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
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
NEB: Jones 10 run (kick failed) 8:57
NEB: Millikan 29 pass from Blakeman (Klein kick) 5:04
ORE: James Harper 1 run (MacLeod kick) 1:03
*Jones scored with recovery of Taylor fumble
**Thomas scored with recovery of Jeff Tomjack fumble
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
ORE: James Harper 10-37.
NEB: Taylor 4-85, Jones 19-67, Heibel 7-55.
ORE: Pete Nelson 10-20-1-114, Miller 6-17-3-110.
NEB: Blakeman 3-5-0-55, Taylor 3-10-1-40.
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.
• ADDITIONAL STATS • SCORING SUMMARY
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.