Nebraska 49
Iowa St. 17

Oct. 28, 1989 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Iowa St. 7 3 7 0 17
Nebraska 14 14 14 7 49
First Quarter
NEB: Gerry Gdowski 74 run (Gregg Barrios kick) 13:32
ISU: Blaise Bryant 3 run Jeff Shudak kick) 9:00
NEB: Gdowski 26 run (Barrios kick) 1:45
Second Quarter
ISU: Shudak 46 field goal, 11:21
NEB: Tyrone Hughes 16 pass from Gdowski (Barrios kick) 5:03
NEB: Hughes 25 pass from Gdowski (Barrios kick) 0:27
Third Quarter
NEB: Gdowski 3 run (Barrios kick) 9:02
NEB: Gdowski 4 run (Barrios kick) 4:39
ISU: Bryant 11 run (Shudak kick) 1:24
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Jerry Dunlap 1 run (Barrios kick) 0:24

                       ISU        NEB
First downs ........... 26         23
Rushes-yards ...... 47-190     61-468
Passing yards ........ 158         62
  Comp-Att-Int ... 14-24-0      3-7-0
Total offense ..... 71-348     68-530
Returns-yards ....... 1-32        1-6
Sacks by ............. 0-0       4-23
Punts-avg. ........ 2-20.0     2-38.5
Fumbles-lost ......... 4-3        1-1
Penalties-yards ..... 6-44       3-34
Possession time .... 30:13      29:47
3rd-down conv. ...... 6/13       8/13
4th-down conv. ....... 2/3        2/2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
ISU: Bryant 24-89, Bret Oberg 10-51.
NEB: Gdowski 17-176, Leodis Flowers 16-118, Bryan Carpenter 5-52.

Passing
ISU: Oberg 14-23-0-158.
NEB: Gdowski 3-6-0-62.

Receiving
ISU: Steve Lester 8-74, Mike Busch 3-45, Bryant 2-32.

NEB: Hughes 2-41.

Missed field goals
ISU: none. NEB: Chris Drennan 53.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
ISU: Larry Ratigan 6-1-7, Marcus Robertson 6-1-7, Tim Baker 4-2-6, Travis Block 4-2-6.

NEB: Jeff Mills 6-3-9, Reggie Cooper 5-4-9, Kent Wells 4-4-8, Tyrone Byrd 4-4-8.

Sacks
ISU: none.
NEB: Wells 2-14, John Reece 1-7, Travis Hill 1-5, Kenny Walker 1-4.

Attendance: 76,371

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Recap
Gerry Gdowski

Gerry Gdowski runs 74 yards for the game’s opening touchdown. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Gdowski, Huskers run over Cyclones

Gerry Gdowski set three Nebraska quarterback rushing records as the fourth-ranked Huskers rolled to their 17th consecutive regular-season win.

Gdowski shredded the Iowa State defense for 176 yards and four touchdowns, both records, and started his Big Eight offensive player-of-the-week performance with a 74-yard touchdown run, the longest ever for a Husker quarterback. For good measure, he also threw for two scores before leaving early in the fourth quarter.

I-back Leodis Flowers, subbing for the injured Ken Clark, ran for a career-high 118 yards.

Recap source: 1990 media guide

 

Pregame & team info
1989 schedule
04/29 White 40, Red 28
09/09 N. Illinois W 48-17
09/16 Utah W 42-30
09/23 @ Minnesota W 48-0
09/30 Oregon St. W 35-7
10/07 Kansas St. W 58-7
10/14 @ Missouri W 50-7
10/21 @ Oklahoma St. W 48-23
10/28 Iowa St. W 49-17
11/04 @ Colorado L 21-27
11/11 Kansas W 51-14
11/18 Oklahoma W 42-25
01/01 Florida St. L 17-41
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