The Hastings Tribune/Monday, Oct. 14, 1996

Husker Notes


Compiled by Mike Cahill

Injuries

Split end Kenny Cheatham suffered a hip pointer; linebacker Terrel Farley, a bruised knee and I-Back James Sims, a bruised shoulder. None are expected to miss the Texas Tech game on Saturday.

I-Back Ahman Green and fullback Joel Makovicka held out of the game because of injuries are expect back on Saturday against Texas Tech.

Offensive record

Nebraska set a record for the most total offense versus Baylor with 699 yards. The previous high was 657 by Texas in 1968. It was the first time Baylor had been shutout since the 1991 Copper Bowl (Indiana, 24-0). It was also the first time Baylor had held 100 yards in rushing since 1993 vs. TCU (36-74) and under 100 yards passing vs. Rice 3-13 for 74 yards).

Blackshirt dominance

The Nebraska defense hasn't allowed a touchdown since the Colorado State game. Opponents have failed to get into end zone for 10 consecutive quarters.

Reedy impressed

Baylor coach Chuck Reedy says there is probably no better in the country then the Huskers.

"Defensively, they are probably as good as anybody that we have been ond the field against." "Offensively, our fear was that they would line up and mash us with the running game and that's what they did."

TV time

Nebraska-Texas Tech game will play on televsion for the fifth time this season. ABC will regionally televise the game Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Mark Jones will handle the play-by-play; John Spagnola on color; and Dean Blevins on the sideline.

October numbers

The Husker have won 37 consecutive games in October, dating back to a 20-10 conference loss to Colorado in Boulder in 1986.

Not perfect

Despite the Nebraska dominace, the Huskers did make some mistakes.

Kicker Kris Brown missed two field goals.

Husker receivers dropped four passes. One in the end zone and two on one offensive series.

Nebraska had a punt blocked.

Nebraska was penalized for unsportsman like conduct, grabbing the face mask, and several holding calls.


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