Nebraska 16
Colorado 14

Nov. 27, 1998 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado 7 0 7 0 14
Nebraska 7 3 3 3 16
First quarter
NU: Finley 42 interception return (K.Brown kick) 11:09
CU: Green 17 pass from Moschetti (Aldrich kick) 6:17
Second quarter
NU: K.Brown 30 field goal, 0:00
Third quarter
NU: K.Brown 30 field goal, 11:29
CU: Peeke 15 pass from Moschetti (Aldrich kick) 2:11
Fourth quarter
NU: K.Brown 25 field goal, 8:48

                            CU       NU
FIRST DOWNS................ 18       12
  Rushing.................. 11        6
  Passing................... 5        6
  Penalty................... 2        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 46-112   37-131
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 134      123
  Att-Comp-Int........ 19-13-1  22-10-1
TOTAL OFFENSE.......... 65-246   59-254
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards....... 3-43     3-20
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 1-2     2-42
Int. Returns-Yards........ 1-0     1-42
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 5-39.2   5-51.0
Fumbles-Lost.............. 3-2      2-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 7-78     5-44
Possession Time......... 33:42    26:18
Sacks By: Number-Yards... 2-15     6-48

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RUSHING
CU: Barnes 25-102, Cherrington 6-39, C.Johnson 2-4, Moschetti 13-(-33).

NU: Buckhalter 15-92, Crouch 17-18, Makovicka 5-21.

PASSING
CU: Moschetti 12-18-1-132, C.Johnson 1-1-0-2.

NU: Crouch 10-22-1-123.

RECEIVING
CU: Green 5-72, Stiggers 4-25, Peeke 1-15, C.Johnson 1-13, Cherrington 1-7, Moschetti 1-2.

NU: Wiggins 3-42, Buckhalter 3-29, Davison 2-31, S.Jackson 1-11, Cheatham 1-10.

Att: 75,958

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Offense sputters, but defense delivers

Nebraska rode a strong defensive effort and the foot of senior place-kicker Kris Brown to a 16-14 victory over Colorado, extending the Huskers’ streak of nine-win seasons to an NCAA-record 30 years.

The Husker defense turned in one of its best performances of the season, sacking CU quarterback Mike Moschetti six times and forcing three CU turnovers, leading to 10 of the Huskers’ 16 points.

The Blackshirts struck early when free safety Clint Finley intercepted a Moschetti pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown to give the Huskers a 7-0 lead. That would be Nebraska’s only TD of the afternoon.

After leading by 10-7 at halftime, the Huskers went ahead by 13-7 on a second Brown 30-yard field goal. Sophomore I-back Correll Buckhalter had a 52-yard run to set up the score and finished with 92 yards on 15 carries.

Colorado capitalized on NU’s only turnover, an Eric Crouch interception in the end zone, and regained the lead at 14-13 on a touchdown pass from Moschetti to Adam Peeke.

Trailing 14-13 early in the fourth quarter, senior rush end Mike Rucker sacked Moschetti, causing a fumble, and freshman Jeremy Slechta recovered at the Nebraska 42. Brown’s 25-yard field goal 10 plays later gave Nebraska a 16-14 lead with 8:48 remaining.

CU had two more possession but was unable to cross its own 40.

Brown earlier in the day set the NCAA career record for extra points with 217.

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1998 schedule
04/25 White 24, Red 21  
08/29 La. Tech   W 56-27
09/05 Ala.-Birm. W 38-7 
09/12 Cal        W 24-3 
09/26 Washington W 55-7 
10/03 Okla. St.  W 24-17
10/10 Texas A&M  L 21-28
10/17 Kansas     W 41-0 
10/24 Missouri   W 20-13
10/31 Texas      L 16-20
11/07 Iowa St.   W 42-7 
11/14 Kan. St.   L 30-40
11/27 Colorado   W 16-14
12/30 Arizona    L 20-23

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

If Skippy had been smart and kept running, they would have beaten us.

McKeever

The good news after Friday is that the bowl game won’t have to salvage a season. Even if it is only 9-3.

Lincoln Journal Star
Paige

It seems as if every story every year about CU playing Nebraska includes the phrase ‘another heartbreaking loss.’

Denver Post
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