2002 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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2002 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 1992-2003
Conference Big 12 Conference
North Division
2002 record 7–7 (3–5 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Solich (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Frank Solich (5th year)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Craig Bohl (3rd year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,918)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#20 Colorado xy   7 1         9 5  
#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  
South
#5 Oklahoma xy   6 2         12 2  
#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 champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

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).

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 24 6:45 PM Arizona State* #10 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (BCA Classic) ESPN W 48–10   77,779
August 31 6:00 PM Troy State* #9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 31–16   77,831
September 7 6:00 PM Utah State* #9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 44–13   78,176
September 14 7:00 PM at Penn State* #8 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 7–40   110,753
September 28 2:30 PM at #19 Iowa State #20 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA ABC L 14–36   51,888
October 5 11:30 AM McNeese State* Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 38–14   77,192
October 12 11:30 AM Missouri Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) PPV W 24–13   78,014
October 19 11:30 AM at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK FSN L 21–24   45,017
October 26 6:00 PM at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX TBS W 38–31   81,054
November 2 6:00 PM #7 Texas Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE FSN L 24–27   78,268
November 9 12:30 PM Kansasdagger Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 45–7   77,351
November 16 11:30 AM at #11 Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS FSN L 13–49   52,221
November 29 2:30 PM #13 Colorado Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 13–28   77,804
December 27 3:30 PM vs. Ole Miss* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN L 23–27   46,096
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

2002 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
SE 38 Biodrowski, BrandonBrandon Biodrowski RFr
TE 84 Bowling, JonJon Bowling Sr
QB 11 Chrisman, JoeJoe Chrisman Sr
OG 59 Cody, WesWes Cody Sr
IB Collins, ThunderThunder Collins Sr
SE 32 Cook, KellyKelly Cook Jr
WB 81 Cornelsen, BenBen Cornelsen Sr
TE 80 Dabbert, WillWill Dabbert Sr
FB Davies, JuddJudd Davies Jr
IB 25 Davis, JoshJosh Davis Jr
IB 30 Diedrick, DahrranDahrran Diedrick Sr
OG 78 Erickson, MikeMike Erickson So
OT 77 Flaum, M.J.M.J. Flaum So
WR 28 Fluellen, IsaiahIsaiah Fluellen Fr
C 52 Garrison, JohnJohn Garrison Sr
FB 39 Giesselmann, ZachZach Giesselmann RFr
TE 99 Golliday, AaronAaron Golliday Sr
OG 72 Green, TimTim Green Jr
IB Grixby, DeAntaeDeAntae Grixby Jr
WB 89 Hassebroek, TroyTroy Hassebroek Sr
TE 42 Herian, MattMatt Herian Fr
IB Horne, DavidDavid Horne Fr
OT 51 Incognito, RichieRichie Incognito RFr
WB 31 Jackson, JoelJoel Jackson So
FB 37 Kastl, PaulPaul Kastl Sr
TE 47 Keiser, DustyDusty Keiser So
SE 19 Klem, JohnJohn Klem Sr
TE 46 Knopp, JohnJohn Knopp Fr
C 75 Koch, BrandonBrandon Koch RFr
OT 73 Koethe, ScottScott Koethe Sr
C 74 Kolowski, DavidDavid Kolowski Sr
OT 67 Kolterman, NateNate Kolterman Sr
FB 45 Kriewald, SteveSteve Kriewald So
WR 27 LeFlore, MarkMark LeFlore Fr
OG 66 Leslie, JermaineJermaine Leslie Fr
SE 13 Liley, TimTim Liley Jr
C 63 Limbaugh, JackJack Limbaugh Jr
WB 12 Long, DeWayneDeWayne Long So
OT 76 Loos, ChrisChris Loos Jr
QB 10 Lord, JammalJammal Lord Jr
OT 65 Manley, NateNate Manley RFr
C 64 Mann, KurtKurt Mann Fr
WB 18 McLaughlin, MikeMike McLaughlin RFr
SE 14 Mikluscak, RyanRyan Mikluscak So
FB 32 Miller, GrantGrant Miller Fr
IB 21 Miller, RobinRobin Miller Jr
IB 23 Mutfwang, NanfwangNanfwang Mutfwang RFr
OG 61 Nelson, BrianBrian Nelson Jr
WB 24 O'Holleran, JackJack O'Holleran So
WB Ommert, RyanRyan Ommert Jr
TE 82 Peetz, PhilPhil Peetz Jr
OG 56 Pike, GaryGary Pike RFr
SE Pilkington, RossRoss Pilkington Fr
OT 69 Povendo, NickNick Povendo So
IB 36 Reese, TimTim Reese Jr
TE 86 Ringenberg, KyleKyle Ringenberg Sr
IB 22 Ross, CoryCory Ross RFr
OG 54 Schott, CarsonCarson Schott RFr
SE 85 Schroeder, MattMatt Schroeder RFr
TE 83 Septak, ChrisChris Septak So
C 79 Sewell, JoshJosh Sewell Jr
TE 87 Shada, AlexAlex Shada So
QB 17 Siefken, ScottScott Siefken So
IB 33 Simmons, MarquesMarques Simmons RFr
QB 16 Stuntz, MikeMike Stuntz So
OG 55 Tagoa'i, JuniorJunior Tagoa'i Jr
SE Thomas, WilsonWilson Thomas Sr
OT 57 Timm, CoryCory Timm Fr
FB 41 Todd, DaneDane Todd Fr
OT 68 Vili Waldrop, DanDan Vili Waldrop Jr
OG 53 Volk, CodyCody Volk Jr
WB 20 Wigert, KiffinKiffin Wigert So
FB 34 Wingender, AndyAndy Wingender Jr
TE 44 Woodward, MatthewMatthew Woodward RFr
SE Zajicek, BenBen Zajicek So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RRE 98 Adams, DemoineDemoine Adams Sr
NT 96 Adams, TitusTitus Adams RFr
LRE 61 Alta, PeterPeter Alta RFr
LCB 27 Amos, WillieWillie Amos Jr
LG 71 Andersen, JakeJake Andersen So
NT 68 Behrends, MattMatt Behrends Sr
NT 59 Bingham, RyonRyon Bingham Jr
LCB 16 Biodrowski, ColeCole Biodrowski RFr
FS 21 Bland, PhilipPhilip Bland So
WILL 39 Buller, ChadChad Buller Jr
ROV 14 Bullocks, DanielDaniel Bullocks RFr
FS 20 Bullocks, JoshJosh Bullocks RFr
LCB Burgess, RodneyRodney Burgess Sr
FS 36 Burrow, DanDan Burrow So
LCB Butler, TerrellTerrell Butler Jr
RE 90 Carriker, AdamAdam Carriker Fr
NT 55 Clanton, JonJon Clanton Sr
SLB 11 Cooper, IraIra Cooper So
DT 97 Evwaraye, SeppoSeppo Evwaraye RFr
LRE 62 Fisher, AnthonyAnthony Fisher Fr
WILL 41 Franzluebbers, JaredJared Franzluebbers RFr
WILL 51 Fries, GabeGabe Fries Sr
DT 99 Greeson, BrandonBrandon Greeson Fr
RCB Groce, DeJuanDeJuan Groce Sr
RCB 26 Guse, KevinKevin Guse Jr
NT 73 Helming, JaredJared Helming RFr
WILL 17 Hollowell, T.J.T.J. Hollowell Jr
ROV 40 Hopkins, LannieLannie Hopkins So
RCB 29 Huston, KellenKellen Huston So
RCB 49 Ickes, AdamAdam Ickes RFr
RRE 88 Johnson, TrevorTrevor Johnson Jr
DT 94 Kabongo, PatrickPatrick Kabongo Jr
LRE 57 Kelsay, ChrisChris Kelsay Sr
RRE 95 Krug, NathanNathan Krug RFr
RE 64 Lewin, KristopherKristopher Lewin RFr
FS 15 Lindstrom, BrettBrett Lindstrom Jr
NT 70 Lohr, JasonJason Lohr Sr
FS 32 Matteo, DerekDerek Matteo So
RRE 50 McBride, JeffJeff McBride So
LCB McPherson, LornellLornell McPherson So
WILL 58 Miller, TimTim Miller Jr
RE 44 Moore, JayJay Moore Fr
DT 63 O'Shea, MattMatt O'Shea RFr
ROV 13 Otto, JamieJamie Otto So
FS 31 Pippens, JerrellJerrell Pippens Jr
CB 29 Rexilius, SethSeth Rexilius RFr
LCB 28 Ricketts, PatPat Ricketts Jr
ROV 35 Roark, JamesJames Roark So
RCB 30 Robinson, JoeyJoey Robinson RFr
MIKE 38 Ruud, BarrettBarrett Ruud So
MIKE 42 Safranek, SteveSteve Safranek Jr
FS Shanle, AndrewAndrew Shanle Fr
SLB 43 Shanle, ScottScott Shanle Sr
LRE 76 Shrader, MattMatt Shrader So
RCB 23 Siegel, ShaneShane Siegel RFr
MIKE 54 Sievers, ChadChad Sievers So
SLB 45 Smith, JemondJemond Smith Sr
LRE 92 Smith, JustinJustin Smith Sr
DT 66 Smith, Le KevinLe Kevin Smith RFr
MIKE 90 Tata, TonyTony Tata Sr
ROV Terpening, AaronAaron Terpening Sr
LRE 10 Thomas, BenardBenard Thomas Jr
CB 25 Thorne, FredFred Thorne Jr
CB 25 Tiedtke, BlakeBlake Tiedtke RFr
LRE 93 Toline, TylerTyler Toline So
LB 35 Tomasevicz, CurtCurt Tomasevicz Jr
CB Washington, FabianFabian Washington Fr
LCB 12 White, JayJay White Sr
RCB 33 White, SethSeth White Jr
WILL Williams, DemorrioDemorrio Williams Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 26 Brown, JoshJosh Brown Sr
PK 22 DeAngelis, SandroSandro DeAngelis So
PK 32 Endorf, DaleDale Endorf Jr
P 37 Koch, SamSam Koch RFr
P 19 Larson, KyleKyle Larson Jr
PK 48 Wright, ZachZach 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 Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 16, 2011

Game notes[edit]

Arizona State[edit]

Arizona State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona State 3 0 7 0 10
Nebraska 3 7 14 24 48


Troy State[edit]

Troy State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Troy State 0 3 7 6 16
Nebraska 7 7 14 3 31


Utah State[edit]

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah State 7 0 0 6 13
Nebraska 17 20 7 0 44


Penn State[edit]

Nebraska at Penn State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 7 0 0 7
Penn State 0 13 20 7 40


Iowa State[edit]

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 7 7 0 14
Iowa State 3 16 7 10 36


McNeese State[edit]

McNeese State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
McNeese State 0 7 0 7 14
Nebraska 7 14 0 17 38


Missouri[edit]

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 10 3 0 0 13
Nebraska 7 7 7 3 24


Oklahoma State[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 7 0 14 21
Oklahoma State 0 3 14 7 24


Texas A&M[edit]

Nebraska at Texas A&M [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 17 38
Texas A&M 14 7 10 0 31


Texas[edit]

Texas at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 3 3 14 7 27
Nebraska 3 0 7 14 24


Kansas[edit]

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 14 10 21 0 45


Kansas State[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 6 7 0 13
Kansas State 14 7 7 21 49


Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 7 0 14 7 28
Nebraska 0 10 3 0 13


Ole Miss[edit]

Nebraska vs Ole Miss [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 14 3 3 23
Ole Miss 0 14 10 3 27


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 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 season[edit]

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).

Awards[edit]

[2]

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 Players[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 2002 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. 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.