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Nebraska clinched its third-consecutive Big Eight Conference crown and a third consecutive Orange Bowl berth with a 49-17 win over Iowa State in Lincoln. The Huskers gained ground in terms of national respect as they moved up to No. 2 in the coaches poll and to No. 3 in the AP and Bowl Coalition polls.
Nebraska's Tyrone Williams recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and again on Iowa State's first play from scrimmage which the Huskers converted into quick scores to rush out to a 14-0 lead with 12 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Calvin Jones and Tommie Frazier combined for over 400 yards of total offense as both rushed for over 100 yards, the Huskers' second double-100 day of the season. Frazier recorded his second 100-plus day with 125 on the ground and tied his career high with three rushing TDs. He also completed 4 of 10 passes for 68 yards and another score, a 10-yard pass to Gerald Armstrong, to put the Huskers up 21-0 with 8:23 remaining in the first quarter.
Jones moved up to No. 2 on the Husker career rushing list and became just the third Husker and the 15th player in the Big Eight to compile over 3,000 rushing yards. He averaged eight yards per rush en route to 208 yards on the ground with a TD in the first quarter. His 208 yards was the second 200-plus outing of his career and the 16th over 100 and second only to his 294 against Kansas as a freshman.
As a team, Nebraska rushed for over 400 yards for the first time in 1993 and took over as the nation's No. 1 rushing team.
Butkus finalist Trev Alberts tied the school record for sacks in a season and broke the school career record for tackles for loss as he had 10 tackles, one sack and three tackles for losses. Ed Stewart was Nebraska's nominee for Big Eight Defensive Player-of-the-Week as he totaled 14 stops, 10 solo.
Nebraska tallied 506 yards with 438 rushing, while the Cyclones were held to 319 total, including 261 on the ground.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Iowa State 17
Nov. 13, 1993
Iowa State 7 3 0 7 - 17
Nebraska 21 0 14 14 - 49
NEB - Tommie Frazier 1 run (Byron Bennett kick) 13:49
NEB - Calvin Jones 1 run (Bennett kick) 12:06
NEB - Gerald Armstrong 10 pass from Frazier
(Bennett kick) 8:23
ISU - Jim Knott 1 run (Ty Stewart kick) 3:09
ISU - Ty Stewart 41 field goal, :33
NEB - Frazier 4 run (Bennett kick) 12:11
NEB - Damon Benning 1 run (Bennett kick) 7:50
ISU - Calvin Branch 25 pass from Todd Doxzon
(Stewart kick) 11:35
NEB - Frazier 24 ran (Bennett kick) 7:29
NEB - Clinton Childs 1 run (Tom Sieler kick) 4:11
First downs 15 23
Rushing att.-yards 54-261 61-438
Passes 8-5-0 10-4-0
Passing yards 58 68
Total att.-yards 62-319 71-506
Returns-yards 0-0 2-1
Sacks by 1-8 2-1
Punts-average 4-32.0 2-38.0
Fumbles-lost 2-2 3-2
Penalties-yards 6-46 4-25
Time of poss. 31:30 29:30
ISU: Jeff Soucie 14-92-0; Calvin Branch 9-79-0; Rodney Guggenheim 11-32-0; Jim Knott 6-25-1.
NU: Calvin Jones 26-208-1; Tommie Frazier 13-125-3; Damon Benning 7-40-1; Lawrence Phillips 7-35-0.
ISU: Todd Doxzon 4-6-60-0.
NU: Frazier 4-10-68-0.
ISU: Branch 2-23-0; Soucie 1-16-0.
NU: Gerald Armstrong 2-28-1; Jones 1-28-0; Abdul Muhammad 1-12-0.
MISSED FIELD GOALS
ISU: Ty Stewart, 49.
ISU: Kevin Fulton 6-7-13; Matt Nitchie 4-7-11; Kevin Lazard 3-5-8.
NU: Ed Stewart 10-4-14; Trev Alberts 5-5-10; John Reece 6-2-8; Mike Anderson 4-3-7.
ISU: Troy Petersen 1-8.
NU: Alberts 1-1; Bruce Moore 1-0.
Attendance - 75,513