Nebraska 17
Kansas St. 6

Oct. 15, 1994 - 11 a.m. Central
Manhattan, KS | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 0 0 10 17
Kansas St. 0 6 0 0 6

1994 Nebraska-Kansas State, Phillips photoLawrence Phillips fights for yardage against KSU’s Steve Hanks. · Hackensack Record · Newspapers.com

First quarter
NEB: Phillips 2 run (Erstad kick) 6:12
Second quarter
KSU: Running 29 pass from May (kick blocked) 14:55
Fourth quarter
NEB: Makovicka 15 run (Erstad kick) 11:01
NEB: Erstad FG 24, 1:32

                         NEB       KSU
First downs ............. 16        17
Rushes-yards ........ 50-210   23-(-7)
Passing ................. 52       249
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 4-11-0   22-48-1
Total offense ....... 61-260    71-242
Return Yards ............ 74        17
Punts ............... 7-37.3    8-36.0
Fumbles-Lost ........... 2-1       2-0
Penalties-Yards ....... 9-70    12-102
Time of Possession ... 31:26     28:34
Third-down conv. ...... 3/12      6/17
Fourth-down conv. ...... 0/0       0/1

RUSHING
NEB: Phillips 31-126, Makovicka 7-5, Schlesinger 3-24, Turman 4-10, Berringer 2-5, Childs 2-0, Benning 1-(minus 2).

KSU: J.Smith 14-29, May 9-(minus 36).

PASSING
NEB: Berringer 2-7-0-37, Turman 2-4-0-15.
KSU: May 22-48-1-249.

RECEIVING
NEB: Muhammad 1-34, Phillips 2-15, Childs 1-3.

KSU: Running 5-79, Lockett 5-78, R. Brown 3-44, J. Smith 6-29, Schwieger 3-19.

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Huskers grind out big win in Little Apple

A menacing defense and a grind-it-out offense got the Huskers their seventh win of the season in a 17-6 decision on the road against nationally ranked Kansas State.

With quarterback Brook Berringer still nursing a partly collapsed lung, sophomore walk-on Matt Turman got his first career start and orchestrated the Huskers to a 7-6 halftime lead.

NU scored on its second possession of the game as Lawrence Phillips had six straight carries for the entire 28 yards of the drive. KSU answered in the second quarter with a 29-yard pass from Chad May to Mitch Running, but Nebraska’s Troy Dumas blocked the extra-point kick to preserve a 7-6 Husker lead.

Berringer came in for the Huskers’ last drive of the first half wearing a specially made flak jacket and played the second half, but was limited to drop-back passes, no audibles or options, and handing off to Phillips.

Neither team scored in the third period, but NU had an 11-play drive in the fourth culminated by a Jeff Makovicka 15-yard run. Nebraska then had a 12-play drive that ended with a 24-yard field goal by Darin Erstad for the final 17-6 margin.

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1994 schedule
04/23 Reds 43, Whites 9
08/28 @ West Virginia W 31-0
09/08 @ Texas Tech W 42-16
09/17 UCLA W 49-21
09/24 Pacific W 70-21
10/01 Wyoming W 42-32
10/08 Oklahoma St. W 32-3
10/15 @ Kansas St. W 17-6
10/22 @ Missouri W 42-7
10/29 Colorado W 24-7
11/05 Kansas W 45-17
11/12 Iowa St. W 28-12
11/25 @ Oklahoma W 13-3
01/01 @ Miami W 24-17

Commentary

Shatel

Nebraska took this fork in the road and stuck it in Kansas State.

Omaha World-Herald
Babcock

The Cornhuskers might have a national championship-caliber defense. ... Reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Lincoln Journal Star
Couch

Nebraska can't stop the pass. K-State always wins at home. Nebraska can't throw. And K-State had its best team ever. What about those things? All lies.

Wichita Eagle
Whitlock

Opportunity knocked and knocked and knocked for the Wildcats, and each time K-State's offense fell flat on its face and couldn't get up.

Kansas City Star
Bechard

It was downright ugly at times. But that's what a game turns into when both defenses dominate. And believe me, both defenses did their jobs well ... very well.

Salina Journal
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