Nebraska 54
Kansas 2

Oct. 10, 1987 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas 0 0 0 2 2
Nebraska 17 10 14 13 54
First Quarter
NU: Micah Heibel 3 run (Chris Drennan kick)  11:16
NU: Tyreese Knox 1 run (Drennan kick) 6:26
NU: FG Drennan 40, 1:09
Second Quarter
NU: Ken Clark 4 run (Drennan kick) 8:54
NU: FG Drennan 43, 3:09
Third Quarter
NU: Tom Banderas 16 pass from Clete Blakeman (Drennan kick) 9:28
NU: Clark 22 run (Drennan kick) 
Fourth Quarter
KU: Safety, punt blocked out of end zone, 13:14
NU: Jon Kelley 52 run (Dave Cheloha kick failed) 9:30
NU: Bryan Carpenter 4 run (Craig Schnitzler kick) 0:22
	  
A-76,053
                      KU       NU
First downs .......... 8       23
Rushes-yards ..... 39-74   58-363
Passing yards ....... 64      100
  Comp-Att-Int .. 6-13-0   9-23-2
Total offense ... 52-138   81-463
Returns-yards ..... 3-28     8-77
Sacks by ........... 1-7     2-14
Punts-avg. ....... 12-36     5-30
Fumbles-lost ....... 0-0      1-0
Penalties-yards ..12-104     8-71
Possession time .. 28:30    31:30
Third-down conv. .. 3/15     5/14
Fourth-down conv. .. 0/1      1/1 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
KU: Frank Hatchett 12-40, Mike Rogers 8-16.
NU: Kelley 5-62, Gerry Gdowski 5-58, Clark 8-58, Dana Brinson 3-47.

Passing:
KU: Kevin Verdugo 9-23-2-64.
NU: Blakeman 10-12-0-100.

Receiving:
KU: Ronnie Caldwell 3-36, John Baker 3-16.
NU: Rod Smith 2-36.

Missed field goals: None.

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1987 Nebraska-Kansas football, Broderick Thomas interception returnBroderick Thomas returns an interception seven yards.· Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Coverage

Recap
Clete Blakeman run

Clete Blakeman on the run against the Jayhawks. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Blakeman directs another romp over Jayhawks

Starting against Kansas for the second straight year, senior quarterback Clete Blakeman again made the most of the opportunity. With regular quarterback Steve Taylor on the bench with a bruised shoulder, Blakeman completed 10 of 12 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 26 more yards.

While Blakeman directed the offense, the Husker defense limited the Jayhawks to eight first downs and 138 total yards.

In 1986, Blakeman led the Huskers to a 70-0 win at Kansas, also when Taylor was out with injuries.

Recap source: 1988 media guide

1987 Neil Smith tackle vs Kansas football Frank HatchettNeil Smith wraps up KU tailback Frank Hatchett. · Arizona Republic · Newspapers.comhttps://img.newspapers.com/img/img?institutionId=0&user=933972&id=121077927&crop=1149_5205_1245_1797&rotation=0&brightness=0&contrast=0&invert=0&iat=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjEyMTA3NzkyNywiaWF0IjoxNjE0ODk5Mjk1LCJleHAiOjE2MTQ5ODU2OTV9.xb05NgCoemSb_JmSGWeCgdZDTYUECu9y4WcYCvCMUNU&ts=1614899295
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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

After three difficult games, Nebraska probably needed a breather, even if the performance didn’t exactly take your breath away.

Omaha World-Herald
White

If Taylor gets well and stays healthy, Blakeman will wind up with one of the strangest reputations in Husker football history: Designated Jayhawk Killer.

Des Moines Register
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