Nebraska 38
New Mexico 7

Oct. 5, 1985 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
New Mexico 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 7 7 10 14 38
First Quarter
NM: Willie Turral 29 run (Joe Bibbo kick) 12:30 
NU: McCathorn Clayton 1 run (Dale Klein kick) 6:03
Second Quarter 
NU: Clayton 2 run (Klein kick) 0:58
Third Quarter
NU: Paul Miles 59 run (Klein kick) 13:30 
NU: Chris Drennan 42 field goal, 0:29
Fourth Quarter
NU: Tom Banderas 14 pass from Travis Turner (Klein kick) 7:36
NU: Ken Kaelin 14 run (Dave Cheloha kick) 3:13
A-75,902.
                        NM        NU
First downs             20        24
Rushes-yards        46-156    63-365
Passing yards          223       134
  Comp-Att-Int     14-31-4    7-13-0
Total offense       77-379    76-499
Return yards             0        67
Sacks by               2-8      9-59
Punts                 7-34      4-41
Fumbles-lost           3-1       8-4
Penalties-yards       3-17      3-35
Time of possession   32:15     27:45

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
 NM: Turral 16-86, Billy Rucker 6-43, Ned James 21-18.
 NU: Miles 24-189, Tom Rathman 10-60.

Passing:
 NM: James 12-27-3-182, Rucker 2-4-1-41.
 NU Clayton 4-9-0-91, Travis Turner 2-3-0-38, Blakeman 1-1-0-5.

Receiving:
 NM: Terance Mathis 5-77, Chris Buford 3-57, Glenn Rogers 2-30.
 NU: Todd Frain 2-43, Rod Smith 2-35, Banderas 1-14.

Missed field goals:
 NM: Bibbo 47; NU: Klein 27.

ADDITIONAL STATS

Coverage

Recap
Ken Kaelin runFullback Ken Kaelin scored Nebraska’s final touchdown on a 14-yard run.

Lobos give
Huskers
a tussle

New Mexico may have been an unknown quantity when it came into Memorial Stadium, but the Lobos quickly got Nebraska’s attention by driving 83 yards in six plays after the opening kickoff.

Down 7-0, Nebraska rallied for a hard-fought 38-7 win, but not before giving up 379 total yards. Paul Miles filled in at I-back for the injured Doug DuBose and rushed for a career-high 189 yards in his first career start.

At halftime, Nebraska led by just 14-7 and trailed in total offense, 229 yards to 220.

For the third consecutive game, Husker defenders intercepted four opponent passes. But the Huskers lost four of their eight fumbles against the Lobos.

New Mexico quarterbacks were sacked nine times, and starter Billy Rucker left the game with a concussion.

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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