48 points in third quarter vs. CU, 1983

WR: Irving Fryar (1981-83)

The Lincoln Journal Star

Oct. 22, 1983

Nebraska’s vaunted “Scoring Explosion” offense of 1983 didn’t need any help from its opponents.

Colorado obliged, anyway, contributing to the Huskers’ highest-scoring quarter in school history.

The Buffaloes failed on a fake punt, fumbled two kickoffs and had a screen pass intercepted, and top-ranked Nebraska took advantage, scoring seven touchdowns in the third quarter en route to a 69-19 victory on Oct. 22, 1983.

The 48 points — NU missed an extra point — fell one shy of the NCAA record for points in a quarter.

Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, Nebraska had run 13 plays, possessed the ball 2 minutes, 56 seconds … and scored six touchdowns.

— Brian Rosenthal