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Broderick Thomas

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Nebraska overcame a first-quarter scare from Oregon and rolled to a 48-14 win over the Ducks. Sophomore tight end Todd Millikan caught two touchdown passes, and sophomore defensive end Broderick Thomas scored when he picked up a teammate's fumble following an interception. It was one of three first-half fumble recoveries by Thomas.

There were two disappointments for NU, when wingback Von Sheppard broke a fibula, and when place-kicker Dale Klein's consecutive PAT string ended at 60, eight short of the school record.

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SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 48
Oregon 14

Sept. 27, 1986
Lincoln, NE
Oregon          7    0    0    7   -  14
Nebraska       14   21   13    0   -  48

First Quarter
NEB - Keith Jones 1 run* (Dale Klein 
      kick) 11:01
NEB - Todd Millikan 22 pass from Steve
      Taylor (Klein kick) 8:14
ORE - Alan Jackson 25 pass from Chris 
      Miller (Matt MacLeod kick) 3:59
Second Quarter
NEB - Micah Heibel 4 run (Klein kick) 14:57
NEB - Clete Blakeman 1 run (Klein kick) 10:40
NEB - Broderick Thomas 4 interception 
      return** (Klein kick) 3:27
Third Quarter
NEB - Jones 10 run (Klein kick) 8:57
NEB - Millikan 29 pass from Blakeman 
     (Klein kick), 5:04
Fourth Quarter
ORE - James Harper 1 run (MacLeod kick) 1:03
*Jones scored with recovery of Taylor fumble
**Thomas scored with recovery of Jeff Tomjack fumble

                          ORE      NEB
First downs                15       23
Rushes-yards            33-47   63-301
Passing yards             224       95
Return yards                0      146
Passes                16-37-4   6-17-2
Sacks by                  0-0     2-12
Punts                    6-50     4-41
Fumbles-lost              3-2      5-1
Penalties-yards          7-45     5-60
Time of possession      33:18    26:42
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
Oregon, James Harper 10-37.
Nebraska, Taylor 4-85, Jones 19-67, Heibel 7-55.
Passing:
Oregon, Pete Nelson 10-20-1-114, Miller 6-17-3-110.
Nebraska, Blakeman 3-5-0-55, Taylor 3-10-1-40.
Receiving:
Oregon, Harper 4-29, J.J. Birden 3-72, Tony Obee 2-49, Rod Green 2-42.
Nebraska, Millikan 2-51, Rod Smith 2-21.
Missed field goals: none.
 
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