Frost, Huskers cruise past Jayhawks
For the first time in four seasons, Nebraska hosted a night game at Memorial Stadium, as Kansas traveled to Lincoln to meet the fifth-ranked Huskers.
The lights gave Kansas a better view of Nebraska’s most complete game of the season. NU dominated from start to finish in a 63-7 rout of the Jayhawks. The victory was NU’s 34th straight at Memorial Stadium, breaking a 90-year-old record for consecutive home victories.
The Husker offense looked sharp on the ground and through the air, rolling up 595 yards of total offense. Included in that total was a season-high 273 yards passing, paced by quarterback Scott Frost’s 12-of-16 performance for 254 yards and three scores. Frost’s favorite target was senior split end Brendan Holbein, who grabbed three passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns.
The ground game was led by Ahman Green, who had 12 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown, while Frost ran for two scores.
Defensively, Nebraska continued to dominate its opponents. The Huskers held KU to a season-low 21 yards rushing and 209 yards total offense, the fourth straight Nebraska opponent held to less than 215 total yards. While KU did end the Huskers’ streak of 15 quarters without allowing a touchdown, the Blackshirts extended their streak of not allowing a rushing touchdown to 24 quarters.
With the win, Nebraska improved to 4-0 in the Big 2 and 6-1 overall heading into the home stretch of the 1996 season.
Recap source: 1997 media guide