Nebraska 50
Kansas St. 21

Nov. 17, 1973 • 1:30 p.m. Central
KSU Stadium • Manhattan, KS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 10 13 7 20 50
Kansas St. 0 0 14 7 21
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John Dutton takes down KSU junior quarterback Steve Grogan. | From 1974 media guide
First quarter
NEB: Rich Sanger 30 field goal, 4:50
NEB: Tony Davis 6 run (Sanger kick) 0:35
Second quarter
NEB: Dave Humm 1 run (Sanger kick) 12:09
NEB: Davis 4 run (Sanger kick blocked) 2:48
Third quarter
KSU: Isaac Jackson 29 run (Keith Brumley kick) 12:14
KSU: Jackson 1 run (Brumley kick) 8:09
NEB: John O'Leary 5 run (Sanger kick) 0:18
Fourth quarter
KSU: Fred Rothwell 52 run with recovered fumble (Brumley kick) 12:34
NEB: Davis 4 run (Sanger kick) 7:42
NEB: Dave Shamblin 31 pass from Steve Runty (Sanger kick) 4:00
NEB: Earl Everett 36 run (Sanger kick blocked) 1:55

                         NEB      KSU
First Downs .........     24        8
Rushing, Net ........ 71-434   50-234
Passing, Net ........    178       28
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 7-16-1    2-8-2
Total Offense ....... 87-612   58-262
Return Yards ........     35       33
Pungs-Average .......   1-51     5-37
Fumbles-Lost ........    3-3      4-3
Penalized-Yards .....   7-72     4-30

RUSHING
NEB: Davis 21-111, O'Leary 17-100, Powell 8-89, Damkroger 10-47, Everett 1-36, Bahe 6-33, Mushinskie 1-13, Goeller 3-8, Westbrook 2-6, Humm 1-1, Runty 1-minus-10. 

KSU: Jackson 23, 108, Rothwell 1-52, Grogan 13-30, Calhoun 9-26, Johndrow 2-13, Specht 1-3, Holman 2-2.

PASSING
NEB: Humm 4-12-1 76, Runty 2-3-0 51, Bahe 1-1-0 51.

KSU: Grogan 2-8-2 28.

RECEIVING
NEB: Shamblin 2-64, Bahe 2-37, Anderson 2-26, Longwell 1-51.

KSU: Childs 1-16, Peterson 1-12.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 42,000

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Ralph Powell
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Bob Thornton

Coverage

Recap
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Huskers run over Cats; second half gets sloppy

Sophomore l-backs Tony Davis and John O’Leary became the first two Huskers to rush for 100 yards or more in the same game as Nebraska bombed Kansas State, 50-21, to set up the Big Eight showdown against Oklahoma.

Tony Davis
Davis
John O'Leary
O’Leary
Tony Davis
Davis

Davis gained 111 yards on 21 carries for his fifth 100-yard day of the season, while O’Leary had his first 100-yard performance, getting an even 100 on 17 rushes. No. 2 fullback Ralph Powell nearly joined the group with a sterling eight carries for 89 yards — an 11.1 average — giving the trio of Husker backs an even 300 yards rushing.

John O'Leary
O’Leary

The Huskers thoroughly dominated the Wildcats, rolling up 612 yards – the second-largest total offense figure in Nebraska history – as they took a 23-0 halftime lead and went on to post their highest point total of the year.

Nebraska got on the board first with a 30-yard Rich Sanger field goal, then when the Wildcats’ Isaac Jackson bobbled a Sanger punt later in the opening stanza, Davis scored on a blast from the six to up the count to 10-0. Touchdowns by quarterback Dave Humm and Davis in the second period gave NU that 23-0 halftime lead, but a struggle started early in the second half.

The Huskers fumbled the ball away on their first two third-quarter possessions, and the ‘Cats converted on both opportunities to pull within 23-14. Jackson scored both TDs, on a 29-yard run and a one-yard plunge. K-State threatened again after an interception, but the Huskers’ Bob Thornton returned the favor with another interception. Nebraska then drove 54 yards in five plays, O’Leary going over from the five for a 30-14 lead.

K-State’s biggest play came when fullback Don Calhoun burst up the middle for seven yards and fumbled, but center Fred Rothwell scooped up the loose ball and ran the remaining 52 yards for the TD that made it Nebraska 50, Kansas State 21.

Source: 1974 media guide

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Pregame & team info
1973 schedule
05/05 Red 35, White 25
09/08 UCLA W 40-13
09/22 N.C. State W 31-14
09/29 Wisconsin W 20-16
10/06 @ Minnesota W 48-7
10/13 @ Missouri L 12-13
10/20 Kansas W 10-9
10/27 @ Oklahoma St. L 17-17
11/03 Colorado W 28-16
11/10 Iowa St. W 31-7
11/17 @ Kansas St. W 50-21
11/23 @ Oklahoma L 0-27
01/01 Texas W 19-3
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