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Official recap

All America safety Larry Wachholtz and All America middle guard Wayne Meylan teamed to snap Utah State's spine as the Cornhuskers took a 28-7 win before a record Band Day crowd of 63,543.

It was a 7-7 cliff-hanger until Wachholtz kicked a 44-yard field goal with 46 seconds left in the third quarter. Then things happened fast.

Meylan blocked an Aggie punt to give the Huskers the ball at the US 8. Three plays later Ron Kirkland scored to make it 16-7. Wachholtz supplied the clincher the next time the Aggies punted. He reeled off a 72-yard TD return, his career first, to dash Utah State upset hopes.

Paul Critchlow went six yards for the final NU tally as the reserves supplied the coup de grâce.

Nebraska got an early TD when Charlie Winters scored from the 2 after a 31-yard drive which started following a 36-yard Wachholtz punt return. The 7-0 lead held up until a Husker punt accidentally touched Ben Gregory and Utah State recovered at the NU 38.

A 32-yard pass set up the USU tally with 12:44 left in the third. Then the Huskers exploded.

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SERIES HISTORY
SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 28
Utah State 7

Sept. 24, 1966
Lincoln, NE
Utah State .............. 0   0   7    0 -  7
Nebraska ................ 7   0   3   18 - 28

First Quarter
NEB - Charlie Winters 2 run (Larry 
      Wachholtz kick) 12:44
Third Quarter
USU - Ron Edwards 1 run (Jim Murphy kick) 11:58
NEB - Wachholtz 39 field goal 0:46
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Ron Kirkland 3 run (kick failed) 14:19
NEB - Wachholtz 72 punt return (PAT failed) 12:30
NEB - Paul Critchlow 6 run (PAT failed) 2:26

                           NU       US
First downs ............   13       16
Rushing net  ...........    0       91
Passing net ............  206      190
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 21-46-3  18-29-0
Total offense ..........  206      281
Punts ................ 8-42.2   6-40.5
Fumbles lost ...........    2        2
Yards penalized ........   66       65
Leading NU rushers: Ron Kirkland 37; Paul Critchlow 27.
Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 13 for 20 - 151 yards.

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