Nebraska 42
Texas Tech 16

Sept. 8, 1994 • 7 p.m. Central
Jones Stadium •Lubbock, TX • ESPN
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1994 Nebraska-Texas Tech photo defenseDwayne Harris (86) and Christian Peter (55) put pressure on Texas Tech quarterback Tony Darden. · Lincoln Star ·

First quarter
NU: Frazier 58 run (Sieler kick) 12:59 
Second quarter
NU: Frazier 3 run (Sieler kick) 13:13
TT: Davis 49 FG 10:43
Third quarter
TT: Aylor 6 pass from Lethridge (run failed) 12:33
NU: Phillips 2 run (Sieler kick) 9:01
NU: Phillips 56 run (Sieler kick) 4:19
Fourth quarter
NU: Alford 35 pass from Frazier (Sieler kick) 10:56
TT: Kaufman fumble recovery in end zone (Davis kick) 6:24 
NU: Childs 30 run (Sieler kick) 2:00

                        NU       TT
First downs             26       17
Rushes-yards        63-524   42-147
Passing yards           88      150
  Comp-Att-Int      5-17-1  11-29-1
Total yards            612      297
Punts                 3-47     8-41
Fumbles-lost           0-0      1-0
Penalties-yards       5-44     4-30
Time of possession   33:50    26:10

NU: Phillips 19-175, Schlesinger 6-84, Frazier 13-84, Childs 10-59, Benning 7-45, Schuster 2-37, Makovicka 5-25, Berringer 1-15.

TT: Lethridge 6-62, Crain 15-46, Hanspard 12-27, Darden 7-4, Hobbs 1-7, Walker 1-1.

NU: Frazier 5-15-0-88, Berringer 0-2-1-0.
TT: Darden 3-10-0-64, Lethridge 5-14-1-46, Cavazos 3-5-0-40.

NU: Phillips 3-39, Alford 1-35, Baul 1-14.
TT: Scovell 4-74, Mitchell  3-24, DuBuc 2-31, Lavender 1-15, Aylor 1-6.

Attendance: 32,768



Game recap

Ground game wears down Red Raiders

Five different Nebraska backs broke runs of at least 30 yards in a 524-yard rushing display that helped the Cornhuskers flatten the Red Raiders, 42-16.

“We’d be doing fine and then the dam would break and they’d hit us with something else. Finally, we ran out of fingers to stick in the dike,” said Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes.

“They just wore us down, especially that offensive line,” said Tech linebacker Zach Thomas. “I think they’ve got a great chance at the national championship.”

Nebraska built a 14-3 halftime lead on the strength of two long drives that ended with Tommie Frazier option runs of 58 and 3 yards. The Huskers missed chances to pad the advantage when Darin Erstad missed a pair of field-goal attempts and linebacker Thomas stuffed NU tailback Lawrence Phillips for no gain on a fourth-and-one from the Nebraska 46.

Tech made the score 14-9 after taking second-half kickoff and driving 80 yards in nine plays for a touchdown. The Jones Stadium crowd sensed an upset, but the No. 1-ranked Huskers went right to work, rolling 82 yards on each of two consecutive touchdown drives in taking a 28-16 lead.

Of the Huskers’ 524 rushing yards, 335 came after intermission.

Mike Minter had five tackles but suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third quarter.

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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



Nebraska was supposed to win big Thursday night, with all of the nation watching. The Cornhuskers did, or they didn't, depending on the definition of big.

Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska may lose some votes for sloppiness, lack of a balanced attack (88 yards passing) and its inability to put the game on ice by the Halftime Blitz.

Omaha World-Herald

Those concerned with the Big 12 will have noted the attendance in Lubbock on Thursday, on a night that was brighter for Nebraska than it was for the new league's outlook.

Dallas Morning News
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