Nov. 7, 1964
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 recapNebraska 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.