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Nebraska turned on the offensive faucet and scored over 45 points for the third time in four games, defeating Colorado State, 48-13, in Lincoln.
Rover Toby Wright intercepted an Anthoney Hill pass on CSU's second play from scrimmage and ran it in for a 34-yard TD. It was Wright's second touchdown interception of the season.
The Rams kicked a field goal on their second drive, but Nebraska answered with an 11-play, 78-yard drive, on which Lawrence Phillips accounted for 57 yards on seven carries.
NU took a 28-6 lead into intermission, as QB Tommie Frazier scored on a 16-yard run and completed a 1-yard TD strike to tight end Gerald Armstrong. Frazier finished the day with 79 yards passing as he completed 7 of 13, including a 41-yard TD to Abdul Muhammad in the third quarter.
Nebraska rushed for 254 yards with 10 different ball carriers and saw eight receivers haul in passes. All-America candidate I-back Calvin Jones started the game but did not carry the ball in his one official play and watched the victory from the sidelines for the third consecutive game.
OLB Trev Alberts led the Husker defensive unit with 10 tackles, including one sack and three other tackles for losses. Alberts had five of NU's season-high 24 quarterback hurries while Hill was sacked six times for 44 yards in losses.
The Huskers did not turn the ball over for the first time all season. The Huskers finished the non-conference portion of their season undefeated for the first time since 1990.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Colorado State 13
Sept. 25, 1993
Colorado State 3 3 0 7 - 13
Nebraska 14 14 6 14 - 48
NEB - Toby Wright 34 INT return
(Byron Bennett kick) 14:03
CSU - David Napier 43 field goal, 7:32
NEB - Lawrence Phillips 7 run (Bennett kick), 2:49
NEB - Tommie Frazier 16 run (Bennett kick), 5:17
NEB - Gerald Armstrong 1 pass from Frazier
(Bennett kick) :43
CSU - Napier 42 field goal, :00
NEB - Abdul Muhammad 41 pass from Frazier
(kick failed) 5:18
NEB - Clinton Childs 5 pass from Berringer
(Bennett kick), 11:58
CSU - Leonice Brown 8 run (Napier kick) 3:53
NEB - Jeff Makovicka 22 run (Bennett kick) 1:52
First downs 15 20
Rushing att.-yards 39-124 46-254
Passes 35-12-2 21-11-0
Passing yards 144 106
Total att.-yards 74-268 67-360
Returns-yards 3-18 8-105
Sacks by 1-8 6-44
Punts-average 8-42.0 7-40.4
Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties-yards 14-124 7-79
Time of poss. 27:30 32:30
CSU: Anthoney Hill 17-65-0; Leonice Brown 19-58-1.
NU: Lawrence Phillips 14-79-1; Tommie Frazier 11-75-1; Jeff Makovicka 7-62-1.
CSU: Hill 12-35-144-2.
NU: Frazier 7-13-79-0; Brook Berringer 4-8-27-0.
CSU: Paul Turner 4-66-0; Leonice Brown 3-11-0; Terrence Zenno 2-47-0.
NU: Gerald Armstong 2-15-l;Clester Johnson 2-12-0; Damon Benning 2-3-0; Muhammad 1-41-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS
NU: Kareem Moss 1-42-0; Toby Wright 1-34-1.
CSU: Greg Myers 5-5-10; Kenya Ragsdale 5-3-8; Andre Strode 3-3-6; Brian Schneider 2-4-6.
NU: Trev Alberts 3-7-10; Mike Anderson 5-3-8; Ed Stewart 4-0-4; Toby Wright 3-1-4.
CSU: Sean Moran 1-8.
NU: Ed Morrow 1-17; Alberts 1-9; Larry Townsend 1-8; Dwayne Harris 1-5; Ernie Beler 1-3; Billy Wade 1-2.
Attendance - 75,625