Colorado 26
Nebraska 20

Nov. 26, 2004 • 11:10 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE • ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Colorado 10 10 6 0 26
Nebraska 0 7 0 13 20
1st quarter
CU - Mackey 6 pass from Klatt (Crosby kick) 6:31
CU - Crosby 37 field goal, 4:50
2nd quarter
CU - Purify 9 run (Crosby kick) 11:07
NU - Dailey 2 run (Dyches kick) 6:11
CU - Crosby 39 field goal, 0:00
3rd quarter
CU - Crosby 46 field goal, 14:01
CU - Crosby 20 field goal, 5:50
4th quarter
NU - Kriewald 4 pass from Dailey (pass failed) 3:53
NU - Pilkington 4 pass from Dailey (Dyches kick) 1:38

                            CU        NU
FIRST DOWNS................ 19        24
  Rushing.................. 11         4
  Passing................... 8        19
  Penalty................... 0         1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 48-198     23-67
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 222       306
  Att-Comp-Int........ 18-29-1   29-55-4
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 77-420    78-373
Punt Returns-Yards....... 2-12       2-4
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 1-27      2-34
Int. Returns-Yards........ 4-0      1-44
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 7-43.3    6-43.8
Fumbles-Lost.............. 2-1       1-0
Penalties-Yards.......... 8-57      5-25
Possession Time......... 36:39     23:21
Third-Down Conv. ........ 6/19      5/16
Fourth-Down Conv. ........ 1/1       1/2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 5-5       3-4
Sacks By-Yards........... 3-26       1-9

CU: Purify 22-130; Vickers 17-71; Klatt 5-9; Evans 1-2; Team 3-minus 4; Charles 1-minus 6.

NU: C.Ross 11-35; T.Green 2-22; B. Jackson 2-20; D. Horne 1-6; S. Kriewald 1-2; J.Dailey 5-minus 19.

CU: Klatt 29-18-1-222.
NU: J.Dailey 55-29-4-306.

CU: Mackey 8-116; Duren 4-30; Klopfenstein 2-22; Monteilh 2-13; Littlehales 1-39; Vickers 1-2.

NU: R.Pilkington 7-71; D.Horne 6-53; T.Nunn 5-69; G.Mulkey 4-52; W.Amos 3-40; C.Ross 2-2; D.Keiser 1-15; S.Kriewald 1-4.

Attendance: 77,661

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Loss to Buffaloes ends bowl streak

A record-breaking performance by Joe Dailey was nearly enough to bring Nebraska back from a 19-point deficit, but the Huskers fell short in a season-ending, 26-20 loss to Colorado.

Dailey finished the day with 306 yards passing, going 29-for-55 to break NU single-game records for attempts and completions. Four of his passes were intercepted.

Dailey had a hand in all three of the Huskers’ touchdowns, scoring first on a 2-yard run that capped an 80-yard scoring drive in the first quarter, and later with 4-yard touchdown passes to fullback Steve Kriewald with 3:53 remaining in the game and Ross Pilkington with 1:38 left.

But Nebraska’s attempt at an onside kick after the last TD failed, and the Buffaloes ran out the remaining time on the clock.

The loss left the Huskers with a 5-6 season record, Nebraska’s first losing season since 1961. It also meant there would be no bowl game for Nebraska for the first time since 1968.

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Colonel Mustard

If you believe that Bill has very little appreciation for Nebraska traditions and really doesn't seem to grasp the college game, you should worry.


Sure, there are talent issues. ... That's why A.D. Steve Pederson fired Frank Solich a year ago this weekend and went out and hired a recruiter. But did he hire a coach?

Omaha World-Herald

I think most everyone would agree Nebraska has to increase its talent pool - and also that Callahan and his staff are just as much in need of proving themselves as are the players they coach.

Lincoln Journal Star
Khus the Red

The history books will record two cold numbers: five and six. This was a season of missed opportunities, the kind of opportunities that this program is simply not accustomed to missing.


I felt bad watching Jason White sit back and pick us apart - seeing Joel Klatt do the same thing was revolting.


Once upon a time, not so long ago, the best football program in the nation was corn-fed. Now, the Huskers eat humble pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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