Supposedly weak Iowa State was anything but docile as the Nebraska Cornhuskers had to labor long and hard to pull out a 12-0 win for their second straight shutout.
Again the defense sparkled, limiting the Cyclones to a minus-5 yards rushing and a total offense net of only 82 yards. But Iowa State's defense also refused to buckle.
Nebraska scored early, thanks to a fumble recovery at the Cyclone 7 in the opening minutes, as Bill Bomberger kicked a 23-yard field goal. It stayed 3-0 until late in the third quarter when Frank Patrick capped a 41-yard drive after a pass interception with a one-yard TD punch.
When the Cyclones fumbled the subsequent kickoff, Nebraska got the ball at the ISU 27 but couldn't power the ball in. However, after the Huskers stalled at the one, Cyclone Ben King was tackled in the end zone by Frank Avolio and NU got two more points.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Iowa State 0
Nov. 4, 1967
Iowa State 0 0 0 0 — 0
Nebraska 3 0 9 0 — 12
NEB — Bill Bomberger (23, field goal)
NEB — Frank Patrick (1, run; Bomberger kick)
NEB — Frank Avolio (tackled Ben King in
end zone for safety).
First downs ........ 18 6
Rushing net .......216 -5
Passing net ........111 83
Total offense ......327 78
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Dick Davis 87; Joe Orduna 76.
LEADING NU PASSER:
Frank Patrick, 4 for 17 — 111 yards.