Nebraska 44
Utah St. 13

Sept. 7, 2002 • 6 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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1st Quarter
NEB: J Brown 44 FG, 9:18
NEB: J Davies 1 run (J Brown kick) 5:55
NEB: W Thomas 23 pass from J Lord (J Brown kick) 4:30
USU: K Curtis 26 pass from J Fuentes (D Kidman kick) 3:19
2nd Quarter 
NEB: M Herian 33 pass from J Lord (J Brown kick) 14:55
NEB: J Lord 1 run (J Brown kick) 12:22
NEB: J Lord 28 run (PAT failed) 4:07
3rd Quarter
NEB: C Ross 13 run (J Brown kick) 2:08
4th Quarter
USU: D Kidman 29 FG, 13:21
USU: D Kidman 43 FG, 5:45

                            USU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................. 19       20
  Rushing.................... 7       13
  Passing................... 12        6
  Penalty.................... 0        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 30-70   54-288
PASSING YDS (NET).......... 251      130
  Att-Comp-Int......... 44-19-3   15-8-0
TOTAL OFFENSE........... 74-321   69-418
Punt Returns-Yards........ 3-17     4-66
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 4-69     2-50
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0     3-32
Punts (Number-Avg)...... 8-40.6   4-57.2
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-0      2-2
Penalties-Yards.......... 10-71     3-16
Possession Time.......... 30:50    29:10
Third-Down Conv. ......... 5/17     6/14
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 1/1      0/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 2-2      3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 2-13     6-40

USU: J Samuel 9-37, R Watson 8-25, S Mullins 1-24, D Fiefia 5-22, J Fuentes 6-minus 40

NEB: D Diedrick 16-93, J Lord 9-59, J Davis 7-51, C Ross 9-42, J Davies 4-14, W Thomas 1-9, M Simmons 3-7, S Kriewald 1-6, M Stuntz 3-5, D Grixby 1-2

USU: J Fuentes 16-38-214-3, J Crosbie 2-4-32-0, K Curtis 0-1-0-0

NEB: J Lord 6-12-105-0, M Stuntz 2-3-25-0

USU: K Curtis 6-102, J Eason 2-27, G Coleman 2-25, J Samuel 2-22, C Stallworth 1-21, C Cooley 1-15, D Fiefia 1-14, D Jeffery 2-10, C Poppinga 1-10

NEB: W Thomas 2-41, B Cornelsen 2-34, M Herian 1-33, R Pilkington 2-20, D Diedrick 1-2

Attendance: 78,176


Stats & Recap

Huskers start fast, bury Aggies

Quarterback Jammal Lord threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for two more as No. 9/8 (AP/Coaches) Nebraska celebrated its 250th consecutive sellout with a 44-13 victory over Utah State.

The junior from Bayonne, N.J., led Nebraska to scores on six of its first eight first-half possessions as the Huskers, who improved to 3-0 on the season, raced out to a 37-7 halftime lead and cruised to the win over the Aggies, who dropped to 0-2.

Lord rushed for 59 yards on nine carries, scoring on runs of one and 28 yards, while completing 6 of 12 passes for 105 yards, including first-half touchdown tosses to Wilson Thomas and Matt Herian.

While Lord guided the Husker offense with efficiency, the Blackshirts were opportunistic, picking off four passes, including a pair by All-America and Thorpe Award candidate DeJuan Groce. The Blackshirts also recorded six sacks.

The sellout crowd of 78,176 broke the previous Memorial Stadium attendance record of 78,118 set against Notre Dame last season.

The win was the 300th for defensive backs coach George Darlington, who is in his 30th year on the Nebraska coaching staff.

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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

Lord did a better job of seeing the field so hopefully that part of his game is developing.


After three games, this team, this season, is still a very difficult read. Highs, lows. Bright spots, sore points. Good, bad and ugly.

Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska has had its way against three spread offenses. Penn State will come at the Huskers with an armored-car-tough fullback and a tailback as good as anyone in the Big 12.

Lincoln Journal Star

In need of confidence boost before next Saturday’s road opener at Penn State, Nebraska got just that.

Grand Island Independent
Red Clad Loon

It’s difficult not to appreciate the efforts of No. 30, Dahrran Diedrick, who showed flashes of his ’01 form for much of the first half with his slashing runs.


There are some outstanding young players in the program who just need a little time to mature before they challenge for a national crown.

Grand Island Independent

The game was pretty much over after Josh Brown's opening kickoff sailed through the uprights.

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