Big Eight : Nebraska Is the Hit of a 60s Party

From Times Wire Services

Quarterback Brent Snyder makes Utah State one of the favorites for the Big West title, but he was no match for Steve Taylor and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Taylor ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as the second-ranked Huskers routed the Aggies, 63-13, Saturday at Lincoln, Neb.

“After the game I told him (Taylor) we’d name our practice field after him if he’d transfer to our school,” Utah State Coach Chuck Shelton said. “He didn’t seem too interested in that. He’s everything they say he is.”

Taylor, a third-team All-American a year ago, ran for scores of 22 and 15 yards in the first half and hit Richard Bell on an 11-yard pass to cap a 74-yard scoring drive late in the first half.


Taylor also set up fullback Sam Schmidt’s 6-yard scoring run in the first quarter with a 18-yard run, and hit Bell on a 37-yard pass play on the first drive of the second half to set up Ken Clark’s 7-yard touchdown run.

“I think I played pretty well,” Taylor said. “But it was a much easier game to play this week. Utah State is not a UCLA or a Texas A&M.; Next week’s going to be pretty tough.”

Nebraska (2-0) downed Texas A&M;, 23-14, when the Aggies were ranked No. 10, and play the 5th-ranked Bruins next Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Taylor completed 7 of 9 passes for 143 yards. He became the eighth Nebraska quarterback to pass for 2,000 yards in his career and moved into seventh place on the school’s career passing list with 2,118 yards.


Snyder provided Utah State (0-1) with its touchdowns on a 1-yard pass to Patrick Newman and a 15-yarder to Kendall Smith. Snyder was 21 of 39 for 187 yards.

Nebraska had 421 yards rushing, led by Clark’s 90 in 12 carries, and 169 yards passing.

Tulsa 35, Kansas State 9--T.J. Rubley passed for 284 yards and 2 touchdowns at Tulsa, Okla., as the Golden Hurricane handed the Wildcats their 17th straight loss.

Rubley completed 21 of 42 attempts, including a 25-yard touchdown pass to Erick Harrison and an 8-yard scoring pass to Brett Adams in the third quarter.