Oklahoma 20
Nebraska 17

Nov. 26, 1976 - 1:20 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Oklahoma 7 0 0 13 20
Nebraska 0 3 14 0 17
First Quarter
OU: Elvis Peacock 1 run (Uwe von Schamann kick) 0:16
Second Quarter
NU: Al Eveland 33 field goal, 9:06
Third Quarter
NU: Curtis Craig 9 run (Eveland kick) 9:56
NU: Rick Berns 4 run (Eveland kick) 6:31
Fourth Quarter
OU: Peacock 50 run (run failed) 12:28
OU: Peacock 2 run (von Schamann kick) 0:38

                            OU       NU
First Downs................ 20       16
Rushing, Net........... 49-357   52-185
Passing, Net..............  79      143
  Comp-Att-Int ......... 2-2-0   9-22-0
Total Offense.......... 51-436   74-328
Return Yards .............. -3       19
Punts-Avg. .............. 4-34     5-40
Fumbles-Lost ............. 5-3      1-1
Penalties-Yards ......... 6-40      0-0

Attendance: 76,247

LEADING NU RUSHERS: Berns 71, Dodie Donnell 55
LEADING NU PASSER: Ferragamo 143
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Ferragamo 176

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Ferragamo
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Clete Pillen

1976 Nebraska-Oklahoma photo PillenHusker linebacker Clete Pillen has his hands full defending against Oklahoma’s triple-option wishbone attack. · Spokane Spokesman-Review · Newspapers.com

Coverage

Recap
Greg Jorgensen and Vince Ferragamo
Vince Ferragamo carries as guard Greg Jorgensen provides protection.

Sooners stun Huskers with late magic

Leading the Sooners 17-13 with less than four minutes remaining in the game, the Huskers lost 20-17 on two razzle-dazzle plays seldom seen from the conservative wishbone attack – forward passes. With 3:30 left in the game, OU quarterback Thomas Lott handed off to Woodie Shepard, who pulled up and threw a 47-yard bomb to split end Steve Rhodes. The play moved the ball from the Oklahoma 16 yard line to the Nebraska 35.

Then, on third and 19, quarterback Dean Blevins passed to Rhodes, who lateraled to Elvis Peacock coming around the left side. Peacock carried 32 yards to the 2 yard line, and scored on the next play. His touchdown, which came with 38 seconds left in the game, sealed the contest in favor of the Sooners, the team Nebraska hasn’t beaten since the “Game of the Century” in 1971.

The two passes were OU’s only attempts in the game, and covered a total of 79 yards. Nebraska, on the other hand, passed nine times for 143 yards. However, the Cornhuskers’ two touchdowns came on the ground, the first a nine yard burst by Curtis Craig and the second a four yard rush by Rick Berns.

Game stories
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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