Nebraska 42
Iowa St. 3

Nov. 7, 1987 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa St. 0 0 3 0 3
Nebraska 14 14 7 7 42
First Quarter
NEB: Steve Taylor 9 run (Chris Drennan kick) 11:15
NEB: Micah Heibel 3 run (Drennan kick) 2:04
Second Quarter
NEB: Tyreese Knox 6 run (Drennan kick) 12:37
NEB: Keith Jones 27 run (Drennan kick) 10:11
Third Quarter
NEB: Jones 69 run (Drennan kick) 14:08
ISU: FG Jeff Shudak 44, 8:19
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Gerry Gdowski 3 run (Craig Schnitzler kick) 5:15

                       ISU       NEB
First downs ........... 12        30
Rushes-yards ....... 38-66    70-604
Passing yards ........ 146        62
  Comp-Att-Int ... 11-21-1    6-12-1
Total offense ..... 59-212    82-666
Returns-yards ....... 1-23      2-16
Sacks by ............. 1-5      2-17
Punts-avg. .......... 5-31       0-0
Fumbles-lost ......... 4-3       5-3
Penalties-yards ...... 1-5      4-41
Possession time .... 27:12     32:48
Third-down conv. .... 5/15       5/9
Fourth-down conv. .... 0/1       1/2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
ISU: Joe Henderson 21-67, Edwin Jones 4-15.
NEB: Jones 15-240, Knox 14-118, Taylor 9-96.

Passing
ISU: Derek DeGennaro 8-14-0-105, Brett Sadek 3-7-1-41.

NEB: Taylor 4-7-1-39, Clete Blakeman 2-5-0-23.

Receiving
ISU: Dennis Ross 4-66, Mike Busch 3-29, Eddie Bridges 2-31, Tom Schulting 2-20.

NEB: Rod Smith 4-37.

Missed field goals
ISU: Shudak 39.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 76,001

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Recap
Keith Jones

Keith Jones rushed for 240 yards, including touchdown runs of 69 and 27 yards. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Huskers blow past Cyclones; Sooners up next

Nebraska jumped to a 28-0 first-half lead then coasted to its 10th straight win, a victory that assured the Huskers of their 19th consecutive season with at least nine victories.

The second-ranked Cornhuskers rolled up a season-high 666 total-offense yards, the eighth-highest figure in school history. I-back Keith Jones led the way with 240 rushing yards.

The Husker defense yielded just 212 yards of total offense and didn’t allow a touchdown for the fourth time in the past five games.

With a week off, the Huskers could now focus fully on their Nov. 21 showdown with No. 1 Oklahoma.

Recap source: 1988 media guide

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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
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