Nebraska 21
Kansas St. 12

Nov. 10, 1979 - 1:30 p.m. Central
KSU Stadium | Manhattan, KS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 7 0 7 7 21
Kansas St. 6 0 6 0 12
First Quarter
KSU: John Liebe 26 pass from Darrell Dickey (kick failed) 14:03
NEB: Lawrence Cole 60 interception return (Sukup kick) 4:13
Third Quarter
KSU: L.J. Brown 1 run (run failed) 10:15
NEB: Tim Wurth 3 run (Sukup kick) 7:48
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Andra Franklin 1 run (Sukup kick) 7:29

                         NEB       KSU
First Downs.............. 17        13
Rushing Net.......... 63-272     41-79
Passing Net  .............66       172
  Comp-Att-Int. ..... 8-16-0   13-27-4
Total Offense........ 79-338    68-251
Punts-Avg ............. 7-37      6-40
Fumbles-Lost ........... 7-5       6-4
Penalties-Yds ......... 5-45      2-10
Possession Time ...... 26:51     33:09
Third-down conv. ...... 7/16      4/14
Fourth-down conv. ...... 0/2       1/1

1979 Nebraska-Kansas State fumbleHusker defensive tackle David Clark can’t get up quickly enough to get to the ball coughed up by KSU running back Darryl Black, right. The Wildcats recovered their own fumble this time but lost four others. · The Kansas City Star · Newspapers.com

LEADING NU RUSHER:
Craig Johnson 102.

LEADING NU PASSER:
Jeff Quinn, 6-10-0 58 yards.

MORE STATS & SCORING SUMMARY

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
 Andra Franklin,
 54 yards on six carries, one touchdown.

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
 Lawrence Cole, 14 tackles, fumble
 recovery, pass broken up, interception.

ATTENDANCE: 43,210

Coverage

Recap

Craig Johnson filled in for Jarvis Redwine at I-back and rushed for 102 yards. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics

Huskers
survive
fumble fest

Huskers survive fumble fest

Second-ranked Nebraska fumbled seven times, losing five, but still escaped Manhattan with a 21-12 win over the Kansas State Wildcats, who suffered eight turnovers of their own.

Husker defensive end Lawrence Cole was a one-man wrecking crew, registering double-digit tackles, a fumble recovery, a pass broken up and an interception that he returned 60 yards for Nebraska’s first touchdown.

Cornerback Ric Lindquist also had an outstanding afternoon as he tied the school record for interceptions in a game with three.

KSU grabbed a 12-7 lead less than five minutes into the third quarter on an 80-yard touchdown drive, but Wildcat fumbles twice gave Nebraska a short field for a pair of second-half touchdowns.

The Huskers again were without I-back Jarvis Redwine, who before the game was the Big Eight’s leading rusher. Filling in for Redwine, Craig Johnson rushed for 102 yards, and reserve quarterback Jeff Quinn was 6 for 10 passing for 58 yards.

Even without mounting a scoring drive longer than 15 yards, the Huskers notched their ninth victory in a row.


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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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