Loss to Buffaloes ends bowl streak
A record-breaking performance by Joe Dailey was nearly enough to bring Nebraska back from a 19-point deficit, but the Huskers fell short in a season-ending, 26-20 loss to Colorado.
Dailey finished the day with 306 yards passing, going 29-for-55 to break NU single-game records for attempts and completions. Four of his passes were intercepted.
Dailey had a hand in all three of the Huskers’ touchdowns, scoring first on a 2-yard run that capped an 80-yard scoring drive in the first quarter, and later with 4-yard touchdown passes to fullback Steve Kriewald with 3:53 remaining in the game and Ross Pilkington with 1:38 left.
But Nebraska’s attempt at an onside kick after the last TD failed, and the Buffaloes ran out the remaining time on the clock.
The loss left the Huskers with a 5-6 season record, Nebraska’s first losing season since 1961. It also meant there would be no bowl game for Nebraska for the first time since 1968.