Nebraska 65
Oklahoma St. 31

Oct. 24, 1970
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma St. 7 0 6 18 31
Nebraska 14 27 10 14 65

First Quarter
NEB - Orduna 3 run (Paul Rogers missed kick) 8:39
OSU - Graham 98 kickoff return (Pruss kick) 8:26
NEB - Adkins 57 int. return (Orduna pass from Brownson) 4:56
Second Quarter
NEB - Rogers 42 field goal, 12:22
NEB - Ingles 40 pass from Brownson (Rogers kick) 10:22
NEB - Orduna 2 run (Rogers kick) 5:34
NEB - Rodgers 66 punt return (Rogers kick) 4:03
NEB - Rogers 41 field goal, 0:00
Third Quarter
OSU - Eben 10 pass from Pounds (PAT failed) 12:23
NEB - Rogers 38 field goal, 6:15
NEB - Kinney 2 run (Rogers kick) 0:11
Fourth Quarter
OSU - Eben 35 pass from Pounds (PAT failed) 12:52
NEB - Cox 26 pass from Tagge (Rogers kick) 9:07
NEB - Decker 73 pass int. (Rogers kick) 8:16
OSU - Graham 13 pass from Pounds (PAT pass failed) 4:31
OSU - Graham 84 pass from Pounds (PAT failed) 0:00

                         OSU       NU
First Downs ............. 18       30     
Rushing, Net ...........  64      270     
Passing, Net ........... 329      275    
 Att-Comp-Int ...... 32-18-4  29-19-0  
Total Offense .......... 393      545    
Punts ................. 7-44     4-43
Fumbles lost ............. 0        0
Yards penalized ......... 23       88

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LEADING NU RUSHERS: 
 Bill Olds 7-62, Jeff Kinney 13-53, Joe Orduna 10-49.

LEADING NU PASSERS: Van Brownson 11 for 15 — 175 yds;
 Jerry Tagge 8 for 12 — 100 yds.

rogers_paul (1K) NU BACK OF GAME: Paul Rogers.
  Kicked FGs of 42, 41 and 38 yards, and six of
  seven PATs for 15 points to lead NU scoring.

  
newton (2K) NU LINEMAN OF GAME: Bob Newton.
  Outstanding job of blocking
  and pass protection.
  

Attendance: 67,822

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Stats & Recap

Piling up the most points since 1922, Nebraska had a field day in swamping Oklahoma State, 65-31, before the second-largest home crowd in history — 67,822 fans.

The Cornhuskers scored first, yielded briefly as Oklahoma State scored on a 98-yard kickoff return for a 7-6 lead, then ripped to a 41-7 halftime lead. After that it was a matter of the reserves logging time and the Cowboys trying to salvage some glory.

rodgers (1K)
Rodgers

NU’s 27-point blast in the second quarter killed the Cowboys. Nebraska used 50 players in the game that saw Joe Orduna score two TDs, Paul Rogers kick three field goals and six of seven PATS, and Johnny Rodgers return a punt 66 yards for a score.

The Huskers amassed 545 yards and only OSU’s late passing surge against Husker reserves enabled the Cowboys to get 393 yards. The Blackshirts held the Pokes to only 64 yards on the ground.

Thus, the No. 4-ranked Cornhuskers headed for the key showdown at Colorado with a sparkling 6-0-1 record.

H’MAX NOTES: OSU quarterback Tony Pounds, who entered the game as the Big Eight’s total offense and passing leader, was held to 17 yards passing in the first half. But in the second half alone, he set a Nebraska single-game opponent record for touchdown passes (4).

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