1989 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Fiesta Bowl, L 17–41 vs. Florida State
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 11
1989 record10–2 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTom Osborne (20th season)
Offensive schemeI formation
Defensive coordinatorCharlie McBride (9th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 73,650)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Colorado $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
No. 11 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma 5 2 0     7 4 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0     4 7 0
Missouri 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – 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.

Schedule

[1]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 91:30 pmNorthern Illinois*No. 4W 48-1776,194
September 161:30 pmUtah*No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 42-3076,333
September 237:00 pmat Minnesota*No. 3W 48-058,368
September 301:30 pmOregon State*No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 35-776,290
October 71:30 pmKansas StateNo. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 58-776,265
October 141:30 pmat MissouriNo. 4PPVW 50-755,620
October 211:30 pmat Oklahoma StateNo. 4W 48-2340,000
October 281:30 pmIowa StatedaggerNo. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 49-1752,877
November 41:30 pmat No. 2 ColoradoNo. 3CBSL 21-2752,877
November 111:30 pmKansasNo. 6
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 51-1476,232
November 181:30 pmOklahomaNo. 6
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 42-2576,404
January 13:30 pmvs. No. 5 Florida State*No. 6NBCL 17-4173,953
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • 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
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
IB 4 George Achola So
SE 82 Chip Bahe Sr
IB Andrew Scott Baldwin So
SE Paul Baumert So
WB 21 Richard Bell Sr
OG 69 Bill Bobbora Sr
WB 81 Lance Bobolz Jr
OT 76 Brian Boerboom So
SE 31 Jon Bostick So
FB 29 Bryan Carpenter Sr
OG 65 Jeff Chaney So
C Terris Chorney So
IB 32 Ken Clark Sr
TE 98 Joe D'Alesio Sr
OT Jason Daniel So
WB 6 Brad Devall Jr
OT Monte Dickson So
WB 11 Mark Dowse So
QB 12 Jerry Dunlap Jr
QB Pete Maletto Jr
C 58 David Edeal Jr
OT 73 Steve Engstrom Jr
OT Terry Eyman Jr
C 52 Roger Fitzke Sr
IB 23 Leodis Flowers So
TE 80 Chris Garrett So
QB 14 Gerry Gdowski Sr
FB Robert Glantz So
OT 70 Doug Glaser Sr
QB 1 Mike Grant So
SE 19 Morgan Gregory Sr
QB 15 Tom Haase So
WB 33 Tyrone Hughes Fr
FB 41 Tim Johnk So
OT Mike Johnston So
QB 2 Mickey Joseph So
OG 62 Erik Kiehn Jr
FB Jerry Kleidosty So
TE 85 Monte Kratzenstein Sr
OG Pat Kudrna So
TE Doug Langemeier So
TE Daryl Leise So
OG 67 Rob Leuck Sr
FB 18 Lance Lewis So
TE Bill Liska
QB 10 Keithen McCant So
SE 83 Tim McCoy Sr
IB Andre McDuffy So
OG 54 Chris O'Gara Sr
TE John Parrella So
OG Scott Peterson So
SE Dan Pleasant So
WB Kelly Prater So
OT 78 Tom Punt Jr
OT Ray Reifenrath So
IB 20 Terry Rodgers Sr
OG 64 John Roschal Sr
OG 64 Brad Rother Sr
FB 25 Sam Schmidt Sr
OG 75 Will Shields Fr
FB 34 Omar Soto Jr
WB 22 Nate Turner So
OG 66 Jim Wanek Jr
TE 89 William Washington Fr
WB Lamont White So
OG 61 Erik Wiegert So
C 68 Jake Young Sr
C 53 Bill Ziegelbein So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 28 Eric Anderson Jr
DT 90 Le Andre Anderson Jr
ILB Alvin Banks So
DT 94 Brian Brown So
DT 95 Paul Brungardt Jr
FS 8 Tyrone Byrd Fr
ILB 49 Chris Caliendo Sr
OLB Kylin Camp So
FS 31 Steve Carmer So
SS 17 Reggie Cooper Jr
SS 24 Curtis Cotton So
CB 45 Jon Crippen Jr
OLB 88 Mike Croel Jr
SS 7 Jim Dobesh
SS Darin Duin So
MG 63 Brian Edgren Jr
MG 97 Pat Engelbert So
ILB 43 Shane Geiken So
CB Sam Goff So
ILB 39 Mark Hagge Sr
OLB 92 Corey Hedrick Jr
CB 9 Robert Hicks Jr
OLB 93 Travis Hill Fr
ILB 55 Randall Jobman Sr
MG Greg Koellner So
OLB Justin Krantz So
ILB 35 Scott Kurtz Jr
CB 3 Tyrone Legette So
CB 5 Tahaun Lewis Jr
DT 99 Kevin Miller Sr
OLB 42 Jeff Mills Sr
CB Steve Mitchell So
ILB 46 Brian Mohnsen So
MG 13 Junior Monarrez Sr
MG 74 Mike Murray Sr
FS Scott Olson Jr
ILB 37 Mike Petko So
CB 38 Bruce Pickens Jr
OLB 83 Brad Reilly Jr
FS 6 John Reece Fr
FS 26 Marvin Sanders Sr
DT 56 Joe Sims Jr
OLB 86 Joe Spitzenberger Jr
OLB 87 Dan Svehla Jr
OLB 87 Matt Svehla Jr
FS 1 Will Thomas So
ILB 40 Pat Tyrance Jr
DT 75 Ray Valladao Sr
DT 57 Kenny Walker Jr
DT 91 Kent Wells Sr
OLB 84 Rick Wendland Jr
OLB 96 David White Fr
SS 27 Freeman White So
ILB Paul Wightman So
SS Gordon Wilson So
ILB 51 Andrew Zacharias So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 44 Gregg Barrios Jr
P 48 Scott Beckler Sr
PK 36 Todd Bennett Jr
PK 16 Chris Drennan Sr
P Chuck Humphrey So
P/PK 7 Tom Janky Jr
P Shawn Liliedahl So
P 47 Mike Stigge Fr
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
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2011-01-17

Depth chart

Game summaries

Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Northern Illinois 7 1000 17
Nebraska 7 102110 48

Utah

Utah at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Utah 13 3014 30
Nebraska 7 14714 42
  • Date: 1989-09-16
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,333

Minnesota

Nebraska at Minnesota [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 171014 48
Minnesota 0 000 0

Oregon State

Oregon State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Oregon State 0 070 7
Nebraska 7 7714 35
  • Date: 1989-09-30
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,290

Kansas State

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Kansas State 0 070 7
Nebraska 14 21230 58
  • Date: 1989-10-07
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,265

Missouri

Nebraska at Missouri [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 26 1077 50
Missouri 0 070 7

Oklahoma State

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 10 101414 48
Oklahoma State 3 1037 23

Iowa State

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Iowa State 7 370 17
Nebraska 14 14147 49
  • Date: 1989-10-28
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 52,877

Colorado

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 770 21
Colorado 14 373 27

Kansas

Kansas at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Kansas 7 070 14
Nebraska 16 7217 51
  • Date: 1989-11-11
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,232

Oklahoma

Oklahoma at Nebraska [box score]
1 234Total
Oklahoma 7 1107 25
Nebraska 22 3143 42
  • Date: 1989-11-18
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 76,404

Florida State

Nebraska vs Florida State [box score]
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 307 17
Florida State 0 21200 41

Main article: 1990 Fiesta Bowl

Rankings

See also: 1989 NCAA Division I-A football 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 Wk 15 Final
AP 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 6 6 6 7 6 6 11
Coaches 12

Awards

[2]

Award Name(s)
All-America 1st team Doug Glaser, Jake Young
All-America 2nd team Reggie Cooper
All-America 3rd team Ken Clark
Big 8 Offensive Player of the Year Gerry Gdowski
Big 8 Defensive Freshman of the Year Tyrone Byrd
All-Big 8 1st team Ken 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 mention Gregg 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]

Name Team
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

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.