Reds 35
Whites 6

Apr. 17, 2004 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 0 0 0 6 6
Reds 14 7 7 7 35
1st quarter
RED: M. LeFlore 19 pass from J. Dailey (D. Dyches kick) 9:16 
RED: R. Pilkington 18 pass from J. Dailey (J. Johnson kick) 4:33
2nd quarter
RED: M. Herian 10 pass from J. Dailey (D. Dyches kick) 4:12
3rd quarter
RED: C. Ross 10 pass from J. Dailey (J. Johnson kick) 4:44
4th quarter
RED: D. Horne 9 run (D. Dyches kick) 2:45
WHI: D. Erickson 27 pass from M. Stuntz  0:00

                             WHI      RED
FIRST DOWNS................... 5       22
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 20--59   24-113
PASSING YDS (NET)............ 83      241
  Att-Comp-Int........... 16-9-0  49-29-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ............ 36-24   73-354
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 0-0      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 5-136      0-0
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 1-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 8-33.5   2-41.5
Fumbles-Lost................ 2-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards............ 2-10     3-20
Possession Time........... 25:41    31:19
Third-Down Conversions..... 2/10     8/17
Fourth-Down Conversions..... 0/0      5/6
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 2-5     8-54

RUSHING
WHI: Tierre Green 6-2; Mike Stuntz 3-minus 1; TEAM 1-minus 1; Kade Pittman 3-minus 6; Zach Miller 3-minus 23; Garth Glissman 4-minus 30. 

RED: David Horne 10-59; Cory Ross 9-39; Joe Dailey 4-16; Mark LeFlore 1-minus 1.

PASSING
WHI: Mike Stuntz 5-8-0-57; Garth Glissman 3-6-0-21; Zach Miller 1-2-0-5. 

RED: Joe Dailey 29-49-1-241.

RECEIVING
WHI: Ronnie Smith 3-18; Matt Schroeder 2-1; Dan Erickson 1-27; Ben Zajicek 1-18; Kade Pittman 1-11; Kiffin Wigert 1-8. 

RED: Ross Pilkington 6-61; Matt Herian 5-46; Grant Mulkey 4-24; Mark LeFlore 3-33; Cory Ross 3-17; David Horne 3-12; Dusty Keiser 1-24; Willie Amos 1-9; Tyler Kenney 1-6; Dane Todd 1-6; Steve Kriewald 1-3.

Attendance: 61,417


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The Bill Callahan era kicked off Saturday with the Red capturing a 35-6 win over the White in the annual Red-White Spring Game in front of a school-record Spring Game crowd of 61,417 at Memorial Stadium.

The Callahan-led Red squad threw for 241 yards and four touchdowns and broke nearly every Spring Game passing record in the process. No. 1 quarterback Joe Dailey completed 29-of-49 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns, shattering the Spring Game record in all four categories.

The Red team, which consisted of the No. 1 offense and defense, went three and out on its first possession, including a failed long strike from Joe Dailey to Matt Herian on the first play of the game. But the Red followed its first drive by orchestrating an 11-play, 68-yard drive on its second possession that culminated with a 19-yard strike from Dailey to Mark LeFlore.

The Red added another 60-plus yard drive that ended with a Dailey to Ross Pilkington 18-yard touchdown connection to give the Red a 14-0 red.

The Red defense forced the White to punt on each of its first eight possessions and held the White squad, which consisted of the No. 2 and No. 3 units, to just 24 yards of total offense, including minus-59 yards rushing.

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Joe Dailey completed 29 of 49 passes.

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Dailey was effective against a watered-down defense. He was slow in his reads, which is to be expected.

Shatel

This spring game like no other was one big advertisement for the Bill Callahan Era.

Omaha World-Herald
Mabry

It could be quite a competition come August. But Dailey is the man for the moment.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

As much as some folks may have loved the old grind-it-out style that typified Husker Power, others are sure to find the creativity of the new play-calling refreshing.

Grand Island Independent
Maisel

I have seen Nebraska shift to an empty backfield. I am ready to give snowballs a chance in hell.

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