1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Big 8 Co-Champions
Orange Bowl vs. #1 Miami, L 0–22
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #16
AP #15
1991 record 9–2–1 (6–0–1 Big 8)
Head coach Tom Osborne (19th year)
Offensive coordinator Tom Osborne (22nd year)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride (11th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,650)
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 Nebraska § 6 0 1     9 2 1
#20 Colorado § 6 0 1     8 3 1
#16 Oklahoma 5 2 0     9 3 0
Kansas State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Kansas 3 4 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 1 5 1     3 7 1
Missouri 1 6 0     3 7 1
Oklahoma State 0 6 1     0 10 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1991 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 7 1:00 PM Utah State* #14 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 59–28   76,115
September 14 1:00 PM Colorado State* #13 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 71–14   76,379
September 21 7:00 PM #4 Washington* #9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC L 21–36   76,304
September 28 9:00 PM at #24 Arizona State* #16 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ W 18–9   72,812
October 12 2:00 PM at Oklahoma State #14 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 49–15   30,150
October 19 1:00 PM Kansas Statedagger #9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 38–31   76,209
October 26 1:00 PM Missouri #9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) W 63–6   76,244
November 2 6:30 PM at #15 Colorado #9 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Rivalry) ESPN T 19–19   52,319
November 9 1:00 PM at Kansas #11 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 59–23   40,000
November 16 1:00 PM Iowa State #11 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE W 38–13   76,078
November 29 12:30 PM #19 Oklahoma #11 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC W 19–14   76,386
January 1 7:00 PM vs. #1 Miami* #11 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange bowl) NBC L 0–22   77,747
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB 4 Achola, GeorgeGeorge Achola Sr
TE 95 Armstrong, GeraldGerald Armstrong So
C Baker, JasonJason Baker
FB 29 Baldwin, Andrew ScottAndrew Scott Baldwin Jr
IB Blatny, RickRick Blatny So
OT 76 Boerboom, BrianBrian Boerboom Sr
SE 18 Bostick, JonJon Bostick Sr
IB 21 Brown, DerekDerek Brown So
OG Caskey, BradyBrady Caskey So
OG 65 Chaney, JeffJeff Chaney Sr
C 55 Chorney, TerrisTerris Chorney Jr
OT Clarke, JohnJohn Clarke Sr
QB Cornwell, JoelJoel Cornwell Jr
FB Davison, FaronFaron Davison So
OG Demuth, ChrisChris Demuth So
SE 2 Dixon, CoreyCorey Dixon So
WB 11 Dowse, MarkMark Dowse Sr
SE 28 Duin, DarinDarin Duin Jr
FB Fiala, DavidDavid Fiala So
TE Fleischman, ChrisChris Fleischman So
OG Furrow, BartBart Furrow So
TE 80 Garrett, ChrisChris Garrett Sr
OT Gesky, JoelJoel Gesky So
FB 37 Glantz, RobertRobert Glantz Sr
QB Gragnano, ToddTodd Gragnano Fr
QB 1 Grant, MikeMike Grant Sr
QB 15 Haase, TomTom Haase Sr
WB 38 Hawkins, VincentVincent Hawkins Jr
SE 33 Hughes, TyroneTyrone Hughes Jr
C 63 Humphrey, BillBill Humphrey So
OG 69 Jensen, DaveDave Jensen Jr
FB 41 Johnk, TimTim Johnk Sr
IB 44 Jones, CalvinCalvin Jones Fr
QB Jones, MattMatt Jones So
QB 2 Joseph, MickeyMickey Joseph Sr
TE 85 Leise, DarylDaryl Leise Sr
FB 26 Lewis, LanceLance Lewis Sr
OG Licht, JasonJason Licht So
OT 77 Lundberg, LanceLance Lundberg So
C Mapes, MikeMike Mapes So
QB 10 McCant, KeithenKeithen McCant Sr
FB 7 McDuffy, AndreAndre McDuffy Sr
QB McMillen, JohnJohn McMillen Jr
OG 62 Mehlin, KenKen Mehlin So
TE 86 Mitchell, JohnnyJohnny Mitchell So
WB 27 Muhammad, AbdulAbdul Muhammad Fr
C Mundt, BradBrad Mundt Jr
SE 82 Pleasant, DanDan Pleasant Sr
WB Prater, KellyKelly Prater Sr
FB Rader, TravisTravis Rader So
OT 59 Reifenrath, RayRay Reifenrath Sr
SE 81 Schepers, EricEric Schepers So
FB Schlesinger, CoryCory Schlesinger So
C 51 Scott, JimJim Scott Jr
WB 46 Seizys, DavidDavid Seizys So
OG 75 Shields, WillWill Shields Jr
OG 78 Slansky, Trent (T.J.)Trent (T.J.) Slansky Jr
FB 25 Soto, OmarOmar Soto Sr
OG 66 Stai, BrendenBrenden Stai So
WB 33 Turner, NateNate Turner Sr
TE 88 Vedral, MikeMike Vedral Jr
OT 68 Waddell, DougDoug Waddell Jr
TE 83 Wade, BillyBilly Wade So
TE 89 Washington, WilliamWilliam Washington Jr
SE 87 Werner, TomTom Werner Jr
OT 61 Wiegert, ErikErik Wiegert Sr
OT 72 Wiegert, ZachZach Wiegert Fr
SE 98 Wiles, DuaneDuane Wiles Fr
OG 65 Wilks, JoelJoel Wilks So
OT 56 Zatechka, RobRob Zatechka Fr
C 53 Ziegelbein, BillBill Ziegelbein Sr
OG 64 Zyzda, ChrisChris Zyzda Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
OLB 34 Alberts, TrevTrev Alberts So
ILB Alexander, LeonardLeonard Alexander So
ILB 48 Anderson, MikeMike Anderson So
ILB 39 Banks, AlvinAlvin Banks Sr
MG Barry, RyanRyan Barry So
SS 23 Beler, ErnieErnie Beler So
ILB 54 Branch, TroyTroy Branch So
CB 5 Brinkley, LorenzoLorenzo Brinkley So
DT 94 Brown, BrianBrian Brown Sr
FS 8 Byrd, TyroneTyrone Byrd Jr
SS 31 Carmer, SteveSteve Carmer Jr
SS 45 Cisco, ZekeZeke Cisco So
CB 17 Collins, SedricSedric Collins Fr
ILB 46 Colman, DougDoug Colman Fr
DT Connealy, TerryTerry Connealy Fr
CB 9 Cotton, CurtisCurtis Cotton Sr
FS 4 Dumas, TroyTroy Dumas Fr
MG 97 Engelbert, PatPat Engelbert Sr
OLB Fletcher, GregGreg Fletcher So
OLB Garland, ToryTory Garland So
ILB 43 Geiken, ShaneShane Geiken Sr
SS Giesbrecht, TravisTravis Giesbrecht So
CB Grass, ChrisChris Grass Jr
OLB 91 Gray, LanceLance Gray So
ILB Havens, BrianBrian Havens So
CB 40 Heins, MikeMike Heins So
FS Herman, JayJay Herman So
OLB Heyne, ToddTodd Heyne So
OLB Higman, JeradJerad Higman So
OLB 93 Hill, TravisTravis Hill Jr
DT 74 Hilman, MattMatt Hilman Jr
MG Irons, JerryJerry Irons So
OLB 84 Jones, DontaDonta Jones Fr
ILB Jones, LeRoiLeRoi Jones So
OLB 42 Leader, DavidDavid Leader Jr
CB 3 Legette, TyroneTyrone Legette Sr
DT 70 Liewer, JamieJamie Liewer Jr
OLB Mahalek, DavidDavid Mahalek So
CB Mercer, BradyBrady Mercer So
DT 90 Moore, BruceBruce Moore So
MG 73 Noonan, DavidDavid Noonan So
DT 92 Parrella, JohnJohn Parrella Jr
ILB 52 Penland, MattMatt Penland Jr
DT Pesterfield, JasonJason Pesterfield So
ILB 99 Petko, MikeMike Petko Sr
SS 36 Pollard, BrianBrian Pollard Jr
CB 16 Powell, VernonVernon Powell So
ILB Prevette, JimJim Prevette So
DT 67 Ramaekers, KevinKevin Ramaekers So
FS 6 Reece, JohnJohn Reece So
ILB Reetz, AndyAndy Reetz So
CB Salvo, GregGreg Salvo Jr
FS 24 Schneider, DeanDean Schneider So
CB Solich, JeffJeff Solich So
DT Spachman, ScottScott Spachman So
ILB 32 Stewart, EdEd Stewart Fr
SS Wertz, AustinAustin Wertz So
FS 12 Weyers, JamieJamie Weyers So
OLB 96 White, DavidDavid White Jr
ILB 49 Wightman, PaulPaul Wightman Jr
CB 19 Wilhite, KennyKenny Wilhite Jr
ILB 51 Williams, DarenDaren Williams So
ILB 35 Zahn, TylerTyler Zahn Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 13 Bennett, ByronByron Bennett So
PK 14 Lang, JeffJeff Lang So
PK 35 Sieler, TomTom Sieler Fr
PK Specht, PatPat Specht So
P 47 Stigge, MikeMike Stigge Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Charlie McBride
       11th season as DC/LB coach
       15th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Colorado
  • Kevin Steele
       3rd season as LB coach
       3rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Tennessee
  • Ron Brown
       5th season as WR/TE coach
       5th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Brown
  • Dan Young
       9th season as OL/K coach
       9th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Reed
  • Milt Tenopir
       18th season as OL coach
       18th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Sterling
  • Tony Samuel
       6th season as OLB coach
       6th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • George Darlington
       DB coach
       19th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Rutgers
  • Frank Solich
       9th season as RB coach
       13th year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Boyd Epley
       23rd season as S&C coach
       23rd year at Nebraska
       Alma mater: Nebraska
  • Jack Pierce
       13th year at Nebraska

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-01-17

Game notes[edit]

Utah State[edit]

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah State 7 7 6 8 28
Nebraska 17 7 16 19 59


Colorado State[edit]

Colorado State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado State 0 0 14 0 14
Nebraska 17 26 14 14 71
  • Date: September 14
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,379


Washington[edit]

Washington at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 6 10 20 36
Nebraska 7 7 7 0 21
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,304


Arizona State[edit]

Nebraska at Arizona State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 8 0 3 7 18
Arizona State 0 3 6 0 9


Oklahoma State[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 14 7 7 21 49
Oklahoma State 0 3 5 7 15


Kansas State[edit]

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 7 10 14 0 31
Nebraska 14 3 7 14 38
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,209


Missouri[edit]

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 3 3 0 0 6
Nebraska 21 21 14 7 63
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,244


Colorado[edit]

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 6 3 7 19
Colorado 7 5 7 0 19


Kansas[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 17 14 28 59
Kansas 17 3 3 0 23


Iowa State[edit]

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 6 0 7 13
Nebraska 10 14 7 7 38
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,078


Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 7 7 0 0 14
Nebraska 0 3 7 9 19
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,386


Miami[edit]

Miami vs Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 13 0 9 0 22
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0


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 15 14 13 9 16 15 14 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 15
Coaches 16

Awards[edit]

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-America 2nd team Will Shields
All-America 3rd team Derek Brown, Johnny Mitchell
Big 8 Coach of the Year Tom Osborne
Big 8 Offensive Player of the Year Keithen McCant
Big 8 Offensive Newcomer of the Year Calvin Jones
All-Big 8 1st team Brian Boerboom, Jon Bostick, Derek Brown, Tyrone Legette, Keithen McCant, Johnny Mitchell, Will Shields, Mike Stigge, Erik Wiegert
All-Big 8 2nd team Steve Carmer, Curtis Cotton, Pat Engelbert, Travis Hill, Calvin Jones, Mike Petko
All-Big 8 honorable mention Mike Anderson, Byron Bennett, Tyrone Byrd, Lance Lewis, John Parrella, Jim Scott, William Washington, David White, Kenny Wilhite

NFL and Pro Players[edit]

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1991 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
Doug Colman New York Giants
Corey Dixon Atlanta Falcons
Troy Dumas Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Hill Cleveland Browns
Tyrone Hughes New Orleans Saints
Calvin Jones Los Angeles Raiders
Donta Jones Pittsburgh Steelers
Tyrone Legette New Orleans Saints
Keithen McCant Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Johnny Mitchell New York Jets
John Parrella Buffalo Bills
John Reece Kansas City Chiefs
Cory Schlesinger Detroit Lions
Will Shields Kansas City Chiefs
Brenden Stai Pittsburgh Steelers
Nate Turner Buffalo Bills
David White New England Patriots
Zach Wiegert Los Angeles Rams
Rob Zatechka New York Giants

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - 1991 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved May 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ 1991 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2009.