Nebraska 24
Colorado 7

Nov. 28, 1987 - 3:08 p.m. Central
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO | ESPN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 10 7 7 24
Colorado 0 0 7 0 7
Neil Smith

Neil Smith starred on defense. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
Second Quarter
NU: Steve Taylor 5 run (Chris Drennan kick) 13:54
NU: Drennan 50 field goal, 3:41
Third Quarter
NU: Keith Jones 50 run (Drennan kick) 11:54
CU: George Hemingway 4 pass from Mark Hatcher (Dave DeLine kick) 4:57 
Fourth Quarter
NU: Jones 44 run (Drennan kick) 9:34

                       NU        CU
First downs .......... 22        14
Rushes-yards ..... 62-419    44-147
Passing yards ......... 3        79
  Comp-Att-Int .... 1-6-1    5-14-2
Total offense .... 68-422    58-226
Returns-yards ...... 6-21      2-24
Sacks by ........... 2-20       1-7
Punts-avg. ......... 3-41      4-46
Fumbles-lost ........ 2-1       4-1
Penalties-yards .... 7-46     10-64
Possession time ... 32:00     28:00
Third-down conv. ... 6/12      8/15
Fourth-down conv. ... 1/1       0/0

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NU: K. Jones 26-248, Tyreese Knox 8-66, Taylor 18-54, Richard Bell 1-18, Jon Kelley 1-13.

CU: Erich Kissick 13-49, Hatcher 17-39, Eric Bieniemy 5-24, M.J. Nelson 1-17.

Passing
NU: Taylor 1-5-0-3.
CU: Hatcher 4-10-1-62, Rick Wheeler 1-4-1-17.

Receiving
NU: K. Jones 1-3.
CU: Lance Carl 2-40, Bieniemy 1-18, Jeff Campbell 1-17.

Missed field goals
CU: DeLine 39 (blocked), Ken Culbertson 50.

ADDITIONAL STATS

Attendance: 52,026

Coverage

Recap

Huskers bounce back for win in Boulder

Nebraska rebounded from its disappointing loss to Oklahoma and avenged a 1986 loss to Colorado with a 24-7 win over the Buffaloes

As ESPN commentator Lee Corso said, I-back Keith Jones was “all-universe” on this Saturday in Boulder as he rushed 26 times for a career-high 248 yards, propelling him into third place among all-time Nebraska ground gainers. The Husker defense, meanwhile, limited CU to 226 yards.

Neil Smith, the Big Eight defensive player of the week, anchored the Husker defense as he tallied 12 tackles, nine of them solo, with two tackles for 15 yards in losses. He also had a fumble recovery and a crucial blocked field goal.

H’MAX NOTES: Colorado had forays in Nebraska territory on its first three possessions but came up empty due to a personal foul penalty, Smith’s blocked kick and Smith’s fumble recovery at the Nebraska 29. … The Buffs donned all-black uniforms for the first time ever, and the temporary lighting erected for ESPN’s telecast was a first for a Folsom Field game.

Omaha World-Herald*
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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

Nebraska points too much to its game with Oklahoma. Colorado points too much to its game with Nebraska.

Omaha World-Herald
Hutchinson

The Cornhuskers are better, and Saturday's 24-7 final score accurately reflects the difference between the two programs.

Boulder Camera
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