Nebraska 49
Iowa St. 14

Nov. 16, 1996 - 1 p.m. Central
Cyclone Stadium | Ames, IA
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 20 8 14 7 49
Iowa St. 0 0 7 7 14
First quarter
NEB: V Jackson 5 pass from Frost (K Brown kick) 8:13
NEB: V Jackson 35 pass from Frost (K Brown kick) 4:53
NEB: Benning 6 run (kick failed) 0:41
Second quarter
NEB: Frost 1 run (Makovicka run) 0:21
Third quarter
NEB: Green 4 run (K Brown kick) 10:17
ISU: E Williams 22 pass from Doxzon (Kohl kick) 8:21
NEB: Frost 2 run (K Brown kick) 1:35
Fourth quarter
NEB: Turman 1 run (Retzlaff kick) 6:28
ISU: E Williams 2 pass from Bandhauer (Kohl kick) 1:06

                      NEB      ISU
First downs            30       17
  By Rushing           23        6
  By Passing            6        7
  By Penalty            1        4
Rushed-yards       69-388   38-138
Passing yards         103      100
  Comp-Att-Int     8-17-0   9-21-2
Total offense      86-491   59-238
Sacked-yards lost     0-0     2-26
Return yards           25        0
Punts              1-31.0   5-44.8
Fumbles-lost          0-0      1-1
Penalties-yards      5-63     9-99
Possession time     33:17    26:43
3rd Down Conv.      10-15     5-13
4th Down Conv.        3-4      1-1

RUSHING:
NEB: Green 29-214, Evans 12-54, Benning 11-45, Frost 7-28, Schuster 3-17, Turman 2-12, Christo 1-11, Makovicka 2-6, Cobb 1-1, Sims 1-0.

ISU: T Davis 34-138, Doxzon 4-0.

PASSING:
NEB: Frost 8-17-0-103.
ISU: Doxzon 7-16-1-95, Bandhauer 2-4-0-5, E Williams 0-1-1-0.

RECEIVING:
NEB: V Jackson 3-57, Holbein 3-33, Evans 1-11, Cheatham 1-2.

ISU: E Williams 4-41, Watley 2-35, Green 2-23, T Davis 1-1.

Att: 47,850

ADDITIONAL STATS

Coverage

Recap

1996 Nebraska-Iowa State photo Terrell Farley and Troy DavisTerrell Farley drags down Troy Davis. · Palm Beach Post · Newspapers.com

Green tops 200 yards as Huskers blow out ’Clones

Nebraska’s game at Iowa State was billed as a battle between Nebraska’s dominating defense and the nation’s leading rusher Troy Davis. By game’s end, Davis was overshadowed by Nebraska I-back Ahman Green, and the Husker Blackshirts had dominated another opponent.

The Huskers downed the Cyclones 49-14 on a dreary day in Ames. Nebraska scored a season-high 20 first quarter points and led 35-0 before ISU got on the scoreboard.

Green was the star of the day, rushing for a career-high 214 yards on 29 carries and scoring one touchdown. On the other side of the ball, the defense limited Davis to 138 yards on 34 carries, more than 60 yards below his season average. In fact, Davis had just 44 yards at the half and 83 after three quarters, before the Husker reserves finished the contest.

Quarterback Scott Frost had another good afternoon, connecting with Vershan Jackson for two TDs. Frost also ran for two scores. Nebraska finished with 388 yards rushing and 491 yards of total offense while limiting ISU to 238 yards total offense.

With the victory, Nebraska improved to 9-1 overall, marking the Huskers’ 28th consecutive season with at least nine wins. NU also improved to 7-0 in the Big 12, giving it 30 straight conference victories. The win set up a Big 12 North Division showdown with Colorado in Lincoln.

Recap source: 1997 media guide

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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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