Nebraska 24
Texas Tech 10

Oct. 19, 1996 • 2:30 p.m. Central
Jones Stadium •Lubbock, TX • ABC
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First quarter
NU: Farley 21 fumble return (K. Brown kick) 14:53
TT: R. Johnson 9 int. return (Greaser kick) 3:31
Second quarter
NU: K. Brown 39 field goal, 14:13
TT: Greaser 29 field goal, 3:37
Third quarter
NU: Frost 3 run (Brown kick) 9:29
Fourth quarter
NU: Benning 3 run (Brown kick) 8:16

                         NU        TT 
First downs              13        17
Rushed-yards         49-183    46-102
Passing yards            55       112
  Comp-Att-Int       4-12-1   11-30-0
Total offense        61-238    76-214
Sacked-yards lost      1-29      6-20
Return yards            109        34
Punts                5-48.0    8-31.0
Fumbles-lost            7-4       5-3
Penalties-yards       11-99      4-33
Possession time       26:28     33:32
NU: Green 19-76, Benning 4-32, Evans 6-24, Frost 14-22, Schuster 4-17, Makovicka 2-12.

TT: Hanspard 31-107, Morris 2-0, Lethridge 13-minus 5.
NU: Frost 4-12-1-55.
TT: Lethridge 11-30-0-112.
NU: Vedral 2-35, Green 1-19, Evans 1-1.

TT: Hart 4-39, Mckenzie 2-18, Morris 1-20, Allamon 1-15, Dubuc 1-10, Jasin 1-7, Hanspard 1-3.

Att.: 51,344


Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Huskers prevail in sloppy showdown

In a showdown of Big 12 division leaders, Nebraska and Texas Tech did their best to aid the other team’s cause.

The fifth-ranked Huskers committed a season-high five turnovers and were flagged for 11 penalties, their most in five seasons. However, Texas Tech was unable to capitalize on Nebraska’s uncharacteristic sloppy play. The Red Raiders committed three turnovers of their own, and Nebraska pulled out a 24-10 victory.

It didn’t take long for NU to take advantage of a Red Raider error. Heisman candidate Byron Hanspard fumbled on the first play from scrimmage, and Husker linebacker Terrell Farley scooped up the ball and ran 21 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 NU lead. The score, which came just seven seconds into the game, established a Nebraska school record for the quickest score in a game.

Tech responded with a defensive TD of its own, as Robert Johnson returned a Scott Frost pass nine yards for a score. The teams traded field goals in the second quarter and were tied 10-10 at the half. In the second half, NU overcame its own mistakes to pull away for a 24-10 victory.

Offensively, NU was led by I-back Ahman Green, who carried 19 times for 76 yards. The defense was paced by Jon Hesse, who had 11 tackles, four for losses, and a blocked punt; he was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.

The Husker defense held Hanspard, the nation’s leading rusher, to 107 yards on 31 carries, more than 100 yards under his season average. The Blackshirts extended their streak without allowing a TD to 14 quarters.

Recap source: 1997 media guide

Game stories

 Omaha World-Herald
 Lincoln Journal-Star
 Grand Island Indep.
 Daily Nebraskan
 Husker Press Box
 Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:
 USA Today/AP
 Associated Press
 TTU Athletics: 123
 Colonel Mustard

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