Official recapNebraska found it couldn't escape two straight ambushes in the Sunflower State as the Kansas Jayhawks shook off earlier doormat appearances and struck down the Cornhuskers, 10-0. It was the first time a Bob Devaney team had been shut out and snapped a Husker scoring string that went back to the ninth game of 1961.
Bobby Douglass, running and passing, skippered the Jayhawks to a second-quarter TD that proved to be enough to derail the Scarlets. He carried over from the four with 1:14 left in the half to cap a 62-yard drive.
Nebraska came within one yard of getting back in the game before the half ended. After getting a first down at the KU 45, Frank Patrick tossed a 42-yard pass to Tom Penney, who made a diving catch at the KU three. Two tries in the final eight seconds were hurled back by the aroused Jayhawks.
Neither team threatened in the third quarter. Kansas cemented the upset victory in the final period after a pass interception and 28-yard return to the NU 32. Bill Bell kicked a 30-yard field goal with :36 left in the game, and Kansas had turned in a fine performance to take the first olive out of the bottle and start the Huskers toppling off the Big 8 throne for the first time in five years.
Oct. 14, 1967
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 - 0 Kansas 0 7 0 3 - 10 Second Quarter KU: Bobby Douglass 4 run (Bill Bell kick) 1:14 Fourth Quarter KU: Bell 30 field goal 0:36 NU KU First downs ........ 11 13 Rushing net .......... 72 91 Passing net ......... 119 93 Comp-Att-Int ... 9-19-1 10-22-1 Total offense ....... 191 184 Return yardage ....... 44 54 Punts ............ 8-37.2 11-37.0 Fumbles lost .......... 1 0 Yards penalized ....... 2 53 RUSHING NU: Davis 12-43; Gregory 10-24; Orduna 9-17; Penney 3-4; Patrick 7-minus-16. KU: Riggins 19-53; Reeves 3-28; Hixon 6-25; Shanklin 2-2; Douglass 17-minus-17. PASSING NU: Patrick 9-19-1 119 KU: Douglass 10-22-1 93 RECEIVING NU: Penney 3-56; Davis 2-26; Richnafsky 2-24; Gregory 1-8; Morrison 1-5. KU: Mosier 5-41; Anderson 3-29; Jackson 1-12; Shanklin 1-11.