Nebraska 51
Missouri 7

Nov. 9, 1996
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 7 16 28 0 51
Scott Frost
Scott Frost completed 9 of 14 passes against Missouri.
First quarter
NU: Holbein 14 pass from Frost (K Brown kick) 4:47
Second quarter
NU: Safety, Missouri punter fumbled out of end zone, 13:06
NU: Frost 1 run (K Brown kick) 4:44
NU: Farley 9 blocked punt return (K Brown kick) 2:23
Third quarter
NU: Green 56 run (K Brown kick) 12:47 
NU: Evans 1 run (K Brown kick) 7:09
NU: Evans 5 run (Retzlaff kick) 4:46
NU: Turman 5 run (Retzlaff kick) 3:49 
Fourth quarter
MU: Murchison 24 pass from McArthur (Norris kick) 2:02

                        MU        NU
First downs             11        16
Rushed-yards         43-47    52-299
Passing yards          123       114
  Comp-Att-Int     10-20-2    9-16-0
Total offense       63-170    68-413
Sacked-yards lost      1-8       0-0
Return yards             5       107
Punts               8-31.8    2-49.0
Fumbles-lost           5-2       3-1
Penalties-yards       6-69      7-44
Possession time      30:55     29:05

RUSHING:
MU: West 10-49, Blackwell 8-26, Olivo 10-24, Janes 6-6, Sebo 1-minus 8, C Jones 6-minus 18, Skornia 2-minus 32.

NU: Green 12-161, Frost 8-28, Christo 2-24, Perino 4-23, Evans 8-20, Turman 5-19, Benning 4-16, London 3-6, Sims 2-5, Olnes 1-2, Schuster 2-minus 1, Makovicka 1-minus 4.

PASSING:
MU: Skornia 4-12-2-45, McArthur 3-5-0-48, C Jones 3-3-0-30.

NU: Frost 9-14-0-114, Turman 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING:
MU: Murchison 3-48, Jenkins 2-36, Olivo 2-10, Lingerfelt 1-13, Janes 1-10, Coleman 1-6.

NU: V Jackson 2-40, Vedral 2-25, Makovicka 2-25, Holbein 2-18, L Brown 1-6.

Att: 75,133

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Husker defense stout again in rout of Tigers

Nebraska’s demolition of the Big 12 continued as the Huskers dominated the entire game en route to a 51-7 victory over the Missouri Tigers.

It marked NU’s 18th straight win over Mizzou, the Huskers’ 35th straight home victory and 29th consecutive in conference play.

Once again the story of the day was the Husker defense setting the table. The Blackshirts caused four Missouri turnovers that the Husker offense converted into 21 points. The Husker defense also scored on a blocked punt and a safety, accounting for 30 points on the afternoon.

The Husker defense narrowly missed shutting out Missouri for the second straight season. The Tigers scored on NU reserve defenders with two minutes remaining. In fact, Mizzou gained just 47 yards on 43 rushes and did not cross midfield until 33 seconds remained in the third quarter.

Overall, the Huskers held the Tigers to 170 yards of total offense. While the Husker defense was the key, NU’s offense also looked strong, scoring six touchdowns, including five in the second and third quarters. I-back Ahman Green, hampered by a toe injury for five weeks, looked in top form, gaining 161 yards on 12 carries and scoring one touchdown.

Quarterback Scott Frost continued his efficient passing, connecting on nine of 14 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown.

Recap source: 1997 media guide

 
COVERAGE

 Omaha World-Herald
 Lincoln Journal-Star
 Grand Island Indep.
 Daily Nebraskan
 Husker Press Box
 Hastings Tribune
 Columbia Tribune: 123
 The Maneater
 USA Today/AP
 Photos: LJS, AP
 Colonel Mustard

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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