Nebraska 34
TCU 14

Sep. 18, 1965 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TCU 0 7 0 7 14
Nebraska 14 7 7 6 34
First quarter
NEB: Freeman White 27 pass from Bob Churchich (Larry Wachholtz kick) 8:56
NEB: White 12 pass from Churchich (Wachholtz kick) 3:07
Second quarter
TCU: Sonny Campbell 10 pass from Kent Nix (Pat Alford kick) 12:04
NEB: Bill Johnson 50 pass interception (Wachholtz kick) 0:43
Third quarter
NEB: Ron Kirkland 11 run (Wachholtz kick) 4:46
Fourth quarter
TCU: Steve Landon 3 run (Alford kick) 7:42
NEB: Ken Brunk 1 run (kick failed) 0:09

                     TCU      NEB
First downs .......    9       21
Rushing net ..... 41-149   49-250
Passing net  .......  15      134
 Comp-Att-Int .... 3-9-2   9-19-2
Total offense ... 50-164   68-384
Punts-average...... 7-36     4-38
Fumbles lost ......    0        1
Yards penalized ...    0       45

RUSHING
TCU: Post 19-86; Landon 12-46; Nix 3-12; Smith 4-7; Shabay 3-(-2)

NEB: Kirkland 12-93; Solich 8-44; Tatman 6-42; Winters 3-21; Duda 2-19; Wilson 9-19; Churchich 7-7; Brunk 2-5

PASSING
TCU: Nix 2-7, 7 yds; Shabay 1-2, 3 yds
NEB: Churchich 9-17, 134 yds; Duda 0-2 0 yds

RECEIVING
TCU: Cahpbell 1-10; Nees 1-8; Landon 1-(-3)
NEB: White 8-122; Jeter 1-12

Att.: 53,650

Coverage

Recap
1965 TCU game

Top-ranked Huskers open with win over Horned Frogs

All America end Freeman White caught two first-quarter touchdown passes and went on to set a Nebraska record with eight receptions as the Nebraska Cornhuskers opened the 1965 season with a 34-14 win over Texas Christian University.

Bobby Churchich tossed TD strikes of 27 and 12 yards to White, giving NU a 14-0 quarter lead before 53,650 fans who had come to survey the No. 1-ranked Huskers’ debut. Churchich started fast, completing his first six pass attempts.

Billy Johnson’s 50-yard pass interception for a TD gave the Huskers a 21-7 halftime lead, and Nebraska put together an 80-yard drive in the third quarter and outscored the young but aggressive Horned Frogs 13-7 in the final half.

Game stories
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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