Nebraska 22
Oklahoma St. 14

Oct. 28, 1978 - 1:35 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Oklahoma St. 7 0 7 0 14
Nebraska 0 19 3 0 22
First Quarter
OSU: Ed Smith 13 run (Colin Ankersen kick) 5:44
Second Quarter
NEB: Billy Todd 23 field goal, 14:15
NEB: Tom Sorley 1 run (Todd kick) 7:28
NEB: Rick Berns 20 pass from Sorley (pass failed) 2:59
NEB: Todd 28 field goal, 0:15
Third Quarter
OSU: Terry Suellentrop 1 run (Ankersen kick) 8:12
NEB: Todd 42 field goal, 0:15

                       OSU       NEB
First Downs ........... 17        15
Rushing Net ....... 57-213    57-217
Passing Net .......... 110        99
  Comp-Att-Int .... 4-13-0   10-17-0
Total Offense ..... 70-323    74-316
Punts ............. 7-33.5    5-42.6
Fumbles-lost ......... 3-2       4-2
Penalized-yards ..... 1-15      3-15
Third-down conv. .... 6/15     11/20
Possession time .... 29:12     30:48

RUSHING
OSU: Smith 17-77, Burk 19-62, Taylor 12-39, Suellentrop 6-20, Hammonds 2-15, Headspeth 1-0.

NEB: Berns 18-87, Hipp 15-73, Franklin 8-49, Sorley 13-8, Kotera 1-4, Brown 2-minus-4.

PASSING
OSU: Burk 4-13-0 110.
NEB: Sorley 10-17-0 99.

RECEIVING
OSU: Taylor 1-57, Stephens 1-19, Ingram 1-19, Campbell 1-15.

NEB: Smith 4-36, Miller 2-22, Brown 2-11, Berns 1-20, Lockett 1-10.

ADDITIONAL STATS

ATTENDANCE: 75,786

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
  Billy Todd, 3 field goals

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
  Lee Kunz, 11 tackles, 7 unassisted

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Recap

1978 Nebrask-Okla. State, Berns photoRick Berns runs for yardage against OSU’s Curtis Boone. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Huskers
hold off
Cowboys

Huskers hold off Cowboys

Oklahoma State traveled to Lincoln with just a 2-5 record, but the always tough Cowboys nearly came away with a tie against No. 5 ranked Nebraska. The Huskers had to turn back a late fourth quarter Oklahoma State drive at the Husker 19 to salvage the win, 22-14.

Oklahoma State took a 7-0 lead on its first possession of the game with an 80-yard drive capped by a 13-yard run by Ed Smith. The Huskers were shut out in the first quarter, but 19 second-quarter points put Nebraska out in front at the half, 19-7. In the second quarter, Nebraska scored on a 1-yard run by Tom Sorley and a 20-yard pass from Sorley to Rick Berns. Billy Todd added one extra point and field goals of 23 and 28 yards.

After a third-quarter touchdown by Oklahoma State’s Terry Suellentrop made it a 19-14 game, Todd kicked his third three-pointer of the day, this one 42 yards, in the final minute of the quarter to give the Huskers their final eight-point margin.

But it was far from over. Late in the fourth quarter, with OSU on the Husker 19, the Cowboys attempted a pass into the end zone. The receiver was open, but the ball was over his head, and Husker hearts started beating once again.

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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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