Nebraska 7
Oklahoma 3

Nov. 19, 1988 - 2:40 p.m. Central
Owen Field | Norman, OK | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 7 0 0 0 7
Oklahoma 0 0 3 0 3
First Quarter
NU: Steve Taylor 1 run (Gregg Barrios kick) 11:06
    Drive: 80 yards, nine plays.
    Key plays: Clark 33 run, Taylor 30 pass to Bell.
Third Quarter
OU: R.D. Lashar 29 field goal, 1:50
    Drive: 19 yards, six plays.

                         NU        OU
First downs ............ 13         8
  Rushing .............. 11         6
  Passing ............... 2         1
  Penalty ............... 0         1
Rushes-yards ....... 54-265     47-98
Passing yards .......... 48        39
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 2-12-2     3-9-1
Total offense ...... 66-313    56-137
Returns-yards ......... 4-8      2-19
Sacks by ............ 10-50       1-7
Punts-avg. ........... 7-33      9-38
Fumbles-lost .......... 1-1       3-0
Penalties-yards ...... 4-36      3-20 
Possession time ..... 30:49     29:11
Third-down conv. ..... 6/16      2/14
Fourth-down conv. ..... 2/2       0/1

Attendance: 75,004

This tackle by Nebraska’s Willie Griffin came late in the first half.


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NU: Ken Clark 24-167, Taylor 21-67.
OU: Mike Gaddis 12-45, Charles Thompson 17-29.

Passing
NU: Taylor 2-12-2-48.
OU: Thompson 3-9-1-39.

Receiving
NU: Richard Bell 2-48.
OU: Artie Guess 1-28, Adrian Cooper 1-8.

Missed field goals
NU: Barrios 41. OU: none.

Interceptions
NU: Lorenzo Hicks 1-0. OU: Scott Garl 2-19.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
NU: Lawrence Pete 5-4-9, Broderick Thomas 5-3-8, LeRoy Etienne 6-0-6, Willie Griffin 4-2-6, Tim Jackson 4-2-6.

OU: Richard Dillon 7-4-11, Ken McMichel 5-3-8, Wayne Dickson 4-2-6.

Sacks
NU: Etienne 3-20, Wells 2-12, Thomas 2-9, Pete 1-5, Jeff Mills 1-3, Griffin 1-1.

OU: Kaspar 1-7.

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1988 Oklahoma Lawrence PeteA hit by Lawrence Pete causes OU’s Rotnei Anderson to fumble during the third quarter. The Sooners recovered the ball downfield. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

Blackshirts stifle Sooners in Norman

An 80-yard touchdown drive on Nebraska’s first possession gave the Huskers all the points they needed as a sterling defensive effort kept Oklahoma out of the NU end zone for the first time since 1942.

Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense held OU’s powerful wishbone offense to 98 yards rushing, 137 total-offense yards and eight first downs as the Huskers claimed an outright Big Eight title and an Orange Bowl berth for the first time in five years. In the process, Nebraska ended Oklahoma’s 31-game Big Eight win string.

Ken Clark powered the offense with 167 rushing yards.

NOTES: Oklahoma, known for its “Sooner magic” late in games against Nebraska, netted minus-11 yards in the fourth quarter. … Worse yet, quarterback Charles Thompson suffered a broken right leg on the Sooners’ final offensive play. … OU’s net rushing of 98 yards was the Sooners’ lowest against Nebraska since 1963. … In the first quarter, the Huskers’ offense was a third-down machine, converting four of five with gains of 33, 30, 18 and 18 yards.

1988 Ken Clark vs OklahomaKen Clark slips past a pair of Oklahoma defenders for some of his 167 rushing yards. · The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun · 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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