Nebraska 35
Missouri 0

Oct. 29, 1966 - 12:15 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 14 14 7 35
Second Quarter
NU: Pete Tatman 1 run (Larry Wachholtz kick)  14:30
NU: Ben Gregory 16 run (Wachholtz kick) 9:47
Third Quarter
NU: Bob Churchich 1 run (Wachholtz kick) 5:08
NU: Gregory 8 run (Wachholtz kick) 2:37
Fourth Quarter
NU: Tom Smith 5 pass from Wayne Weber (Wachholtz kick) 11:34

                       MU       NU
First downs ........   10       19
  Rushing ..........    5       14
  Passing ..........    2        4
  Penalty ..........    3        1
Rushing net ....... 37-59   68-271
  Yards gained .....  113      291
  Yards lost .......   54       20
Passing net ........   48       65
  Comp-Att-Int ... 3-19-2   5-12-0
Total offense .... 56-107   80-336
Punts-average ...... 7-38     5-36
Penalties-yards .... 1-19     6-68
Fumbles-lost ........ 3-1      2-0

RUSHING
MU: Brown 7-24; Powell 7-19; Lischner 3-12; Thorpe 7-6; Denny 1-5; Sharp 6-2; Kombrink 6-minus-9.

NU: Tatman 17-78; Gregory 14-54; Wilson 10-53; Winters 5-24; Davis 6-23; Ziegler 4-18; Weber 3-10; Critchlow 2-5; Brunk 1-3; Churchich 6-3.

PASSING
MU: Sharp 3/16, 48 yds; Kombrink 0/3, 0 yds.
NU: Churchich 3/8, 52 yds; Weber 2/3, 13 yds; Sigler 0/1, 0 yds.

RECEIVING
MU: Weber 2-23; Denny 1-25.
NU: Wilson 1-44; Kimmel 1-8; Smith 1-5; Penney 1-5; Gregory 1-3.

KICKOFF RETURNS
MU: Brown 4-65; Thorpe 1-19; Denny 1-15.
NU: Gregory 1-18.

PUNT RETURNS
MU: Whittaker 2-19.
NU: Wachholtz 1-9; Poggemeyer 2-4.

INT. RETURNS
MU: None
NU: Wachholtz 1-11; Carstens 1-40.

Coverage

Recap

1966 Nebraska-Missouri Jerry Patton photoJerry Patton bats down a Tiger pass. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Huskers fire on all cylinders, trounce Tigers

Perhaps stung by the suggestion that they hadn’t been playing up to full potential, the Nebraska Cornhuskers unleashed a devastating attack against the Missouri Tigers and galloped to a 35-0 victory before 65,095 fans and a regional TV audience.

It was the Huskers’ finest all-around performance of the season as they took command early and never let the Tigers gain a shot at contention.

The second time Nebraska got the ball, the Huskers drove for a touchdown, and the next time they gained possession they repeated, via a 16-yard run by Ben Gregory.

Following a 14-0 halftime lead, the Huskers blew the Tigers apart in the third quarter. It took just 13 plays on the ground for the Scarlets to take a 21-0 lead. Then Kaye Carstens intercepted a Tiger pass and returned the ball to the MU 8 to set up a 28-0 lead two plays later.

Nebraska reserves launched a 52-yard drive late in the third period and capped it with a Wayne Weber-to-Tom Smith TD pass with 11:34 left in the game.

The Huskers piled up a 336-107 offensive bulge on the Tigers, who gained only 59 yards on the ground and 48 via the air.

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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