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Official recap
Playing what Coach Bob Devaney termed their "best game of the season," the Nebraska Cornhuskers obliterated the Kansas Jayhawks, 42-6, before a roaring crowd of 54,114.

Nebraska rushed for 419 yards and passed for 91 and a potent total offensive net of 510. And the Black Shirt defensive unit held Kansas to 144 yards on the ground and 60 yards through the air, with reserves getting in plenty of action.

It was 21-6 game at halftime, but the Huskers powered to three TDs in the third quarter to blow the lid off the contest and chalk up their 8th straight win.

Ron Kirkland had a great day running, winding up with 147 yards, all in the first half before understudies took over.

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SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 42
Kansas 6

Nov. 6, 1965
Lincoln, NE
Kansas         0    6    0    0 -  6
Nebraska       7   14   21    0 - 42

First quarter
NU - Ron Kirkland 5 run (Larry Wachholtz
     kick) 4:05
NU - Ben Gregory 3 run (Wachholtz kick)
     0:20
Second quarter
NU - Freeman White 13 pass from Fred
     Duda (Wachholtz kick) 8:49
KU - Bill Fenton 2 run (kick failed) 0:27
Third quarter
NU - Harry Wilson 10 run (Wachholtz
     kick) 8:49
NU - Dennis Richnafsky 8 pass from Bob
     Churchich (Wachholtz kick) 1:50 
NU - Charles Winters 7 run (Wachholtz
     kick) 0:24

                         NU      KU
First downs ........     28      11
Rushing net ........    419     144
Passing net ........     91      60
 Comp-Att Int ...... 8-18-0  6-21-2
Total offense ......    510     204
Punts-Avg ..........   2-28    6-44
Fumbles lost .......      1       1
Yardds penalized ...     35      30

More stats here

Leading NU rushers: Ron Kirkland 147; Harry Wilson 60.
Leading NU passer: Fred Duda, 6 for 12 — 77 yards.

Attendance: 54,118

 

1965 Nebraska-Kansas, Ron Kirkland photo