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Nebraska 56
Utah State

Sept. 5, 1987
Lincoln, NE
Utah State      0   3   3   6  -  12
Nebraska        7  21  21   7  -  56

First Quarter
NEB: Keith Jones 1 run (Chris Drennan kick) 10:31
Second Quarter
NEB: K. Jones 1 run (Drennan kick) 13:43
USU: FG Dean Garner 29, 6:48
NEB: Dana Brinson 57 punt return (Drennan kick) 3:09
NEB: Steve Taylor 44 run (Drennan kick) 1:24 
Third Quarter
USU: FG Garner 26, 12:03
NEB: Taylor 58 run (Drennan kick) 10:19
NEB: K. Jones 13 run (Drennan kick) 7:47
NEB: Rod Smith 80 punt return (Drennan kick) 4:05
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Clete Blakeman 10 run (Drennan kick) 14:54
USU: Timo Tagloa 50 pass from Russ Widerburg (pass failed) 8:36
 
A-75,910
                       USU        Neb.
First downs            14         32
Rushes-yards           29-(-l)    67-515
Passing yards          226        88
Return-yards           3-7        7-205
Passes                 19-46-1    7-19-2
Sacks by               1-9        8-59
Punts-avg.             10-40      3-26
Fumbles-lost           2-0        6-3
Penalties-yards        4-24       7-75
Time of possession     29:25      30:35

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
Utah State, Scott Munson 4-10, Demetrius Brown 5-8.
Nebraska, Taylor 9-157, K. Jones 18-118, Ken Clark 7-59, Micah Heibel 7-52. Passing:
Utah State, Brent Snyder 12-33-1-132, Widerburg 7-13-0-94.
Nebraska, Taylor 5-14-1-69. Receiving:
Utah State, Kendal Smith 8-101, Brett Payne 2-22, Pat Newman 2-18, Tim Ray 2-17.
Nebraska, R. Smith 3-29. Missed field goals:
Utah State, Garner 42.

Rod Smith 80 TD punt return

Official recap

Nebraska was guilty of six fumbles and five turnovers, but rolled to a 56-12 win over Utah State as the Huskers amassed 515 rushing yards and held the Aggies to minus-1 yard on the ground.

Steve Taylor broke a 35-year-old school quarterback record by rushing for 157 yards and I-back Keith Jones had 118 yards and three touchdowns rushing. The Husker defense recorded eight quarterback sacks. Nebraska tied its own Big Eight record with two punt-return touchdowns, 57 yards by Dana Brinson and 80 by Rod Smith.

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