Nebraska 42
Wyoming 32

Oct. 1, 1994
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Wyoming 14 7 3 8 32
Nebraska 0 14 21 7 42
Wyo--Harris 39 pass from Dombek (Sorenson kick)
Wyo--Gilstrap 6 pass from Dombek (Sorenson kick)
Neb--Phillips 1 run (Sieler kick)
Wyo--Hendricks 1 run (Sorenson kick)
Neb--Berringer 5 run (Sieler kick)
Neb--Berringer 24 run (Sieler kick)
Neb--Phillips 40 run (Sieler kick)
Neb--Berringer 10 run (Sieler kick)
Wyo--FG Sorenson 40
Wyo--Gilstrap 2 pass from Gustin (Gilstrap pass from Gustin)
Neb--Phillips 8 run (Sieler kick)

                          Wyo      Neb
First downs                18       24
Rushes-yards            21-36   56-322
Passing                   344      131
  Comp-Att-Int        25-46-3  15-22-1
Return Yards                8       53
Punts                    7-41     8-42
Fumbles-Lost              2-1      3-1
Penalties-Yards          6-30     9-91
Time of Possession      25:40    34:20

RUSHING: Wyoming - Hendrix 1-33, Gustin 2-9, Dombek 3-7, Hendricks 3-1, Christopherson 12-0. Nebraska - Phillips 27-168, Berringer 12-74, Benning 6-46, Makovicka 4-19, Childs 3-9,Muhammad 1-3, Schlesinger 3-3.

PASSING: Wyoming - Dombek 17-35-3 264, Gustin 8-11-0 80. Nebraska - Berringer 15-22-1 131.

RECEIVING: Wyoming - Harris 8-149, Pratt 8-126, Gilstrap 3-25, Peace 2-15, Christopherson 2-14, Tillman 1-9, Kuhn 1-6. Nebraska - Gilman 4-48, Muhammad 4-30, Phillips 3-22, Johnson 2-14, Holbein 1-11, Baul 1-6.

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With quarterback Tommie Frazier sidelined by blood clots, Brook Berringer earned his first career start and led the Huskers to their first come-from-behind victory of the season, a 42-32 win over Wyoming.

Nebraska was down 21-7 with 2:12 left in the first half after two Husker turnovers led to two Wyoming scores, but Berringer orchestrated a 2-minute drill beginning at the NU 36-yard line, completing seven straight passes for 59 yards, and scored on a 5-yard jaunt to cut the lead to 21-14 at half.

Berringer directed four consecutive scoring drives during a seven-minute span of the second and third quarters, unknowingly playing with a partially collapsed lung, which occurred during his TD run to end the first half. With 8:11 left in the third quarter, the Huskers’ 14-point deficit had turned into a 35-21 lead. Nebraska then fended off a Wyoming rally to secure the victory.

The Cowboys passed for a season-high 344 yards to NU’s 131 but were held to 36 rushing yards. Wyoming’s Ryan Christopherson entered the game averaging 152 yards per game but had zero yards on 12 carries.

Berringer completed 15 of 22 passes for 131 yards. He rushed 12 times for 74 yards and three touchdowns.

Nebraska’s Lawrence Phillips rushed for 168 yards and three TDs. Tight end Mark Gilman and wingback Abdul Muhammad were Berringer’s favorite targets, catching four passes each.

Ed Stewart led the NU defense with 12 tackles while Barron Miles picked off two passes and Tyrone Williams one.

 

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