Nebraska 42
Oklahoma 25

Nov. 18, 1989 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Oklahoma 7 11 0 7 25
Nebraska 22 3 14 3 42
First Quarter
NU: Gerry Gdowski 8 run (Gregg Barrios kick) 12:56
OU: Arthur Guess 82 pass from Steve Collins (R.D. Lashar kick) 11:58
NU: Richard Bell 31 pass from Gdowski (Bryan Carpenter pass from Jerry Dunlap) 8:23
NU: Chris Garrett 24 pass from Gdowski (Barrios kick) 3:33
Second Quarter
OU: Leon Perry 1 run (S. Collins run) 12:45
NU: Barrios 24 field goal, 7:17
OU: Lashar 26 field goal, 0:44
Third Quarter
NU: Garrett 23 pass from Gdowski (Barrios kick) 11:42
NU: Morgan Gregory 38 pass from Gdowski (Barrios kick) 3:37
Fourth Quarter
OU: Perry 1 run (Lashar kick) 12:49
NU: FG Barrios 35, 2:00

                           OU        NU
First downs .............. 18        25
Rushes-yards ......... 59-266    50-236
Passing yards ............ 97       225
  Comp-Att-Int ....... 2-10-2   12-15-0
Total offense ........ 69-363    65-461
Returns-yards ........... 0-0      4-96
Sacks by ................ 1-8      2-12
Punts-avg. ............. 2-46      1-45
Fumbles-lost ............ 5-1       1-1
Penalties-yards ........ 2-10      4-29
Time of possession .... 30:08     29:52
Third-down conv. ....... 9/15      5/10
Fourth-down conv. ....... 1/3       1/1

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
OU: Dewell Brewer 27-137, S. Collins 18-72, Perry 9-27.
 
NU: Ken Clark 23-91, Carpenter 8-39, Bell 4-37, Gdowski 8-22.

Passing
OU: S. Collins 2-10-2-97.
NU: Gdowski 12-15-0-225.

Receiving
OU: Guess 2-97.
NU: Gregory 3-53, Garrett 2-47, Nate Turner 2-42, Bell 2-40, Jon Bostick 2-34, Garrett 2-47, Monte Kratzenstein 1-9.

Missed field goals: none.

Interceptions
OU: None. NU: Tyrone Byrd 1-31, Tahaun Lewis 1-28.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
OU: Joe Bowden 8-4-12, Chris Wilson 7-1-8, Terry Ray 5-3-8.
 
NU: Randall Jobman 6-6-12, Reggie Cooper 8-2-10, Pat Tyrance 1-7-8.

Sacks:
OU: Stacey Dillard 1-8.
NU: Kent Wells 1-9, Kenny Walker 1-3.

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Attendance: 76,404.

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Recap

1989 Gerry Gdowski vs. Oklahoma photoGerry Gdowsky eludes OU’s Chris Wilson during the second quarter. · Florida Today · Newspapers.com

Gdowski riddles Sooners with aerial show

Gerry Gdowski completed 12 of 15 passes for career highs of 225 yards and four touchdowns as Nebraska topped archrival Oklahoma, 42-25.

Nebraska scored on its first four possessions en route to a 25-18 halftime lead. The Huskers pulled away in the third quarter with a pair of touchdown passes while the Sooners went scoreless during the period, thanks in part to Tahaun Lewis’ interception of an OU pass inside the Nebraska 25.

In leading the Huskers to their most points ever against the Sooners in Memorial Stadium, Gdowski set a Nebraska season record with 204.6 total-offense yards per game. I-back Ken Clark, meanwhile, became the 11th player in Big Eight history to top 3,000 rushing yards, finishing at 3,037.

Two of Oklahoma’s three touchdowns were set up by trick “fumbleroosky” plays, with guard Mike Sawatzky running the ball for gains of 16 and 6 yards after scooping up intentional fumbles.

The win was the Huskers’ 103rd in the 1980s, tying Alabama’s NCAA record for wins in a decade.

1989 Chris Garrett TD Nebraska-OklahomaHusker tight end Chris Garrett scores on a 24-yard pass play in the first quarter. · The Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

Chris Garrett TD catch

Chris Garrett makes one of his two touchdown catches. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
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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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