Texas Tech 70
Nebraska 10

Oct. 9, 2004 - 6:10 p.m. Central
Jones SBC Stadium | Lubbock, TX | TBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 3 7 0 10
Texas Tech 7 14 21 28 70
1st quarter
TT: Hicks 22 pass from Cumbie (Trlica kick) 6:23
2nd quarter
TT: Henderson 3 run (Trlica kick) 10:35.
NU: Dyches 45 field goal, 4:53
TT: Hicks 80 pass from Cumbie (Trlica kick) 1:14
3rd quarter
NU: LeFlore 74 pass from Dailey (DeAngelis kick) 14:07
TT: Mack 6 pass from Cumbie (Trlica kick) 4:16
TT: Olomua 3 pass from Cumbie (Trlica kick) 2:24
TT: Mack 14 run (Trlica kick) 2:03
4th quarter
TT: Henderson 1 run (Trlica kick) 11:16
TT: Glover 2 pass from Cumbie (Trlica kick) 9:36
TT: Mack 6 run (Trlica kick) 9:05
TT: Henderson 6 pass from Hodges (Trlica kick) 7:14
  
                       NU         TT
First downs            19         25
  Rushing               4          4
  Passing              11         20
  Penalty               4          1
Rushes-yards        37-93      15-72
Passing               199        451
  Comp-Att-Int    15-42-5    47-61-1
Return Yards           50        126
Punts-Avg.           5-42       4-42
Fumbles-Lost          2-2        3-0
Interceptions-Yds    1-38      5-102
Penalties-Yards      5-36     10-121
Third-Down Conv.     6/19       8/14
Fourth-Down Conv.     2/3        2/2
Sacks By-Yards        1-4        2-8
Possession time     30:42      29:18

RUSHING
NU: Ross 15-49, Jackson 12-42, Horne 2-9, Green 2-4, Dailey 5-(minus 5), Team 1-(minus 6).

TT: Henderson 7-38, Mack 3-24, Filani 2-13, Rawls 1-0, Cumbie 2-(minus 3).

PASSING
NU: Dailey 14-34-1-187, Davis 1-7-3-12, LeFlore 0-1-1-0.

TT: Cumbie 44-56-1-436, Hodges 3-5-0-15.

RECEIVING
NU: LeFlore 5-110, Herian 3-39, Pilkington 3-22, Horne 1-12, Keiser 1-12, Mulkey 1-9, Ross 1-(minus 5).

TT: Glover 12-74, Haverty 7-64, Henderson 7-39, Olomua 6-41, Mack 5-73, Hicks 3-107, Fuller 3-37, Filani 2-7, Hodges 1-6, Amendola 1-3.

Attendance: 52,954


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Huskers take historic beating

Nebraska fell behind 21-3 at halftime and was unable to overcome a high-flying Texas Tech offense in the second half in a 70-10 loss to the Red Raiders.

The Huskers were victimized by the hot hand of Texas Tech quarterback Sonny Cumbie, who completed 44 of 56 passes for 436 yards and five touchdowns. Cumbie moved the Red Raiders consistently down the field against the Huskers with five scoring drives of 64 or more yards.

Texas Tech’s 70 points were the most ever scored against Nebraska, and the 60-point margin of defeat was also the worst in Husker history.

The Huskers produced 292 yards of total offense, including 199 passing yards and 93 rushing. Joe Dailey completed 14 of 34 passes for 187 yards with one touchdown and one interception before true freshman quarterback Beau Davis made the first appearance of his career late in the third quarter. Davis completed just one of his seven throws and had three passes intercepted.

Defensively, Nebraska senior linebacker Barrett Ruud reach a milestone with nine total tackles on the night to break the school record of 342 career tackles held by Jerry Murtaugh.

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Mark Leflore had five catches and Nebraska's only TD.

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

We were way overmatched by a team that had no business overmatching our team.

Shatel

In a season full of excuses, there appeared to be none on Saturday night for this debacle.

Omaha World-Herald
Khus the Red

Keep in mind that 70-10 may not even be the deepest of the downswing. However, it is far too early to be discarding this year and focusing on next.

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McKeever

The best thing for Nebraska to do right now is to burn the tape of Saturday's debacle on move on.

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Gonzales

It was evident on Saturday that Callahan is trying to run his West Coast offense this season with players recruited to run the triple option.

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