1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

Last updated
1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Fiesta Bowl, L 17–41 vs. Florida State
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 11
1989 record10–2 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTom Osborne (20th season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinatorCharlie McBride (9th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,650)
Seasons
  1988
1990  
1989 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 4 Colorado $700  1110
No. 11 Nebraska 610  1020
Oklahoma 520  740
Iowa State 430  650
Oklahoma State 340  470
Kansas 250  470
Missouri 160  290
Kansas State 070  1100
  • $ 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.

Contents

Schedule

[1]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 91:30 pm Northern Illinois *No. 4W 48-1776,194
September 161:30 pm Utah *No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 42-3076,333
September 237:00 pmat Minnesota *No. 3W 48-058,368
September 301:30 pm Oregon State *No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 35-776,290
October 71:30 pm Kansas State No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 58-776,265
October 141:30 pmat Missouri No. 4 PPV W 50-755,620
October 211:30 pmat Oklahoma State No. 4W 48-2340,000
October 281:30 pm Iowa State Dagger-14-plain.pngNo. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 49-1752,877
November 41:30 pmat No. 2 Colorado No. 3 CBS L 21-2752,877
November 111:30 pm Kansas No. 6
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 51-1476,232
November 181:30 pm Oklahoma No. 6
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 42-2576,404
January 13:30 pmvs. No. 5 Florida State *No. 6 NBC L 17-4173,953
  • *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

1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
PlayersCoaches
Offense
Pos.#NameClass
IB 4George AcholaSo
SE 82Chip BaheSr
IB Andrew Scott BaldwinSo
SE Paul BaumertSo
WB 21Richard BellSr
OG 69Bill BobboraSr
WB 81Lance BobolzJr
OT 76Brian BoerboomSo
SE 31Jon BostickSo
FB 29Bryan CarpenterSr
OG 65Jeff ChaneySo
C Terris ChorneySo
IB 32 Ken Clark Sr
TE 98Joe D'AlesioSr
OT Jason DanielSo
WB 6Brad DevallJr
OT Monte DicksonSo
WB 11Mark DowseSo
QB 12Jerry DunlapJr
QB Pete MalettoJr
C 58David EdealJr
OT 73Steve EngstromJr
OT Terry EymanJr
C 52Roger FitzkeSr
IB 23Leodis FlowersSo
TE 80Chris GarrettSo
QB 14Gerry GdowskiSr
FB Robert GlantzSo
OT 70Doug GlaserSr
QB 1Mike GrantSo
SE 19Morgan GregorySr
QB 15Tom HaaseSo
WB 33 Tyrone Hughes Fr
FB 41Tim JohnkSo
OT Mike JohnstonSo
QB 2 Mickey Joseph So
OG 62Erik KiehnJr
FB Jerry KleidostySo
TE 85Monte KratzensteinSr
OG Pat KudrnaSo
TE Doug LangemeierSo
TE Daryl LeiseSo
OG 67Rob LeuckSr
FB 18Lance LewisSo
TE Bill Liska
QB 10 Keithen McCant So
SE 83Tim McCoySr
IB Andre McDuffySo
OG 54Chris O'GaraSr
TE John Parrella So
OG Scott PetersonSo
SE Dan PleasantSo
WB Kelly PraterSo
OT 78Tom PuntJr
OT Ray ReifenrathSo
IB 20Terry RodgersSr
OG 64John RoschalSr
OG 64Brad RotherSr
FB 25Sam SchmidtSr
OG 75 Will Shields Fr
FB 34Omar SotoJr
WB 22 Nate Turner So
OG 66Jim WanekJr
TE 89William WashingtonFr
WB Lamont WhiteSo
OG 61Erik WiegertSo
C 68Jake YoungSr
C 53Bill ZiegelbeinSo
Defense
Pos.#NameClass
CB 28Eric AndersonJr
DT 90Le Andre AndersonJr
ILB Alvin BanksSo
DT 94Brian BrownSo
DT 95Paul BrungardtJr
FS 8Tyrone ByrdFr
ILB 49Chris CaliendoSr
OLB Kylin CampSo
FS 31Steve CarmerSo
SS 17Reggie CooperJr
SS 24Curtis CottonSo
CB 45Jon CrippenJr
OLB 88 Mike Croel Jr
SS 7Jim Dobesh
SS Darin DuinSo
MG 63Brian EdgrenJr
MG 97Pat EngelbertSo
ILB 43Shane GeikenSo
CB Sam GoffSo
ILB 39Mark HaggeSr
OLB 92Corey HedrickJr
CB 9Robert HicksJr
OLB 93Travis HillFr
ILB 55Randall JobmanSr
MG Greg KoellnerSo
OLB Justin KrantzSo
ILB 35Scott KurtzJr
CB 3Tyrone LegetteSo
CB 5Tahaun LewisJr
DT 99Kevin MillerSr
OLB 42Jeff MillsSr
CB Steve MitchellSo
ILB 46Brian MohnsenSo
MG 13Junior MonarrezSr
MG 74Mike MurraySr
FS Scott OlsonJr
ILB 37Mike PetkoSo
CB 38 Bruce Pickens Jr
OLB 83 Brad Reilly Jr
FS 6John ReeceFr
FS 26 Marvin Sanders Sr
DT 56 Joe Sims Jr
OLB 86Joe SpitzenbergerJr
OLB 87Dan SvehlaJr
OLB 87Matt SvehlaJr
FS 1Will ThomasSo
ILB 40Pat TyranceJr
DT 75Ray ValladaoSr
DT 57 Kenny Walker Jr
DT 91 Kent Wells Sr
OLB 84Rick WendlandJr
OLB 96David WhiteFr
SS 27Freeman WhiteSo
ILB Paul WightmanSo
SS Gordon WilsonSo
ILB 51Andrew ZachariasSo
Special teams
Pos.#NameClass
PK 44Gregg BarriosJr
P 48Scott BecklerSr
PK 36Todd BennettJr
PK 16Chris DrennanSr
P Chuck HumphreySo
P/PK 7Tom JankyJr
P Shawn LiliedahlSo
P 47Mike StiggeFr
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
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2011-01-17

Depth chart

Game summaries

Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Northern Illinois 7100017
Nebraska710211048

Utah

Utah at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Utah 13301430
Nebraska71471442
  • Date: 1989-09-16
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,333

Minnesota

Nebraska at Minnesota [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska717101448
Minnesota 00000

Oregon State

Oregon State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Oregon State 00707
Nebraska7771435
  • Date: 1989-09-30
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,290

Kansas State

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Kansas State 00707
Nebraska142123058
  • Date: 1989-10-07
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,265

Missouri

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska26107750
Missouri 00707

Oklahoma State

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska1010141448
Oklahoma State 3103723

Iowa State

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Iowa State 737017
Nebraska141414749
  • Date: 1989-10-28
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 52,877

Colorado

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska777021
Colorado 1437327

Kansas

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Kansas 707014
Nebraska16721751
  • Date: 1989-11-11
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,232

Oklahoma

Oklahoma at Nebraska [box score]
1234Total
Oklahoma 7110725
Nebraska22314342
  • Date: 1989-11-18
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,404

Florida State

Nebraska vs Florida State [box score]
1234Total
Nebraska730717
Florida State 02120041

Rankings

Ranking Movement
PollPreWk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4Wk 5Wk 6Wk 7Wk 8Wk 9Wk 10Wk 11Wk 12Wk 13Wk 14Wk 15Final
AP344334444366676611
Coaches12

Awards

[2]

AwardName(s)
All-America 1st teamDoug Glaser, Jake Young
All-America 2nd teamReggie Cooper
All-America 3rd team Ken Clark
Big 8 Offensive Player of the YearGerry Gdowski
Big 8 Defensive Freshman of the YearTyrone Byrd
All-Big 8 1st teamKen 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 mentionGregg Barrios, Richard Bell, Tyrone Byrd, Bryan Carpenter, Morgan Gregory, Randall Jobman, Tahaun Lewis, Mike Petko, Marvin Sanders, Jim Wanek

NFL and pro players

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]

NameTeam
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

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References

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