Nebraska 48
Kansas St. 14

Oct. 14, 1978 • 1:35 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Kansas St. 0 7 0 7 14
Nebraska 0 14 21 13 48
1978 Nebraska-KSU Weinmaster sackKSU quarterback Dan Manucci is sacked by Kerry Weinmaster, who had six tackles for loss. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com
Second Quarter
NU: Tom Sorley 1 run (Billy Todd kick) 13:56
NU: Junior Miller 54 pass from Tom Sorley (Todd kick) 6:36
KS: Eugene Goodlow 87 pass from Dan Manucci (Jim Ginther kick) 2:05
Third Quarter
NU: Rick Berns 4 run (Todd kick) 14:14
NU: Kenny Brown 33 pass from Tom Sorley (Todd kick) 14:01
NU: Andra Franklin 19 run (Todd kick) 6:36
Fourth Quarter
KS: J.M. Miller 6 pass from Dan Manucci (Jim Ginther kick) 12:26
NU: Kenny Brown 18 run (kick failed) 9:42
NU: Jim Kotera 6 run (Todd kick) 0:48

                         KSU        NU
First Downs ............. 12        34
Rushing Net .......... 31-17    74-388
Passing Net ............ 250       218
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 12-27-2   11-17-1
Total Offense ....... 58-267    91-606
Punts ............... 8-38.5    4-40.2
Fumbles-lost ........... 3-1       2-0
Penalized-yards ....... 3-27      2-28
Possession time ...... 23:45     36:15
Third-down. conv. ..... 3/12      7/14

LEADING NU RUSHER
I.M. Hipp, 183 yards

LEADING NU PASSER
Tom Sorley 11-16-1, 218

ATTENDANCE: 75,818

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
Junior Miller: 5 receptions, 124 yards, 1 TD.

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
Kerry Weinmaster 9 tackles, 6 for 26 yd loss.

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Recap

Huskers roll past ’Cats in 2nd half

Nebraska pulled away in the second half to put away the Kansas State, 48-14. The Huskers and Wildcats fought a tough battle in the first half, with Nebraska holding a 14-7 advantage at intermission.

The Huskers gained close to 300 yards in the first half but put just two touchdowns on the board. Tom Sorley sneaked over for the Huskers with 13:56 left in the first half to give NU a 7-0 lead. Sorley then passed to tight end Junior Miller for a 54-yard TD with 6:43 left in the half. K-State scored on an 87-yard pass with 2:05 left.

Nebraska broke the game open with two touchdowns in the first minute of the third quarter. A four-yard run by Rick Berns made it 21-7, and NU recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and scored one play later.

I.M. Hipp had another good day, gaining 183 yards, 113 of those in the first half. The offense once again went over the 600-yard mark in total offense with 606. Tom Sorley continued to harass opponents with the pass as he threw for 218 yards.

NOTES
  • Husker tight end Junior Miller had five catches for 124 yards and was named Big Eight Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Kansas State’s touchdown bomb in the first half came on a third-and-18 play.
  • KSU center Dennis Pilkington called Weinmaster “the fastest guy I’ve faced.”
  • Sorley said coach Tom Osborne “gave us a pretty good speech at halftime. … He said it we had loafed inthe first half he didn’t want to see any of it in the second half.”

1978 Junior Miller TD vs Kansas StateJunior Miller gets past KSU safety Sam Owen on his way to the end zone on a 54-yard touchdown reception. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Game stories
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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