Nebraska 63
Oklahoma St. 42

Oct. 15, 1988
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
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
Rushes-yards         44-208     60-570
Passing yards           247         92
  Comp-Att-Int      17-30-3     6-11-1
Returns-yards          2-32       4-97
Sacks by                0-0       2-11
Punts-avg.             4-43       1-39
Fumbles-lost            1-0        0-0
Penalties-yards        3-26       9-86
Time of possession     28:07     31:53

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
 OSU: Sanders 35-189, Gerald Hudson 5-24.
 NEB: Clark 27-256, Taylor 11-140, Bryan Carpenter 7-76, Tyreese Knox 10-53.

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.
 NEB: Millikan 3-52, Morgan Gregory 2-32.

Missed field goals
 OSU: none. 
 NEB: Drennan 41.

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

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
 OSU: Smith 9-2-11, Brandon Colbert 6-5-11, David Bailey 7-2-9, Sim Drain 6-3-9.
 NEB: Reggie Cooper 6-4-10, LeRoy Etienne 6-2-8, Thomas 4-4-8, Chris Caliendo 3-5-8.

Sacks
 OSU: none. 
 NEB: Willie Griffin 2-11.
 
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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.

The Huskers led 42-0 before yielding the most points ever recorded against a Tom Osborne-coached team in the highest-scoring game in Memorial Stadium history.

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

Quarterback Steve Taylor had five total-offense touchdowns, giving him a school career-record 55.

H’MAX NOTES: OSU’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, but Sanders’ per-carry average was his lowest of the season at 5.4 yards. … During the eye-popping first quarter, Nebraska rushed for 299 yards on just 11 attempts. Ken Clark and quarterback Steve Taylor both topped 100 yards in the first 15 minutes. … 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.

Barry Sanders touchdownBarry Sanders scores in the second quarter. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

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