Nebraska 69
Missouri 21

Oct. 13, 1990
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
1st2nd3rd4th F 
First Quarter
NEB: Leodis Flowers 1 run (Gregg Barrios kick) 10:59
NEB: Jon Bostick 10 pass from Mickey Joseph (Barrios kick) 9:23
MIZ: Michael Jones 10 pass from Kent Kiefer (Jeff Jacke kick) 6:47
NEB: Joseph 15 run (Barrios kick) 3:09
NEB: Joseph 5 run (Barrios kick) 0:00
Second Quarter
NEB: Joseph 2 run (Barrios kick) 10:37
MIZ: Jones 4 pass from Kiefer (Jacke kick) 7:53
NEB: FG Barrios 31, 5:41
NEB: Joseph 3 run (Barrios kick) 1:17
Third Quarter
NEB: FG Barrios 38, 4:43
NEB: Derek Brown 23 run (Barrios kick) 0:57
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Johnny Mitchell 15 pass from Mike Grant (Jeff Lang kick) 14:00
NEB: Tom Haase 6 run (Lang kick) 10:56
MIZ: Victor Bailey 11 pass from Phil Johnson (Jacke kick) 6:36

                     MU        NU
First downs          19        33
Rushes-yards      27-57    69-500
Passing yards       325       122
Returns-yards       1-0      5-47
  Comp-Att-Int  25-47-3    9-16-2
Total offense    74-382    85-622
Sacks by            0-0      4-18
Punts-average      5-37         0
Fumbles-lost        2-2       0-0
Penalties-yards    3-30      3-15
Time of poss.     25:50     34:10

Missouri, Jones 7-21, Sean Moore 3-13, Michael Washington 6-13.
Nebraska, Flowers 16-111, Joseph 9-95, Scott Baldwin 8-79, Brown 13-77.

Missouri, Kiefer 16-31-2-202, Johnson 7-12-0-104, Mark Ramstack 2-4-1-19.
Nebraska, Joseph 4-8-2-65, Grant 5-8-0-57.

Missouri, Jones 6-118, Bailey 4-44, Kenneth Dunn 3-52, Linzy Collins 3-35.
Nebraska, Mitchell 2-51, Nate Turner 2-19.

Missed field goals: none.

Missouri, Harry Colon 1-40, Niu Sale 1-0.
Nebraska, Tyrone Byrd 1-18, Tyrone Legette 1-9, Tahaun Lewis 1-0.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT):
Missouri, Colon 8-4-12, Sharron Washington 6-2-8, Maurice Benson 6-2-8.
Nebraska, Reggie Cooper 2-4-6, Mike Croel 2-3-5, Curtis Cotton 2-2-4, Bruce Pickens 2-2-4, Le Andre Anderson 1-3-4, Mike Anderson 0-4-4.

Missouri, none.
Nebraska, Travis Hill 1-8, Kenny Walker 1-7, Jamie Liewer 1-2, L. Anderson 1-1.

Attendance: 76,317

Weather: clear, 66 degrees, wind SW 14-20


Mickey Joseph
Mickey Joseph ran for 95 yards and four touchdowns.


Junior quarterback Mickey Joseph ran for four touchdowns and passed for another as he led a Nebraska option offense that demolished Missouri, 69-21, in the Cornhuskers’ 80th Homecoming game.

Making his third start of the season, and his first when Mike Grant wasn’t injured, Joseph led the seventh-ranked (AP) Huskers to touchdowns on their first five possessions, a field goal on their sixth, and 11 scores in the first 13 possessions.

Nebraska finished with 33 first downs, 622 total-offense yards and 500 rushing yards against a team that had beaten then-21st-ranked Arizona State, 30-9, two weeks earlier, then had lost to 12th-ranked Colorado, 33-31, only when the Buffaloes scored the winning touchdown on fifth down on the final play of the game. The Huskers went to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference. Mizzou fell to 2-4 and 0-2.

Joseph ran for 95 yards on nine attempts, and completed four of eight passes for 65 yards and a touchdown – but threw two interceptions. His four rushing touchdowns equaled the most ever scored by an individual against Missouri, and tied the NU school record for quarterbacks. The effort earned him Big Eight offensive player-of-the-week for the second time in 1990.

“I think Mickey Joseph’s performance was spectacular,” said Missouri Coach Bob Stull. “You look at some of the incredible plays that he made. Not the average ones – he made some great plays. On some plays, we seemingly had him stopped, and all of a sudden, ‘boom’, he came out of it or pitched it late.”

Nevertheless, the Marrero, La., native and his coach, Tom Osborne, weren’t totally satisfied with his performance, particularly with the interceptions.

“I thought Mickey played very well up until about the middle of the third quarter, but the wheels came off there a little,” Osborne said.

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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