Nebraska 48
N. Illinois 17

Sep. 9, 1989 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
N. Illinois 7 10 0 0 17
Nebraska 7 10 21 10 48
First Quarter
NEB: Ken Clark 2 run (Gregg Barrios kick) 12:51
NIU: Adam Dach 2 run (John Ivanick kick) 6:04
Second Quarter
NEB: FG Barrios 28, 9:31.
NEB: Leodis Flowers 5 run (Barrios kick) 6:33
NIU: Dach 17 run (Ivanic kick) 3:13
NIU: FG Ivanic 36, 0:15
Third Quarter
NEB: Monte Kratzenstein 11 pass from Gerry Gdowski (Barrios kick) 13:43
NEB: Flowers 4 run (Barrios kick) 10:58
NEB: Chris Garrett 12 pass from Mickey Joseph (Barrios kick) 3:23
Fourth Quarter
NEB: FG Chris Drennan 55, 14:28
NEB: Mark Dowse 10 run (Drennan kick) 1:41

                        NIU      NEB
First downs ............ 11       24
Rushes-yards ....... 50-130   47-455
Passing yards .......... 44      102
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 5-13-1   8-13-1
Total offense ...... 63-177   60-557
Returns-yards ......... 1-2     4-25
Sacks by .............. 1-5      0-0
Punts-avg. .......... 10-38     2-43
Fumbles-lost .......... 1-0      5-4
Penalties-yards ...... 7-57     5-40
Possession time ..... 35:19    24:41

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NIU: Dach 10-42, Mike Strasser 7-27.
NEB: Clark 14-168, Gdowski 5-74, Flowers, 11-65.

Passing
NIU: Stacey Robinson 5-13-1-44.
NEB: Gdowski 6-8-1-83, Joseph 2-5-0-19.

Receiving
NIU: Mark Clancy 2-26.
NEB: Morgan Gregory 3-41, Kratzenstein 2-39.

Missed field goals: None.

Interceptions
NIU: Patrick Bryant 1-2.
NEB: Marvin Sanders 1-18.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
NIU: Brett Tucker 9-1-10, Phil Bucaro 5-0-5, Kevin Cassidy 5-0-5.
NEB: Pat Tyrance 4-6,10, Jeff Mills 3-4-7, Mike Petko 3-3-6.

Sacks
NIU: Tim Green 1-5.
NEB: none.

Attendance: 76,194

SCORING SUMMARY & MORE STATS

Coverage

Recap
Ken Clark

Ken Clark rushed for 168 yards before leaving with a bruised knee. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Huskers shake off sloppy first half vs. Huskies

Northern Illinois took advantage of five first-half Nebraska turnovers to forge a 17-17 halftime tie, but the Huskers bounced back to score on their first four possessions of the second half, including Chris Drennan’s school-record-tying 55-yard field goal, to pull away for the win.

The Huskers’ second-half rally came without All-Big Eight I-back Ken Clark, who ran for 168 yards in the first 18 minutes before leaving with a bruised knee. In the first half, the Huskies turned three NU turnovers into scores and stopped Husker drives with the others.

Recap source: 1990 media guide
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Pregame & team info
1989 schedule
04/29 White 40, Red 28  
09/09 No. Ill.   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 @Okla. 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 Fla. St.   L 17-41
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