Smarting from two straight Big 8 defeats, Nebraska stormed to a 29-0 win over Texas Christian before a disappointing crowd of 18,529.
Nebraska scored twice in the first quarter to launch the rout, taking a lesson from Colorado and capitalizing on a fumble and an interception. Frank Patrick passed five yards to Dennis Richnafsky for the first tally with 8:08 left in the first quarter after the Huskers recovered a Frog fumble at the 19. On the third play after the kickoff, linebacker Ken Geddes grabbed a TCU pass and on the next play Patrick fired a 21-yard strike to Dick Davis.
Bill Bomberger kicked a third-quarter field goal before the Huskers tallied twice in the final period. Geddes picked off another Frog pass and ran 39 yards to score. In the last quarter, Al Fierro passed a 46-yard TD bomb to Buster Yannon as the reserves wound up the action.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Oct. 28, 1967
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian 0 0 0 0 — 0
Nebraska 13 3 6 7 — 29
NU — Dennis Richnafsky (5, pass from Frank Patrick;
NU — Dick Davis (21, pass from Patrick;
NU — Bill Bomberger (23, field goal)
NU — Ken Geddes (39, pass interception;
NU — Buster Yannon (46, pass from Al Fierro;
First downs ......... 20 4
Rushing net ........ 221 40
Passing net ........ 156 75
Total offense ..... 377 115
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Dick Davis 106; Joe Orduna 49.
LEADING NU PASSER:
Frank Patrick, 10 of 19 — 91 yards.