Pepped by an 89-yard kickoff return touchdown sprint by fullback Frank Solich, the Nebraska Cornhuskers clinched a share of the Big 8 title by thumping Oklahoma State, 27-14, before a record crowd of 49,013 — largest crowd ever to witness any event in the state of Nebraska.
It was the Huskers' 9th straight win of the season and their 16th in succession. After forcing a punt early in the first quarter, the Scarlets marched 92 yards to score in 19 plays. Then, the Cowboys took the kickoff and punched out a 12-play, 67-yard drive to knot it at 7-7.
Solich quickly changed the complexion of the game by roaring straight up the middle — aided by fine blocking, including two wipe-outs by Kent McCloughan — on the kickoff to post an 89-yard TD. Nebraska never trailed again, and a 34-yard Bob Churchich to Harry Wilson TD pass gave NU a 21-7 halftime bulge.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Oklahoma State 14
Nov. 14, 1964
Oklahoma State 0 7 7 0 — 14
Nebraska 7 14 0 6 — 27
NU — Kent McCloughan (1, run; Duncan Drum, kick)
OS — Glenn Baxter (1, run; Charles Durkee, kick)
NU — Frank Solich (89, kickoff return, kick failed)
NU — Harry Wilson (34, pass from Bob Churchich;
Tony Jeter, pass from Churchich)
OS — Walt Garrison (1, run; Durkee, kick)
NU — McCloughan (4, run; pass failed)
First downs 20 11
Rushing net 272 155
Passing net 86 25
Total offense 353 179
Leading NU rushers: Bob Hohn, 85; Frank Solich, 69;
Kent McCloughan, 52
Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 6 for 8 — 86 yards