Nebraska 16
Kansas St. 14

Oct. 7, 1967 - 1:30 p.m. Central
KSU Stadium | Manhattan, KS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 7 6 3 16
Kansas St. 14 0 0 0 14
First Quarter
KSU: Cornelius Davis 1 run (Bruhin kick) 6:25
KSU: Davis 1 run (Bruhin kick) 3:19
Second Quarter
NEB: Dennis Richnafsky 5 pass from Frank
     Patrick (Bill Bomberger kick) 5:34
Third Quarter
NEB: Ben Gregory 1 run (kick blocked) 1:17
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Bomberger 31 field goal 1:11

                       NEB      KSU
First downs ..........  19        8
Rushing net  ...... 53-114    38-15
Passing net .......... 201      104
  Comp-Att-Int ... 20-34-1   9-18-1
Total offense ..... 85-315   56-119
Return yardage ........ 72       57
Punts-Avg. ........ 7-34.7  10-44.3
Fumbles lost ........... 2        0
Penalized-yards ..... 6-53     4-40

RUSHING
NEB: D.Davis 19-59, Gregory 14-46, Orduna 10-10, Penney 1-4, Patrick 9-minus-5.

KSU: C.Davis 23-34, Brown 1-3, Lawson 3-3, Cain 5-minus-2, Nossek 6-minus-23.

PASSING
NEB: Patrick 20-34-1 201.
KSU: Nossek 9-18-1 104.

RECEIVING
NEB: Richnafsky 14-145, D.Davis 2-21, Penney 1-20, Orduna 1-8, Topliff 1-4, Morrison 1-3.

KSU: Jones 6-76, Strozier 2-12, Balducci 1-16.

PUNTING
NEB: Stephenson 7-34.7.
KSU: Coble 10-44.3.

PUNT RETURNS
NEB: Larson 5-52.

KICKOFF RETURNS
NEB: Orduna 1-20.
KSU: Borota 3-51.

TACKLES (UT-AT)
NEB: Qynn 1-2, Patton 3-0, Meylan 5-5, McCord 1-3, Zimmer 3-1, Alvarez 7-4, Geddes 1-1, Fiala 3-2, Hawkins 2-1, Stephenson 3-0, Meagher 2-2, Green 1-0, Larson 0-3.

KSU: Kennedy 4-5, Salat 2-1, Austin 1-10, Eckardt 2-8, Lankas 4-11, Goyne 5-4, Bowen 2-2, Marn 0-3, Rhodes 6-1, Duncan 4-3, Borota 6-6, Kraft 0-1, Hanney 1-2, Walczak 1-0, Schmipf 0-1, Rice 2-0, Stull 1-0, Moore 0-1, Rosselo 0-1, Strozier 0-1.

FUMBLES RECOVERED
NEB: Patrick 2, Richnafsky 1, Brichacek 1.
KSU: Eckardt 2, Davis 1.

PASSES INTERCEPTED
NEB: Larson 1.
KSU: Borotta 1.

KICKS BLOCKED
KSU: Kennedy 1.

Attendance: 20,180

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Recap

Late drive, Bomberger’s kick stave off upset

Bill Bomberger kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:11 left in the game to give Nebraska a 16-14 decision over a fired-up Kansas State team on the rain-drenched Wildcat turf.

Bomberger’s boot capped a great Husker comeback, accomplished largely via the passing of Frank Patrick and the catching of Dennis Richnafsky after Kansas State had jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Fumbles by Patrick (at the NU 11) and Ben Gregory (on a punt at the NU 39) gave the Wildcats two giant chances in the first 12 minutes, and they capitalized on both, Cornelius Davis blasting from the one each time.

But the Cornhuskers regained the initiative as the Patrick-Richnafsky duo went to work. When it was over, Richnafsky had set a Big 8 record of 14 catches for 145 yards.

Nebraska scored in the second quarter on a 48-yard driveto cut the halftime gap to 14-7. In the third quarter, the Huskers went 38 yards, mostly on power thrusts by Dick Davis and Ben Gregory, with the latter scoring from the one. But Bomberger’s PAT try was partially blocked, leaving the Huskers trailing 14-13.

Late in the game, the Scarlets got the ball on their own 15 and marched to the Wildcat nine before stalling. Then Bomberger booted the clincher, and win No. 3 was wrapped up.

Recap source: 1968 media guide

1967 Nebraska-Kansas State football photoNebraska’s Ivan Zimmer (86) and Mike Wynn pull down KSU quarterback Bill Nossek. The Wichita Eagle Newspapers.com

H’Max notes
  • Richnafsky’s initial totals of 13 catches for 137 yards were amended two days later when it was determined a fourth-down catch for eight yards on the game-winning drive had been erroneously listed as a KSU penalty.
  • The win was coach Bob Devaney’s 50th at Nebraska.
  • Holder Ernie Sigler blamed himself for the blocked extra point, saying he mishandled the snap from center.
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Pregame & team info
1967 schedule
05/06 Reds 16, Whites 14
09/16 @ Washington W 17-7
09/30 Minnesota W 7-0
10/07 @ Kansas St. W 16-14
10/14 @ Kansas L 0-10
10/21 Colorado L 16-21
10/28 @ TCU W 29-0
11/04 Iowa St. W 12-0
11/11 Oklahoma St. W 9-0
11/18 @ Missouri L 7-10
11/23 Oklahoma L 14-21
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