Nebraska's hopes for a successful season appeared dashed to bits midway in the first quarter, but the stunned Cornhuskers held on for a 14-7 win over the Iowa State Cyclones. Junior quarterback star Fred Duda suffered a broken leg early in the contest and was sidelined for the season.
But sophomore Bob Churchich came in cold to engineer a 77-yard drive in the second quarter to put NU ahead to stay, 7-0. A 48-yard drive made it 14-0 in the third quarter before Cyclone Tony Baker broke a 58-yard sprint to wind up the scoring. The Scarlet defense then took over to insure No. 3 and No. 10.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Iowa State 7
Oct. 3, 1964
Nebraska 0 7 7 0 — 14
Iowa State 0 0 7 0 — 7
NU — Kent McCloughan (2, run; Drum, kick)
NU — Bob Churchich (1, run; Ted Vactor, kick)
IS — Tony Baker (58, run; Steve Balkovec, kick)
First downs 20 9
Rushing net 243 129
Passing net 24 18
Total offense 267 144
Leading NU rushers: Frank Solich, 78; Kent McCloughan 44
Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 5 for 9 — 29 yards