Oklahoma's powerful Sooners, playing near-perfect football, ruined Nebraska's hopes for an undefeated season by registering two fourth-quarter TDs for a 17-7 victory. The loss snapped the nation's longest winning streak at 16, but the Cornhuskers gained sole possession of the Big 8 title for the second straight year when Missouri defeated Kansas.
The Cornhuskers wound up 9-1 for the year and 6-1 in the Big 8, nabbing No. 6 in the final AP and UPI polls. Oklahoma drew first blood on a 23-yard field goal by Ralph Metcalf, but the Huskers retaliated with a 56-yard Bob Churchich-to-Freeman White touchdown combo for a 7-3 lead. This held up from midway in the second period until only 6:16 remained in the game.
Then the Sooners staged a 24-play, 88-yard drive to go ahead 10-7 and, after a pass interception, Sooner Larry Brown scooted 48 yards to wrap up the upset with 3:11 left in the game.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Nov. 21, 1964
Nebraska 0 7 0 0 — 7
Oklahoma 3 0 0 14 — 17
OU — Ralph Metcalf (FG, 23)
NU — Freeman White (56, pass from Bob Churchich;
Duncan Drum, kick)
OU — Bob Page (1, rush; Metcalf, kick)
OU — Larry Brown (48, run; Metcalf, kick)
First downs 14 16
Rushing net 86 268
Passing net 150 30
Total offense 230 298
Leading NU rushers: Bob Churchich, 39; Bob Hohn, 29;
Frank Solich, 16
Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 12 for 24, 150 yds