Nebraska 17
Colorado 7

Oct. 26, 1985 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 0 7 7 3 17
First Quarter
CU: Craig Keenan 2 run (Larry Eckel kick) 4:11
Second Quarter 
NU: Doug DuBose 1 run (Dale Klein kick) 5:39
Third Quarter 
NU: Tom Rathman 84 run (Klein kick) 0:23
Fourth Quarter 
NU: Klein 32 field goal, 9:34

                           CU       NU
First downs .............. 14       21
Rushes-yards ......... 47-151   60-332
Passing yards ............ 67      113
  Comp-Att-Int ....... 7-12-0   5-15-1
Total offense ........ 59-218   75-445
Return yards .............. 9       27
Sacks by ................ 0-0      1-6
Punts .................. 8-51     5-43
Fumbles-lost ............ 4-3      3-1
Penalties-yards ........ 5-40     5-30
Time of possession .... 28:12    31:48

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING
CU: Rick Wheeler 5-38, Eric McCarty 
    8-33, Keenan 14-16
NU: DuBose 26-125, Rathman 11-115,
    Paul Miles 13-70

PASSING
CU: Craig Keenan 6-11-0-55 
    Wheeler 1-1-0-12
NU: Travis Turner 4-10-1-97
    McCathorn Clayton 1-5-0-16

RECEIVING
CU: Jon Embree 3-34, Jo Jo Collins 1-14
NU: Robb Schnitzler 2-53, Von Sheppard 
    1-31, Rathman 1-16

MISSED FIELD GOALS
CU: Eckel 52; NU: Klein 46, 42

ADDITIONAL STATS

Attendance: 76,014

Coverage

Recap

1985 Nebraska-Colorado, Rathman photoRathman leaps through traffic and sets sail on his 84-yard touchdown run. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Rathman run breaks deadlock with Buffaloes

Nebraska fullback Tom Rathman exploded for an 84-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the third quarter, breaking a 7-7 tie and starting Nebraska on its way to a hard-earned 17-7 win over vastly improved Colorado, which was playing without its top two quarterbacks.

The Huskers yielded 218 total yards to the Buffs while piling up 445 themselves. Rathman (115) and I-back Doug DuBose (125) contributed 240 on the ground.

    HuskerMax notes
  • Nebraska coach Tom Osborne praised CU’s defense and kicking game. Barry Helton averaged 51 yards on his eight punts.
  • Colorado’s touchdown capped a 10-play, 70-yard drive.
  • Nebraska’s Dale Klein entered the game with a streak of nine consecutive made field goals, but he missed on tries of 46 and 42 yards before making a 32-yarder.
Game stories
Pregame & team info
1985 schedule
04/27 Reds 26, Whites 21
09/07 Florida St. L 13-17
09/21 Illinois W 52-25
09/28 Oregon W 63-0
10/05 New Mexico W 38-7
10/12 @ Oklahoma St. W 34-24
10/19 @ Missouri W 28-20
10/26 Colorado W 17-7
11/02 @ Kansas St. W 41-3
11/09 Iowa St. W 49-0
11/16 Kansas W 56-6
11/23 @ Oklahoma L 7-27
01/01 Michigan L 23-27
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