Nebraska 17
Washington 7

Sep. 16, 1967 - 4 p.m. Central
Husky Stadium | Seattle, WA
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 17 0 0 17
Washington 0 7 0 0 7
Second Quarter
NU: Dick Davis 1 run (Bill Bomberger kick)  12:52
NU: Frank Patrick 1 run (Bomberger kick) 9:09
UW: Tom Sparlin 48 run (Martin kick) 8:07
NU: Bomberger 20 field goal, 0:26

                      NU       UW
First downs ......... 19        8
 Rushing ............ 10        5
 Passing ............. 7        2
 Penalty ............. 2        1
Rushing net ..... 62-209   37-120
Passing net ......... 92       69
 Comp-Att-Int.... 9-26-0   5-15-2
Total offense ... 88-301   52-189
Punts-Avg. ...... 7-31.7   6-36.5
Yards penalized ... 7-73     5-75
Fumbles-lost ....... 5-3      1-1

RUSHING
NU: Gregory 19-63; Orduna 13-60; Davis 13-45; Green 5-17; Patrick 8-15; Penney 2-7; Ziegler 1-2; Yannon 1-0.

UW: Sparlin 11-47; Wea 9-38; Cope 5-15; Verti 3-12; McCabe 6-6; Wojciechowski 2-4; Manke 1-(-2).

PASSING
NU: Patrick 9/24, 92 yds; Fierro 0/2, 0 yds
UW: Sparlin 5/15, 69 yds

RECEIVING
NU: Morrison 4-65; Davis 3-4; Penney 1-13; Richnafsky 1-10.
UW: Cope 3-43; Wea 1-17; Wood 1-9.

PUNTING
NU: Stephenson 7-31.7
UW: Martin 6-36.5

COMPLETE STATS & PLAY-BY-PLAY

Attendance: 57,481

Coverage

Recap

Huskers open with road win over Huskies

Rebuilding Nebraska was really an unknown quantity against favored Washington in the 1967 opener, but the Cornhuskers pulled off a 17-7 victory in rousing fashion before 57,481 fans.

Recovering a fumbled punt in the first quarter, the Huskers drove 33 yards to score in nine plays. The next time they got the ball, rookie quarterback Frank Patrick – with the aid of a 31-yard pass to Dennis Morrison – took the Scarlets 43 yards to score in another nine plays.

But the Huskies weren’t stunned by a 14-0 deficit and three plays after the kickoff, quarterback Tom Sparlin tore through Nebraska’s vaunted defense 48 yards for a TD.

Bill Bomberger’s 20-yard field goal just before the half wound up the scoring.

Recap source: 1968 media guide

Game stories
H’Max notes
  • Nebraska’s second touchdown drive covered 43 yards in eight plays and was aided by a Washing­ton piling-on penalty after Dick Davis was thrown for a six-yard loss on third and 10. That set up a fourth and one at the Washington 34, and Patrick got the first down on a quarterback sneak.
  • After recovering a fumble at the Nebraska 31 early in the fourth quarter, Washington reached the Nebraska 18 but was stopped on fourth and three on a tackle by middle guard Wayne Meylan, who was named national lineman of the week.
  • The temperature in Seattle at game time was an unusually toasty 85, and a UW official said the field-level thermometer hit 105.
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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