Nov. 2, 1968
Iowa State 13
Nebraska 7 14 0 3 - 24 Iowa State 0 7 0 6 - 13 First Quarter NEB - Joe Orduna 2 run (Paul Rogers kick) 1:35 Second Quarter NEB - Dick Davis 4 run (Rogers kick) 10:36 ISU - Jeff Allen 35 run (Vern Skripsky kick) 1:28 NEB - Tom Penney 8 pass from Ernie Sigler (Rogers kick) 0:13 Fourth Quarter ISU - Willie Harris 2 run (pass failed) 3:46 NEB - Paul Rogers 28 field goal, 0:05 NU IS First Downs ...... 21 19 Rushing Net ...... 209 182 Passing Net ...... 161 108 Total Offense .... 370 290Leading NU Rushers: Dick Davis 87, Joe Orduna 72.Leading NU Passer: Ernie Sigler 12 for 17-161 yards
Nebraska popped Iowa State for a 14-0 lead and battled through to a solid 24-13 win before a record 29,000 fans.
The Huskers took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards to score, with Joe Orduna getting the last two yards and the TD.
In the second quarter, the Huskers converted a Cyclone fumble at the IS 22 into a quick TD and a 14-0 lead. The Cyclones came back to score, but an Ernie Sigler to Tom Penney pass capped a sensational 71-yard drive in the last 1:24 of the half and Nebraska had a 21-7 lead.
Late in the game Iowa State pulled up 21-13 and recovered a subsequent onside kick, but Nebraska held and added the icing on the victory when Paul Rogers kicked a 28-yard field goal.