Huskers win wild one with clutch drive and kick
Josh Brown’s 29-yard field goal as time expired lifted Nebraska to a 34-32 win over Colorado in a game that saw four lead changes in the fourth quarter, two of them in the final minute.
The Huskers drove 47 yards in six plays to set up Brown’s kick after CU had taken the lead with a touchdown and two-point conversion with 47 seconds left.
Quarterback Eric Crouch completed four of five passes for 45 yards on the drive. Two of the completions were to Bobby Newcombe, including a 17-yarder to the Colorado 12 with five seconds left to give Brown a more makeable kick.
Early on, it looked like an easy day for the Huskers as they took a 14-0 first-quarter lead. On Colorado’s second offensive play, Carlos Polk intercepted a Craig Ochs pass and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. Later in the quarter, Randy Stella blocked a CU field goal try, and Chris Kelsey returned it 43 yards. Crouch ran 27 yards for a TD on the next play.