Oklahoma 17
Nebraska 14

Nov. 24, 1979 - 11:50 a.m. Central
Owen Field | Norman, OK | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Nebraska 0 7 0 7 14
Oklahoma 0 3 7 7 17
Second Quarter
OU: Mike Keeling 31 field goal, 11:33
NU: Jarvis Redwine 11 pass from Jeff Quinn (Sukup kick) 7:36
Third Quarter
OU: Forest Valora 58 pass from J.C. Watts (Keeling kick) 10:35
Fourth Quarter
OU: J.C. Watts 3 run (Keeling kick) 7:55
NU: Randy Schleusener 15 run (Sukup kick) 4:43 

                            NU        OU
First Downs................ 18        18
Rushes-Net yards....... 53-234    59-352
Passing Net  ............. 102       130
 Comp-Att-Int. ........ 8-19-2     4-8-1
Total Offense.......... 72-336    67-482
Return yards ............. 128        26
Punts-average............ 7-38      5-42
Fumbles-lost ............  2-0       1-1
Penalties-yards ......... 4-40      5-42
Possession time .........
Third-down conv. .........
Fourth-down conv. ........

RUSHING LEADERS
NU: Redwine 11-65, Quinn 14-45.
OU: Sims 28-247, Wilson 12-62.

PASSING LEADERS
NU: Quinn 8-19-2-102.
OU: Watts 4-8-1-130.

RECEIVING LEADERS
NU: Redwine 2-13, Smith 1-28.
OU: Nixon 3-65, Valora 1-58.

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
 Jarvis Redwine
 65 yards on 11 carries, one touchdown.

NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
 Andy Means
 3 unassisted tackles, one interception.
 
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ATTENDANCE: 71,187

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1979 Billy Sims Oklahoma-NebraskaA Husker dives at the feet of Billy Sims as the Oklahoma tailback picks up some of his 247 yards. · The Kansas City Star · Newspapers.com

Sims shreds
Blackshirts
for 247 yards

Sims shreds Blackshirts for 247 yards

Hopes for a Big Eight title and national championship were dashed when Nebraska lost a hard-fought battle to Oklahoma, 17-14.

Tailback Billy Sims raced for 247 yards against the Blackshirt defense, ranked No. 1 in the country against the rush.

The Huskers led at halftime, 7-3, scoring on an 11-yard pass from Jeff Quinn to Jarvis Redwine. But then the Sooners came up with two big plays to put the game on ice: a 58-yard touchdown pass from J.C. Watts to Forest Valora and a 71-yard run by Sims, setting up a short TD run by Watts.

Nebraska’s final score came on a trick play, when Quinn left the ball underneath center Kelly Saalfeld and guard Randy Schleusener picked it up and rambled 15 yards for a touchdown.

Lincoln Journal Star
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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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