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Official recap
Nebraska's offense self-destructed for three quarters (with a little help from a fired-up Colorado defense), but the Huskers finally overcame their own errors and CU's return to black jerseys to record three fourth-quarter touchdowns en route to a 24-7 win.

Junior Travis Turner made his second consecutive start at quarterback, but it wasn't until after he had been replaced twice by Craig Sundberg that he came on to lead the three winning drives — running for two scores himself and passing for the third to earn Big Eight offensive player-of-the-week honors. The Husker defense was rock-solid, as usual, holding the Buffs to 137 total yards and 10 first downs.

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SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 24
Colorado 7

Oct. 20, 1984
Boulder, CO
Nebraska       0     3     0     21    —    24
Colorado       0     7     0      0    —     7

Second Quarter
CU — Loy Alexander 16 pass from Steve Vogel 
 (Dave DeLine kick), 0:04.
NU — FG Dale Klein 38, 12:44. 
Fourth Quarter
NU — Travis Turner 1 run (Klein kick), 0:39.
NU — Turner 3 run (Klein kick), 5:37.
NU — Brian Hiemer 11 pass from Turner
 (Klein kick), 10:15.
A—52,124.
                       NU        CU
First downs            24        10
Rushes-yards       77-372     22-53 
Passing yards          80        84 
Return yards           62        22
Passes             7-11-0   10-35-2
Sacks by              1-8      3-18
Punts                5-42     10-38
Fumbles-lost          5-3       0-0
Penalties-yards      9-92      4-40
Time of possession  36:57     23:03
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing: Nebraska, Jeff Smith 35-165, Keith Jones 3-53, Doug DuBose 10-52, Turner 8-48, Tom Rathman 6-38.
Colorado, Mark Hatcher 11-27, Eric McCarty 4-24.
Passing: Nebraska, Turner 4-6-0-51, Craig Sundberg 3-5-0-29.
Colorado, Vogel 10-35-2-84.
Receiving: Nebraska, Shane Swanson 2-29, Todd Frain 2-24, Hiemer 2-21.
Colorado, Alexander 4-54, Hatcher 4-24.
Missed field goals: Nebraska, Klein 48.