Nebraska 34
Oklahoma St. 0

Oct. 28, 1972 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 13 0 7 14 34
Johnny Rodgers vs. Daryll Stewart

Johnny Rodgers tries to elude OSU cornerback Daryll Stewart. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
First Quarter
NU: Rich Sanger 21 field goal, 11:47
NU: Johnny Rodgers 19 pass from Dave Humm (Sanger kick) 9:54
NU: Sanger 27 field goal, 0:42
Third Quarter
NU: Bob Revelle 8 pass from Humm (Sanger kick)  12:23
Fourth Quarter
NU: Rodgers 17 run (Sanger kick) 14:02
NU: Ritch Bahe 20 pass from Steve Runty (Sanger kick) 0:39

                        OSU       NU
First Downs ............. 6       29
Rushing, Net  ...... 46-134   57-228
Passing, Net  .........  71      338
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 7-23-0  18-40-4
Total Offense  ..... 69-205   97-556
Return Yards ........... 37       16
Punts-Avg. .......... 15-34     5-45
Fumbles-Lost .......... 3-1      2-1
Penalties-Yards ...... 3-35     1-15

Attendance: 76,432

LEADING NU RUSHERS:
 Gary Dixon 42, Steve Runty 41.
LEADING NU PASSER:
 Dave Humm 15 of 32 - 271.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
 Dave Humm  - 249.

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Johnny Rodgers.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Joe Blahak.

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Recap

Huskers blank fourth foe in a row

Nebraska met its toughest hurdle since the opening game with UCLA by blocking Oklahoma State, 34-0, before a Homecoming crowd of 76,432.

It was the Huskers’ fourth straight shutout, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished at Nebraska since 1937. Oklahoma State had a 4-2 record and had knocked off national contender Colorado, 31-7, but the Cowboys were no match for the fired-up Cornhuskers.

The Husker offense had its biggest yardage production of the season with 566 yards, while the defense held OSU to 205 yards, 134 rushing and 71 passing.

Joe Blahak was the defensive star of the day, knocking down five OSU passes and making six tackles from his snap-the-wishbone safety position.

Offensively, it was another big day for Dave Humm and Johnny Rodgers. Humm hit 15 of 32 passes for 271 yards and two TDs, while Rodgers caught seven passes for 124 yards and one TD.

With a 6-1 record, 3-0 Big 8 record, No. 3 national ranking and four straight shutouts going for them, the Cornhuskers were ready to invade Colorado for the second straight conference showdown.

Recap source: 1973 media guide

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1972 schedule
05/06 Reds 19, Whites 21
09/09 @ UCLA L 17-20
09/16 Texas A&M W 37-7
09/23 @ Army W 77-7
09/30 Minnesota W 49-0
10/14 Missouri W 62-0
10/21 @ Kansas W 56-0
10/28 Oklahoma St. W 34-0
11/04 @ Colorado W 33-10
11/11 @ Iowa St. L 23-23
11/18 Kansas St. W 59-7
11/23 Oklahoma L 14-17
01/01 Notre Dame W 40-6
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