Nebraska 13
Oklahoma 3

Nov. 25, 1994 • 1:30 p.m. Central
Owen Field •Norman, OK • ABC
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1994 Nebraska-Oklahoma, Phillips & Peters photoLawrence Phillips is tackled for a loss by OU’s Tyrell Peters. · Ithaca Journal ·

Second quarter
NU: Erstad 46 field goal, 14:11
OU: Blanton 25 field goal, 2:19
Third quarter
NU: Sieler 26 field goal, 7:03
Fourth quarter
NU: Berringer 1 run (Sieler kick) 13:25

                       NU      OU
First downs            18      10
Rushes-yards       50-136  32-108
Passing yards         166      71
  Comp-Att-Int    13-23-1  6-18-2
Total offense      73-302  50-179
Return yards            0      20
Punts                5-47    7-38
Fumbles-lost          2-0     0-0
Penalties-yards      4-28    5-35
Possession time     36:48   23:12
NU: Phillips 21-50, Berringer 15-48, Benning 3-10, Schlesinger 3-11, Turman 1-9, Makovicka 3-9, Childs 3-6, Muhammad 1-(minus 7).

OU: Moore 15-71, McGee 5-20, Allen 9-8, Chandler 3-9.

NU: Berringer 13-23-1-166. 
OU: McGee 6-17-2-71, Brown 0-1-0-0.

NU: Muhammad 5-98, Phillips 3-24, Gilman 2-23, Alford 2-16, Baul 1-5.

OU: Hall 3-51, McDaniel 2-11, Allen 1-9.

Att. - 70,216.



Game recap

Huskers grind out road win over Sooners

No. 1 Nebraska remained undefeated, clinched the Big Eight title outright and earned an Orange Bowl berth to play for a national championship against Miami with a 13-3 win over the Sooners.

Nebraska held OU to 179 total yards, including just 47 after halftime and minus-5 yards in the fourth quarter.

The Huskers struggled to get their offense moving in the first half but took a 3-0 lead when Darin Erstad hit a 46-yard field goal early in the second quarter.

Oklahoma tied it up with 2:19 left in the half when Scott Blanton hit a 25-yard field goal. An earlier try by Blanton was blocked by Barron Miles, his fourth blocked kick of the season.

The second half was all Nebraska. The offense scored on its first drive, an 11-play, 76-yard drive that ended with a 26-yard field goal by Tom Sieler.

On OU’s second drive of the third quarter, the Sooners gained a total of 14 yards before punting. Never again did Oklahoma produce a play with positive yardage as the Sooners punted three times, threw six incomplete passes, were sacked once, and were intercepted once by Miles.

Miles also had three pass breakups to tie the career school record of 19.

Nebraska’s offense, meanwhile, picked up 239 of its 302 total yards in the second half.

Wingback Abdul Muhammad was quarterback Brook Berringer’s favorite target as he caught five passes for 98 yards. His 44-yard catch to begin the fourth quarter on third-and-10 brought the Huskers to the OU 13. Berringer scored three plays later.

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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



Berringer lacked the sharpness and the play-making ability of his first six starts. And one could only speculate that there was a direct correlation to seeing Frazier in the on-deck circle.

Omaha World-Herald

The sobering truth is that Nebraska simply does not have the kind of blocking and running weapons usually seen on national championship teams or most Osborne teams.

Tulsa World

Nebraska's offensive line, normally dominant, had its hands full with an inspired Oklahoma defense that was playing its last game under Coach Gary Gibbs.

Washington Post

What's going on here? Didn't Nebraska-Oklahoma used to be higher than an elephant's eye? Didn't it take up so much room that it needed its own solitary date?

Orange County Register

Frazier's presence, and availability, on Friday put Berringer under a scrutiny he hadn't experienced since leading the Cornhuskers to a 24-7 victory against Colorado.

Lincoln Journal Star
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