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Nebraska 14
Kansas 7

Nov. 7, 1964
Lawrence, KS
Nebraska                7   7   0   0 - 14
Kansas                  0   7   0   0 -  7

First Quarter
NU - Freeman White 92 pass from Bob Churchich (Duncan Drum kick) 2:32 
Second Quarter
KU - Ron Oelschlager 3 run (Gary Duff kick) 14:25
NU - Bob Hohn 1 run (Drum kick) 8:46

                          NU       KU
First downs               17       13
Rushing net              219      100
Passing net              160      136
  Comp-Att-Int        6-12-0   9-20-0
Total offense            379      236
Punts-Avg               4-38     7-38
Yards penalized           18       22

Leading NU rushers: Bob Hohn, 84; Kent McCloughan, 58

Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 6 for 12 - 159 yards

Attendance: 44,509

Official recap

Nebraska took sole possession of first place in the Big 8 race, racked up win No. 8 of the season and No. 15 in succession with a heart-stopping 14-7 win over the inspired Kansas Jayhawks.

All of the scoring was packed into the first half, with the Huskers starting the action off with a 92-yard TD pass from Bob Churchich to end Freeman White late in the first period. It was a record NU aerial as White took the pass on the NU 35 and out-raced the Jayhawk safety.

A 53-yard pass on the first play after the kickoff - Bob Skahan to Mike Johnson - got KU back in contention quickly, and Ron Oelschlager boomed in for the tying TD on the second play of the second quarter. Back roared the Cornhuskers with a 70-yard march, the big gainer being a 39-yard sprint by co-captain Bob Hohn. He also went the final yard with 8:30 left in the half.

From that point on, it was a defensive struggle of titanic proportions - fumbles stopping NU drives; the Huskers battling furiously to contain All America halfback Gale Sayers. Late in the fourth quarter, Sayers got loose and had a pass from Skahan in his grasp at the NU 15, but couldn't hold the ball. Nebraska took over and marched with the ball to run out the final four minutes.