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2002 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 2002 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Frank Solich and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska finished in 4th place in the Big 12 North Division and tied for 8th conference–wide, with a final record of 7–7 (3–5). With their loss to Ole Miss in the Independence Bowl, the Huskers streak of 40 straight winning seasons came to and end.

2002 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Nebraska Cornhuskers logo, 1992–2003.svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2002 record7–7 (3–5 Big 12)
Head coachFrank Solich (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorFrank Solich (5th season)
Offensive schemeI formation
Defensive coordinatorCraig Bohl (3rd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,918)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 20 Colorado xy   7 1         9 5  
No. 7 Kansas State   6 2         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 7  
Nebraska   3 5         7 7  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   0 8         2 10  
Southern Division
No. 5 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         12 2  
No. 6 Texas x   6 2         11 2  
Texas Tech   5 3         9 5  
Oklahoma State   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 6  
Baylor   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 29, Colorado 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 24 6:45 PM Arizona State* No. 10 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska (BCA Classic) ESPN W 48–10   77,779
August 31 6:00 PM Troy State* No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 31–16   77,831
September 7 6:00 PM Utah State* No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 44–13   78,176
September 14 7:00 PM at Penn State* No. 8 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania ABC L 7–40   110,753
September 28 2:30 PM at No. 19 Iowa State No. 20 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa ABC L 14–36   51,888
October 5 11:30 AM McNeese State* Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska HDNet W 38–14   77,192
October 12 11:30 AM Missouri Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) PPV W 24–13   78,014
October 19 11:30 AM at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma FSN L 21–24   45,017
October 26 6:00 PM at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas TBS W 38–31   81,054
November 2 6:00 PM No. 7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska FSN L 24–27   78,268
November 9 12:30 PM Kansas  Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 45–7   77,351
November 16 11:30 AM at No. 11 Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas FSN L 13–49   52,221
November 29 2:30 PM No. 13 Colorado Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) ABC L 13–28   77,804
December 27 3:30 PM vs. Ole Miss* Independence StadiumShreveport, Louisiana (Independence Bowl) ESPN L 23–27   46,096
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

[1]

Roster and coaching staffEdit

2002 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
SE 38 Brandon Biodrowski RFr
TE 84 Jon Bowling Sr
QB 11 Joe Chrisman Sr
OG 59 Wes Cody Sr
IB 1 Thunder Collins Sr
SE 32 Kelly Cook Jr
WB 81 Ben Cornelsen Sr
TE 80 Will Dabbert Sr
FB 4 Judd Davies Jr
IB 25 Josh Davis Jr
IB 30 Dahrran Diedrick Sr
OG 78 Mike Erickson So
OT 77 M.J. Flaum So
WR 28 Isaiah Fluellen Fr
C 52 John Garrison Sr
FB 39 Zach Giesselmann RFr
TE 99 Aaron Golliday Sr
OG 72 Tim Green Jr
IB 6 DeAntae Grixby Jr
WB 89 Troy Hassebroek Sr
TE 42 Matt Herian Fr
IB 5 David Horne Fr
OT 51 Richie Incognito RFr
WB 31 Joel Jackson So
FB 37 Paul Kastl Sr
TE 47 Dusty Keiser So
SE 19 John Klem Sr
TE 46 John Knopp Fr
C 75 Brandon Koch RFr
OT 73 Scott Koethe Sr
C 74 David Kolowski Sr
OT 67 Nate Kolterman Sr
FB 45 Steve Kriewald So
WR 27 Mark LeFlore Fr
OG 66 Jermaine Leslie Fr
SE 13 Tim Liley Jr
C 63 Jack Limbaugh Jr
WB 12 DeWayne Long So
OT 76 Chris Loos Jr
QB 10 Jammal Lord Jr
OT 65 Nate Manley RFr
C 64 Kurt Mann Fr
WB 18 Mike McLaughlin RFr
SE 14 Ryan Mikluscak So
FB 32 Grant Miller Fr
IB 21 Robin Miller Jr
IB 23 Nanfwang Mutfwang RFr
OG 61 Brian Nelson Jr
WB 24 Jack O'Holleran So
WB 8 Ryan Ommert Jr
TE 82 Phil Peetz Jr
OG 56 Gary Pike RFr
SE 2 Ross Pilkington Fr
OT 69 Nick Povendo So
IB 36 Tim Reese Jr
TE 86 Kyle Ringenberg Sr
IB 22 Cory Ross RFr
OG 54 Carson Schott RFr
SE 85 Matt Schroeder RFr
TE 83 Chris Septak So
C 79 Josh Sewell Jr
TE 87 Alex Shada So
QB 17 Scott Siefken So
IB 33 Marques Simmons RFr
QB 16 Mike Stuntz So
OG 55 Junior Tagoa'i Jr
SE 9 Wilson Thomas Sr
OT 57 Cory Timm Fr
FB 41 Dane Todd Fr
OT 68 Dan Vili Waldrop Jr
OG 53 Cody Volk Jr
WB 20 Kiffin Wigert So
FB 34 Andy Wingender Jr
TE 44 Matthew Woodward RFr
SE 3 Ben Zajicek So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RRE 98 Demoine Adams Sr
NT 96 Titus Adams RFr
LRE 61 Peter Alta RFr
LCB 27 Willie Amos Jr
LG 71 Jake Andersen So
NT 68 Matt Behrends Sr
NT 59 Ryon Bingham Jr
LCB 16 Cole Biodrowski RFr
FS 21 Philip Bland So
WILL 39 Chad Buller Jr
ROV 14 Daniel Bullocks RFr
FS 20 Josh Bullocks RFr
LCB 6 Rodney Burgess Sr
FS 36 Dan Burrow So
LCB 4 Terrell Butler Jr
RE 90 Adam Carriker Fr
NT 55 Jon Clanton Sr
SLB 11 Ira Cooper So
DT 97 Seppo Evwaraye RFr
LRE 62 Anthony Fisher Fr
WILL 41 Jared Franzluebbers RFr
WILL 51 Gabe Fries Sr
DT 99 Brandon Greeson Fr
RCB 5 DeJuan Groce Sr
RCB 26 Kevin Guse Jr
NT 73 Jared Helming RFr
WILL 17 T.J. Hollowell Jr
ROV 40 Lannie Hopkins So
RCB 29 Kellen Huston So
RCB 49 Adam Ickes RFr
RRE 88 Trevor Johnson Jr
DT 94 Patrick Kabongo Jr
LRE 57 Chris Kelsay Sr
RRE 95 Nathan Krug RFr
RE 64 Kristopher Lewin RFr
FS 15 Brett Lindstrom Jr
NT 70 Jason Lohr Sr
FS 32 Derek Matteo So
RRE 50 Jeff McBride So
LCB 1 Lornell McPherson So
WILL 58 Tim Miller Jr
RE 44 Jay Moore Fr
DT 63 Matt O'Shea RFr
ROV 13 Jamie Otto So
FS 31 Jerrell Pippens Jr
CB 29 Seth Rexilius RFr
LCB 28 Pat Ricketts Jr
ROV 35 James Roark So
RCB 30 Joey Robinson RFr
MIKE 38 Barrett Ruud So
MIKE 42 Steve Safranek Jr
FS 8 Andrew Shanle Fr
SLB 43 Scott Shanle Sr
LRE 76 Matt Shrader So
RCB 23 Shane Siegel RFr
MIKE 54 Chad Sievers So
SLB 45 Jemond Smith Sr
LRE 92 Justin Smith Sr
DT 66 Le Kevin Smith RFr
MIKE 90 Tony Tata Sr
ROV 2 Aaron Terpening Sr
LRE 10 Benard Thomas Jr
CB 25 Fred Thorne Jr
CB 25 Blake Tiedtke RFr
LRE 93 Tyler Toline So
LB 35 Curt Tomasevicz Jr
CB 3 Fabian Washington Fr
LCB 12 Jay White Sr
RCB 33 Seth White Jr
WILL 7 Demorrio Williams Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 26 Josh Brown Sr
PK 22 Sandro DeAngelis So
PK 32 Dale Endorf Jr
P 37 Sam Koch RFr
P 19 Kyle Larson Jr
PK 48 Zach Wright RFr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Craig Bohl
       3rd season as DC/LB coach
       11th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Turner Gill
       11th season as QB coach
       11th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Ron Brown
       16th season as WR/TE coach
       16th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Jeff Jamrog
       3rd season as DL coach
       5th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Dan Young
       20th season as OL/K coach
       20th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       29th season as OL coach
       29th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Nelson Barnes
       6th season as RE coach
       6th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: North Texas
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       30th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Dave Gillespie
       5th season as RB coach
       14th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska-Omaha
  • Boyd Epley
       34th season as S&C coach
       34th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska

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

Roster
Last update: January 16, 2011

Game summariesEdit

Arizona StateEdit

Arizona State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Arizona State 3 070 10
Nebraska 3 71424 48

Troy StateEdit

Troy State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Troy State 0 376 16
Nebraska 7 7143 31

Utah StateEdit

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Utah State 7 006 13
Nebraska 17 2070 44

Penn StateEdit

Nebraska at Penn State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 700 7
Penn State 0 13207 40

Iowa StateEdit

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 770 14
Iowa State 3 16710 36

McNeese StateEdit

McNeese State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
McNeese State 0 707 14
Nebraska 7 14017 38

MissouriEdit

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Missouri 10 300 13
Nebraska 7 773 24

Oklahoma StateEdit

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 7014 21
Oklahoma State 0 3147 24

Texas A&MEdit

Nebraska at Texas A&M [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 7717 38
Texas A&M 14 7100 31

TexasEdit

Texas at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Texas 3 3147 27
Nebraska 3 0714 24

KansasEdit

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Kansas 7 000 7
Nebraska 14 10210 45

Kansas StateEdit

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 670 13
Kansas State 14 7721 49

ColoradoEdit

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Colorado 7 0147 28
Nebraska 0 1030 13

Ole MissEdit

Nebraska vs Ole Miss [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 3 1433 23
Ole Miss 0 14103 27

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 Final
AP 10 9 9 8 18 20 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches NR
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A

After the seasonEdit

Nebraska finished in 4th place in the Big 12 North Division and tied for 8th conference-wide, with a final record of 7-7 (3-5).

AwardsEdit

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Award Name(s)
All-America 1st team DeJuan Groce, Richie Incognito
All-America 2nd team Fabian Washington
All-America 4th team David Horne
All-Big 12 1st team Josh Brown, DeJuan Groce, Richie Incognito
All-Big 12 2nd team John Garrison, Chris Kelsay, Kyle Larson
All-Big 12 3rd team Dahrran Diedrick
Freshman All-Big 12 1st team Matt Herian, David Horne, Richie Incognito, Ross Pilkington, Le Kevin Smith, Fabian Washington

NFL and pro playersEdit

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2002 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
Titus Adams New York Jets
Ryon Bingham San Diego Chargers
Josh Brown Seattle Seahawks
Daniel Bullocks Detroit Lions
Josh Bullocks New Orleans Saints
Adam Carriker St. Louis Rams
Josh Davis New York Jets
Aaron Golliday Scottish Claymores
DeJuan Groce St. Louis Rams
T. J. Hollowell New York Giants
Richie Incognito St. Louis Rams
Trevor Johnson New York Jets
Patrick Kabongo Detroit Lions
Chris Kelsay Buffalo Bills
Sam Koch Baltimore Ravens
Kyle Larson Cincinnati Bengals
Jammal Lord Houston Texans
Jay Moore San Francisco 49ers
Jerrell Pippens Chicago Bears
Cory Ross Baltimore Ravens
Barrett Ruud Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Scott Shanle St. Louis Rams
Le Kevin Smith New England Patriots
Fabian Washington Oakland Raiders
Demorrio Williams Atlanta Falcons

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football - 2002 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Athletics. Retrieved May 14, 2009.
  2. ^ 2002 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.