Red 17
White 7

Apr. 20, 2002 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
White 0 0 7 0 7
Red 0 10 7 0 17

Marques Simmons 2002 Nebraska spring gameMarques Simmons tries to find room to run against Josh Bullocks (22, Ira Cooper (47) and Chad Sievers (52) in the first quarter. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Second quarter
RED: J. Brown 36 field goal, 5:48
RED: Diedrick 1 run (Brown kick) 0:46
Third quarter
WHI: Simmons 10 run (DeAngelis kick) 9:02
RED: Thomas 13 pass from Dukes (Brown kick) 5:24

                        WHITE       RED
FIRST DOWNS .............. 10        12
  Rushing ................. 8         8
  Passing ................. 2         3
  Penalty ................. 0         1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET).... 36-138    43-147
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 35        81
  Att-Comp-Int ........ 7-4-1   20-10-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ........ 43-173    63-228
Punt Returns-Yds ....... 2-11      5-32
Kickoff Returns-Yards .. 2-38      2-27
Int. Returns-Yds ........ 0-0       1-0
Punts (Number-Avg).... 5-27.4    3-37.0
Fumbles-Lost ............ 6-3       3-1
Penalties-Yds .......... 4-26      3-25
Possession Time ....... 27:34     32:26
Sacks By: Number-Yds ... 1-10      2-11

RUSHING
WHI: Simmons, M. 12-88; Ross, C. 4-36; Stuntz 9-12; Dukes 2-10; Weltmer 1-2; Mutfwang, 2-1; Tomasevicz, 1-1; TEAM 1-minus 2; Reese, 1-minus 2; Chrisman, 3-minus 8.

RED: Diedrick, 12-96; Lord, 3-28; Siefken, 1-8; Grixby, 3-7; Miller, R. 6-7; Davis, J. 8-5; Davies, 2-3; Glissman, 1-3; Kastl, 1-1; Dukes, 3-0; Cornelsen, 1-minus 3; Stuntz, 2-minus 8.

PASSING
WHI: Stuntz, 2-4-0-24; Dukes, 1-2-1-2; Chrisman, 1-1-0-9.

RED: Glissman, 2-6-0-12; Dukes, 4-5-0-49; Siefken, 3-4-0-9; Stuntz, 1-3-0-11; Lord, 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING
WHI: Ross, C. 2-11; Ommert, 1-12; Mutfwang, 1-12.

RED: Golliday, 2-18; Miller, R. 2-12; Cornelsen, 1-24; Thomas, W. 1-13; O'Holleran, 1-6; Kastl, 1-5; Zajicek, 1-3; Grixby, 1-0.

Attendance: 31,420

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Stats & Recap

Reds prevail in spring game

The Red team defeated the White team in the annual spring game, 17-7, as the two squads combined for just 401 yards of offense on a cool, damp afternoon in Lincoln.

The intrasquad spring finale pitted the Reds, with the No. 1 offensive unit, against the Whites, which had the top defensive unit.

After a scoreless first quarter, Adam Ickes’ interception gave the Reds the ball near midfield, and senior Josh Brown kicked a 36-yard field goal after an 11-play, 34-yard drive.

The Whites then went three and out, and Ira Cooper blocked Sam Koch’s punt to set up the Reds just 13 yards from the end zone. Five plays later, senior I-back Dahrran Diedrick scored on a 1-yard run shortly before halftime to boost the Reds’ lead to 10-0.

The Whites opened the second half with a seven-play, 77-yard drive, capped by redshirt freshman Marques Simmons’ 10-yard touchdown run. That made it a 10-7 game.

The Reds responded with a long drive of their own — 81 yards in nine plays, including a 54-yard Diedrick run — ending the scoring for the day with a 13-yard touchdown reception by senior split end Wilson Thomas. The pass came from true freshman Curt Dukes, an early enrollee from Stony Point, N.C.

Diedrick led all rushers with 96 yards on 12 carries, but Simmons wasn’t far behind with 88 yards, also on a dozen totes. Jammal Lord, the heir apparent at quarterback, played only in the first two Red series.

The defense was led by newly arrived junior college transfer Demorrio Williams, who had 13 tackles, including 10 solo stops and two tackles for loss.

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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

Overall the defensive line was good, but that could be because our O-line is struggling.

Shatel

It would have been nice to see Lord for more than two series. ... He needs the work. But Head Coach Frank Solich needs Lord’s health more.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

No doubt Gill and Solich can spend plenty of time settling on their backup quarterback. With the emergence of Lord, the starter has already been decided.

Grand Island Independent
Sipple

At this point, neither Dukes nor Stuntz is prepared to lead Nebraska to 10 wins

Lincoln Journal Star
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