Nebraska 42
Kansas 0

Oct. 13, 1979 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 15 27 0 42
Second Quarter
NEB: Dean Sukup 36 field goal, 14:21
NEB: Jarvis Redwine 54 run (kick failed) 11:07
NEB: Sukup 41 field goal, 6:10
NEB: Sukup 27 field goal, 0:25
Third Quarter
NEB: Junior Miller 24 pass from Tim Hager (Sukup kick) 12:45
NEB: Kenny Brown 12 pass from Hager (Sukup kick) 9:03
NEB: Craig Johnson 1 run (kick failed) 2:45
NEB: Johnson 94 run (Sukup kick) 0:00

                          KU        NU
First Downs............... 8        28
Rushing Net........... 28-20    70-430
Passing Net  ............ 59       181
  Comp-Att-Int. ..... 5-23-3   12-22-0
Total Offense......... 51-79    92-611
Punts-Avg ............. 9-45      4-35
Fumbles-Lost ........... 1-1       0-0
Penalties-Yds ......... 5-51     11-94
Possession Time ...... 19:08     40:52
Third-down conv. ...... 3/12      8/20
Fourth-down conv. ...... 0/0       3/4

LEADING NU RUSHER: Jarvis Redwine 157. LEADING NU PASSER: Tim Hager, 10-17-0 for 152 yards. MORE STATS & SCORING SUMMARY ATTENDANCE: 76,011 NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Craig Johnson, 138 yards on nine carries, 2 touchdowns, one TD of 94 yards. NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Dan Pensick, 7 tackles, two stops behind the line.

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1979 Nebraska-Kansas football photoKansas fullback Harry Sydney is hit high by Oudious Lee and low by David Clark during the first half. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

Blackshirts smother Jayhawks

It was Homecoming for Nebraska, and the Huskers were impressive as they opened Big Eight Conference play with a 42-0 win over the Kansas Jayhawks.

It took three Dean Sukup field goals of 36, 41 and 27 yards and a second-period, 54-yard touchdown run by Jarvis Redwine to send Nebraska ahead at halftime 15-0.

In the second half, the Cornhuskers exploded for 27 points. Redwine, now one of the country’s premier running backs, rambled for 157 yards and sat out a good share of the second half.

As Redwine rested, the Jayhawks had to contend with Craig Johnson. Johnson scored on runs of one and 94 yards, and the 94-yard run from scrimmage was the longest in the history of Nebraska football.

The Nebraska defense was like a brick wall, allowing Kansas only 8 first downs, 20 yards rushing and 59 yards passing.

Tight end Junior Miller again was on the receiving end of a Tim Hager touchdown pass, this one for 24 yards.

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Pregame & team info
1979 schedule
05/05 Red 27, White 13
09/15 Utah St. W 35-14
09/22 @ Iowa W 24-21
09/29 Penn St. W 42-17
10/06 New Mexico St. W 57-0
10/13 Kansas W 42-0
10/20 @ Oklahoma St. W 36-0
10/27 Colorado W 38-10
11/03 @ Missouri W 23-20
11/10 @ Kansas St. W 21-12
11/17 Iowa St. W 34-3
11/24 @ Oklahoma L 14-17
01/01 Houston L 14-17
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