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It was the third consecutive shutout for Tom Osborne's super-charged Nebraska Cornhuskers as they downed Oklahoma State 36-0. The Huskers reeled off 596 yards of total offense to the Cowboys' 116, 37 yards of that rushing.
Wingback Kenny Brown was the Husker in the spotlight as he became the first NU wingman to ever rush for 100 yards in a single game, that includes NU Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers. Brown raced for 111 yards and caught three passes and was named the Big 8 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.
Jarvis Redwine again went over 100 yards rushing as he finished with 102 and scored twice. In a historical run, I.M. Hipp became the Nebraska all-time leading rusher when he went 23 yards early in the fourth quarter.
The Nebraska defense was a fortress as the Cowboys only crossed the mid-field stripe twice in the game.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Oklahoma State 0
Oct. 20, 1979
Oklahoma State 0 0 0 0 - 0
Nebraska 0 15 7 14 - 36
NEB - Dean Sukup (23 field goal) 14:55 left
NEB - Jarvis Redwine (29 run, kick failed) 11:34
NEB - Tim Smith (42 pass from Tim Hager,
pass failed) 5:54
NEB - Redwine (5 run. Sukup kick) 4:25
NEB - Jim Kotera (5 run, Sukup kick) 3:48
NEB - Anthony Steels (5 run, Sukup kick) 3:28
First Downs....................35 10
Rushing Net...................433 37
Passes, Comp-Att-Int. ....10-18-0 7-28-2
Passing Net .................163 79
Total Offense.................596 116
LEADING NU RUSHER:
Kenny Brown 111.
LEADING NU PASSER:
Tim Hager. 10-17-0 for 163 yards and one TD.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
Kenny Brown, 111 yards and caught three passes.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
Bill Barnett, 3 tackles, one pass broken up.