Oct. 15, 1966
Kansas State 10
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
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.