Nebraska 41
Kansas 9

Nov. 10, 1990
Memorial Stadium | Lawrence, KS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 10 10 14 41
Kansas 3 0 0 6 9
First Quarter
KU: FG Eichloff 36, 3:16
NU: Johnny Mitchell 35 pass from Mickey Joseph (Gregg Barrios kick) 2:28
Second Quarter
NU: FG Barrios 40, 6:10
NU: Mitchell 28 pass from Joseph (Barrios kick) 0:11
Third Quarter
NU: Scott Baldwin 67 run (Barrios kick) 11:37
NU: FG Barrios 41, 0:58
Fourth Quarter
KU: Pete Vang 16 pass from Chip Hilleary (run failed) 13:29
NU: Baldwin 2 run (Barrios kick) 10:11
NU: George Achola 22 run (Barrios kick) 4:48

                     NU         KU
First downs          25         21
Rushes-yards     52-359     47-225 
Passing-yards       177        185
  Comp-Att-Int   8-17-0    12-27-1
Total offense    69-536     74-410
Returns-yards      3-31       2-28
Sacks by            0-0        0-0
Punts-average      3-39       4-42
Fumbles-lost        1-0        3-1
Penalties-yards    6-40       5-50
Time of poss.     27:39      32:21

Nebraska, Baldwin 21-170, Joseph 10-58.
Kansas, Chaka Johnson 16-120, Roger Robben 15-70.

Nebraska, Joseph 7-16-0-164, Grant 1-1-0-13.
Kansas, Hilleary 12-26-1-185.

Nebraska, Mitchell 3-108, Jon Bostick 3-27.
Kansas, Kenny Drayton 5-58, Rob Licursi 3-70, Vang 2-35.

Missed field goals:
Nebraska, none. Kansas, Eichloff 36, 39.
Nebraska, Bruce Pickens 1-10.
Kansas, none.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT):
Nebraska, Pat Tyrance 7-6-13, Kenny Walker 4-59, Reggie Cooper 4-5-9.
Kansas, Hassan Bailey 8-2-10, Tim Hill 5-2-7, Curtis Moore 2-5-7.

Sacks: none.

Attendance: 36,000

Weather: clear, 60 degrees, wind SW 7-10

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Johnny Mitchell had three receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns.


It took Nebraska most of the first half to get past the previous week’s loss to Colorado, and when the Huskers finally did, they rolled to a 41-9 win over Kansas.

Out of the Associated Press top 10 for the first time in 67 games, the 13-ranked Huskers raised their record to 9-1 and extended both their NCAA-record string of nine-win seasons and their win string over the 3-6-1 Jayhawks to 22.

“The first-half score was done with mirrors,” Osborne said. “We did not dominate the line – Kansas did more of that than we did. We primarily got our scores after they missed an onside kick and when the coverage broke on (tight end Johnny) Mitchell. Other than that, we didn’t do much.”

Nebraska managed just one first down on its first two offensive possessions, then Kansas put together an 11-play, 46-yard drive to take a 3-0 lead on a 26-yard Dan Eichloff field goal with 3:16 left in the first period.

Eichloff then gave NU its first gift on the ensuing kickoff when his onside kick sailed out of bounds at the Kansas 41. The Huskers moved to the Jayhawk 35 in three plays, and decided to go for it on fourth down. The KU defense lost track of Mitchell, and the freshman hauled in a 35-yard TD strike from Mickey Joseph for a 7-3 Nebraska lead with 2:28 left in the first period.

It was the fifth straight game in which Mitchell had caught a touchdown pass, the longest streak for a Husker since Johnny Rodgers’ five-game string in his Heisman Trophy-winning 1972 season, and one off Rodger’s record of six in 1971.

Kansas threatened again midway in the second period. Starting at their 22, the Jayhawks picked up 54 yards on their first two plays on a 23-yard pass from Chip Hilleary to Dwayne Chandler and a 31-yard run by Chaka Johnson, but the drive stalled at the NU 19, where the Huskers got another break as Eichloff missed a 36-yard field goal. The freshman had hit 14 of 17 field goals in KU’s first nine games, and was nine-of-nine inside 40 yards.



1990 schedule
04/28 Reds 44, Whites 34
09/01 Baylor W 13-0
09/08 N. Illinois W 60-14
09/22 Minnesota W 56-0
09/29 Oregon St. W 31-7
10/06 @ Kansas St. W 45-8
10/13 Missouri W 69-21
10/20 Oklahoma St. W 31-3
10/27 @ Iowa St. W 45-13
11/03 Colorado L 12-27
11/10 @ Kansas W 41-9
11/23 @ Oklahoma L 10-45
01/01 Georgia Tech L 21-45
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