Nebraska was a five-touchdown favorite over Iowa State in 1994, but the Huskers didn’t put the Cyclones away until Lawrence Phillips found some traction . . . in someone else’s shoes.
Tom Osborne went pass-first to set up the run and protect his banged up QBs. The result? A 45-17 win over Kansas in 1994.
Florida’s No. 1. No, wait, Nebraska is. Well, hold on, it’s Penn State. And so it went through the first two months of the season in 1994.
In a top-five matchup, Nebraska’s offensive line and defense made sure the Huskers were fully in control against Colorado in 1994.
“If rivalry means what I’ve been seeing, then I don’t want any part of it,” Tom Osborne said of the increasing animosity between Nebraska and Colorado ahead of 1994’s massive matchup.
Tom Osborne “never liked the pro style” offense, but lingering injuries left Nebraska little choice but to focus on handoffs over options on the road at Missouri in 1994.
The challenges facing Nebraska as it headed to Kansas State in 1994 were extraordinary. The Huskers found a way to get it done anyway.
The quarterback situation was dire enough that Tom Osborne was ready to talk about anything else, any of the “21 other positions,” before Nebraska face Kansas State in 1994.
“Any time you get down to your third-team quarterback there are going to be problems,” Oklahoma State coach Pat Jones said in 1994. Nebraska didn’t experience many, breaking open a close game in the second half behind Matt Turman
Nebraska was without Tommie Frazier and Brooke Berringer would gut out a game despite injury in a win over Wyoming, but the Cowboys’ passing attack put some pressure on the Huskers.