Nebraska 35
Kansas 0

Oct. 25, 1997
Memorial Stadium | Lawrence, KS | Fox Sports Net
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 14 0 14 35
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0
First quarter
NU: Makovicka 5 run (K Brown kick) 9:15
Second quarter
NU: Frost 27 run (K Brown kick) 14:49
NU: Makovicka 18 run (K Brown kick) 10:53
Fourth quarter
NU: Frost 14 run (K Brown kick) 13:42
NU: Green 2 run (K Brown kick) 9:42

                        NU        KU 
First downs ........... 22         4
  Rushing.............. 19         2
  Passing............... 1         2
  Penalty............... 2         0
Rushes-yards ...... 65-382     31-21
Passing yards ......... 33        27
  Comp-Att-Int .... 4-10-0    6-17-0
Total offense ........ 415        48
Sacked-yards lost ... 2-14      4-35
Return yards .......... 35        10
Punts-Avg. ........ 6-28.5   12-44.6
Fumbles-lost ......... 4-0       4-1
Penalties-yards ..... 6-53     10-78
Possession Time .... 34:20     25:40
Third-Down Conv. .... 6/15      1/13
Fourth-Down Conv. .... 2/4       0/0
Sacks By-Yards....... 4-35      2-14

RUSHING
NU: Green 25-123, S Frost 21-121, Makovicka 10-82, London 3-21, Miller 1-11, Sims 2-9, Alexander 2-8, Legate 1-7.

KU: Vann 13-39, Bruce 7-15, Bowles 4-8, Wegner 7-minus 41.

PASSING
NU: S Frost 4-9-0-33, London 0-1-0-0
KU: Wegner 6-17-0-27.

RECEIVING
NU: L Brown 2-22, Green 1-6, Makovicka 1-5.

KU: Gray 3-27, M Chandler 1-2, E Vann 1-2, Bowles 1-minus 4.

Att: 42,000

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Blackshirts blank second foe in a row

For the second straight week, the Nebraska defense dominated the opposition, as the Huskers shut out Kansas 35-0 in Lawrence.

Nebraska opened the scoring on a Joel Makovicka five-yard run in the first quarter. Scott Frost scored from 27 yards and Makovicka added an 18-yard score in the second quarter to push the Husker lead to 21-0. After a lull for the offense, Nebraska added two fourth-quarter touchdowns to account for the final 35-0 margin.

KU gained just 48 yards the entire game, an all-time Kansas low and the fewest by a Husker opponent since 1964. The Jayhawks picked up just five first downs.

It was the first time Nebraska had shut out back-to-back opponents since 1979.

Grand Island Indep.
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Pregame & team info
1997 schedule
04/26 Reds 34, Whites 28
08/30 Akron W 59-14
09/13 Central Florida W 38-24
09/20 @ Washington W 27-14
10/04 Kansas St. W 56-26
10/11 @ Baylor W 49-21
10/18 Texas Tech W 29-0
10/25 @ Kansas W 35-0
11/01 Oklahoma W 69-7
11/08 @ Missouri W 45-38
11/15 Iowa St. W 77-14
11/28 @ Colorado W 27-24
12/06 Texas A&M W 54-15
01/02 Tennessee W 42-17

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

Again, magnificent defense, but I don't like the trend on offense: we're flat, we're bumbling, we're downright boring.

Shatel

In the type of weather that wrecked the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Huskers showed why their offense was built for the Midwest: low to the ground and sturdy.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Tom Osborne created his team's pulverizing running attack for cold, windy and wet nights like this.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

The eight straight scoreless quarters is not bad work for a unit that seemed to be Nebraska's weak point early in the season.

Grand Island Independent
Goering

KU never crossed midfield. The Jayhawks averaged 1 yard every time they snapped the ball — 48 plays, 48 yards. No KU team has gained fewer yards. Ever.

Topeka Capital-Journal
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