Missouri 10
Nebraska 7

Nov. 18, 1967 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Faurot Field | Columbia, MO
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 0 0 0 7
Missouri 0 3 0 7 10
First Quarter
NU: Joe Orduna 34 pass from Frank Patrick (Bomberger kick) 7:30
Second Quarter
MU: Wallace 45 field goal, 4:48
Fourth Quarter
MU: Jon Staggers 38 pass from Garnett Phelps (Wallace kick) 14:01

                        NU       MU
First downs ...........  9       11
Rushing net ........ 44-11   56-140
Passing net .......... 161       70
  Comp-Att-Int ... 12-22-1   3-14-0
Total offense ..... 66-172   70-210
Return yardage ........ 84       63
Punts-Avg .......... 10-37    10-36
Fumbles lost ........... 0        3
Yards penalized ....... 11       15

RUSHING
NU: Davis 13-35, Orduna 10-16, Gregory 12-11, Patrick 9-minus-51.

MU: Staggers 15-42, Moore 8-30, Lischner 11-29, McBride 9-22, Kombrink 10-14, Ewing 1-3, Phelps 3-0.

PASSING
NU: Patrick 12-20-0 161, Gregory 0-1-0 0, Sigler 0-1-1 0.

MU: Phelps 1-2-0 38, Kombrink 2-10-0 32, Staggers 0-1-0 0.

RECEIVING
NU: Orduna 3-44, Richmafsky 2-39, Davis 2-29, Topliff 2-21, Morrison 1-18, Gregory 2-10. 

MU: Weber 2-16, Staffers 1-38.

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Attendance: 55,504
1967 Nebraska-Missouri football, Joe Orduna and John DouglasJoe Orduna eludes Missouri’s John Douglas for a short gain around end. The Sedalia (Mo.) Democrat • Newspapers.com

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Recap

Tigers’ defense stifles Huskers’ ground game

A 38-yard touchdown pass from Garnett Phelps to Jon Staggers at the start of the final quarter gave Missouri a come-from-behind victory over Nebraska, 10-7.

With 55,504 fans on hand at Missouri’s Faurot Field, Nebraska carried the fight to the Tigers all day, jumping to an early lead before the game became a tenacious defensive struggle.

Thanks to a 30-yard pass to Dennis Richnafsky and a 31-yard TD fling to Joe Orduna, Frank Patrick got the Huskers on the scoreboard, 7-0, with 7:30 gone in the first quarter. But Nebraska couldn’t break through the stubborn Tiger defense again and managed only 11 yards rushing for the game, lowest ever for a Bob Devaney-coached team.

Missouri cut the gap in the second period when Jay Wallace kicked a 45-yard field goal. It looked like Nebraska’s great defense might hang on to preserve the win, but three plays into the final quarter, disaster struck. All America Wayne Meylan almost nailed Phelps for a loss, but he got the ball airborne. At the goal line, Staggers stretched out through the air between two defenders and snared the ball for the game-winning touchdown.

It was the Tigers’ first win against Nebraska since 1962.

Recap source: 1968 media guide

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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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