Nebraska 31
West Virginia 0

Aug. 28, 1994 - 1 p.m. Central
Kickoff Classic | E. Rutherford, NJ | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 3 21 0 7 31
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 0
First quarter
NU: Tom Sieler 32 FG, 0:34
Second quarter
NU: Tommie Frazier 25 run (Sieler kick) 10:49
NU: Reggie Baul 12 pass from Frazier (Sieler kick) 9:20
NU: Frazier 27 run (Sieler kick) 1:20
Fourth quarter
NU: Frazier 42 run (Sieler kick) 7:27

                        NU       WV
First downs             28        9
Rushes-yards        60-368     38-8
Passing yards          100       81
  Comp-Att-Int      8-17-2   6-19-2
Total yards         85-468    57-89
Punts               3-48.3   9-60.1
Fumbles-lost           4-3      4-1
Penalties-yards       6-41     5-44
Possession time      33:52    26:08
3rd down conv.        6-13     1-13
4th down conv.         2-2      1-3
Returns-yards        9-152     4-10
Sacks by              8-48        0

ATTENDANCE: 58,233

RUSHING
NU: Frazier 12-130, Phillips 24-126, Schlesinger 8-31, Childs 4-30, Benning 5-19, Makovicka 2-11, Berringer 2-7, Norris 1-5, Uhlir 1-5, Schuster 1-4.

WV: Walker 12-46, Barber 6-23, Gary 2-4, Freeman 2-3, Nixon 1-0, Johnston 7-(-29), Boykin 8-(-39).

PASSING
NU: Frazier 16-8-100-2, Phillips 1-0-0-0.

WV: Boykin 13-4-62-1, Johnston 6-2-19-1

RECEIVING
NU: Baul 3-46, Phillips 2-17, Muhammad 1-23, Gilman 1-7, Holbein 1-7.

WV: Vanterpool 3-50, Purnell 2-36, Gary 1-(-5).



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‘Classic’ turns one-sided as Huskers romp

Nebraska raised its Kickoff Classic record to 3-0 in beating West Virginia 31-0 in the first-ever game between the schools.

Husker quarterback Tommie Frazier, the game’s MVP, rushed 12 times for 130 yards, including a record three touchdown runs of 25, 27 and 42 yards. He threw for 100 yards, completing eight of 16 passes.

NU I-back Lawrence Phillips reached 100 yards rushing on the first play of the second half and finished with 126 yards on 24 carries. NU finished with 368 yards rushing.

NU’s defense had eight sacks, held West Virginia to eight yards rushing and gave up only nine first downs. The Mountaineers’ most effective weapon was punter Todd Sauerbrun, who boomed a record 90-yard punt and averaged 60.1 yards on nine tries.

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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

The reviews are in. Read all about it: Huskers are for real. Very for real.

Omaha World-Herald
Burwell

Even though you might be content with this wave of so-called nationwide respect, the Huskers’ players and coaches know it's the football equivalent of a ‘Miss Congeniality’ award.

USA Today
Markus

The matchup that Nehlen and Osborne had wanted so badly last New Year's Day in the Orange Bowl turned into another Kickoff Classic mismatch.

Baltimore Sun
Price

Every time the overmatched Mountaineers looked up, Frazier was picking his way into the secondary, on the way to one of his three touchdowns.

Staten Island Advance
Magee

College football's 125th season began yesterday with a thud, a shower of oranges and the introduction of a possible leading Heisman Trophy candidate.

San Diego Union-Tribune
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