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1994, Game 9:
Nebraska 24, Colorado 7

Lincoln, NE, Oct. 29, 1994 - Nebraska took control of the Big Eight Conference race and took a major step toward a run at the national title with a resounding 24-7 win over Colorado in Memorial Stadium's 200th consecutive sellout, dating back to 1962.

Nebraska entered the Big Eight showdown undefeated and ranked No. 2/3 (Coaches/AP) while Colorado was also undefeated and held the reverse rankings, No. 2 by AP and No. 3 by the Coaches.

Although most critics didn't give the Huskers much of a chance against the potent Buffaloes without Tommie Frazier, Brook Berringer showed the Huskers and Tom Osborne sport more than a running, one-dimensional offense, while the Husker Blackshirts again completely dominated the game.

Nebraska scored on its first possession on a 14-yard run by fullback Cory Schlesinger with 5:24 left in the first. NU added a 24-yard field goal by Tom Sieler at 9:01 in the second, then took a 17-0 lead before intermission on a 2-yard run by Clinton Childs with 36 seconds remaining in the half. At that point, NU had 234 yards to CU's 89, Berringer had completed 9 of 12 passes for 100 yards while CU's Kordell Stewart had completed 2 of 6 passes for 7 yards.

In the second half, Nebraska scored on a 30-yard pass from Berringer to tight end Eric Alford to go up 24-0 before the Buffs scored with 1:06 remaining in the third. Colorado's lone touchdown marked the lowest scoring total for the Buffaloes since a 52-7 loss to the Huskers two years earlier in Lincoln.

In the end, the Husker Blackshirts held CU to 314 total yards, 155 rushing and 159 passing, and did not allow them to convert a third or fourth down (0-15, 0-11 on third and 0-4 on fourth) all game. Entering the contest, Colorado ranked No. 2, No. 4 and No. 4 nationally in rushing, total and scoring offense, respectively.

Nebraska meanwhile, totaled 345 total yards, 142 passing and 203 rushing led by Lawrence Phillips' 103 (ninth-straight 100-yard rushing day). Berringer completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards with one TD, with tight end Eric Alford grabbing a career-best five catches for 78 yards and NU's third tight end Mark Gilman catching four passes for 46 yards.

Nebraska controlled the clock with a season-high 38:24 of possession time (21:27 in the first half) to CU's 21:35. The win extended Nebraska's streak of nine-win seasons to 26 and was the Huskers' fourth win of the season over a ranked opponent.


SOURCE: 1995 NU MEDIA GUIDE
 
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