Oklahoma 38
Nebraska 7

Nov. 25, 1977 - 1:25 p.m. Central
Owen Field | Norman, OK | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 7 0 0 7
Oklahoma 0 21 3 14 38
Second quarter
OU: Elvis Peacock 2 run (Uwe Von Schamann kick) 14:58
OU: Peacock 1 run (Von Schamann kick) 5:42
NU: Rick Berns 2 run (Billy Todd kick) 2:50
OU: Thomas Lott 11 run (Von Schamann kick) 0:29
Third quarter
OU: Von Schamann 45 field goal, 8:00
Fourth quarter
OU: David Overstreet 19 run (Von Schamann kick) 8:50
OU: Victor Hicks 24 pass from Dean Blevins (Von Schamann kick) 7:28

                       NU       OU
First Downs............20       27
Rushing, Net ..... 47-190   68-417
Passing, Net......... 132       36
  Comp-Att-Int .. 11-23-2    3-6-0
Total Offense..... 70-322   74-453
Punts .............. 4-44     2-43
Fumbles-Lost ........ 2-2      5-1
Penalties-Yards .... 4-47     5-25

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING
NU: Craig 6-73; Berns 7-36; Hipp 15-33; Anthony 4-31; Donnell 7-28; Franklin 1-5; Sorley 4-3; Wurth 1-3.

OU: Lott 22-143; Peacock 20-123; King 13-60; Sims 8-53; Overstreet 3-32

PASSING
NU: Sorley 7-9-1 91; Burns 3-9-1 21; Garcia 1-5-1 20

OU: Lott 2-5-0 12; Bleins 1-1-0 24

RECEIVING
NU: Brown 2-56; Spaeth 3-35, Miller 2-18, Craig 2-10, Berns 1-10

OU: Hicks 1-24; Kimball 2-12.

NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Tom Sorley 94

ADDITIONAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Curtis Craig
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Lee Kunz

Attendance: 71,194

Coverage

Recap

Huskers overwhelmed by Sooners

Nebraska could not keep up with Oklahoma’s quickness and speed as the Sooners defeated Nebraska 38-7 before a national television audience.

NU’s offense moved the ball well but stopped itself with turnovers and penalties at inopportune times. After the first quarter, the Huskers were unable to stop Oklahoma’s potent running game.

Following two Oklahoma touchdowns early in the second quarter, Nebraska marched 80 yards in eight plays to make the score 14-7. However, the Sooners came right back on an 80-yard, nine-play scoring drive with Thomas Lott going over 29 seconds before halftime.

In the second half, Nebraska failed to move the ball consistently while Oklahoma scored 17 more points.

It was the sixth straight win for the Sooners over the Huskers and earned OU a berth in the Orange Bowl. Nebraska earned a Liberty Bowl berth.

Lee Kunz (23 tackles) and Jim Pillen (12 tackles) led the NU defense.

Recap source: 1978 media guide

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1977 schedule
04/30 Reds 23, Whites 21
09/10 Washington St. L 10-19
09/17 Alabama W 31-24
09/24 Baylor W 31-10
10/01 Indiana W 31-13
10/08 @ Kansas St. W 26-9
10/15 Iowa St. L 21-24
10/22 Colorado W 33-15
10/29 @ Oklahoma St. W 31-14
11/05 @ Missouri W 21-10
11/12 Kansas W 52-7
11/25 @ Oklahoma L 7-38
12/19 North Carolina W 21-17
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