Reds 35
Whites 6

Apr. 17, 2004 • 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
1st2nd3rd4th F 
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

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.

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.

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


Stats & Recap
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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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2004 schedule
04/17Red 35, White 6
09/04W. IllinoisW 56-17
09/11S. MissL 17-21
09/18@ PittsburghW 24-17
10/02KansasW 14-8
10/09@ Texas TechL 10-70
10/16BaylorW 59-27
10/23@ Kansas St.L 21-45
10/30MissouriW 24-3
11/06@ Iowa St.L 27-34
11/13@ OklahomaL 3-30
11/26ColoradoL 20-26
Joe Dailey completed 29 of 49 passes.


Colonel Mustard

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


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

Omaha World-Herald

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

Lincoln Journal Star

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

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

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