Reds 44
Whites 34

Apr. 28, 1990 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Whites 7 7 7 13 34
Reds 10 14 10 10 44

1990 spring game, Brungardt QB sack photoPaul Brungardt forces a fumble with his first-quarter sack of Mickey Joseph. Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) · Newspapers.com

First quarter
RED: Barrios 32 field goal
RED: Cooper 47 interception return (Barrios kick)
WHI: Achola 1 run (Bennett kick)
Second quarter
WHI: Cornwell 3 run (Kehret kick)
RED: Dowse 39 pass from Joseph (Barrios kick)
RED: Garrett 27 pass from Grant (Barrios kick)
Third quarter
RED: Barrios 36 field goal
RED: Soto 2 run (Barrios kick)
WHI: McCant 1 run (Kehret kick)
Fourth quarter
RED: Croel 14 fumble return (Barrios kick)
WHI: Baldwin 1 run (Kehret kick)
RED: Barrios 28 field goal
WHI: McDonald 1 run (pass failed)
Attendance: 22,806
                         RED      WHITE
First downs ............. 19         18
Rushes-yards......... 71-261     43-172
Passing yards........... 131        231
  Comp-Att-Int ......9-23-2     15-29-1
Total offense ....... 94-392     72-403
Return yards ............ 69         96
Punts-Avg ........... 4-38.5     6-31.1
Fumbles-Lost ........... 6-2        5-2
Penalties-Yards ....... 6-60      12-84

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Recap

No. 1 defense comes up big in spring finale

The No. 1 defense scored two touchdowns and forced five turnovers as the Reds beat the Whites, 44-34, in the Nebraska football spring game.

It was a ragged first quarter, featuring nine fumbles, two interceptions and five penalties. Six possessions into the contest, the first-team defense had outscored the first-team offense, 7-3.

“We had a lot of mistakes early,” coach Tom Osborne said. “But overall it was a good final game.”

The Reds’ Mike Grant and Mickey Joseph combined to complete 13 of 22 passes for 215 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Osborne said the two quarterbacks might be used interchangeably in the fall.

Splitting his time on the Red and White squads, I-back Scott Baldwin was the game’s leading rusher, with 115 yards on 16 carries.

Reds safety Reggie Cooper intercepted two passes and returned one 47 yards for a touchdown.

Twenty-minute quarters were played in the first half, contributing to the hefty total of 166 plays run by the two offenses.

Senior kicker Gregg Barrios was the game’s leading scorer with 14 points. He connected on all three of his field goal attempts and was 5-for-5 on PATs. Osborne wasn’t pleased with other aspects of the kicking game, particularly the lack of touchbacks on kickoffs and the overall punting average of 34 yards.

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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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