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Nebraska took control of a tight defensive struggle in the second half, and pulled away to win the sixth Kickoff Classic. The Huskers came alive in the second half behind game MVP Steve Taylor, who passed for 125 yards and ran for 34 in becoming the top career rusher among Nebraska quarterbacks (1,333 yards).

Gregg Barrios kicked three field goals, the last a Kickoff Classic-record 48-yarder which iced the game with 7:10 left. Outside linebacker Broderick Thomas led Nebraska's own standout defensive effort with a career-high 14 tackles.

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SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 23
Texas A&M 14

Aug. 27, 1988
East Rutherford, NJ
Texas A&M      7   0   0   7  -  14
Nebraska       0   3   9  11  -  23

First Quarter
A&M - Matt Gurley 1 run (Scott Slater 
      kick) 2:22
Second Quarter
NEB - FG Gregg Barrios 44, 14:14
Third Quarter 
NEB - FG Barrios 38, 8:49
NEB - Ken Clark 1 run (Steve Taylor pass
      failed) 4:32.
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Todd Millikan 20 pass from Taylor
     (Clark run) 13:23
A&M - Randy Simmons 2 run (Slater kick) 10:15. 
NEB - FG Barrios 48, 7:10
A-58,172.
                         A&M      Neb.
First downs               11        19
Rushes-yards          37-185    59-201
Passing yards             42       125
Return-yards            4-23      8-52
Passes                5-17-2   11-22-0
Sacks by                 1-7       1-7
Punts-avg.              7-44      4-42
Fumbles-lost             2-1       5-3
Penalties-yards         7-76      4-35
Time of possession     23:55     36:05
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
A&M: Larry Horton 9-81, Darren Lewis 10-41, Bucky Richardson 11-41.
NEB: Clark 20-80, Terry Rodgers 10-65.
Passing:
A&M: Richardson 5-17-2-42.
NEB: Taylor 11-22-0-125.
Receiving:
A&M: Mike Jones 1-18.
NEB: Morgan Gregory 4-44, Millikan 2-33, Nate Turner 2-23.
Missed field goals:
A&M: Slater 35.
NEB: Barrios, 45.
Interceptions:
A&M: none.
NEB: Tim Jackson 1-19, Charles Fryar, 1-9.
Tackles (UT-AT-TT):
A&M: Dana Batiste 4-11-15, William Thomas 4-9-13, Aaron Wallace 7-5-12.
NEB: Broderick Thomas 6-8-14, LeRoy Etienne 6-5-11, Reggie Cooper 4-4-8, Fryar 3-5-8.
Sacks:
A&M: Wallace 1-7.
NEB: Paul Brungardt, 1-7.