Nebraska 76
North Texas 14

Sep. 4, 1993 - 1 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
North Texas 0 7 7 0 14
Nebraska 28 14 21 13 76
First Quarter
NU: Corey Dixon 33 pass from Brook Berringer
   (Byron Bennett kick) 12:26
NU: Calvin Jones 1 run (Bennett kick) 8:15
NU: Toby Wright 33 INT return (Bennett kick) 7:03
NU: Abdul Muhammad 11 pass from Tony Veland
   (Bennett kick), 2:34
Second Quarter
NU: Berringer 1 run (Bennett kick) 10:56
NT: Terrance Brown 2 run
   (Richard DeFelice kick) 6:42
NU: Jones 24 run (Bennett kick) 2:50
Third Quarter
NU: Berringer 4 run (Bennett kick) 13:05
NU: Veland 1 run (Bennett kick) 8:35
NU: Damon Benning 9 run (Bennett kick) 5:30
NT: Clayton George 71 pass from Mitch Maher
   (DeFelice kick) 5:08
Fourth Quarter
NU: Riley Washington 15 pass from Matt Turman
   (Bennett kick) 12:45
NU: Turman 1 run (kick failed) 7:46

                          NT        NU
First downs ............. 11        28
Rushing att.-yards ... 30-39    61-360
Passing yards .......... 255       215
  Att-Comp-Int...... 34-15-2   17-14-1
Total offense ....... 64-294    78-575
Returns-yards ......... 1-19     6-145
Sacks by ............... 0-0      5-41
Punts-average ....... 7-40.1    1-31.0
Fumbles-lost ........... 1-1       0-0
Penalties-yards ....... 6-43      3-35
Possession time ...... 27:28     32:32
Third-down conv. ...... 3/15      9/12 
Fourth-down conv. ...... 1/3       0/1 

Individual leaders
RUSHING
NT: Terrance Brown, 17-55-1; Mitch Maher 3-27; Todd Bloom, 3-9-0; Cromer 2-6.

NU: Calvin Jones, 16-124-2; Damon Benning, 8-82-1; Clinton Childs, 7-35-0; Jeff Makovicka, 5-35-0.

PASSING
NT: Mitch Maher, 12-23-246-1; Valentine 3-11-9-1.

NU: Brook Berringer, 7-7-124-0; Tony Veland, 6-9-76-1; Matt Turman, 1-1-15-0.

RECEIVING
NT: David Brown, 3-61-0; Clayton George, 2-81-1; Troy Redwine, 2-43-0; Luis Silva, 2-42-0.

NU: Corey Dixon, 3-56-1; Clester Johnson, 2-28-0; Eric Alford, 2-17-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS
NT: Defelice, 40.
NU: None.

INTERCEPTIONS
NT: Roland Jackson 1-19-0.
NU: Toby Wright 1-33-1; Eric Stokes, 1-34-0.

TACKLES (UT-AT-TT)
NT: Sean Mayes, 6-5-11; Greg Matthews, 9-2-11; Wayne Walker, 1-9-10; Chad Renfro, 3-5-8.

NU: Ernie Beler, 1-4-5; Daren Williams, 2-3-5, Lorenzo Brinkley, 3-1-4; John Reece, 3-1-4; Mike Minter, 0-4-4.

SACKS
NT: None.
NU: Ed Stewart, 1-8; Trev Alberts, 1-6; Kevin Ramaekers, 1-9; Dwayne Harris, 1-8; Billy Wade, 1-10.

Attendance: 75,614

SCORING SUMMARY & MORE STATS

Coverage

Recap

Huskers roll, but injuries are a worry

The No. 9 Nebraska Cornhuskers opened their 104th season with a 76-14 victory over North Texas. Nebraska jumped out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and took a 42-7 advantage into the locker room at halftime. In all, nine different Huskers scored, including rover Toby Wright on a 33-yard interception return.

Unfortunately, the Huskers lost three starters to injuries, including quarterback Tommie Frazier on the first play of the game. Heisman Trophy candidate Calvin Jones strained his knee and would miss the next two games after leading all rushers with 16 carries for 124 yards and two scores, and OLB Donta Jones left the game with a sprained ankle.

In Frazier’s place, sophomore Brook Berringer was perfect (7-7) passing for 124 yards, including a 33-yard TD strike to Corey Dixon to open the scoring. Berringer also rushed for two touchdowns.

The Huskers totaled 575 yards to North Texas’ 294 and outrushed the Eagles, 360-39. Berringer, Tony Veland and Matt Turman combined to pass for 215 yards, the first Husker 200-yard passing game since 1991.

Defensively, 40 Huskers were credited with at least one tackle, led by Ernie Beler and Daren Williams with five each.

The 76 points scored by NU was a season high and the most since the 1983 team defeated Minnesota, 84-13, in Minneapolis.

Recap source: 1994 media guide

 

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Associated Press
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Pregame & team info
1993 schedule
04/24 Red 29, White 8
09/04 North Texas W 76-14
09/11 Texas Tech W 50-27
09/18 @ UCLA W 14-13
09/25 Colorado St. W 48-13
10/07 @ Oklahoma St. W 27-13
10/16 Kansas St. W 45-28
10/23 Missouri W 49-7
10/30 @ Colorado W 21-17
11/06 @ Kansas W 21-20
11/13 Iowa St. W 49-17
11/26 Oklahoma W 21-7
01/01 Florida St. L 16-18
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