1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl, L 3–23 vs. Miami (FL)
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
1988 record11–2 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTom Osborne (19th season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinatorCharlie McBride (8th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,650)
Seasons
  1987
1989  
1988 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 10 Nebraska $700  1120
No. 14 Oklahoma 610  930
No. 11 Oklahoma State 520  1020
Colorado 430  840
Iowa State 340  560
Missouri 250  371
Kansas 160  1100
Kansas State 070  0110
  • $ 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.

Contents

Schedule

[1]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 277:00 pmvs. No. 10 Texas A&M *No. 2 Raycom W 23–1458,162
September 31:30 pm Utah State *No. 2W 63–1376,233
September 107:00 pmat No. 5 UCLA *No. 2 ABC L 28–4184,086
September 246:00 pm Arizona State *No. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
ESPN W 47–1676,312
October 11:30 pm UNLV *No. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 48–676,398
October 81:00 pmat Kansas No. 9W 63–1032,500
October 151:30 pmNo. 10 Oklahoma State Dagger-14-plain.pngNo. 7
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 63–4276,432
October 221:30 pmat Kansas State No. 5W 48–335,000
October 291:30 pm Missouri No. 5
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 26–1876,316
November 51:00 pmat Iowa State No. 7W 51–1650,158
November 121:30 pmNo. 19 Colorado No. 7
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 7–076,359
November 192:30 pmat No. 9 Oklahoma No. 7 CBS W 7–375,004
January 27:00 pmvs. No. 2 Miami (FL) *No. 6 NBC L 3–2379,480
  • *Non-conference game
  • Dagger-14-plain.pngHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster and coaching staff

1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
PlayersCoaches
Offense
Pos.#NameClass
IB 4George AcholaSo
C 59Jeff AndersonJr
OG 53Mark AntoniettiSr
SE 18Tony AvantJr
SE 82Chip BaheJr
WB 21Richard BellJr
OG 69Bill BobboraJr
WB 33 Dana Brinson Sr
FB 29Bryan CarpenterJr
IB 32 Ken Clark Jr
IB 1Ray ColemanSr
WB 6Brad DevallSo
QB 12Jerry DunlapSo
C 54David EdealSo
OT 73Steve EngstromSo
OT 77Terry EymanSo
C 52Roger FitzkeJr
IB 3Leodis FlowersFr
TE 80Chris GarrettFr
TE 87Keith GawrickSo
QB 14Gerry GdowskiJr
OT 70Doug GlaserJr
SE 19Morgan GregoryJr
OT 61Mike GriffinJr
TE 94Corey GrobeSr
FB 24Brian HarchelroadJr
FB 37Tim JohnkSo
QB 2 Mickey Joseph Fr
OG 65Andy KeelerSr
FB 36Barry KitrellSr
IB 34Tyreese KnoxSr
TE 85Monte KratzensteinJr
SE 83Tim McCoyJr
TE 43Todd MillikanSr
OG 76John NelsonSr
TE 86Chris O'GaraJr
QB 11Mike PrestonJr
OT 78Tom PuntSo
IB 20Terry RodgersJr
OG 64John RoschalJr
OT 72Brad RotherJr
FB 25Sam SchmidtJr
OT 62Bob SledgeSr
QB 9 Steve Taylor Sr
WB 22 Nate Turner Fr
WB 31Jamie WordenSr
C 68Jake YoungJr
Defense
Pos.#NameClass
DT 96Le Andre AndersonSo
S 23Mark BlazekSr
OLB 81Kurt BroerSr
DT 95Paul BrungardtSo
LB 37Peter BuchananSr
LB 49Chris CaliendoJr
SS 17Reggie CooperSo
CB 45Jon CrippenSo
OLB 88 Mike Croel So
CB 28John CustardSr
DT 98Joe D'AlesioJr
SS 7Jim DobeshSo
DT 90Tye DollJr
MG 63Brian EdgrenSo
MG 97Pat EngelbertSo
LB 47LeRoy EtienneSr
LB 51Brad FergusonJr
CB 10Charles FryarSr
DT 84Willie GriffinSr
LB 39Mark HaggeJr
CB 8Lorenzo HicksSr
S 4 Tim Jackson Sr
LB 55Randall JobmanJr
LB 67Rob LeuckJr
CB 18Lance LewisFr
CB 5Tahaun LewisSo
OLB 93Jon MarcoSr
LB 35Brian MillerSr
MG 99Kevin MillerJr
OLB 42Jeff MillsJr
MG 13Junior MonarrezJr
MG 74Mike MurrayJr
MG 96 Lawrence Pete Sr
CB 38 Bruce Pickens So
MG 92Sean PutnamSr
QB 14 Pete Maletto So
CB 26 Marvin Sanders Jr
CB Bill Settles
DT 56 Joe Sims So
DT 66Kurt SkradisSr
OLB 87Dan SvehlaSo
OLB 89 Broderick Thomas Sr
LB 40Pat TyranceSo
DT 75Ray ValladaoJr
SS 41Scott VampolaJr
CB 27Cartier WalkerSr
LB 57 Kenny Walker So
MG 61Jim WanekSo
DT 91 Kent Wells Jr
S 1Rick WendlandJr
S 15Wendell WootenSr
Special teams
Pos.#NameClass
PK 44Gregg BarriosSo
P 48Scott BecklerJr
PK 16Chris DrennanJr
P/PK 13Tom JankySo
P 46John KroekerSr
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
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2011-01-17

Depth chart

Game summaries

Texas A&M

Texas A&M vs Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Texas A&M 700714
Nebraska0391123

Utah State

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Utah State 007613
Nebraska1414142163

UCLA

Nebraska at UCLA [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska0137828
UCLA 28103041

Arizona State

Arizona State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Arizona State 1330016
Nebraska92101747

UNLV

UNLV at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
UNLV 00066
Nebraska713151348

Kansas

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska28217763
Kansas 0100010

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Oklahoma State 02171442
Nebraska35147763

Kansas State

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska142014048
Kansas State 30003

Missouri

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Missouri 339318
Nebraska0017926

Iowa State

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska72471351
Iowa State 0031316

Colorado

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Colorado 00000
Nebraska00707

Oklahoma

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska70007
Oklahoma 00303

Miami

Miami vs Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Miami 7130323
Nebraska00303

Rankings

Ranking Movement
PollPreWk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4Wk 5Wk 6Wk 7Wk 8Wk 9Wk 10Wk 11Wk 12Wk 13Wk 14Wk 15Final
AP22211109975577766610
Coaches10

Awards

[2]

AwardName(s)
All-America 1st team Broderick Thomas, Jake Young
Big 8 Coach of the Year Tom Osborne
Big 8 Defensive Player of the YearBroderick Thomas
Big 8 Defensive Newcomer of the Year Bruce Pickens
All-Big 8 1st teamDana 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 teamReggie Cooper, Doug Glaser
All-Big 8 honorable mentionRichard Bell, Mark Blazek, Chris Caliendo, Bryan Carpenter, Morgan Gregory, John Kroeker, Jeff Mills, John Nelson

NFL and pro players

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]

NameTeam
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

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References

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