Nebraska 55
Kansas 0

Oct. 16, 1971 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 14 14 13 14 55

1971 Nebraska-Kansas, Jeff Kinney TDJeff Kinney dives for the Huskers’ first score. · Des Moines Register · Newspapers.com

First Quarter
NU: Jeff Kinney 1 run (Rich Sanger kick) 7:50
NU: Gary Dixon  1 run (Sanger kick) 2:40
Second Quarter
NU: Jerry Tagge 1 run (Sanger kick) 4:19
NU: Johnny Rodgers 37 pass from Tagge (Sanger kick) 1:33
Third Quarter
NU: Kinney 66 run (Sanger kick) 10:58
NU: Rodgers 13 run (kick failed) 5:57
Fourth Quarter
NU: Van Brownson 1 run (Sanger kick) 2:15
NU: Pat Fischer 14 pass interception (Sanger kick) 2:02

                          KU          NU
First Downs .............. 7          23
Rushing, net ...... 35-(-42)      67-411
Passing, net ............ 98         127
  Comp.-Att.-Int. ... 7-21-3     12-25-2
Total offense ........ 56-56      92-538
Return yards ............. 8          20
Fumbles lost ............. 5           1
Punts-average ........ 11-40        2-37
Yards penalized ......... 35          97

RUSHING
KU: O'Neill 6-14; Conley 5-9; Nelloms 9-1; Heck 3-minus-3; Williams 2-minus-3; Turner 1-minus-16; Jaynes 9-minus-44.

NU: Kinney 15-104; Dixon 16-104; Olds 10-75; Rodgers 3-47; Goeller 6-33; List 1-18; Damkroger 2-18; Butts 5-18; Carstens 1-11; Brownson 2-3; Tagge 6-minus-20.

PASSING
KU: Jaynes 21-7-3 98.

NU: Tagge 18-10-1 108; Brownson 7-2-1 19.

RECEIVING
KU: Schroll 3-58; Foster 2-16; Conley 1-19; O'Neill 1-5.

NU: Kinney 3-21; Cox 2-26; Rodgers 1-37; Garson 1-13; F.Anderson 1-9; List 1-8; Carstens 1-6; Damkorger 1-2.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 68,331 (record)

Coverage

Recap

Husker defense shuts down Jayhawks

Nebraska’s Black Shirts went on a record rampage and the offense waltzed on a Field Day as the Cornhuskers blasted Kansas, 55-0.

It was Nebraska’s 25th straight without a defeat and the Black Shirts’ second straight Big 8 shutout. So potent was the NU defense that Kansas was held to a record minus-42 yards rushing and just 56 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, Nebraska’s offense went on a swinging spree. The Huskers rushed for 411 yards and had a 538-56 total-offense bulge on the Jayhawks.

Jeff Kinney scored TDs on runs of one and 66 yards, Johnny Rodgers caught a 37-yard TD pass and ran 13 yards for another, QBs Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson each plunged for a score, and Gary Dixon got his fourth TD of the season.

The capper came when Pat Fischer — the fifth family member to play for the Cornhuskers (son of Coach Cletus Fischer) — intercepted a Jayhawk pass and returned it 14 yards to score.

H’MAX NOTES: The Jayhawks’ initial first down didn’t come until the third quarter. … Defensive plays — a Bob Terrio interception and a forced fumble by Dick Rupert — set up two of the Huskers’ first-half touchdowns. … It was Nebraska’s largest margin of victory in the 78-game series. … The previous rushing-defense record was minus-17 yards against South Dakota State in 1963.

Recap source: 1971 media guide

1971 Nebraska-Kansas, Rich Glover and David JaynesKansas’ David Jaynes loses the ball in the first quarter. · Atlanta Constitution · Newspapers.com

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1971 schedule
05/08 Reds 64, Whites 21
09/11 Oregon W 34-7
09/18 Minnesota W 35-7
09/25 Texas A&M W 34-7
10/02 Utah St. W 42-6
10/09 @ Missouri W 36-0
10/16 Kansas W 55-0
10/23 @ Oklahoma St. W 41-13
10/30 Colorado W 31-7
11/06 Iowa St. W 37-0
11/13 @ Kansas St. W 44-17
11/25 @ Oklahoma W 35-31
12/04 @ Hawaii W 45-3
01/01 Alabama W 38-6
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