Nebraska 21
Oklahoma St. 17

Nov. 13, 1965 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Lewis Field | Stillwater, OK
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 7 7 7 21
Oklahoma St. 7 0 0 10 17
First quarter
OSU: Larry Elliott 1 run (Charles Durkee kick) 2:03
Second quarter
NEB: Ron Kirkland 2 run (Wachholtz kick) 2:53
Third quarter
NEB: Kirkland 2 run (Wachholtz kick) 13:06
Fourth quarter
OSU: Charles Durkee 45 field goal, 10:56
OSU: Glen Baxter 3 run (Durkee kick) 5:19
NEB: Pete Tatman 2 run (Wachholtz kick) 0:38

                     NU      OSU
First downs ........ 17       14
  By rushing ....... 15        8
  By passing .......  2        3
  By penalty .......  0        3
Rushing net .... 64-267   41-147
Passing net ........ 30       92
 Comp-Att-Int .. 3-11-1   8-20-2
Total offense .. 75-297   61-239
Punts-Avg ...... 6-30.5   6-42.0
Fumbles lost ........ 3        1
Penalized-Yds .... 6-43     5-50

RUSHING
NEB: Kirkland 19-123; Wilson 16-95; Solich 9-36; Winters 4-14; Tatman 5-10; Gregory 2-5; Duda 9-minus-16.

OSU: Garrison 19-121; Lawson 3-9; Baxter 5-9; Burris 9-6; Dickerson 1-1; Elliott 4-1.

PASSING
NEB: Duda 3-11 30.

OSU: Baxter 6-17 83; Burris 2-3 9.

RECEIVING
NEB: Wilson 1-11; Richnafsky 1-11; White 1-8.

OSU: Chadwick 2-46; Sellari 2-26; LAwson 2-7; Boone 1-8; Dickerson 1-5.

Attendance: 29,901

ADDITIONAL STATS

1965 Nebraska-Okla. State, Garrison photoNebraska coaches George Kelly and Bob Devaney console OSU’s Walt Garrison after the game, which ended when Garrison was stopped at the Huskers’ 5. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Coverage

Recap

1965 Nebraska-Okla. State, LJS WilsonHarry Wilson converts a fourth-and-one at the OSU 4 to keep the winning drive alive. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Huskers rally, then hold off late charge

Nebraska again had to prove its right to greatness by driving 76 yards in the final five minutes — and then throttle the inspired Cowboys in the final seconds — to pull out a 21-17 victory.

Oklahoma State led first, then NU tied it 7-7, went ahead and fell behind again before the climax.

It really took some doing for the Huskers to win No. 9 after OSU had gone in front, 17-14, with only 5:18 left in the game. But Fred Duda launched the game-winning drive that was to sparkle with key plays.

It was Harry Wilson who came up big each time he had to — catching a 11-yard pass for a first down at midfield with a diving snare; a 11-yard run, coupled with a piling penalty to get the Huskers to the Cowboy 15; a leaping plunge on fourth down at the OSU 5 for a first down.

Pete Tatman bulldozed over from the two with 38 seconds left and Wachholtz kicked to make it 21-17, and the Huskers relaxed. But they shouldn’t have, because the Cowboys, led by great fullback Walt Garrison, drove all the way to the NU 23 before the last play of the game.

And on that one, Garrison tore 18 yards before Husker Billy Johnson brought him down at the NU 5.

An Orange Bowl bid to play Alabama was accepted and all that remained for an unbeaten season was to get by Oklahoma which had spoiled the same idea in 1964 — and the Huskers had to wait until Thanksgiving Day to settle the issue.

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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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