With some 12,000 Nebraska migrants on hand, the Nebraska Cornhuskers spotted the fiery Colorado Buffaloes a first-quarter field goal, then roared back for a 21-3 Big 8 decision.
It was win No. 6 of the year and No. 13 in succession and gave the Big Red a 3-0 bulge in the loop race. Kent McCloughan again proved his efficiency as a snagger of deflected passes, grabbing a Bob Churchich aerial that was tipped by a Buff defender and sprinting to a 53-yard TD to put NU ahead to stay in the second period.
A Buff fumble at the CU 9 set up NU's third-quarter tally and the Huskers marched 80-yards in the fourth quarter for the clincher. Meanwhile Nebraska's awesome defense held Colorado to minus-3 yards rushing and 54 yards passing.
Oct. 24, 1964
Nebraska 0 7 6 8 — 21 Colorado 3 0 0 0 — 3 First Quarter CU — Frank Rogers (21-yard field goal) Second Quarter NU — Kent McCloughan (53, pass from Bob Churchich; Duncan Drum, kick) Third Quarter NU — Frank Solich (2, run) Fourth Quarter NU — Churchich (1, run; McCloughan ran conversion) NU CU First downs 17 2 Rushing net 137 -3 Passing net 162 54 Total offense 299 51 Leading NU rushers: Frank Solich, 63; Kent McCloughan, 20 Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 9 for 14 — 154 yards Attendance: 41,472