1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Big Eight co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 0–22 vs. Miami (FL)
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 15
1991 record 9–2–1 (6–0–1 Big 8)
Head coach Tom Osborne (19th season)
Offensive coordinator Tom Osborne (22nd season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride (11th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,650)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Nebraska + 6 0 1     9 2 1
No. 20 Colorado + 6 0 1     8 3 1
No. 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* No. 14 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 59–28   76,115
September 14 1:00 PM Colorado State* No. 13 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska Prime W 71–14   76,379
September 21 7:00 PM No. 4 Washington* No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska ABC L 21–36   76,304
September 28 9:00 PM at No. 24 Arizona State* No. 16 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona W 18–9   72,812
October 12 2:00 PM at Oklahoma State No. 14 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 49–15   30,150
October 19 1:00 PM Kansas Statedagger No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 38–31   76,209
October 26 1:00 PM Missouri No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) W 63–6   76,244
November 2 6:30 PM at No. 15 Colorado No. 9 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado (Rivalry) ESPN T 19–19   52,319
November 9 1:00 PM at Kansas No. 11 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas Prime W 59–23   40,000
November 16 1:00 PM Iowa State No. 11 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 38–13   76,078
November 29 12:30 PM No. 19 Oklahoma No. 11 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) ABC W 19–14   76,386
January 1 7:00 PM vs. No. 1 Miami* No. 11 Miami Orange BowlMiami (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 George Achola Sr
TE 95 Gerald Armstrong So
C Jason Baker
FB 26 Troy Barnes So
IB Rick Blatny So
OT 76 Brian Boerboom Sr
SE 18 Jon Bostick Sr
IB 21 Derek Brown So
OG Brady Caskey So
OG 65 Jeff Chaney Sr
C 55 Terris Chorney Jr
OT John Clarke Sr
QB Joel Cornwell Jr
FB Faron Davison So
OG Chris Demuth So
SE 2 Corey Dixon So
WB 11 Mark Dowse Sr
SE 28 Darin Duin Jr
FB David Fiala So
TE Chris Fleischman So
OG Bart Furrow So
TE 80 Chris Garrett Sr
OT Joel Gesky So
FB 37 Robert Glantz Sr
QB Todd Gragnano Fr
QB 1 Mike Grant Sr
QB 15 Tom Haase Sr
WB 38 Vincent Hawkins Jr
SE 33 Tyrone Hughes Jr
C 63 Bill Humphrey So
OG 69 Dave Jensen Jr
FB 41 Tim Johnk Sr
IB 44 Calvin Jones Fr
QB Matt Jones So
QB 2 Mickey Joseph Sr
TE 85 Daryl Leise Sr
FB 35 Lance Lewis Sr
OG Jason Licht So
OT 77 Lance Lundberg So
C Mike Mapes So
QB 10 Keithen McCant Sr
FB 7 Andre McDuffy Sr
QB John McMillen Jr
OG 62 Ken Mehlin So
TE 86 Johnny Mitchell So
FS 5 Randy Montgomery Fr
WB 27 Abdul Muhammad Fr
C Brad Mundt Jr
SE 82 Dan Pleasant Sr
WB Kelly Prater Sr
FB Travis Rader So
OT 59 Ray Reifenrath Sr
SE 81 Eric Schepers So
FB Cory Schlesinger So
C 51 Jim Scott Jr
WB 46 David Seizys So
OG 75 Will Shields Jr
OG 78 Trent (T.J.) Slansky Jr
FB 25 Omar Soto Sr
OG 66 Brenden Stai So
WB 33 Nate Turner Sr
TE 88 Mike Vedral Jr
OT 68 Doug Waddell Jr
TE 83 Billy Wade So
TE 89 William Washington Jr
SE 87 Tom Werner Jr
OT 61 Erik Wiegert Sr
OT 72 Zach Wiegert Fr
SE 98 Duane Wiles Fr
OG 65 Joel Wilks So
OT 56 Rob Zatechka Fr
C 53 Bill Ziegelbein Sr
OG 64 Chris Zyzda Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
OLB 34 Trev Alberts So
ILB Leonard Alexander So
ILB 48 Mike Anderson So
ILB 39 Alvin Banks Sr
MG Ryan Barry So
SS 23 Ernie Beler So
ILB 54 Troy Branch So
CB 5 Lorenzo Brinkley So
DT 94 Brian Brown Sr
FS 8 Tyrone Byrd Jr
SS 31 Steve Carmer Jr
SS 45 Zeke Cisco So
CB 17 Sedric Collins Fr
ILB 46 Doug Colman Fr
DT Terry Connealy Fr
CB 9 Curtis Cotton Sr
FS 4 Troy Dumas Fr
MG 97 Pat Engelbert Sr
OLB Greg Fletcher So
OLB Tory Garland So
ILB 43 Shane Geiken Sr
SS Travis Giesbrecht So
CB Chris Grass Jr
OLB 91 Lance Gray So
ILB Brian Havens So
CB 40 Mike Heins So
FS Jay Herman So
OLB Todd Heyne So
OLB Jerad Higman So
OLB 93 Travis Hill Jr
DT 74 Matt Hilman Jr
MG Jerry Irons So
OLB 84 Donta Jones Fr
ILB LeRoi Jones So
OLB 42 David Leader Jr
CB 3 Tyrone Legette Sr
DT 70 Jamie Liewer Jr
OLB David Mahalek So
CB Brady Mercer So
DT 90 Bruce Moore So
MG 73 David Noonan So
DT 92 John Parrella Jr
ILB 52 Matt Penland Jr
DT Jason Pesterfield So
ILB 99 Mike Petko Sr
SS 36 Brian Pollard Jr
CB 16 Vernon Powell So
ILB Jim Prevette So
DT 67 Kevin Ramaekers So
FS 6 John Reece So
ILB Andy Reetz So
CB Greg Salvo Jr
FS 24 Dean Schneider So
CB Jeff Solich So
DT Scott Spachman So
ILB 32 Ed Stewart Fr
SS Austin Wertz So
FS 12 Jamie Weyers So
OLB 96 David White Jr
ILB 49 Paul Wightman Jr
CB 19 Kenny Wilhite Jr
ILB 51 Daren Williams So
ILB 35 Tyler Zahn Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 13 Byron Bennett So
PK 14 Jeff Lang So
PK 35 Tom Sieler Fr
PK Pat Specht So
P 47 Mike 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 summaries[edit]

Utah State[edit]

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Utah State 7 768 28
Nebraska 17 71619 59

Colorado State[edit]

Colorado State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Colorado State 0 0140 14
Nebraska 17 261414 71
  • Date: September 14
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,379

Washington[edit]

Washington at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Washington 0 61020 36
Nebraska 7 770 21
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,304

Arizona State[edit]

Nebraska at Arizona State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 8 037 18
Arizona State 0 360 9

Oklahoma State[edit]

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 14 7721 49
Oklahoma State 0 357 15

Kansas State[edit]

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Kansas State 7 10140 31
Nebraska 14 3714 38
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,209

Missouri[edit]

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Missouri 3 300 6
Nebraska 21 21147 63
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,244

Colorado[edit]

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 3 637 19
Colorado 7 570 19

Kansas[edit]

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 171428 59
Kansas 17 330 23

Iowa State[edit]

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Iowa State 0 607 13
Nebraska 10 1477 38
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,078

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Oklahoma 7 700 14
Nebraska 0 379 19
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,386

Miami[edit]

Miami vs Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Miami 13 090 22
Nebraska 0 000 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.