Nebraska 23
Iowa St. 0

Oct. 7, 1978 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Cyclone Stadium | Ames, IA
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 6 3 0 14 23
Iowa St. 0 0 0 0 0
First Quarter
NU: Tom Sorley 1 run (pass failed) 7:47
Second Quarter
NU: Billy Todd 32 field goal, 0:00
Fourth Quarter
NU: Kenny Brown 17 pass from Sorley (Todd kick) 12:23
NU: Tim Wurth 15 run (Todd kick) 5:13

                          NU      ISU
First Downs.............. 25        7
Rushing Net.......... 68-284    45-50
Passing Net  ........... 113       32
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 11-22-0   4-12-2
Total Offense ....... 90-397    57-82
Return Yards ............ 31        2
Fumbles-Lost ........... 1-0      4-2
Penalties-Yards ....... 6-55     2-10

LEADING NU RUSHER: Tim Wurth 102.

LEADING NU PASSER:
  Tom Sorley 11-22-0, 112 yards.

ADDITIONAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 51,450

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Tim Wurth

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
  Kerry Weinmaster 9 tackles, 2 for 14 yd loss.

Coverage

Recap

Huskers shut down Green, ’Clones

Behind the running of junior I-back Tim Wurth and the Huskers’ strongest defensive effort to date, Nebraska opened its Big 8 schedule with a 23-0 shutout of border rival Iowa State.

Wurth got his first start as a Cornhusker and made the most of it, carrying 18 times for 102 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, the Blackshirts swarmed Iowa State running back Dexter Green, holding the Cyclones’ all-time leading rusher to 46 yards on 20 carries and limiting ISU to 82 yards of total offense.

The Huskers used a quarterback sneak by Tom Sorley and a 32-yard Billy Todd field goal to post a 9-0 halftime lead. Then two fourth-quarter touchdowns — a 17-yard scoring strike from Sorley to Kenny Brown and a 15-yard gallop by Wurth — closed out the scoring.

NOTES: Making the victory all the more satisfying was that it ended Nebraska’s two-game losing streak in the series. … ISU’s Green had rung up 248 rushing yards and three touchdowns in those two Cyclone wins.

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Pregame & team info
1978 schedule
04/29 White 14, Red 13
09/02 @ Alabama L 3-20
09/09 Cal W 36-26
09/16 Hawaii W 56-10
09/30 @ Indiana W 69-17
10/07 @ Iowa St. W 23-0
10/14 Kansas St. W 48-14
10/21 @ Colorado W 52-14
10/28 Oklahoma St. W 22-14
11/04 @ Kansas W 63-21
11/11 Oklahoma W 17-14
11/18 Missouri L 31-35
01/01 Oklahoma L 24-31
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