Nebraska 77
Arizona St. 28

Sep. 16, 1995
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Arizona St. 7 14 7 0 28
Nebraska 35 28 0 14 77

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First quarter
NEB: Childs 65 run (Brown kick) 14:49
NEB: Green 3 run (Brown kick) 9:53
NEB: Frazier 15 run (Brown kick) 7:35
NEB: Vedral 27 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 5:38 
ASU: Poole 2 pass from Plummer (Nycz kick) 3:35
NEB: Jeff Makovicka 13 run (Brown kick) 0:00
Second quarter
ASU: Poole 80 pass from Plummer (Nycz kick) 14:43 
NEB: Childs 38 run (Brown kick) 12:35
NEB: Johnson 28 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 10:48 
ASU: Poole 38 pass from Plummer (Nycz kick) 9:17 
NEB: Green 26 run (Retzlaff kick) 3:40
NEB: Frazier 3 run (Retzlaff kick) 0:39
Third quarter
ASU: Battle 1 run (Nycz kick) 2:02
Fourth quarter
NEB: Farley 21 int. return (Retzlaff kick) 12:07 
NEB: Brown 39 pass from Turman (Retzlaff kick) 0:38 

                        ASU       NEB
First downs              17        30
Rushes-yards         45-171    55-394
Passing yards           290       292
  Comp-Att-Int      14-33-2   12-20-1
Total offense        78-461    75-686
Return yards             77       123
Punts                7-39.4    2-61.0
Sacks by-Yards          0-0       1-4
Fumbles-lost            0-0       1-0
Penalties-yards        8-66      5-30
Time of Possession    32:33     27:27

RUSHING
ASU: Battle 9-52, Martin 11-40, Hopkins 12-39, Boyer 2-23.

NEB: Childs 12-143, Green 13-111, Sims 7-47, Frazier 5-35, Jeff Makovicka 8-33, Schuster 2-11, Turman 2-10.

PASSING
ASU: Plummer 12-26-1-273, Verdugo, 2-4-1-17, Campbell 0-3-0-0.

NEB: Frazier 7-10-1-191, Berringer 2-6-0-16, Turman 2-2-0-51, Childs 1-1-0-34, Green 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING
ASU: Poole 6-200, Bush 3-24, Boyer 2-17.
NEB: Johnson 4-129, Gilman 3-39.

MISSED FIELD GOALS
None

INTERCEPTIONS
ASU: Derek Smith 1-1-0.
NEB: Farley 1-21-1; Booker 1-6-0. 

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
ASU: Vonder Ahe 4-5-9; Dragoo 3-5-8; Richardson 0-8-8.

NEB: Minter 3-5-8; Saltsman 2-5-7; Terwilliger 4-3-7.

SACKS
ASU: None
NEB: Tomich 1-4.

Att. - 75,418

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Recap

Touchdown barrage buries Sun Devils

The second-ranked Huskers wasted little time jumping on Arizona State and rolled to a 77-28 victory in Lincoln.

Nebraska scored on its first play from scrimmage as senior I-back Clinton Childs romped 65 yards over left tackle to put Nebraska ahead 7-0. By the end of the first quarter, Nebraska had picked up 304 yards of total offense and held a 35-7 lead. By halftime the scoreboard read 63-21, and Nebraska had piled up 508 yards of total offense.

The 63 points were the most ever scored by Nebraska in a half and the 508 yards were also a Husker school record.

By game’s end, Nebraska had rolled up 686 yards. Eight players scored touchdowns.

The offensive fireworks were led by quarterback Tommie Frazier, who completed seven of 10 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 45 yards and two scores. The 292 yards passing by Nebraska was the sixth-best team total in school history.

On the ground, Husker I-backs Childs and Ahman Green each passed the 100-yard mark. Childs posted 143 yards and two touchdowns, and Green added 111 yards and two scores.

Clester Johnson had a big day receiving with four catches for 129 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Nebraska allowed a season-high 461 yards, but many of those came after the Huskers had substituted freely. Mike Minter led the defense with eight tackles, while Scott Saltsman and Ryan Terwilliger each added seven. Terrell Farley returned his second interception of the season for a touchdown.

The victory was Nebraska’s 10th straight in a home opener and its 24th consecutive victory overall at home.

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1995 schedule
04/22 Reds 34, Whites 40
08/31 @ Oklahoma St. W 64-21
09/09 @ Michigan St. W 50-10
09/16 Arizona St. W 77-28
09/23 Pacific W 49-7
09/30 Washington St. W 35-21
10/14 Missouri W 57-0
10/21 Kansas St. W 49-25
10/28 @ Colorado W 44-21
11/04 Iowa St. W 73-14
11/11 @ Kansas W 41-3
11/24 Oklahoma W 37-0
01/02 Florida W 62-24

Commentary

Shatel

In a spooky, unintentional way, the Nebraska press guide cover says it all: "Staying Focused" with a large photo of Phillips in the middle. On Saturday, there were other focuses.

Omaha World-Herald
Winters

How lasting this new team chemistry will be remains to be seen. But the team now knows that they have awesome offensive capabilities when they can put it all together.

Lincoln Journal Star
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