown kick) 12:03
NEB: T Hassebroek 10 pass from Lord (J Brown kick) 6:34
MSU: M Turner 43 pass from R Corcoran (J Marino kick) 3:03
4th Quarter
NEB: J Brown 22 FG, 14:52
NEB: M LeFlore 64 run (J Brown kick) 12:33
MSU: M Trahan 1 run (J Marino kick) 8:37
NEB: J Lord 56 run (J Brown kick) 7:04

                            MSU       NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 21        26
  Rushing.................... 7        16
  Passing................... 11        10
  Penalty.................... 3         0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 43-121    52-444
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 234       151
  Att-Comp-Int......... 36-15-0   18-12-1
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 79-355    70-595
Punt Returns-Yards......... 1-7      3-20
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 2-33      1-23
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 7-32.3    2-37.0
Fumbles-Lost............... 0-0       2-0
Penalties-Yards........... 3-15      5-66
Possession Time.......... 32:49     27:11
Third-Down Conv. ........ 10/20     12/16
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/2       0/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 1-2       3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 0-0      1-10

RUSHING
MSU: King 13-35, Trahan 9-33, Prim 9-21, Lawton 5-14, Martin 1-14, Sams 2-9, Pendarvis 2-4, Robin 1-1, Allen 1-minus 10.

NEB: Lord 17-218, Horne 12-81, Diedrick 15-64, LeFlore 1-64, Simmons 1-7, Stuntz 1-4, Ross 1-3, Grixby 2-2, Davies 2-1.

PASSING
MSU: Corcoran 6-14-144-0, Pendarvis 9-21-90-0, Allen 0-1-0-0.

NEB: Lord 12-18-151-1.

RECEIVING
MSU: Martin 3-63, Turner 2-54, Sams 3-43, Brodhead 1-23, Robin 2-15, King 1-15, Hamilton 1-9, Oustalet 1-7, Prim 1-5.

NEB: Pilkington 3-54, Thomas 4-47, Ringenberg 1-25, Bowling 1-16, Hassebroek 1-10, Cornelsen 1-7, Horne 1-minus 8.

Attendance: 77,192

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Stats & Recap

Lord’s big day boosts Huskers past Cowboys

Quarterback Jammal Lord set a pair of school records, rushing for 218 yards and three scores and accounting for 369 yards of total offense, as Nebraska rolled up 595 yards in a 38-14 victory over McNeese State.

The junior from Bayonne, N.J., scored on runs of 5, 56 and 57 yards as the Huskers rushed for a season-best 444 yards and snapped a two-game losing streak.

The Cowboys, ranked No. 2 in Division I-AA, stayed within striking distance through the third quarter, trailing 21-7, until the Huskers pulled away with 17 points in the final period.

NU marched 82 yards on 16 plays before Josh Brown’s 22-yard field goal gave the Huskers a 17-point lead with 14:52 remaining. After holding the Cowboys on their subsequent possession, Nebraska needed only one play to extend the lead to 31-7 as true freshman Mark LeFlore took a reverse and sprinted 64 yards for a touchdown. It was the first time LeFlore had touched the ball in his Husker career.

McNeese made it 31-14 on Marcus Trajan’s one-yard scoring run before Lord’s third touchdown, a 56-yard scamper, provided the final margin.

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

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

We still struggle to generate a pass rush, and Kelsay’s injury didn’t help.

Shatel

By not quitting on Lord, Solich showed he’s not quitting on the season.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

Solich threw media and fans alike a curve by sticking with Lord. It proved to be an excellent decision.

Grand Island Independent
Red Clad Loon

Saturday’s breeze over McNeese was like a gallon of Alka-Seltzer, a pint of coffee and a bushel of Advil all rolled up into one.

Hamar

Of course it was just one game. Now Lord has to come back and do it again next week against Missouri. ... And the next, and the next.

Grand Island Independent
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