Nebraska 34
Oklahoma St. 24

Oct. 12, 1985 - 6:30 p.m. Central
Lewis Field | Stillwater, OK | ESPN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 17 3 14 34
Oklahoma St. 0 3 14 7 24
Second Quarter
OSU: FG Joey O'Donnell 28, 14:39
NEB: McCathorn Clayton 1 ran (Dale Klein kick) 11:31
NEB: Robb Schnitzler 38 pass from Clayton (Klein kick) 4:13
NEB: FG Klein 40, 0:23
Third Quarter
NEB: FG Klein 40, 8:35
OSU: J.R. Billard 5 pass from Ronnie Williams (O'Donnell kick) 5:32
OSU: Thurman Thomas 2 run (O'Donnell kick) 2:42
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Tom Rathman 4 run (Klein kick) 13:00
NEB: Clayton 7 run (Klein kick) 6:50
OSU: Lynn Beck 22 pass from Williams (O'Donnell kick) 0:00

                         NEB       OSU
First downs               19        22
Rushes-yards          53-256     31-57
Passing yards            161       363
  Comp-Att-Int        8-16-0   27-44-2
Total offense         69-417    75-420
Return yards              21         0
Sacks by                5-46      2-18
Punts                   5-44      5-39
Fumbles-lost             2-1       3-2
Penalties-yards         6-53      3-20
Time of possession     34:18     25:42

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NEB: Doug DuBose 16-139, Rathman 9-50.
OSU: Thomas 22-71, Joe Miller 1-4.

Passing
NEB: Clayton 8-16-0-161.
OSU: Williams 27-44-2-363.

Receiving
NEB: Schnitzler 4-119, Rod Smith 2-23, Von Sheppard 2-19.

OSU: Bobby Riley 5-131, Dillard 5-64, Beck 4-72, Thomas 4-21, Hart Lee Dykes 3-39, Terry Werner 3-30.

Missed field goals: NEB: Chris Drennan 47.

ADDITIONAL STATS

Attendance: 50,400

Coverage

Recap
Robb Schnitzler catch
Robb Schnitzler had four catches for 119 yards, including a 38-yard TD reception.

Huskers knock Cowboys from unbeaten ranks

Nebraska posted its best overall performance of the season in downing previously undefeated Oklahoma State, 34-24, in the Big Eight opener for both teams.

The Huskers’ balanced attack picked up 256 yards on the ground and 161 in the air, and, although the Nebraska defense gave up 420 total yards, the Cowboys rushed for only 57 yards, well under their 243.0 per-game average. Nebraska remained unbeaten (23-0-1) against Oklahoma State since 1961.

H’MAX NOTES: OSU quarterback Ronnie Williams threw for a school-record 363 yards. But with the Cowboys trailing by just three points early in the fourth quarter, Williams’ interception into the arms of Marc Munford set up a Tom Rathman touchdown that blunted a Cowboy rally.

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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