Nebraska 64
Oklahoma St. 21

Aug. 31, 1995 - 7 p.m. Central
Lewis Field | Stillwater, OK | ESPN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 6 30 14 14 64
Oklahoma St. 0 7 7 7 21
1st quarter
NEB: Phillips 3 run (kick failed) 6:20 
2nd quarter
NEB: FG Brown 24, 13:09
NEB: Farley 29 int. return (Brown kick) 11:54
OSU: Richardson 2 run (Vaughn kick) 9:53
NEB: Phillips 80 run (pass failed) 9:41
NEB: Phillips 27 run (Brown kick) 4:18
NEB: Frazier 1 run (Brown kick) 0:58
3rd quarter
NEB: Baul 76 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 12:52
NEB: Vedral 5 pass from Frazier (Brown kick) 9:59
OSU: Thompson 8 run (Vaughn kick) 2:56
4th quarter
NEB: Green 14 run (Brown kick) 14:49
OSU: Grenier 8 pass from Jones (Vaughn kick) 9:10
NEB: Sims 5 run (Brown kick) 7:02

                        NEB      OSU
First downs              28       14
Rushes-yards         55-513   38-144
Passing yards           158      138
  Comp-Att-Int      12-20-1  11-27-3
Total offense        75-671   65-282 
Return yards             48       12
Sacks by-Yards         4-35      0-0
Punts                  1-53     7-43
Fumbles-lost            1-1      0-0
Penalties-yards        6-55     5-33
Time of Possession    29:55    30:05
 
RUSHING
NEB: Phillips 12-153, Frazier 10-64, Benning 8-62, Joel Makovicka 6-55, Green 6-52, Jeff Makovicka 4-46, Sims 4-34, Schuster 3-23, Berringer 1-17, Turman 1-7.

OSU: Thompson 16-128, Richardson 10-19, Grenier 2-(minus 1), Jones 10-(minus 2).

PASSING
NEB: Frazier 6-10-0-120, Berringer 5-8-0-31, Turman 1-2-1-7.

OSU: Jones 11-27-3-138.

RECEIVING
NEB: Gilman 3-31, Hoblein 3-21, Baul 1-76, Johnson 1-9, Phillips 1-7, Lake 1-7, Vedral 1-5, Cheatham 1-2.

OSU: Mayes 4-72, Richardson 2-20, Luck 2-16, McQuarters 1-12, Grissom 1-10, Grenier 1-8.

MISSED FIELD GOALS
None

INTERCEPTIONS
NEB: Farley 1-29-1; Ogard 1-19-0; Dennis 1-0-0.
OSU: Jeroid Johnson 1-12-0.

TACKLES (UT-AT-TT)
NEB: Hesse 4-5-9; McFarlin 4-2-6; Stokes 2-4-6; Ricler 1-4-5.

OSU: Fischer 6-5-11; J.Johnson 6-4-10; L. Green 5-3-8.

SACKS
NEB: Tomich 2-22; Saltsman 1-9, Ellis 1-4.
OSU: None.

Att. - 42,100

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Game recap

Cornhuskers pummel Cowboys in 1995 debut

Nebraska, ranked second by both major polls, opened defense of its national title with a 64-21 win at Oklahoma State in a nationally televised Thursday night game.

The Huskers held a 6-0 advantage after the first quarter, then exploded for 30 second-quarter points to take a 36-7 lead into intermission.

The second-quarter outburst was led by junior I-back Lawrence Phillips, who scored on runs of 80 and 27 yards in the period. Phillips finished the game with 153 yards on just 12 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Quarterback Tommie Frazier flashed midseason form, connecting on six of 10 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 64 yards and another score. The Husker offense piled up huge numbers, gaining 513 yards rushing and 671 in total offense, with the 64 points scored the most in the series against Oklahoma State.

The Blackshirt defense, meanwhile, looked strong holding the Cowboys to just one yard of total offense in the first quarter and to less than 300 yards, despite wholesale substitutions late in the contest.

Jon Hesse led the Husker defense with nine stops, while junior college transfer Terrell Farley returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown in his first game at Nebraska.

The victory continued Nebraska’s amazing domination of Oklahoma State. The Huskers have not lost to an OSU team since 1961, a 34-game unbeaten string.

It was Nebraska’s 10th straight victory in a season opener and 21st consecutive victory in a conference opener and 17th straight Big Eight win overall. It also marked the first time Nebraska opened the season with a victory on an opponent’s field since a 1967 win at Washington.

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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

What did the Huskers prove against the Cowboys' young guns (nine true freshmen played)? Everything and nothing.

Omaha World-Herald
Winters

In this game at least, the pass rush didn't seem to have lost a step.

Lincoln Journal Star
Klein

If anyone wished to know just how far the road back is, the Huskers were a warning sign. It was flashing bright.

Tulsa World
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