Nebraska 12
Kansas St. 0

Nov. 8, 1975 - 1:30 p.m. Central
KSU Stadium | Manhattan, KS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 9 0 3 0 12
Kansas St. 0 0 0 0 0

1975 Monte Anthony football Nebraska @ KSUMonte Anthony absorbs a hit from KSU safety Jim Lembright. · Manhattan Mercury · Newspapers.com

First quarter
NU: Tony Davis 8 pass from Vince
    Ferragamo (kick failed) 8:23
NU: Mike Coyle 24 field goal, 2:38
Third quarter
NU: Coyle 22 field goal) 8:28

                     NU      KSU
First Downs ........ 20        6
Rushing, Net ... 67-267    42-84
Passing, Net ...... 105       47
 Comp-Att-Int .. 7-18-0   4-14-1
Total Offense .. 85-373   56-131
Return yards ....... 48       -2
Fumbles-Lost ...... 1-1      1-0
Penalties-Yds .... 4-53     5-59

RUSHING
NEB: Anthony 24-107; Davis 16-74; O'Leary 18-63; Ferragamo 4-17; Craig 3-12; Donnell 1-4; Thomas 1-minus-10.

KSU: Mack 10-45; Cox 14-31; Scobey 7-28; Jones 2-14; Edwards 1-minus-6; Hatcher 8-minus-28.

PASSING
NEB: Ferragamo 7-18-0 105.

KSU: Mack 3-8-1 37; Hatcher 1-6-0 10.

RECEIVING
NEB: Davis 3-45; Thomas 1-28; Shamblin 1-14; Heiser 1-13; O'Leary 1-5.

KSU: Searcy 1-16; King 1-12; Edwards 1-10; Wade 1-9.

ADDITIONAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 41,300

NU PLAYERS OF GAME
  Offense: Monte Anthony
  Defense: Clete Pillen and Jim Wightman

Coverage

Recap
Jim Wightman in pursuit
Jim Wightman pursues a Wildcat.

1975 Nebraska-Kansas State, Wightman photoJim Wightman stops KSU’s Kerwin Cox for a short gain. · Manhattan Mercury · Newspapers.com

Huskers put clamps on ‘Cats

In a classic defensive struggle, Nebraska’s Black Shirts against Kansas State’s Purple Pride, the Huskers defeated the Wildcats 12-0 for their ninth win of the 1975 season.

The Cornhuskers scored 9 tough points in the first quarter, on a Vince Ferragamo to Tony Davis pass and a Mike Coyle field goal. After that, both defenses stiffened and the half ended with NU leading, 9-0.

In the third quarter, the Huskers added a field goal to complete their scoring, while the defenses continued their battle for the rest of the day. Overall, the Black Shirts held KSU to 131 yards total offense. The Huskers also intercepted a KSU pass.

Defensive performers pacing NU were linebackers Clete Pillen and Jim Wightman. Pillen was in on 15 total tackles, including six unassisted, while Wightman was in on 14 tackles, four of them unassisted. KSU’s standout was linebacker Gary Spani, who had 19 total tackles, seven unassisted, and dropped Huskers three times behind the line for a loss of 15 yards.

Nebraska next took a 9-0 record and a 5-0 conference mark, against the Iowa State Cyclones.

Recap source: 1976 media guide

1975 Nebraska-Kansas State, Bob MartinBob Martin bears down on KSU’s Joe Hatcher. · Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

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Pregame & team info
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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