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It was one of those days when a team has trouble hanging on to the football as Nebraska fumbled seven times, losing five, but still defeated Kansas State, 21-12.
The Huskers once again were without Jarvis Redwine, who before the game was the Big 8's leading rusher.
NU co-captain Lawrence Cole was a one-man team as he led the Blackshirts in stopping the Kansas State offense. Cornerback Ric Lindquist also had an outstanding game as he tied the NU interceptions in a game record with 3.
Filling in for Redwine, Craig Johnson finished the game with 102 yards and reserve quarterback Jeff Quinn was 6 for 10 passing for 58 yards. It was the Huskers' ninth victory in a row.
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER
Kansas State 12
Nov. 10, 1979
Nebraska 7 0 7 7 - 21
Kansas State 6 0 6 0 - 12
KSU - John Liebe (26 pass from Darrell Dickey,
kick failed) 14:03 left
NEB - Lawrence Cole (60 interception return,
Sukup kick) 4:13
KSU - L.J. Brown (1 run, run failed) 10:15
NEB - Tim Wurth (3 run, Sukup kick) 7:48
NEB - Andra Franklin (1 run, Sukup kick) 7:29
First Downs..................17 13
Rushing Net.................272 79
Passes, Comp-Att-Int. ...8-16-0 13-27-4
Passing Net ................66 172
Total Offense...............338 251
LEADING NU RUSHER:
Craig Johnson 102
LEADING NU PASSER:
Jeff Quinn, 6-10-0 58 yards.
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
54 yards on six carries and one touchdown.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
10 tackles, fumble recovery, pass broken up, interception.