Nebraska 56
Kansas St. 3

Oct. 24, 1987 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas St. 0 3 0 0 3
Nebraska 21 14 14 7 56
First Quarter
NEB: Steve Taylor 49 run (Chris Drennan kick) 13:18
NEB: Tom Banderas 15 pass from Taylor (Drennan kick) 8:23
NEB: Richard Bell 46 run (Drennan kick)  0:25
Second Quarter
NEB: Clete Blakeman 1 run (Drennan kick) 7:07
KSU: FG Mark Porter 29, 2:24
NEB: Hendley Hawkins 40 pass from Blakeman (Drennan kick) 0:00
Third Quarter
NEB: Micah Heibel 3 run (Drennan kick) 8:17
NEB: Gerry Gdowski 10 run (Drennan kick) 0:41 
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Tyreese Knox 50 run (Drennan kick) 10:53

                      KSU        NEB
First downs .......... 15         26
Rushes-yards ...... 29-97     67-459
Passing yards ....... 150        203
  Comp-Att-Int .. 15-33-1    13-17-0
Total offense .... 62-247     84-662
Returns-yards ....... 1-4       6-43
Sacks by ............ 0-0        1-1
Punts-avg. ......... 9-30       1-46
Fumbles-lost ........ 2-0        2-2
Penalties-yards .... 7-45       6-47
Possession time ... 23:36      36:24
Third-down conv. ... 2/14      10/16
Fourth-down conv. ... 0/0        3/5

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING
KSU: Lee Pickett 9-44, Tom Dillon 3-18, Jordan 7-16.

NEB: Knox 8-100, Heibel 9-60, Ken Clark 11-55, Bell 1-46, Keith Jones 8-41, Dana Brinson 6-40.

PASSING
KSU: Gary Swim 12-29-1-118, Tim Hanson 2-3-0-24.

NEB: Blakeman 9-10-0-165, Taylor 4-7-0-38.

RECEIVING
KSU: Kent Dean 5-59, Dan Hughes 2-26, Jordan 2-6.

NEB: Morgan Gregory 4-39, Todd Millikan 3-46, Tom Banderas 2-22, Hawkins 1-40.

MISSED FIELD GOALS
KSU: Porter 37.
 
MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 76,106

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Recap
Tyreese Knox

Tyreese Knox goes 50 yards for NU’s final touchdown. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Nine Huskers score in romp over ’Cats

Nebraska used 105 players, including 17 with rushing attempts and nine who scored, as the Huskers rolled to a Homecoming victory over Kansas State and mathematically clinched their 26th consecutive winning season, tying the NCAA record.

Husker ball carriers netted 459 rushing yards, led by Tyreese Knox’s 100. Quarterbacks Steve Taylor and Clete Blakeman combined to complete 13 of 17 passes for 203 yards.

Although the defense yielded a second-quarter field goal, it kept a third straight opponent out of the end zone.

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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