Nebraska 42
Wyoming 7

Sep. 8, 1984 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Wyoming 0 7 0 0 7
Nebraska 0 14 21 7 42
Second Quarter
NEB: Craig Sundberg 13 run (Scott Livingston kick) 14:55
NEB: Travis Turner 1 run (Livingston kick) 4:38
WYO: Kevin Lowe 9 pass from Dave Gosnell (Rick Donnelly kick) 0:55
Third Quarter
NEB: Tom Rathman 16 run (Livingston kick) 8:46
NEB: Jeff Smith 2 run (Livingston kick) 4:31
NEB: Turner 1 run (Livingston kick) 0:24
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Thurman Hoskins 5 run (Livingston kick) 1:07

                       WYO        NEB
First downs ........... 11         34
Rushes-yards........ 42-98     71-440 
Passing yards ........ 104        119 
  Comp-Att-Int .... 5-14-0     8-11-1
Total offense ..... 56-202     82-559
Return yards .......... 37        162
Sacks by ............. 0-0        2-7
Punts-average ....... 8-49       1-37
Fumbles-lost ......... 3-1        4-3
Penalties-yards ..... 4-23       5-70
Possession time .... 25:23      34:37
Third-down conv. .... 2/13        6/9
Fourth-down conv. .... 0/1        0/1

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
WYO: Gosnell 17-45, Dave Evans 9-38.
NEB: Smith 28-170, Rathman, 13-108, Sundberg 5-47.

Passing
WYO: Gosnell 5-14-0-104.
NEB: Sundberg 6-8-1-87, Turner 2-3-0-32.

Receiving
WYO: Allyn Griffin 3-47, Jay Novacek 1-48.
NEB: Shane Swanson 1-26, Pernell Gatson 1-20.

Missed field goals
WYO: Donnelly 40.

MORE STATS

Attendance: 76,125

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Recap

1984 Tom Rathman vs Wyoming photoWyoming safety Dane Ingram makes a leaping attempt to catch Tom Rathman during the second quarter. · Asbury Park (N.J.) Press · Newspapers.com

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Huskers roll after spate of early miscues

Nebraska fumbled four times and lost three in the first half and led stubborn Wyoming by just 14-7 at halftime, but the Huskers righted themselves with three third-quarter touchdowns and went on to down the Cowboys, 42-7, in the 1984 season opener for both teams.

New starters Jeff Smith at I-back and Tom Rathman at fullback paced a 440-yard Nebraska rushing attack, Smith picking up 170 for the second-best opening-game performance at Nebraska in the Bob Devaney-Tom Osborne era. Rathman gained 108 yards, the most for a Husker fullback since Andra Franklin’s 122 yards against Oklahoma in 1980.

Nebraska outyarded the Cowboys 559-202 and racked up 34 first downs to Wyoming’s 11. Eighty-five Huskers played, including five quarterbacks. Thirteen Nebraska backs had carries.

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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