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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  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3)

PS/G: 37.0 (3rd of 138) ▪ PA/G: 18.0 (51st 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

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