2004 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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2004 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 2004-
Conference Big 12 Conference
North Division
2004 record 5–6 (3–5 Big 12)
Head coach Bill Callahan (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Jay Norvell (1st year)
Offensive scheme West Coast offense
Defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove (1st year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,918)
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »
2004 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
Colorado xy   4 4         8 5  
Iowa State x   4 4         7 5  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Nebraska   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Kansas State   2 6         4 7  
South
#3 Oklahoma xy   8 0         12 1  
#5 Texas   7 1         11 1  
#18 Texas Tech   5 3         8 4  
Texas A&M   5 3         7 5  
Oklahoma State   4 4         7 5  
Baylor   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Oklahoma 42, Colorado 3
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Bill Callahan and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:00 PM Western Illinois* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE PPV W 56–17   77,471
September 11 11:00 AM Southern Miss* Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC L 17–21   77,887
September 18 11:00 AM at Pittsburgh* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ABC W 24–17   40,133
October 2 6:10 PM Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE PPV W 14–8   77,637
October 9 6:10 PM at Texas Tech Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, TX TBS L 10–70   52,954
October 16 1:05 PM Baylor Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 59–27   77,881
October 23 1:10 PM at Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS L 21–45   52,234
October 30 11:00 AM Missouridagger Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) FSN W 24–3   77,616
November 6 1:00 PM at Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA L 27–34   45,022
November 13 6:00 PM at #2 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Rivalry) FSN L 3–30   84,916
November 26 11:00 AM Colorado Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 20–26   77,661
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Roster and coaching staff[edit]

2004 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Adams, JordanJordan Adams So
WR 27 Amos, WillieWillie Amos Sr
OG 71 Andersen, JakeJake Andersen Sr
OL 65 Austin, GregGreg Austin So
WR 38 Biodrowski, BrandonBrandon Biodrowski Sr
WR 19 Birkel, AndyAndy Birkel So
OL 59 Byford, BrettBrett Byford RFr
OL 62 Christensen, AndyAndy Christensen Fr
QB 12 Dailey, JoeJoe Dailey So
QB 15 Davis, BeauBeau Davis Fr
OT 67 DeLone, DarrenDarren DeLone Sr
WR 26 Erickson, DanDan Erickson RFr
OL 78 Erickson, MikeMike Erickson Sr
OT 77 Evwaraye, SeppoSeppo Evwaraye Jr
WR 28 Fluellen, IsaiahIsaiah Fluellen So
OL 79 Fuamatu-Thomas, CornealiusCornealius Fuamatu-Thomas Jr
QB 13 Ganz, JoeJoe Ganz Fr
QB 17 Glissman, GarthGarth Glissman Jr
QB 6 Goodman, RyanRyan Goodman Fr
IB 30 Green, TierreTierre Green RFr
OL 73 Helming, JaredJared Helming Jr
TE 11 Herian, MattMatt Herian Jr
TE 42 Hill, SeanSean Hill RFr
IB 9 Horne, DavidDavid Horne Jr
OL 61 Huff, MikeMike Huff Fr
RB 32 Jackson, BrandonBrandon Jackson Fr
WR 31 Jackson, JoelJoel Jackson Sr
TE 47 Keiser, DustyDusty Keiser Sr
WR 89 Kenney, TylerTyler Kenney So
OG 75 Koch, BrandonBrandon Koch Jr
FB 45 Kriewald, SteveSteve Kriewald Sr
IB 36 Lawson, ThomasThomas Lawson Fr
WR 10 LeFlore, MarkMark LeFlore Jr
OL 74 Lingenfelter, NewtonNewton Lingenfelter So
OL Loos, ChrisChris Loos
OL 64 Mann, KurtKurt Mann So
WR 5 McKoy, ShamusShamus McKoy Jr
WR 18 McLaughlin, MikeMike McLaughlin Jr
FB 33 Miller, GrantGrant Miller So
QB 8 Miller, ZachZach Miller RFr
TE 81 Mueller, JoshJosh Mueller RFr
WR 84 Mulkey, GrantGrant Mulkey So
OL 76 Murtha, LydonLydon Murtha Fr
WR 83 Nunn, TerrenceTerrence Nunn Fr
WR 24 O'Holleran, JackJack O'Holleran Sr
WR 80 Panico, SantinoSantino Panico Fr
OL 54 Patrick, ChrisChris Patrick RFr
WR 21 Peterson, ToddTodd Peterson Fr
TE 85 Phillips, J.B.J.B. Phillips RFr
OL 56 Pike, GaryGary Pike Jr
WR 2 Pilkington, RossRoss Pilkington Jr
IB 25 Pittman, KadeKade Pittman RFr
OL 69 Povendo, NickNick Povendo Sr
IB 4 Ross, CoryCory Ross Jr
IB 37 Sampogna, MikeMike Sampogna Fr
TE 48 Sand, AndyAndy Sand RFr
WR 14 Schroeder, MattMatt Schroeder Jr
TE 83 Septak, ChrisChris Septak Sr
TE 88 Sievers, ClaytonClayton Sievers Fr
QB 16 Stuntz, MikeMike Stuntz Jr
WR 87 Swift, NateNate Swift Fr
OL 57 Timm, CoryCory Timm So
FB 41 Todd, DaneDane Todd So
WR 20 Wigert, KiffinKiffin Wigert Sr
WR 3 Zajicek, BenBen Zajicek Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 96 Adams, TitusTitus Adams Jr
CB 16 Biodrowski, ColeCole Biodrowski Jr
DE 48 Blankenship, AdamAdam Blankenship Fr
SLB 34 Bradley, StewartStewart Bradley So
LB 40 Brandenburgh, LanceLance Brandenburgh Fr
CB 21 Brothers, TitusTitus Brothers RFr
DT 65 Bryant, ChrisChris Bryant So
SS 14 Bullocks, DanielDaniel Bullocks Jr
FS 20 Bullocks, JoshJosh Bullocks Jr
FS 36 Burrow, DanDan Burrow Sr
DE 90 Carriker, AdamAdam Carriker So
LB 11 Cooper, IraIra Cooper Sr
CB 6 DeFrand, DonaldDonald DeFrand Jr
SS 46 Eisenhart, BenBen Eisenhart RFr
FS 15 Fisher, TylerTyler Fisher Jr
SS 18 Gingery, TravisTravis Gingery RFr
DT 99 Greeson, BrandonBrandon Greeson So
DB 26 Grixby, CortneyCortney Grixby Fr
CB 29 Huston, KellenKellen Huston Sr
LB 49 Ickes, AdamAdam Ickes Jr
DT 95 Krug, NathanNathan Krug Jr
CB 35 LeFlore, ChrisChris LeFlore RFr
LB 52 Lueck, TylerTyler Lueck Fr
DE 89 Luhrs, KevinKevin Luhrs RFr
DT 50 McBride, JeffJeff McBride Sr
LB 13 McKeon, CoreyCorey McKeon RFr
CB 1 McPherson, LornellLornell McPherson Sr
DE 44 Moore, JayJay Moore So
DE 55 Muhammad, WaliWali Muhammad Jr
DT 58 Muy, DannyDanny Muy Fr
DE 56 Neemann, TrevorTrevor Neemann RFr
DT 63 O'Shea, MattMatt O'Shea Jr
DE 86 Poulosky, AndyAndy Poulosky RFr
LB 53 Reeves, MitchMitch Reeves So
DE 85 Rice, ThomasThomas Rice RFr
SS 24 Rigoni, BrandonBrandon Rigoni So
CB 30 Robison, JoeyJoey Robison Jr
LB 51 Ruud, BoBo Ruud RFr
LB 38 Ruud, BarrettBarrett Ruud Sr
FS 8 Shanle, AndrewAndrew Shanle So
SS 23 Siegel, ShaneShane Siegel Jr
LB 54 Sievers, ChadChad Sievers Sr
DT 66 Smith, Le KevinLe Kevin Smith Jr
DE 43 Steinkuhler, TyTy Steinkuhler Fr
DT 74 Teamer, BrandonBrandon Teamer So
DE 5 Thomas, BenardBenard Thomas Sr
SS 25 Tiedtke, BlakeBlake Tiedtke Jr
CB 3 Washington, FabianFabian Washington Jr
LB 91 Wortman, TylerTyler Wortman Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 22 DeAngelis, SandroSandro DeAngelis Sr
PK 27 Dyches, DavidDavid Dyches So
P 90 Kester, TylerTyler Kester RFr
P 37 Koch, SamSam Koch Jr
PK 91 Lueshen, EricEric Lueshen RFr
PK 92 Nielsen, JaredJared Nielsen RFr
LS 94 Peetz, JakeJake Peetz RFr
P 97 Titchener, DanDan Titchener Fr
PK 98 Wesch, JakeJake Wesch Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Jay Norvell
       1st season as OC/QB coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Iowa
  • Kevin Cosgrove
       1st season as DC/LB coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: UW-Oshkosh
  • John Blake
       1st season as DL coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Oklahoma
  • Bill Busch
       1st season as OLB coach
       5th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska Wesleyan
  • Scott Downing
       2nd season as TE/ST coach
       5th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Phil Elmassian
       1st season as Sec coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: William & Mary
  • Turner Gill
       1st season as WR coach
       13th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Randy Jordan
       1st season as RB coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: North Carolina
  • Dennis Wagner
       1st season as OL coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Utah
  • Dave Kennedy
       1st season as S&C coach
       8th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Aaron Stamn
       1st season as GA coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Minnesota Mankato
  • Dan McLaughlin
       1st season as GA coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Bellevue College

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

Roster
Last update: January 16, 2011

Game notes[edit]

Western Illinois[edit]

Western Illinois at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Western Illinois 0 3 14 0 17
Nebraska 14 28 7 7 56


Southern Miss[edit]

Southern Miss at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 6 3 6 6 21
Nebraska 0 3 14 0 17


Pittsburgh[edit]

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


Kansas[edit]

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


Texas Tech[edit]

Nebraska at Texas Tech [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 3 7 0 10
Texas Tech 7 14 21 28 70


Baylor[edit]

Baylor at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 3 0 21 3 27
Nebraska 7 24 7 21 59


Kansas State[edit]

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


Missouri[edit]

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


Iowa State[edit]

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 7 13 7 27
Iowa State 10 14 10 0 34


Oklahoma[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 0 3 3
Oklahoma 3 20 7 0 30


Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 10 10 6 0 26
Nebraska 0 7 0 13 20


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
NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A
Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A

After the season[edit]

Nebraska finished tied for 3rd place in the Big 12 North Division and tied for 7th conference-wide, with a final record of 5-6 (3-5), its first losing season since 1961. Head Coach Bill Callahan's overall career record was established at 5-6 (.455) and 3-5 (.375) in conference. Nebraska did not play in a bowl game for the first time since 1968, ending their consecutive bowl streak at 35.

Awards[edit]

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Award Name(s)
All-America 3rd team Barrett Ruud
All-Big 12 1st team Barrett Ruud
All-Big 12 2nd team Josh Bullocks
All-Big 12 honorable mention Daniel Bullocks, Mike Erickson, Matt Herian, Kurt Mann, Cory Ross, Le Kevin Smith, Fabian Washington

NFL and Pro Players[edit]

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 2004 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[3]

Name Team
Titus Adams New York Jets
Stewart Bradley Philadelphia Eagles
Daniel Bullocks Detroit Lions
Josh Bullocks New Orleans Saints
Adam Carriker St. Louis Rams
Sandro DeAngelis Calgary Stampeders
Mike Erickson Berlin Thunder
Seppo Evwaraye Carolina Panthers
Joe Ganz Washington Redskins
Cortney Grixby Carolina Panthers
Brandon Jackson Green Bay Packers
Sam Koch Baltimore Ravens
Jay Moore San Francisco 49ers
Lydon Murtha Detroit Lions
Terrence Nunn New England Patriots
Chris Patrick New York Giants
Todd Peterson Jacksonville Jaguars
Andy Poulosky Sioux City Bandits
Cory Ross Baltimore Ravens
Barrett Ruud Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bo Ruud New England Patriots
Andrew Shanle Chicago Bears
Le Kevin Smith New England Patriots
Ty Steinkuhler New York Jets
Nate Swift Denver Broncos
Fabian Washington Oakland Raiders

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 2004 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Athletics. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ 2004 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 16, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2009.