Nebraska 12
Iowa St. 6

Oct. 1, 1966 - 12:30 p.m. Central
Clyde Williams Field | Ames, IA
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 6 0 0 6 12
Iowa St. 0 6 0 0 6
First Quarter
NEB: Larry Wachholtz 31 field goal, 6:57
NEB: Wachholtz 38 field goal, 2:30
Second Quarter
ISU: Don Graves 16 pass interception (pass failed) 4:34
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Harry Wilson 36 run (kick failed) 3:45

                           NU      ISU
First downs ............   21       10
Rushing net ............  229       77
Passing net ............  203      114
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 16-27-2  11-23-1
Total offense ..........  432      191
Punts-Avg .............. 4-42    11-32
Fumbles lost ...........    3        1
Yards penalized ........   48       45

Leading NU rushers:
  Harry Wilson 102; Pete Tatman 74.

Leading NU passer:
  Bob Churchich, 16 for 27, 203 yards.

ADDITIONAL STATS

1966 Nebraska-Iowa State photoDennis Richnafsky dives for one of his eight pass receptions. · Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

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Recap

Harry Wilson’s late dash puts Huskers on top

Harry Wilson’s tremendous 36-yard burst through the Iowa State Cyclones saved Nebraska from an onrushing tie, just 3:45 before the final gun, and gave the Huskers a 12-6 win for No. 3 before a record crowd of 28,000.

Penalties, three lost fumbles and the aggressive Cyclones had blunted all Husker scoring thrusts after Larry Wachholtz kicked two first-quarter field goals.

Iowa State tied it in the second quarter when Don Graves picked off a Bob Churchich pass and raced 16 yards to score.

Carel Stith’s fumble recovery at the ISU 46 late in the fourth quarter gave Nebraska a chance for victory. A 10-yard Churchich-to-Dennis Richnafsky pass and a key fourth-down plunge by Paul Critchlow gave the Huskers a first down at the 36.

Wilson then shot through left tackle, got hit three times — he shook off two and broke the third tackle — before ripping into the clear for the winning TD.

While the score was close, Nebraska outrushed ISU by 229-77 and had a total offense bulge of 432-191.

Pregame & team info
1966 schedule
05/14 Whites 28, Reds 10
09/17 TCU W 14-10
09/24 Utah St. W 28-7
10/01 @ Iowa St. W 12-6
10/08 @ Wisconsin W 31-3
10/15 Kansas St. W 21-10
10/22 @ Colorado W 21-19
10/29 Missouri W 35-0
11/05 @ Kansas W 24-13
11/12 Oklahoma St. W 21-6
11/24 @ Oklahoma L 9-10
01/02 Alabama L 7-34
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