Nebraska 65
Colorado St. 9

Sep. 28, 1996
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado St. 0 6 0 3 9
Nebraska 7 17 20 21 65
First quarter
NEB: V Jackson 3 pass from Frost (K Brown kick)
Second quarter
NEB: Benning 19 run (K Brown kick)
CSU: G Turner 32 pass from Moreno (kick failed)
NEB: Frost 4 run (K Brown kick)
NEB: K Brown 27 field goal
Third quarter
NEB: S Jackson 1 pass from Frost (K Brown kick)
NEB: Schuster 15 run (kick failed)
NEB: Green 1 run (K Brown kick)
Fourth quarter
CSU: M McDougal 27 field goal
NEB: Sims 2 run (Retzlaff kick)
NEB: Evans 30 run (Retzlaff kick)
NEB: Wiggins 43 punt return (Hadenfeldt kick)

                     CSU        NEB
First downs           19         32
Rushed-yards       30-59     70-476
Passing yards        270        152
  Comp-Att-Int   14-31-2    14-22-0
Total offense     61-329     92-628
Sacked-yds lost     2-13        0-0
Return yards          26         84
Punts             8-39.0     3-47.7
Fumbles-lost         0-0        1-0
Penalties-yards     8-48       7-63
Possession time    25:17      34:43

RUSHING:
CSU: Washington 13-44, Branch 12-36, Moreno 5-minus 21.

NEB: Green 22-163, Evans 6-72, Sims 6-64, Benning 13-59, Frost 10-56, Schuster 2-21, Cobb 3-18, Turman 3-16, Legate 3-8, Kingston 2-minus 1.

PASSING:
CSU: Moreno 13-26-2-255, Eslinger 1-5-0-15.
NEB: Frost 13-18-0-143, Turman 1-4-0-9.

RECEIVING:
CSU: G Turner 6-125, Antoine 3-67, Workman 2-26, Porter 1-27, Calhoun 1-23, Shull 1-2.

NEB: Holbein 3-62, Green 3-19, Vedral 2-53, V Jackson 2-13, Legate 1-9, Wieting 1-6, S Jackson 1-1, Frost 1-minus 11.

Att: 75,575

Coverage

Recap

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

COVERAGE

 Lincoln Journal-Star
 Grand Island Indep.
 Daily Nebraskan
 Omaha World-Herald
 Husker Press Box
 Hastings Tribune
 USA Today/AP

Pregame & team info
1996 schedule
04/20 Reds 20, Whites 17
09/07 Michigan St. W 55-14
09/21 @ Arizona St. L 0-19
09/28 Colorado St. W 65-9
10/05 Kansas St. W 39-3
10/12 Baylor W 49-0
10/19 @ Texas Tech W 24-10
10/26 Kansas W 63-7
11/02 @ Oklahoma W 73-21
11/09 Missouri W 51-7
11/16 @ Iowa St. W 49-14
11/29 Colorado W 17-12
12/07 Texas L 27-37
12/31 Virginia Tech W 41-21
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