Nebraska 31
Kansas 15

Oct. 31, 1981
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas 3 6 3 3 15
Nebraska 0 3 14 14 31
KU: FG Bruce Kallmeyer 25 
NU: FG Eddie Neil 32 
KU: FG Kallmeyer 27 
KU: FG Kallmeyer 49 
NU: Phil Bates 2 run (Kevin Seibel kick) 
KU: FG Kallmeyer 49 
NU: Bates 3 run (Seibel kick) 
KU: FG Kallmeyer 47
NU: Jamie Williams 17 pass from Turner Gill (Seibel kick)
NU: Mike Rozier 49 run (Seibel kick) 

                          KU        NU 
First downs               20        16 
Rushes-yards          53-182    55-340 
Passing yards            142        37 
Return yards               9        43 
Passes               10-23-3    4-10-1 
Punts                 4-39.0    5-47.4 
Fumbles-lost             2-2       2-2 
Penalties-yards         2-15      5-40 
Time of possession     33:38     26:22

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
 Kansas, Garfield Taylor 22-98, Walter Mack 15-40, Frank Seurer 8-26.
 Nebraska, Rozier 22-179, Bates 14-86, Gill 7-34.

Passing
 Kansas, Seurer 10-23-3-142.
 Nebraska, Gill 4-9-1-37.

Receiving
 Kansas, Wayne Capers 5-65, Russ Bastin 2-42. Bob Johnson 2-29.
 Nebraska, Williams 3-29, Anthony Steels 1-8.

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Recap

Huskers pull away from Jayhawks in second half

Nebraska scored four second-half touchdowns to rally from a 9-3 deficit and beat a fired-up group of Kansas Jayhawks, 31-15, and despite five field goals by KU’s Bruce Kallmeyer, the Huskers kept a fifth-straight opponent out of their end zone.

The Jayhawks, who needed a win to stay alive in the Big Eight race, had much the better of it in the first half, out-yarding the Huskers, 213-112, but KU had to settle for three FGs and just a 9-3 lead at intermission.

Things changed abruptly after halftime, though, as the NU defense forced two Jayhawk turnovers which led to short TD drives and a 17-12 Husker lead after three quarters. Two more scores in the fourth quarter iced the game. I-back Mike Rozier capped all scoring and a career-best 179-yard day with a 49-yard TD run with 1:25 left.

Pregame & team info
1981 schedule
04/25 Whites 22, Reds 21
09/12 @ Iowa L 7-10
09/19 Florida St. W 34-14
09/26 Penn St. L 24-30
10/03 Auburn W 17-3
10/10 Colorado W 59-0
10/17 @ Kansas St. W 49-3
10/24 @ Missouri W 6-0
10/31 Kansas W 31-15
11/07 @ Oklahoma St. W 54-7
11/14 Iowa St. W 31-7
11/21 @ Oklahoma W 37-14
01/01 Clemson L 15-22
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