Nebraska 21
Kansas St. 10

Oct. 15, 1966 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas St. 0 0 3 7 10
Nebraska 7 7 0 7 21

1966 Nebraska-Kansas State Meylan photoWayne Meylan blocked a punt and scored a touchdown for the second consecutive game. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

First Quarter
NEB: Pete Tatman 4 run (Larry Wachholtz kick) 3:55
Second Quarter
NEB: Wayne Meylan blocked punt and recovered in end zone (Wachholtz kick) 4:38
Third Quarter
KSU: Tom Barnes 31 field goal, 9:24 
Fourth Quarter
KSU: Ossie Cain 8 pass from Bill Nossek (Mike Bruhin kick) 9:31
NEB: Ben Gregory 4 run (Wachholtz kick) 1:31

                          NU      KS
First downs ...........   17      11
Rushing net ...........  237      79
Passing net ...........   34     217
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 2-12-1  9-16-2
Total offense .........  271     296
Punts-avg ............. 5-42    6-42
Fumbles lost ............. 3       1
Yards penalized ......... 55      80

Leading NU rushers: Pete Tatman 74; Dick Davis 61.

Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 2 for 9, 34 yards.
 
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Recap

Huskers survive scare, get past feisty Wildcats

Nebraska Homecoming fans — a record 64,108 — saw the Cornhuskers jump out to a 14-0 lead, then fight off the determined Kansas State Wildcats through the last half before posting a 21-10 win.

Win No. 5 didn’t come easily as Doug Weaver’s Wildcats pulled up 14-10 with 9:31 left. But after that score the Scarlets pounded out a 68-yard drive in only nine plays to erase any KSU upset hopes.

Nebraska drove 80 yards — Pete Tatman got the last four — for a TD with 3:55 left in the first quarter, then called on Wayne Meylan for a cushion. Late in the second period, the All America middle guard rushed through to block a Wildcat punt. He chased down the ball and recovered it in the end zone for his second TD of the season.

K-State kicked a field goal early in the third quarter and went on a passing spree — a 47-yarder from Bill Nossek to Dave Jones was the big play — to pull up 14-10.

Ben Gregory’s four-yard touchdown run with a minute and a half remaining iced the victory for the Huskers. The 68-yard scoring march was set up by Larry Wachholtz’s interception of a Nossek pass.

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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