Nebraska 56
Kansas St. 26

Oct. 4, 1997
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FX
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Kansas St. 6 0 6 14 26
Nebraska 10 10 21 15 56
First Quarter
NEB: Green 25 run (Brown kick) 9:56
KSU: Hickson 1 run (run failed) 6:16
NEB: FG Brown 31, 0:15
Second Quarter
NEB: FG Brown 32, 9:01
NEB: Frost 4 run (Brown kick)  4:33
Third Quarter 
NEB: Green 7 run (Brown kick) 11:29
NEB: Green 59 run (Brown kick) 10:01 
NEB: Green 50 run (Brown kick) 5:30
KSU: Hickson 13 run (pass failed) 3:18
Fourth Quarter 
NEB: Sims 5 run (Brown kick) 11:03
KSU: Bishop 4 run (Bishop run) 7:35
NEB: Walker 71 int. return (run failed) 5:34 
NEB: Safety, KSU fumbled out of end zone, 3:45
KSU: McDonald 21 pass from Bishop (run failed) 0:49

                        KSU       NEB
First downs ............ 16        21
  By rushing ............ 7        15
  By passing ............ 6         5
  By penalty ............ 3         1
Rushes-yards ........ 40-98    60-379
Passing ............... 162        94
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 8-24-2    6-14-1
Total offense ...... 64-260    74-473
Return Yards ........... 10       150 
Punts-Avg. ......... 8-45.3    4-41.5
Fumbles-Lost .......... 3-1       0-0
Penalties-Yards ...... 8-56      4-35
Possession Time ..... 26:43     33:17
Third-Down Conv. ..... 4/15      6/15
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 1/1       1/2
Sacks By-Yards ........ 1-7      2-12

RUSHING
KSU: Hickson 21-83, Bishop 17-14, Goolsby 2-1.
NEB: Green 20-193, Frost 17-98, Newcombe 1-25, Sims 6-24, Makovicka 7-18, London 3-12, Alexander 5-7, Buckhalter 1-2.

PASSING
KSU: Bishop 8-24-2-162.
NEB: Frost 6-13-1-94, London 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING
KSU: Burnett 2-65, McDonald 2-63, Peries 2-29, Lawrence 1-5, Hickson 1-0. 

NEB: Davison 1-39, V. Jackson 1-23, Sims 1-16, Cheatham 1-9, S. Jackson 1-9, Buckhalter 1-(minus 2).

Attendance: 75,856 

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Cornhuskers’ ground game buries ‘Cats

Two weeks after a dominant victory over then-No. 2 Washington, Nebraska returned to action against No. 17 Kansas State, and the Huskers took control from the outset.

Nebraska marched 80 yards in 10 plays to open the game, capped by Ahman Green’s 25-yard touchdown run. The Wildcats responded with a scoring drive to cut the lead to 7-6, but after that the Husker offense cut loose.

Kris Brown connected on two field goals to give the Huskers a 13-6 lead, and Scott Frost’s four-yard TD run gave the Huskers a comfortable 20-6 halftime margin.

In the third quarter, the Huskers broke the game wide open behind the running of Green. The junior I-back scored touchdowns on runs of 7, 59 and 50 yards to give Nebraska a 41-6 edge. The two teams traded late touchdowns to account for the final margin.

Green rushed for 193 yards on 20 carries, while Frost carried 17 times for 98 yards. The Huskers piled up 473 total yards, including 379 on the ground.

The Blackshirt defense limited the Wildcats to 260 total yards, many of which came long after the game had been decided.

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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

Alexander ran tough and Newcombe will be a great wingback. We've got a lot of young talent that will be fun to watch for years.

Shatel

Same old K-State? Yes. For one game each year. The Nebraska game.

Omaha World-Herald
Douglass

Every year some part of the K-State engine seems to fail. That scenario played out again.

Grand Island Independent
Sipple

The rest of Nebraska's season has essentially been reduced to a big mind game.

Lincoln Journal Star
Posnanski

The Wildcats are a nice story, but they sure ain't Nebraska.

Kansas City Star
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