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Nebraska quarterback Dave Humm set one national record and three Big 8 marks as the lefthander from Las Vegas led the Huskers to a 56-0 humiliation of Big 8 opponent Kansas.
Kansas entered the game 4-1 and had earlier in the year beaten nationally ranked Texas A&M. But the formidable Jayhawks never got off the ground thanks to a tough Black Shirt defense and the offensive brilliance of Humm.
Humm hit 23 of 27 passes for three touchdowns and 230 yards. His completion percentage of 85.2 was both a Big 8 record and Nebraska record. His three touchdown passes gave him 36 for the year, also a conference mark. But the most phenomenal record of all was that from the second through the fourth quarters, Humm hit 15 consecutive passes. That set a national and Big 8 record.
But it wasn't all offense. Nebraska's defense limited KU to four first downs and 143 total yards, and the Black Shirts intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble.
Nebraska now takes a 1-1 conference mark and a 4-2 overall figure into its game with always tough, Big 8 opponent Oklahoma State.
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Oct. 19, 1974
Nebraska 0 14 14 28 — 56
Kansas 0 0 0 0 — 0
NU — Don Westbrook (7, pass from Dave Humm;
Coyle kick), 12:10
NU — Westbrook (10, pass from Humm; Coyle kick), 0:23
NU — Tony Davis (1, run; Coyle kick), 8:38
NU — Westbrook (3, pass from Humm; Coyle kick), 1:00
NU — John O'Leary (1, run; Coyle kick), 12:13
NU — Jeff Moran (1, run; Coyle kick), 6:57
NU — O'Leary (5, run; Coyle kick), 4:35
NU — Moran (10, run; Coyle kick), 1:58
First Downs ................. 28 4
Rushing, Net ............... 235 71
Passes, Comp-Att-Int ... 23-27-0 3-14-2
Passing, Net ............... 230 72
Total Offense .............. 456 143
LEADING NU RUSHER: Don Westbrook 42.
LEADING NU PASSER: Dave Humm 23-27-0.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Dave Humm 237.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Dave Humm.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Tom Ruud.
NOTE: Dave Humm was named National AP Back of the Week, Big 8 Offensive Player for the WeeK and Sports Illustrated's Offensive Player of the Week.