Nebraska 24
Colorado 7

Oct. 29, 1994 • 11:08 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ABC
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1994 Nebraska-Colorado, Dwayne Harris photoDwayne Harris wraps up Kordell Stewart for a loss in the second quarter. The Huskers once again proved to be Kordell’s Kryptonite. · Staunton News Leader ·

First quarter
NU: Cory Schlesinger 14 run (Tom Sieler kick) 5:47
Second quarter
NU: Tom Sieler 24 FG, 9:01
NU: Clinton Childs 2 run (Sieler kick) 0:36
Third quarter
NU: Eric Alford 30 pass from Brook Berringer (Sieler kick) 10:42
CU: Rashaan Salaam 6 run (Neil Voskeritchian kick) 1:06

                         CU         NU
First downs ............ 18         20
Rushes-yards ....... 37-155     53-203
Passing yards ......... 159        142
 Comp-Att-Int ..... 13-30-0    12-17-1
Total offense ...... 67-314     70-345
Returns-Yards ......... 3-7        1-9
Punts-Avg. ......... 6-38.3     6-38.3
Fumbles-Lost .......... 0-0        1-0
Sacks by-Yards .......... 0       4-28
Penalties-Yards ...... 4-30       6-41
Third-down conv. ..... 0/11       7/16
Fourth-down conv. ..... 0/4        0/1
Possession time ..... 21:36      38:24
CU: Salaam 22-134, Stewart 14-24, Troutman 1-(minus 3).

NU: Phillips 24-103, Schlesinger 8-65, Makovicka 3-32, Berringer 8-2, Childs 5-14, Benning 3-1, Muhammad 1-1, team 1-(minus 15).

CU: Stewart 12-28-0-150, Detmer 1-2-0-9.
NU: Berringer 12-17-1-142.

CU: Westbrook 6-80, Lepsis 2-18, Carruth 2-28, Salaam 2-24, Savoy 1-9.
NU: Alford 5-78, Gillman 4-46, Muhammad 2-14, Phillips 1-4.

CU: Simmons, 1-0.
NU: None.

CU: M.Russell 5-13-18; T.Johnson 6-10-16; T.Cunningham 5-2-7; G.Jones 4-3-7.

NU: T.Dumas 8-3-11; K.Moss 6-1-7; E.Stewart 3-4-7; D.Jones 3-4-7; D.Colman 2-5-7; C.Peter 2-5-7.

CU: None.
NU: Connealy 2-9; D.Harris, 1-12; D.Jones 1-7.




Game recap

Huskers ride herd over Buffs

Nebraska took control of the Big Eight race and took a major step toward a run at the national title with a resounding 24-7 win over Colorado in a matchup of top-3 teams in Memorial Stadium’s 200th consecutive sellout.

Many critics didn’t give the third-ranked Huskers much of a chance against the potent No. 2 Buffaloes without quarterback Tommie Frazier, but Brook Berringer showed that the Huskers and Tom Osborne sport more than a running, one-dimensional offense, while the Huskers’ Blackshirt defense dominated.

Nebraska scored on its first possession on a 14-yard run by fullback Cory Schlesinger. NU added a 24-yard field goal by Tom Sieler six minutes into the second quarter, then took a 17-0 lead on a 2-yard run by Clinton Childs with 36 seconds left in the first half. At that point, NU had 234 yards to CU’s 89, Berringer had completed 9 of 12 passes for 100 yards, and CU’s Kordell Stewart had completed 2 of 6 passes for 7 yards.

In the second half, Nebraska scored on a 30-yard pass from Berringer to tight end Eric Alford to go up 24-0 before the Buffs scored with 1:06 remaining in the third.


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1994 schedule
04/23Reds 43, Whites 9
08/28@ West VirginiaW 31-0
09/08@ Texas TechW 42-16
09/17UCLAW 49-21
09/24PacificW 70-21
10/01WyomingW 42-32
10/08Oklahoma St.W 32-3
10/15@ Kansas St.W 17-6
10/22@ MissouriW 42-7
10/29ColoradoW 24-7
11/05KansasW 45-17
11/12Iowa St.W 28-12
11/25@ OklahomaW 13-3
01/01@ MiamiW 24-17



So thorough was the defeat that you could have given the Buffaloes a fifth … sixth … even seventh down, as well as a rosary full of Hail Marys, and it wouldn’t have mattered.

Los Angeles Times

Some of us presumed Osborne’s pursuit of an elusive national championship was shot before the real chase began. Some of us were wrong.

Washington Post

The Huskers are No. 1 because of an offensive line that seems bent on destroying any and all moving objects in its path, including Hurricanes.

Omaha World-Herald

For one day, at least, the injustices were righted in Lincoln.

New York Daily News

Nebraska may not have a high-tech offense, but the Huskers showed they can sledge-hammer teams with the best of them.

New York Daily News
Le Batard

The team nobody loves looks like it’s headed for another January engagement in the Orange Bowl, and, unfortunately, it is bringing along that caveman offense.

Miami Herald

Bill McCartney was served up a nasty helping of Nebraska breakfast yesterday. It included plenty of pancakes by the Huskers offensive line, lots of juice from the arm of quarterback Brook Berringer and a special order of Kordell Stewart, over medium.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If an offensive line can carry a football team to the mythical national championship — and I’m not so sure it can’t — then hand the trophy to Nebraska.

Kansas City Star

Both the Cornhuskers and the Buffs came out with tight ends yesterday morning. Nebraska’s tight ends were physically exceptional, Colorado’s a mental abnormality.

Denver Post

Without a national playoff system, style points mean everything. Saturday, the boring team from the heartland couldn’t have played with more style.

Chicago Sun-Times

Don’t start backpedaling now, claiming the Buffaloes weren’t really that good. They were. They just weren’t a match for Nebraska.

Lincoln Journal Star
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