#120CowboyTough, Kickoff Week: Last Time In Lincoln

Aug 30, 2013

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Last Time In Lincoln

The last time UW played at Nebraska in 1994, it was a clash of styles. The mighty Huskers, ranked second in the nation, utilized a talented backfield to abuse opponents with their rushing attack. UW, on the other hand, took to the air to key their offense.

Led by quarterback Jeremy Dombek and wide receiver Marcus Harris, the 1994 Cowboys were on the verge of a huge upset. Dombek had a great game, throwing for 264 yards on 17 completions and two touchdowns. His offensive counterpart Harris was his main target, catching eight balls for 149 yards and one score.

In what the Nebraska 1994 recap described as an "unexpectedly close" game, the Cowboys raced to a 14-0 led in the first quarter and led 21-7 in the second quarter. But Nebraska's rushing attack took control, piling up 322 yards, and the Huskers scored 28 unanswered to lead 35-21 in the third quarter.

The Pokes wouldn't go quietly, and scored 11-straight points to trail by just three, 35-32, with 9:09 left in the game. But Nebraska tacked on another rushing TD with 5:28 to go to seal the game, 42-32.

Nebraska went on to a 13-0 season and was named the national champion by both the Associated Press and USA Today polls.

About the #120CowboyTough Countdown

The 2013 season will mark the 120th anniversary of Wyoming Cowboy Football. To commemorate that anniversary, we will be counting down some of the great memories and moments from Wyoming football history over the next eight weeks leading up to the Cowboys' season opener at Nebraska on Aug. 31.

The 2013 "Countdown to Kickoff" will take Wyoming fans through Cowboy Football history chronologically. The first week will highlight some of the memorable moments from the period from the first season in 1893 through the 1940s. Then each successive week, the countdown will recall great moments from the 1950s, `60s, 70s, 80, 90s, 2000s and the current decade.

Our countdown will only touch on some of the greatest moments, but we encourage you, the Wyoming fans, to share your favorite memories through the official University of Wyoming Athletics Twitter (@wyoathletics) and Facebook pages (Wyoming Cowboys). Fans are encouraged to use #120CowboyTough when sharing their memories.

Enjoy the countdown, and we look forward to seeing you in War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the home opener versus the Idaho Vandals.