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In a classic Big Eight shootout between Nebraska and Oklahoma, the Huskers, No. 1 in the coaches and bowl polls and No. 2 by AP, hosted the No. 15/16/16 Sooners in a post-Thanksgiving Day matchup. The wind chill was below zero and the wind inhibited both teams to under 100 yards passing, but the Huskers came through with the big plays and took advantage of four OU turnovers en route to a 21-7 victory.

With the field clear of the light Thanksgiving day snowfall, Oklahoma scored first, driving 74 yards on its first possession. The drive cost the Huskers more than seven points as NU's Butkus winner, All-American and team captain Trev Alberts dislocated his right elbow on the ninth play of the game.

Nebraska was forced to punt on its first three possessions, then gave up an interception on its fourth drive, before quarterback Tommie Frazier scored on a 2-yard run to tie the score 7-7. The 15-yard drive was set up by Toby Wright's 25-yard interception return, his third pickoff of the season.

The score remained deadlocked until the fourth quarter when the Huskers' nine-play drive culminated with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Frazier to Abdul Muhammad with 13:20 remaining. On the ensuing kickoff, native Oklahoman Mike Minter caused a fumble, which David Seizys recovered to give the Huskers the ball on the OU 20. Just 13 seconds later, I-back Calvin Jones scored on the first play from scrimmage to put NU up 21-7. Jones would finish as the game's leading rasher with 82 yards.

It was the Husker defense that not only caused four turnovers, but put the stop on the Sooners' offense in the second half. After Oklahoma missed on a 44-yard field goal on its first drive of the third quarter, the Sooners gained only seven total yards on their next four possessions, while the Husker offense scored twice.

The 179 yards total offense for Nebraska was the lowest output in a win during the Osborne era while the never-say-die Huskers put together its fifth come-from-behind victory. The win secured the Huskers' hunt for a national championship game and gave NU its first perfect regular season since 1983.

 
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SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 21
Oklahoma 7

Nov. 26, 1993
Lincoln, NE
Oklahoma    7    0    0    0   -   7
Nebraska    0    7    0   14   -  21

First Quarter
OU - Dwayne Chandler 1 run (Scott Blanton kick) 9:44
Second Quarter
NU - Tommie Frazier 2 run (Byron Bennett kick) 5:38
Fourth Quarter
NU - Abdul Muhammad 11 pass from Frazier
 (Bennett kick) 13:20
NU - Calvin Jones 20 run (Bennett kick) 13:07

			OU	NU
First downs		14	10
Rushing att.-yards	44-209	42-122
Passes			22-8-1	17-5-1
Passing yards		85	57
Total att.-yards	66-294	58-179
Returns-yards		3-16	3-51
Sacks by		2-15	4-23
Punts-average		6-37.2	7-39.9
Fumbles-lost		3-3	1-1
Penalties-yards		7-51	3-26
Time of poss.		32:23	27:37

Individual leaders

RUSHING

OU: James Allen 10-81-0; Jerald Moore 9-71-0; Dwayne Chandler 8-24-1.
NU: Calvin Jones 25-82-1; Tommie Frazier 15-37-1.

PASSING

OU: Cale Gundy 8-22-85-1.
NU: Frazier 5-17-57-1.

RECEIVING

OU: P.J. Mills 2-35-0; JaJuan Penny 2-20-0; Corey Warren 1-10-0.
NU: Abdul Muhammad 2-23-1; Trumane Bell 1-26-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS

OU: Scott Blanton, 44.
NU: None.

INTERCEPTIONS

OU: Darrius Johnson 1-0-0.
NU: Toby Wright 1-25-0.

TACKLES (UT-AT-TT)

OU: Mike Coats 4-6-10; Aubrey Beavers 3-3-6; Cedric Jones 3-3-6; Paul Oatts 2-4-6.
NU: Mike Anderson 4-5-9; Toby Wright 3-5-8; Dwayne Harris 5-2-7; John Reece 2-5-7.

SACKS

OU: Oatts 1-9; Beavers 1-6.
NU: Harris 3-17; Kevin Ramaekers 1-6.

Attendance - 75,674

 
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