Nebraska 49
Kansas St. 25

Oct. 21, 1995 • 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ABC
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First quarter
NEB: Fullman 79 punt return (Brown kick) 10:29
KSU: Lockett 18 pass from Miller (kick failed) 7:23
NEB: Vedral fumble recovery in end zone (Brown kick) 0:02
Second quarter
NEB: S.Jackson 11 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 9:46
NEB: Green 10 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 5:21
NEB: Hardin 3 interception return (Brown kick) 5:09
Third quarter
NEB: Vedral 32 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 4:31
Fourth quarter
KSU: Running 7 pass from Kavanagh (pass failed) 13:07
KSU: Lockett 10 pass from Kavanagh (Gramatica kick) 7:33
KSU: Johnson 6 blocked punt return (pass failed) 5:59
NEB: Green 12 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 3:43

                           KSU      NEB
First Downs                 17       19
  Rushing                    3       10
  Passing                   13        7
  Penalty                    1        2
Rushes-Net Yards      26-(-19)   46-190
  Yard Gained               67      198
  Yards Lost                86        8
Passing Yards              275      148
  Comp-Att-Int         24-48-2  10-17-0
Total Offense           74-256   63-338
  Yards Per Play           3.5      5.4
Kickoff Returns-Yds      4-104     4-58
Punt Returns-Yards        1-25     3-90
Interceptions-Yds ret.     0-0     2-25
Sacked-Yards Lost         9-82      0-0
Punts-Yards               6-44     4-23
Fumbles-Lost               0-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards         14-113     7-64
Third-down Conversions    5/18     7/13
Fourth-down Conversions    3/4      0/2
Time of Possession       29:07    30:53

KSU: Hickson 6-26, Lawrence 6-15, Kavanagh 2-(-22), Miller 12-(-38)

NEB: Green 22-109, Frazier 6-36, Jeff Makovicka 6-21, Schuster 2-10, Childs 4-9, Sims 1-3, Benning 5-2

KSU: Miller 10-24-1-109, Kavanagh 12-22-1-136, Garcia 2-2-0-30

NEB: Frazier 10-16-0-148, Turman 0-1-0-0

KSU: Running 10-110, Schwieger 4-58, Lockett 4-54, Lawrence 3-1, Hickson 1-22, Kelly 1-18, Smith 1-12

NEB: Green 3-41, S.Jackson 2-18, Vedral 1-32, Benning 1-23, C.Johnson 1-12, Gilman 1-11, Washington 1-11

Att: 76,072

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Game recap

Huskers tame 8th-ranked Wildcats

Nebraska faced its first major challenge of the year as Big Eight foe Kansas State entered the game 6-0 and ranked eighth in the nation. But the Huskers quickly showed the Wildcats why NU was the nation’s second-ranked team in both major polls, jumping to a 35-6 halftime lead and defeating K-State 49-25.

The Nebraska special teams set the tone for the game as Mike Fullman returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown less than five minutes into the game. On the return, Husker Mike Rucker laid a devastating block on K-State’s Joe Gordon, which sent Gordon’s helmet flying five yards downfield.

After the Wildcats responded with a TD to cut the lead to 7-6, Nebraska dominated the remainder of the first half, scoring 28 unanswered points for a 35-6 lead. Included in the outburst were two Tommie Frazier TD passes and an interception return for a score by outside linebacker Luther Hardin. The Huskers built a 42-6 lead late in the third before substituting on defense and allowing the Wildcats 19 unanswered fourth-quarter points.

Heisman candidate Tommie Frazier had another outstanding day, completing 10 of 16 passes for 148 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. Frazier also rushed six times for 36 yards.

The Blackshirt defense held Kansas State to just 256 yards total offense, including minus-19 yards rushing. The game marked the fifth-best rushing defense effort by the Huskers and the 15th time in school history NU had held an opponent to negative yardage on the ground.

The Huskers applied constant pressure to the Wildcats, sacking K-State nine times for 82 yards in losses and posting a season-high 19 quarterback hurries. Linebacker Terrell Farley was a standout with 10 total tackles, including two sacks for 22 yards in losses.

The victory improved Nebraska to 7-0, marked Nebraska’s 20th straight win overall, its 32nd straight regular-season win, 28th straight home win, 27th consecutive homecoming win and guaranteed Nebraska its 34th straight winning season.

Recap from 1996 NU media guide

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



It's time to stop saying the Huskers have taken no tests. It's time to stop bashing Nebraska opponents. It's time to say this is a very good Nebraska team.

Omaha World-Herald

Is Nebraska really that good? Or was Kansas State that overrated? Probably a little of both.

Lincoln Journal Star

Kansas State may statistically have the nation's No. 1 defense, but it was Nebraska which came to play from the opening whistle.

Salina Journal
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