Brook Berringer vs. Colorado

Nebraska Quarterback Brook Berringer (center) is brought down by Colorado defenders Chris Hudson (left), Jon Knutson (back), Matt Russell (16) and Ted johnson (right) on an 11 yard run in the first quarter. October 1994 UNL/COlorado Ted Kirk Photo

Oct. 29, 1994

Brook Berringer already had established himself as Nebraska’s quarterback after starter Tommie Frazier was sidelined with blood clots early in the season.

Still, critics doubted whether Berringer, who twice suffered a partially collapsed lung after replacing Frazier, could lead Nebraska to victory against a top-notch team.

Berringer silenced those critics by going 12-of-17 passing for 142 yards and a touchdown in a 24-7 victory against No. 2 Colorado before the 200th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska was dominant from start to finish, taking a 24-0 third-quarter lead when Berringer caught Colorado ripe for a play-action pass, which he completed to Eric Alford from 30 yards for a touchdown.

— Brian Rosenthal