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A 38-yard TD pass from Garnett Phelps to Jon Staggers at the start of the final quarter gave Missouri a come-from-behind victory over Nebraska, 10-7.

With 56,400 fans on hand, Nebraska carried the fight to the Tigers all day, jumping to an early lead before the game became a tenacious defensive struggle.

Thanks to a 30-yard pass to Dennis Richnafsky and a 31-yard TD fling to Joe Orduna, Frank Patrick got the Huskers on the board, 7-0, with only 7:30 gone in the first quarter. But NU couldn't break through the stubborn Tiger defense again and managed only 11 yards rushing for the game, lowest ever for a Bob Devaney-coached team.

Missouri cut the gap in the second period when Wallace kicked a 45-yard field goal. It looked like Nebraska's great defense might hang on to preserve the win, but three plays into the final quarter, disaster struck. All America Wayne Meylan almost nailed Phelps for a loss, but he got the ball airborne. At the goal line, Staggers stretched out through the air between two defenders and snared the ball for the game-winning TD.

SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Missouri 10
Nebraska 7

Nov. 18, 1967
Columbia, MO
Nebraska        7    0    0    0   —  7
Missouri        0    3    0    7   — 10

First Quarter
NEB — Joe Orduna (34, pass from Frank Patrick;
 Bomberger kick).
Second Quarter
MIZ — Wallace (45, field goal)
Fourth Quarter
MIZ — Jon Staggers (38, pass from Garnett Phelps;
 Wallace kick)
 
                            NU      MU
First downs ...............  9      11
Rushing net ............... 11     140
Passing net ...............161      70
Total offense .............172     210
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Dick Davis 51, Joe Orduna 16.
LEADING NU PASSER:
Frank Patrick, 12 for 20 — 161 yards.
 
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