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Nebraska 31
Wisconsin 3

Oct. 8, 1966
Madison, WI
Nebraska  ....... 3   7  14   7  -  31
Wisconsin  ...... 3   0   0   0  -   3

First Quarter
NEB - Larry Wachholtz 27 field goal, 6:11 
WIS - Tom Schinke 33 field goal, 1:15
Second Quarter
NEB - Ben Gregory 9 run (Wachholtz kick) 4:37 
Third Quarter
NEB - Wayne Meylan recovered blocked punt in end zone (Wachholtz kick) 10:06
NEB - Harry Wilson 11 run (Wachholtz kick) 4:08 
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Paul Critchlow 1 run (Wachholtz kick) 4:21

                        NEB       WIS
First downs ............ 22         9
Rushing net ........... 250        67
Passing net ........... 133       149
  Comp-Att-Int .... 11-14-1   10-28-4
Total offense ......... 383       216
Punts-Avg. ......... 4-34.5    6-32.8
Fumbles lost ............ 2         3
Yards penalized ........ 25        30

RUSHING
NEB: Wilson 16-86; Gregory 11-64; Davis 3-31; Tatman 5-22; Winters 6-20; Ziegler 5-18; Weber 2-4; Critchlow 4-4; Churchich 6-1

WIS: Todd 11-35; Buss 4-10; Ryan 7-9; Wood 4-7; Fenske 1-3; Yanakos 2-3

PASSING
NEB: Churchich 10-13-1 117
     Sigler 1-1-0 16
WIS: Ryan 10-26-3 149; Boyajian 0-2-1 0

RECEIVING
NEB: Gregory 4-42; Morrison 2-27; Wilson 1-25; Kimmel 1-16; Penney 2-12; Tatman 1-11

WIS: Fritz 4-61; McCauley 3-41; Todd 1-24; Pinnow 1-12, Cuccia 1-11

PUNTING
NEB: Armstrong 4-138
WIS: Schaffner 5-197; Team 1-0

Attendance: 52,428


Official recap

Coach Bob Devaney maintained his record of never losing to a Big Ten team intact as the Nebraska Cornhuskers took a 31-3 decision before 52,428 fans.

The Huskers lead early, 3-0, on Larry Wachholtz's 27-yard field goal, then shared a 3-3 tie late in the first quarter on a 33-yard boot by Tom Schinke.

Nebraska went ahead to stay, 10-3, late in the second quarter after a Badger fumble. They stomped 64 yards in only seven plays, with Ben Gregory going the last nine.

All-America Wayne Meylan applied the cruncher early in the third quarter as he blocked a Badger punt and fell on it in the end zone for a TD and a 17-7 lead. The next time NU got the ball, the Huskers went 59 yards in eight plays; Harry Wilson scoring from the 11.

Husker reserves then took over and followed a pass theft with a 37-yard drive, Paul Critchlow getting the final TD on a short plunge.

Bob Churchich hit 10 of 13 for 117 yards via the air, while Wilson ran for 86.

NOTES: Wisconsin committed seven turnovers. … Nebraska linebacker Barry Alvarez, who years later would become Wisconsin’s Hall of Fame coach, returned an interception 25 yards before being brought down from behind by a Wisconsin offensive lineman.

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