Nebraska 33
Missouri 23

Oct. 13, 1984 - 11:38 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | Katz TV
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Missouri 7 3 0 13 23
Nebraska 7 9 10 7 33
First Quarter
MU: Eric Drain 15 run (Brad Burditt kick) 7:21
NU: Jeff Smith 21 run (Dale Klein kick) 4:57
Second Quarter
NU: Safety, Marlon Adler tackled in end zone by Ken Graeber, 6:1
NU: Doug DuBose 48 run (Klein kick) 5:55
MU: Burditt 31 field goal, 0:07
Third Quarter
NU: Marc Munford 57 interception return (Klein kick) 11:41
NU: Klein 28 field goal, 0:07
Fourth Quarter
MU: Drain 3 run (Burditt kick) 8:55
NU: Craig Sundberg 11 run (Klein kick) 4:00
MU: Warren Seitz 8 run (Seitz pass failed) 1:09

                          MU        NU
First downs ............. 18        18
Rushes-yards ........ 55-160    57-266 
Passing yards ........... 98        77 
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 7-16-2    5-11-1
Total offense ....... 71-258    68-343
Return yards ............ 13       119
Sacks by ............... 1-5      6-40
Punts ................. 7-48      5-41
Fumbles-lost ........... 3-2       5-3
Penalties-yards ....... 1-15      5-45
Possession time ...... 31:04     28:56
Third-down conv. ...... 4/15      7/15
Fourth-down conv. ...... 2/2       0/1

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
MU: Drain 20-93, Vernon Boyd 6-29, Jon Redd 4-26, George Shorthose 1-10, Darrell Wallace 2-10.

NU: DuBose 23-162, Smith 8-52, Travis Turner 14-16, Scott Porter 2-12, Sundberg 3-11.

Passing
MU: Seitz 5-10-2-71, Adler 2-6-0-27.
NU: Turner 4-9-1-76. Sundberg 1-2-0-1.

Receiving
MU: Shorthose 3-60, Adrian McBride 2-29.
NU: Todd Frain 2-34, Smith 1-30.

Missed field goals: NU, Klein 43.

SCORING SUMMARY & MORE STATS

Attendance: 76,319.

Coverage

Recap
Marc Munford

Nebraska linebacker Marc Munford goes high to disrupt a pass by Missouri quarterback Warren Seitz. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Huskers whip Tigers in Lincoln

Nebraska got three big plays in the middle part of the game to get some breathing room and went on to record a 33-23 win over Missouri in a typical, hard-hitting Husker-Tiger game.

Middle guard Ken Graeber broke a 7-7 tie when he tackled Mizzou quarterback Marlon Adler for a safety, then I-back Doug DuBose gave NU a 16-7 lead on the next scrimmage play with a 48-yard touchdown run.

The Tigers pulled within 16-10 at halftime and were threatening again early in the second half when linebacker Marc Munford picked off a Warren Seitz pass and scored on a 57-yard return to give Nebraska a 23-10 lead that the Tigers couldn’t overcome.

NOTES: The Tigers lost quarterback Marlon Andler and tailback Jon Redd to injuries in the second quarter. … Missouri entered the day averaging 499.4 yards per game in total offense but was held to a little over half that, 258. … The safety was set up when a Scott Livingston pinned the Tigers at their own 2.

Jim Skow

Nebraska defensive tackle Jim Skow (96) drags down a Missouri ball carrier. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
Game stories
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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