2004 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team
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2004 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team
2004 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Logo of the Nebraska athletic teams 2004-
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2004 record5–6 (3–5 Big 12)
Head coachBill Callahan (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJay Norvell (1st season)
Offensive schemeWest Coast offense
Defensive coordinatorKevin Cosgrove (1st season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,918)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
Colorado xy   4 4         8 5  
Iowa State x   4 4         7 5  
Nebraska   3 5         5 6  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Kansas State   2 6         4 7  
Southern Division
No. 3 Oklahoma xy$   8 0         12 1  
No. 5 Texas %   7 1         11 1  
Texas A&M   5 3         7 5  
No. 18 Texas Tech   5 3         8 4  
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

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 46:00 pmWestern Illinois*PPVW 56-1777,471
September 1111:00 amSouthern Miss*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
ABCL 17-2177,887
September 1811:00 amat Pittsburgh*ABCW 24-1740,133
October 26:10 pmKansas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
PPVW 14-877,637
October 96:10 pmat Texas TechTBSL 10-7052,954
October 161:05 pmBaylor
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 59-2777,881
October 231:10 pmat Kansas StateL 21-4552,234
October 3011:00 amMissouridagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska (rivalry)
FSNW 24-377,616
November 61:00 pmat Iowa StateL 27-3445,022
November 136:00 pmat No. 2 OklahomaFSNL 3-3084,916
November 2611:00 amColorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska (rivalry)
ABCL 20-2677,661
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[1]

Roster and coaching staff

Game summaries

Western Illinois

Western Illinois at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Western Illinois 0 3140 17
Nebraska 14 2877 56

Southern Miss

Southern Miss at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Southern Miss 6 366 21
Nebraska 0 3140 17

Pittsburgh

Nebraska at Pittsburgh [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 10 1400 24
Pittsburgh 7 307 17

Kansas

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Kansas 2 330 8
Nebraska 0 770 14

Texas Tech

Nebraska at Texas Tech [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 370 10
Texas Tech 7 142128 70

Baylor

Baylor at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Baylor 3 0213 27
Nebraska 7 24721 59

Kansas State

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 770 21
Kansas State 14 10147 45

Missouri

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Missouri 0 300 3
Nebraska 3 777 24

Iowa State

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 7137 27
Iowa State 10 14100 34

Oklahoma

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 003 3
Oklahoma 3 2070 30

Colorado

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Colorado 10 1060 26
Nebraska 0 7013 20

Rankings

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

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

[2]

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

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]

References

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

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