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It was Homecoming for Nebraska and the Huskers couldn't have been more impressive as they opened the Big 8 Conference with a 42-0 win over the Kansas Jayhawks.
It took three Dean Sukup field goals of 36, 41, and 27 yards and a second-period, 54-yard touchdown by NU Jarvis Redwine to send NU ahead at halftime 15-0.
In the second half, the Cornhuskers exploded for the other 27 points. Redwine, now one of the country's premier running backs, rambled for 157 yards and didn't play a good percentage of the second half.
After Redwine left the game, the Jayhawks had to contend with Craig Johnson. Johnson scored on runs of one and 94 yards, and the 94 yard run from scrimmage was the longest in the history of Nebraska football.
The Nebraska defense was like a brick wall as they allowed Kansas only 8 first downs, 20 yards rushing, and 59 yards passing.
Junior Miller again was on the receiving end of a Tim Hager touchdown pass, this one for 24 yards.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Oct. 13, 1979
Kansas 0 0 0 0 - 0
Nebraska 0 15 27 0 - 42
NEB - Dean Sukup (36 field goal) 14:21 left
NEB - Jarvis Redwine (54 run, kick failed) 11:07
NEB - Sukup (41 field goal) 6:10
NEB - Sukup (27 field goal) :25
NEB - Junior Miller (24 pass from Tim Hager,
Sukup kick) 12:45
NEB - Kenny Brown (12 pass from Hager, Sukup kick) 9:03
NEB - Craig Johnson (1 run, kick failed) 2:45
NEB - Johnson (94 run, Sukup kick) :00
First Downs.....................28 8
Rushing Net....................430 20
Passes, Comp-Att-Int. .....12-22-0 5-23-3
Passing Net ..................181 59
Total Offense..................611 79
LEADING NU RUSHER:
Jarvis Redwine 157
LEADING NU PASSER:
Tim Hager, 10-17-0 for 152 yards.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
Craig Johnson, 138 yards on nine carries, 2 touchdowns, one TD of 94 yards.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
Dan Pensick, 7 tackles, two stops behind the line.