Nebraska/OU (Lincoln Journal Star)

Game Of The Century II

  • Oklahoma

  • Nebraska


Nov. 21, 1987: Nebraska was ranked No. 1. Oklahoma was No. 2. It was billed as the "Game of the Century II." The Cornhuskers took a 7-0 lead on Keith Jones' 25-yard touchdown run but crossed midfield only twice more against the Sooners' menacing defense. The Cornhuskers were held to only 235 yards of offense, 289 less than their season average. Behind freshman QB Charles Thompson, the Sooners ran away with a 17-7 victory. The Sooners took over the No. 1 ranking before losing to Miami 20-14 in the Orange Bowl.