Oklahoma, scoring on five of six Nebraska turnovers, defeated the Huskers 35-10, giving the Sooners a share of the Big 8 title with Nebraska and enabling OU to represent the conference at the Orange Bowl.
It was close throughout the first half, with Oklahoma taking a 7-3 lead into the lockerroom, but it was the second half of play, particularly the fourth quarter, that spelled doom for the Huskers.
Early in the third period, Nebraska capitalized on a Sooner fumble and Monte Anthony scored from the one to give the Huskers a 10-7 lead with 8:09 left in the period. But just as NU capitalized, so did Oklahoma, recovering a Husker fumble late in the third and driving for a touchdown and a 14-10 lead.
Oklahoma sealed its victory early in the fourth when Nebraska fumbled a punt at the Husker 13 yard line. The Sooners scored three plays later to make it OU 21, NU 10. Before the final gun sounded, Nebraska committed two more turnovers, both resulting in Oklahoma scores, and the Sooners were off to the Orange Bowl with a 35-10 win.
SOONERSTATS.COM | SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Nov. 22, 1975
Nebraska 3 0 7 0 — 10
Oklahoma 0 7 7 21 — 35
NU — Mike Coyle (24, field goal), 3:18
OU — Steve Davis (1, run; Tony DiRienzo kick), 11:30
NU — Monte Anthony (1, run; Coyle kick), 8:09
OU — Horace Ivory (5, run; DiRienzo kick), 1:14
OU — Elvis Peacock (4, run; DiRienzo kick), 10:10
OU — Davis (7, run; DiRienzo kick), 2:44
OU — Billy Sims (4, run; DiRienzo kick), 0:52
First Downs ......... 13 16
Rushing, Net ........ 70 278
Comp-Att-Int ... 15-27-2 1-3-0
Passing, Net ....... 175 18
Total Offense ...... 245 296
LEADING NU RUSHER: Tony Davis 66.
LEADING NU PASSER: Vince Ferragamo 13-25-2 for 146.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Vince Ferragamo 111.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Tony Davis.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Clete Pillen.