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Official recap

Perhaps stung by the suggestion that they hadn't been playing up to full potential, the Nebraska Cornhuskers unleashed a devastating attack against the Missouri Tigers and galloped to a 35-0 victory before 65,095 fans and a regional TV audience.

It was the Huskers' finest all-around performance of the season as they took command early and never let the Tigers gain a shot at contention.

The second time Nebraska got the ball, the Huskers drove for a touchdown, and the next time they gained possession they repeated — via a 16-yard run by Ben Gregory.

Following a 14-0 halftime lead, the Huskers blew the Tigers apart in the third quarter. It took just 13 plays on the ground for the Scarlets to take a 21-0 lead. Then Kaye Carstens intercepted a Tiger pass and returned the ball to the MU 8 to set up a 28-0 lead two plays later.

Nebraska reserves launched a 52-yard drive late in the third period and capped it with a Wayne Weber-to-Tom Smith TD pass with 11:34 left in the game.

The Huskers piled up a 336-107 offensive bulge on the Tigers, who gained only 59 yards on the ground and 48 via the air.

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SEASON STATS | NU ROSTER

Nebraska 35
Missouri 0

Oct. 29, 1966
Lincoln, NE
Missouri ......... 0    0    0   0 -  0
Nebraska ......... 0   14   14   7 - 35

Second Quarter
NU - Pete Tatman 1 run (Larry Wachholtz
     kick) 14:30
NU - Ben Gregory 16 run (Wachholtz kick) 9:47
Third Quarter
NU - Bob Churchich 1 run (Wachholtz kick) 5:08
NU - Ben Gregory 8 run (Wachholtz kick) 2:37
Fourth Quarter
NU - Tom Smith 5 pass from Wayne Weber
    (Wachholtz kick) 11:34

                           MU       NU
First downs ............   10       19
 Rushing ...............    5       14
 Passing ...............    2        4
 Penalty ...............    3        1
Rushing net ............   59      271
 Attempts ..............   37       68
 Yards gained ..........  113      291
 Yards lost ............   54       20
Passing net ............   48       65
 Att-comp-int ........ 3-19-2   12-5-0
Total offense ..........  107      336
Punts-average .......... 7-38     5-36
Penalties-yards ........ 1-19     6-68
Fumbles ................... 3        2
RUSHING
NU: Tatman 17-78; Gregory 14-54; Wilson 10-53; Winters 5-24; Davis 6-23; Ziegler 4-18; Weber 3-10; Critchlow 2-5; Brunk 1-3; Churchich 6-3.
MU: Brown 7-24; Powell 7-19; Lischner 3-12; Thorpe 7-6; Denny 1-5; Sharp 6-2; Kombrink 6-minus-9.
 
PASSING
NU: Churchich 3/8, 52 yds; Weber 2/3, 13 yds; Sigler 0/1, 0 yds.
MU: Sharp 3/16, 48 yds; Kombrink 0/3, 0 yds.
 
RECEIVING
NU: Wilson 1-44; Kimmel 1-8; Smith 1-5; Penney 1-5; Gregory 1-3.
MU: Weber 2-23; Denny 1-25.
 
KICKOFF RETURNS
NU: Gregory 1-18.
MU: Brown 4-65; Thorpe 1-19; Denny 1-15.
 
PUNT RETURNS
NU: Wachholtz 1-9; Poggemeyer 2-4.
MU: Whittaker 2-19.
 
INT. RETURNS
NU: Wachholtz 1-11; Carstens 1-40.
MU: None