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1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Nebraska Cornhuskers logo, 1992–2003.svg
Big 12 champion
Big 12 North Division co-champion
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 31–21 vs. Tennessee
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 3
1999 record12–1 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coachFrank Solich (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorFrank Solich (2nd season)
Offensive schemeI formation
Defensive coordinatorCharlie McBride (19th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 74,056)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 3 Nebraska xy$   7 1         12 1  
No. 6 Kansas State x   7 1         11 1  
Colorado   5 3         7 5  
Kansas   3 5         5 7  
Iowa State   1 7         4 7  
Missouri   1 7         4 7  
Southern Division
No. 21 Texas xy   6 2         9 5  
No. 23 Texas A&M   5 3         8 4  
Oklahoma   5 3         7 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5         5 6  
Baylor   0 8         1 10  
Championship: Nebraska 22, Texas 6
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Nebraska won its 43rd and final Big 12 championship (including titles in the MVIAA/Big Eight) this season by winning the Big 12 Championship Game over Texas. Nebraska failed to win a single conference title in its final 11 years in the Big 12 before moving to the Big Ten Conference in 2011. As of 2017, the 1999 Big 12 championship is Nebraska's most recent conference title victory.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

[1]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 411:00 AMat Iowa*No. 5ABCW 42–770,397
September 112:30 PMCalifornia*No. 5ABCW 45–077,617
September 1811:30 AMSouthern Miss*No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
PPVW 20–1377,826
September 256:00 PMat MissouriNo. 6FSNW 40–1068,174
October 211:30 AMOklahoma StateNo. 6
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
FSNW 38–1477,740
October 96:00 PMIowa State No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
FSNW 49–1477,743
October 232:30 PMat No. 18 TexasNo. 3ABCL 20–2484,082
October 306:00 PMat KansasNo. 8FSNW 24–1745,100
November 62:30 PMNo. 21 Texas A&MNo. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ABCW 37–077,705
November 132:30 PMNo. 5 Kansas StateNo. 7
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, NE
ABCW 41–1577,744
November 261:30 PMat ColoradoNo. 3ABCW 33–30 OT52,946
December 47:00 PMvs. No. 12 TexasNo. 3ABCW 22–665,063
January 27:00 PMvs. No. 6 Tennessee*No. 3ABCW 31–2171,526
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster and coaching staffEdit

1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
SE 17 Scott Aguglia So
IB 41 Matt Albertson Fr
IB 38 Dan Alexander Jr
OG 64 Steve Altstadt So
WB 82 Sean Applegate Sr
C 51 Matt Baldwin Sr
TE 94 Damien Bauman Sr
WB 81 Jeremy Bender Fr
SE 20 Tom Beveridge Jr
TE 84 Jon Bowling Fr
IB 36 Correll Buckhalter Jr
IB Chad Buller Fr
IB 34 Chris Butler Fr
QB 10 Joe Chrisman Fr
OG 59 Wes Cody Fr
SE 93 Kelly Cook Fr
WB 86 Ben Cornelsen Fr
QB 7 Eric Crouch So
TE 91 Will Dabbert Fr
FB Judd Davies Fr
IB Josh Davis Fr
SE 3 Matt Davison Jr
C Jon Dawson Fr
TE 85 T.J. DeBates Sr
IB 30 Dahrran Diedrick Fr
OT 76 Billy Diekmann Jr
IB 4 DeAngelo Evans Jr
OG Toniu Fonoti Fr
WB 14 Austin Forster Fr
WB 8 John Gibson Jr
TE 99 Aaron Golliday Fr
FB 46 Nick Gragert So
OG 74 Mike Green So
OT Tim Green Fr
IB 6 DeAntae Grixby Fr
SE 92 Seth Gutz Jr
OG 61 Andy Gwennap Fr
OT Brian Hale Fr
WB 18 Troy Hassebroek Fr
C 78 Aaron Havlovic Sr
SE 80 Larry Henderson Sr
OG 55 Russ Hochstein Jr
FB 32 Casey Hughes Fr
TE Trevor Johnson Fr
OT 69 Adam Julch Sr
FB 40 Paul Kastl Fr
FB 22 Ben Kingston Sr
WB 21 John Klem Fr
OT 68 Scott Koethe Fr
OT 75 Kyle Kollmorgen So
C 71 David Kolowski Fr
OT 67 Nate Kolterman Fr
WB 95 Paul Kosch Fr
WB Tim Liley Fr
OG Jack Limbaugh Fr
SE Brett Lindstrom Fr
WB 1 Frankie London Sr
OG Chris Loos Fr
QB Jammal Lord Fr
OT 75 James Mayberry Fr
WB 33 Dwayne McClary Jr
SE Luke McGowen Fr
TE 90 Jake McKee Jr
IB Robin Miller Fr
FB 15 Willie Miller Jr
FB Justin Montgomery Fr
TE 43 John Murphy Jr
OT Brian Nelson Fr
QB 12 Bobby Newcombe Jr
SE Ryan Ommert Fr
QB 14 Jeff Perino Sr
FB 37 Hank Piening Jr
FB 42 Kevin Pitts Fr
WB Matt Plooster Fr
C 54 Dominic Raiola So
IB Tim Reese Fr
QB 16 Jay Runty Jr
OG 66 Jon Rutherford So
OG 79 Chris Saalfeld Jr
OT 65 Jason Schwab Sr
OG 63 James Sherman Sr
C 53 Matt Shook Fr
OT 72 Leif Sidwell Fr
WB Stuart Siegel Fr
TE Sean Steenson Fr
OG 57 Dan Swantek So
SE 9 Wilson Thomas RFr
SE Fred Thorne Fr
IB 24 Alik Tillery So
FB 35 Tyrone Uhlir Fr
OT Dan Vili Waldrop Fr
OT Cody Volk Fr
OT 58 Dave Volk So
WB 5 Shevin Wiggins Sr
OT 77 Mike Wilford Fr
TE 87 Tracey Wistrom So
OG Matt Witulski Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RE 98 Demoine Adams Fr
WLB Blake Anderson Fr
LCB 28 Josh Anderson Jr
SLB 41 Rod Baker Jr
DT Ryon Bingham Fr
FS Rob Blomeier Fr
ROV 4 Mic Boettner So
FS 14 Dion Booker So
NT Andy Bowman Fr
ROV 21 Mike Brown Sr
RCB 22 Ralph Brown Sr
SLB Brad Bryan Fr
MLB 39 Ben Buettenback Sr
MLB 48 Jamie Burrow So
NT 55 Jon Clanton Fr
MLB 52 Jon Coyne So
LCB 3 Keyuo Craver So
ROV 2 Mike Demps Fr
RE Chris Estudillo Fr
RE Lee File Fr
FS 19 Clint Finley Jr
ROV 38 Eric Fischer Jr
WLB 58 Gabe Fries Fr
RE John Garrison Fr
ROV Taylor Gehman Fr
RCB 5 DeJuan Groce Fr
RE 97 Matt Grummert Jr
LCB Kevin Guse Fr
FS 45 Brad Hamik Jr
RCB 18 Jeff Hemje So
SLB Anthony Hoke Fr
LCB 24 Matt Ickes So
WLB 50 Julius Jackson Sr
WLB Blanchard Johnson Fr
WLB 27 Eric Johnson Sr
RE Patrick Kabongo Fr
DT 91 Loran Kaiser Jr
RE 57 Chris Kelsay Fr
WLB 47 Josh Kohl Sr
RCB Cali Lemelle Fr
ROV 29 Gregg List Sr
NT 70 Jason Lohr So
RE 86 Jeremy Lyman Fr
MLB Mike Makris Fr
DT 94 Stephen Manning Fr
DT 70 Matt McGinn So
FS 32 Greg McGraw Sr
WLB Tim Miller Fr
RE 93 Brandon Mooberry Jr
RCB 7 Christopher Moran Sr
RCB 35 Don Neal Fr
DT 87 Casey Nelson So
NT 62 Jeff Nelson Fr
SLB 37 Tony Ortiz Sr
RE Spencer Owen Fr
NT Phil Peetz Fr
SLB 44 Jon Penny So
NT Chad Peterson Fr
FS 12 Jerrell Pippens Fr
MLB 13 Carlos Polk Jr
ROV 10 Brandon Quindt Jr
LCB 31 Tyler Rauenzahn Fr
SLB 23 Steve Raymond Sr
RCB Pat Ricketts Fr
RE 85 Kyle Ringenberg Fr
RE 80 Eric Ryan Sr
MLB Steve Safranek Fr
FS 11 Carl Scholting Fr
SLB 49 Scott Shanle Fr
LCB Ronjiel Sharpe Fr
SLB 46 Brian Shaw Sr
DT 56 Jeremy Slechta So
WLB Jemond Smith Fr
RE 92 Justin Smith RFr
MLB 40 Luke Smith Fr
WLB 34 Randy Stella Fr
LCB 16 Erwin Swiney Jr
NT Junior Tagoa'i Fr
MLB 90 Tony Tata Fr
FS 8 Aaron Terpening Fr
RE 83 Kyle Vanden Bosch Jr
SLB Chuck Vander Linden Fr
WLB 9 Mark Vedral So
ROV 25 Joe Walker Jr
NT 96 Steve Warren Sr
RE 82 Adrian Warrior Fr
ROV 42 Troy Watchorn Jr
RE 95 J.P. (John Paul) Wichmann So
LCB 1 Donn Williams Fr
RE 81 Aaron Wills Sr
RE 88 Colin Wills Fr
ROV 20 Wes Woodward So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 26 Josh Brown Fr
P 17 Dan Hadenfeldt Sr
P Kyle Larson Fr
PK 28 Chace Long Jr
P/PK 88 Chuck Tack So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Charlie McBride
       19th season as DC/LB coach
       23rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Colorado
  • Turner Gill
       8th season as QB coach
       8th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Craig Bohl
       5th season as LB coach
       8th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Ron Brown
       13th season as WR/TE coach
       13th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Dan Young
       17th season as OL/K coach
       17th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       26th season as OL coach
       26th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Nelson Barnes
       3rd season as RE coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: North Texas
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       27th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Dave Gillespie
       2nd season as RB coach
       11th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska-Omaha
  • Boyd Epley
       31st season as S&C coach
       31st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 17, 2011

Game summariesEdit

IowaEdit

Nebraska at Iowa [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 71421 42
Iowa 0 007 7

CaliforniaEdit

California at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
California 0 000 0
Nebraska 7 21107 45

Southern MissEdit

Southern Miss at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Southern Miss 7 060 13
Nebraska 6 680 20

MissouriEdit

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 16 3147 40
Missouri 0 307 10

Oklahoma StateEdit

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Oklahoma State 0 077 14
Nebraska 21 1070 38

Iowa StateEdit

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Iowa State 0 0014 14
Nebraska 21 7147 49

TexasEdit

Nebraska at Texas [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 1307 20
Texas 3 0147 24

KansasEdit

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 01014 24
Kansas 2 708 17

Texas A&MEdit

Texas A&M at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Texas A&M 0 000 0
Nebraska 0 61714 37

Kansas StateEdit

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Kansas State 0 906 15
Nebraska 16 8017 41

ColoradoEdit

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 234OTTotal
Nebraska 14 10306 33
Colorado 0 30243 30

TexasEdit

Texas vs Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Texas 0 006 6
Nebraska 10 570 22

TennesseeEdit

Tennessee vs Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Tennessee 0 777 21
Nebraska 14 377 31

RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 6 5 5 4 6 6 4 3 3 8 9 7 4 3 3 3 3
Coaches 2
BCS Not released 8 6 3 3 3 3 N/A

After the seasonEdit

Nebraska's longtime Defensive Coordinator Charlie McBride retired after another season of success, helping Nebraska win the Big 12 Championship, with a final record of 12–1 (7–1). McBride's retirement followed 22 years of storied service to the Cornhuskers.

The season was concluded by #3 Nebraska defeating #6 Tennessee 31–21 at the Fiesta Bowl.

Second-year Head Coach Frank Solich's career record improved to 21–5 (12–4).

AwardsEdit

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-American 1st Team Ralph Brown, Mike Brown, Dominic Raiola, Dan Hadenfeldt, Brian Shaw
All-American 2nd Team Steve Warren
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Eric Crouch
All-Big 12 1st team Mike Brown, Ralph Brown, Eric Crouch, Russ Hochstein, Bobby Newcombe, Carlos Polk, Dominic Raiola, Steve Warren, Tracey Wistrom
All-Big 12 2nd team Dan Hadenfeldt, Julius Jackson, Kyle Vanden Bosch
All-Big 12 honorable mention Keyuo Craver, Matt Davison, Dave Volk
Big 12 Coach of the Year Frank Solich

NFL and pro playersEdit

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1999 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[3]

Name Team
Demoine Adams Edmonton Eskimos
Dan Alexander Tennessee Titans
Damien Bauman New Orleans VooDoo
Ryon Bingham San Diego Chargers
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks
Mike Brown Chicago Bears
Ralph Brown New York Giants
Correll Buckhalter Philadelphia Eagles
Keyuo Craver New Orleans Saints
Eric Crouch St. Louis Rams
Josh Davis New York Jets
Clint Finley Kansas City Chiefs
Toniu Fonoti San Diego Chargers
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
DeJuan Groce St. Louis Rams
Russ Hochstein Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Eric Johnson Oakland Raiders
Trevor Johnson New York Jets
Patrick Kabongo Detroit Lions
Chris Kelsay Buffalo Bills
Kyle Larson Cincinnati Bengals
Jammal Lord Houston Texans
Bobby Newcombe Montreal Alouettes
Tony Ortiz Scottish Claymores
Jerrell Pippens Chicago Bears
Carlos Polk San Diego Chargers
Dominic Raiola Detroit Lions
Scott Shanle St. Louis Rams
Jeremy Slechta Philadelphia Eagles
Erwin Swiney Green Bay Packers
Kyle Vanden Bosch Arizona Cardinals
Joe Walker Tennessee Titans
Steve Warren Green Bay Packers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football - 1999 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
  2. ^ 1999 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.