Nebraska 51
Kansas St. 0

Oct. 16, 1976 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas St. 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 10 20 14 7 51

1976 Nebraska-Kansas State Berns photoHusker sophomore Rick Berns rushed for 95 yards on 16 carries. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

First Quarter
NEB: Al Eveland 20 field goal, 13:35
NEB: Ken Spaeth 8 pass from Vince Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 5:14
Second Quarter
NEB: Bobby Thomas 15 pass from Ferragamo (Eveland kick) 13:54
NEB: Mark Dufresne 10 pass from Ferragamo (kick failed) 5:16
NEB: Thomas 13 run (Eveland kick) 1:01
Third Quarter
NEB: Thomas 5 pass Ferragamo (Eveland kick)  9:58
NEB: Dave Gillespie 2 run (Eveland kick) 5:54
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Dale Zabrocki 6 run (Eveland kick) 11:11

                             KSU     NEB
First Downs.................  9       28
Rushing, Net........... 39-(-45)  63-289
Passing, Net............... 126      186
  Comp-Att-Int ......... 9-23-1  15-30-3  
Total Offense............ 62-81   93-475
Punts-Avg. ............... 8-39     3-37
Fumbles-Lost .............. 6-5      3-2
Penalties-Yards .......... 4-44     7-85

Attendance: 76,150

LEADING NU RUSHERS: Berns 95, Byron Stewart 66
LEADING NU PASSER: Ferragamo 173

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF GAME: Ferragamo, Thomas
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Mike Fultz

Coverage

Recap

Huskers overwhelm Wildcats

Still hurting from the last two battles, an injury-riddled Nebraska team put up a super defensive effort and emerged with a 51-0 win over Kansas State in front of 76,150 Nebraska fans.

Nebraska was missing four starters, running backs Monte Anthony and Dodie Donnell, offensive guard Dan Schmidt and defensive end Tony Samuel.

The first play of the game was a sign of things to come when George Andrews forced a K-State fumble and Ron Pruitt recovered for the Huskers. Al Eveland kicked a 20-yard field goal, and the scoring circus was on.

Meanwhile, the Nebraska defense was setting a school record by holding Kansas State to minus-45 yards rushing. The Wildcats did not cross midfield until late in the third quarter when they picked off a Vince Ferragamo pass.

While Kansas State was having trouble getting out of its own backfield, Nebraska rolled up 186 yards passing and 289 yards rushing as 15 players carried the ball for the Huskers. Ferragamo tied the school record for touchdown passes the second time this season with TD strikes to Ken Spaeth, Mark Dufresne, and two to Bobby Thomas. Ferragamo hit on 14 of 25 passes for 173 yards.

Leading the defense was senior Mike Fultz with ten tackles, one for a 19-yard loss in which he forced and recovered a fumble.

Coach Tom Osborne used close to 80 players in the contest.

Pregame & team info
1976 schedule
05/01 Reds 26, Whites 29
09/11 @ LSU L 6-6
09/18 @ Indiana W 45-13
09/25 TCU W 64-10
10/02 Miami W 17-9
10/09 @ Colorado W 24-12
10/16 Kansas St. W 51-0
10/23 Missouri L 24-34
10/30 @ Kansas W 31-3
11/06 Oklahoma St. W 14-10
11/13 @ Iowa St. L 28-37
11/26 Oklahoma L 17-20
12/04 @ Hawaii W 68-3
12/31 Texas Tech W 27-24
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