1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Fiesta Bowl vs. #5 Florida State, L 3-23
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #11
1989 record 10-2-0 (6-1-0 Big 8)
Head coach Tom Osborne (17th year)
Offensive coordinator Tom Osborne (20th year)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride (9th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Colorado 7 0 0     11 1 0
#11 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma 5 2 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1989 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
September 9 Northern Illinois* #4 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 48-17   76,194
September 16 Utah* #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 42-30   76,333
September 23 at Minnesota #3 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, Minnesota W 48-0   58,368
September 30 Oregon State* #3 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 35-7   76,290
October 7 Kansas State #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 58-7   76,265
October 14 at Missouri #4 Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 50-7   55,620
October 21 at Oklahoma State #4 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 48-23   40,000
October 28 Iowa Statedagger #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 49-17   52,877
November 4 at #2 Colorado #3 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado L 21-27   52,877
November 11 Kansas #6 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 51-14   76,232
November 18 Oklahoma #6 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 42-25   76,404
January 1 vs. #5 Florida State* #6 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona (Fiesta Bowl) L 17-41   73,953
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB Achola, GeorgeGeorge Achola So
SE 82 Bahe, ChipChip Bahe Sr
IB    Baldwin, Andrew ScottAndrew Scott Baldwin So
SE    Baumert, PaulPaul Baumert So
WB 21 Bell, RichardRichard Bell Sr
OG 69 Bobbora, BillBill Bobbora Sr
WB 81 Bobolz, LanceLance Bobolz Jr
OT 76 Boerboom, BrianBrian Boerboom So
SE    Bostick, JonJon Bostick So
FB 29 Carpenter, BryanBryan Carpenter Sr
OG 65 Chaney, JeffJeff Chaney So
C    Chorney, TerrisTerris Chorney So
IB 32 Clark, KenKen Clark Sr
TE 98 D'Alesio, JoeJoe D'Alesio Sr
OT    Daniel, JasonJason Daniel So
WB Devall, BradBrad Devall Jr
OT    Dickson, MonteMonte Dickson So
WB    Dowse, MarkMark Dowse So
QB 12 Dunlap, JerryJerry Dunlap Jr
C 58 Edeal, DavidDavid Edeal Jr
OT    Engstrom, SteveSteve Engstrom Jr
OT    Eyman, TerryTerry Eyman Jr
C 52 Fitzke, RogerRoger Fitzke Sr
IB 23 Flowers, LeodisLeodis Flowers So
TE 80 Garrett, ChrisChris Garrett So
QB 14 Gdowski, GerryGerry Gdowski Sr
FB    Glantz, RobertRobert Glantz So
OT 70 Glaser, DougDoug Glaser Sr
QB 11 Grant, MikeMike Grant So
SE 19 Gregory, MorganMorgan Gregory Sr
QB 15 Haase, TomTom Haase So
WB 33 Hughes, TyroneTyrone Hughes Fr
FB 41 Johnk, TimTim Johnk So
OT    Johnston, MikeMike Johnston So
QB Joseph, MickeyMickey Joseph So
OG 62 Kiehn, ErikErik Kiehn Jr
FB    Kleidosty, JerryJerry Kleidosty So
TE 85 Kratzenstein, MonteMonte Kratzenstein Sr
OG    Kudrna, PatPat Kudrna So
TE    Langemeier, DougDoug Langemeier So
TE    Leise, DarylDaryl Leise So
OG 67 Leuck, RobRob Leuck Sr
FB 18 Lewis, LanceLance Lewis So
TE    Liska, BillBill Liska
QB 10 McCant, KeithenKeithen McCant So
SE 83 McCoy, TimTim McCoy Sr
IB    McDuffy, AndreAndre McDuffy So
OG 54 O'Gara, ChrisChris O'Gara Sr
TE    Parrella, JohnJohn Parrella So
OG    Peterson, ScottScott Peterson So
SE    Pleasant, DanDan Pleasant So
WB    Prater, KellyKelly Prater So
OT 78 Punt, TomTom Punt Jr
OT    Reifenrath, RayRay Reifenrath So
IB 20 Rodgers, TerryTerry Rodgers Sr
OG 64 Roschal, JohnJohn Roschal Sr
OG 64 Rother, BradBrad Rother Sr
FB 25 Schmidt, SamSam Schmidt Sr
OG 75 Shields, WillWill Shields Fr
FB 34 Soto, OmarOmar Soto Jr
WB 22 Turner, NateNate Turner So
OG 66 Wanek, JimJim Wanek Jr
TE 89 Washington, WilliamWilliam Washington Fr
WB    White, LamontLamont White So
OG 61 Wiegert, ErikErik Wiegert So
C 68 Young, JakeJake Young Sr
C 53 Ziegelbein, BillBill Ziegelbein So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 28 Anderson, EricEric Anderson Jr
DT 90 Anderson, Le AndreLe Andre Anderson Jr
ILB    Banks, AlvinAlvin Banks So
DT 94 Brown, BrianBrian Brown So
DT 95 Brungardt, PaulPaul Brungardt Jr
FS Byrd, TyroneTyrone Byrd Fr
ILB 49 Caliendo, ChrisChris Caliendo Sr
OLB    Camp, KylinKylin Camp So
FS 31 Carmer, SteveSteve Carmer So
SS 17 Cooper, ReggieReggie Cooper Jr
SS 24 Cotton, CurtisCurtis Cotton So
CB 45 Crippen, JonJon Crippen Jr
OLB 88 Croel, MikeMike Croel Jr
SS Dobesh, JimJim Dobesh
SS    Duin, DarinDarin Duin So
MG 63 Edgren, BrianBrian Edgren Jr
MG 97 Engelbert, PatPat Engelbert So
ILB 43 Geiken, ShaneShane Geiken So
CB    Goff, SamSam Goff So
ILB 39 Hagge, MarkMark Hagge Sr
OLB 92 Hedrick, CoreyCorey Hedrick Jr
CB Hicks, RobertRobert Hicks Jr
OLB 93 Hill, TravisTravis Hill Fr
ILB 55 Jobman, RandallRandall Jobman Sr
MG    Koellner, GregGreg Koellner So
OLB    Krantz, JustinJustin Krantz So
ILB    Kurtz, ScottScott Kurtz Jr
CB Legette, TyroneTyrone Legette So
CB Lewis, TahaunTahaun Lewis Jr
DT 99 Miller, KevinKevin Miller Sr
OLB 42 Mills, JeffJeff Mills Sr
CB    Mitchell, SteveSteve Mitchell So
ILB 46 Mohnsen, BrianBrian Mohnsen So
MG 13 Monarrez, JuniorJunior Monarrez Sr
MG 74 Murray, MikeMike Murray Sr
FS    Olson, ScottScott Olson Jr
ILB 37 Petko, MikeMike Petko So
CB 38 Pickens, BruceBruce Pickens Jr
FS Reece, JohnJohn Reece Fr
FS 26 Sanders, MarvinMarvin Sanders Sr
DT 56 Sims, JoeJoe Sims Jr
OLB 86 Spitzenberger, JoeJoe Spitzenberger Jr
OLB 87 Svehla, DanDan Svehla Jr
OLB 87 Svehla, MattMatt Svehla Jr
FS Thomas, WillWill Thomas So
ILB 40 Tyrance, PatPat Tyrance Jr
DT 75 Valladao, RayRay Valladao Sr
DT 57 Walker, KennyKenny Walker Jr
DT 91 Wells, KentKent Wells Sr
OLB 84 Wendland, RickRick Wendland Jr
OLB 96 White, DavidDavid White Fr
SS 27 White, FreemanFreeman White So
ILB    Wightman, PaulPaul Wightman So
SS    Wilson, GordonGordon Wilson So
ILB    Zacharias, AndrewAndrew Zacharias So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 44 Barrios, GreggGregg Barrios Jr
P 48 Beckler, ScottScott Beckler Sr
PK 36 Bennett, ToddTodd Bennett Jr
PK 16 Drennan, ChrisChris Drennan Sr
P    Humphrey, ChuckChuck Humphrey So
P/PK Janky, TomTom Janky Jr
P    Liliedahl, ShawnShawn Liliedahl So
P 47 Stigge, MikeMike Stigge Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Charlie McBride
       9th season as DC/LB coach
       13th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Colorado
  • Kevin Steele
       1st season as LB coach
       1st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Tennessee
  • Ron Brown
       3rd season as WR/TE coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Dan Young
       7th season as OL/K coach
       7th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       16th season as OL coach
       16th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Tony Samuel
       4th season as OLB coach
       4th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       17th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Frank Solich
       7th season as RB coach
       11th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Boyd Epley
       21st season as S&C coach
       21st year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Jack Pierce
       11th year at Nebraska

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-01-17

Game notes[edit]

Northern Illinois[edit]

Northern Illinois at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Northern Illinois 7 10 0 0 17
Nebraska 7 10 21 10 48


Utah[edit]

Utah at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 13 3 0 14 30
Nebraska 7 14 7 14 42
  • Date: 1989-09-16
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,333


Minnesota[edit]

Nebraska at Minnesota [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 17 10 14 48
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0


Oregon State[edit]

Oregon State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 0 0 7 0 7
Nebraska 7 7 7 14 35
  • Date: 1989-09-30
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,290


Kansas State[edit]

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 0 0 7 0 7
Nebraska 14 21 23 0 58
  • Date: 1989-10-07
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,265


Missouri[edit]

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 26 10 7 7 50
Missouri 0 0 7 0 7


Oklahoma State[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 10 10 14 14 48
Oklahoma State 3 10 3 7 23


Iowa State[edit]

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 7 3 7 0 17
Nebraska 14 14 14 7 49
  • Date: 1989-10-28
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 52,877


Colorado[edit]

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 7 7 0 21
Colorado 14 3 7 3 27


Kansas[edit]

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 7 0 7 0 14
Nebraska 16 7 21 7 51
  • Date: 1989-11-11
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,232


Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 7 11 0 7 25
Nebraska 22 3 14 3 42
  • Date: 1989-11-18
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,404


Florida State[edit]

Nebraska vs Florida State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 3 0 7 17
Florida State 0 21 20 0 41


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 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 6 6 6 7 6 6 11
Coaches 12

Awards[edit]

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-America 1st team Doug Glaser, Jake Young
All-America 2nd team Reggie Cooper
All-America 3rd team Ken Clark
Big 8 Offensive Player of the Year Gerry Gdowski
Big 8 Defensive Freshman of the Year Tyrone Byrd
All-Big 8 1st team Ken Clark, Reggie Cooper, Gerry Gdowski, Doug Glaser, Jeff Mills, Bruce Pickens, Pat Tyrance, Kent Wells, Jake Young
All-Big 8 2nd team Mike Croel, Mike Murray, William Washington
All-Big 8 honorable mention Gregg Barrios, Richard Bell, Tyrone Byrd, Bryan Carpenter, Morgan Gregory, Randall Jobman, Tahaun Lewis, Mike Petko, Marvin Sanders, Jim Wanek

NFL and Pro Players[edit]

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1989 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
Terris Chorney Edmonton Eskimos
Ken Clark Indianapolis Colts
Reggie Cooper Dallas Cowboys
Mike Croel Denver Broncos
LeRoy Etienne San Francisco 49ers
Travis Hill Cleveland Browns
Tyrone Hughes New Orleans Saints
Keithen McCant Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Jeff Mills San Diego Chargers
John Parrella Buffalo Bills
Bruce Pickens Atlanta Falcons
John Reece Kansas City Chiefs
Will Shields Kansas City Chiefs
Joe Sims Atlanta Falcons
Nate Turner Buffalo Bills
Kenny Walker Denver Broncos
Kent Wells New York Giants
David White New England Patriots

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 1989 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  2. ^ 1989 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-15.