Nov. 6, 1993
Nebraska 7 7 0 7 - 21 Kansas 7 0 7 6 - 20 First Quarter KU - Dwayne Chandler 30 pass from Asheiki Preston (Dan Eichloff kick) 11:38 NU - Calvin Jones 4 run (Byron Bennett kick) 5:36 Second Quarter NU - Gerald Armstrong 8 pass from Tommie Frazier (Bennett kick) 8:46 Third Quarter KU - Preston 5 run (Eichloff kick) 1:10 Fourth Quarter NU - Trumane Bell l0 pass from Frazier (Bennett kick) 8:20 KU - June Henley 3 run (pass failed) 0:52 NU KU First downs 19 19 Rushing att.-yards 52-297 50-179 Passes 12-7-1 19-13-0 Passing yards 71 118 Total att.-yards 64-368 69-297 Retums-yards l-(-l) 3-15 Sacks by 0-0 0-0 Punts-average 3-40.0 3-36.0 Fumbles-lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-yards 3-39 3-19 Time of poss. 29:41 30:19 Individual leaders RUSHING • NU: Calvin Jones 29-195-1; Tommie Frazier 9-35-0; Damon Benning 4-26-0. • KU: June Henley 37-148-1; Asheiki Preston 7-16-1. PASSING • NU: Frazier 4-7-0-31; Brook Berringer 3-5-40-1. • KU: Preston 13-19-118-0. RECEIVING • NU: Gerald Armstrong 2-18-1; Abdul Muhammad 2-13-0; Corey Dixon 1-16-0; Clester Johnson 1-14-0; Trumane Bell 1-10-1. • KU: Greg Ballard 4-39-0; Ashaundi Smith 3-18-0; Robert Reed 2-24-0. MISSED FIELD GOALS • NU: Byron Bennett, 47. • KU: Dan Eichloff, 47, 57. INTERCEPTIONS • NU: None. • KU: Clint Bowen 1-0. TACKLES (UT-AT-TT) • NU: Mike Anderson 4-8-12; Trev Alberts 4-7-11; Toby Wright 4-6-10; Ed Stewart 8-1-9. • KU: Ronnie Ward 7-3-10; Chris Maumalanga 2-8-10; Bowen 6-2-8; Steve Harvey 5-3-8. SACKS • NU: None. • KU: None. Attendance - 47,500
Nebraska's 1,000th game and 100th against Kansas went down to the wire in Lawrence, as the Huskers successfully defended a 2-point attempt with 52 seconds remaining to preserve a 21-20 win over the unranked Jayhawks. Nebraska missed early opportunities to put the Jayhawks away but recorded its fourth come-from-behind victory on the season.
KU scored first, but NU answered with a 4-yard rushing TD by Calvin Jones and an 8-yard pass from Tommie Frazier to Gerald Armstrong.
NU was moving the ball decisively and looked to go into halftime with a comfortable 21-7 lead as QB Brook Berringer took the reins of the Husker attack while Tommie Frazier rested a sore shoulder. But after marching 77 yards to the KU 6-yard line, Berringer threw an interception in the end zone. Kansas played Nebraska's game of ball control and used up 10:08 in the third quarter and scored with 1:10 remaining to tie the game at 14-14.
After an exchange of possessions, the Huskers marched the ball down the field and Calvin Jones broke loose for a 51-yard run to set up the play of the day for NU — a 10-yard TD strike from Frazier under pressure, to tight end Trumane Bell, who pushed his way into the end zone in double coverage.
But KU answered with a 17-play, 80-yard drive, only to miss under pressure on a 2-point conversion pass, which preserved the Huskers' ninth straight victory and second straight road win.
Jones tallied 195 yards, including 96 in the fourth quarter, despite fighting a virus all week. He proved to be the difference in the game as NU totaled 368 total yards, 297 rushing, to Kansas' 297, 179 on the ground.
Linebacker Mike Anderson led the Husker Blackshirts with 12 tackles, while Trev Alberts had 11. Alberts' streak of 10 games with at least one sack came to an end, but he did have a tackle for a loss and threehurries.
The victory extended Nebraska's NCAA record of consecutive nine-win seasons to 25.