Nebraska 38
Colorado 13

Oct. 23, 1965 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Colorado 3 3 0 7 13
Nebraska 17 14 0 7 38
First quarter
NU: Larry Wachholtz 28 field goal, 12;20
NU: Harry Wilson 1 run (Wachholtz kick) 9:23
CU: Frank Rogers 26 field goal, 7:04
NU: Freeman White 95 pass from Fred Duda (Wachholtz kick) 1:14 
Second quarter
CU: Rogers 29 field goal, 13:39
NU: Duda 6 run (Wachholtz kick), 9:03
NU: White 16 pass from Duda (Wachholtz kick), 2:05
Fourth quarter
NU: Bob Churchich 1 run (Wachholtz kick) 9:59
CU: Larry Plantz 7 run (Rogers kick) 5:30

                       CU        NU
First downs ........   13        17
Rushing net ...... 35-134    55-149
Passing net ......... 125       223
 Comp-Att-Int ... 11-29-2   10-28-3
Total offense .... 64-259    83-372
Punts .............. 8-38      6-34
Fumbles lost .......... 2         1
Yards penalized ...... 20        26

RUSHING
CU: Plantz 7-64; Banks 14-31; B.Harris 9-25; McCall 4-10; Cooks 1-4. 

NU: Solich 11-37; Wilson 13-30; Winters 4-24; Duda 11-21; Gregory 5-18; Tatman 3-8; Kirkland 4-8; Weber 1-4; Brunk 1-3; Churchich 2-minus-4.

PASSING
CU: McCall 11-29-2 125.

NU: Duda 9-21-2 208; Churchich 1-4-1 15; Weber 0-3-0 0.

RECEIVING
CU: Plantz 3-32; B.Harris 3-23; Lewark 2-33; Fischer 1-15; Polumbus 1-12; Rogers 1-10. 

NU: White 4-139; JEter 3-41; Solich 1-20; Gregory 1-15; Kirkland 1-8.


ADDITIONAL STATS


Attendance: 53,873

Coverage

Recap

1965 Freeman White Nebraska vs ColoradoFreeman White runs away from CU’s Robert Lee en route to his 95-yard touchdown. · Des Moines Register · Newspapers.com

95-yard bomb helps Huskers bury Buffs

Homecoming fans were treated to a 95-yard touchdown play as the Cornhuskers licked a fine Colorado team, 38-13, for win No. 6.

The Huskers used a 28-yard field goal by Larry Wachholtz, his 60-yard punt return to set up a TD, and a plunge by Harry Wilson to jump out 10-0 in the first quarter before Colorado countered with a 26-yard field goal.

Then with a third-and-eight situation at the NU 5, the Huskers went for broke. Fred Duda lofted a pass to Freeman White, who took it in full stride and outran the Buffs’ speedy secondary for a 95-yard TD. It was a record play for the Cornhuskers, and broke the tight game wide open.

Nebraska led 31-6 at the end of the half, then turned the game over to the defensive “Black Shirts.”

White caught 139 yards worth of passes to set another NU record.

    HuskerMax notes

  • The 95-yard bomb stood as Nebraska’s longest pass play until the 2014 Gator Bowl.
  • Coach Bob Devaney said he was pleased with Wayne Meylan’s debut at middle guard. The sophomore had been playing on the offensive line but would become a College Football Hall-of-Famer on the defensive side.
  • The 1940 team was honored at Memorial Stadium, 25 years after the Huskers’ Rose Bowl season. See the interview with coach Biff Jones.
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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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