An aroused Nebraska team shook off the disappointing loss to Kansas State and stormed back to sink Colorado, 22-6, before a record crowd of 48,327 in Boulder.
It was Nebraska's best offensive and defensive performance of the year as the Huskers rushed for 228 yards and held the potent Buffs to a total offensive output of 239 yards.
The Huskers scored early, driving 55 yards with their second possession. Joe Orduna got the TD with an 8-yard sprint.
In the final minute of the first quarter, Guy Ingles returned a Buff punt 62 yards for a touchdown and a 12-0 lead.
Paul Rogers kicked a 46-yard field goal in the second quarter and the Scarlets added a third-quarter Orduna TD to build up a 22-0 lead.
Colorado marched to a score late in the third quarter, but the Husker defense throttled all other bids.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Nov. 16, 1968
Nebraska 12 3 7 0 — 22
Colorado 0 0 6 0 — 6
NU — Joe Orduna 8 run (Paul Rogers kick failed) 7:48
NU — Guy Ingles 62 punt return
(Sigler's PAT pass failed) 0:43
NU — Paul Rogers 46 field goal, 12:01
NU — Joe Orduna 1 run (Rogers kick) 8:00
CU — Steve Engle 3 run (Nigbur's PAT run failed) 2:02
First Downs ...... 17 18
Rushing Net ...... 228 172
Passing Net ...... 47 67
Total Offense .... 275 239
Leading NU Rushers: Joe Orduna 112, Dick Davis 92.
Leading NU Passer: Ernie Sigler 5 for 12—47 yards.