Huskers scorch Sooners in 250th win for Osborne
Nebraska blew the game open early and cruised to a 69-7 victory over the mistake-prone Sooners. It was Tom Osborne’s 250th career win and the most lopsided loss in OU history.
In the first half, Nebraska got touchdown runs from Joel Makovicka, Correll Buckhalter and Scott Frost, as well as a 40-yard touchdown pass from Frost to Bobby Newcombe. Including two Kris Brown field goals, the halftime tally was 34-0.
The rout continued in the second half as Lance Brown scored from nine yards out to give the Huskers a 41-0 lead, before Makovicka broke loose on runs of 37 and 32 yards to push the Husker lead to 55-0 with five minutes left in the third quarter. After nearly 11 scoreless quarters, the Blackshirt defense finally surrendered a score as OU hit paydirt late in the third quarter.
Two fourth-quarter Husker touchdowns capped a strong Nebraska performance.
On defense, Grant Wistrom showed why he was an All-American. The senior had 10 tackles, including two sacks and three forced fumbles, one of which he recovered himself.