Nebraska 35
Arizona St. 28

Sep. 26, 1987 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Sun Devil Stadium | Tempe, AZ | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 14 7 14 35
Arizona St. 0 6 15 7 28
Second Quarter
NEB: Steve Taylor 1 run (Chris Drennan kick) 13:10
ASU: FG Alan Zendejas 36, 7:15
NEB: Micah Heibel 1 run (Drennan kick) 2:19
ASU: FG Zendejas 28, 0:00
Third Quarter
ASU: Chris Garrett 2 pass from Daniel Ford (Channing Williams pass from Ford) 10:50
NEB: Keith Jones 1 run (Drennan kick) 7:49
ASU: Darryl Harris 4 run (Zendejas kick) 2:45 
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Rod Smith 12 pass from Taylor (Drennan kick) 11:22
ASU: Harris 1 run (Zendejas kick) 4:55
NEB: Taylor 3 run (Drennan kick) 3:37

                       NEB        ASU
First downs ........... 22         23
Rushes-yards ...... 54-364     44-177
Passing yards ........ 200         95
  Comp-Att-Int .... 7-17-1    15-34-3
Total offense ..... 71-564     78-272
Returns-yards ........ 5-1       4-28
Sacks by ............ 3-13        2-9
Punts-avg. .......... 4-42       5-39
Fumbles-lost ......... 3-2        2-0
Penalties-yards ..... 9-66       5-40
Possession time .... 29:22      30:38
Third-down conv. .... 8/16       9/16

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NEB: K. Jones 17-145, Taylor 19-122.
ASU: Harris 26-110, Williams 9-42.

Passing
NEB: Taylor 6-16-1-69, Clete Blakeman 1-1-0-26.
ASU: Ford 15-34-3-200.

Receiving
NEB: Todd Millikan 3-62, Dana Brinson 2-14.
ASU: Aaron Cox 5-109, Tony Johnson 3-58, Garrett 3-16.

Missed field goals: None.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

Attendance: 71,264

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Coverage

Recap
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Jones’ jaunt, Forch’s heist seal road win

Keith Jones sprinted 62 yards to the Arizona State 8-yard line, setting up a 3-yard touchdown run by Steve Taylor with 3:37 left in the game, to give second-ranked Nebraska a 35-28 win over the 12th-ranked Sun Devils.

Moments before Jones’ long run, ASU had taken advantage of a Taylor fumble at the NU 13 and had driven in to tie the game at 28 apiece on Darryl Harris’ 1-yard run.

Even after Taylor’s score, the Huskers needed a Steve Forch interception at their 30 with 2:38 to go to seal the victory.

Recap source: 1988 media guide

Steve Forch

Steve Forch lunges toward the ASU ball carrier. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
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Pregame & team info
1987 schedule
04/25 Reds 33, Whites 28
09/05 Utah St. W 56-12
09/12 UCLA W 42-33
09/26 @ Arizona St. W 35-28
10/03 South Carolina W 30-21
10/10 Kansas W 54-2
10/17 @ Oklahoma St. W 35-0
10/24 Kansas St. W 56-3
10/31 @ Missouri W 42-7
11/07 Iowa St. W 42-3
11/21 Oklahoma L 7-17
11/28 @ Colorado W 24-7
01/01 Florida St. L 28-31

Commentary

Kelly

The Huskers made the big plays and walked out of the Valley of the Sun with their hides.

Omaha World-Herald
Parker

A win is a win is a win. Nobody is going to argue over the closeness of the score. The Huskers are 3-0, and the dream continues.

Lincoln Journal Star
Hurt

The game swung, as experts had suspected it might, on the quarterbacks.

Arizona Republic
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