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Story ran on October 15, 1995

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Two years had passed since Tommie Frazier played against
Missouri, so Nebraska's senior quarterback made up for lost time yesterday.

Frazier scored Nebraska's first three

touchdowns and threw for two more in a 57-0 victory over Missouri. He rushed
eight times for 71 yards and completed seven of 14 passes for 133 yards.

The five touchdowns in which he had a hand brought his career total to 64 and
set a school record. Steve Taylor (1985-88) held the previous mark of 62.

``Records don't mean anything to me,'' Frazier said. ``That's just something
that I've never paid any attention to. Maybe five or 10 years from now it will
be nice to say I've scored the most touchdowns in Nebraska history.''

If Frazier does reminisce some day, he'll have to thank the Tigers. He has
rushed or thrown for 11 touchdowns in three games against Missouri. He missed
last year's game because he had a blood clot in his leg.

Frazier made his first collegiate start against Missouri in 1992, running for
three touchdowns in a 34-24 victory in Columbia.

Penalties on hold:Nebraska's offensive line is renowned for its blocking, but
how about its penchant for avoiding mistakes?

Before it happened late in the second quarter yesterday, the Huskers had been
penalized for holding only once this season. That's five games, 20 quarters
and 411 offensive plays with one hold. Of those plays, 110 were pass attempts.

By the way, the other holding penalty was called against a reserve lineman
during mop-up time in a 49-7 victory over Pacific.

Put a sack in it:Maybe it was coincidence.

After Brandon Corso was sacked early in the fourth quarter, he appeared to
chastise his linemen. On the next play, Nebraska's Jamel Williams easily
barrelled through the pass protection and leveled Corso.

Williams got through almost too easily.

Sidelines:Yesterday's game was the first at MU under Larry Smith without the
Tigers forcing a turnover.... MU has been outscored 73-7 in the third quarter
through six games.... The illegal motion call against Nebraska on its second
play of the game was the Huskers' first such penalty this season.... Missouri
went six series and 24 plays without a first down during the second and third
quarters.... The Tigers have gone 151 minutes and 57 seconds without a
touchdown.... 26 of 66 players on the MU travel roster were freshmen....
Freshman receiver Martez Young made his first start.... Freshman Devin West
mishandled two kickoffs.... Senior Frank Jones' 4-yard reception in the third
quarter was his first catch this season.... Nebraska started drives in
Missouri territory four times in the first half.... Of Nebraska's next five
opponents, four are or have been ranked in the Top 10.



Missouri tight end Miguel Gonzalez coughs up the ball deep in MU territory in
the second quarter to set up a Nebraska touchdown.

MU cornerback Shad Criss puts a hit on Nebraska I-back Ahman Green in the
second half of Missouri's 57-0 loss. (Sean Meyers photos)

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