Nebraska 44
Colorado 21

Oct. 28, 1995 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Folsom Field | Boulder, CO | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 21 10 3 10 44
Colorado 7 7 7 0 21

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First quarter
NU: Green 57 run (K Brown kick) 13:13 
CU: Savoy 18 pass from Hessler (Voskeritchian kick) 8:19
NU: Green 1 run (K Brown kick) 2:52
NU: Johnson 52 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 1:47
Second quarter
CU: Irwin recovered fumble in end zone (Voskeritchian kick) 9:34
NU: FG K Brown 25, 5:15
NU: Vedral 7 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 0:10
Third quarter
CU: Kidd 49 pass from Hessler (Voskeritchian kick) 8:18
NU: FG Brown 36, 2:01
Fourth quarter
NU: FG Brown 37, 11:49
NU: Frazier 2 run (K Brown kick) 2:46

                        NU        CU
First downs             26        20 
Rushed-yards        54-226    24-106 
Passing yards          241       276 
 Comp-Att-Int      14-23-0   21-43-2 
Total offense       68-467    45-382
Sacked-yards lost      0-0       2-6 
Return yards            45         0 
Punts               2-42.0    6-41.7 
Fumbles-lost           1-0       2-0 
Penalties-yards        0-0     12-92 
Time of possession   35:48     24:12

RUSHING
NU: Green 18-97, Childs 10-44, Frazier 13-40, Je Makovicka 8-24, D Benning 3-13, Jo Makovicka 1-7, B Schuster 1-1

CU: Troutman 11-72, L Henry 10-27, Hessler 3-7

PASSING
NU: Frazier 14-23-0-241
CU: Hessler 21-43-2-276

RECEIVING
NU: Johnson 3-72, Gilman 3-53, Green 2-44, Vedral 2-34, Baul 2-12, Holbein 1-16, Jo Makovicka 1-10

CU: Savoy 8-74, Carruth 7-92, Troutman 2-29, Kidd 1-49, Anderson 1-15, Lepsis 1-9, Chiaverini 1-8

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 Scoring summary & more stats

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Game recap

Huskers corral seventh-ranked Buffs in Boulder

The Huskers scored on their first offensive play and never looked back as second-ranked Nebraska went on the road and soundly defeated No. 7 Colorado, 44-21.

Nebraska began its barrage less than two minutes into the game when freshman running back Ahman Green took an option pitch from quarterback Tommie Frazier and raced 57 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown. Colorado tied the game at 7-7 midway through the first quarter, but the Huskers responded with 14 points to lead 21-7 after a quarter.

Leading 24-14 late in the second period, Frazier orchestrated a perfect drive to end the first half and give Nebraska a comfortable 31-14 lead at intermission.

Nebraska answered Colorado’s final challenge after the Buffaloes closed within 31-21 midway into the third quarter. The Huskers responded with two Kris Brown field goals to lead 37-21 and scored a late touchdown for the final margin.

Frazier passed for a career-high 241 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score. Green was Nebraska’s leading rusher with 97 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns.

The Husker defense was also strong, holding Colorado to 100 fewer yards than the Buffs’ average in total offense, and forcing two key turnovers resulting in 10 Husker points.

The Huskers committed no turnovers for the third straight game and no penalties in a game for the first time since 1976.

Summary condensed from 1996 media guide

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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

National championship. Tommie Frazier. On the best day of his career, Frazier showed how intertwined he and the prize of prizes have become.

Omaha World-Herald
Winters

What could distract the Huskers on the drive to Tempe? The most real possibility I see at this point is that Heisman hype could erode Frazier's focus.

Lincoln Journal Star
Paige

Nebraska dominated Colorado, and Osborne outsmarted new CU coach Rick Neuheisel, just as Osborne had outwitted Eddie Crowder, Bill Mallory, Chuck Fairbanks and Bill McCartney.

Denver Post
Routon

The same well-worn adjectives applied to the Buffs for the fourth straight year against Nebraska. Outmanned. Outplayed. Outcoached.

Colorado Spring Gazette
Wolf

Neuheisel's game plan was fine. The Buffs ... simply made too many mistakes on a day when nothing short of perfection would've sufficed.

Rocky Mountain News
Weiss

Frazier has a history of playing well in big games. ... He was at his best here, manufacturing the big plays that fueled the Huskers' 467-yard performance.

New York Daily News
Sherrington

The mere fact that Nebraska mixed in some passing with its national-leading rushing was enough to do in Colorado.

Dallas Morning News
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