Nebraska 38
Central Florida 24

Sep. 13, 1997 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Central Florida 7 10 0 7 24
Nebraska 0 14 17 7 38

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First quarter
UCF: Culpepper 10 run (Waczewski kick) 1:16
Second quarter
NEB: Jackson 16 pass from Frost (K.Brown kick) 13:21
UCF: FG Waczewski 51, 9:39
NEB: London 8 run (K.Brown kick) 6:05
UCF: Grant 2 run (Waczewski kick) 4:09
Third quarter
NEB: FG K. Brown 21, 10:20
NEB: Buckhalter 13 run (K.Brown kick) 6:01
NEB: Buckhalter 5 run (K.Brown kick) 1:25
Fourth quarter
UCF: Moore 4 pass from Culpepper (Waczewski kick) 7:17
NEB: Frost 5 run (K.Brown kick) 3:08

                       UCF      NEB
First downs ........... 14       29
 Rushing ............... 4       20
 Passing .............. 10        8
 Penalty ............... 0        2
Rushes-yards ....... 26-47   65-364
Passing yards ........ 318      150
 Comp-Att-Int .... 24-35-1  10-15-0
Return Yards .......... -2        8
Punts-Avg. ........ 6-43.0   3-32.3
Fumbles-Lost ......... 2-1      4-2
Penalties-Yards ..... 7-35      1-5
Possession Time .... 26:10    33:50
Third-Down Conv. .... 3/13     8/14
Fourth-Down Conv. .... 2/2      0/0
Sacks By-Yards ....... 1-5      3-21

RUSHING
UCF: Culpepper 13-34, Grant 12-17, Burley 1-(-4).
NEB: Buckhalter 11-82, Makovicka 11-68, Frost 10-52, London 2-16, Legate 2-12, Miller 1-10, Newcombe 1-5, Cobb 1-4, Kingston 1-2.

PASSING
UCF: Culpepper 24-35-1-318.
NEB: Frost 9-14-0-120, London 1-1-0-30.

RECEIVING
UCF: Nonsant 7-174, Burley 7-76, Lee 3-31, Cleveland 3-3, Grant 2-20, Hubbard 1-10, Moore 1-4.

NEB: Jackson 3-61, Cheatham 2-36, Green 2-30, Wiggins 1-12, L.Brown 1-8, Legate 1-3.

Attendance: 75,327

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Huskers fend off challenge from Golden Knights

The Golden Knights rode the strong right arm of Daunte Culpepper and a fleet of speedy receivers to a 17-14 halftime lead over No. 6 Nebraska. In the third quarter, Nebraska responded to the UCF challenge, scoring 17 unanswered points to open a two-touchdown lead.

Kris Brown connected on a 21-yard field goal early in the third quarter to tie the game and true freshman I-back Correll Buckhalter had scoring runs of 13 and five yards to give the Huskers the 14-point lead.

Central Florida gave the Huskers a late scare, scoring with just over seven minutes remaining to cut the Nebraska lead to 31-24. However, the Huskers marched 69 yards in eight plays for the clinching touchdown run by Scott Frost, giving NU a 38-24 win.

Nebraska’s offense rolled up 514 yards in total offense, including 364 on the ground. Ahman Green rushed for 113 yards on 25 carries, while Buckhalter added 82 yards and two scores. Frost threw for 120 yards and a second-quarter touchdown to tight end Sheldon Jackson.

On the defensive side, rover Mike Brown led the Huskers with nine tackles, while Jason Peter had 1½ sacks and Grant Wistrom also got to the Central Florida quarterback. Culpepper finished with 318 yards passing on a 24-of-35 performance.

Full Huskers.com recap

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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

Let's just hope this was our vanilla plan and not the sort of thing we think actually has a chance of working in Seattle.

Shatel

This was not a feel-good day. This was not a feel-good game. This is not how you want to go into Washington Week.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

So I ask those who booed Frost — you know who you are — what gives?

Grand Island Independent
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