Nebraska 26
Missouri 18

Oct. 29, 1988 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Missouri 3 3 9 3 18
Nebraska 0 0 17 9 26
First Quarter
MU: Jeff Jacke 25 field goal, 1:03
Second Quarter
MU: Jacke 32 field goal, 7:35
Third Quarter
MU: Jacke 19 field goal, 11:04
NU: Todd Millikan 82 pass from Steve Taylor (Chris Drennan kick) 10:04.
NU: Tyreese Knox 1 run (Drennan kick) 6:32
MU: Michael Jones 3 run (Corey Welch run failed) 4:10
NU: Drennan 29 field goal, 1:37
Fourth Quarter
MU: Jacke 51 field goal, 10:43
NU: Bryan Carpenter 49 run (Ken Clark run failed) 8:24
NU: Drennan 23 field goal, 2:15
A-76,316.
                          MU        NU
First downs ............. 14         9
Rushes-yards ........ 55-156    52-116
Passing yards ........... 97       153
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 6-15-2     3-9-0
Total offense ....... 70-253    61-269
Returns-yards ......... 4-15      6-21
Sacks by .............. 6-53      6-33
Punts-avg. ............ 7-37      7-41
Fumbles-lost ........... 5-3       7-3
Penalties-yards ....... 3-26      7-47
Possession time ...... 31:02     28:58
Third-down conv. ...... 4/19      3/13
Fourth-down conv. ...... 2/2       0/1

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
  MU: Michael Jones 14-62, Tommie Stowers 14-49, Welch 20-44.
  NU: Carpenter 12-96, Clark 23-57.

Passing
  MU: Welch 6-14-1-97.
  NU: Taylor 3-9-0-153.

Receiving
  MU: Stowers 2-40, Craig Lammers 2-21.
  NU: Millikan 1-82, Nate Turner 1-59.

Missed field goals: none.

Interceptions
  MU: none.
  NU: Mike Croel 1-9, Chris Caliendo 1-2, Charles Fryar 1-0.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
  MU: Ron Walters 7-3-10, Otis Smith 6-4-10, Darren MacDonald 5-4-9.
  NU: Caliendo 10-2-12, Lawrence Pete 5-5-10, Fryar 9-0-9, Broderick Thomas 5-4-9.

Sacks
  MU: Sharron Washington 3-26, Smith 2-16, Ben Corl 1-10.
  NU: Pete 3-17, Thomas 1-9, Willie Griffin 1-6, Caliendo 1-1.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

Coverage

Recap

Chris Caliendo led the Husker defense with 10 solo tackles, including a sack of quarterback Corey Welch, plus an interception. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Stifled early,
Huskers rally
to victory

Stifled early, Huskers rally to victory

Fifth-ranked Nebraska had just 17 total-offense yards and one first down in the first half, and just 8 rushing yards through three quarters, but big plays by quarterback Steve Taylor and a rock-ribbed defense brought the Huskers back.

Missouri’s blitzing defense held Taylor to three of nine passing, but he threw an 82-yard touchdown pass to Todd Millikan on third-and-22, and had a 59-yard pass to Nate Turner on third-and-14 to set up a field goal. He also had a 24-yard scramble to the MU 1, setting up a touchdown.

Nebraska didn’t take the lead for good until Bryan Carpenter’s 49-yard run with 8:24 left.

1988 Nebraska-Missouri Bryan CarpenterNebraska takes the lead for good on Bryan Carpenter’s 49-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

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Pregame & team info
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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