Nebraska 27
South Carolina 24

Oct. 4, 1986 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Williams-Brice Stadium | Columbia, SC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 3 0 14 27
South Carolina 0 7 3 14 24
First Quarter
NU: Keith Jones 5 run (Dale Klein kick) 8:10
NU: FG Klein 37, 2:46
Second Quarter
SC: Harold Green 56 pass from Todd Ellis (Scott Hagler kick) 4:47
NU: FG Klein 28, 0:28
Third Quarter
SC: FG Hagler 38, 3:53
Fourth Quarter
SC: Green 2 run (Hagler kick) 11:06
NU: Dana Brinson 57 run (Klein kick) 9:29
SC: Green 7 run (Hagler kick) 5:00
NU: Todd Millikan 11 pass from Steve Taylor (Klein kick) 1:26

                           NU         SC
First downs                20         24
Rushes-yards           52-242      39-91
Passing yards             196        286
  Comp-Att-Int         9-19-0    26-38-1
Total offense          71-438     77-377
Return yards               57          2
Sacks by                 4-30        1-6
Punts                    5-46       5-45
Fumbles-lost              1-1        3-2
Penalties-yards          8-70       5-30
Time of possession      27:36      32:24

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING
NU: Jones 26-103, Brinson 3-69, Taylor 15-53
SC: Green 16-43, A.Smith 5-20

PASSING
NU: Taylor 9-19-0-196
SC: Ellis 26-38-1-286

RECEIVING
NU: Millikan 2-84, Brinson 2-30, Robb Schnitzler, 2-35, Jason Gamble 2-25

SC: Sterling Sharpe 10-98, Hardin Brown 6-54, Green 2-52

MISSED FIELD GOALS: None

Att: 73,109

• ADDITIONAL STATSSCORING SUMMARY

Coverage

Recap

Siebler’s heist saves Huskers in road thriller

Husker safety Bryan Siebler intercepted a Todd Ellis pass at the Nebraska 10-yard line with 38 seconds left to preserve a 27-24 Nebraska win over South Carolina.

There were four lead changes in the fourth quarter of the nail-biter, the last coming on Steve Taylor’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Todd Millikan with 1:26 left in the game.

The winning touchdown was set up when Nebraska’s Broderick Thomas forced a Gamecock fumble on a swing pass from quarterback Todd Ellis to wingback Raynard Brown. The Huskers’ Brian Davis recovered the ball near the sideline at the USC 26 with two minutes to go.

After Nebraska took the lead, a 41-yard kickoff returned coupled with a 15-yard facemask penalty put the Gamecocks in business at the Nebraska 39 with 1:18 remaining, setting the stage for Siebler’s deciding interception.

The Gamecocks’ Ellis, a redshirt freshman, finished with 286 yards passing and set a school record with 26 completions.

“Their offense was very, very good,” Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said afterward. “We just couldn’t seem to stop that dump pass they kept throwing. We’ve got to go back to the drawing board a little.”

Bryan Siebler INT
Siebler’s interception seals the Huskers’ victory in Columbia.
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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