1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #24
1990 record 9–3–0 (5–2–0 Big 8)
Head coach Tom Osborne (18th year)
Offensive coordinator Tom Osborne (21st year)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride (10th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,650)
Seasons
« 1989 1991 »
1990 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Colorado 7 0 0     11 1 1
#24 Nebraska 5 2 0     9 3 0
#17 Oklahoma 5 2 0     8 3 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     4 6 1
Kansas 2 4 1     3 7 1
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     4 7 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1990 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 1 6:30 PM Baylor* #7 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN W 13–0   76,184
September 8 1:30 PM Northern Illinois* #10 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 60–14   76,043
September 22 1:30 PM Minnesota* #8 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 56–0   76,354
September 29 1:30 PM Oregon State* #8 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 31–7   76,061
October 6 1:10 PM at Kansas State #8 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 45–8   35,757
October 13 1:30 PM Missouridagger #7 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) W 69–21   76,317
October 20 1:30 PM Oklahoma State #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 31–3   76,251
October 27 1:00 PM at Iowa State #4 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 45–13   54,475
November 3 3:00 PM #9 Colorado #3 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) ESPN L 12–27   76,464
November 10 1:00 PM at Kansas #13 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 41–9   36,000
November 23 1:30 PM at Oklahoma #10 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Rivalry) ABC L 10–45   74,910
January 1 12:30 PM vs. #2 Georgia Tech* #19 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC L 21–45   72,328
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB 4 Achola, GeorgeGeorge Achola Jr
IB 29 Baldwin, Andrew ScottAndrew Scott Baldwin So
WB 81 Bobolz, LanceLance Bobolz Sr
OT 76 Boerboom, BrianBrian Boerboom Jr
SE 18 Bostick, JonJon Bostick Jr
IB 21 Brown, DerekDerek Brown Fr
OT 65 Chaney, JeffJeff Chaney Jr
C 55 Chorney, TerrisTerris Chorney So
OT 72 Clarke, JohnJohn Clarke Jr
WB 6 Devall, BradBrad Devall Sr
SE 11 Dowse, MarkMark Dowse Jr
QB 12 Dunlap, JerryJerry Dunlap Sr
C 58 Edeal, DavidDavid Edeal Sr
OT 73 Engstrom, SteveSteve Engstrom Sr
OT 77 Eyman, TerryTerry Eyman Sr
IB 23 Flowers, LeodisLeodis Flowers Jr
TE 80 Garrett, ChrisChris Garrett Jr
FB 37 Glantz, RobertRobert Glantz Jr
QB 1 Grant, MikeMike Grant Jr
QB 15 Haase, TomTom Haase Jr
WB 33 Hughes, TyroneTyrone Hughes So
OG 69 Jensen, DaveDave Jensen So
FB 41 Johnk, TimTim Johnk Jr
QB 2 Joseph, MickeyMickey Joseph Jr
OG 62 Kudrna, PatPat Kudrna Jr
TE 85 Leise, DarylDaryl Leise Jr
FB 26 Lewis, LanceLance Lewis Jr
SE Makell, KeithKeith Makell
QB 10 McCant, KeithenKeithen McCant Jr
FB 7 McDuffy, AndreAndre McDuffy Jr
TE 86 Mitchell, JohnnyJohnny Mitchell Fr
OT Morse, MattMatt Morse Fr
OT 51 Pick, BrentBrent Pick Sr
SE 82 Pleasant, DanDan Pleasant Jr
SE 16 Powell, VernonVernon Powell So
WB Prater, KellyKelly Prater Jr
OT 78 Punt, TomTom Punt Sr
OT 59 Reifenrath, RayRay Reifenrath Jr
FB 36 Reynolds, MattMatt Reynolds So
IB 20 Rodgers, TerryTerry Rodgers Sr
C 51 Scott, JimJim Scott So
OG 75 Shields, WillWill Shields So
FB 25 Soto, OmarOmar Soto Jr
WB 22 Turner, NateNate Turner Jr
TE 88 Vedral, MikeMike Vedral So
OT 68 Waddell, DougDoug Waddell So
TE 89 Washington, WilliamWilliam Washington So
SE 87 Werner, TomTom Werner So
IB 32 White, LamontLamont White Jr
OG 61 Wiegert, ErikErik Wiegert Jr
C 53 Ziegelbein, BillBill Ziegelbein Jr
OG 64 Zyzda, ChrisChris Zyzda So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
OLB 34 Alberts, TrevTrev Alberts Fr
CB 28 Anderson, EricEric Anderson Sr
DT 90 Anderson, Le AndreLe Andre Anderson Sr
ILB 48 Anderson, MikeMike Anderson Fr
ILB 39 Banks, AlvinAlvin Banks Jr
ILB 54 Branch, TroyTroy Branch Fr
DT 94 Brown, BrianBrian Brown Jr
DT 95 Brungardt, PaulPaul Brungardt Sr
FS 8 Byrd, TyroneTyrone Byrd So
FS 31 Carmer, SteveSteve Carmer So
SS 17 Cooper, ReggieReggie Cooper Sr
SS 24 Cotton, CurtisCurtis Cotton Jr
CB 45 Crippen, JonJon Crippen Sr
OLB 88 Croel, MikeMike Croel Sr
SS 28 Duin, DarinDarin Duin So
MG 97 Engelbert, PatPat Engelbert Jr
ILB 43 Geiken, ShaneShane Geiken Jr
OLB 92 Hedrick, CoreyCorey Hedrick Sr
CB 9 Hicks, RobertRobert Hicks Sr
OLB 93 Hill, TravisTravis Hill So
MG 74 Hilman, MattMatt Hilman So
MG 98 Jefferson, MikeMike Jefferson Fr
DT 67 Keast, SteveSteve Keast Sr
MG 63 Koellner, GregGreg Koellner Jr
ILB 35 Kurtz, ScottScott Kurtz Sr
CB 3 Legette, TyroneTyrone Legette Jr
CB 5 Lewis, TahaunTahaun Lewis Sr
DT 70 Liewer, JamieJamie Liewer So
ILB 46 Mohnsen, BrianBrian Mohnsen Jr
MG 73 Noonan, DavidDavid Noonan Fr
DT Parrella, JohnJohn Parrella So
ILB 52 Penland, MattMatt Penland So
ILB 99 Petko, MikeMike Petko Jr
CB 38 Pickens, BruceBruce Pickens Sr
FS 19 Pollard, BrianBrian Pollard So
FS 6 Reece, JohnJohn Reece So
OLB 83 Reilly, BradBrad Reilly So
DT 56 Sims, JoeJoe Sims Sr
OLB 86 Spitzenberger, JoeJoe Spitzenberger Sr
OLB 87 Svehla, DanDan Svehla Sr
FS 1 Thomas, WillWill Thomas Jr
ILB 40 Tyrance, PatPat Tyrance Sr
DT 57 Walker, KennyKenny Walker Sr
MG 66 Wanek, JimJim Wanek Sr
OLB 84 Wendland, RickRick Wendland Sr
OLB 96 White, DavidDavid White So
ILB 27 White, FreemanFreeman White Jr
ILB 49 Wightman, PaulPaul Wightman So
ILB 91 Zacharias, AndrewAndrew Zacharias Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 44 Barrios, GreggGregg Barrios Sr
P/PK 13 Bennett, ByronByron Bennett Fr
PK 14 Lang, JeffJeff Lang Fr
P 47 Stigge, MikeMike Stigge So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Charlie McBride
       10th season as DC/LB coach
       14th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Colorado
  • Kevin Steele
       2nd season as LB coach
       2nd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Tennessee
  • Ron Brown
       4th season as WR/TE coach
       4th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Dan Young
       8th season as OL/K coach
       8th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       17th season as OL coach
       17th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Tony Samuel
       5th season as OLB coach
       5th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       18th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Frank Solich
       8th season as RB coach
       12th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Boyd Epley
       22nd season as S&C coach
       22nd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Jack Pierce
       12th year at Nebraska

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

Roster
Last update: January 17, 2011

Game notes[edit]

Baylor[edit]

Baylor at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 6 0 7 13


Northern Illinois[edit]

Northern Illinois at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Northern Illinois 8 3 3 0 14
Nebraska 16 10 13 21 60
  • Date: September 8
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,043


Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 14 28 14 0 56
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,354


Oregon State[edit]

Oregon State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 7 0 0 0 7
Nebraska 3 0 7 21 31
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,061


Kansas State[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 7 14 21 45
Kansas State 2 0 0 6 8


Missouri[edit]

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 7 7 0 7 21
Nebraska 28 17 10 14 69
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,317


Oklahoma State[edit]

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 0 3 0 3
Nebraska 7 0 10 14 31
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,251


Iowa State[edit]

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 14 21 7 45
Iowa State 10 0 0 3 13


Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 0 0 0 27 27
Nebraska 0 6 6 0 12
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 3:00 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,464


Kansas[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 10 10 14 41
Kansas 3 0 0 6 9


Oklahoma[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 0 7 0 10
Oklahoma 0 21 14 10 45


Georgia Tech[edit]

Nebraska vs Georgia Tech [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 14 7 0 21
Georgia Tech 7 17 7 14 45


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 Final
AP 7 10 8 8 8 8 7 4 4 3 13 11 10 19 19 24
Coaches 17

Awards[edit]

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-America Kenny Walker
All-Big 8 Reggie Cooper, Mike Croel, Johnny Mitchell, Bruce Pickens, Tom Punt, Will Shields, Pat Tyrance, Kenny Walker

NFL and Pro Players[edit]

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1990 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[3]

Name Team
Trev Alberts Indianapolis Colts
Mike Anderson Amsterdam Admirals
Derek Brown New Orleans Saints
Terris Chorney Edmonton Eskimos
Reggie Cooper Dallas Cowboys
Mike Croel Denver Broncos
Travis Hill Cleveland Browns
Tyrone Hughes New Orleans Saints
Tyrone Legette New Orleans Saints
Keithen McCant Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Johnny Mitchell New York Jets
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
David White New England Patriots

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 1990 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved May 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ 1990 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2009.