Huskers keep another foe out of end zone
Fifth-ranked Nebraska rudely welcomed Baylor to the Big 12 Conference as the Huskers blanked the Bears, 49-0, on Homecoming Day in Lincoln.
The Husker defense didn’t allow Baylor a serious scoring threat the entire afternoon and extended its streak without allowing a touchdown to 10 quarters. Baylor was held to just 117 yards total offense, including 32 yards on the ground, and NU held a second consecutive opponent to less than 120 yards.
Linebackers Jamel Williams and Terrell Farley were defensive standouts with eight and seven tackles, respectively. The Blackshirts harassed the Baylor quarterback all afternoon, registering seven sacks and 12 quarterback hurries.
Offensively, the Huskers clicked on all cylinders. NU piled up a season-high 491 yards rushing and 669 total offensive yards.
Nebraska jumped to a 28-0 halftime edge and scored in every quarter. I-backs Damon Benning and DeAngelo Evans each surpassed the 100-yard barrier, as Benning carried 22 times for 135 yards and three touchdowns, while Evans had 12 carries for 105 yards and two scores.
Quarterback Scott Frost rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown and passed for a season-high 178 yards. Nebraska tied a school record with its 33rd straight home victory and posted its 28th straight homecoming win.
Recap source: 1997 media guide
• Omaha World-Herald
• Lincoln Journal-Star
• Grand Island Indep.
• Daily Nebraskan
• Hastings Tribune: 1, 2
• Husker Press Box
• USA Today recap
• Colonel Mustard