Nebraska 16
Kansas 0

Oct. 11, 1975 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 3 3 3 7 16
First quarter
NU: Mike Coyle 38 field goal, 5:02
Second quarter
NU: Coyle 22 field goal, 1:06
Third quarter
NU: Coyle 31 field goal, 9:53
Fourth quarter
NU: Brad Jenkins 26 pass from Terry Luck (Coyle kick) 12:00

                        KU        NU
First Downs ............ 7        23
Rushing Net ....... 47-121    59-258
Passing Net ........... 56       139
 Comp-Att-Int ..... 2-10-0   13-23-1
Total Offense ..... 57-177    72-397
Punts-Avg ........... 10-45     5-44
Fumbles-Lost ......... 6-1       4-1
Penalties ........... 2-13      3-35

RUSHING
KU: Cromwell 19-62; Wright 6-21; L.Smith 9-20; Banks 6-18; Campfield 4-10; Sharp 1-minus-1; W.Smith 2-minus-2; Vicendese 1-minus-7.

NU: Craig 8-77; Anthony 15-72; O'Leary 12-51; Davis 11-50; Gillespie 7-15; Heiser 1-7; Higgs 2-4; Ferragamo 2-minus-9; Luck 1-minus-9.

PASSING
KU: Cromwell 2-4-0 56; McMichael 0-6-0 0.

NU: Ferragamo 9-16-1 87; Luck 4-7-0 52.

RECEIVING
KU: W.Smith 1-50; Michaels 1-6.

NU: Thomas 5-39; Mushinskie 3-22; Heiser 1-22; Jenkins 1-21; O'Leary 1-9; Anthony 1-5.

ADDITIONAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 76,285

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE GAME
  Offense: Curtis Craig
  Defense: Bob Martin

Coverage

Recap
Ray Phillips blocks a FG
Ray Phillips blocks KU’s field goal attempt at the end of the first half.

Huskers shut down KU’s wishbone

Behind a great Black Shirt defensive effort that halted Kansas’ wishbone and quarterback Nolan Cromwell, Nebraska opened the Big 8 season with a 16-0 win over the Jayhawks.

It was a defensive struggle throughout, with Kansas’ defenders holding the Huskers to two first-half field goals. KU threatened to score at the end of the half, when the Jayhawks tried a 24-yard field goal with one second left. But as the ball sailed towards the uprights, NU defensive end Ray Phillips blocked the kick, giving the Huskers a 6-0 halftime lead.

The Huskers scored another field goal in the third period and added a final touchdown in the fourth, behind the passing of Terry Luck, who came in for starter Vince Ferragamo.

The Black Shirts held KU to 121 yards rushing and limited Cromwell to 62 yards on 19 carries. Overall, the Jayhawks could generate only 177 total offensive yards.

Nebraska, now sporting a 5-0 mark, took to the road for the first time in 1975 to face the fierce Oklahoma State Cowboys.

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1975 schedule
05/03 Reds 6, Whites 20
09/13 LSU W 10-7
09/20 Indiana W 45-0
09/27 TCU W 56-14
10/04 Miami W 31-16
10/11 Kansas W 16-0
10/18 @ Oklahoma St. W 28-20
10/25 Colorado W 63-21
11/01 @ Missouri W 30-7
11/08 @ Kansas St. W 12-0
11/15 Iowa St. W 52-0
11/22 Oklahoma L 10-35
12/26 @ Arizona St. L 14-17
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