Nebraska bombed Kansas early, then settled back for a 24-13 win that was more decisive than the score.
With 45,500 fans on hand, the Huskers started moving late in the first quarter and wound up with three second-quarter touchdowns and an 18-0 halftime lead.
Kansas got a third-quarter TD after a NU fumble gave the Jayhawks a break at the Husker 36. Then Nebraska opened the gap to 24-7 before KU sent Husker subs reeling with a last second tally off a full-scale aerial attack.
Nebraska capped a 69-yard drive with Ben Gregory scoring from the three with 13:55 left in the first half. With 4:51 left, Bob Churchich ran 27 yards for a second Husker TD, and on the play following the subsequent kickoff, Dennis Thorell intercepted a KU pass and tore back to the 24. Six plays later, Harry Wilson scored for an 18-0 lead with 2:28 left in the half.
KU's Bill Fenton tossed a 25-yard TD pass to Junior Riggins to get the Jayhawks on the board in the third quarter.
The Scarlets retaliated in the final quarter with a fine drive, scoring on a Churchich-to-Wilson nine yard pass.
Fenton passed the Jayhawks 65 yards in four plays, the TD pass coming after time had run out, against NU reserves.
Nov. 5, 1966
Nebraska ....... 0 18 0 6 - 24 Kansas ........ 0 0 7 6 - 13 Second Quarter NU - Ben Gregory 3 run (kick failed) 13:55 NU - Bob Churchich 27 run (run failed) 4:51 NU - Harry Wilson 2 run (run failed) 2:28 Third Quarter KU - Junior Riggins 25 pass from Bill Fenton (David Bouda kick) 1:44 Fourth Quarter NU - Wilson 9 pass from Churchich (pass failed) 0:51 KU - Halley Kampschroeder 12 pass from Don Shanklin (pass failed) 0:00 NU KU First downs ............ 23 15 Rushing net ............ 226 82 Passing net ............ 101 117 Comp-Att-Int ...... 11-15-0 10-19-1 Total offense .......... 327 199 Punts .................. 4-42 8-47 Fumbles lost ........... 2 0 Yards penalized ........ 35 10 Leading NU rushers: Ben Gregory 79; Pete Tatman 69. Leading NU passer: Bob Churchich, 11 for 15, 101 yards. More individual stats here