Oct. 26, 1968
Oklahoma State 20
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 278Leading NU Rushers: Joe Orduna 145, Dick Davis 30.Leading NU Passer: Ernie Sigler 13 for 28-141 yards.
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.