Nebraska 30
Troy St. 0

Oct. 4, 2003 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Troy St. 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 3 7 13 7 30

2003 Nebraska-Troy State football, Fabian Washington, Trevor Johnson and QB Aaron LeakTrevor Johnson forces a fumble by Troy State quarterback Aaron Leak, and Fabian Washington gets set to snag the ball and set up Nebraska’s first touchdown. · The Daily Oklahoman · Newspapers.com

1st quarter
NEB: D. Dyches 40 field goal, 3:46
2nd quarter
NEB: J. Lord 1 run (Dyches kick) 1:47
3rd quarter
NEB: C. Ross 3 run (Dyches kick) 5:18
NEB: Lord 6 run (kick failed) 0:06
4th quarter
NEB: M. Herian 21 pass from J. Dailey (Dyches kick) 9:08

                         TS       NU
First downs ............ 10       15
  Rushing................ 5        8
  Passing................ 5        5
  Penalty................ 0        2
Rushed-yards ........ 37-66   47-186
Passing yards .......... 84      160
  Comp-Att-Int .... 11-23-2   9-15-1
Total offense....... 60-150   62-346
Sacked-yds lost ...... 6-42      0-0
Punt returns-yds ...... 0-0     5-49
K.O. returns-yds ..... 2-31      0-0
Interceptions-yds ..... 1-0     2-37
Punts-Avg. ........ 10-41.5   3-44.7
Fumbles-lost .......... 3-2      4-2
Penalties-yards .... 13-115     5-36
Possession time ..... 31:28    28:32

RUSHING
TS:  D. Betterson 14-34; J. Samples 2-18; Ma. Fraser 3-9; A. Leak 18-5. 

NU: J. Lord 14-72; J. Davis 9-38; J. Dailey 4-32; C. Ross 6-16; I. Fluellen 2-11; J. Davies 2-8; D. Horne 6-4; D. Todd 1-4; S. Kriewald 1-4; R. Miller 2-minus 3.

PASSING
TS: A. Leak 9-19-1-81; H. Bearden 2-4-1-3.  

NU: J. Lord 7-12-1-135; J. Dailey 2-3-0-25.

RECEIVING
TS:  J. Samples 3-27; A. Moore 3-4; T. Rutledge 1-17; E. Hampton 1-13; B. Stewart 1-13; B. Broadhurst 1-12; D. Betterson 1-minus 2.

NU: M. Herian 3-110; M. LeFlore 3-14; R. Pilkington, 1-20; J. Davies 1-12; J. Davis 1-4.

Attendance: 77,825

2003 Nebraska-Troy State football, Josh Bullocks interceptionWith Troy State wide receiver Bryant Stewart in pursuit, Josh Bullocks heads upfield with his fifth interception of the season. · The Montgomery Advertiser · Newspapers.com

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Huskers shut out Trojans for fifth win of ’03

The nation’s top-ranked defense controlled the game from start to finish as Nebraska posted its first shutout in three seasons with a 30-0 victory over Troy State.

The Blackshirts limited Troy State to 150 yards of total offense, forced four turnovers and allowed the Trojans to snap the ball in Nebraska territory just three times.

Nebraska opened the scoring late in the first quarter with David Dyches’ 10th field goal of the season, from 40 yards out. In the second quarter, after Fabian Washington recovered a fumble at the TSU 21, Jammal Lord scored on a 1-yard run to give the Huskers a 10-0 lead they carried into halftime.

Nebraska committed a pair of turnovers on its first three drives of the second half but then got its offense untracked. Lord hit tight end Matt Herian with a 77-yard pass to the Troy State 3, and I-back Cory Ross scored one play later for a 17-0 lead. On their next possession, Nebraska marched 49 yards in six plays, with Lord finishing the drive with a six-yard TD run.

Nebraska capped the scoring with a drive led by No. 2 quarterback Joe Dailey, who hit Herian on a 21-yard TD strike to account for the final margin.

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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

Same song, fifth verse. Great defense, excellent punting and inconsistent offense. But as we have said, this is a winning formula.

McKeever

Those of you wondering if the Huskers can keep winning this way, relax. Really, what choice do they have? They are what they are.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hamar

This Husker team isn’t going to blow people out like in the past. The Huskers are committed to playing a different kind of offense.

Grand Island Independent
Mabry

Lord has been pretty erratic. ... But just when you think you’ve had enough, Lord does something to restore the faith.

Lincoln Journal Star
Sheldon

This team has flaws you learn to live with. It’s not exceptionally talented on the offensive side of the ball, nor particularly deep.

Daily Nebraskan
Red Clad Loon

Thanks and praise must go to NU’s staunch D-line.

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