Nebraska 14
TCU 10

Sep. 17, 1966 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
TCU 0 7 3 0 10
Nebraska 7 7 0 0 14

1966 Nebraska-TCU Winters TD photoCharlie Winters runs through a big hole for a six-yard TD. Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

First Quarter
NEB: Charlie Winters 6 run (Larry Wachholtz kick) 4:53
Second Quarter
TCU: David Smith 2 pass from P.D. Shabay (Bruce Alford kick) 10:43
NEB: Dennis Morrison 10 pass from Bob Churchich (Wachholtz kick) 5:20
Third Quarter
TCU: Alford 13 field goal 6:07

                      TCU      NU
First downs ........   11      17
Rushing net ........   10     184
Passing net  .......  148      80
  Comp-Att-Int .. 13-27-2  8-20-2
Total offense ......  158     264
Punts-Avg .........  5-36    6-33
Fumbles lost .........  1       2
Yards penalized ...... 23      61

Leading NU rushers: Harry Wilson 68; Ron Kirkland 65.

Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 8 for 20 - 80 yards.

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Recap

Horned Frogs make Huskers work for win

Nebraska’s Cornhuskers opened the 1966 season ranked No. 5 in the nation and received a strong challenge from Texas Christian before pulling out a 14-10 decision.

With a record crowd of 60,974 fans in the newly-bowled Memorial Stadium, the Huskers moved 63 yards to score the second time they got the ball – runs of 11 yards by Ron Kirkland and 17 yards by Harry Wilson, and a 13-yard Bob Churchich-to-Wilson pass paved the way for Charlie Winter’s 6-yard smash to put the Scarlets ahead, 7-0, with 4:53 gone in the first quarter.

But TCU struck back quickly after a Husker fumble at the NU 49, hitting two long passes (one on an interference call) to set up a two-yard TD toss and even the count at 7-7 midway in the second quarter.

Nebraska countered by following up the TCU tally with a 78-yard march, with the TD coming on a 10-yard Churchich-to-Dennis Morrison pass.

NU’s 14-7 halftime lead was slashed to 14-10 early in the third period when Bruce Alford kicked a 16-yard field goal. After that, the Huskers waged a gallant defensive battle to preserve the win.

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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