Big Eight Roundup : Nebraska Outguns Oklahoma State, 63-42

From Times Wire Services

Ken Clark rushed for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns, and quarterback Steve Taylor accounted for 5 touchdowns Saturday to lead No. 8 Nebraska to a 63-42 Big Eight Conference victory over No. 10 Oklahoma State at Lincoln, Neb.

The Cornhuskers (6-1 overall, 2-0 in Big Eight), have not lost to the Cowboys (4-1, 1-1) in the last 27 years. Five times in this decade, Oklahoma State has started the season 4-0 before losing to Nebraska.

Barry Sanders, the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.’s leading rusher, finished with 189 yards in 35 carries and scored 4 touchdowns for Oklahoma State, which entered the game as Division I-A’s top offensive team, averaging 50 points per game. Nebraska was second, averaging 45 points.


Clark’s rushing total was the second-highest in Nebraska history, behind Mike Rozier’s 285 yards against Kansas in 1983. Taylor had 140 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Nebraska built a 42-0 lead with 11:42 remaining in the second quarter. In the first period, Clark and Taylor each ran for 2 touchdowns as the Cornhuskers piled up 299 rushing yards.

There were 15 touchdowns and 1,117 yards in the game.

Taylor hooked up with Todd Millikan on a 32-yard touchdown pass for a 49-14 Nebraska lead with 1:50 left in the half. Taylor added a 13-yard touchdown pass to Millikan in the third quarter to make it 56-21.

Iowa State 21, Missouri 3--Bret Oberg threw 3 touchdown passes, all in the second quarter, and the Cyclones knocked off the Tigers in a Big Eight game at Columbia, Mo.

Oberg completed 10 of 12 passes for 114 yards, with touchdown passes of 15 and 57 yards to Eddie Brown and 17 yards to Dennis Ross.

Joe Henderson added 125 rushing yards for the Cyclones (3-3, 1-1), who are 2-0-2 at Columbia since 1981.

Iowa State forced 6 turnovers by Missouri (2-3-1, 1-1). Linebacker Mike Shane recovered 2 fumbles and intercepted a pass.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Corey Welch of Missouri threw a 67-yard pass to Michael Jones to set up Jeff Jacke’s 29-yard field goal with 4:30 left in the second quarter.

Colorado 21, Kansas 9--Eric Bieniemy rushed for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Buffaloes defeated the Jayhawks in a Big Eight game at Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas (0-6, 0-2) was within 7-6 when Bieniemy scored his second touchdown from a yard out a with 22 seconds left in the first half.

Quarterback Sal Aunese scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter to give Colorado (5-1, 1-1) a 21-6 lead.

Brad Fleeman kicked field goals of 25 and 27 yards for the Jayhawks in the first half and added a 32 yarder in the fourth quarter.