Nebraska 56
Kansas 6

Nov. 16, 1985 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas 3 0 3 0 6
Nebraska 10 28 11 7 56
First Quarter
KU: FG Jeff Johnson 19, 0:53
NU: FG Dale Klein 32, 3:57
NU: Tom Rathman 44 run (Klein kick) 12:12
Second Quarter
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 
Third Quarter
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
Fourth Quarter
NU: Steve Taylor 9 run (Dave Cheloha kick) 2:35

                          KU        NU
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

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing:
 KU: Arnold Fields 17-76, Mike Rogers 4-16.
 NU: Rathman 9-159, DuBose 17-109, Jones 8-84, Taylor 4-48.

Passing:
 KU: Mike Norseth 8-25-0-77.
 NU: Turner 1-2-1-82, Clayton 2-3-0-47.

Receiving:
 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.

ADDITIONAL STATS

Attendance: 75,863

Coverage

Recap

1985 Nebraska-Kansas football Schnitzler photoRobb Schnitzler looks upfield during his 37-yard punt return in the first quarter. · Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com

Huskers bar third opponent in a row from end zone

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.

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Pregame & team info
1985 schedule
04/27 Reds 26, Whites 21
09/07 Florida St. L 13-17
09/21 Illinois W 52-25
09/28 Oregon W 63-0
10/05 New Mexico W 38-7
10/12 @ Oklahoma St. W 34-24
10/19 @ Missouri W 28-20
10/26 Colorado W 17-7
11/02 @ Kansas St. W 41-3
11/09 Iowa St. W 49-0
11/16 Kansas W 56-6
11/23 @ Oklahoma L 7-27
01/01 Michigan L 23-27
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