Nebraska 31
Oklahoma St. 14

Oct. 29, 1977 - 12:50 p.m. Central
Lewis Field | Stillwater, OK | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 14 14 3 31
Oklahoma St. 7 0 0 7 14
1977 Nebraska-Oklahoma State football, Tom Sorley photoHusker QB Tom Sorley looks for running room. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com
First Quarter
OS: Terry Miller 7 run (Colin Ankerson kick) 2:40
Second quarter
NU: I.M. Hipp 10 run (Billy Todd kick) 12:07
NU: Tom Sorley 1 run (Todd kick) 2:53
Third quarter
NU: Hipp 1 run (Todd kick) 6:16
NU: Curtis Craig 16 run (Todd kick) 3:35
Fourth quarter
NU: Todd 39 field goal, 7:16
OS: Gerald Bain 55 pass from Harold Bailey (Ankerson kick) 6:02

                          NU      OSU
First Downs...............21       12
Rushing, Net..........63-318   54-196
Passing, Net..............74       63
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 6-10-2    2-5-2
Total Offense.........73-392   59-259
Return Yards............. 29        0
Punts-Avg. .............4-43     6-34
Fumbles-Lost ............0-0      1-0
Penalties-Yards ........7-54     3-25
Third-down conv. .......7-14     2-10
Time of possession ... 36:01    23:59

Attendance: 49,100

LEADING NU RUSHER: Curtis Craig 82.
LEADING NU PASSER: Tom Sorley 4-7-2-68.
NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER: Tom Sorley 123.

MORE INDIVIDUAL STATS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Tom Sorley.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Lee Kunz.

Coverage

Recap
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OSU’s Miller gets his yards, but game goes to Huskers

The game was built up as a showdown between I.M. Hipp and OSU running back Terry Miller, one of the nation’s premier Heisman Trophy candidates. As it turned out, the game came down to a team battle as the Huskers came away with a 31-14 victory.

Nebraska’s defense, in perhaps its finest performance of the season, held Miller to 116 yards and one touchdown. The big star for the Cornhuskers was junior quarterback Tom Sorley, as he engineered the Nebraska offense superbly. His effort was good enough to earn ABC’s Chevrolet Offensive Player of the Game.

Wingback Curtis Craig ended up with 82 yards and one touchdown, his best output of the season. Hipp scored twice on runs of ten and one yard even though he ended his 100-yard game string with a 71 yard performance.

Lee Kunz again was a big star for the Huskers on defense as he finished with 14 tackles and was the Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Game in the regionally televised contest.

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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