Huskers on KLIN


By Tommy Rezac

In what's become known as the "Big Red Invasion," an estimated 25,000 of the Husker faithful packed themselves into the 80,000-seat Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IN to watch No. 1 Nebraska do battle with No. 25 Notre Dame.

Husker fans were only allotted 4,000 tickets for the game.

"It looked like they stole tickets or beat people up outside to get in," Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch said after the game. "There was way more people (Husker fans) than I anticipated being here."

Then Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White was not so pleased.

"When I was on the field before the game, I wish I was color blind," he said. "Disappointing. Very disappointing."

Nebraska jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter, but a touchdown via kick return and punt return by Notre Dame sent the game into overtime with millions of people watching on NBC.

Notre Dame kicker Nick Setta's 29-yard field goal gave the Irish a 24-21 lead in OT, but it was Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch who won the game with a walk-off running touchdown from seven yards out.

The Huskers won 27-24.

Crouch was the game's MVP, rushing for 80 yards and three touchdowns while passing for an additional 103 yards.

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You can contact Tommy at 402-840-5226, or you can follow him on Twitter @Tommy_KLIN.

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