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1978 Nebraska Cornhuskers Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (15th of 138) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3)

PS/G: 37.0 (3rd of 138) ▪ PA/G: 18.0 (50th of 138)
SRS: 21.07 (6th of 138) ▪ SOS: 9.65 (16th of 138)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 31-24 versus Oklahoma

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Tom Sorley* QB 120 Cmp, 205 Att, 1791 Yds, 14 TD
2 Tim Hager QB 10 Cmp, 16 Att, 185 Yds, 1 TD
3 Jeff Quinn QB 4 Cmp, 6 Att, 44 Yds, 0 TD
4 Rick Berns* RB 183 Att, 1032 Yds, 5.6 Avg
5 Kenny Brown* RB 28 Rec, 410 Yds, 14.6 Avg
6 Andra Franklin* RB 86 Att, 428 Yds, 5.0 Avg
7 I.M. Hipp RB 191 Att, 1002 Yds, 5.2 Avg
8 Craig Johnson RB 40 Att, 370 Yds, 9.3 Avg
9 Chris Juehring RB 1 Att, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
10 Jim Kotera RB 25 Att, 117 Yds, 4.7 Avg
11 Maurice McCloney RB 4 Att, 25 Yds, 6.3 Avg
12 Tim McCrady RB 9 Att, 70 Yds, 7.8 Avg
13 Tim Wurth RB 55 Att, 373 Yds, 6.8 Avg
14 Tim Smith* WR 22 Rec, 303 Yds, 13.8 Avg
15 Frank Lockett WR 12 Rec, 212 Yds, 17.7 Avg
16 Junior Miller* TE 33 Rec, 609 Yds, 18.5 Avg
17 Steve Davies TE 1 Rec, 13 Yds, 13.0 Avg
18 Kelvin Clark* OL
19 Barney Cotton* OL
20 Steve Lindquist* OL
21 Tom Ohrt* OL
22 Kelly Saalfeld* OL
23 Jeff Finn OL
24 Steve Glenn OL
25 George Andrews* DL
26 Bill Barnett* DL
27 Lawrence Cole* DL
28 Rod Horn* DL
29 Kerry Weinmaster* DL
30 David Clark DL
31 Oudious Lee DL
32 Derrie Nelson DL
33 Dan Pensick DL
34 Bruce Dunning* LB
35 Lee Kunz* LB
36 Tim Fischer* DB
37 Russell Gary* DB
38 Andy Means* DB
39 Jim Pillen* DB
40 Jeff Hansen DB