Nebraska 45
Iowa St. 13

Oct. 27, 1990
Cyclone Stadium •Ames, IA
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First Quarter
ISU: Brandon Hughes 64 pass from Chris Pedersen (Jeff Shudak kick) 13:26
NEB: FG Gregg Barrios 37, 7:46
ISU: FG Shudak, 26, 2:40
Second Quarter
NEB: Leodis Flowers 1 run (Barrios kick) 14:49
NEB: Johnny Mitchell 22 pass from Mickey Joseph (Barrios kick) 0:38
Third Quarter
NEB: Flowers 70 run (Barrios PAT) 14:17
NEB: Flowers 5 run (Barrios PAT blocked) 9:41
NEB: Mitchell 3 pass from Joseph (Joseph run) 4:19
Fourth Quarter
ISU: FG Shudak 36, 10:15.
NEB: George Achola 1 run (Barrios kick) 1:53

                     NU       ISU
First downs          25        13
Rushes-yards     70-557    39-126
Passing yards        67       191
  Comp-Att-Int    4-4-0    8-18-1
Total offense    74-624    57-317
Returns-yards      3-20      2-13
Sacks by           8-47       0-0
Punts-average      3-34      5-47
Fumbles-lost        3-2       2-2 
Penalties-yards    6-57      7-75
Time of poss.     31:55     28:05

Nebraska, Flowers 25-208, Joseph 8-123, Scott Baldwin 10-76, Nate Turner 4-51.
Iowa State, Jason Williams 5-81, Sherman Williams 16-54.

Nebraska, Joseph 4-4-0-67.
Iowa State, Pedersen 7-15-1-174.

Nebraska, Mitchell 2-55.
Iowa State, Chris Spencer 5-106.

Missed field goals: none.

Nebraska, Tyrone Byrd 1-13.
Iowa State, none.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT):
Nebraska, Joe Sims 5-4-9, Trev Alberts 4-4-8, Travis Hill 2-6-8.
Iowa State, Matt Nitchie 5-4-9, Dan Milner 1-8-9, Shawn Walker 7-1-8, Matt Rehberg 3-5-8.

Nebraska, Alberts 3-27, Hill 1-8, Kenny Walker 1-5, Sims 1-4, Mike Anderson 1-2, Pat Tyrance 1-1.
Iowa State, none.

Attendance: 54,475

Weather: clear, 57 deg., wind NW 15-30


Tyrone Byrd INT
Tyrone Byrd runs with the ball after picking off a Chris Pedersen pass.


After being stung twice early by Iowa State, fourth-ranked Nebraska went to its ground attack on a mild but blustery day and pulled away for a 45-13 win before a record Cyclone Stadium crowd of 54,475.

The win upped the Huskers to 8-0 on the season and 4-0 in Big Eight play, while the Cyclones dropped to 3-4-1 and 1-2-1. Iowa State took a 7-0 lead on the third play of the game when quarterback Chris Pedersen connected with a wide-open Brandon Hughes on a 64-yard touchdown pass. Nebraska then moved from its 11 to the Cyclone 21, but the drive stalled and Gregg Barrios pulled NU within 7-3 with a 37-yard field goal.

On the next possession, ISU drove from its 24 to the Husker 8, but stalled and Jeff Shudak gave the home team a 10-3 lead with a 26-yard field goal with 2:40 left in the half.

After that, though, the Huskers put it together on both sides of the ball, scored five unanswered touchdowns, and put the game away by building a 38-10 lead at the end of three quarters.

I-back Leodis Flowers and quarterback Mickey Joseph did the most damage, as Rowers enjoyed the best day of his career, rushing for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries, including the longest run of his career – a 70-yard touchdown sprint on the third play of the second half. It was his sixth-straight game over the 100-yard mark, equaling the third longest string of 100-yard games in Nebraska annals.

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
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