Nebraska 13
Baylor 0

Sept. 1, 1990 • 6:37 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ESPN
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Kenny Walker sack
Kenny Walker sacks Baylor’s Steve Needham in the first quarter as Travis Hill closes in. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
Second Quarter
NU: FG Gregg Barrios 37, 8:27
NU: FG Barrios, 20, 0:02
Fourth Quarter
NU: Scott Baldwin 2 run (Barrios kick) 0:22

                    BU        NU
First downs         13        16
Rushes-yards    56-136    49-249
Passing yards       28        86
  Comp-Att-Int   2-8-1     5-8-1
Total offense   64-164    57-335
Returns-yards      2-0      4-77
Sacks by           0-0      4-34
Punts-average     7-31      2-29
Fumbles-lost       4-1       2-1
Penalties-yards   4-30      3-15
Time of poss.    33:03     26:57

BU: Eldwin Raphel 18-76, David Mims 6-45, Frankie Smith 6-24, Michael Moore 12-24, Lee Miles 1-4, David Loeb 2-3, Steve Stutsman 1-minus-7, Steve Needham 10-minus-33.

NU: Baldwin 14-92, Leodis Flowers 11-40, Omar Soto 6-34, Mickey Joseph 3-27, Lance Lewis 5-25, Mike Grant 8-16, Tyrone Hughes 2-15.

BU: Needham 2-8-1-28.
NU: Grant 5-6-0-86, Joseph 0-2-1-0.

BU: Greg Anderson 2-28.
NU: Jon Bostick 3-69, Hughes 2-17.

Missed field goals:
BU: Jeff Ireland 49.
NU: Barrios 21, 48.

BU: Mike Welch 1-0.
NU: Tyrone Byrd 1-28.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT):
BU: Curtis Hafford 5-9-14, Welch 3-7-10, Daniel Morgan 1-8-9.

NU: Pat Tyrance 8-4-12, Mike Croel 3-8-11, Mike Petko 3-8-11, Reggie Cooper 5-5-10.

BU: none.
NU: Pat Engelbert 1-9, Tyrance 1-9, Croel 1-8, Kenny Walker 1-8.


Attendance: 76,184.

Weather: clear, 92 degrees, wind E 15.



Blackshirts stymie Bears in 1990 opener

Before the season, Coach Tom Osborne said he expected the defense to be the strongest part of his 18th Nebraska team, and the Blackshirts didn’t let him down in shutting out Baylor, 13-0, in the opener for both teams.

“Tonight,” Osborne said, “they saved our bacon.”

It was the first time since 1964 that Nebraska opened the season with a shutout, as the seventh-ranked (AP) Huskers held the Bears to 13 first downs and 164 total-offense yards.

Nebraska took a 6-0 lead into the final period on two second-quarter Gregg Barrios field goals, but Baylor drove to the Husker 5-yard line and appeared to be headed in for the go-ahead points. Fullback Frankie Smith took a handoff on second-and-goal but was immediately slammed by Husker linebacker Pat Tyrance. The ball came loose, and Travis Hill recovered for Nebraska at the 3.

“That was one of the two big plays of the game,” Osborne said. “The other came just after that to get us out of that hole.”

On that play, the Huskers faced third-and-7 at their 6 when quarterback Mike Grant rolled to his right and hit split end Jon Bostick for 23 yards and a first down.

“If we had had to punt from down there,” Osborne said, “they would have been right back at us and had a chance to go ahead 7-6.”



Scott Baldwin
Scott Baldwin rushed for 92 yards on 14 carries.
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Pregame & team info
1990 schedule
04/28Reds 44, Whites 34
09/01BaylorW 13-0
09/08N. IllinoisW 60-14
09/22MinnesotaW 56-0
09/29Oregon St.W 31-7
10/06@ Kansas St.W 45-8
10/13MissouriW 69-21
10/20Oklahoma St.W 31-3
10/27@ Iowa St.W 45-13
11/03ColoradoL 12-27
11/10@ KansasW 41-9
11/23@ OklahomaL 10-45
01/01Georgia TechL 21-45



In the fourth quarter, this one got scary — and to come away with any kind of victory was a big plus.

Omaha World-Herald

Many of the questions regarding this year's team were left unanswered on a steamy night more appropriate to a Fourth of July celebration than football.

Lincoln Journal Star
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