Nebraska 28
Iowa St. 0

Oct. 25, 2003 - 11:40 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN PPV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa St. 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 21 7 0 0 28
Josh Bullocks

Josh Bullocks returns a blocked punt 26 yards for Nebraska’s third touchdown. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
1st quarter
NEB: J. Lord 1 run (D. Dyches kick) 6:04
NEB: I. Fluellen 39 run (Dyches kick) 2:53
NEB: J. Bullocks 26 return of blocked punt (Dyches kick) 0:51
2nd quarter
NEB: J. Davis 1 run (Dyches kick) 8:46
 
                           ISU       NU
FIRST DOWNS ............... 14       13
  Rushing................... 4       12
  Passing................... 9        1
  Penalty................... 1        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) ..... 30-70   54-282
PASSING YDS (NET) ........ 160       35
  Att-Comp-Int ....... 41-20-2    7-4-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 71-230   61-317
Punt Returns-Yards ....... 0-0     4-67
Kickoff Returns-Yards ... 2-32     1-34
Int. Returns-Yards ...... 1-16     2-10
Punts (Number-Avg) .... 8-25.8   4-44.5
Fumbles-Lost ............. 4-1      2-1
Penalties-Yards ......... 5-25    10-67
Possession Time ........ 28:26    31:34
Third-Down Conv. ........ 3/16     3/11
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 1/5      2/4
Red-Zone Scores-Chances .. 0-1      2-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards ... 1-9      1-2

RUSHING
ISU: A. Flynn, 15-26; W. Terry 3-17; S. Hicks 6-16; M. Wagner, 6-11. 

NEB: I. Fluellen 5-78; J. Dailey 15-55; C. Ross 9-54; J. Lord 5-46; J. Davis 10-22; D. Horne 6-16; S. Kriewald 2-11; J. Davies 1-0; D. Todd 1-0.

PASSING
ISU: A. Flynn 13-29-1-109; W. Terry 6-11-1-57; T. Yelk 1-1-0-minus 6.

NEB: J. Dailey 2-4-1-16; J. Lord 2-3-0-19.


RECEIVING
ISU: L. Young 6-68; L. Danielsen 4-37; S. Hicks 4-19; J. Wright 2-23; J. Montgomery 1-9; M. Wagner 1-6; J. Davis 1-4; S. Paris 1-minus 6. 

NEB: M. Herian 1-16; C. Ross 1-10; M. LeFlore 1-6; J. Davies 1-3.

Attendance: 77,483

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Block party: Special teams kayo ‘Clones

Nebraska overwhelmed Iowa State with special teams and defense in a 28-0 victory over the Cyclones.

The Huskers blocked two Cyclone punts, including one that was returned for a score, and forced three turnovers to avenge a 36-14 setback to ISU in Ames last season.

Nebraska struck early, converting two blocked punts into touchdowns en route to a 21-0 first-quarter lead.

NU posted its second shutout of the year and has now gone 14 quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown at home. The Huskers allowed just 95 yards before halftime.

Josh Bullocks, who entered the contest with a nation-leading seven interceptions, sparked the Huskers on special teams with his first career punt block, giving the Huskers possession at the ISU 19-yard line. Jammal Lord’s 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal put the Huskers ahead by 7-0.

On its next series, Nebraska went 79 yards in just three plays to extend the lead to 14-0. Lord broke open a 2nd-and-1 play for 31 yards to the ISU 39 before wide receiver Isaiah Fluellen went on a 39-yard scoring jaunt around left end.

Nebraska’s special teams struck again as Demorrio Williams blocked Tony Yelk’s punt, and Josh Bullocks scooped up the ball and went 26 yards for his first career touchdown, giving NU a 21-0 advantage 14 minutes into the contest.

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2003 schedule
04/19 Red 13, White 0
08/30 Oklahoma St. W 17-7
09/06 Utah St. W 31-7
09/13 Penn St. W 18-10
09/25 @ S. Miss W 38-14
10/04 Troy St. W 30-0
10/11 @ Missouri L 24-41
10/18 Texas A&M W 48-12
10/25 Iowa St. W 28-0
11/01 @ Texas L 7-31
11/08 @ Kansas W 24-3
11/15 Kansas St. L 7-38
11/28 @ Colorado W 31-22
12/29 Michigan St. W 17-3

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

We played our reserves, and that was the most important thing. But we missed a great chance to work on our passing game with no pressure.

Mabry

The changes on defense have produced like a can of WD-40. The Blackshirts have been pretty slick, and now they have two shutouts to prove it.

Lincoln Journal Star
Keeler

Say this for the Cyclones: They didn’t quit. Then again, they didn’t really start, either.

Des Moines Register
Shatel

Don’t read too much into NU’s second-half offensive lethargy. Huskers win. Backups got experience. Thank you and drive home safely.

Omaha World-Herald
Bruntz

Shutouts and shutting down teams will need to be a running theme in Nebraska’s final four games.

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