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Frank Solich tore 80 yards to score on the first play of the game and Nebraska took a 21-0 first-quarter lead, then had to scrap furiously to down a fired-up Air Force team, 27-17, for win No. 2.

Following Solich's stunner, Harry Wilson posted a 41-yard run to set up a 11-yard TD smash by Ron Kirkland, and Solich logged a 21-yard scoring scamper to signal a rout at the end of the first period.

But a Husker fumble set up a Falcon tally in the second quarter, and Air Force capitalized on a field goal, an onside kick, a desperate passing attack and a third-quarter TD to pull up 21-17.

Solich sewed it up with his third TD of the day, a 41-yard sprint after squirming loose at the line, and the Husker defense took command in the fourth quarter.

H'MAX NOTES: Solich became the first Husker to rush for 200 yards in a game. His single-game rushing record would stand for 11 years. ... On the last play of the first half, Air Force ran a fake field goal from the Nebraska 15. Sonny Litz passed to Carl Janssen, who was stopped at the Nebraska 1 by three Husker defenders.


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Nebraska 27
Air Force 17

Sept. 25, 1965
Air Force Academy, CO
Nebraska        21    0     6    0 — 27
Air Force        0    7    10    0 — 17

First quarter
NU — Frank Solich 80 run (Larry Wachholtz kick)
NU — Ron Kirkland 6 run (Wachholtz kick)
NU — Solich 21 run (Wachholtz kick)
Second quarter
AF — John Ondrejko 2 run (Dan Radtke kick)
Third quarter
AF — Dan Radtke 30 field goal
AF — Bob Barnes 6 run (Radtke kick)
NU — Solich 41 run (kick failed)

                     NU       AF
First downs .......  17       16
Rushing net .... 55-392    26-40
Passing net .......  34      290
 Comp-Att-Int.... 4-7-0  20-41-1
Total offense .. 62-426   67-330
Punts ............ 5-37     7-34
Fumbles lost ........ 2        0
Yards penalized .... 95       52

RUSHING
NU - Solich 17-204; Wilson 12-97; Kirkland 12-54;
     Tatman 5-18; Churchich 8-11; Duda 2-9;
     Gregory 1-(-1)
AF - Cook 3-13; Stein 13-9; Barnes 2-8;
     Ondrejko 5-7; Manning 2-4; Litz 1-(-1)

PASSING
NU - Churchich 4-7-0 34
AF - Stein 18-34-1 269; Litz 2-7-0 21

RECEIVING
NU - White 2-23; Tatman 1-7; Wilson 1-4
AF - Cook 5-111; Shultz 4-57; Manning 3-38;
     Hogle 3-38; Jansen 3-24; Mueller 1-11


Attendance: 37,479