Nebraska Homecoming fans were treated to a 95-yard touchdown play as the Nebraska Cornhuskers licked a fine Colorado team, 38-13, for win No. 6.
The Huskers used a 28-yard field goal by Larry Wachholtz, his 60-yard punt return to set up a TD, and a plunge by Harry Wilson to jump out 10-0 in the first quarter before Colorado countered with a 26-yard field goal.
Then with a third and eight situation at the NU 5, the Huskers went for broke. Fred Duda lofted a pass to Freeman White, who took it in full stride and outran the Buffs' speedy secondary for a 95-yard TD. It was a record play for the Cornhuskers, and broke the tight game wide open.
Nebraska led 31-6 at the end of the half, then turned the game over to the defensive "Black Shirts."
White caught 139 yards worth of passes to set another NU record.
Oct. 23, 1965
Colorado 3 3 0 7 - 13 Nebraska 17 14 0 7 - 38 First quarter NU - Larry Wachholtz 28 field goal NU - Harry Wilson 1 run (Wachholtz kick) CU - Frank Rogers 26 field goal NU - Freeman White 95 pass from Fred Duda (Wachholtz kick) Second quarter CU - Rogers 29 field goal NU - Duda 6 run (Wachholtz kick) NU - White 16 pass from Duda (Wachholtz kick) Fourth quarter NU - Bob Churchich 1 run (Wachholtz kick) CU - Larry Plantz 7 run (Rogers kick) NU CU First downs ........ 17 13 Rushing net ...... 55-149 35-134 Passing net ......... 223 125 Comp-Att-Int ... 10-28-3 11-29-2 Total offense .... 83-372 64-259 Punts .............. 6-34 8-38 Fumbles lost .......... 1 2 Yards penalized ...... 26 20 More stats here