Nebraska 48
Oklahoma St. 23

Oct. 21, 1989 • 1:30 p.m. Central
Lewis Field • Stillwater, OK
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 10 10 14 14 48
Oklahoma St. 3 10 3 7 23
First Quarter
NEB: Gregg Barrios 23 field goal, 9:51
OSU: Cary Blanchard 36 field goal, 4:20
NEB: Ken Clark 14 run (Barrios kick) 3:03 
Second Quarter
OSU: Blanchard 31 field goal, 11:41
OSU: Curtis Mayfield 65 pass from Mike Gundy (Blanchard kick) 8:30
NEB: Clark 12 run (Barrios kick) 4:30
NEB: Barrios 31 field goal, 0:01
Third Quarter
OSU: Blanchard 38 field goal, 13:45
NEB: Gerry Gdowski 1 run (Barrios kick) 4:57
NEB: Jon Bostick 35 pass from Gdowski (Barrios kick) 3:09
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Bostick 20 pass from Gdowski (Barrios kick) 13:43
OSU: Jarrod Green 12 pass from Earl Wheeler (Blanchard kick) 5:02
NEB: Leodis Flowers 52 run (Barrios kick) 3:36

                       NEB       OSU
First downs ........... 26        16
Rushes-yards ...... 54-316     33-42
Passing yards ........ 195       305
  Comp-Att-Int ... 11-29-0   16-33-1
Total offense ..... 83-511    66-347
Returns-yards ....... 6-90      4-13
Sacks by ............ 2-29       0-0
Punts-avg. .......... 7-32      7-45
Fumbles-lost ......... 2-1       6-3
Penalties-yards ..... 3-30      4-30
Possession time .... 32:06     27:54
Third-down conv. .... 8/18      5/15
Fourth-down conv. .... 1/1       0/0

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
NEB: Gdowski 14-125, Clark 21-85, Flowers 5-66.
OSU: Vernon Brown 22-52, Cecil Wilson 3-5.

Passing
NEB: Gdowski 10-24-0-170, Grant 1-5-0-25.
OSU: Gundy 13-23-1-191, Wheeler 3-10-0-114.

Receiving
NEB: Bostick 5-99, Morgan Gregory 2-36, Tyrone Hughes 2-27.

OSU: Green 7-88, Mayfield 6-208.

Missed field goals: none.

Interceptions
NEB: Cooper l-0. OSU: none.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
NEB: Bruce Pickens 7-0-7, Jeff Mills 5-2-7, Kent Wells 3-3-6.

OSU: Rod Smith 10-4-14, Sim Drain 9-4-13, Mike Clark 8-1-9.

Sacks: NEB: Pickens 2-29. OSU: None.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

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Recap

1989 Ken Clark TD Nebraska vs Okla. StateKen Clark scores on a 14-yard run in the first quarter.The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) • Newspapers.com

Huskers roll after Pickens’ pivotal play

With Nebraska leading by 20-16 midway into the third quarter, Bruce Pickens roared in on a rare cornerback blitz and blindsided Oklahoma State quarterback Mike Gundy, forcing a fumble that turned the game around.

Pickens, the Big Eight defensive player of the week, recovered at the OSU 27, setting up a short drive to the first of three straight touchdowns which allowed Nebraska to pull away.

Nebraska quarterback Gerry Gdowski piled up 295 yards of total offense, the most for a Husker player in 16 years and the school’s fifth-highest total ever.

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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