1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Big 8 Champions
Orange Bowl vs. #2 Miami, L 3-23
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #10
1988 record 11-2-0 (7-0-0 Big 8)
Head coach Tom Osborne (16th year)
Offensive coordinator Tom Osborne (19th year)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride (8th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Nebraska 7 0 0     11 2 0
#14 Oklahoma 6 1 0     9 3 0
#11 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 7 1
Kansas 1 6 0     1 10 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tom Osborne and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 27 vs. #10 Texas A&M* #2 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey (Kickoff Classic) RayCom W 23-14   58,162
September 3 Utah State* #2 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 63-13   76,233
September 10 at #5 UCLA* #2 Rose BowlPasadena, California ABC L 28-41   84,086
September 24 Arizona State* #9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ESPN W 47-16   76,312
October 1 UNLV* #9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 48-6   76,398
October 8 at Kansas #9 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 63-10   32,500
October 15 #10 Oklahoma Statedagger #7 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 63-42   76,432
October 22 at Kansas State #5 KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 48-3   35,000
October 29 Missouri #5 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 26-18   76,316
November 5 at Iowa State #7 Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa W 51-16   35,000
November 12 #19 Colorado #7 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 7-0   76,359
November 19 at #9 Oklahoma #7 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 7-3   75,004
January 2 vs. #2 Miami* #6 Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida (Orange Bowl) L 3-23   79,480
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB Achola, GeorgeGeorge Achola So
C 59 Anderson, JeffJeff Anderson Jr
OG 53 Antonietti, MarkMark Antonietti Sr
SE 18 Avant, TonyTony Avant Jr
SE 82 Bahe, ChipChip Bahe Jr
WB 21 Bell, RichardRichard Bell Jr
OG 69 Bobbora, BillBill Bobbora Jr
WB 33 Brinson, DanaDana Brinson Sr
FB 29 Carpenter, BryanBryan Carpenter Jr
IB 32 Clark, KenKen Clark Jr
IB Coleman, RayRay Coleman Sr
WB Devall, BradBrad Devall So
QB 12 Dunlap, JerryJerry Dunlap So
C 54 Edeal, DavidDavid Edeal So
OT 73 Engstrom, SteveSteve Engstrom So
OT 77 Eyman, TerryTerry Eyman So
C 52 Fitzke, RogerRoger Fitzke Jr
IB Flowers, LeodisLeodis Flowers Fr
TE 80 Garrett, ChrisChris Garrett Fr
TE 87 Gawrick, KeithKeith Gawrick So
QB 14 Gdowski, GerryGerry Gdowski Jr
OT 70 Glaser, DougDoug Glaser Jr
SE 19 Gregory, MorganMorgan Gregory Jr
OT 61 Griffin, MikeMike Griffin Jr
TE 94 Grobe, CoreyCorey Grobe Sr
FB 24 Harchelroad, BrianBrian Harchelroad Jr
FB 37 Johnk, TimTim Johnk So
QB Joseph, MickeyMickey Joseph Fr
OG 65 Keeler, AndyAndy Keeler Sr
FB 36 Kitrell, BarryBarry Kitrell Sr
IB 34 Knox, TyreeseTyreese Knox Sr
TE 85 Kratzenstein, MonteMonte Kratzenstein Jr
SE 83 McCoy, TimTim McCoy Jr
TE 43 Millikan, ToddTodd Millikan Sr
OG 76 Nelson, JohnJohn Nelson Sr
TE 86 O'Gara, ChrisChris O'Gara Jr
QB 11 Preston, MikeMike Preston Jr
OT 78 Punt, TomTom Punt So
IB 20 Rodgers, TerryTerry Rodgers Jr
OG 64 Roschal, JohnJohn Roschal Jr
OT 72 Rother, BradBrad Rother Jr
FB 25 Schmidt, SamSam Schmidt Jr
OT 62 Sledge, BobBob Sledge Sr
QB Taylor, SteveSteve Taylor Sr
WB 22 Turner, NateNate Turner Fr
WB 31 Worden, JamieJamie Worden Sr
C 68 Young, JakeJake Young Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 96 Anderson, Le AndreLe Andre Anderson So
S 23 Blazek, MarkMark Blazek Sr
OLB 81 Broer, KurtKurt Broer Sr
DT 95 Brungardt, PaulPaul Brungardt So
LB 37 Buchanan, PeterPeter Buchanan Sr
LB 49 Caliendo, ChrisChris Caliendo Jr
SS 17 Cooper, ReggieReggie Cooper So
CB 45 Crippen, JonJon Crippen So
OLB 88 Croel, MikeMike Croel So
CB 28 Custard, JohnJohn Custard Sr
DT 98 D'Alesio, JoeJoe D'Alesio Jr
SS Dobesh, JimJim Dobesh So
DT 90 Doll, TyeTye Doll Jr
MG 63 Edgren, BrianBrian Edgren So
MG 97 Engelbert, PatPat Engelbert So
LB 47 Etienne, LeRoyLeRoy Etienne Sr
LB 51 Ferguson, BradBrad Ferguson Jr
CB 10 Fryar, CharlesCharles Fryar Sr
DT 84 Griffin, WillieWillie Griffin Sr
LB 39 Hagge, MarkMark Hagge Jr
CB Hicks, LorenzoLorenzo Hicks Sr
S Jackson, TimTim Jackson Sr
LB 55 Jobman, RandallRandall Jobman Jr
LB 67 Leuck, RobRob Leuck Jr
CB 18 Lewis, LanceLance Lewis Fr
CB Lewis, TahaunTahaun Lewis So
OLB 93 Marco, JonJon Marco Sr
LB 35 Miller, BrianBrian Miller Sr
MG 99 Miller, KevinKevin Miller Jr
OLB 42 Mills, JeffJeff Mills Jr
MG 13 Monarrez, JuniorJunior Monarrez Jr
MG 74 Murray, MikeMike Murray Jr
MG 96 Pete, LawrenceLawrence Pete Sr
CB 38 Pickens, BruceBruce Pickens So
MG 92 Putnam, SeanSean Putnam Sr
CB 26 Sanders, MarvinMarvin Sanders Jr
CB    Settles, BillBill Settles
DT 56 Sims, JoeJoe Sims So
DT 66 Skradis, KurtKurt Skradis Sr
OLB 87 Svehla, DanDan Svehla So
OLB 89 Thomas, BroderickBroderick Thomas Sr
LB 40 Tyrance, PatPat Tyrance So
DT 75 Valladao, RayRay Valladao Jr
SS 41 Vampola, ScottScott Vampola Jr
CB 27 Walker, CartierCartier Walker Sr
LB 57 Walker, KennyKenny Walker So
MG 61 Wanek, JimJim Wanek So
DT 91 Wells, KentKent Wells Jr
S Wendland, RickRick Wendland Jr
S 15 Wooten, WendellWendell Wooten Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 44 Barrios, GreggGregg Barrios So
P 48 Beckler, ScottScott Beckler Jr
PK 16 Drennan, ChrisChris Drennan Jr
P/PK 13 Janky, TomTom Janky So
P 46 Kroeker, JohnJohn Kroeker Sr
American football roster/player{first = Phillip { last = Mendoza II {pos = PK } [redshirt]
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Charlie McBride
       8th season as DC/LB coach
       12th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Colorado
  • Ron Brown
       2nd season as WR/TE coach
       2nd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Dan Young
       6th season as OL/K coach
       6th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       15th season as OL coach
       15th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Tony Samuel
       3rd season as OLB coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       16th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Frank Solich
       6th season as RB coach
       10th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Boyd Epley
       20th season as S&C coach
       20th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Jack Pierce
       10th year at Nebraska
  • John Melton
       16th season as TE/WB coach
       27th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Wyoming

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2011-01-17

Game notes[edit]

Texas A&M[edit]

Texas A&M vs Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 7 0 0 7 14
Nebraska 0 3 9 11 23


Utah State[edit]

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah State 0 0 7 6 13
Nebraska 14 14 14 21 63


UCLA[edit]

Nebraska at UCLA [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 13 7 8 28
UCLA 28 10 3 0 41


Arizona State[edit]

Arizona State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona State 13 3 0 0 16
Nebraska 9 21 0 17 47


UNLV[edit]

UNLV at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
UNLV 0 0 0 6 6
Nebraska 7 13 15 13 48


Kansas[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 28 21 7 7 63
Kansas 0 10 0 0 10


Oklahoma State[edit]

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 21 7 14 42
Nebraska 35 14 7 7 63


Kansas State[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 14 20 14 0 48
Kansas State 3 0 0 0 3


Missouri[edit]

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 3 3 9 3 18
Nebraska 0 0 17 9 26


Iowa State[edit]

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 24 7 13 51
Iowa State 0 0 3 13 16


Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 7 0 7


Oklahoma[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 0 0 0 7
Oklahoma 0 0 3 0 3


Miami[edit]

Miami vs Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 7 13 0 3 23
Nebraska 0 0 3 0 3


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP 2 2 2 11 10 9 9 7 5 5 7 7 7 6 6 6 10
Coaches 10

Awards[edit]

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-America 1st team Broderick Thomas, Jake Young
Big 8 Coach of the Year Tom Osborne
Big 8 Defensive Player of the Year Broderick Thomas
Big 8 Defensive Newcomer of the Year Bruce Pickens
All-Big 8 1st team Dana Brinson, Ken Clark, LeRoy Etienne, Charles Fryar, Willie Griffin, Tim Jackson, Andy Keeler, Todd Millikan, Lawrence Pete, Bob Sledge, Steve Taylor, Broderick Thomas, Jake Young
All-Big 8 2nd team Reggie Cooper, Doug Glaser
All-Big 8 honorable mention Richard Bell, Mark Blazek, Chris Caliendo, Bryan Carpenter, Morgan Gregory, John Kroeker, Jeff Mills, John Nelson

NFL and Pro Players[edit]

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1988 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[3]

Name Team
Richard Bell Pittsburgh Steelers
Dana Brinson San Diego Chargers
Pete Buchanan Toronto Argonauts
Ken Clark Indianapolis Colts
Reggie Cooper Dallas Cowboys
Mike Croel Denver Broncos
LeRoy Etienne San Francisco 49ers
Tim Jackson Dallas Cowboys
Keith Jones Cleveland Browns
Jeff Mills San Diego Chargers
Lawrence Pete Detroit Lions
Bruce Pickens Atlanta Falcons
Tim Rother Los Angeles Raiders
Joe Sims Atlanta Falcons
Steve Taylor Edmonton Eskimos
Broderick Thomas Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nate Turner Buffalo Bills
Kenny Walker Denver Broncos
Kent Wells New York Giants

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 1988 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  2. ^ 1988 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-15.