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It was a wild game from start to finish as NU's 192nd consecutive sellout crowd saw over 1,000 yards of total offense. Nebraska was out-yarded, 565 to 545, and gave up a Big Eight record 489 yards passing to KSU quarterback Chad May, but picked off two passes and recovered one fumble and converted all three KSU turnovers into scores.
K-State tied the score twice in the first half, answering NU's two touchdowns with two of its own, but Nebraska scored two more and Byron Bennett added a career-long 48-yard field goal to give the Huskers a 31-14 halftime lead.
The Wildcats were the only team to score in the third quarter and added another with 7:44 remaining in the fourth to close the gap to 31-28, but Nebraska scored twice more in the last six minutes for the 45-28 final.
I-back Calvin Jones posted his second consecutive 100-yard rushing day with 138 on 29 carries and two scores, while quarterback Tommie Frazier rushed for a career- and game-high 158 yards. Frazier finished with a career-high 312 total offense yards, just seven yards shy of the school record.
Wingback Abdul Muhammad was Frazier's favorite target as he caught a career-high six passes for 91 yards.
Outside linebacker Trev Alberts continued his streak of sacks in every game and set the NU career record with 24.5 in his four-year career. Ed Stewart tallied 11 tackles, while John Reece and Ernie Beler each had 10. Beler and Tyrone Williams each picked off a pass.
The victory extended the Huskers' NCAA record for consecutive winning seasons to an unprecedented 32. Kansas State finished 8-2-1, ranked in the top 20 and went on to win its second bowl game in school history.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Kansas State 28
Oct. 16, 1993
Kansas State 7 7 7 7 - 28
Nebraska 14 17 0 14 - 45
NU - Calvin Jones 4 run (Byron Bennett kick) 10:54
KS - J.J. Smith 70 pass from Chad May
(Tate Wright kick) 5:38
NU - Trumane Bell 7 pass from Tommie Frazier
(Bennett kick) 4:28
KS - Smith 3 run (Wright kick) 14:03
NU - Jones 5 run (Bennett kick) 11:56
NU - Frazier 2 run (Bennett kick) 3:12
NU - Bennett 48 field goal, :00
KS - Smith 1 run (Wright kick) 9:13
KS - Kevin Lockett 58 pass from May
(Wright kick) 7:44
NU - Cory Schlesinger 13 run (Bennett kick) 5:25
NU - Lawrence Phillips 46 run (Bennett kick) :29
First downs 27 23
Rushing att.-yards 30-76 57-391
Passes 52-30-2 19-9-0
Passing yards 489 154
Total att.-yards 82-565 76-545
Returns-yards 2-2 4-20
Sacks by 2-10 2-23
Punts-average 5-39.4 7-43.9
Fumbles-lost 2-1 0-0
Penalties-yards 9-82 5-54
Time of poss. 28:32 31:28
KS: J.J. Smith 23-102-2.
NU: Tommie Frazier 16-158-l; Calvin Jones 29-138-2; Lawrence Phillips 5-73-1.
KS: Chad May 30-51-489-2.
NU: Frazier 9-19-154-0.
KS: Kevin Lockett 8-143-1; Andre Coleman 8-139-0; Smith 3-87-1; Mitch Running 7-66-0.
NU: Abdul Muhammad 6-91-0; Reggie Baul 1-42-0; Trumane Bell 2-21-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS
NU: Tyrone Williams 1-15-0; Ernie Beler 1-0-0.
KS: Jaime Mendez 7-7-14; Kirby Hocutt 4-9-13; Kenny McEntyre 6-4-10.
NU: Ed Stewart 3-8-11; John Reece 4-6-10; Ernie Beler 2-8-10.
KS: Percell Gaskins 1-6; Tim Colston 1-4.
NU: Stewart 1-13; Trev Alberts 1-10.
Attendance - 75,721