1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team
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1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team
1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 24
1990 record9-3 (5-2 Big 8)
Head coachTom Osborne (18th season)
Offensive coordinatorTom Osborne (21st season)
Offensive schemeI formation
Defensive coordinatorCharlie McBride (10th season)
Base defense5-2
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,650)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Colorado $ 7 0 0     11 1 1
No. 24 Nebraska 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Oklahoma 5 2 0     8 3 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     4 6 1
Kansas 2 4 1     3 7 1
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0     4 7 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the 1990 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

[1]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:30 PMBaylor*No. 7ESPNW 13-076,184
September 81:30 PMNorthern Illinois*No. 10
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 60-1476,043
September 221:30 PMMinnesota*No. 8
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 56-076,354
September 291:30 PMOregon State*No. 8
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 31-776,061
October 61:10 PMat Kansas StateNo. 8W 45-835,757
October 131:30 PMMissouridaggerNo. 7
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska (rivalry)
W 69-2176,317
October 201:30 PMOklahoma StateNo. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 31-376,251
October 271:00 PMat Iowa StateNo. 4W 45-1354,475
November 33:00 PMNo. 9 ColoradoNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska (rivalry)
ESPNL 12-2776,464
November 101:00 PMat KansasNo. 13W 41-936,000
November 231:30 PMat OklahomaNo. 10CBSL 10-4574,910
January 112:30 PMvs. No. 2 Georgia Tech*No. 19ABCL 21-4572,328
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster and coaching staff

Game summaries

Baylor

Baylor at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Baylor 0 000 0
Nebraska 0 607 13

Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Northern Illinois 8 330 14
Nebraska 16 101321 60
  • Date: September 8
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,043

Minnesota

Minnesota at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Minnesota 0 000 0
Nebraska 14 28140 56
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,354

Oregon State

Oregon State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Oregon State 7 000 7
Nebraska 3 0721 31
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,061

Kansas State

Nebraska at Kansas State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 3 71421 45
Kansas State 2 006 8

Missouri

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Missouri 7 707 21
Nebraska 28 171014 69
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,317

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Oklahoma State 0 030 3
Nebraska 7 01014 31
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 1:30 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,251

Iowa State

Nebraska at Iowa State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 3 14217 45
Iowa State 10 003 13

#9 Colorado

Colorado at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
#9 Colorado 0 0027 27
#3 Nebraska 0 660 12
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game start: 3:00 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 76,464

Kansas

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 101014 41
Kansas 3 006 9

Oklahoma

Nebraska at Oklahoma [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 3 070 10
Oklahoma 0 211410 45

Georgia Tech

Nebraska vs Georgia Tech [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 1470 21
Georgia Tech 7 17714 45

Rankings

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 7 10 8 8 8 8 7 4 4 3 13 11 10 19 19 24
Coaches 17

Awards

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-America Kenny Walker
All-Big 8 Reggie Cooper, Mike Croel, Johnny Mitchell, Bruce Pickens, Tom Punt, Will Shields, Pat Tyrance, Kenny Walker

NFL and pro players

The following Nebraska players who participated in the 1990 season later moved on to the next level and joined a professional or semi-pro team as draftees or free agents.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Football - 1990 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ 1990 Husker Honors
  3. ^ "All Time NFL Huskers". Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009.

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