Nebraska 24
Missouri 3

Oct. 30, 2004 - 11:10 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 0 3 0 0 3
Nebraska 3 7 7 7 24
1st quarter
NU - DeAngelis 41 field goal, 11:14
2nd quarter
MU - Tantarelli 39 field goal, 14:46
NU - Ickes 16 return of blocked punt (DeAngelis kick) 9:42
3rd quarter
NU - Ross 15 run (DeAngelis kick) 1:34
4th quarter
NU - Ross 86 run (DeAngelis kick) 2:56

                            MU        NU
First downs...............  19         8
  Rushing................... 4         8
  Passing.................. 13         0
  Penalty................... 2         0
Rushes-net yards........ 35-51    41-209
Net yards passing......... 277        26
  Comp.-Att.-Int...... 24-56-1    4-18-0
Total offense............. 328       235
Fumbles-lost.............. 1-1       1-0
Penalties-yards.......... 6-35      7-58
Punts-average.......... 9-31.7   11-36.1
Punt returns-yards....... 1-15      6-57
Kickoff returns-yards.... 1-22      2-64
Possession time......... 31:38     28:22
  1st Quarter............ 6:42      8:18
  2nd Quarter............ 5:50      9:10
  3rd Quarter........... 10:07      4:53
  4th Quarter............ 8:59      6:01
Third-down conv. ........ 7/24      1/15
Fourth-down conv. ........ 1/4       0/1
Red-zone scores-chances... 0-2       2-2
Sacks by-yards........... 3-30      4-30

RUSHING
MU: B.Smith 21-25; M.Woods 7-22; T.Temple 6-13; M.Hoenes 1-minus 9

NU: C.Ross 19-194; B.Jackson 12-38; W.Amos 1-7; T.Green 3-minus 2; Team 2-minus 6; J.Dailey 4-minus 22.

PASSING
MU: B.Smith 56-24-1-277.
NU: J.Dailey 18-4-0-26.

RECEIVING
MU: T.Omboga, Thomson 8-96; S.Coffey 6-66; V.Sesay 3-32; B.Ekwerekwu 3-14; M.Woods 2-48; M.Rucker 1-23; B.Viehmann 1-minus 2.

NU: T.Nunn 2-10; D.Keiser 1-10; M.Herian 1-6.

Attendance: 77,616

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Blackshirts, Special Teams Boost Huskers

The Blackshirts flexed their muscles and the Husker special teams came up with two huge plays to fuel Nebraska to a 24-3 win over Missouri.

Nebraska’s defense kept Missouri quarterback Brad Smith and the rest of the Tigers in check, limiting Mizzou to just three long field goal attempts.

Cory Ross provided the offensive highlights for the Huskers with career-high 194 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Ross’ effort included a career-long 86-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

After a blocked Nebraska punt led to Missouri’s only points of the day and a 3-3 tie early in the second quarter, the Huskers answered with a special-teams gem of their own. Andrew Shanle blocked a Matt Hoenes punt and the ball bounced into the hands of Adam Ickes, who sprinted 16 yards for a touchdown to give NU a 10-3 lead with 9:42 left in the first half.

Another botched Missouri punt attempt put the Huskers up by two touchdowns late in the third quarter. The snap went through the hands of Hoenes, who recovered to swing and miss on a punt attempt while on the run. Shanle jumped on the loose ball, and Ross scored on a 15-yard run on Nebraska’s next play from scrimmage.

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Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Not necessarily an artistic success, but we will take them any way we can get them.

Shatel

Nebraska football needed something good to happen. This qualifies.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

The Blackshirts recovered from their recent memory loss on the art of tackling to reduce the Tigers' roar to a meow.

Lincoln Journal Star
Khus the Red

We are now running out of a much thinner offensive playbook. This means fewer mistakes (i.e., turnovers), but also means easier preparation for dangerous future opponents (i.e., Oklahoma).

HuskerMax
Douglass

Chad Sievers, Jared Tomich and Charlie McBride opened their mouths and a seldom-used role player named Raw Emotion slipped on a Nebraska jersey.

Grand Island Independent
Leever

There’s no way K-State’s backup QB is better than Smith. What a great, improved effort from our D.

Mabry

If the Huskers do in fact make it 36 bowl appearances in a row, they can give a Florida Citrus salute to a guy from Pender named Bill Busch

Lincoln Journal Star
Walljasper

In the most important game of Pinkel’s tenure at Missouri, the Tigers turned in a performance as dismal as the stuff we saw at the end of the Larry Smith era.

Columbia Tribune
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