Nebraska 51
Kansas St. 13

Nov. 14, 1970 • 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE
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First Quarter
NU: Johnny Rodgers 30 run (Paul Rogers kick) 12:48
NU: Joe Orduna 3 run (Rogers kick) 0:22
Second Quarter
KS: Mike Montgomery 9 pass from Lynn Dickey (Max Arreguin kick) 11:17
NU: Orduna 16 run (Rogers kick) 6:42
Third Quarter
NU: Rogers 23 field goal, 8:17
NU: Orduna 1 run (kick failed) 1:57
NU: Dan Schneiss 12 pass from Jerry Tagge (Rogers kick) 0:58
Fourth Quarter
NU: Orduna 2 run (Rogers kick) 13:15
NU: Dave Morock 43 pass interception (Rogers kick) 12:59
KS: Chris Chapin 1 run (pass failed) 5:07

                       KSU        NU
First Downs ........... 16        20     
Rushing, Net ....... 22-70    60-179     
Passing, Net ......... 255       182
  Att-Comp-Int ... 22-46-7   16-23-1  
Total Offense ..... 68-325    83-361
Return yardage ........ 37       189
Punts-average ....... 5-34      5-41
Fumbles lost ..........  1         0
Yards penalized ....... 89       131    

KSU: Butler 13-53; Hawthorne 4-15; Dickey 1-3; Chapin 1-1; Montgomery 3-(-2)

NEB: Orduna 27-105; Rodgers 4-41; Vactor 8-27; Schneiss 4-16; Kinney 2-10; Carstens 1-5; Hughes 1-1; Olds 1-0; Tagge 10-(-12), Brownson 2-(-14)

KSU: Dickey 47-22-7 255

NEB: Tagge 19-13-1 162; Brownson 4-3-0 20

KSU: Hawthorne 6-48; Goerger 5-93; Creed 3-43; Draper 3-26; Williams 1-16; Duckers 1-11; Montgomery 1-9; McLane 1-6; Butler 1-3.

NEB: Schneiss 4-33; Ingles 3-26; Orduna 3-12; List 2-31; Rodgers 1-60; Vactor 1-9; Cox 1-7; Carstens 1-4.


blahak (1K)NU BACK OF GAME: Joe Blahak.
Intercepted three Lynn Dickey passes to tie NU record and made six unassisted tackles. Return yardage of 116 yards included a 53-yard run.

murtaugh (1K)NU LINEMAN OF GAME: Jerry Murtaugh.
Supplied aggressive leadership for NU defense which clobbered league-leading K-State's attack. Made nine tackles and intercepted a pass in the first quarter to set up NU's first TD and launch the rout.

Attendance: 67,894



Huskers skin Wildcats with 7 interceptions

It was the Big 8 showdown of the year: unbeaten defending champion Nebraska vs. throne pretender Kansas State, and the Huskers were without starting quarterback Van Brownson for the second straight week.

Nebraska had the loop’s top offense and K-State came to town with the best defense, but the Huskers quickly de-clawed the Wildcats and coasted to a 51-13 victory and clinch at least a tie for the Big 8 title.

The Huskers’ performance was awesome and the obliteration of star quarterback Lynn Dickey and the ‘Cats was stunning. Nebraska drilled K-State for 361 yards, while holding the Wildcats to 70 yards on the ground. NU quarterback Jerry Tagge hit 13 of 19 passes for 162 yards, including a 60-yarder to Johnny Rodgers.

Dickey hit 22 of 46 passes for 255 yards, but a sensational NU secondary intercepted a record seven passes to completely derail the visitors.

Nebraska jumped to a 7-0 lead as Johnny Rodgers ran 30 yards for a TD on the first play after Jerry Murtaugh intercepted Dickey just after the game opened. It was 14-0 at the quarter and 21-7 at halftime. But the Huskers really exploded in the third quarter to open a 37-7 lead. During a 3:58 span, Nebraska ran up 27 points to jump from 24-7 to 51-7.

Joe Orduna scored four TDs for the Huskers, who ran their season record to 9-0-1 and set the stage for the championship game with Oklahoma.

Joe Orduna TD
Orduna rushed for 105 yards

Joe Blahak had three of the Huskers’ seven pass pickoffs. His 53-yard interception return late in the third quarter sparked Nebraska’s 27-point explosion. … KSU fullback Mike Montgomery was ejected for punching backfield judge Wayne Cooley in the back late in the second quarter. Montgomery felt he had been interfered with on a fourth-down pass play. … Sports Illustrated said of the Huskers: “Now it is becoming apparent even outside Nebraska that they just might be the No. 1 team in the land.”

The Orange Bowl extended an invitation to the Huskers after the game, and the Huskers accepted it the next day. … A student assistant in the Nebraska athletic department was fired after selling two dozen press-box passes to fans outside the stadium for about $15 apiece. “I began to wonder what was going on when we started running out of food for the press luncheon so early,” said sports information director Don Bryant. …

K-State tied for second in the league at 5-2 and finished 6-5 overall – one of only two winning years in a 36-season stretch from 1955 through 1990.

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1970 schedule
05/09Reds 23, Whites 3
09/12Wake ForestW 36-12
09/19@ S. CaliforniaT 21-21
09/26ArmyW 28-0
10/03@ MinnesotaW 35-10
10/10MissouriW 21-7
10/17@ KansasW 41-20
10/24Oklahoma St.W 65-31
10/31@ ColoradoW 29-13
11/07@ Iowa St.W 54-29
11/14Kansas St.W 51-13
11/21OklahomaW 28-21
01/01LSUW 17-12
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