Nebraska 41
Kansas 0

Oct. 17, 1998 - 6:08 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 10 7 14 10 41
First quarter
NU: Buckhalter 32 run (K Brown kick) 10:45
NU: Brown 27 field goal, 4:00
Second quarter
NU: Newcombe 1 run (Brown kick) 0:13
Third quarter
NU: Buckhalter 6 run (Brown kick) 10:51
NU: Buckhalter 3 run (Brown kick) 3:58
Fourth quarter
NU: Brown 28 field goal, 13:09
NU: Legate 6 run (Brown kick) 6:53

                            KU       NU
FIRST DOWNS................ 11       28
  Rushing................... 6       24
  Passing................... 4        4
  Penalty................... 1        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...... 31-99   79-466
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 121       79
  Att-Comp-Int......... 25-8-1    9-5-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 56-220   88-545
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0     1-26
Punt Returns-Yards........ 1-4     5-43
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 3-48      0-0
Int. Returns-Yards........ 0-0      1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 7-37.1   2-42.5
Fumbles-Lost.............. 2-2      4-2
Penalties-Yards.......... 3-15     9-69
Possession Time......... 20:13    39:47
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 0-0      0-0
RUSHING
KU: D.Winbush 14-39; M.Bowles 3-21; D.Curry 6-19; J.Bruce 5-12; M.Norris 3-8.

NU: C.Buckhalter 18-133; D.Alexander 15-90; M.Christo 7-62; J.Makovicka 11-61; B.Newcombe 12-26; J.Runty 1-26; B.Legate 3-23; D.White 5-23; W.Miller 5-16; B.Kingston 2-6.

PASSING
KU: Z.Wegner 8-25-1-121.
NU: B.Newcombe 5-8-0-79; M.Christo 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING
KU: M.Chandler 3-52; M.Bowles 1-26; E.Patterson 1-21; H.Childs 1-9; H.Hill 1-8; J.Gulley 1-5.

NU: M.Davison 2-30; J.Makovicka 1-25; T.Wistrom 1-21; C.Buckhalter 1-3.

Att: 76,174

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Huskers rebound with blanking of Jayhawks

The Nebraska ground attack, held below 200 yards in the previous two contests, rushed for a season-high 466 yards as the Huskers rebounded from their loss to Texas A&M to shut out Kansas, 41-0.

Nebraska opened the scoring on its first possession as sophomore I-back Correll Buckhalter’s 32-yard touchdown run capped a six-play, 47-yard drive to give the Huskers a 7-0 lead four minutes into the game.

NU extended the lead to 10-0 on a 27-yard field goal by Kris Brown. In the closing seconds of the first half, the Huskers drove to the Kansas 1-yard line, where they faced a fourth-and-goal. NU quarterback Bobby Newcombe fumbled the snap and was stopped, but the Jayhawks were offside, giving the Huskers a second chance. Newcombe made the most of the opportunity, sneaking in from the 1 to put Nebraska ahead 17-0 at halftime.

The Huskers broke the game open with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns by Buckhalter, who finished with 133 yards in place of the injured DeAngelo Evans.

The shutout was Nebraska’s third straight on Homecoming. The Huskers held the Jayhawks to 220 yards of total offense and 99 yards rushing.

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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

The defense did a good job on a fair offense. But that is an improvement because last week we made a struggling offense look good.

McKeever

The encouraging thing is Nebraska’s defense seems to know what's coming.

Lincoln Journal Star
Mabry

I just don’t think it’s fair to the players and the coaches to take these kinds of victories for granted.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

When all the injuries, inexperience and distractions are considered, Solich is doing just fine, thank you.

Grand Island Independent
McKewon

London never should have lost the job. He ought to be directing Nebraska’s offense right now.

Daily Nebraskan
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