Nebraska 42
Kansas 6

Nov. 6, 1965 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas 0 6 0 0 6
Nebraska 7 14 21 0 42
First quarter
NU: Ron Kirkland 5 run (Larry Wachholtz kick) 4:05
NU: Ben Gregory 3 run (Wachholtz kick) 0:20
Second quarter
NU: Freeman White 13 pass from Fred Duda (Wachholtz kick) 8:49
KU: Bill Fenton 2 run (kick failed) 0:27
Third quarter
NU: Harry Wilson 10 run (Wachholtz kick) 8:49
NU: Dennis Richnafsky 8 pass from Bob Churchich (Wachholtz kick) 1:50 
NU: Charles Winters 7 run (Wachholtz kick) 0:24

                         KU       NU
First downs ........     11       28
Rushing net ........ 38-144   68-419
Passing net ........     60       91
 Comp-Att Int ...... 6-21-2   8-18-0
Total offense ...... 59-204   86-510
Punts-Avg ..........   6-44     2-28
Fumbles lost .......      1        1
Yards penalized ....     30       35

RUSHING
KU: Bacon 4-74; Miller 11-40; Abernathy 8-29; Gerhaads 3-7; Fenton 12-minus-6.

NU: Kirkland 10-147; Wilson 13-60; Gregory 9-50; Solich 10-42; Winters 7-33; Weber 3-23; Tatman 3-18; Churchich 2-14; Duda 2-12; Haasch 3-9; Morrison 1-6; Buckler 2-1; Brunk 2-2; Worley 1-1.

PASSING
KU: Fenton 6-21-2 60.

NU: Duda 6-12-0 77; Churchich 1-4-0 8; Weber 1-2-0 6.

RECEIVING
KU: Abernathy 3-25; Stokes 2-28; Buda 1-7.

NU: White 3-37; Richnafsky 2-14; Wilson 1-16; Gregory 1-16; Solich 1-8.

Attendance: 54,118

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1965 Nebaska-Kansas. LJS Ron Kirkland photoRon Kirkland rambles for some of the 147 yards he gained against Kansas. · Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

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Playing what Coach Bob Devaney termed their “best game of the season,” the Nebraska Cornhuskers obliterated the Kansas Jayhawks, 42-6, before a roaring crowd of 54,114.

Nebraska rushed for 419 yards and passed for 91 and a potent total offensive net of 510. And the Black Shirt defensive unit held Kansas to 144 yards on the ground and 60 yards through the air, with reserves getting plenty of action.

It was 21-6 game at halftime, but the Huskers powered to three TDs in the third quarter to blow the lid off the contest and chalk up their eighth straight win.

Ron Kirkland had a great day running, winding up with 147 yards, all in the first half before understudies took over.

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Wayne Meylan pursues Kansas QB Bill Fenton. (Photo: Unknown source)
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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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