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Official recap

Twelfth-ranked Oklahoma State, off to a 5-0 start and riding an eight-game win string, both 42-year bests, had high hopes of pulling off an upset of No. 2 Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers dominated the game from the beginning and remained unbeaten against the Cowboys since 1961.

Nebraska yielded only 43 rushing yards (seven on nine carries by OSU All-American and then-NCAA rushing leader Thurman Thomas), and stifled the Cowboys' only scoring threat on a Charles Fryar interception in the end zone in the second quarter.

Nebraska 35
Oklahoma State 0

Oct. 17, 1987
Stillwater, OK
Nebraska           7  14   7   7  - 35
Oklahoma State     0   0   0   0  -  0

First Quarter
NEB - Rod Smith 29 pass from Steve Taylor 
     (Chris Drennan kick) 5:48
Second Quarter
NEB - Ken Clark 28 run (Drennan kick) 10:30
NEB - Keith Jones 5 run (Drennan kick) 0:33
Third Quarter 
NEB - K. Jones 17 run (Drennan kick) 6:08
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Clark 1 run (Drennan kick) 11:43
A-50,440.
                        NEB       OSU
First downs              36        16
Rushes-yards         74-466     22-43
Passing yards           151       221
  Comp-Att-Int       8-13-0   20-43-1
Total offense        87-617    65-264
Returns-yards          6-31       0-0
Sacks by               4-19       1-5
Punts-avg.             4-40      7-50
Fumbles-lost            3-1       2-1
Penalties-yards        6-31      4-20
Time of possession    38:06     21:54

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
 NEB: K. Jones 21-115, Clark 9-83, Dana 
      Brinson 6-52, Micah Heibel 6-50,
      Taylor 11-43, Clete Blakeman 3-37
 OSU: Barry Sanders 7-60, Thurman Thomas 
      9-7, Mike Gundy 6-minus-24
Passing
 NEB: Taylor 7-12-0-140,
      Blakeman 1-1-0-11
 OSU: Gundy, 20-42-1-221,
      C. Smith 0-1-0-0
Receiving
 NEB: R. Smith 3-66, Brinson 3-55
 OSU: Hart Lee Dykes 5-113, Jarrod Green
      5-49, Ronnie Williams 5-28
Missed field goals
 NEB: Drennan 43