Nebraska 69
Oklahoma 7

Nov. 1, 1997 - 2:38 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma 0 0 7 0 7
Nebraska 20 14 21 14 69
First quarter
NU: K Brown 24 field goal, 12:49
NU: Makovicka 5 run (K Brown kick) 9:26
NU: K Brown 42 field goal, 7:56
NU: Buckhalter 15 run (K Brown kick) 2:43
Second quarter
NU: Newcombe 40 pass from Frost (K Brown kick) 13:28
NU: Frost 12 run (K Brown kick) 7:29
Third quarter
NU: L Brown 9 run (K Brown kick) 10:56
NU: Makovicka 37 run (K Brown kick) 8:23
NU: Makovicka 32 run (K Brown kick) 5:09
OU: Littrell 2 run (Alexander kick) 2:05
Fourth quarter
NU: Buckhalter 5 run (Retzlaff kick) 10:21
NU: Miller 7 run (Hadenfeldt kick) 3:03

                        OU        NU
First downs ........... 11        27
  Rushing............... 7        21
  Passing............... 3         6
  Penalty............... 1         0
Rushed-yards ....... 50-85    61-409
Passing yards ......... 69       143
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 3-9-0    7-12-0
Total offense ..... 59-154    73-552
Sacked-yards lost ... 5-36       0-0
Return yards ........... 0       128
Punts ............. 8-32.4    1-30.0
Fumbles-lost ......... 7-4       2-1
Penalties-yards ..... 5-38      3-19
Possession time .... 30:11     29:49
Third-Down Conv. .... 3/13      8/14
Fourth-Down Conv. .... 1/1       2/3

RUSHING
OU: Littrell 21-88, Thatcher 9-26, Kuhn 3-9, B Daniels 10-minus 6, Fuente 1-minus 10, E Moore 6-minus 22.

NU: Green 18-105, Makovicka 10-101, S Frost 8-66, Buckhalter 9-54, Miller 4-22, London 3-20, Newcombe 2-19, Alexander 4-9, L Brown 1-9, Kingston 1-2, Cobb 1-2.

PASSING
OU: E Moore 2-4-0-58, Fuente 0-3-0-0, B Daniels 1-2-0-11.

NU: S Frost 6-10-0-107, London 1-2-0-36.

RECEIVING
OU: S Alexander 2-58, M Little 1-11.

NU: Newcombe 3-88, L Brown 1-26, S Jackson 1-18, Green 1-12, Lake 1-minus 1.

Att: 75,926

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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.

Grand Island Indep.
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Pregame & team info
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

How did Oklahoma get to be so awful in so short a time? They can't tackle. They can't hold onto the ball. They may or may not be able to tie their own shoes.

Douglass

Osborne is the living example of someone who speaks softly, but carries a big stick.

Grand Island Independent
Shatel

As her husband keeps hitting milestones and anniversaries, the great woman behind the great coach is reminded of the price that was paid every day of the journey.

Omaha World-Herald
Strecker

Appropriately, Osborne's 250th came against a team that was his biggest nemesis in the early years.

Columbus Telegram
Sittler

OU had better figure out a way to get its act together before the turn of the century.

Daily Oklahoman
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