Buffs put up no fight in 1992

Nebraska’s Travis Hill (93) picks up a fumble after stripping the ball from Colorado quarterback Koy Detmer (right) during the 1992 game at Memorial Stadium. Hill’s fumble recovery set up Calvin Jones’ 1-yard touchdown run with one second left in the first half of NU’s 52-7 win.

the Lincoln Journal Star

Oct. 31, 1992

In one of the most zany, delirious environments ever in Memorial Stadium, a pent-up Nebraska team took out its frustrations on upstart Colorado, bludgeoning the Buffaloes from beginning to end on a dreary, cold Halloween night.

Linebacker Travis Hill intercepted freshman quarterback Koy Detmer on the game’s first play, setting up a touchdown in Nebraska’s 52-7 victory between the nation’s co-No. 8 teams. Nebraska held a 428-144 advantage in total offense and controlled the ball for almost 43 minutes while holding Colorado to 7 passing yards in the second half.

Nebraska had been 0-8 against top-10 teams since 1988 — also the last time the Huskers had defeated Colorado, which was staking claim to this annual game as a rivalry.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a rivalry,” Hill said after the game. “I think things are back to normal now.”

— Brian Rosenthal