Nebraska 63
Oklahoma St. 42

Oct. 15, 1988 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Oklahoma St. 0 21 7 14 42
Nebraska 35 14 7 7 63
First Quarter
NEB: Ken Clark 73 run (Chris Drennan kick) 13:55 
NEB: Charles Fryar 86 interception return (Drennan kick) 11:29
NEB: Clark 9 run (Drennan kick) 9:16
NEB: Steve Taylor 60 run (Drennan kick) 4:09
NEB: Taylor 43 run (Drennan kick) 1:05
Second Quarter
NEB: Clark 2 run (Drennan kick) 11:42
OSU: Barry Sanders 9 run (Cary Blanchard kick) 8:45
OSU: Sanders 1 run (Blanchard kick) 6:41
NEB: Todd Millikan 32 pass from Taylor (Drennan kick) 1:50
OSU: Hart Lee Dykes 12 pass from Mike Gundy (Blanchard kick) 0:03
Third Quarter
NEB: Millikan 13 pass from Taylor (Drennan kick) 6:35
OSU: Sanders 1 run (Blanchard kick) 1:56
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Taylor 9 run (Gregg Barrios kick) 9:49
OSU: Sanders 4 run (Blanchard kick) 5:46
OSU: Mitch Nash 20 pass from Gundy (Blanchard kick) 1:34
A-76,432.
                        OSU        NEB
First downs ............ 27         28
  Rushing .............. 10         22
  Passing .............. 11          5
  Penalty ............... 6          1
Rushes-yards ....... 44-208     60-570
Passing yards ......... 247         92
  Comp-Att-Int .... 17-30-3     6-11-1
Total offense ...... 74-455     71-662
  Yards per play ...... 6.1        9.3
Returns-yards ........ 2-32       4-97
Sacks by .............. 0-0       2-11
Punts-avg. ......... 4-43.3     1-39.0
Fumbles-lost .......... 1-0        0-0
Penalized-yards ...... 3-26       9-86
Possession time ..... 28:07      31:53
Third-down conv. ..... 4/12       7/12
Fourth-down conv. ..... 0/0        2/2

Rushing
  OSU: Sanders 35-189, Gerald Hudson 5-24, Garrett Limbrick 1-9, Gundy 3-minus-14
  NEB: Clark 27-256, Taylor 11-140, Bryan Carpenter 7-76, Tyreese Knox 10-53, Richard Bell 1-38, Lance Lewis 2-5, Dana Brinson 1-1, Morgan Gregory 1-1

Passing
  OSU: Gundy 17-30-3-247
  NEB: Taylor 6-11-1-92

Receiving
  OSU: Dykes 7-125, Jarrod Green 3-64, Brent Parker 3-32, Mitch Nash 1-20, Vance Vice 1-6, Curtis Mayfield 1-4, Sanders 1-minus-4
  NEB: Millikan 3-52, Gregory 2-32, Brinson 1-8

Punting
  OSU: Blanchard 4-43.3; NEB: John Kroeker 1-39

Punt returns
  OSU: Sanders 1-0; NEB: Brinson 1-11

Kickoff returns
  OSU: Sanders 5-73, Hudson 1-21
  NEB: Brinson 3-29

Interceptions
  OSU: Rod Smith 1-32
  NEB: Fryar 1-86, Mark Blazek 1-0, Tim Jackson 1-0

Sacks
  OSU: None; NEB: Willie Griffin 2-11

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
  OSU: Smith 9-2-11, Brandon Colbert 6-5-11, David Bailey 7-2-9, Sim Drain 6-3-9, Joe King 6-1-7, Melvin Gilliam 5-1-6, Rod Gaines 3-2-5, Bobby Raynor 3-0-3, Lamar McGriggs 2-1-3, Mike Aboussie 3-0-3, Greg McCallister 1-1-2, Torrance Cummings 2-0-2, Mike Clark 2-0-2, Ruben Oliver 1-1-2, Marcus Jones 2-0-2, Devin Jones 1-0-1, Shawn Mackey 0-1-1, Fred Gaines 1-0-1
  NEB: Reggie Cooper 6-4-10, LeRoy Etienne 6-2-8, Broderick Thomas 4-4-8, Chris Caliendo 3-5-8, Jackson 5-1-6, Griffin 5-0-5, Lawrence Pete 4-1-5, Kent Wells 3-2-5, Lorenzo Hicks 4-1-5, Fryar 4-0-4, Randall Jobman 2-2-4, Pat Tyrance 2-2-4, Jon Marco 1-1-2, Jeff Mills 1-0-1, Mike Croel 1-0-1, Brad Ferguson 1-0-1, Blazek 1-0-1, Tahaun Lewis 0-1-1

Missed field goals
  OSU: None; NEB: Drennan 41

Coverage

Recap
Ken Clark
Ken Clark’s 73-yard TD run

Huskers stun Cowboys with rapid start

Seventh-ranked Nebraska scored on a 73-yard run by Ken Clark and an 86-yard interception by Charles Fryar in the first 3:31 as the Huskers stunned 10th-ranked OSU with a 35-0 first quarter in the highest-scoring game in Memorial Stadium history, a 63-42 Nebraska win.

The Huskers led 42-0 before yielding the most points recorded to date against a Tom Osborne-coached team.

Clark was Big Eight offensive player of the week after rushing for 256 yards, the second-highest total in Nebraska history at the time.

Quarterback Steve Taylor had five total-offense touchdowns, moving him to the top of the Nebraska career chart with 55.


Barry Sanders on the run
H’MAX NOTES
  • Oklahoma State’s Barry Sanders, who would win the 1988 Heisman Trophy, rushed for 189 yards on 35 carries. At the time, it was the fourth-highest total allowed by any Nebraska team.
  • Sanders’ per-carry average of 5.4 yards was the lowest of any game in his sensational 1988 season. Against the rest of OSU’s schedule, Sanders averaged 7.9 yards per carry.
  • During the eye-popping first quarter, Nebraska rushed for 299 yards on just 11 attempts. Ken Clark and quarterback Steve Taylor each topped 100 yards rushing in the first 15 minutes.
  • Clark and Taylor combined for 396 rushing yards, a program record for two Huskers in a single game.
  • The win extended the Huskers’ unbeaten streak in the series to 27 games. Nebraska handed the Cowboys their first defeat of the season for the fifth time in six years.

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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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