Huskers bounce back from loss, trample Rams
Nebraska wasted little time regrouping from its loss at Arizona State as the eighth-ranked Huskers blasted two-time defending Western Athletic Conference champ Colorado State, 65-9.
After being blanked the previous week, it took the Huskers just 4:16 to get on the scoreboard against the Rams. Nebraska marched 62 yards in 10 plays on the game’s opening drive. But the offensive onslaught was just beginning, as nine different Huskers reached the end zone.
The Huskers opened a 24-6 halftime lead, then broke the game open with three third-quarter touchdowns to take a 44-6 lead. The Rams added a fourth-quarter field goal, but Nebraska tacked on three touchdowns to provide the final margin.
Husker quarterback Scott Frost connected on 13 of 18 passes for 143 yards with two scores. He also rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
I-back Ahman Green had an outstanding day, rushing for 163 yards on 22 carries, including a touchdown.
Overall, the Huskers put up huge numbers, with 476 yards on the ground and 628 total yards.
Defensively, the Blackshirts were led by linebacker Jon Hesse who had 13 tackles. Jamel Williams added seven stops and an interception, while NU recorded its 32nd straight home victory and the 700th victory in school history.
Recap source: 1997 media guide
• Lincoln Journal-Star
• Grand Island Indep.
• Daily Nebraskan
• Omaha World-Herald
• Husker Press Box
• Hastings Tribune
• USA Today/AP