Page 1           2000 Nebraska Football Season
Re-caps and statistics of each game of the 2000 season including pictures and links to other articles on the web pertaining to that game.

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San Jose St
Notre Dame
Page 2
Iowa St
Page 3
Texas Tech
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Page 5
K. State

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Week 1-Let the games begin !The cream puff opponent
hung in there with a good rushing attack,for awhile.

September 2,2000

1   Nebraska         49

NR San Jose St.    17

HuskersAlexandersjs.jpg (16230 bytes)Nebraska Mutilates San Jose St. in opener.
Dan Alexander breaks away from a San Jose St. tackler.

The X-man (Dan Alexander) led all rushers with 226 yards for the day.The Huskers had 505
yards rushing as a team including 117 by Correl Buckhalter.For the math impaired that's
5 times from one goal line to the other.(Note:That is not equal to a country mile).The
Husker offense had 596 total yards for the day in the opener.Eric Crouch didn't depreciate his
Heisman hopes, scoring 3 leg induced td's and throwing for another.The Huskers will be
tested on a much larger scale this week taking on a fired up bickering Irish team on their
home field.Personally I don't think fired up will be enough to match up with the number
one Huskers of Nebraska.The Huskers should have no problem scoring points on the
quarrelling Irish, but how solid is the Husker defense?This game will be a more realistic
barometer of the Blackshirts rebuilt defense and give us an indication of how far they
will need to improve if they hope to go to the Orange Bowl.A real concern of mine will be
special teams.After looking over the punt and kick return teams ,they appear vulnerable.
The Husker starters gave up some big gains against the huge hearted ,no chance in hell
of winning San Jose St. offense Saturday.Including 113 yards rushing in the first quarter.
Lets hope it was an adjustment period and not a glimpse of things to come.The last meeting
of Notre Dame and Nebraska was the 1973 Orange Bowl.Johnny Rodgers had 4 touchdowns
in a 40-6 slaughter of the tussling Leprechaun lovers by the mighty Huskers of Nebraska.
Next Game:Sharkfeet expects a relatively low scoring game.The Husker special teams may be
the difference in this one as field position may be the key to victory.
NU 21- ND 7

Game Statistics


Nebraska Crouch 6 run (Brown kick)
Nebraska Wistrom 27 pass from Crouch (Brown kick)
San Jose St. Troung 9 pass from Arroyo (kick failed)
Nebraska Crouch 4 run (Brown kick)
Nebraska Alexander 1 run (Brown kick)
Nebraska Alexander 56 run (Brown kick)
San Jose St. Davis 18 pass from Arroyo (Gilliam kick)
Nebraska Crouch 9 run (Brown kick)
Nebraska Diedrick 2 run (C Long kick)


  San Jose St. Nebraska
First Downs 14 28
Rushes-Yards 29-193 60-505
Passing Yards 153 91
Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Return Yards 8 9
Passing (Comp-Att-Int) 14-37-1 5-13-3
Punts-Average 7-40.1 1-28
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 12-65 4-31
Time of Possession 29:16 30:44


San Jose St. Casey LeBlanc 1-(-1), Marcus Arroyo 1-1, Brennan Crooks 3-20, Deonce Whitaker 15-147, Darian Morton 9-26
Nebraska Josh Davis 1-3, Judd Davies 2-10, Robin Miller 1-9, Jammal Lord 4-27, DeAntae Grixby 1-9, Eric Crouch 8-57, Willie Miller 6-51, Dahrran Diedrick 5-12, Correll Buckhalter 13-117, Dan Alexander 17-208, Thunder Collins 2-2
San Jose St. Marcus Arroyo 10-23-1-120, Brennan Crooks 4-14-0-33
Nebraska Jammal Lord 1-3-1-24, Eric Crouch 4-10-2-67
San Jose St. An Troung 2-15, Rashied Davis 3-60, Casey LeBlanc 5-63, Shawn Green 1-3, Kenny Nears 1-1, Elonte Vaughn 1-6, Sean Brewer 1-5
Nebraska Matt Davison 1-22, Bobby Newcombe 2-18, Tracey Wistrom 2-51

Articles about the game.....

It wasn't on television, so thousands of Nebraska football fans hit the Internet on Saturday
to watch the San Jose State game...
Fox Sports
Most of what happened in Memorial Stadium Saturday was so predictable that you might
as well leave it there with the hot dog...
Lincoln Journal-Sta

Week 2 -The Big Red faithfull invaded SouthBend on a scale never witnessed before
by the Irish followers.Never has an opponent filled thier stadium with colors other than
The blue and gold ,but the Husker Nation moved in mass scalping tickets from Irish fans.

September 9,2000

1   Nebraska      27

23 Notre Dame   24   (OT)

nunotredame.jpg (21933 bytes)A tough overtime victory on the road for Nebraska
but a victory non the less.The Huskers will take the win and move on

By The Associated Press
      SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Eric Crouch ran 7 yards for a touchdown in overtime
as No. 1 Nebraska beat Notre Dame 27-24 on Saturday.
      The No. 23 Irish, who rallied from a two-touchdown deficit with long kickoff and punt
returns for scores, took their first lead at 24-21 when Nick Setta kicked a 29-yard field
goal on the opening OT possession. Jeremy Slechta sacked Arnaz Battle for a 6-yard
loss on third-and-goal from the 4 before the kick.
      On the second OT possession, the Cornhuskers (2-0) faced a third-and-9 from the
24. But Crouch hit Tracey Wistrom with a 9-yard pass to keep the drive alive. Dan
Alexander burst up the middle for 8 yards, and Crouch scored on the next play.
      "It was something that I'll never forget, especially at a place like Notre Dame,'' Crouch
said. "It's real hard for any team rated No. 1 to come in here and beat these guys.''
      Nebraska players ran onto the field to celebrate in front of a sellout crowd of 80,232 at
Notre Dame Stadium, many of whom traveled from Nebraska to root on the Huskers.
      "I'm not big on that moral victory stuff. We're Notre Dame,'' Irish linebacker Rocky Boiman
said. "We poured put our hearts and souls into this game, and my guts are torn up inside.''
      Crouch had three TD's on runs of 62, 1 and 7 yards, and finished with 16 carries for 80
yards. He passed for 103 yards with one interception. Alexander carried 24 times for 112
yards and a TD.
      For Notre Dame (1-1), Battle carried 14 times for 107 yards and completed just 3 of 15
passes for 40 yards.

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Team 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr 1st OT Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 0 6 27
Notre Dame 0 7 7 7 3 24


Nebraska Crouch 62 run (Brown kick)
Notre Dame Fisher 2 run (Setta kick)
Nebraska Crouch 1 run (Brown kick)
Nebraska Alexander 28 run (Brown kick)
Notre Dame Ju Jones 100 kickoff return (Setta kick)
Notre Dame Getherall 83 punt return (Setta kick)
Notre Dame FG Setta 29
Nebraska Crouch 7 run


  Nebraska Notre Dame
First Downs 20 11
Rushes-Yards 59-274 40-184
Passing Yards 103 40
Sacked-Yards Lost 3-24 2-13
Return Yards 21 113
Passing (Comp-Att-Int) 7-15-1 3-15-1
Punts-Average 7-41.7 7-38.7
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties-Yards 6-44 7-65
Time of Possession 26:06 33:54




Judd Davies 2-15, Eric Crouch 16-80, Bobby Newcombe 2-7, Willie Miller 6-17, Correll Buckhalter 9-43, Dan Alexander 24-112
Notre Dame Arnaz Battle 14-107, Tony Fisher 6-11, Joey Getherall 1-4, Julius Jones 15-52, Terrance Howard 2-6, Tom Lopienski 2-4
Nebraska Eric Crouch 7-15-1-103
Notre Dame Arnaz Battle 3-15-1-40
Nebraska Matt Davison 2-29, Bobby Newcombe 1-36, Correll Buckhalter 1-9, Dan Alexander 1-3, Tracey Wistrom 2-26
Notre Dame David Givens 1-9, Terrance Howard 1-6, Jabari Holloway 1-25

Articles about the game...

Eric Crouch had one option. Keep the ball and score. "There aren't a lot of choices on the
'36-quarterback keeper' other than to read the...
Lincoln Journal-Star
Not yet, Notre Dame. Eric Crouch ran 7 yards for a touchdown in overtime as No. 1 Nebraska
fought off No. 23 Notre Dame 27-24 on...
Grand Isle Independent
It may not have what Nebraska was looking for, but it was a victory.And the Cornhuskers felt
fortunate to get it Saturday...
Fox Sports

More Nebraska vs. Notre Dame Game Coverage
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Husker Press Box | Nebr. StatePaper | South Bend Tribune:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 | Chicago Tribune: 1, 2, 3   | Chicago Sun-Times: 1, 2 | Indianapolis Star: 1, 2 | South Bend Tribune | The Observer: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 | Detroit Free Press | Detroit News:1, 2 | St. Louis Post-Disp.|
NY Times |
NY Daily News | KC Star: 1, 2, 3 | Dallas Morn. News: 1, 2NBC video clips | Fox videoVideo clips | Frank Solich Show
Big Red Wrap-up:
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Nebraska is 2-0 in 2000.

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