Nebraska 49
Baylor 21

Oct. 11, 1997 - 6 p.m. Central
Floyd Casey Stadium | Waco, TX
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 14 28 7 0 49
Baylor 7 0 0 0 21
First quarter
NU: Green 3 run (K Brown kick) 7:06
BU: Douglas 80 run (Bryant kick) 6:49
NU: Makovicka 15 run (K Brown kick) 0:37
Second quarter
NU: Green 58 run (K Brown kick) 13:55
NU: Green 2 run (K Brown kick) 11:19
NU: Green 30 run (K Brown kick) 8:17
NU: Sims 2 run (K Brown kick) 2:00
Third quarter
NU: S Frost 1 run (K Brown kick) 8:33
Fourth quarter
BU: Bush 1 run (Bryant kick) 8:54
BU: Ma Anderson recovered fumble in end zone (Bryant kick) 0:00

                       NEB      BAY
First downs             27       12
Rushed-yards        64-410   37-137
Passing yards          138       66
Sacked-yards lost     4-36     1-11
Return yards            55        0
Passes              8-17-0   7-19-1
Punts               1-40.0   9-39.0
Fumbles-lost           5-3      2-2
Penalties-yards       8-90     5-51
Time of possession   32:39    27:21

RUSHING
NEB: Green 20-158, S Frost 12-71, Makovicka 8-57, Buckhalter 7-51, Cobb 2-18, Newcombe 1-17, London 9-15, Legate 1-14, Sims 3-11, Miller 1-minus 2.

BAY: Douglas 15-84, Bush 9-74, Burkins 6-11, Lagway 2-2, Dossett 1-2, Watson 4-minus 36.

PASSING
NEB: London 3-9-0-35, S Frost 5-8-0-103.
BAY: Watson 7-19-1-66.

RECEIVING
NEB: L Brown 2-59, S Jackson 1-37, Cheatham 1-17, V Jackson 1-12, Lake 1-6, Green 1-6, Newcombe 1-1.

BAY: Bush 2-26, Cogdill 2-19, Simpkins 2-17, Burkins 1-4.

Att: 38,175

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Huskers blast Bears on rainy night in Waco

Third-ranked Nebraska continued its dominance of the Big 12 Conference with a 49-21 whipping of Baylor.

On a rainy night in Waco, Nebraska scored midway through the first period on an Ahman Green 3-yard run to take a 7-0 lead. On the next possession, the Bears stunned the Husker defense as Jerod Douglas scored on an 80-yard run to tie the game.

The rest of the first half was all Nebraska. The Huskers scored five touchdowns in a span of 14 minutes to take a 42-7 lead into the locker room. Joel Makovicka scored from 15 yards out late in the first quarter and Green put together his second-straight four-TD game with 58-, 2- and 30-yard scoring runs in the second quarter. Jay Sims capped the second-quarter scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run.

Scott Frost added a 1-yard score in the third quarter before Baylor scored twice in the fourth period.

Green rushed for 158 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries, while Frost carried for 71 yards and threw for 103 yards. The Huskers piled up 27 first downs to just 12 for Baylor and out-gained the Bears 548 to 203.

Defensively, Eric Johnson had six tackles while Tony Ortiz added five, and the Huskers sacked Baylor quarterback Jeff Watson four times.

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1997 schedule
04/26 Reds 34, Whites 28
08/30 Akron W 59-14
09/13 Central Florida W 38-24
09/20 @ Washington W 27-14
10/04 Kansas St. W 56-26
10/11 @ Baylor W 49-21
10/18 Texas Tech W 29-0
10/25 @ Kansas W 35-0
11/01 Oklahoma W 69-7
11/08 @ Missouri W 45-38
11/15 Iowa St. W 77-14
11/28 @ Colorado W 27-24
12/06 Texas A&M W 54-15
01/02 Tennessee W 42-17

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Peter is having a spectacular year but is getting almost no fanfare. The guy is on a mission, all the time.

Douglass

Another week, another Big 12 Conference cakewalk for Nebraska.

Grand Island Independent
Hambleton

Baylor isn't the worst team in America. Nebraska just made it seem that way for much of Saturday night.

Lincoln Journal Star
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