Nebraska 23
Texas A&M 14

Aug. 27, 1988 - 7 p.m. Central
Giants Stadium | East Rutherford, NJ | Raycom
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Texas A&M 7 0 0 7 14
Nebraska 0 3 9 11 23
First Quarter
A&M: Matt Gurley 1 run (Scott Slater kick) 12:38
Second Quarter
NEB: Gregg Barrios 44 field, 0:46
Third Quarter 
NEB: Barrios 38 field goal, 8:49
NEB: Ken Clark 1 run (Steve Taylor pass failed) 4:32
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Todd Millikan 20 pass from Taylor (Clark run) 13:23
A&M: Randy Simmons 2 run (Slater kick) 10:15
NEB: Barrios 48 field goal, 7:10
A-58,172.
                         A&M       NEB
First downs ............. 11        19
Rushes-yards ........ 37-185    59-201
Passing yards ........... 42       125
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 5-17-2   11-22-0
Total offense ....... 54-227    81-326
Return-yards .......... 4-23      8-52
Sacks by ............... 1-7       1-7
Punts-avg. ............ 7-44      4-42
Fumbles-lost ..........  2-1       5-3
Penalized-yards ....... 7-76      4-35
Possession time ...... 23:55     36:05
Third-down conv. ...... 9/18      8/13
Fourth-down conv. ...... 0/0       1/2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
A&M: Larry Horton 9-81, Darren Lewis 10-41, Bucky Richardson 11-41.

NEB: Clark 20-80, Terry Rodgers 10-65.

Passing
A&M: Richardson 5-17-2-42.
NEB: Taylor 11-22-0-125.

Receiving
A&M: Mike Jones 1-18.
NEB: Morgan Gregory 4-44, Millikan 2-33, Nate Turner 2-23.

Missed field goals
A&M: Slater 35. NEB: Barrios, 45.

Interceptions
A&M: none.
NEB: Tim Jackson 1-19, Charles Fryar, 1-9.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
A&M: Dana Batiste 4-11-15, William Thomas 4-9-13, Aaron Wallace 7-5-12.

NEB: Broderick Thomas 6-8-14, LeRoy Etienne 6-5-11, Reggie Cooper 4-4-8, Fryar 3-5-8.

Sacks
A&M: Wallace 1-7. NEB: Paul Brungardt, 1-7.

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Recap

1988 Nebraska-Texas A&M photoAn official gets caught in the middle as Jon Marco tries to stop A&M quarter­back Bucky Richardson. · Austin American-Statesman · Newspapers.com

Field goals
and defense
deliver
a Husker win

Field goals and defense deliver a Husker win

Nebraska took control of a tight defensive struggle in the second half and pulled away to win the sixth Kickoff Classic.

The Huskers came alive in the second half behind game MVP Steve Taylor, who passed for 125 yards and ran for 34 in becoming the top career rusher among Nebraska quarterbacks (1,333 yards).

After a 35-yard miss on Nebraska’s second possession, Gregg Barrios kicked three field goals, the last a Kickoff Classic-record 48-yarder that iced the game with 7:10 left.

Outside linebacker Broderick Thomas led Nebraska’s standout defensive effort with a career-high 14 tackles. Safety Tim Jackson set up the Huskers’ go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter with an interception and 19-yard return to the A&M 24.

Husker quarterback Steve Taylor tries to elude an Aggie. Taylor was named the game’s most valuable player. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
Game stories
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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