Nebraska 31
Wisconsin 3

Oct. 8, 1966 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Camp Randall Stadium | Madison, WI
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 3 7 14 7 31
Wisconsin 3 0 0 0 3
First Quarter
NEB: Larry Wachholtz 27 field goal, 6:11 
WIS: Tom Schinke 33 field goal, 1:15
Second Quarter
NEB: Ben Gregory 9 run (Wachholtz kick) 4:37 
Third Quarter
NEB: Wayne Meylan recovered blocked punt in end zone (Wachholtz kick) 10:06
NEB: Harry Wilson 11 run (Wachholtz kick) 4:08 
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Paul Critchlow 1 run (Wachholtz kick) 4:21

                        NEB       WIS
First downs ............ 22         9
Rushing net ........... 250        67
Passing net ........... 133       149
  Comp-Att-Int .... 11-14-1   10-28-4
Total offense ......... 383       216
Punts-Avg. ......... 4-34.5    6-32.8
Fumbles lost ............ 2         3
Yards penalized ........ 25        30

RUSHING
NEB: Wilson 16-86; Gregory 11-64; Davis 3-31; Tatman 5-22; Winters 6-20; Ziegler 5-18; Weber 2-4; Critchlow 4-4; Churchich 6-1

WIS: Todd 11-35; Buss 4-10; Ryan 7-9; Wood 4-7; Fenske 1-3; Yanakos 2-3

PASSING
NEB: Churchich 10-13-1 117
     Sigler 1-1-0 16
WIS: Ryan 10-26-3 149; Boyajian 0-2-1 0

RECEIVING
NEB: Gregory 4-42; Morrison 2-27; Wilson 1-25; Kimmel 1-16; Penney 2-12; Tatman 1-11

WIS: Fritz 4-61; McCauley 3-41; Todd 1-24; Pinnow 1-12, Cuccia 1-11

PUNTING
NEB: Armstrong 4-138
WIS: Schaffner 5-197; Team 1-0

Attendance: 52,428

Coverage

Recap
Barry Alvarez
Husker linebacker Barry Alvarez (33) returns an interception 25 yards.

Wayne Meylan’s blocked punt sparks rout of Badgers

Coach Bob Devaney maintained his record of never losing to a Big Ten team intact as the Nebraska Cornhuskers took a 31-3 decision before 52,428 fans.

The Huskers lead early, 3-0, on Larry Wachholtz’s 27-yard field goal, then shared a 3-3 tie late in the first quarter on a 33-yard boot by Tom Schinke.

Nebraska went ahead to stay, 10-3, late in the second quarter after a Badger fumble. The Huskers stomped 64 yards in only seven plays, with Ben Gregory going the last nine.

All-America Wayne Meylan applied the cruncher early in the third quarter as he blocked a Badger punt and fell on it in the end zone for a TD and a 17-7 lead. The next time Nebraska got the ball, the Huskers went 59 yards in eight plays, Harry Wilson scoring from the 11.

Husker reserves then took over and followed a pass theft with a 37-yard drive, Paul Critchlow getting the final TD on a short plunge.

Bob Churchich hit 10 of 13 for 117 yards via the air, while Wilson ran for 86.

NOTES: Wisconsin committed seven turnovers. … Nebraska linebacker Barry Alvarez, who years later would become Wisconsin’s Hall of Fame coach, returned an interception 25 yards before being brought down from behind by a Wisconsin offensive lineman.

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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