Reds 26
Whites 21

Apr. 27, 1985 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 14 0 7 0 21
Reds 10 0 9 7 26

1985 spring game, Keith Jones photoKeith Jones breaks loose with help from a block by fullback Novell Jackson.· Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

First quarter
RED: Brian Hiemer 19 pass from Travis Turner (Dale Klein kick)
WHI: McCathorn Clayton 1 run (Craig Schnitzler kick)
RED: Klein 29 field goal
WHI: Keith Jones 46 run (Dan Cheloha kick)
Third quarter
WHI: Jones 30 run (Cheloha kick)
RED: Paul Miles 10 run (Klein kick)
RED: Safety, Wendell Wooten sacked by Jim Skow in end zone
Fourth quarter
RED: Hiemer 10 pass from Clete Blakeman (Mike Martin kick)

                    WHI       RED
First downs          16        21
Rushes-yards     55-254    72-357
Passing yards        22        81
  Comp-Att-Int   3-18-0    8-16-0
Total offense    73-276    88-438
Return yards        102        17
Punts-Avg          8-36      8-43
Fumbles-lost        3-0       6-2
Penalties-yards    2-29      6-90

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING
WHI: K.Jones 9-99; Wheeler 11-31; Kelley 11-23, Brinson 2-40.

RED: Miles 19-137; Dubose 7-53; Clayton 9-40.

PASSING
WHI: Taylor 0-3-0 0; Blakeman 0-2-0 0; Wooten 1-4-0 minus-3; Mlinar 2-9-0 25.

RED: Clayton 1-2-0 17; Turner 4-6-0 45; Taylor 1-2-0 3, Doutlas 1-4-0 6; Blakeman 1-2-0 10.

RECEIVING
WHI: Holscher 1-6; Mullins 1-19.

RED: Hiemer 4-63; Miles 2-5.

Attendance: 22,213

Coverage

Recap

Reds rally from 11 behind to win spring game

Tight end Brian Hiemer caught two touchdown passes and I-back Paul Miles rushed for a game-record 137 yards to lead the Reds to a 26-21 come-from-behind win over the Whites in Nebraska’s spring football game.

Hiemer, who led all receivers with four catches for 63 yards, gave the Reds a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter on a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Travis Turner, then scored the winning touchdown on a 10-yard aerial from Clete Blakeman with 10:25 left in the game, capping a rally from a 21-10 third-quarter deficit.

Miles, making a comeback after missing most of last season due to shoulder surgery, broke the spring game rushing record of 136 yards set last year by Jeff Smith. His 10-yard touchdown run started the Reds’ rally in the third period.

Sophomore I-back Keith Jones sparked the Whites to their lead by rushing for 99 yards on nine carries, including touchdown runs of 46 and 30 yards.

Miles and Jones were the top rushers in a game that saw only limited action from all-Big Eight junior I-back Doug DuBose. DuBose finished with 53 yards on seven carries, 44 of those coming in the game’s first series and setting up Hiemer’s first touchdown.

1985 spring game, Dubose photosDoug Dubose goes airborne on a carry. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

Game stories
Game & 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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