Nebraska 48
Texas A&M 12

Oct. 18, 2003 - 11:40 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Texas A&M 3 0 3 6 12
Nebraska 20 0 14 14 48
Daniel Bullocks and Barrett Ruud

Daniel Bullocks reaches to recover the ball after forcing a fumble by Derek Farmer at the Nebraska 10 late in the third quarter. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
1st quarter
A&M: T. Pegram 35 field goal, 8:39
NEB: J. Lord 22 run (PAT failed) 5:01
NEB: D. Horne 1 run (D. Dyches kick) 3:14
NEB: Ba. Ruud 27 int. return (Dyches kick) 1:45
3rd quarter
NEB: J. Davis 12 run (Dyches kick) 10:48
NEB: Lord 31 run (Dyches kick) 8:06
A&M: Pegram 26 field goal, 3:35
4th quarter
NEB: I. Fluellen 29 pass from J. Dailey (D. Dyches kick) 10:03
NEB: T. Adams 3 int. return (S. DeAngelis kick) 3:09
A&M: J. Carter 89 kickoff return (kick failed) 2:56
 
                           A&M      NEB
First downs ............... 15       21
  Rushing................... 6       18
  Passing................... 6        2
  Penalty................... 3        1
Rushed-yards .......... 37-135   68-333
Passing yards ............ 109       51
  Comp-Att-Int ........ 9-27-5    3-9-0
Total offense ......... 64-244   77-384
Sacked-yards lost ....... 3-30      1-9
Punt returns-yards ...... 4-41     2-12
Kickoff returns-yards .. 4-158     3-61
Interceptions-yards ...... 0-0     5-43
Punts-Avg. ............ 5-45.6   9-49.6
Fumbles-lost ............. 4-3      2-0
Penalties-yards ......... 3-25     7-77
Possession time ........ 26:01    33:59

RUSHING
A&M: McNeal 13-69; Carter 2-49; Farmer 5-22; Lewis 9-21; Flemming 1-1; TEAM 1-minus 1; Long 6-minus 26.

NEB: Lord 15-109; Horne 14-86; Davis 14-63; Ross 7-22; Miller 6-21; Kriewald 1-16; Davies 3-11; Fluellen 1-6; Todd 1-2; Grixby 1-1; LeFlore 1-0; Wingender 1-minus 1; Dailey 3-minus 3.

PASSING
A&M: McNeal 7-19-3-77; Long 2-8-2-32.

NEB: Lord 2-7-0-22; TEAM 0-1-0-0; Dailey 1-1-0-29.

RECEIVING
A&M: Murphy 3-30; Carter 1-23; Riley 1-19; Germany 1-12; Van Zant 1-9; Wright 1-9; Taylor 1-7.

NEB: Fluellen 2-42; Keiser 1-9.

Attendance: 77,604

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Ball-hawking Huskers roll past Aggies

The Nebraska Blackshirts were back to their ball-hawking ways, forcing a school record-tying eight Texas A&M turnovers that led to 35 points in the Huskers’ 48-12 win over Texas A&M.

The defense picked off five passes, recovered three fumbles and produced three sacks to propel Nebraska to its 35th consecutive Homecoming win.

After Texas A&M got on the board with a first-quarter field goal, Nebraska erupted for 34 unanswered points, sparked by a defense that put the clamps down on an Aggie offense that had rolled for 739 total offense yards in a 73-10 win over Baylor the previous week. The Blackshirts limited the Aggies to 244 total yards.

Nebraska’s offense got rolling on its second possession, marching 51 yards in seven plays capped by a 22-yard touchdown run by Jammal Lord to give Nebraska a 6-3 lead.

The Blackshirts then set the tone for the rest of the day. Sophomore free safety Josh Bullocks pulled down his school record-tying seventh interception of the season on Texas A&M’s first play of the ensuing drive to set Nebraska up at the A&M 33-yard line.

It was Bullocks’ fourth consecutive game with an interception and tied Nebraska’s season record with Bill Kosch (1970), Dana Stephenson (1969) and Larry Wachholtz (1966).

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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

I would love to see what Joe, Horne and Kriewald could produce with 70 snaps together.

Shatel

People say Frank Solich will need a quarterback with game experience going into next season. The thing Solich needs the most right now is next season.

Omaha World-Herald
Howard

Nebraska proved Saturday that it is tough enough to get off the floor and thump a worthy opponent, just a week after being whipped to the point of embarrassment.

Nebraska StatePaper
Red Clad Loon

It’s probably worth our while to enjoy each victory as they come rather than worrying about what may happen if and when there’s a Day of Reckoning some day in the future.

Apel

Adams’ touchdown was a major highlight in a game which lost a lot of interest in a hurry.

Grand Island Independent
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