Soph Bob Churchich proved he was serious about succeeding Fred Duda by sparking the Huskers to a 28-6 victory over South Carolina before a record Memorial Stadium crowd of 47,874. He fired a 30-yard TD pass to Kent McCloughan in the first period, and followed a 41-yard TD sprint by fullback Frank Solich with a 50-yard strike to Preston Love.
The Band Day throng also saw soph halfback Harry Wilson thread to a 7-yard tally in the fourth quarter.
H'MAX NOTES: Quarterbacking the Gamecocks was senior Dan Reeves, the future Dallas Cowboys player and NFL coach. He completed 18 of 28 passes for 240 yards. ... Despite the lopsided loss, Reeves set single-game SC records for completions and passing yardage, but most of his success came against the Husker reserves in the fourth quarter after NU had gone ahead by 28-0. Against Nebraska's first unit, he had 96 yards passing -- 60 coming on the final play of the first half. ... Before the final play of the first half, the Gamecocks had just 7 yards rushing, 1 yard passing and no first downs. They didn't get a first down by rushing until midway through the fourth quarter. ... NU's defensive ends -- Langston Coleman in particular -- created havoc for Reeves, forcing him to abandon his rollout style in favor of drop-back passing. Reeves was tackled for 36 yards in losses and lost two fumbles.
South Carolina 6
Oct. 10, 1964
South Carolina 0 0 0 6 — 6 Nebraska 7 14 0 7 — 28 First Quarter NU — Kent McCloughan 30 pass from Bob Churchich (Duncan Drum kick) Second Quarter NU — Frank Solich 41 run (Drum kick) NU — Preston Love 50 pass from Churchich (Drum kick) Fourth Quarter NU — Harry Wilson 7 run (Drum kick) SC — Jule Smith 2 run (pass failed) SC NU First downs ............ 13 19 Rushing net ............. 3 263 Passing net ........... 240 138 Comp.-Att.-Int. .. 18-28-2 7-20-3 Total offense ......... 243 401 Punts-Avg. ........... 6-38 5-39 Fumbles lost ............ 2 2 Yards penalized ........ 31 55 Leading NU rushers: Bob Hohn, 53; Frank Solich, 42 Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 7 for 18 — 138 yards Attendance: 47,874