Defense delivers for Huskers in Manhattan
Nebraska’s defensive Black Shirts put the clamps on Lynn Dickey and the high-riding Kansas State Wildcats, and fullback Dan Schneiss sparked an offensive comeback that brought the Huskers a thrilling 10-7 win.
Some 40,000 fans jammed K-State’s new stadium and the Wildcats, averaging 35 points per game, struck early. Dickey engineered an 80-yard drive that was helped by a pass interference call at the NU 6. Mack Herron scored for a 7-0 lead.
But Nebraska’s Black Shirts slammed the door from that point on. In the third quarter Van Brownson came in to relieve Jerry Tagge and the Huskers marched into field goal territory. Paul Rogers hit his sixth field goal of the season, tying the NU record, and his 39-yarder cut the Wildcat lead to 7-3 with 6:32 left in the third quarter.
The second time the Huskers got the ball in the fourth quarter, Schneiss went to work. Helped by a Jim McFarland block, Dan tore 34 yards to the KSU 14 and on the next play he caught a 12-yard pass to set up the clincher. Brownson sneaked over for the winning TD with 12:08 left in the game.
Nebraska’s defense took over and blunted the Wildcats at every turn. K-State wound up on the NU six as time ran out, and the Huskers headed for Oklahoma with a chance to tie for the Big 8 title.
Recap source: 1970 media guide
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