Nebraska 10
Kansas St. 7

Nov. 15, 1969 • 1:30 p.m. Central
KSU Stadium •Manhattan, KS
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1969 Nebraska vs Kansas State football, Dana Stephenson tackleDana Stephenson tackles KSU’s Bob Long at the NU 6 in the game’s final seconds. The Wildcats were unable to get off another snap before time expired. · The Lincoln Star ·

First Quarter
KSU: Mack Herron 3 run (Max Arreguin kick) 2:48
Third Quarter
NEB: Paul Rogers 39 field goal, 6:25
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Van Brownson 1 run (Rogers kick) 12:08

                        NU       KSU
First Downs ........... 21        18
Rushing, Net ...... 48-154     40-73
Passing Net .......... 177       216
  Att-Comp-Int ... 16-37-2   19-35-1
Total Offense ..... 85-331    75-289
Punts-Avg ........... 7-49      9-41
Fumbles lost ........... 1         2
Yards penalized ....... 58        15

LEADING NU RUSHERS: Schneiss 92, Jeff Hughes 37.
LEADING NU PASSERS: Brownson 11 for 21 - 113, Tagge 5 for 16—64.
NU BACK OF THE GAME: Dan Schneiss. Ran for 92 yards and caught three passes for 44. Punted seven times for 49.1 average. Set up go-ahead TD in final quarter with 34-yard run and 12-yard catch.
NU LINEMAN OF THE GAME: Bob Liggett. Made nine tackles, including one 9-yard loss for Lynn Dickey. Played key role in pass rush that kept pressure on Dickey.



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

1969 Nebraska defense vs Kansas State, photoEd Periard (56) and Jerry Murtaugh (42) team up to stop KSU’s Henry Hawthorne. 16 · The Lincoln Star ·

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1969 schedule
05/10White 10, Red 8
09/20Southern CalL 21-31
09/27Texas A&MW 14-0
10/04@ MinnesotaW 42-14
10/11@ MissouriL 7-17
10/18KansasW 21-17
10/25Oklahoma St.W 13-3
11/01ColoradoW 20-7
11/08Iowa St.W 17-3
11/15@ Kansas St.W 10-7
11/22@ OklahomaW 44-14
12/20GeorgiaW 45-6
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