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Nebraska 24
Okla. State 17

Oct. 3, 1998
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Fox Sports Net
Nebraska          0  3 14  7 - 24 
Oklahoma St       0  3  7  7 - 17  

Second quarter
OSU: FG Sydnes 37
NEB: FG K Brown 48
Third quarter
NEB: Newcombe 6 run (K Brown kick)
NEB: Evans 2 run (K Brown kick)
OSU: Fobbs 3 run (Sydnes kick)
Fourth quarter
OSU: Et Howell 67 pass from T Lindsay (Sydnes kick)
NEB: Walker 73 punt return (K Brown kick)

                       NEB         OSU 
First downs             12          19 
Rushed-yards         36-73      55-175 
Passing yards          142         180 
  Comp-Att-Int     10-16-0     11-24-0 
Sacked-yards lost     3-23        1-11 
Return yards           106          20 
Punts               8-42.9      8-41.9 
Fumbles-lost           2-0         2-0 
Penalties-yards       1-15       10-59 
Possession time      24:50       35:10 

RUSHING
NEB: Evans 15-41, Newcombe 13-22, Makovicka 6-9, Wiggins 1-1, Crouch 1-0.

OSU: Simmons 26-114, Fobbs 12-55, Aikins 5-15, Halferty 3-8, K Brown 1-2, T Lindsay 8-(-19).

PASSING
NEB: Newcombe 9-15-0-112, Crouch 1-1-0-30.

OSU: T Lindsay 10-23-0-158, Elder 1-1-0-22.

RECEIVING
NEB: Cheatham 3-32, Davison 3-31, S Jackson 2-70, Evans 1-5, Wiggins 1-4. 

OSU: Et Howell 2-72, Love 2-36, Richardson 2-2, Steggs 1-41, Ev Howell 1-22, Fobbs 1-5, Simmons 1-5, W Grissom 1-(-3).

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Goal-line stop secures win

No. 2 Nebraska used a fourth-quarter punt return for a touchdown by Joe Walker and a decisive goal-line stand in the final moments to hold off an upset-minded Oklahoma State squad, 24-17.

Walker’s 73-yard punt return with 7:37 remaining broke a 17-17 tie as the Huskers extended their winning streak to 19 games in the Big 12 opener.

The Cowboys had a chance to send the game into overtime, driving to the Nebraska 1 before Mike Rucker, who finished with a career-high 11 tackles, stopped OSU’s Nathan Simmons short of the goal line on the final play to preserve the win.

The Huskers stuggled offensively, managing only 73 yards rushing, the lowest regular-season total since November 1975, and just 215 yards of total offense. The first-half numbers were particularly meager: four rushing yards and 43 total yards.

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Coverage

Omaha World-Herald | PDF
Lincoln Journal Star
Tulsa World: 1, 2, 3
CBS SportsLine
Grand Island Indep.
Daily Nebraskan: 1, 2, 3, 4
Daily O'Collegian
Associated Press: 1, 2
OSU's defensive scheme
Big Red Wrap-up
Colonel Mustard
Video clips
Game photos

 
 

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Pregame press

Daily O'Collegian
Daily Nebraskan
TSN '98 OSU preview