Quantcast

 

Official recap

Nebraska Homecoming fans — a record 64,108 — saw the Cornhuskers jump out to a 14-0 lead, then fight off the determined Kansas State Wildcats through the last half before posting a 21-10 win.

Win No. 5 didn't come easily as Doug Weaver's Wilcats pulled up 14-10 with 9:31 left. But after that score the Scarlets pounded out a 68-yard drive in only nine plays to erase any KSU upset hopes.

Nebraska drove 80 yards — Pete Tatman got the last four — for a TD with 3:55 left in the first quarter, then called on Wayne Meylan for a cushion. Late in the second period, the All America middle guard rushed through to block a Wildcat punt. He chased down the ball and recovered it in the end zone for his second TD of the season.

K-State kicked a field goal early in the third quarter and went on a passing spree — a 47-yarder from Bill Nossek to Dave Jones was the big play — to pull up 14-10.

1966 Maylan blocked punt vs. Kansas State
 
Nebraska 21
Kansas State 10

Oct. 15, 1966
Lincoln, NE
Kansas State ...... 0   0   3   7  -  10
Nebraska .......... 7   7   0   7  -  21

First Quarter
NEB - Pete Tatman 4 run (Larry Wachholtz
      kick) 3:55
Second Quarter
NEB - Wayne Meylan blocked punt and 
      recovered in end zone (Wachholtz
      kick) 4:38
Third Quarter
KSU - Tom Barnes 31 field goal, 9:24 
Fourth Quarter
KSU - Ossie Cain 8 pass from Bill Nossek 
     (Mike Bruhin kick) 9:31
NEB - Ben Gregory 4 run (Wachholtz kick) 1:31

                          NU      KS
First downs ...........   17      11
Rushing net ...........  237      79
Passing net ...........   34     217
  Comp-Att-Int ...... 2-12-1  9-16-2
Total offense .........  271     296
Punts-avg ............. 5-42    6-42
Fumbles lost ............. 3       1
Yards penalized ......... 55      80

Leading NU rushers:
 Pete Tatman 74; Dick Davis 61.

Leading NU passer: 
 Bob Churchich, 2 for 9-34 yards.
 
More individual stats here