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Nebraska 21
Oklahoma State 20

Oct. 26, 1968
Stillwater, OK
Nebraska            0    0    7    14 - 21
Oklahoma State      0    0    14    6 - 20

Third Quarter
OSU - Tom Brown, 68 pass from Ron Johnson (Dub Deerinwater kick blocked) 13:42
OSU - Ron Johnson 1 run (Eben pass from Johnson) 4:47
NEB - Joe Orduna 1 run (Paul Rogers kick) 1:08
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Orduna 8 run (Rogers kick) 10:50
OSU - Jack Reynolds 2 run (Reynolds run failed) 7:03
NEB - Jim McFarland 5 pass from Ernie Sigler (Rogers kick) 0:57

                    NU    OSU
First Downs ......  20     10
Rushing Net ...... 196     51
Passing Net ...... 166    227
Total Offense .... 362    278

Leading NU Rushers: Joe Orduna 145, Dick Davis 30.
Leading NU Passer: Ernie Sigler 13 for 28-141 yards.

Official recap

Nebraska spotted Oklahoma State 14 points, then battled back for one of their patented, garrison finishes, 21-20, before 35,000 fans.

After a scoreless first half, the Cowboys caught the Huskers napping early in the third quarter and jumped in front 6-0 on a 68-yard TD pass. They followed that with an 80-yard drive for a 14-0 lead.

Nebraska came back to tie on two long drives and it was 14-14 with 10:50 left in the game. A fumbled punt gave OSU a break at the Husker 24 and the Cowboys scored in 4 plays. Two tries for two points failed and OSU led 20-14 with 7:03 left.

Then the Cornhuskers came to life, marching 80 yards in 16 plays to score the tying TD with only :57 left as Ernie Sigler hit Jim McFarland with a five-yard pass on a fourth down.

Paul Rogers then kicked the winning point, his third game-winning boot of the year.

Joe Orduna starred on the ground, netting 145 yards for the Huskers, and Sigler passed for 141 yards.

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