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Nebraska put together its most complete game of the season to date and improved its record to 7-0 as the Huskers defeated the Missouri Tigers, 49-7, in Lincoln.
After a scoreless first quarter, Nebraska put 21 points on the board including two TDs by I-back Calvin Jones on a 4-yard run and a career-long 55-yard reception from Tommie Frazier. The stat sheet credited Nebraska with its fourth 500-plus day as the Huskers tallied 539 yards, including 340 rushing to Missouri's 172 total, including 68 on the ground.
Nebraska committed two turnovers, of which Missouri converted one to a score, while the Tigers did not turn the ball over.
Jones recorded his third consecutive 100-yard rushing day on the season with 129 yards and two scores, while Frazier added 81 on the ground and completed 8 of 13 passes for 143 yards and two TDs. He threw his second interception of the year, the first in four games and first in 61 attempts, but for the second straight week accounted for over 200 yards of total offense with 224 yards.
Nine different Huskers carried the ball, and NU utilized three QBs and eight receivers.
Trev Alberts again led the team, with 10 tackles, his fifth double-figure day, and added two sacks to his career-record total.
Nebraska got a much-needed total performance going into the matchup with nationally ranked Colorado but could certainly have done without the two major injuries to offensive linemen Brenden Stai (starting right guard) and Jon Pedersen (backup center/snapper). Both linemen broke fibulas and were lost for the remainder of the regular season.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Oct. 23, 1993
Missouri 0 7 0 0 - 7
Nebraska 0 21 14 14 - 49
NU - Clester Johnson 7 pass from Tommie Frazier
(Byron Bennett kick) 14:24
MU - Jeff Jones 1 run (Kyle Pooler kick) 10:33
NU - Calvin Jones 4 run (Bennett kick), 6:52
NU - Jones 55 pass from Frazier (Bennett kick) :34
NU - Frazier 37 run (Bennett kick) 12:41
NU - Jones 1 run (Bennett kick) 2:53
NU - Lawrence Phillips 25 run (Bennett kick) 14:14
NU - Jeff Makovicka 1 run (Bennett kick) 7:31
First downs 11 26
Rushing att.-yards 26-68 63-340
Passes 23-15-0 17-12-1
Passing yards 104 199
Total att.-yards 49-172 80-539
Returns-yards 2-11 4-26
Sacks by 0-0 4-19
Punts-average 9-38.2 2-42.0
Fumbles-lost 1-0 2-1
Penalties-yards 3-25 6-31
Time of poss. 24:53 35:07
MU: Joe Freeman 8-53-0; Jeff Jones 4-10-1.
NU: Calvin Jones 27-129-2; Tommie Frazier 11-81-1; Lawrence Phillips 2-27-1; Jeff Makovicka 6-25-1.
MU: Jeff Handy 15-23-104-10.
NU: Frazier 8-13-143-1; Ben Rutz 2-2-36-0; Brook Berringer 2-2-20-0.
MU: Kenny Holly 5-32-0; Mike Jadlot 3-35-0; Antwan Johnson 3-10-0.
NU: Trumane Bell 2-36-0; Clester Johnson 2-24-1; Abdul Muhammad 2-21-0; Corey Dixon 2-17-0; Jones 1-55-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS
MU: Kevin McIntosh 1-16-0.
MU: Andre White 9-8-17; Darryl Major 6-7-13; Travis McDonald 3-7-10.
NU: Trev Alberts 5-5-10; Ed Stewart l-4-5; Mike Anderson 1-4-5; Doug Colman 0-5-5.
NU: Alberts 2-11; Dwayne Harris 1-4; Billy Wade 1-4.
Attendance - 75,574