Official recapKansas managed to blank Nebraska in the first quarter, but the Cornhuskers then exploded for a 56-0 thrashing of the Jayhawks before a sellout crowd of 50,500.
It was the third straight shutout for the Cornhuskers.
Shaken by the fired-up Jayhawks' first-quarter enthusiasm, the Huskers got busy in the second quarter and ripped off 28 quick points to put the game on ice.
Dave Humm got things warmed up with a 30-yard TD pass to Frosty Anderson for the ice-breaker, then quickly came back with a 72-yard scoring toss to Johnny Rodgers. After a fumble recovery at the KU 13, Dave Goeller scored three plays later and with :45 left in the half, Humm hit Goeller with a 10-yard TD pass.
Nebraska added two touchdowns in each of the last two quarters to turn the game into a rout. In three games Nebraska had outscored Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas, 157-0.
Oct. 21, 1972
Nebraska 0 28 14 14 - 56 Kansas 0 0 0 0 - 0 Second Quarter NU - Frosty Anderson 30 pass from Dave Humm (Sanger kick) 11:24 NU - Johnny Rodgers 72 pass from Humm; (Sanger kick) 6:46 NU - Dave Goeller 4 run (Sanger kick) 5:14 NU - Goeller 10 pass from Humm (Sanger kick) 0:45 Third Quarter NU - Rodgers 5 run (Sanger kick) 13:46 NU - Bob Revelle 30 pass from Humm (Sanger kick) 9:49 Fourth Quarter NU - Jeff Moran 2 run (Sanger kick) 12:17 NU - Frosty Anderson 53 pass from Steve Runty (Sanger kick) 7:24 NU KU First Downs ............ 20 4 Rushing, Net ......... 50-171 45-32 Passing, Net ........... 360 31 Comp-Att-Int ...... 19-38-2 5-23-2 Total Offense ........ 88-531 68-63 Punts .................. 8-36 15-33 Fumbles-Lost ........... 2-1 3-2 Penalties-Yards ........ 6-70 10-101LEADING NU RUSHERS:
Bill Olds 4-58, Don Westbrook 6-42.LEADING NU PASSERS:
Dave Humm, 16 of 31 - 281; Steve Runty 3 of 7 - 79.NU TOTAL OFFENSE LEADER:
Dave Humm - 278.ATTENDANCE: 50,500NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME: Dave Humm.NU DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF GAME: Dave Mason and Bill Sloey.