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Nebraska met its toughest hurdle since the opening game with UCLA by blocking Oklahoma State, 34-0, before a Homecoming crowd of 76,432.

It was Nebraska's fourth straight shutout, a feat which hadn't been accomplished since 1937. Oklahoma State had a 4-2 record and had knocked off national contender Colorado, 31-7, but the Cowboys were no match for the fired up Cornhuskers.

The Husker offense had its biggest yardage production of the season with 566 yards, while the defense held OSU to 205 yards, 134 rushing and 71 passing.

Joe Blahak was the defensive star of the day knocking down five OSU passes and making six tackles from his snap-the-wishbone safety position.

Offensively, it was another big day for Dave Humm and Johnny Rodgers. Humm hit 15 of 32 passes for 271 yards and two TDs, while Rodgers caught seven passes for 124 yards and one TD.

With a 6-1 record, 3-0 Big 8 record, No. 3 National ranking and four straight shutouts going for them the Cornhuskers were ready to invade Colorado for the second straight loop showdown.

SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 34
Oklahoma State 0

Oct. 28, 1972
Lincoln, NE
Oklahoma State      0    0    0    0  —  0
Nebraska           13    0    7   14  — 34

First Quarter
NU — Rich Sanger (21, field goal), 11:47
NU — Johnny Rodgers (19, pass from Dave Humm;
 Sanger kick), 9:54
NU — Sanger (27, field goal), :42
Third Quarter
NU — Bob Revelle (8, pass from Humm; Sanger kick), 12:23
Fourth Quarter
NU — Rodgers (17, run; Sanger kick), 14:02
NU — Ritch Bahe (20, pass from Steve Runty;
 Sanger kick), :39

                              NU      OSU
First Downs .............     29        6
Rushing,  Net  .........     228      134
Passes, Comp-Att-Int ... 18-40-4   7-23-0
Passing,  Net  .........     338       71
Total  Offense  .........    556      205
LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Gary Dixon 42, Steve Runty 41.
LEADING NU PASSER:
Dave Humm 15 of 32 — 271.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
Dave Humm — 249.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Johnny Rodgers.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Joe Blahak.
 
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