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Rice in awe of NUs dazzling performance
By BOB SCHALLER
For the Star-Herald
LINCOLN Rice left feeling a bit empty after getting pounded 48-3 by Nebraska on
And according to the Owls, they could give a hoot less that the Huskers are No. 4, because
Rice left thinking they had played the nations top team.
Thats the best blocking and executing team Ive ever faced, said
Rice defensive back Jason Hebert. I give them all the credit in the world. They are
Quarterback Eric Crouch completed all but two of the 11 passes he threw and rushed for 97
Eric Crouch did a great job of passing, Hebert said. Some of those
routes, we hadnt even seen on film. They were just hitting on all cylinders.
Rice quarterback Kyle Herm had a rough night rushing 14 times for only 25 yards. He also
completed just three of 12 passes for 61 yards.
Their defensive front is so fast, Herm said. Their secondary guys are
good enough to cover one on one, which allows them to bring everybody else up to stop the
Herm was sacked on the opening play.
Its not the way you want to start a game, Herm said. I take full
responsibility for that start. Im the quarterback, so thats my job.
Hebert said the slow start on both offense and defense hurt his team.
It was a weird start to the game, Hebert said. We have a couple of snaps
go wrong on offense, and our timing was off. At the same time, you have to give credit to
Nebraskas defense. In my whole career Ive never seen a more fundamental team
The ceremony before the game also moved Rice.
I think Nebraska did a great job honoring this tragic situation, Hebert said.