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1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University of Nebraska Logo 1982-1991.PNG
Big 8 Champions
Orange Bowl, L 0-22 vs Miami
Conference Big 8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #16
AP #15
1991 record 9-2-1 (6-0-1 Big 8)
Head coach Tom Osborne
Offensive coordinator Tom Osborne
Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride

Home stadium

Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 Big 8 Football standings
     Conf       Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 / 16 Nebraska 6 0 1     9 2 1
#20 / 20 Colorado 6 0 1     8 3 1
#16 / 14 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

Rankings: AP / Coaches

The 1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team was the representative of 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.

Contents

Schedule

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7* Utah State #14 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 59-28   76,115
September 14* Colorado State #13 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 71-14   76,379
September 21* #4 Washington #9 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska L 21-36   76,304
September 28* at #24 Arizona State #16 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona W 18-9   72,812
October 12 at Oklahoma State #14 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 49-15   30,150
October 19† Kansas State #9 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 38-31   76,209
October 26 Missouri #9 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 63-6   76,244
November 2 at #15 Colorado #9 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado T 19-19   52,319
November 9 at Kansas #11 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 59-23   40,000
November 16 Iowa State #11 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 38-13   76,078
November 29 #19 Oklahoma #11 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 19-14   76,386
January 1* vs. #1 Miami #11 Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida (Orange bowl) L 0-22   77,747
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster

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Achola, George #4 (Sr.) IB
Alberts, Trev #34 (So.) OLB
Alexander, Leonard (So.) ILB
Anderson, Mike #48 (So.) ILB
Armstrong, Gerald #95 (So.) TE
Baker, Jason (Unk) C
Baldwin, Andrew Scott #29 (Jr.) FB
Banks, Alvin #39 (Sr.) ILB
Barry, Ryan (So.) MG
Beler, Ernie #23 (So.) SS
Bennett, Byron #13 (So.) PK
Blatny, Rick (So.) IB
Boerboom, Brian #76 (Sr.) OT
Bostick, Jon #18 (Sr.) SE
Branch, Troy #54 (So.) ILB
Brinkley, Lorenzo #5 (So.) CB
Brown, Brian #94 (Sr.) DT
Brown, Derek #21 (So.) IB
Byrd, Tyrone #8 (Jr.) FS
Carmer, Steve #31 (Jr.) SS
Caskey, Brady (So.) OG
Chaney, Jeff #65 (Sr.) OG
Chorney, Terris #55 (Jr.) C
Cisco, Zeke #45 (So.) SS
Collins, Sedric #17 (Fr.) CB
Colman, Doug #46 (Fr.) ILB
Connealy, Terry (Fr.) DT
Cornwell, Joel (Jr.) QB
Cotton, Curtis #9 (Sr.) CB
Davison, Faron (So.) FB
Demuth, Chris (So.) OG
Dixon, Corey #2 (So.) SE
Dowse, Mark #11 (Sr.) WB
Duin, Darin #28 (Jr.) SE
Dumas, Troy #4 (Fr.) FS
Engelbert, Pat #97 (Sr.) MG
Fiala, David (So.) FB
Fleischman, Chris (So.) TE
Fletcher, Greg (So.) OLB
Furrow, Bart (So.) OG
Garland, Tory (So.) OLB
Garrett, Chris #80 (Sr.) TE
Geiken, Shane #43 (Sr.) ILB
Gesky, Joel (So.) OT
Giesbrecht, Travis (So.) SS
Glantz, Robert #37 (Sr.) FB
Gragnano, Todd (Fr.) QB

 

Grant, Mike #1 (Sr.) QB
Grass, Chris (Jr.) CB
Gray, Lance #91 (So.) OLB
Haase, Tom #15 (Sr.) QB
Havens, Brian (So.) ILB
Hawkins, Vincent #38 (Jr.) WB
Heins, Mike #40 (So.) CB
Herman, Jay (So.) FS
Heyne, Todd (So.) OLB
Higman, Jerad (So.) OLB
Hill, Travis #93 (Jr.) OLB
Hilman, Matt #74 (Jr.) DT
Hughes, Tyrone #33 (Jr.) SE
Humphrey, Bill #63 (So.) C
Irons, Jerry (So.) MG
Jensen, Dave #69 (Jr.) OG
Johnk, Tim #41 (Sr.) FB
Jones, Calvin #44 (Fr.) IB
Jones, Donta #84 (Fr.) OLB
Jones, LeRoi (So.) ILB
Jones, Matt (So.) QB
Joseph, Mickey #2 (Sr.) QB
Lang, Jeff #14 (So.) PK
Leader, David #42 (Jr.) OLB
Legette, Tyrone #3 (Sr.) CB
Leise, Daryl #85 (Sr.) TE
Lewis, Lance #26 (Sr.) FB
Licht, Jason (So.) OG
Liewer, Jamie #70 (Jr.) DT
Lundberg, Lance #77 (So.) OT
Mahalek, David (So.) OLB
Mapes, Mike (So.) C
McCant, Keithen #10 (Sr.) QB
McDuffy, Andre #7 (Sr.) FB
McMillen, John (Jr.) QB
Mehlin, Ken #62 (So.) OG
Mercer, Brady (So.) CB
Mitchell, Johnny #86 (So.) TE
Moore, Bruce #90 (So.) DT
Muhammad, Abdul #27 (Fr.) WB
Mundt, Brad (Jr.) C
Noonan, David #73 (So.) MG
Parrella, John #92 (Jr.) DT
Penland, Matt #52 (Jr.) ILB
Pesterfield, Jason (So.) DT
Petko, Mike #99 (Sr.) ILB
Pleasant, Dan #82 (Sr.) SE

 

Pollard, Brian #36 (Jr.) SS
Powell, Vernon #16 (So.) CB
Prater, Kelly (Sr.) WB
Prevette, Jim (So.) ILB
Rader, Travis (So.) FB
Ramaekers, Kevin #67 (So.) DT
Reece, John #6 (So.) FS
Reetz, Andy (So.) ILB
Reifenrath, Ray #59 (Sr.) OT
Salvo, Greg (Jr.) CB
Schepers, Eric #81 (So.) SE
Schlesinger, Cory (So.) FB
Schneider, Dean #24 (So.) FS
Scott, Jim #51 (Jr.) C
Seizys, David #46 (So.) WB
Shields, Will #75 (Jr.) OG
Sieler, Tom #35 (Fr.) PK
Slansky, Trent (T.J.) #78 (Jr.) OG
Solich, Jeff (So.) CB
Soto, Omar #25 (Sr.) FB
Spachman, Scott (So.) DT
Specht, Pat (So.) PK
Stai, Brenden #66 (So.) OG
Stewart, Ed #32 (Fr.) ILB
Stigge, Mike #47 (Jr.) P
Turner, Nate #33 (Sr.) WB
Vedral, Mike #88 (Jr.) TE
Waddell, Doug #68 (Jr.) OT
Wade, Billy #83 (So.) TE
Washington, William #89 (Jr.) TE
Werner, Tom #87 (Jr.) SE
Wertz, Austin (So.) SS
Weyers, Jamie #12 (So.) FS
White, David #96 (Jr.) OLB
Wiegert, Erik #61 (Sr.) OT
Wiegert, Zach #72 (Fr.) OT
Wightman, Paul #49 (Jr.) ILB
Wiles, Duane #98 (Fr.) SE
Wilhite, Kenny #19 (Jr.) CB
Wilks, Joel #65 (So.) OG
Williams, Daren #51 (So.) ILB
Zahn, Tyler #35 (Jr.) ILB
Zatechka, Rob #56 (Fr.) OT
Ziegelbein, Bill #53 (Sr.) C
Zyzda, Chris #64 (Jr.) OG

     

Coaching staff

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Tom Osborne Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
1973 1964-1997 Hastings College
Charlie McBride Defensive Coordinator 1981 1977-1999 Colorado
Kevin Steele Linebackers 1989 1989-1994 University of Tennessee
Ron Brown Receivers
Tight Ends
1987 1987-2003, 2008- Brown University
Dan Young Offensive Line
Kicking
1983 1983-2002 Reed College
Milt Tenopir Offensive Line 1974 1974-2002 Sterling
Tony Samuel Outside Linebackers 1986 1986-1996 Nebraska
George Darlington Defensive Backs 1973-2002 Rutgers
Frank Solich Running Backs 1983 1979-2003 Nebraska
Boyd Epley Head Strength Coach 1969 1969-2003 Nebraska
Jack Pierce 1979-1991

Game notes

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Utah State

Utah State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah State 7 7 6 8 28
• Nebraska 17 7 16 19 59


Colorado State

Colorado State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado State 0 0 14 0 14
• Nebraska 17 26 14 14 71


Washington

Washington at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 6 10 20 36
Nebraska 7 7 7 0 21


Arizona State

Nebraska at Arizona State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 8 0 3 7 18
Arizona State 0 3 6 0 9


Oklahoma State

Nebraska at Oklahoma State [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 14 7 7 21 49
Oklahoma State 0 3 5 7 15


Kansas State

Kansas State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 7 10 14 0 31
• Nebraska 14 3 7 14 38


Missouri

Missouri at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 3 3 0 0 6
• Nebraska 21 21 14 7 63


Colorado

Nebraska at Colorado [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 3 6 3 7 19
Colorado 7 5 7 0 19


Kansas

Nebraska at Kansas [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 0 17 14 28 59
Kansas 17 3 3 0 23


Iowa State

Iowa State at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 6 0 7 13
• Nebraska 10 14 7 7 38


Oklahoma

Oklahoma at Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 7 7 0 0 14
• Nebraska 0 3 7 9 19


Miami

Miami vs Nebraska [box score]
1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 13 0 9 0 22
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0


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 15 14 13 9 16 15 14 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 15
Coaches 16

Awards

[4]

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

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.[5]

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 St. Louis Rams
Rob Zatechka New York Giants

References


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