Nebraska 42
Missouri 7

Oct. 31, 1987 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Faurot Field | Columbia, MO
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 21 7 7 42
Missouri 0 7 0 0 7
First Quarter
NU: Todd Millikan 54 pass from Steve Taylor (Chris Drennan kick) 3:55
Second Quarter
NU: Tom Banderas 9 pass from Taylor (Drennan kick) 12:47
NU: Dana Brinson 29 pass from Taylor (Drennan kick) 11:22
NU: Banderas 4 pass from Taylor (Drennan kick) 4:46
MU: Robert Delpino 1 run (Tom Whelihan kick) 1:56
Third Quarter
NU: Taylor 22 run (Drennan kick) 7:14 
Fourth Quarter
NU: Banderas 4 pass from Clete Blakeman (Drennan kick) 4:48

                       NU       MU
First downs .......... 23        6
Rushes-yards ..... 65-356    33-75
Passing yards ....... 156      101
  Comp-Att-Int .. 10-15-1   7-23-2
Total offense .... 80-512   56-176
Returns-yards ...... 8-64      2-6
Sacks by ............ 2-5     3-16
Punts-avg. ......... 2-14     8-45
Fumbles-lost ........ 4-2      1-1
Penalties-yards .... 6-51     6-59
Possession time ... 35:55    24:05
Third-down conv. ... 6/12     2/14
Fourth-down conv. ... 2/2      0/4

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NU: Bryan Carpenter 10-90, Keith Jones 19-84, Taylor 14-75.
MU: Delpino 8-30, Darrell Wallace 6-16.

Passing
NU: Taylor 8-13-1-139, Blakeman 2-2-0-17.
MU: John Stollenwerck 7-17-1-101, Jeff Henningsen 0-5-1-0.

Receiving
NU: Banderas 3-17, Millikan 2-63, Brinson 2-33.
MU: Tommie Stowers 3-64, Wallace 2-7.

Missed field goals
NU: Drennan 29.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 55,594
1987 Steve Taylor run, Nebraska-Missouri footballSteve Taylor cuts back to elude Missouri’s Erik McMillan (96) and Charles Murphy (12) on a 22-yard TD run in the third quarter. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Coverage

Recap

Husker quarterbacks throw for five TDs in rout of Tigers

For the second time in 1987, Nebraska passed for a school-record five touchdowns, four by Steve Taylor, one by Clete Blakeman, as the Huskers beat back an improved Missouri team.

Taylor and Blakeman combined to tie the school’s team touchdown pass mark set against UCLA, with Tom Banderas catching three of the scoring passes to tie another Nebraska record.

Mizzou was held to 176 yards of offense and six first downs, but the Tigers did score a second-period touchdown that was the first six-pointer against the Husker defense in 15 quarters.

Nebraska scored in every quarter for the fourth straight game.

Recap source: 1988 media guide

Tom Banderas TD

Tom Banderas pulls in one of his three TD receptions. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
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

The Huskers have put together too many good games week after week against too much good competition to think they aren’t the nation’s premier team.

Omaha World-Herald
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