Oklahoma St. 24
Nebraska 21

Oct. 19, 2002 • 11:39 a.m. Central
Lewis Field •Stillwater, OK • FSN
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2nd Quarter
OSU: L Phillips 45 field goal, 14:51 
NEB: D Diedrick 2 run (J Brown kick) 8:19
3rd Quarter
OSU: J Fields 3 run (Phillips kick) 6:43
OSU: R Woods 5 pass from Fields (Phillips kick) 1:24
4th Quarter
NEB: D Horne 2 run (Brown kick) 8:56 
OSU: J Lewis 12 pass from Fields (Phillips kick) 4:30
NEB: J Lord 1 run (Brown kick) 2:06
                            NEB      OSU
FIRST DOWNS................. 18       22
  Rushing................... 11        9
  Passing.................... 6       13
  Penalty.................... 1        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 54-259   42-195
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 110      192
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 14-7-0  27-17-0
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 68-369   69-387
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 3-32      1-6
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 2-42      1-0
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 6-37.7   5-44.2
Fumbles-Lost............... 2-1      2-1
Penalties-Yards........... 6-55     5-30
Possession Time.......... 29:39    30:21
Third-Down Conv. ......... 6/14     8/16
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 1/1      0/0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 3-3      3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 0-0     4-31

NEB: Horne 24-125, Lord 18-73, LeFlore 1-29, Diedrick 6-26, Davies 5-6.

OSU: Bell 33-182, Morency 5-6, Jones 1-4, Fields 3-3.

NEB: Lord 7-14-110-0.
OSU: Fields 17-27-192-0.

NEB: Herian 1-44, Cornelsen 2-35, Hassebroek 2-19, Bowling 1-6, Pilkington 1-6.

OSU: Woods 11-134, Denard 2-25, Bajema 2-24, Lewis 2-9.

Attendance: 45,017


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Cowboys end decades of futility vs. Huskers

Tatum Bell led a balanced Oklahoma State attack with 182 yards on 33 carries as the Cowboys ended Nebraska’s 36-game unbeaten streak against OSU with a 24-21 win on a cold and rainy day in Stillwater.

It was the seventh-best rushing total by an opposing back in Husker history as the Cowboys got their first win against the Huskers since 1961.

Despite enjoying favorable field position during most of the first half, Nebraska led by just 7-3 at intermission, and then the third quarter belonged to the Cowboys. OSU drove 80 yards for a touchdown on its first possession of the second half and then needed just 40 yards for a second TD after a fumble by Husker quarterback Jammal Lord. That gave OSU a 17-7 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

The Huskers cut the deficit to three points when freshman I-back David Horne scored on a two-yard plunge with 8:56 remaining to finish a 49-yard drive set up by a Bell fumble. The Cowboys answered with another 80-yard drive, capped by a 12-yard pass from quarterback Josh Fields to John Lewis, to take a 24-14 lead with 4:30 left.

Lord marched the Huskers 70 yards on 10 plays, scoring on a one-yard run with 2:06 left. Nebraska’s onside kick attempt failed, and Oklahoma State ran out the clock to claim the victory.

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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

How this team plays and fails has very little to do with the opponents and everything to do with the mental state of our team.


Nebraska has the look of a team that no longer believes. You can see it in their eyes. Hear it in their voices. Read it between their lines.

Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska’s offensive play could best be described as sloppy. That was especially true of the offensive line.

Grand Island Independent

This Nebraska team can’t pound away at everybody. Opponents are starting to mock the Huskers.

Lincoln Journal Star

Forget the fact that Nebraska’s not really Nebraska anymore. ... Just relish that this rainy Saturday cast out 41 years worth of demons.

The Oklahoman

Nebraska, just like everyone else, had no answer for OSU receiver Rashaun Woods.

Tulsa World
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