Nebraska Homecoming fans were treated to a 95-yard touchdown play as the Nebraska Cornhuskers licked a fine Colorado team, 38-13, for win No. 6.
The Huskers used a 28-yard field goal by Larry Wachholtz, his 60-yard punt return to set up a TD, and a plunge by Harry Wilson to jump out 10-0 in the first quarter before Colorado countered with a 26-yard field goal.
Then with a third and eight situation at the NU 5, the Huskers went for broke. Fred Duda lofted a pass to Freeman White, who took it in full stride and outran the Buffs' speedy secondary for a 95-yard TD. It was a record play for the Cornhuskers, and broke the tight game wide open.
Nebraska led 31-6 at the end of the half, then turned the game over to the defensive "Black Shirts."
White caught 139 yards worth of passes to set another NU record.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Oct. 23, 1965
Colorado 3 3 0 7 — 13
Nebraska 17 14 0 7 — 38
NU — Larry Wachholtz 28 field goal
NU — Harry Wilson 1 run (Wachholtz kick)
CU — Frank Rogers 26 field goal
NU — Freeman White 95 pass from Fred Duda
CU — Rogers 29 field goal
NU — Duda 6 run (Wachholtz kick)
NU — White 16 pass from Duda (Wachholtz kick)
NU — Bob Churchich 1 run (Wachholtz kick)
CU — Larry Plantz 7 run (Rogers kick)
First downs ..... 17 13
Rushing net ..... 149 134
Passing net ..... 223 125
Total offense ... 372 259
Leading NU rushers: Frank Solich 37, Harry Wilson 30.
Leading NU passer: Fred Duda, 9 for 21 — 208 yards.