Nebraska 24
Colorado 7

Oct. 20, 1984 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 0 3 0 21 24
Colorado 0 7 0 0 7
Second Quarter
CU: Loy Alexander 16 pass from Steve Vogel (Dave DeLine kick) 14:56
NU: Dale Klein 38 field goal, 2:16
Fourth Quarter
NU: Travis Turner 1 run (Klein kick) 14:21
NU: Turner 3 run (Klein kick) 9:23
NU: Brian Hiemer 11 pass from Turner (Klein kick) 4:45

                         NU        CU
First downs ............ 24        10
Rushes-yards ....... 77-372     22-53 
Passing yards .......... 80        84 
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 7-11-0   10-35-2
Total offense ...... 88-452    57-137
Return yards ........... 62        22
Sacks by .............. 1-8      3-18
Punts ................ 5-42     10-38
Fumbles-lost .......... 5-3       0-0
Penalties-yards ...... 9-92      4-40
Possession time ..... 36:57     23:03
Third-down conv. ...... 1/8      3/18

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NU: Jeff Smith 35-165, Keith Jones 3-53, Doug DuBose 10-52, Turner 8-48, Tom Rathman 6-38.

CU: Mark Hatcher 11-27, Eric McCarty 4-24.

Passing
NU: Turner 4-6-0-51, Craig Sundberg 3-5-0-29.
CU: Vogel 10-35-2-84.

Receiving
NU: Shane Swanson 2-29, Todd Frain 2-24, Hiemer 2-21.

CU: Alexander 4-54, Hatcher 4-24.

Missed field goals: NU, Klein 48.

Attendance: 52,124.

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1984 Bret Clark vs Colorado photoNebraska defensive back Bret Clark heads upfield after one of his two interceptions. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

Late charge lifts Huskers over Buffs

Nebraska’s offense self-destructed for three quarters (with a little help from a fired-up Colorado defense), but the Huskers finally overcame their own errors and CU’s return to black jerseys to record three fourth-quarter touchdowns en route to a 24-7 win.

Junior Travis Turner made his second consecutive start at quarterback, but it wasn’t until after he had been replaced twice by Craig Sundberg that he came on to lead the three winning drives – running for two scores himself and passing for the third to earn Big Eight offensive player-of-the-week honors.

The Husker defense was rock-solid, as usual, holding the Buffs to 137 total yards and 10 first downs.

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Pregame & team info
1984 schedule
04/28 Red 35, White 13
09/08 Wyoming W 42-7
09/15 Minnesota W 38-7
09/22 @ UCLA W 42-3
09/29 @ Syracuse L 9-17
10/06 Oklahoma St. W 17-3
10/13 Missouri W 33-23
10/20 @ Colorado W 24-7
10/27 Kansas St. W 62-14
11/03 @ Iowa St. W 44-0
11/10 @ Kansas W 41-7
11/17 Oklahoma L 7-17
01/01 LSU W 28-10
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