1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 1992-2003
Big 12 Champions
Big 12 North Division Champions
Fiesta Bowl Champions
Fiesta Bowl, W 31–21 vs. Tennessee
Conference Big 12 Conference
North Division
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #3
1999 record 12–1 (7–1 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Solich (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Frank Solich (2nd year)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride (19th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 74,056)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#3 Nebraska xy   7 1         12 1  
#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  
South
#21 Texas xy   6 2         9 5  
#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 champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

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.

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.

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 11:00 AM at Iowa* #5 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 42–7   70,397
September 11 2:30 PM California* #5 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ABC W 45–0   77,617
September 18 11:30 AM Southern Miss* #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE PPV W 20–13   77,826
September 25 6:00 PM at Missouri #6 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO (Rivalry) FSN W 40–10   68,174
October 2 6:00 PM Oklahoma State #6 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE FSN W 38–14   77,740
October 9 6:00 PM Iowa Statedagger #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE FSN W 49–14   77,743
October 23 2:30 PM at #18 Texas #3 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC L 20–24   84,082
October 30 6:00 PM at Kansas #8 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FSN W 24–17   45,100
November 6 2:30 PM #21 Texas A&M #9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC W 37–0   77,705
November 13 2:30 PM #5 Kansas State #7 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC W 41–15   77,744
November 26 3:30 PM at Colorado #3 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Rivalry) ABC W 33–30 OT  52,946
December 4 7:00 PM vs. #12 Texas #3 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC W 22–6   65,063
January 2 7:00 PM vs. #6 Tennessee* #3 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC W 31–21   71,526
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

1999 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
SE 17 Aguglia, ScottScott Aguglia So
IB 41 Albertson, MattMatt Albertson Fr
IB 38 Alexander, DanDan Alexander Jr
OG 64 Altstadt, SteveSteve Altstadt So
WB 82 Applegate, SeanSean Applegate Sr
C 51 Baldwin, MattMatt Baldwin Sr
TE 94 Bauman, DamienDamien Bauman Sr
WB 81 Bender, JeremyJeremy Bender Fr
SE 20 Beveridge, TomTom Beveridge Jr
TE 84 Bowling, JonJon Bowling Fr
IB 36 Buckhalter, CorrellCorrell Buckhalter Jr
IB    Buller, ChadChad Buller Fr
IB 34 Butler, ChrisChris Butler Fr
QB 10 Chrisman, JoeJoe Chrisman Fr
OG 59 Cody, WesWes Cody Fr
SE 93 Cook, KellyKelly Cook Fr
WB 86 Cornelsen, BenBen Cornelsen Fr
QB Crouch, EricEric Crouch So
TE 91 Dabbert, WillWill Dabbert Fr
FB    Davies, JuddJudd Davies Fr
IB    Davis, JoshJosh Davis Fr
SE Davison, MattMatt Davison Jr
C    Dawson, JonJon Dawson Fr
TE 85 DeBates, T.J.T.J. DeBates Sr
IB 30 Diedrick, DahrranDahrran Diedrick Fr
OT 76 Diekmann, BillyBilly Diekmann Jr
IB Evans, DeAngeloDeAngelo Evans Jr
OG    Fonoti, ToniuToniu Fonoti Fr
WB 14 Forster, AustinAustin Forster Fr
WB Gibson, JohnJohn Gibson Jr
TE 99 Golliday, AaronAaron Golliday Fr
FB 46 Gragert, NickNick Gragert So
OG 74 Green, MikeMike Green So
OT    Green, TimTim Green Fr
IB Grixby, DeAntaeDeAntae Grixby Fr
SE 92 Gutz, SethSeth Gutz Jr
OG 61 Gwennap, AndyAndy Gwennap Fr
OT    Hale, BrianBrian Hale Fr
WB 18 Hassebroek, TroyTroy Hassebroek Fr
C 78 Havlovic, AaronAaron Havlovic Sr
SE 80 Henderson, LarryLarry Henderson Sr
OG 55 Hochstein, RussRuss Hochstein Jr
FB 32 Hughes, CaseyCasey Hughes Fr
TE    Johnson, TrevorTrevor Johnson Fr
OT 69 Julch, AdamAdam Julch Sr
FB 40 Kastl, PaulPaul Kastl Fr
FB 22 Kingston, BenBen Kingston Sr
WB 21 Klem, JohnJohn Klem Fr
OT 68 Koethe, ScottScott Koethe Fr
OT 75 Kollmorgen, KyleKyle Kollmorgen So
C 71 Kolowski, DavidDavid Kolowski Fr
OT 67 Kolterman, NateNate Kolterman Fr
WB 95 Kosch, PaulPaul Kosch Fr
WB    Liley, TimTim Liley Fr
OG    Limbaugh, JackJack Limbaugh Fr
SE    Lindstrom, BrettBrett Lindstrom Fr
WB London, FrankieFrankie London Sr
OG    Loos, ChrisChris Loos Fr
QB    Lord, JammalJammal Lord Fr
WB 33 McClary, DwayneDwayne McClary Jr
SE    McGowen, LukeLuke McGowen Fr
TE 90 McKee, JakeJake McKee Jr
IB    Miller, RobinRobin Miller Fr
FB 15 Miller, WillieWillie Miller Jr
FB    Montgomery, JustinJustin Montgomery Fr
TE 43 Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy Jr
OT    Nelson, BrianBrian Nelson Fr
QB 12 Newcombe, BobbyBobby Newcombe Jr
SE    Ommert, RyanRyan Ommert Fr
QB 14 Perino, JeffJeff Perino Sr
FB 37 Piening, HankHank Piening Jr
FB 42 Pitts, KevinKevin Pitts Fr
WB    Plooster, MattMatt Plooster Fr
C 54 Raiola, DominicDominic Raiola So
IB    Reese, TimTim Reese Fr
QB 16 Runty, JayJay Runty Jr
OG 66 Rutherford, JonJon Rutherford So
OG 79 Saalfeld, ChrisChris Saalfeld Jr
OT 65 Schwab, JasonJason Schwab Sr
OG 63 Sherman, JamesJames Sherman Sr
C 53 Shook, MattMatt Shook Fr
OT 72 Sidwell, LeifLeif Sidwell Fr
WB    Siegel, StuartStuart Siegel Fr
TE    Steenson, SeanSean Steenson Fr
OG 57 Swantek, DanDan Swantek So
SE Thomas, WilsonWilson Thomas RFr
SE    Thorne, FredFred Thorne Fr
IB 24 Tillery, AlikAlik Tillery So
FB 35 Uhlir, TyroneTyrone Uhlir Fr
OT    Vili Waldrop, DanDan Vili Waldrop Fr
OT    Volk, CodyCody Volk Fr
OT 58 Volk, DaveDave Volk So
WB Wiggins, ShevinShevin Wiggins Sr
OT 77 Wilford, MikeMike Wilford Fr
TE 87 Wistrom, TraceyTracey Wistrom So
OG    Witulski, MattMatt Witulski Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RE 98 Adams, DemoineDemoine Adams Fr
WLB    Anderson, BlakeBlake Anderson Fr
LCB 28 Anderson, JoshJosh Anderson Jr
SLB 41 Baker, RodRod Baker Jr
DT    Bingham, RyonRyon Bingham Fr
FS    Blomeier, RobRob Blomeier Fr
ROV Boettner, MicMic Boettner So
FS 14 Booker, DionDion Booker So
NT    Bowman, AndyAndy Bowman Fr
ROV 21 Brown, MikeMike Brown Sr
RCB 22 Brown, RalphRalph Brown Sr
SLB    Bryan, BradBrad Bryan Fr
MLB 39 Buettenback, BenBen Buettenback Sr
MLB 48 Burrow, JamieJamie Burrow So
NT 55 Clanton, JonJon Clanton Fr
MLB 52 Coyne, JonJon Coyne So
LCB Craver, KeyuoKeyuo Craver So
ROV Demps, MikeMike Demps Fr
RE    Estudillo, ChrisChris Estudillo Fr
RE    File, LeeLee File Fr
FS 19 Finley, ClintClint Finley Jr
ROV 38 Fischer, EricEric Fischer Jr
WLB 58 Fries, GabeGabe Fries Fr
RE    Garrison, JohnJohn Garrison Fr
ROV    Gehman, TaylorTaylor Gehman Fr
RCB Groce, DeJuanDeJuan Groce Fr
RE 97 Grummert, MattMatt Grummert Jr
LCB    Guse, KevinKevin Guse Fr
FS 45 Hamik, BradBrad Hamik Jr
RCB 18 Hemje, JeffJeff Hemje So
SLB    Hoke, AnthonyAnthony Hoke Fr
LCB 24 Ickes, MattMatt Ickes So
WLB 50 Jackson, JuliusJulius Jackson Sr
WLB    Johnson, BlanchardBlanchard Johnson Fr
WLB 27 Johnson, EricEric Johnson Sr
RE    Kabongo, PatrickPatrick Kabongo Fr
DT 91 Kaiser, LoranLoran Kaiser Jr
RE 57 Kelsay, ChrisChris Kelsay Fr
WLB 47 Kohl, JoshJosh Kohl Sr
RCB    Lemelle, CaliCali Lemelle Fr
ROV 29 List, GreggGregg List Sr
NT 70 Lohr, JasonJason Lohr So
RE 86 Lyman, JeremyJeremy Lyman Fr
MLB    Makris, MikeMike Makris Fr
DT 94 Manning, StephenStephen Manning Fr
DT 70 McGinn, MattMatt McGinn So
FS 32 McGraw, GregGreg McGraw Sr
WLB    Miller, TimTim Miller Fr
RE 93 Mooberry, BrandonBrandon Mooberry Jr
RCB Moran, ChristopherChristopher Moran Sr
RCB 35 Neal, DonDon Neal Fr
DT 87 Nelson, CaseyCasey Nelson So
NT 62 Nelson, JeffJeff Nelson Fr
SLB 37 Ortiz, TonyTony Ortiz Sr
RE    Owen, SpencerSpencer Owen Fr
NT    Peetz, PhilPhil Peetz Fr
SLB 44 Penny, JonJon Penny So
NT    Peterson, ChadChad Peterson Fr
FS 12 Pippens, JerrellJerrell Pippens Fr
MLB 13 Polk, CarlosCarlos Polk Jr
ROV 10 Quindt, BrandonBrandon Quindt Jr
LCB 31 Rauenzahn, TylerTyler Rauenzahn Fr
SLB 23 Raymond, SteveSteve Raymond Sr
RCB    Ricketts, PatPat Ricketts Fr
RE 85 Ringenberg, KyleKyle Ringenberg Fr
RE 80 Ryan, EricEric Ryan Sr
MLB    Safranek, SteveSteve Safranek Fr
FS 11 Scholting, CarlCarl Scholting Fr
SLB 49 Shanle, ScottScott Shanle Fr
LCB    Sharpe, RonjielRonjiel Sharpe Fr
SLB 46 Shaw, BrianBrian Shaw Sr
DT 56 Slechta, JeremyJeremy Slechta So
WLB    Smith, JemondJemond Smith Fr
RE 92 Smith, JustinJustin Smith RFr
MLB 40 Smith, LukeLuke Smith Fr
WLB 34 Stella, RandyRandy Stella Fr
LCB 16 Swiney, ErwinErwin Swiney Jr
NT    Tagoa'i, JuniorJunior Tagoa'i Fr
MLB 90 Tata, TonyTony Tata Fr
FS Terpening, AaronAaron Terpening Fr
RE 83 Vanden Bosch, KyleKyle Vanden Bosch Jr
SLB    Vander Linden, ChuckChuck Vander Linden Fr
WLB Vedral, MarkMark Vedral So
ROV 25 Walker, JoeJoe Walker Jr
NT 96 Warren, SteveSteve Warren Sr
RE 82 Warrior, AdrianAdrian Warrior Fr
ROV 42 Watchorn, TroyTroy Watchorn Jr
RE 95 Wichmann, J.P. (John Paul)J.P. (John Paul) Wichmann So
LCB Williams, DonnDonn Williams Fr
RE 81 Wills, AaronAaron Wills Sr
RE 88 Wills, ColinColin Wills Fr
ROV 20 Woodward, WesWes Woodward So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 26 Brown, JoshJosh Brown Fr
P 17 Hadenfeldt, DanDan Hadenfeldt Sr
P    Larson, KyleKyle Larson Fr
PK 28 Long, ChaceChace Long Jr
P/PK 88 Tack, ChuckChuck 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 Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 17, 2011

Game notes[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Nebraska at Iowa [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 7 14 21 42
Iowa 0 0 0 7 7


California[edit]

California at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
California 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 7 21 10 7 45


Southern Miss[edit]

Southern Miss at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 7 0 6 0 13
Nebraska 6 6 8 0 20


Missouri[edit]

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 16 3 14 7 40
Missouri 0 3 0 7 10


Oklahoma State[edit]

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 0 7 7 14
Nebraska 21 10 7 0 38


Iowa State[edit]

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 0 0 14 14
Nebraska 21 7 14 7 49


Texas[edit]

Nebraska at Texas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 13 0 7 20
Texas 3 0 14 7 24


Kansas[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 10 14 24
Kansas 2 7 0 8 17


Texas A&M[edit]

Texas A&M at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 6 17 14 37


Kansas State[edit]

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 0 9 0 6 15
Nebraska 16 8 0 17 41


Colorado[edit]

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Nebraska 14 10 3 0 6 33
Colorado 0 3 0 24 3 30


Texas[edit]

Texas vs Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 0 0 0 6 6
Nebraska 10 5 7 0 22


Tennessee[edit]

Tennessee vs Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 7 7 7 21
Nebraska 14 3 7 7 31


Rankings[edit]

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 season[edit]

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).

Awards[edit]

[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 Players[edit]

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
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

References[edit]

  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.