Nebraska 48
Oregon 14

Sep. 27, 1986 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oregon 7 0 0 7 14
Nebraska 14 21 13 0 48
First Quarter
NEB: Keith Jones 1 run* (Dale Klein kick) 11:01
NEB: Todd Millikan 22 pass from Steve Taylor (Klein kick) 8:14
ORE: Alan Jackson 25 pass from Chris Miller (Matt MacLeod kick) 3:59
Second Quarter
NEB: Micah Heibel 4 run (Klein kick) 14:57
NEB: Clete Blakeman 1 run (Klein kick) 10:40
NEB: Broderick Thomas 4 interception return** (Klein kick) 3:27
Third Quarter
NEB: Jones 10 run (kick failed) 8:57
NEB: Millikan 29 pass from Blakeman (Klein kick) 5:04
Fourth Quarter
ORE: James Harper 1 run (MacLeod kick) 1:03

*Jones scored with recovery of Taylor fumble
**Thomas scored with recovery of Jeff Tomjack fumble

                          ORE      NEB
First downs                15       23
Rushes-yards            33-47   63-301
Passing yards             224       95
  Comp-Att-Int        16-37-4   6-17-2
Total offense          70-271   80-396
Return yards                0      146
Sacks by                  0-0     2-12
Punts                    6-50     4-41
Fumbles-lost              3-2      5-1
Penalties-yards          7-45     5-60
Time of possession      33:18    26:42

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
ORE: James Harper 10-37.
NEB: Taylor 4-85, Jones 19-67, Heibel 7-55.

Passing
ORE: Pete Nelson 10-20-1-114, Miller 6-17-3-110.
NEB: Blakeman 3-5-0-55, Taylor 3-10-1-40.

Receiving
ORE: Harper 4-29, J.J. Birden 3-72, Tony Obee 2-49, Rod Green 2-42.
NEB: Millikan 2-51, Rod Smith 2-21.

Missed field goals: none.

Att: 76,185

• ADDITIONAL STATSSCORING SUMMARY

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Recap

1986 Nebraska-Oregon photo MillikanTodd Millikan clutches the ball after making his second TD catch. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Ducks’ miscues fuel Huskers’ rout in Lincoln

Nebraska overcame a first-quarter scare from Oregon and rolled to a 48-14 win over the Ducks.

Nebraska jumped to a 14-0 first-quarter lead on drives of 28 and 22 yards following Oregon turnovers. The Ducks then drove 83 yards in nine plays to pull within 14-7, but the Ducks didn’t score again until about a minute remained in the game.

The Huskers extended the lead to 35-7 before halftime when sophomore defensive end Broderick Thomas ran for a touchdown after picking up a teammate’s fumble following an interception. It was one of three first-half fumble recoveries by Thomas.

Sophomore tight end Todd Millikan caught two touchdown passes.

There were two disappointments for Nebraska. Wingback Von Sheppard broke a fibula, and place-kicker Dale Klein’s consecutive PAT string ended at 60, eight short of the school record.

Broderick Thomas
Broderick Thomas chases a loose ball.

Pregame & team info
1986 schedule
04/26 Reds 70, Whites 14
09/06 Florida St. W 34-17
09/20 @ Illinois W 59-14
09/27 Oregon W 48-14
10/04 @ South Carolina W 27-24
10/11 Oklahoma St. W 30-10
10/18 Missouri W 48-17
10/25 @ Colorado L 10-20
11/01 Kansas St. W 38-0
11/08 @ Iowa St. W 35-14
11/15 @ Kansas W 70-0
11/22 Oklahoma L 17-20
01/01 LSU W 30-15
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