Nebraska 51
Iowa St. 16

Nov. 5, 1988 - 1:10 p.m. Central
Cyclone Stadium | Ames, IA
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 7 24 7 13 51
Iowa St. 0 0 3 13 16
First Quarter
NEB: Todd Millikan 6 pass from Steve Taylor (Gregg Barrios kick) 0:07
Second Quarter
NEB: Ken Clark 18 run (Barrios kick) 8:58
NEB: Taylor 28 run (Barrios kick) 4:46
NEB: Taylor 23 run (Barrios kick) 1:53
NEB: Barrios 30 field goal, 0:04
Third Quarter
NEB: Taylor 11 run (Barrios kick) 11:31 
ISU: Jeff Shudak 42 field goal, 2:22
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Gerry Gdowski 1 run (Chris Drennan kick) 14:06
ISU: Paul Thibodeaux 67 run (Shudak kick) 11:50
NEB: Leodis Flowers 3 run (Gdowski pass failed), 5:09
ISU: Dennis Ross 35 pass from Derek DeGennaro (Shudak kick failed) 0:01
A-50,158.
                        NEB        ISU
First downs ............ 29         13
Rushes-yards ....... 68-566     39-148
Passing yards .......... 71        103
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 5-10-0     7-17-1
Total offense ...... 78-637     56-251
Returns-yards ........ 2-11        0-0
Sacks by ............. 3-22        0-0
Punts-avg. ........... 3-43       8-45
Fumbles-lost .......... 3-1        1-0
Penalties-yards ...... 7-60       7-40
Possession time ..... 31:32      28:28
Third-down conv. ..... 9/13       2/13
Fourth-down conv. ..... 0/1        2/2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
  NEB: Taylor 12-154, Clark 20-146, Gdowski 4-56, Mickey Joseph 4-44, Tyreese Knox 10-44, Richard Bell 4-40.
  ISU: Thibodeaux 2-69, Joe Henderson 17-34, Sylvester Nickerson 4-29.

Passing
  NEB: Taylor 5-9-0-71.
  ISU: DeGennaro 4-10-0-66, Bret Oberg 3-7-1-37.

Receiving
  NEB: Nate Turner 1-28, Morgan Gregory 1-20, Todd Millikan 1-6.
  ISU: Ross 2-48, Nickerson 2-24.

Missed field goals: none.

Interceptions
  NEB: Fryar 1-5. ISU: none.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
  NEB: LeRoy Etienne 5-5-10, Broderick Thomas 5-2-7, Jeff Mills 1-4-5, Chris Caliendo 1-4-5.
  ISU: Jeff Dole 3-10-13, Tim Baker 7-5-12, Ray Carreathers 5-3-8, Anthony Hoskins 3-5-8.

Sacks
  NEB: Thomas 1-8, Mike Croel 1-7, Kent Wells 1-7.
  ISU: none.

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Steve Taylor scores his third touchdown on an 11-yard run early in the third quarter. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Husker offense
heats up
in frigid Ames

Husker offense heats up in frigid Ames

Despite a wind chill of zero degrees and snow driven by winds gusting to 40 mph, Nebraska rolled up 637 yards of total offense in romping past Iowa State, 51-16.

The win was the ninth of the season for the seventh-ranked Huskers, and marked the 20th consecutive season (the 25th in the last 27) in which Nebraska had won at least nine games.

Steve Taylor rushed for 154 yards (three yards off his school record for quarterbacks) and three touchdowns, and overcame the elements to complete five of nine passes for 71 yards and one score.

NOTES: ISU players grumbled after the game about the field goal that gave Nebraska a 31-0 lead with four seconds left in the first half, calling it an unsportsmanlike attempt to run up the score. Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said: “You must score until you have the game won. You never know what might happen. We wouldn’t have done that in the last two or three minutes of the game.”

 

1988 Nebraska-Iowa State Charles FryarCornerback Charles Fryar returns an interception in the first quarter to set up a 64-yard drive for the Huskers’ first touchdown. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

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1988 schedule
04/23 Reds 37, Whites 14
08/27 Texas A&M W 23-14
09/03 Utah St. W 63-13
09/10 @ UCLA L 28-41
09/24 Arizona St. W 47-16
10/01 UNLV W 48-6
10/08 @ Kansas W 63-10
10/15 Oklahoma St. W 63-42
10/22 @ Kansas St. W 48-3
10/29 Missouri W 26-18
11/05 @ Iowa St. W 51-16
11/12 Colorado W 7-0
11/19 @ Oklahoma W 7-3
01/02 @ Miami L 3-23
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