Nebraska 59
Akron 14

Aug. 30, 1997
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Akron 0 0 7 7 14
Nebraska 14 24 14 7 59
Neb - Frost 26 run (Brown kick)
Neb - Makovicka 20 run (Brown kick) 
Neb - FG Brown 34
Neb - Green 45 run (Brown kick)
Neb - Frost 5 run (Brown kick)
Neb - Makovicka 11 run (Brown kick)
Akr - Hunter 11 run (Stidham kick)
Neb - Buckhalter 8 run (Retzlaff kick)
Neb - Buckhalter 3 run (Retzlaff kick)
Akr - Bailey 69 pass from Washington (Stidham kick)
 
                       UA       NU    
First downs            11       30 
Rushes-yards        41-99   56-472
Passing yards         144      172
  Comp-Att-Int     8-14-1  12-19-0
Return Yards           36      186
Punts-Avg.         8-50.1      0-0
Fumbles-Lost          1-0      4-1
Penalties-Yards      5-35     5-60
Time of Possession  31:03    28:57 

RUSHING
UA: Hunter 16-59, Reader 10-35, Rooney 3-8, Lomax 8-12, Lagasse 2-6, Gromek 2-0.

NU: Frost 11-123, Green 9-102, London 5-79, Buckhalter 11-62, Makovicka 7-59, Newcombe 7-34, Legate 3-14, Runty 1-3, Cobb 1-2, Soucie 1-0.

PASSING
UA: Gromek 4-8-1-51, Washington 4-6-0-93.
NU: Frost 7-13-0-67, London 4-5-0-90, Newcombe 1-1-0-15.

RECEIVING
UA: Spencer 4-43, Whitt 2-31, Bailey 1-69, Reader 1-1.

NU: Davison 3-64, Wiggins 2-25, Gibson 2-18, Jackson 1-17, Haafke 1-15, Legate 1-15, Applegate 1-9, Lake 1-9.

Attendance: 75,124

Coverage

Complete stats
Huskers.com
Omaha World-Herald | PDF
Lincoln Journal Star: 1, 2
Akron Beacon Journal
Grand Island Indep.
Daily Nebraskan: 1, 2
Associated Press
Hail Varsity (2018)
Video clips
Paul Fell cartoon
Colonel Mustard
Game photos

 

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Series history
This was the first
meeting between the
two schools.
Why Akron?
 

Pregame stories

Zips get serious
Zips get even seriouser
Game-day impressions
Ode to the Makovickas

 

Akron info

Akron football official site
Sporting News/Akron
USA Today/Akron

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