Nebraska 27
Air Force 17

Sep. 25, 1965 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Falcon Stadium | Air Force Academy, CO
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 21 0 6 0 27
Air Force 0 7 10 0 17
First quarter
NU: Frank Solich 80 run (Larry Wachholtz kick) 14:45
NU: Ron Kirkland 6 run (Wachholtz kick) 8:50
NU: Solich 21 run (Wachholtz kick) 0:50
Second quarter
AF: John Ondrejko 2 run (Dan Radtke kick) 11:41
Third quarter
AF: Radtke 30 field goal, 12:50
AF: Bob Barnes 6 run (Radtke kick), 11:53
NU: Solich 41 run (kick failed) 2:06

                     NU       AF
First downs .......  17       16
Rushing net .... 55-392    26-40
Passing net .......  34      290
 Comp-Att-Int.... 4-7-0  20-41-1
Total offense .. 62-426   67-330
Punts-Average .... 5-37     7-34
Fumbles lost ........ 2        0
Yards penalized .... 95       52

RUSHING
NU: Solich 17-204; Wilson 12-97; Kirkland 12-54; Tatman 5-18; Churchich 8-11; Duda 2-9; Gregory 1-(-1)

AF: Cook 3-13; Stein 13-9; Barnes 2-8; Ondrejko 5-7; Manning 2-4; Litz 1-(-1)

PASSING
NU: Churchich 4-7-0 34
AF: Stein 18-34-1 269; Litz 2-7-0 21

RECEIVING
NU: White 2-23; Tatman 1-7; Wilson 1-4

AF: Cook 5-111; Shultz 4-57; Manning 3-38; Hogle 3-38; Jansen 3-24; Mueller 1-11

Attendance: 37,479

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Recap

1965 Nebraska-AFA, Solich photoFrank Solich hurdles quarterback Bob Churchich during an eight-yard run. · Austin American · Newspapers.com

Solich’s big day helps Huskers subdue Falcons

Frank Solich tore 80 yards to score on the first play of the game and Nebraska took a 21-0 first-quarter lead, then had to scrap furiously to down a fired-up Air Force team, 27-17, for win No. 2.

Following Solich’s stunner, Harry Wilson posted a 41-yard run to set up a 11-yard TD smash by Ron Kirkland, and Solich logged a 21-yard scoring scamper to signal a rout at the end of the first period.

But a Husker fumble set up a Falcon tally in the second quarter, and Air Force capitalized on a field goal, an onside kick, a desperate passing attack and a third-quarter TD to pull up 21-17.

Solich sewed it up with his third TD of the day, a 41-yard sprint after squirming loose at the line, and the Husker defense took command in the fourth quarter.

H’MAX NOTES: Solich became the first Husker to rush for 200 yards in a game. His single-game rushing record would stand for 11 years. … On the last play of the first half, Air Force ran a fake field goal from the Nebraska 15. Sonny Litz passed to Carl Janssen, who was stopped at the Nebraska 1 by three Husker defenders.

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Pregame & team info
1965 schedule
05/08 Reds 33, Whites 27
09/18 TCU W 34-14
09/25 @ Air Force W 27-17
10/02 Iowa St. W 44-0
10/09 Wisconsin W 37-0
10/16 @ Kansas St. W 41-0
10/23 Colorado W 38-13
10/30 @ Missouri W 16-14
11/06 Kansas W 42-6
11/13 @ Oklahoma St. W 21-17
11/25 Oklahoma W 21-9
01/01 Alabama L 28-39
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