Nebraska 45
Kansas St. 8

Oct. 6, 1990
KSU Stadium •Manhattan, KS
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First Quarter
NEB: FG Gregg Barrios 33, 4:47
KSU: Safety, punt blocked out of end zone, 1:49
Second Quarter
NEB: Jon Bostick 5 pass from Mike Grant (Barrios kick) 0:11
Third Quarter
NEB: Mickey Joseph 10 run (Barrios kick) 7:48
NEB: Leodis Flowers 21 run (Barrios kick) 4:26
Fourth Quarter
KSU: FG Tate Wright 37, 8:51.
NEB: Bostick 45 pass from Grant (Barrios kick) 5:47
KSU: FG Wright 48, 4:05
NEB: Tyrone Hughes 99 kickoff return (Barrios kick) 3:52
NEB: Joseph 26 run (Barrios kick) 1:46

                     NU       KSU
First downs          20        14
Rushes-yards     49-243     36-40
Passing yards       129       119
  Comp-Att-Int   8-20-0   15-34-2
Total offense    69-372    70-159
Returns-yards    10-177      3-34
Sacks by           7-40       2-9
Punts-average      7-41     11-42
Fumbles-lost        1-0       1-0
Penalties-yards    7-85      4-35
Time of poss.     26:42     33:18

Nebraska, Flowers 16-112, Joseph 8-28, Baldwin 5-25, Haase 1-19, Lewis 3-15, Brown 3-12, Turner 1-11, Grant 6-10, Soto 3-7, Hughes 3-4.
Kansas State, Pat Jackson 10-30, Kitt Rawlings 1-9.

Nebraska, Grant 7-17-0-125, Joseph 1-30-4.
Kansas State, Paul Watson 12-24-1-102, Carl Straw 3-10-1-17.

Nebraska, Bostick 3-75, Nate Turner 3-28, Derek Brown 2-26.
Kansas State, Jackson 7-58, Michael Smith 4-28, Frank Hernandez 2-18.

Missed field goals:
Nebraska, Barrios 49.
Kansas State, Wright 40.

Nebraska, Joe Sims 1-7, Tyrone Byrd 1-0.
Kansas State, none.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT):
Nebraska, Kenny Walker 6-3-9, Sims 3-5-8, Pat Tyrance 2-5-7, Mike Petko 2-5-7.
Kansas State, Chris Patterson 3-8-11, C.J. Masters 5-4-9, Brooks Barta 3-6-9.

Nebraska, Sims 3-13, Kenny Walker 2-12, Mike Croel 1-8, Rick Wendland 1-7.
Kansas State, Joe Boone 1-5, Danny Needham 1-4.

Attendance: 35,757.

Weather: clear, 84 degrees, wind N 5.


Tyrone Hughes
It was a record-setting day for Tyrone Hughes, who had 247 kick-return yards.


For the second straight week, Nebraska struggled through the first half before righting itself and pulling away, this time for a 45-8 win over Kansas State in the Big Eight opener.

Playing on the road for the first time in 1990, eighth-ranked (AP) NU faced a greatly-improved K-State team that had won three of its four nonconference games and had already scored more points (152) than the 1989 Wildcats had in a whole season (134).

The Wildcats throttled the Husker offense in the first 28 minutes and appeared to be heading for the locker room trailing just 3-2. However, Nebraska worked the two-minute drill to perfection, driving 81 yards in 11 plays, and went up 10-2 on a 5-yard Mike Grant-to-Jon Bostick touchdown pass with 11 seconds left in the half.

Nebraska’s Blackshirt defense played another outstanding game, limiting K-State to 159 total-offense yards and keeping a third opponent out of the end zone. Tackles Kenny Walker and Joe Sims spent much of the afternoon in the Wildcat backfield, as they combined for 17 tackles, six of them behind the line for 29 yards lost, and five of those sacks for 25 yards lost. Sims also had an interception behind the line.

Senior safety Reggie Cooper also contributed four tackles, giving him 153 in his career to tie the school record for defensive backs set by All-American Larry Wachholtz from 1964-66.

But, in the end, it was the kicking game that made the difference as the Huskers piled up 323 yards on punt and kickoff returns. “The big difference in the game was the kicking game,” said Husker Coach Tom Osborne. “We had a punt blocked that cost us two points, but, other than that, our kicking game was dominant.”

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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