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
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
1988 record 11–2 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach Tom Osborne (16th season)
Offensive coordinator Tom Osborne (19th season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride (8th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,650)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     11 2 0
No. 14 Oklahoma 6 1 0     9 3 0
No. 11 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Colorado 4 3 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 7 1
Kansas 1 6 0     1 10 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     0 11 0
  • $ – 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.

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 27 7:00 PM vs. No. 10 Texas A&M* No. 2 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey (Kickoff Classic) Raycom W 23–14   58,162
September 3 1:30 PM Utah State* No. 2 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 63–13   76,233
September 10 7:00 PM at No. 5 UCLA* No. 2 Rose BowlPasadena, California ABC L 28–41   84,086
September 24 6:00 PM Arizona State* No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ESPN W 47–16   76,312
October 1 1:30 PM UNLV* No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 48–6   76,398
October 8 1:00 PM at Kansas No. 9 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 63–10   32,500
October 15 1:30 PM No. 10 Oklahoma Statedagger No. 7 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 63–42   76,432
October 22 1:30 PM at Kansas State No. 5 KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 48–3   35,000
October 29 1:30 PM Missouri No. 5 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 26–18   76,316
November 5 1:00 PM at Iowa State No. 7 Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa W 51–16   50,158
November 12 1:30 PM No. 19 Colorado No. 7 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 7–0   76,359
November 19 2:30 PM at No. 9 Oklahoma No. 7 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma CBS W 7–3   75,004
January 2 7:00 PM vs. No. 2 Miami (FL)* No. 6 Miami Orange BowlMiami (Orange Bowl) NBC L 3–23   79,480
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster and coaching staff[edit]

1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB 4 George Achola So
C 59 Jeff Anderson Jr
OG 53 Mark Antonietti Sr
SE 18 Tony Avant Jr
SE 82 Chip Bahe Jr
WB 21 Richard Bell Jr
OG 69 Bill Bobbora Jr
WB 33 Dana Brinson Sr
FB 29 Bryan Carpenter Jr
IB 32 Ken Clark Jr
IB 1 Ray Coleman Sr
WB 6 Brad Devall So
QB 12 Jerry Dunlap So
C 54 David Edeal So
OT 73 Steve Engstrom So
OT 77 Terry Eyman So
C 52 Roger Fitzke Jr
IB 3 Leodis Flowers Fr
TE 80 Chris Garrett Fr
TE 87 Keith Gawrick So
QB 14 Gerry Gdowski Jr
OT 70 Doug Glaser Jr
SE 19 Morgan Gregory Jr
OT 61 Mike Griffin Jr
TE 94 Corey Grobe Sr
FB 24 Brian Harchelroad Jr
FB 37 Tim Johnk So
QB 2 Mickey Joseph Fr
OG 65 Andy Keeler Sr
FB 36 Barry Kitrell Sr
IB 34 Tyreese Knox Sr
TE 85 Monte Kratzenstein Jr
SE 83 Tim McCoy Jr
TE 43 Todd Millikan Sr
OG 76 John Nelson Sr
TE 86 Chris O'Gara Jr
QB 11 Mike Preston Jr
OT 78 Tom Punt So
IB 20 Terry Rodgers Jr
OG 64 John Roschal Jr
OT 72 Brad Rother Jr
FB 25 Sam Schmidt Jr
OT 62 Bob Sledge Sr
QB 9 Steve Taylor Sr
WB 22 Nate Turner Fr
WB 31 Jamie Worden Sr
C 68 Jake Young Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 96 Le Andre Anderson So
S 23 Mark Blazek Sr
OLB 81 Kurt Broer Sr
DT 95 Paul Brungardt So
LB 37 Peter Buchanan Sr
LB 49 Chris Caliendo Jr
SS 17 Reggie Cooper So
CB 45 Jon Crippen So
OLB 88 Mike Croel So
CB 28 John Custard Sr
DT 98 Joe D'Alesio Jr
SS 7 Jim Dobesh So
DT 90 Tye Doll Jr
MG 63 Brian Edgren So
MG 97 Pat Engelbert So
LB 47 LeRoy Etienne Sr
LB 51 Brad Ferguson Jr
CB 10 Charles Fryar Sr
DT 84 Willie Griffin Sr
LB 39 Mark Hagge Jr
CB 8 Lorenzo Hicks Sr
S 4 Tim Jackson Sr
LB 55 Randall Jobman Jr
LB 67 Rob Leuck Jr
CB 18 Lance Lewis Fr
CB 5 Tahaun Lewis So
OLB 93 Jon Marco Sr
LB 35 Brian Miller Sr
MG 99 Kevin Miller Jr
OLB 42 Jeff Mills Jr
MG 13 Junior Monarrez Jr
MG 74 Mike Murray Jr
MG 96 Lawrence Pete Sr
CB 38 Bruce Pickens So
MG 92 Sean Putnam Sr
QB 14 Pete Maletto So
CB 26 Marvin Sanders Jr
CB Bill Settles
DT 56 Joe Sims So
DT 66 Kurt Skradis Sr
OLB 87 Dan Svehla So
OLB 89 Broderick Thomas Sr
LB 40 Pat Tyrance So
DT 75 Ray Valladao Jr
SS 41 Scott Vampola Jr
CB 27 Cartier Walker Sr
LB 57 Kenny Walker So
MG 61 Jim Wanek So
DT 91 Kent Wells Jr
S 1 Rick Wendland Jr
S 15 Wendell Wooten Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 44 Gregg Barrios So
P 48 Scott Beckler Jr
PK 16 Chris Drennan Jr
P/PK 13 Tom Janky So
P 46 John Kroeker Sr
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
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2011-01-17

Game summaries[edit]

Texas A&M[edit]

Texas A&M vs Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Texas A&M 7 007 14
Nebraska 0 3911 23

Utah State[edit]

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Utah State 0 076 13
Nebraska 14 141421 63

UCLA[edit]

Nebraska at UCLA [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 1378 28
UCLA 28 1030 41

Arizona State[edit]

Arizona State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Arizona State 13 300 16
Nebraska 9 21017 47

UNLV[edit]

UNLV at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
UNLV 0 006 6
Nebraska 7 131513 48

Kansas[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 28 2177 63
Kansas 0 1000 10

Oklahoma State[edit]

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Oklahoma State 0 21714 42
Nebraska 35 1477 63

Kansas State[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 14 20140 48
Kansas State 3 000 3

Missouri[edit]

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Missouri 3 393 18
Nebraska 0 0179 26

Iowa State[edit]

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 24713 51
Iowa State 0 0313 16

Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Colorado 0 000 0
Nebraska 0 070 7

Oklahoma[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 000 7
Oklahoma 0 030 3

Miami[edit]

Miami vs Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Miami 7 1303 23
Nebraska 0 030 3

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 2 2 2 11 10 9 9 7 5 5 7 7 7 6 6 6 10
Coaches 10

Awards[edit]

[2]

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

NFL and pro players[edit]

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]

Name Team
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

References[edit]

  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.