Nebraska 32
Oklahoma St. 3

Oct. 8, 1994 - 1 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma St. 3 0 0 0 3
Nebraska 0 9 16 7 32

Nebraska twice succeeded on two-point conversions. The second one came when holder Jon Vedral picked up the ball after a bad snap and threw to placekicker Darin Erstad.

First quarter
OSU: FG Vaughn 27, 10:11
Second quarter
NEB: Phillips 2 run (kick failed) 13:14
NEB: FG Erstad 48, 0:04
Third quarter
NEB: Phillips 2 run (Alford pass from Turman) 4:40
NEB: Phillips 7 run (Erstad pass from Vedral) 1:00
Fourth quarter
NEB: Childs 7 run (Erstad kick) 3:48

                      OSU       NEB
First downs             7        30
Rushes-yards        31-40    68-372
Passing                96       103
  Comp-Att-Int     6-20-1   12-20-0
Total offense      51-136    88-475
Return Yards            5        68
Punts                9-41      2-34
Fumbles-Lost          2-1       4-3
Penalties-Yards      3-31      5-49
Possession time     23:05     36:55

RUSHING
OSU: Thompson 11-35, Jefferson 5-15, Richardson 6-8.

NEB: Phillips 33-221, Childs 6-45, Benning 7-42.

PASSING
OSU: T. Jones 6-20-1-96.
NEB: Berringer 10-15-0-75, Turman 1-4-0-23, Vedral 1-1-0-5.

RECEIVING
OSU: D.Jones 2-33, Denson 1-34, Thompson 1-15, Watts 1-11, Richardson 1-3.

NEB: Muhammad 4-53, Childs 2-22, Baul 2-5, Benning 1-7, Holbein 1-6, Gilman 1-5, Makovicka 1-5.

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Game recap

Turman steps in; Phillips romps; defense shines

Nebraska opened its Big Eight season in Lincoln with two goals in mind: winning the game against Oklahoma State and protecting quarterback Brook Berringer.

Tommie Frazier was still laid up in the hospital at game time with blood clots in his right leg, and Berringer suffered from the partially collapsed lung he received against Wyoming.

OSU jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a 27-yard field goal on its first drive after a Nebraska turnover. Nebraska went up 6-3 on Lawrence Phillips’ 2-yard run to begin the second quarter, then Darin Erstad hit a career-long 48-yard field goal to give Nebraska a 9-3 lead at intermission.

Halftime X-rays showed Berringer’s lung was again leaking, and he was not allowed to return. Enter sophomore walk-on Matt Turman, who led the Huskers to three more scoring drives and a 32-3 win as the Husker Blackshirts took control of the game and shut down the Cowboys.

While Lawrence Phillips rushed for a career-high 221 yards on 33 carries and scored three times, the Blackshirts allowed just 136 total yards, including a mere 24 in the second half. Phillips eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

In the second half, OSU crossed midfield just once and had just two first downs. The Husker defense came up with two turnovers, one of which the offense converted to a TD.

While the defense held strong, NU scored twice in the third quarter on two Phillips runs and again early in the fourth on Clinton Childs’ seven-yard run.

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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

Babcock

Not many teams could lose their top two quarterbacks and do what Nebraska did.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

Turman ... was functional. He was victorious. But even on his magical day, the Turmanator is a better story than anything.

Omaha World-Herald
Sittler

The Cornhuskers used their brute strength to demonstrate that OSU isn't ready to join the Big Eight Conference's elite.

Daily Oklahoman
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