Nebraska 28
Utah St. 7

Sep. 24, 1966 - 2 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Utah St. 0 0 7 0 7
Nebraska 7 0 3 18 28

1966 Nebraska-Utah State game photoUtah State quarterback Ron Edwards can’t escape the grasp of Ben Gregory. · Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

First Quarter
NEB: Charlie Winters 2 run (Larry Wachholtz kick) 12:44
Third Quarter
USU: Ron Edwards 1 run (Jim Murphy kick) 11:58
NEB: Wachholtz 39 field goal 0:46
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Ron Kirkland 3 run (kick failed) 14:19
NEB: Wachholtz 72 punt return (PAT failed) 12:30
NEB: Paul Critchlow 6 run (PAT failed) 2:26

                           US       NU
First downs ............   13       16
Rushing net  ...........    0       91
Passing net ............  206      190
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 21-46-3  18-29-0
Total offense ..........  206      281
Punts ................ 8-42.2   6-40.5
Fumbles lost ...........    2        2
Yards penalized ........   66       65

Leading NU rushers: Ron Kirkland 37; Paul Critchlow 27.

Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 13 for 20, 151 yards.

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Recap

Huskers finally subdue Aggies in 4th quarter

All America safety Larry Wachholtz and All America middle guard Wayne Meylan teamed to snap Utah State’s spine as the Cornhuskers took a 28-7 win before a record Band Day crowd of 63,543.

It was a 7-7 cliff-hanger until Wachholtz kicked a 44-yard field goal with 46 seconds left in the third quarter. Then things happened fast.

Meylan blocked an Aggie punt to give the Huskers the ball at the US 8. Three plays later Ron Kirkland scored to make it 16-7. Wachholtz supplied the clincher the next time the Aggies punted. He reeled off a 72-yard TD return, his career first, to dash Utah State upset hopes.

Paul Critchlow went six yards for the final NU tally as the reserves supplied the coup de grâce.

Nebraska got an early TD when Charlie Winters scored from the 2 after a 31-yard drive which started following a 36-yard Wachholtz punt return. The 7-0 lead held up until a Husker punt accidentally touched Ben Gregory and Utah State recovered at the NU 38.

A 32-yard pass set up the USU tally with 12:44 left in the third. Then the Huskers exploded.

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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