2000 Alamo Bowl
Nebraska vs. Northwestern

  The Nebraska Cornhuskers put a whipping on the Northwestern Wildcats in saturdays Alamo Bowl easily taming the cats by a score of 66-17.The Huskers had something to prove after being snubbed by the BCS and being relegated to the Alamo, a second tier bowl game.

  The high powered offense Northwestern was expected to unleash on a suspect Nebraska defense never materialized as the blackshirts were playing strictly for pride.The Huskers recorded 3 sacks and shut down Northwesterns run and shoot offense.

  Dan Alexander,a senior led the Husker offensive attack with 240 yards rushing.Eric Crouch added 90 yards rushing as the Cornhuskers amassed 476 total yrds on the ground.All together 12 Huskers ran with the pigskin during the blowout.Nebraska also put up 176 yards in the air including a 69 yrd td toss by wingback Bobby Newcomb.Newcomb was also on the receiving end of a 58 yrd td pass from Eric Crouch.

  Several Alamo Bowl and NCAA records for scoring and rushing were set as the Big Red Express rolled thru Texas, leaving nothing but devastation in it's wake.

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12/30/2000 - Saturday
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Northwestern Wildcats -- Final

 

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Nebraska Cornhuskers 7 31 21 7 66
Northwestern Wildcats 3 14 0 0 17


Scoring by quarter

First Quarter
Nebraska--(12:49)-- D Alexander 15yd. TD RUN 6-0
Nebraska--(12:49)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 7-0
Northwestern--(9:51)-- T Long 44yd. FIELD GOAL 7-3


Second Quarter
Northwestern--(14:16)-- T Johnson 10yd. TD PASS from Z Kustok 7-9
Northwestern--(14:16)-- T Long EXTRA POINT 7-10
Nebraska--(13:56)-- E Crouch 50yd. TD RUN 13-10
Nebraska--(13:56)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 14-10
Nebraska--(11:50)-- D Alexander 2yd. TD RUN 20-10
Nebraska--(11:50)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 21-10
Nebraska--(7:13)-- C Buckhalter 2yd. TD RUN 27-10
Nebraska--(7:13)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 28-10
Nebraska--(1:28)-- J Brown 51yd. FIELD GOAL 31-10
Northwestern--(1:10)-- D Anderson 69yd. TD RUN 31-16
Northwestern--(1:10)-- T Long EXTRA POINT 31-17
Nebraska--(0:20)-- B Newcombe 58yd. TD PASS from E Crouch 37-17
Nebraska--(0:20)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 38-17


Third Quarter
Nebraska--(12:17)-- M Davison 11yd. TD PASS from E Crouch 44-17
Nebraska--(12:17)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 45-17
Nebraska--(3:52)-- E Crouch 2yd. TD RUN 51-17
Nebraska--(3:52)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 52-17
Nebraska--(1:14)-- M Davison 69yd. TD PASS from B Newcombe 58-17
Nebraska--(1:14)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 59-17


Fourth Quarter
Nebraska--(5:22)-- D Diedrick 9yd. TD RUN 65-17
Nebraska--(5:22)-- J Brown EXTRA POINT 66-17


  Nebraska Northwestern
First Downs 28 14
Rushing 24 6
Passing 3 6
Penalty 1 2
Third Down Eff. 6-15-40% 5-20-25%
Fourth Down Eff. 1-2-50% 0-3-0%
Rushes-Yards 69-476 38-232
Average Per Rush 6.9 6.1
Comp-Att-Int 6-14-1 17-43-1
Net Passing Yards 179 151
Sacks-Yards 3--19 0-0
Average Per Pass Play 10.5 3.5
Return Yards (exc. KOs) 87 6
Int Ret-Yds 1-6 1-0
Punt Ret-Yds 9-81 2-6
Kick Ret-Yds 4-102 6-112
Punts-Average 3-44 10-35
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 4-67 7-138

RUSHING NEBRASKA: D Alexander 20-240, E Crouch 15-90, C Buckhalter 12-55, D Diedrick 4-28, J Davies 3-17, J Lord 4-16, W Miller 3-10, T Collins 3-9, B Newcombe 1-5, D Grixby 2-3, R Miller 1-3, J Chrisman 1-0 NORTHWESTERN: D Anderson 18-149, Z Kustok 14-55, S Simmons 2-14, K Lawrence 3-13, M Danielson 1-1

PASSING

  • NEBRASKA: E Crouch 5-13-1-91, B Newcombe 1-1-0-69
  • NORTHWESTERN: Z Kustok 15-35-0-138, M Danielson 2-8-1-13

    RECEIVING

  • NEBRASKA: M Davison 3-85, B Newcombe 1-58, J Bowling 1-9, T Hassebroek 1-8
  • NORTHWESTERN: T Johnson 4-53, R Foster 2-41, S Simmons 3-24, D Anderson 4-12, J Schweighardt 1-9, K Patrick 2-6, J Wright 1-6

    MISSED FIELD GOALS

  • NEBRASKA: J Brown 45
  • NORTHWESTERN: -- None.
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