Nebraska 41
Kansas 20

Oct. 17, 1970 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lawrence, KS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 14 7 10 41
Kansas 6 14 0 0 20
First Quarter
NU: Dan Schneiss 2 run (Paul Rogers kick) 13:18
NU: Paul Rogers 28 field goal, 1:22
KU: Vince O'Neill 96 kickoff return (kick failed) 1:09
Second Quarter
KU: John Riggins 2 run (Bob Helmbacher kick) 13:23
KU: Dan Heck 1 run (Helmbacher kick) 9:28
NU: Guy Ingles 80 pass from Van Brownson (Rogers kick) 9:17
NU: Brownson 15 run (Rogers kick) 3:23
Third Quarter
NU: Johnny Rodgers 5 pass from Brownson (Rogers kick) 3:08
Fourth Quarter
NU: Brownson 3 run (Rogers kick) 13:22
NU: Rogers 32 field goal, 8:40

                        NU       KU
First Downs ........... 23       16
Rushing, Net ......... 286      247
Passing, Net ......... 229      127
 Att-Comp-Int .... 19-12-0   21-9-3
Total Offense ........ 515      374
Fumbles lost ........... 0        0
Punts-average ..... 5-40.8   6-38.1
Yards penalized ....... 74       52

RUSHING
NU: Orduna 16-67, Brownson 12-59, Schneiss 13-53, Rodgers 4-50, Kinney 7-47, Vactor 4-11.

KU: Conley 10-91, Riggins 18-76, Nelloms 3-34, Heck 11-30, O'Neil 2-19, Jessie 1-15, Turner 1-1, Jones 3-(-19)

PASSING
NU: Brownson 10-15-183; Tagge 2-3-46, B. Jones 0-1-0.

KU: Heck 7-13-63, 3 INT; R. Jones 2-8-64

RECEIVING
NU: Ingles 3-133, Rodgers 3-28, List 2-26, Kinney 1-22, Schneiss 1-11, Orduna 1-7, Vactor 1-2

KU: Foster 4-66, Jessie 3-62, Brown 1-2, Riggins 1-(-3)

PUNTING
NU: Hughes 5-40.8
KU: Leippman 6-38.1

KICKOFF RETURNS
NU: Rodgers 1-24; Kinney 1-22
KU: Riggins 4-70; O'Neill 2-112; Jessie 1-19

PUNT RETURNS
NU: Rodgers 3-21
KU: Conley 2-8; Adams 1-3


MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS


brownson (1K)NU BACK OF GAME: Van Brownson.
Hit 10 of 15 passes for 183 yards in first 1970 start. Two TD passes, the first an 80-yarder to put NU back in game in second quarter.

  
newton (2K)NU LINEMAN OF GAME: Bob Newton.
Third nomination, for another great blocking performance. Huskers ran through Newton-opened holes during first-half comeback.

  
Attendance: 50,000

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Recap
Larry Jacobson
Larry Jacobson pressures KU quarterback Dan Heck.

Cornhuskers brush off Jayhawks’ surge

Nebraska’s Cornhuskers, stunned by a sudden Jayhawk surge, had to fight from behind to thrash Kansas, 41-20, before 50,000 noisy fans.

dave morock
Morock

Husker Dave Morock intercepted a Jayhawk pass on the second play of the game and in four plays Nebraska led, 7-0. Late in the first quarter, Paul Rogers kicked a 28-yard field goal and it looked like a cakewalk.

Then Kansas ran wild for 20 points in less than seven minutes and Nebraska was down 20-10. Vince O’Neill ignited the Hawks with a 96-yard kickoff return, while John Riggins and Dan Heck each scored to give KU upset hopes with 9:28 left in the half.

But Nebraska rose to the challenge and had the Jayhawks reeling by halftime — Van Brownson hit Guy Ingles with an 80-yard TD pass to get NU rolling and the Big Red added a 73-yard drive to take a 24-20 lead at halftime.

Nebraska added two TDs and another field goal in the second half to wrap up the Huskers’ second Big 8 win and a 5-0-1 season mark.

H’MAX NOTES: Riggins’ touchdown followed KU’s recovery of an onside kick on the Nebraska 43. … Heck’s touchdown capped a 68-yard KU drive. … All of Kansas’ scoring occurred in a span of 6:41.

 

1970 Nebraska-Kansas, Brownson photo verticalVan Brownson is spilled for no gain by KU’s Don Perkins · Chicago Tribune · Newspapers.com

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05/09 Reds 23, Whites 3
09/12 Wake Forest W 36-12
09/19 @ S. California T 21-21
09/26 Army W 28-0
10/03 @ Minnesota W 35-10
10/10 Missouri W 21-7
10/17 @ Kansas W 41-20
10/24 Oklahoma St. W 65-31
10/31 @ Colorado W 29-13
11/07 @ Iowa St. W 54-29
11/14 Kansas St. W 51-13
11/21 Oklahoma W 28-21
01/01 LSU W 17-12
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