Nov. 14, 1964
Oklahoma State 14
Oklahoma State 0 7 7 0 - 14 Nebraska 7 14 0 6 - 27 First Quarter NU - Kent McCloughan 1 run (Duncan Drum kick) 1:47 Second Quarter OS - Glenn Baxter 1 run (Charles Durkee kick) 12:38 NU - Frank Solich 89 kickoff return (kick failed) 12:27 NU - Harry Wilson 34 pass from Bob Churchich (Tony Jeter pass from Churchich) 2:36 Third Quarter OS - Walt Garrison 1 run (Durkee kick) 0:51 Fourth Quarter NU - McCloughan 4 run (pass failed) 0:05 NU OS First downs 20 11 Rushing net 272 155 Passing net 86 25 Comp-Att-Int 6-8-1 3-10-1 Total offense 353 179 Punts 3-34 4-35 Fumbles lost 2 0 Yards penalized 63 12 Leading NU rushers: Bob Hohn, 85; Frank Solich, 69; Kent McCloughan, 52 Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 6 for 8 - 86 yards Attendance: 49,013
Official recapPepped by an 89-yard kickoff return touchdown sprint by fullback Frank Solich, the Nebraska Cornhuskers clinched a share of the Big 8 title by thumping Oklahoma State, 27-14, before a record crowd of 49,013 - largest crowd ever to witness any event in the state of Nebraska.
It was the Huskers' 9th straight win of the season and their 16th in succession. After forcing a punt early in the first quarter, the Scarlets marched 92 yards to score in 19 plays. Then, the Cowboys took the kickoff and punched out a 12-play, 67-yard drive to knot it at 7-7.
Solich quickly changed the complexion of the game by roaring straight up the middle - aided by fine blocking, including two wipe-outs by Kent McCloughan - on the kickoff to post an 89-yard TD. Nebraska never trailed again, and a 34-yard Bob Churchich to Harry Wilson TD pass gave NU a 21-7 halftime bulge.