Nebraska 31
Oklahoma St. 3

Oct. 20, 1990
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma St. 0 0 3 0 3
Nebraska 7 0 10 14 31
First Quarter
NEB: Leodis Flowers 12 run (Gregg Barrios kick) 5:50
Third Quarter
OSU: FG Cary Blanchard 35, 10:59
NEB: FG Barrios 31, 9:09
NEB: Mickey Joseph 39 run (Barrios kick) 7:17
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Johnny Mitchell 3 pass from Joseph (Barrios kick) 14:56
NEB: Robert Hicks recovered fumble in end zone (Barrios kick) 14:50

                    OSU        NU
First downs          12        17
Rushes-yards     50-161    50-266
Passing yards        66        51
  Comp-Att-Int   6-17-2    6-14-1
Total offense    67-227    64-317
Returns-yards      2-20      5-82
Sacks by            0-0       1-9
Punts-average      6-39      5-41
Fumbles-lost        6-3       5-1
Penalties-yards    5-35      5-35
Time of poss.     33:57     26:03

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
Oklahoma State, Kenny Ford 19-77, Gerald Hudson 17-47, Cecil Wilson 11-41.
Nebraska, Flowers 21-138, Joseph 9-60.

Passing:
Oklahoma State, Ford 6-17-2-66.
Nebraska, Joseph 4-8-0-26, Mike Grant 2-5-1-25.

Receiving:
Oklahoma State, Robert Kirksey 4-53.
Nebraska, Tyrone Hughes 2-20, Mitchell 2-11.

Missed field goals: none.

Interceptions:
Oklahoma State, Charles Verner 1-15.
Nebraska, Tahaun Lewis 1-15, Will Thomas 1-1.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT):

Oklahoma State, Stacey Satterwhite 4-6-10, Jay Fleischman 6-2-8, Joe King 5-3-8.
Nebraska, Kenny Walker 3-9-12, Reggie Cooper 4-5-9, Pat Engelbert 6-2-8, Pat Tyrance 1-7-8.

Sacks:
Oklahoma State, none.
Nebraska, Mike Croel 1-9.

Attendance: 76,251

Weather: Overcast, 57 deg., wind N 20-28

Coverage

Recap
Reggie Cooper
Reggie Cooper had four unassisted tackles and five assists.

OFFICIAL RECAP

S-P-E-C-I-A-L. That’s what Nebraska’s special teams were as the fourth-ranked (AP) Huskers outscored Oklahoma State, 31-3, for their 19th-consecutive homefield win.

The determined Cowboys held NU to 315 total-offense yards in the game, and had pulled within 7-3 early in the second half on a 35-yard Cary Blanchard field goal. Then the Nebraska special teams struck, contributing 24 unanswered points, directly or indirectly, as the Huskers pulled away.

Tyrone Hughes started the onslaught with a 40-yard kickoff return to the Oklahoma State 45, setting up a four-play drive to a 31-yard Gregg Barrios field goal.

The Husker defense then stopped Oklahoma State without a first down, and Hughes returned a punt 19 yards to the Cowboy 39. On the next play, quarterback Mickey Joseph sprinted around left end on the longest run of his career, giving NU a 17-3 lead.

Late in the third quarter, the Cowboys fumbled a Nebraska punt and Husker linebacker Mike Anderson recovered at the OSU 32. Four plays later, Joseph hit tight end Johnny Mitchell with a 3-yard touchdown pass four seconds into the fourth quarter for a 24-3 lead.

On the ensuing kickoff, Oklahoma State again fumbled, and Nebraska’s Robert Hicks recovered in the end zone to give the Huskers their final 31-3 margin. The win left NU at 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big Eight. OSU fell to 2-5 and 0-3.

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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