KU: FG Jeff Johnson 19, 0:53
NU: FG Dale Klein 32, 3:57
NU: Tom Rathman 44 run (Klein kick) 12:12
NU: Von Sheppard 34 pass from McCathorn Clayton (Klein kick) 0:07
NU: Keith Jones 1 run (Klein kick) 3:26
NU: Doug DuBose 11 run (Klein kick) 6:29
NU: Sheppard 82 pass from Travis Turner (Klein kick) 8:55
NU: Safety, Jeff Tomjack blocked Kansas punt out of end zone, 1:30
KU: FG Johnson 32, 9:05
NU: Jones 98 kickoff return (Klein kick) 9:20
NU: Safety, Rob Dickerson fumbled out of end zone, 10:36
NU: Steve Taylor 9 run (Dave Cheloha kick) 2:35
First downs 8 24
Rushes-yards 42-67 63-498
Passing yards 77 141
Comp-Att-Int 8-25-0 4-7-1
Total offense 67-144 70-639
Return yards 29 49
Sacks by 9-68 1-5
Punts 13-36 1-57
Fumbles-lost 4-0 9-5
Penalties-yards 4-27 5-41
Time of possession 32:28 27:32
KU: Arnold Fields 17-76, Mike Rogers 4-16.
NU: Rathman 9-159, DuBose 17-109, Jones 8-84, Taylor 4-48.
KU: Mike Norseth 8-25-0-77.
NU: Turner 1-2-1-82, Clayton 2-3-0-47.
KU: Richard Estell 3-39, Willie Vaughn 2-17, Sylvester Byrd 2-11.
NU: Sheppard 3-129, Hendley Hawkins 1-12.
Missed field goals: None.
For the fifth time in six Big Eight games, the Nebraska defense held an opponent under 100 rushing yards (67) as the Huskers extended to 15 their string of quarters without allowing a touchdown, giving up only a pair of field goals in a 56-6 win over Kansas.
The Huskers used big plays, both offensively and defensively, in posting their ninth win of the season, the 17th consecutive year Nebraska has won at least nine games. Keith Jones scored on a 98-yard kickoff return, Travis Turner connected with Von Sheppard on an 82-yard touchdown pass, Tom Rathman scored on a 44-yard run, and Jeff Tomjack blocked a Kansas punt out of the end zone for a safety.
The win came at a cost, as linebacker Marc Munford suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second quarter.